Millimeter Magazine Nov 2004 by By S. D. Katz Premeire Pro Compatibility with After Effects and Photoshop in concert with new features, such as nested timelines and support for 5.1 surround sound, make Adobe's Premiere Pro 1.5 one of the top choices for boutiques and desktop editors. Premiere Pro is a critical product for Adobe's future in high-end desktop production. Editing anchors Adobe's Video Collection, even though After Effects is the star of the lineup. When Adobe launched Premiere Pro there could be no slipups. Nothing less than a great 1.0 product would get it back into the NLE game. As has been widely reported, it has largely achieved this goal. The debut of Premiere Pro 1.5 leaves no real competition on the PC side. Avid Xpress DV is limited (no HD), and Premiere Pro is the viable alternative to Apple's Final Cut Pro, although Premiere Pro does not have support for negative matchback of 16mm- and 35mm-originated material. Apple has successfully mastered that support in Final Cut Pro. The measure of an NLE is determined by the speed of the interface for all the fundamental cutting operations. Second on the list of essential capabilities is playback performance. The third is media management. Premiere Pro achieves high marks in all three areas. This is not surprising because it is Adobe's second chance at the NLE market. read more...
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