Switching to Adobe Premiere Pro CS5

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Switching to Adobe Premiere Pro CS5

Craft stories more efficiently. Benefit from unparalleled integration with Adobe After Effects and Photoshop software, edit virtually anything thanks to broad native tapeless and DSLR camera support, and enjoy industry-leading 64-bit performance. Stepping up to the enhanced video editing power of Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 software is now easier than ever.

Top reasons to switch to Adobe Premiere Pro

Unparalleled Adobe integration

Import native Photoshop and Illustrator files complete with layers and other functionality. Use Adobe Dynamic Link to move easily between After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Encore® without delays for intermediate rendering. And get efficient script-to-screen workflows by integrating with Adobe Story, the Adobe CS Live online service for collaborative script development. Learn more about Adobe integration and Adobe Dynamic Link.

Broad support for tapeless and DSLR footage

Skip time-consuming transcoding and rewrapping processes when working with tapeless and DSLR footage. Get native support for virtually any video, image, or audio format, including RED, DPX, P2, AVCHD, and XDCAM. Edit native DSLR footage from Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras. Mix and match media in a sequence, whatever the format, frame, aspect ratio, or resolution. Add hardware cards from third-party vendors for uncompressed SD and HD acquisition. Import and edit all popular QuickTime formats natively. See the contents of all mounted volumes on your system with the Media Browser, and get all the benefits of real-time, on-set logging of tapeless cameras with Adobe OnLocation™ CS5, included with Adobe Premiere Pro CS5. Learn more about native tapeless and DSLR editing.

Blu-ray Disc authoring with motion and multipage menus

Deliver DVDs, high-definition Blu-ray Discs, and interactive web DVDs with Adobe Encore® CS5 software, included with Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.

Cross-platform, open workflows for easier collaboration

Collaborate more efficiently by easily importing and exporting projects regardless of format. Perform roundtrip editing with files from Avid Media Composer, Avid Pro Tools, or Apple Final Cut Pro software. Take advantage of EDL support for applications like Scratch as well as integration with Discreet Smoke.

Streamlined encoding with the revamped Adobe Media Encoder

Reach audiences worldwide on virtually any device. Batch encode in the background to a broad selection of formats, including web and video standards, using the streamlined Adobe Media Encoder. Get faster encoding thanks to 64-bit performance, discover more presets for outputting video to social media sites, and benefit from new export formats, including P2 and DPX.

Industry-leading performance and stability from the new Adobe Mercury Playback Engine

Enjoy blazing editing performance. The Mercury Playback Engine in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 is native 64 bit, optimized for multicore, and GPU-accelerated to provide real-time effects, color correction/color grading, accelerated rendering, and superior multilayer performance. Learn more about breakthrough performance with the Mercury Playback Engine.

Superior color fidelity

Get greater color precision, variety, and control with 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit floating point color. Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 provides higher color fidelity in program and source monitors than Final Cut Pro (which is suitable for rough color grading only) and offers better YUV to RGB conversion. Learn more about color processing in Adobe Premiere Pro.

Powerful metadata features for greater editing and production efficiency

Transform your editing workflow. Add intelligence to your assets using innovative new metadata features that make editing easier. Easily turn spoken dialogue into a timecode-accurate transcript, and then use keywords to quickly jump to or edit specific video segments. Use Face Detection to generate markers in footage where faces appear. Export this rich metadata with your video to make it more discoverable online. Learn more about accelerated editing with enhanced speech analysis.

Real-time 3D editing

Edit 3D content in real time thanks to 64-bit performance. World-class integration with CineForm provides a smoother workflow than Final Cut Pro.

Smooth production work with direct-to-disk recording and on-set monitoring

Use Adobe OnLocation CS5 to record directly to disk from Firewire cameras. Optimize quality with software-based waveform and vectorscope tools for camera calibration, level checking, and signal monitoring. Avoid costly reshoots thanks to automatic alerts of potential problems as you record. Use logged metadata to organize footage as you shoot, and then send your shot lists to Adobe Premiere Pro — complete with all metadata logged during the shoot. Learn more about creating a rough cut with Adobe OnLocation.

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