Adobe Creative Suite 6 Production Premium for Mac (Student / Teacher Edition) is the complete version of CS6 Production Premium considerably discounted for accredited elementary-school through higher-education students and teachers. As a pre-requisite to activation of the software, you'll be requested to provide proof of academic eligibility by emailing in a copy of your school ID (or one of other forms of proof that you'll have a choice between).
CS6 Production Premium provides a full set of professional tools for video editing, effects creation, graphic design, and image editing, and for outputting all this creative content as just about any video file type imaginable, including as Blu-ray discs and as Flash video. Production Premium CS6 features CS6 versions of Premiere Pro, After Effects, SpeedGrade, Photoshop Extended, Audition, Illustrator, Flash Professional, Encore, Media Encoder, Prelude, and Story.
SpeedGrade is a color-grading program new to Adobe. It used on several Hollywood films when it was a standalone program from Iridas, and Adobe has since acquired Iridas technology. SpeedGrade leverages your system's GPU to open the full dynamic range of your footage, and it works with RAW, HDR, and stereoscopic content. Premiere Pro, After Effects, and SpeedGrade already give a multi-program set for all-out video-editing. And add to this set the new Prelude, which offers a unified interface for crucial ingest and logging workflows to get you off to a faster start once footage is ready to be cut.
All the established programs in CS6 get a significant update, with faster performance and expanded functions. Premiere expands its multicam capabilities, adds Warp Stabilizer and Rolling Shutter Repair effects, accelerates and fortifies its 64-bit Mercury playback engine, and introduces productive little touches like expanded trimming options and the ability to edit without stopping playback. After Effects adds a 3D camera tracker and a Global Performance Cache that lets you take full advantage of your system's 64-bit hardware to make After Effects quicker and more responsive, even with extremely high-resolution projects.
Photoshop -- a photo editor, and Illustrator -- a converter of images into editable, scalable vectors, both enjoy speed and performance enhancements. The Mercury Graphics Engine of Photoshop and the Mercury Performance System of Illustrator enable your 64-bit computer to address full system RAM in order to speed imaging and processing tasks and that once slowed down your workflow. In Photoshop, by use of the extra processing power, a feature called Contact-Aware Patch will let you choose a sample area that serves as the basis for a patch.
Flash Professional supports updated Flash Player and Adobe AIR runtimes and exports content to HTML. Fireworks features a new CSS Properties panel to let you cleanly extract CSS elements and values.
CS6 Production Premium, especially now with professional color-grading software, is as comprehensive as video production suites currently come. CS6 Production Premium helps you keep pace with expanded functions, improved performance, and streamlined workflow.