Creative Suite 5 Production Premium for Mac pulls together all the Adobe professional post-production and graphics design applications necessary to shoot and edit video, create visual effects, and design interactive experiences. By offering complete integration between every component, Production Premium streamlines your workflow and advances your productivity to new levels.
All of the components in this suite are designed to work together, unified by a common interface and Adobe's Bridge application. From analyzing your video image during production with OnLocation, to editing it in Premiere Pro, punching it up in Photoshop, adding visuals in After Effects, tweaking the audio in Soundbooth, and using Encore to export it to the format and medium of your choice, Production Premium CS5 gives you an advanced, highly efficient professional production and post-production toolkit.
Native 64-bit Support & New Mercury Playback Engine
Work more fluidly on HD and higher resolution projects with native 64-bit support in Adobe After Effects CS5, Photoshop CS5 Extended, and Adobe Premiere Pro CS5. The new Adobe Mercury Playback Engine speeds up effects processing and rendering in Adobe Premiere Pro.
Rich, Compelling 2D and 3D Images with Photoshop Extended
Export video sequences from Photoshop CS5 Extended and import them into After Effects CS5, Adobe Premiere Pro CS5, and Adobe Encore CS5. Work with new painting tools, make complex selections more easily, and create 3D logos from text, masks, or vectors.
Roundtrip Editing with Other NLEs
Tap the full power of Production Premium--even if you favor Final Cut Pro or Avid NLEs. Move projects easily back and forth between these editors and Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.
Encoding and Delivery for Virtually Any Screen
Use Adobe Media Encoder to batch encode source files to many standards. Author once in Encore CS5 for DVDs, Blu-ray Disc media, and searchable web DVDs. Use Adobe Device Central CS5 to preview and test mobile content.
Roto Brush in After Effects
Isolate moving foreground elements from their backgrounds in fewer steps using the Roto Brush in After Effects, and then create transparency around them with a single click. Fine-tuning selection edges is fast and easy, even when you need extremely precise results.
Integration with CS Live Online Services
Collaborate easily thanks to integration with Adobe CS Live online services*: Adobe Story, a scriptwriting tool that accelerates production and post-production; and Adobe CS Review and Acrobat.com, which enable you to initiate reviews and collect client feedback on dailies, storyboards, and edited works in progress. CS Live services are complimentary for a limited time.
Broad Format Support in Adobe Premiere Pro
Work with virtually any format in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5, thanks to native editing support for DV; HDV; RED; DPX; Sony XDCAM, XDCAM 50, XDCAM EX, and XDCAM HD; Panasonic P2, DVCPRO HD, AVCHD, and AVC-Intra; and Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras.
Compositing and Animation Tools in After Effects
Get everything you need to create blockbuster motion graphics and visual effects with After Effects CS5. Create and animate in 3D space for broadcast, film, online video, and mobile devices.
Tight Integration Between Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects
Transfer and update sequences between components without intermediate rendering thanks to Adobe Dynamic Link, now dramatically faster. After Effects CS5 and Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 share many plug-ins, and keyframes and other settings are maintained when you exchange projects.
Speed up production and post-production with the collaborative scriptwriting tool Adobe Story, a new CS Live online service. Integrated metadata support in Adobe Story makes it easy to create shot lists in Adobe OnLocation CS5 and rough cuts in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.
Import Native Illustrator Files into After Effects
Import native Illustrator CS5 vectors into After Effects with layers, masks, gradients, and effects intact. Illustrator layers and blend modes are preserved and vector shapes can be continuously rasterized, preserving smooth edge detail.
Interactive Design with Flash Professional or New Flash Catalyst
Quickly create web video portfolios and add video to interactive sites without writing code using Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5, a new interaction design tool. Easily and flexibly add video to Adobe Flash Professional CS5 projects.
Pristine Audio Creation in Soundbooth
Quickly accomplish everyday audio tasks without sacrificing high-quality results or creative control using Adobe Soundbooth CS5. Remove noise from a recording, polish voice-overs, customize music to fit a production, and much more.
Photoshop CS5 Extended
Photoshop is the premiere application for image editing. It features numerous tools for working with digital photos and images. You can adjust curves, correct lens distortions, apply vignettes, and edit images on a pixel-based level. Photoshop Extended also supports 3D graphics, animation, and scientific tools.
Illustrator allows you to create and edit vector graphics. Vector graphics can be scaled to virtually any size--perfect for creating designs for anything from postage stamps to billboards. It supports many different fonts, gradient fills, transparencies, and more.
Flash Catalyst CS5
Flash Catalyst allows you to convert graphics from Illustrator and Photoshop into interactive content for use with web pages and other user interfaces. It also supports video, sound effects, and dynamic media. It supports roundtrip editing, animated transitions, and Adobe AIR publishing.
Flash Professional CS5
Flash Professional allows you to create interactive web pages, applications, and games. It uses the powerful ActionScript coding language to allow you to create fully interactive, cross-platform web applications and games which can run in any web browser using the free Flash Player plug-in. It also supports video encoding for delivery on the web.
Premiere Pro CS5
Premiere Pro is a full-featured video editing suite, compatible with popular SD and HD video formats. You'll be able to edit movies using a powerful nonlinear approach, complete with support for multi-camera shoots. Premiere Pro can import projects from other NLEs, including Final Cut Pro and Avid. It now supports tapeless workflows, allowing you to edit footage from video cameras that record video to solid-state media.
After Effects CS5
After Effects allows you to create impressive motion graphics and animation, ideal for use in video projects. It works closely with Premiere Pro and other applications in the suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator, and Flash. Become the next George Lucas by using After Effects to add impressive visual effects to your video projects.
Soundbooth is a multitrack audio editor, perfect for use with video projects. You can use it to create layered soundtracks, remove imperfections from audio, and much more. It features tight integration with Premiere Pro, making it easy to sync your edited audio with your video.
OnLocation allows you to use your computer as a recording storage device for your video camera. You'll be able to avoid logging tapes by sending video directly to your computer's hard drive. OnLocation also features numerous tools to help you monitor your footage as it is recorded, as well as to organize clips and takes.
Once your video project is completed, you'll want to deliver it to viewers via DVD, high-def Blu-ray disc, or the web. This is where Encore steps in. It is a fully-functional authoring suite that allows you to create DVDs, Blu-rays, and Flash-based SWF video files. No matter what medium you'd like to use to deliver your message, Encore is up to the task.
Bridge is a powerful media management tool that helps you keep track of your digital assets. It provides a single interface that allows you to browse and access all files that you use in Adobe projects. It also helps you keep track of files when working on a project in multiple Adobe CS applications.
Device Central CS5
Device Central allows you to simulate a large number of handheld devices, including popular mobile phones, on your computer. This allows you to see exactly how your projects will run on a specific mobile platform, essential for developers who are creating content for mobile devices.
Dynamic Link helps After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Encore talk to each other. It ensures that changes made to assets in one of these applications are automatically reflected in the others. Thanks to Dynamic Link, you'll be able to create motion graphics in After Effects, merge them with video in Premiere Pro, and burn it all to DVD in Encore--without having to manually migrate media.
Mac OS X v10.5.7 or v10.6.3; Mac OS X v10.6.3 required for GPU-accelerated performance in Adobe Premiere Pro
2GB of RAM (4GB or more recommended)
20.6GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash-based storage devices)
1280x900 display (1280x1024 recommended) with qualified hardware-accelerated OpenGL graphics card, 16-bit color, and 256MB of VRAM
Adobe-certified GPU card for GPU-accelerated performance in Adobe Premiere Pro; visit the Adobe Premiere Pro system requirements page for the latest list of supported cards
Some GPU-accelerated features in Adobe Photoshop require graphics support for Shader Model 3.0 and OpenGL 2.0
7200 RPM hard drive for editing compressed video formats; RAID 0 for uncompressed
Core Audio-compatible sound card
DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs (SuperDrive for burning DVDs; external Blu-ray burner for creating Blu-ray Disc media)
Java Runtime Environment 1.5 or 1.6
QuickTime 7.6.2 software required for QuickTime features
Adobe Flash Player 10 software required to play back DVD projects exported as SWF files
Broadband Internet connection required for online services*
*This product may allow you to extend its functionality by accessing certain features that are hosted online, including CS Live online services ("Online Services"), provided you have a high-speed Internet connection. The Online Services, and some features thereof, may not be available in all countries, languages, and/or currencies and may be discontinued in whole or in part without notice.
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