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Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium for Mac

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Product Highlights
  • Premiere Pro CS5.5
  • After Effects CS5.5
  • Photoshop CS5 Extended
  • Audition CS5.5
  • Flash Catalyst CS5.5
  • Flash Professional CS5.5
  • Illustrator CS5.5
  • Media Encoder & Device Central CS5.5
  • OnLocation CS5, Encore CS5, Bridge CS5
  • 64-Bit Compatibility

Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium for Mac is a complete package of professional software programs that allow you to create, manipulate, edit, enhance, package, and deliver images, graphics, audio, and video. The suite centers around Premiere CS5.5, for video editing, and After Effects CS5.5, for visual effects, and adds several other deep, powerful programs. With such a vast range of useful programs and tight integration between the applications, it's clear that the whole of the CS5.5 Production Premium collection is greater than the sum of its parts.

Those parts, of course, include some of the best-known, most-used applications in professional digital content creation: Photoshop CS5.5 Extended, Illustrator CS5.5, and Flash Professional CS5.5 are the household names, and their continually updated feature sets keep them essential. The suite is rounded out by Flash Catalyst CS5.5, Media Encoder CS5.5, Device Central CS5.5, OnLocation CS5, Encore CS5, Bridge CS5, and, making its debut in the suite, Audition CS5.5, which replaces Soundbooth and introduces true multi-track audio editing to Production Premium.

Start your production by recording quality-controlled video via OnLocation. Shepherd it through Premiere for cutting (where stronger support for dual-system audio is a welcome addition for DSLR video producers), Illustrator and Photoshop for graphics, and After Effects for visual effects (such as the Warp Stabilizer, for cleaning up shaky footage) and color correction. Use Encore, Flash Professional, and Device Central to deploy to the Web, mobile devices, TV, and Blu-ray disc. Throughout, keep all your assets updated and accessible via the application-spanning Bridge CS5. All that's missing from this picture is collaboration, and Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium addresses that aspect of creation, too. Adobe offers tight integration between this suite and its CS Live online services, which include Story, a collaborative script-development tool, and CS Review, an online review service.

Driving much of the back-end processing is the Mercury Playback Engine, which takes advantage of 64-bit computing to deliver video playback and effects processing at levels previously unseen outside of dedicated six-figure postproduction suites. Suddenly, 4K productions employing multiple streams of video and layers of effects are within your grasp.

Note! Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium requires a 64-bit operating system.

Best-of-Breed Production Tools
Get best-of-breed video, motion graphics, compositing, audio, and design tools packed with innovations that accelerate production workflows, inspire creativity, and help deliver high-quality productions to virtually any screen
Native 64-Bit Operating System Support
Work fluidly on HD and higher resolution projects using all the RAM on your system thanks to native 64-bit operating system support in Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Adobe Photoshop Extended
Breakthrough Performance with the Adobe Mercury Playback Engine
Experience fast effects processing and rendering on both laptop and desktop computers with the native 64-bit, multi-core, GPU-accelerated Adobe Mercury Playback Engine in Adobe Premiere Pro
Broad Format Support in Adobe Premiere Pro
Maximize the efficiency of your file-based workflow and edit virtually any format including DV, HDV, RED, DPX, Sony XDCAM, XDCAM 50, XDCAM EX and XDCAM HD, Panasonic P2, DVCPRO HD, AVCHD, AVC-Intra, and footage from DSLR cameras
Groundbreaking Motion Graphics with After Effects
Create motion graphics and visual effects with industry-standard After Effects. Combine moving and still imagery, graphics, and text in 2D or 3D space. Animate practically any aspect of each element, and add sound for virtually any result you can imagine
Rich 2D and 3D Images with Photoshop Extended
Magically remove objects with Content-Aware Fill in Photoshop CS5 Extended. Paint with lifelike brush strokes and use creative 3D tools. Roundtrip images and motion-based content to Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Adobe Encore
Advanced Audio-for-Video Editing in Adobe Audition
Record, edit, mix, master, and sweeten audio with Adobe Audition CS5.5 – now available for both Mac and Windows. Round-trip edit with Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5, or use OMF and XML to speed up project exchange with Avid Pro Tools and other NLEs
Fast, More Reliable Encoding for Multiple Devices
Output your work for computers, mobile devices, tablets, and television with Adobe Media Encoder CS5.5. Use intuitive presets and contextual menus to set up sequences once for multiple formats, and batch encode while you keep editing
Timesaving Integration
Save time on every project thanks to a familiar user interface; deep integration; roundtrip editing; and Dynamic Link, which eliminates intermediate rendering as you refine assets between After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Encore
Compatibility with Large-Scale Workflows
Work with multiple NLEs thanks to roundtrip editing between Adobe Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro or Avid NLEs. Leverage industry-standard formats such as AAF, EDL, OMF, and XML to integrate with a variety of systems
Integrated Metadata for Faster Post-Production
Develop scripts or outlines with Adobe Story, an Adobe CS Live online service. Leverage metadata acquired in production to search assets and dialogue and edit faster. Create searchable web DVDs to make assets discoverable online 1

Reasons to Upgrade to Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium

Flexible, Precise & Reliable Editing Tools
Edit the way you want with widely accepted, customizable NLE shortcuts and powerful, intuitive trimming and editing tools that give you more precision and control in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5. Boost productivity with dual-system sound support and enhanced project exchange with Final Cut Pro and Avid software
Warp Stabilizer
Smooth a bumpy camera move, or lock a shot automatically. Warp Stabilizer removes jitter and compensates for motion-related irregularities from within After Effects CS5.5
Expanded Support for RAW Digital Cinema and File-Based Workflows
Gain workflow flexibility with RAW digital cinema files and other file-based footage. Experience faster performance for high-resolution RED footage, as well as enhanced support for RED, Sony XDCAM, Canon XF, and CinemaDNG formats
Camera Lens Blur Effect and Camera Property in After Effects
Create soft-focus effects with Camera Lens Blur. Set iris shape, blade curvature, and diffraction fringe characteristics for beautiful bokeh, and use these same settings for fantastic depth-of-field control with the After Effects 3D camera
Asset Intelligence for Accelerated Post-Production
Locate assets and dialogue quickly in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 with integrated support for metadata from Adobe Story, an Adobe CS Live online service
Streamlined Collaboration Using CS Live Services
Collaborate using CS Live online services including Adobe Story, a collaborative script-development tool; CS Review, an online review service; and Acrobat.com services that simplify sharing project information
Closed-Caption Playback in the Timeline
Play back and display 608 and 708 closed captions, synced to your video sequence and viewable in the Program Monitor
Source Time Code Support in After Effects
Refer to specific frames in a clip with accuracy using source time code support in After Effects
Stereoscopic 3D Workflow Improvements in After Effects
Composite and animate stereoscopic projects more easily, thanks to improvements that include quick setup of stereo camera rigs, fewer steps required to render multiple cameras, and improvements to the 3D Glasses effect
Light Falloff in After Effects
Control how light intensity falls off across 3D distances, just like in the real world
Added Support for Color LUTs
Share a broad range of color lookup tables (LUTs) with After Effects, such as 3DL and CUBE formats and support for 1D LUTs
System Requirements Multi-core Intel processor with 64-bit support
Mac OS X v10.5.8 or v10.6.3 or higher; Mac OS X v10.6.3 or higher required for GPU-accelerated performance in Adobe Premiere Pro
2 GB of RAM (4 GB or more recommended)
20.6 GB 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 storage devices)
1280 x 900 display (1280 x 1024 recommended) with qualified hardware-accelerated OpenGL graphics card, 16-bit color, and 256 MB of VRAM
Adobe-certified GPU card for GPU-accelerated performance in Adobe Premiere Pro
Some GPU-accelerated features in Adobe Photoshop Extended 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 and to validate Subscription Edition (if applicable) on an ongoing basis*

*Adobe online services, including Adobe CS Live Services, are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms and Adobe's online privacy policy. Online services are not available in all countries or languages, may require user registration and may be subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Additional fees or subscription charges may apply.
Hardware Support Supported NVIDIA graphics cards for GPU acceleration:
GeForce GTX 285
Quadro FX 4800
Quadro 4000
Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium for Mac
  • Premiere Pro CS5.5 for Mac
  • After Effects CS5.5 for Mac
  • Flash Professional CS5.5 Software for Mac
  • Flash Catalyst CS5.5
  • Photoshop CS5 Extended Software for Mac
  • Illustrator CS5 Software for Mac
  • Audition CS5.5
  • OnLocation CS5
  • Encore CS5
  • Device Central CS5.5
  • Bridge CS5
  • Media Encoder CS5.5
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