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AdobeCreative Suite 5.5 Production Premium for Windows
 
4.8

(based on 22 reviews)

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    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

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    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to collaborate across programs (8)
  • Professional quality (8)
  • Highly compatible (7)
  • Versatile (7)
  • Improves performance (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Complex projects (7)
    • Independent films (7)
    • In the studio (7)
    • Multimedia (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Business owner (6), Professional artist (5), Enthusiast (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (12)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Awesome program!

    Wow! This is fantastic. It is what I have been waiting for. At first I didn't have the funds to purchase, except B+H made that a reality. There is so much...Read complete review

    Wow! This is fantastic. It is what I have been waiting for. At first I didn't have the funds to purchase, except B+H made that a reality. There is so much you can do with CS 5.5 Production Premium, and I am only getting started. I can see me being hooked for at least 2 to 3 yrs with perfecting and fine tuning all my works. 5 star rating!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Great price (special offer) for the CS

    Photoshop Extended and Illustrator are the bread & butter for me but having pro video editing capability now gives me more freedom to create in another medium :)

    Photoshop Extended and Illustrator are the bread & butter for me but having pro video editing capability now gives me more freedom to create in another medium :)

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    5.0

    Liked it Sooo much I got the upgrade

    By Bob the Painter

    from Honolulu, HI

    About Me Professional Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium for Windows:

          I've made motion graphics slide shows, 2D art 3D art as well as the vast photo editing capabilities of the package. Even with MARI quickly becoming the industry leader for texture work in 3D Photoshop and illustrator are still very useful for a swiss army knive array of applications.

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          5.0

          Very powerful, some instabilities

          By Gerry

          from Tucson, AZ

          About Me Business Owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Powerful
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

          • EXPENSIVE

          Best Uses

          • Complex Projects
          • Independent Films

          Comments about Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium for Windows:

          I use Premiere for video editing, After Effects for putting videos together and Photoshop for processing photos and creating graphics. All the software in this suite has two things in common:

          - very powerful
          - steep learning curve

          If you do not need the power of Adobe's software, I strongly encourage you to use something simpler. For those of us who need it, it is well worth spending the time to learn to get the most from it.

          Having used Photoshop for many years, I was surprised to find that After Effects crashes from time to time, usually when starting up. When this happens, I just fire it up again. It has never happened twice in a row. When the software is running, I save frequently. Nevertheless, it's still worth five stars in my view.

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          5.0

          Great Package !

          By Johns

          from Dallas

          About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Complex Projects
            • Independent Films
            • In The Studio

            Comments about Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium for Windows:

            This package is one of the best in the market for video professionals as well as image editors. Come with all the softwares needed for image designing, web, publishing as well as special effects for video editing. Built around Adobe premiere pro, it is a wonderful product for professionals.

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            3.0

            Great price (special offer) for the CS

            By adam

            from Perth, WA

            About Me Business Owner, Photographer, Professional Artist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Improves Performance
            • Special Price Offer

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Graphic Design
              • Photo Editing
              • Pre-press

              Comments about Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium for Windows:

              Photoshop Extended and Illustrator are the bread & butter for me but having pro video editing capability now gives me more freedom to create in another medium :)

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              • No

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              4.0

              Powerful suite--freedom to experiment

              By Joe

              from Dumont, New Jersey

              About Me Business Owner, Film Student, Hobbyist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Improves Performance
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Complex Projects
                • Home Movies
                • Independent Films
                • In The Studio

                Comments about Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium for Windows:

                PhotoShop is my home base but it is nice to finally have the full support suite, especially Premier since I have been toying with video for some time and now have the power to truely experiment.

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                5.0

                Good price

                By Tudor

                from Bucharest, RO

                About Me Business Owner

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use
                • Good price value
                • Highly Compatible
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Independent Films
                  • In The Studio

                  Comments about Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium for Windows:

                  Very usefull collection for our company. Very good price for retail versions.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  The complete movie package

                  By Thunderpot

                  from Alberta, Canada

                  About Me Hobbyist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Improves Performance
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Complex Projects
                    • Independent Films
                    • In The Studio

                    Comments about Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium for Windows:

                    I have used many cheaper options over the years, but none of them have been capable of the integrated power of Adobe Production Suite.
                    From the routine mechanical tasks, to the full blown creative uses, it can do them all. I have not upgraded Photoshop for some time, and find this version much more intuitive, more customisable, but still with enouh of the older versions to make me feel at home.

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                    5.0

                    (IS WORTH EVERY PENNY)

                    By ivanromero

                    from Santa Maria CA

                    About Me Professional Artist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Highly Compatible
                    • Improves Performance
                    • Professional Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Complex Projects
                      • Independent Films
                      • In The Studio

                      Comments about Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium for Windows:

                      I Use Photoshop, Premiere and After FX for my Animation 2d/editing/and Illustration/storyboards,
                      is a most have combination for any artist, if you don't try it yet don't wait any longer is worth every penny!
                      ___________________

                      the work-flow between Premiere, After FX and Photoshop is so perfect that save me so much time in the completion of my work, I am so Happy for that!
                      ___________________

                      Is really hard to find a fault in the way Adobe design the Creative Suite, I am a happy camper and I will keep Upgrading in the future for sure.

                      Ivan Romero
                      storyboard artist

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Awesome program!

                      By Mattman

                      from Sydney Aust.

                      About Me Film Student, Hobbyist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                      • Learning curve to master

                      Best Uses

                      • Complex Projects
                      • Home Movies
                      • Independent Films
                      • In The Studio

                      Comments about Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium for Windows:

                      Wow! This is fantastic. It is what I have been waiting for. At first I didn't have the funds to purchase, except B+H made that a reality. There is so much you can do with CS 5.5 Production Premium, and I am only getting started. I can see me being hooked for at least 2 to 3 yrs with perfecting and fine tuning all my works. 5 star rating!

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                      5.0

                      Great audio and encoding features

                      By Manke

                      from Sunnyvale, CA

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                      • Easy to Customize
                      • Easy to Navigate
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium for Windows:

                          Use After effects for complex and large-scale rendering projects, Audition software is great for cleaning problem audio - lots of easy presets, and Media Encoder is great for mP4 and h264 files.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • PC

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                          5.0

                          Professional product for professionals

                          By Jimmy

                          from Houston, Tx

                          About Me Engineer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Multimedia

                            Comments about Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium for Windows:

                            This suite is a must for anyone working a/v content and willing to climb the large learning curve on each of the individual programs. For anyone working with video, the warp stabilizer function in After Effects CS5.5 is amazing. My previous versions of Photoshop and Premiere were several years old and the improvements in the new version blow me away.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • PC

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                            5.0

                            Worth the upgrade.

                            By Chaz

                            from Oak Park, IL

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Multimedia

                              Comments about Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium for Windows:

                              I just purchased an AVCHD video camera and was editing using an earlier Premiere CS4. Even though I have a quad core processor, the mts video files were very choppy when being played back. I had to waste time transcoding to a different codec and then edit the footage. I heard all the hype about the mercury playback engine and let me tell you it works!. The programing wizards at Adobe really take advantage of the quad core. I can now play the mts files smoothly. I use to just own the premiere CS4 and really wanted to upgrade to the complete production premium suite which includes photoshop and after effects. The Adobe website wanted a lot of money for the upgrade. BH had the full version of this product on sale this month at a cheaper price then the Adobe upgrade. Thank you BH for selling this product at a price I can afford!

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • PC

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                              5.0

                              Great suite

                              By chawk

                              from Tulsa, OK

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                              • Easy to Navigate
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                              • Freezes or Crashes

                              Best Uses

                              • Educational Purposes
                              • Multimedia

                              Comments about Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium for Windows:

                              I upgraded from CS3. I love the darker GUI so that my eyes don't hurt so much after hours of staring at the screen! I also like the orange text instead of blue in CS3. The darker design also makes the HD video stand out more. I love all the software included in this package. Upgrading to 5.5 for Premiere and Encore alone has re-confirmed my thoughts about Premiere, which are that I like it better than the other softwares to edit video with. This being said, like all softwares, this does freeze up sometimes and stop responding. Seen that mostly with Encore but be sure to save your files regularly and don't necessarily believe in or have faith in auto save.

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                              • Business
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • PC

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                              5.0

                              Great Value Package

                              By Karver Gonzalez

                              from Santiago Chile

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Multimedia

                                Comments about Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium for Windows:

                                Great softwares, 64bit function are very impressive, about workflow, 64 bits are very fast. I recommend for pros and amateurs nice new features

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • PC

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                                5.0

                                great product at a great price

                                By Delapalce

                                from Quebec, Canada

                                Verified Buyer

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                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium for Windows:

                                      I'm really happy with the product. almost half priced. I registred with adobe without problem.
                                      shipping was very fast to Quebec Canada.
                                      I will surely buy again from you guys, thanks a lot B&H.

                                      • Computer Platform:
                                      • PC

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                                      5.0

                                      Can't beat the real thing

                                      By Dave

                                      from Hungary

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                                      • Easy to Customize

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Multimedia

                                        Comments about Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium for Windows:

                                        There are several great software bundles out these, but you must pick the lead. Also, half off was a great deal from Adobe.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Business
                                        • Computer Platform:
                                        • PC

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                                        5.0

                                        Great Suite...We edit everything thru ad

                                        By justdakotajoe

                                        from Bismarck, North Dakota

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                                        • Easy to Customize
                                        • Easy to Navigate
                                        • Versatile

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Multimedia

                                          Comments about Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium for Windows:

                                          Love how Premiere, after effects and Photo shop work together.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Business
                                          • Computer Platform:
                                          • PC

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                                          5.0

                                          CS5.5 Production Premium ...nice package

                                          By CMD

                                          from Louisville, KY

                                          About Me Semi-pro photographervid

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                                          • Easy to Customize
                                          • Easy to Navigate
                                          • Versatile

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Multimedia

                                            Comments about Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium for Windows:

                                            I've been shooting HD video for a good while and CS5.5 Production Premium allows me great flexibility. There are several software packages in this suite, that allow me to enhance titles, create special effects and animations ...and edit like the pros. I'm looking forward to incorporating some 3D renders out of Blender to see how it all comes together. The only drawback would be the learning curve, but I wouldn't consider that a drawback. There's always a learning curve with any major software suite. Working with HD video just makes it a little more interesting, if you're into video/film making.

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Personal
                                            • Computer Platform:
                                            • PC

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                                            4.0

                                            Powerful - once you master it

                                            By Jerry

                                            from Fairfax, VA

                                            About Me Independent home based p

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                                            • Easy to Navigate
                                            • Has a fast work flow

                                            Cons

                                            • No documentation

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Advertising
                                            • Television

                                            Comments about Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium for Windows:

                                            Very powerful and fairly intuitive. Works great with native digital files and the links between programs are excellent. Do not try to run this on a system that isn't powerful enough. The lack of any kind of documentation, even as PDF files means that you are pretty much on your own for learning to master this.

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Business
                                            • Computer Platform:
                                            • PC

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                                            5.0

                                            Great Suite!!!!

                                            By Ezra Muallem

                                            from Kiryat Ono, Israel

                                            About Me Professional Artist

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Highly Compatible
                                            • Improves Performance
                                            • Price
                                            • Professional Quality

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • In The Studio

                                              Comments about Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium for Windows:

                                              Great tools for video editors and for post production!

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