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AdobeCreative Suite 5.5 Production Premium for Mac
 
4.8

(based on 23 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to collaborate across programs (9)
  • Easy to navigate (9)
  • Professional quality (8)
  • Versatile (8)
  • Highly compatible (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Multimedia (9)
    • Independent films (7)
    • Complex projects (5)
    • In the studio (5)
    • Home movies (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional artist (6), Business owner (5)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (14)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac (15)

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    5.0

    Thumbs Up

    By Shaggy86

    from Denver, CO

    About Me Hobbyist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Movies
      • Independent Films

      Comments about Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium for Mac:

      Adobe Production Premium CS5.5 is a perfect outlet for any media editing focused towards videos and photographs. I purchased this software for the use of editing short videos and documentaries. I currently use a Panasonic AG-HPX170 P2HD camera and the format is very compatible and fluid in the premiere pro software, but through browsing through the devices, the software can essentially sync any video equipment without problem in any format. I would almost even prefer using GoPro or Contour cameras for action shots or traditional filming if an individual is on a budget when purchasing equipment. These cameras are versatile and offer quality picture as well as very user friendly with filming and the CS5.5 software. The OnLocation software is also a very good tool to make adjustments on the fly while in the field filming. The way all the software components collaborate with each other makes for a very positive and personalized finished product regardless of the individuals purpose of use. Overall, this product gives you what you pay for!! Thumbs Up!!

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      5.0

      Excellent NLE software!!

      By nostalgic98204

      from Everett, WA

      About Me Business Owner, 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 Mac:

        Switching from another NLE package I've used for years to using Creative Suite with Premier at first seemed daunting (and I mean just the idea of doing so...), but I couldn't have been more mistaken. I have no regrets of doing so. This package brings much flexibility to the video editing world. The biggest plus for me is the fact that I can take any footage shot any which way (different frame rates, codecs, etc..) and throw it on Premier Pro's timeline without a hick-up! Now that's a breath of fresh air for me. That alone is worth the price.

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        5.0

        great price

        By me

        from Bucharest, Ro

        About Me Professional Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium for Mac:

            i've purchased this product during the special offer at 800$. This was a great price for the pack. Looking forward for new B&H offers. Thanks.

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            5.0

            This product is changing my life

            By Bostonio

            from Boston, MA

            About Me Business Owner, Filmmaker, Professional Artist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium for Mac:

              I have been a user of Adobe products since 1993. I use Photoshop, Illustrator and After Effects and had not upgraded in a while so the Premium suite was the best choice for me. What was even better was, B&H had it only sale for [$] off the regular price of [$]. I really just wanted After Effects which alone cost [$]. My Photoshop and Illustrator were from CS2 and didn't qualify me for an upgrade. When I saw the deal B&H was offering, I got in the car and drove to NYC. Parking was free for purchase of $100 or more. So the trip was worth it. The only downside I see so far is not too much has changed. But I still need to explore more. Also- I prefer to have manual booklets to refer to and not have to rely on finding answers online.

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              5.0

              Nice powerful change from FCP

              By Capturegram

              from Wellington, New Zealand

              About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • 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 Mac:

                64bit, Using After Effects is so much more powerful than Apple Motion, I still use FCP at work but fully converted to CS5.5 for my business. Pity i can't use the same serial with a PC which i have in my office.

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                5.0

                Perfect addition for Final Cut editors!

                By filmkid

                from Nashville, TN

                About Me VideographerEditor

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Better Text Creation
                • Compact Design
                • Customizable
                • Easy To Use
                • Highly Compatible
                • Media Library
                • Multi-Codec Support
                • Professional Quality
                • Search Functions

                Cons

                • Busy Interface
                • Missing Shortcuts

                Best Uses

                • Complex Projects
                • Independent Films
                • Motion Graphics
                • Web Videos

                Comments about Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium for Mac:

                I'm an editor and mostly do work for the web, sometimes shorts and docs that go to festivals.

                I own Final Cut Pro 6 + Studio and have been itching to expand my bag of tricks with an additional editing platform. For the intermediate to experienced FCP user, I'd say this is a no brainer buy. Even if you're not leaving FCP, you'll learn Premiere in a snap. It's helpful that you can set keyboard shortcuts to the "FCP7" preset.

                I'll be using Premiere, After Effects, Media Encoder, and Photoshop the most; however, the bundle includes a bunch of other software and is really worth the investment if you're serious about video production.

                This stuff really isn't hard to learn if you're truly wanting to understand it. There are plenty of resources out there, and I must say that the applications themselves are just screaming to help you. In Premiere, all you do is hover over a clip or part of the interface, and as you change tools, the program will tell you what all your keyboard shortcut options are - telling you what each does in full sentences. No guessing.

                So far I've opened up just about each application and the interface is pretty uniform and intuitive across all. It's truly a suite meant to work together.

                Premiere beat FCPX in supporting multiple codecs and previewing playback without render, and I find the media library to help workflow tremendously. Of course, there are a few shortcuts, bells and whistles that I've come to love in FCP that aren't there in Premiere Pro, but that's just how it is. These things can't all be the exact same. The pros far outweigh the... I'll call them "big differences"... in terms of interface, media management, and power. This thing is really powerful. I'm very happy with it.

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                5.0

                A must have for post production!

                By Mike Savino Film/Video

                from Worcester, MA

                About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Independent Films
                  • In The Studio

                  Comments about Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium for Mac:

                  There is only only set of products like this for video.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Adobe stepped up to fill the gap!

                  By Grabthar

                  from Lakewood, CA

                  About Me Business Owner, Hobbyist, Professional Artist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Highly Compatible
                  • 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 Mac:

                    To be upfront and honest, I've only had a little time to use Premiere Pro, but it definitely fills the gap left by FCPX. I didn't want to go with an old version of FCP 7 in case Apple decided to cut off support and it looks like Adobe anticipated a lot of people making the switch. So far so good. I like that it's more "traditionally" professional. I understand Apple's forward thinking view on how we manage and edit video, but I wasn't impressed with the 30 day trial of FCPX. Like a lot of people said, it seems like a "enhanced" version of iMovie and I needed more options.

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                    4.0

                    Great package used for years

                    By Songweaver

                    from Fort Worth, TX

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Navigate
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                    • Freezes or Crashes

                    Best Uses

                    • Video Production

                    Comments about Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium for Mac:

                    I have used production premium and numerous of its products, mostly After Effects and Photoshop. However, I have grown to love Premiere and what it can do. After Effects is great but would love some more heavier duty features such as 3d model integration as composting programs like Nuke can do. But for the price, it can't be beat and has a vast array of great plugins!

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Mac

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                    4.0

                    PPro still needs work

                    By Rumpot

                    from San Diego

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs

                    Cons

                    • External Monitoring

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium for Mac:

                      PPro still needs work with external monitoring( PITA to use Matrox presets and 23.98 is psf) and After Effects ext monitoring does not work for DVCPro 1080 footage( the PAR does not show correctly). Great price from the FCPX ruckus for those who do not want to go that route

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • Mac

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                      5.0

                      The switch from Apple

                      By Stevo

                      from Wellington, NZ

                      About Me Production house, Web developer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Multimedia
                        • Video

                        Comments about Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium for Mac:

                        We're a small production house that has previously used Final Cut Pro. With the release of Final Cut X and the risk factors involved on staying on the Apple platform we've started the process of migrating to Premiere which can operate on Windows or Mac. After effects is an industry leader in visual FX for smaller production houses and this package is ideal for both getting started and maintaining high quality productions.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Mac

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                        5.0

                        Powerful software, incredible price

                        By Johnny AE

                        from Seattle, WA

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Multimedia

                            Comments about Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium for Mac:

                            This suite is necessary for anyone in post-production. B&H has the best pricing around!

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • Mac

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                            5.0

                            Looking forward to working with Adobe

                            By Ratu

                            from NZ

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Educational Purposes
                              • Multimedia

                              Comments about Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium for Mac:

                              Well its got every thing I need and I am happy I was able to get this product.
                              Excellent

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • Mac

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                              5.0

                              BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO VIDEO !

                              By Ron Tyler

                              from Tyler, Texas

                              About Me Professional VideoFilm

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                              • None That I can Think of

                              Best Uses

                              • Multimedia Professionaly

                              Comments about Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium for Mac:

                              This is the best software made for HD Video Production, especially when you use HDSLR cameras made by Canon. They both go together like kissing cousins. B& H is the vest company to use as a vendor for all professional video needs. They have expert specialist that can help you in trouble shooting and they are always ready to help when you need it. When it comes to top rated service B&H cares and the Adobe folks are the partner they could have for video production software. I am a sold customer of ADOBE SOFTWARE AND B&H. They both will be getting all my video business from A.F. Productions in the future. Guys keep up the Fantastic work and please don't let up.Another very happy customer.

                              Sincerely,

                              Ron Whitting/ Executive Producer-Owner
                              A.F. Productions
                              Tyler, Texas

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • Mac

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                              5.0

                              The only option for design.

                              By Michael

                              from Brisbane, Australia

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Navigate
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Multimedia

                                Comments about Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium for Mac:

                                I mainly purchased this for Photoshop and Illustrator, which are both great tools. Nothing really compares to Photoshop as far as I'm concerned. BHPhotoVideo's ordering process and communication was excellent.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • Mac

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                                5.0

                                Great program!

                                By Nathan from Hoboken

                                from Hoboken, NJ

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Educational Purposes
                                  • Multimedia

                                  Comments about Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium for Mac:

                                  Great software package. Helps in creativity while making videos.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business
                                  • Computer Platform:
                                  • Mac

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                                  5.0

                                  Great Bundle of Software

                                  By Matt B.

                                  from Hudson, NC

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                  • None

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everything
                                  • Multimedia

                                  Comments about Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium for Mac:

                                  I use this product for everything. I used to be strictly Final Cut Studio but now use CS5.5. The software integration is amazing! I love of fluid the programs are. It's very easy to move between all of them. I have saved do much time not having to render stuff out every time I need to switch programs. Two thumbs up Adobe!

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business
                                  • Computer Platform:
                                  • Mac

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                                  5.0

                                  It just keeps getting better!

                                  By Jonnymaxwell

                                  from Rockhampton, Qld, Australia

                                  About Me Graphic designer, Video Editor

                                  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 Mac:

                                    I have used these packages since CS2 and they just keep getting better. I am a graphic designer and also video editor / compositor. The work flows are great 'dynamic link' is a big time saver. Don't bother buying any of the apps in the suite separately get the whole thing so you can use the 'dynamic link' feature.
                                    Very stable, reliable. Recommend! Premiere is fantastic for DSLR too.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Business
                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • Mac

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                                    5.0

                                    Creative Suite 5.5 So SWEET!

                                    By Tyars MEDIA

                                    from Laveen, AZ

                                    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 Mac:

                                      I use the suite for video production, authoring, web design, and graphic design. The latest additions to the software are great! I am actually starting to use Adobe Bridge now, when before I was scared of it, but it's really nice that it ties into all the programs. I just wish it included Dreaweaver, oh well. ;-)

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Business
                                      • Computer Platform:
                                      • Mac

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                                      5.0

                                      One fast editor editor

                                      By AKTV

                                      from Florida

                                      About Me Producer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy to Navigate

                                      Cons

                                      • Nothing so far

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Professional Editing

                                      Comments about Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium for Mac:

                                      Since I was a user of Photoshop, After Effects and Audition for years I thought why not try out Premiere? FCP X wasn't ready.

                                      I have to say the performance of Premiere was amazing! I use a newer iMac 3.4 i7 with 1GB Video & 16Gb RAM.

                                      Adobe Premiere screamed through a multiple layered sequence with DSLR and P2 HD footage. I absolutely love it! Editing in real time exists now!

                                      CS 5.5 Production Premium is ready for the next generation of 64bit computing hardware. Intuitive and very, very fast!

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Business
                                      • Computer Platform:
                                      • Mac

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