Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 for Mac is professional nonlinear editing software that allows editors to work directly on the timeline with every major tapeless camera format, including P2, XDCAM EX/HD/HD50, JVC ProHD, AVCHD, AVCCAM, DPX, RED R3D, Canon XF, and Nikon and Canon DSLR. Support for these formats is native, so no transcoding or re-wrapping is required.
You can also import and export most other popular video, graphics, and audio file formats, such as FLV, F4V, MPEG-2, QuickTime, Windows Media, AVI, BWF, AIFF, JPEG, PNG, PSD, TIFF, and more. (DV and HDV capture via FireWire is, of course, still supported as well.) The powerful software allows you to mix these supported formats on a single timeline, with high-quality scaling and flexible interpretation rules that engender exceptional output from mixed-format footage.
To support flexible, fast, and powerful creative editing, Premiere Pro CS5.5 features the 64-bit Mercury Playback Engine, which delivers astounding software performance with or without GPU acceleration from your graphics card. For this version, CS5.5 offers additional GPU-accelerated filters and effects. Tight integration with other Adobe Creative Suite programs has long been a hallmark of Premiere, and for version CS5.5, Adobe adds round-tripping of projects with Audition CS5.5 for fast, flexible audio editing.
Note! Premiere Pro CS5.5 requires a 64-bit operating system.
Multicore 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
2 GB of RAM (4 GB or more recommended)
10 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)
7200 RPM hard drive for editing compressed video formats; RAID 0 for uncompressed
1280 x 900 display with OpenGL 2.0-compatible graphics card
Adobe-certified GPU card for GPU-accelerated performance; visit www.adobe.com/go/premiere_systemreqs for the latest list of supported cards 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)
QuickTime 7.6.2 or higher 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*
Supported NVIDIA graphics cards for GPU acceleration:
GeForce GTX 285
Quadro FX 4800