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AdobeCreative Suite 5.5 Production Premium for Windows
 
4.8

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

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

No 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

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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    • No

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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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              • No

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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.

                      • Primary use:
                      • 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

                        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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                                • No

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