updated 09:35 am EDT, Tue March 27, 2007
Adobe CS 3 Production Prem
As part of its Creative Suite 3 announcement, Adobe on Tuesday announced the new version of its video editing and post-production application suite, Creative Suite 3 Production Premium. It includes both Universal Binary (After Effects CS3 Professional, Photoshop CS3 Extended, Illustrator CS3, Flash CS3 Professional, Device Central CS3, and Bridge CS3) and Intel-only applications (Premiere Pro CS3, Soundbooth CS3, and Encore CS3) as well as two Windows-only applications as well as OnLocation CS3 for direct-to-disk recording and Adobe's Ultra CS3 keying tool. Encore CS3 offers DVD and Blu-ray Disc authoring and SWF export to the Web, while Soundbooth offers audio-editing for film, video, and Adobe Flash software projects.
The suite requires at least a G4 processor for the Universal Binary applications, Mac OS X 10.4.9, 1GB of RAM for DV (2GB for HDV), and 1280x1024 monitor resolution (with a 32-bit video card). It is expected to ship in the third quarter of 2007 for $1,700, while upgrade pricing starts at $800. Soundbooth CS3 ($200), Illustrator CS3 ($600, $200 upgrade), Flash CS3 Professional ($700/$200), Photoshop Extended CS3 ($1000/$350), Premier Pro CS3 ($800/$300), Adobe After Effects CS3 Professional ($1000/$300) are all available separately as well.