updated 12:55 am EDT, Mon April 14, 2008
Premiere adds Sony format
At NAB Adobe also announced native support for the Sony XDCAM EX camera format in its Premiere Pro CS3 video editing and production software. Premiere Pro delivers a file-based workflow without transcoding or rewrapping, providing a software-only, tapeless High Definition (HD) workflow--from capture to output. Adobe will demonstrating the Sony XDCAM EX editing workflow during The 2008 NAB conference at booth SL3220.
Adding to the native support for the Panasonic P2 camera format delivered last September, Adobe underscored its commitment to integrate file-based camera formats into its line of professional video products.
Panasonic P2 and Sony XDCAM EX formats are solid-state recording formats for video production that eliminate tape from the workflow, helping to reduce the time it takes editors to find a specific scene and eliminating the need to digitize footage from tape.
The compatibility update for Sony XDCAM EX is available immediately and will be delivered free to all Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 customers. Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 is currently available for $800 ($300 upgrade).