This is the Second of a series of reviews that will cover what is contained in the Adobe Creative Suite 3 (CS3) Master Collection. When Adobe released CS3 earlier this year, they not only released single version products, but also six separate suites of products. They are Design Premium, Design Standard, Web Premium, Standard, Production Premium, and Master Collection. You can go online to compare what is contained in each version. The goal of this series it to define what each product does and provide information of what the new version brings to the table.
What do you need to run Adobe Premiere Pro CS3? On Windows you need an Intel® Pentium® 4 1.4 GHz of DV, 3.8GHz for HDV, Intel Centrino®, Intel Xeon® dual 2.6GHz for HD, or Intel Core™ Duo (or compatible) processor, Windows XP SP2 or Vista, on Mac, PowerPC® G4 or G5 or multicore Intel processor, Mac OS X v10.4.8 – 10.5 (Leopard), 1GB RAM for DV, 2GB for HDV or HD, 64 MB Video RAM, 1,024x768 monitor resolution with 16-bit video card, 10GB hard drive space and DVD-ROM Drive.
Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 is a real-time, timeline based video editing software application. It has gained acceptance within the film and video industry and has been used in part in such films as Dust to Glory by Dana Brown and Superman Returns for the video capture process and so, as the name implies, it is a professional level editing package.
Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 attempts to reduce the complex process that is video production. It does this by including copies of the products Adobe OnLocation CS3 and Adobe Encore CS3 to try to make each step of the video production more efficient and giving you more time to work your story.
So what is new with Adobe Premiere Pro CS3
• Adobe Encore CS3 – now allows you to build Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and Flash projects for film, business, training, and events. It provides easy to use authoring, design and mastering tools that integrate with Adobe Premiere Pro and other Adobe products. In fact, you create it once and deliver it to many formats. It provides the ability to create your disks using a visual flow chart instead of manual scripting. Encore will automatically convert source files into high-quality MPEG-2 or H.264 video and Dolby Digital or DTS audio or set compression parameters yourself.