This is the fourth of a series of reviews that will cover what is contained in the Adobe Creative Suite 5 (CS5) Master Collection. When Adobe released CS5 this year, they not only will release single version products, but also five separate suites of products. They are Design Premium, Design Standard, Web Premium, 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.
Adobe Premiere Pro 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 CS5 attempts to reduce the complex process that is video production. It does this by including copies of the products Adobe OnLocation CS5 and Adobe Encore CS5 to try to make each step of the video production more efficient and giving you more time to work your story. Please visit Adobe for complete system requirements.
One thing to note with Premiere Pro CS5 is that beginning with this version, this is a 64-bit only application. This means that to run this application, you will need a 64-bit operating system for Windows or the Mac.
So what is new with Premiere Pro CS5?
• Mercury Playback Engine – now provides true native 64-bit, GPU-accelerated support for both the Mac and Windows. This will yield dramatic improvements in the performance and stability of your process. This also gives you the ability to open projects faster, scrub through HD and higher resolution projects more fluidly, and handle long-form content and effects-heavy sequences much more reliably. The Mercury Playback Engine works hand in hand with NVIDIA CUDA technology that leverages the parallel compute engine in NVIDIA graphics processing units (GPUs) to solve many complex computational problems in a fraction of the time that it would take a CPU to perform the same task.