REVIEWS - Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 [Mac][OLDVERSION]ViewUserReviewsAverage Customer Rating3.0 out of 5Product FeatureWith the native 64-bit Adobe Mercury PlaybackqEngine, the industrys best native tapelessworkflow, and unparalleled Adobe integration,Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 sets a new standard inediting efficiency.Work in an open, extensible post-productionqenvironment. Write scripts collaboratively, gatherfeedback from clients/teammates, and easilyexchange projects with other Adobe software,Final Cut Pro, and Avid software.Optimize video for online viewing as well asqbroadcast, disc, film, device, and mobiledistribution. Use metadata to make productioneasier, create engaging interactive experiences,and help audiences discover your videos.Native editing support for DV, HDV, RED, DPX,qSony XDCAM, XDCAM HD 50, XDCAM EX andXDCAM HD, Panasonic P2, DVCPROHD, AVCHD,and AVC-Intra, plus Canon/Nikon DSLR cameras.Add uncompressed SD and HD acquisition withhardware cards.Create high-quality visual/editorial effects directlyqwithin the editing timeline. Edit faster withpowerful tools for precise control and real-timefeedback. Add color correction and other effects,audio filters, and more.Read moreqProduct DescriptionAdobe Premiere Pro CS5 Mac . CS5 boxed products do NOT include full printed user guides. These Doc Sets areorderable thru the License Desk or thru adobe.com. Read moreProduct DescriptionCraft your story efficiently with Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 software, the high-performance video productionsolution that enables you to work dramatically faster thanks to the native 64-bit, GPU-accelerated Adobe
Mercury Playback Engine. Edit natively with the video formats you want. Save time by batch encoding sourcecontent to a wide variety of video formats for web, disc, broadcast, film, device, and mobile delivery. Easilyexchange projects with Final Cut Pro and Avid software, and enjoy efficient, collaborative workflows thataccelerate production from scriptwriting to editing, encoding, and final delivery.Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 sets a new standard in high-performance editing thanks to the revolutionary MercuryPlayback Engine, with or without GPU acceleration. Click to enlarge.Accelerate production with the new Adobe Mercury Playback EngineIndustry-leading performance with the all-new Adobe Mercury Playback EngineDiscover the native 64-bit, GPU-accelerated* Mercury Playback Engine that provides rock-solid performanceand stability, at 4K resolution and beyond. Open projects rapidly, and create multilayer, effects-rich sequenceswithout rendering.* Supported NVIDIA graphics cards for Mercury Playback Engine include Quadro CX (Windows), Quadro FX 3800 (Windows), Quadro FX4800 (Windows and Mac OS), Quadro FX 5800 (Windows), GeForce GTX 285 (Windows and Mac OS). For an up-to-date list of supportedcards, visit www.adobe.com/go/64bitsupport.Broad format supportWork with virtually any video, image, and audio format without transcoding or rewrapping thanks to nativeediting support for DV, HDV, RED, DPX, Sony XDCAM, XDCAM HD 50, XDCAM EX and XDCAM HD, Panasonic P2,DVCPROHD, AVCHD, and AVC-Intra, plus Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras. Add uncompressed SD and HDacquisition with hardware cards from third-party vendors.Efficient tools for creative editingCreate high-quality visual and editorial effects directly within the editing timeline. Edit faster with powerfulediting tools that give you precise control and real-time feedback. Add color correction and other effects, audiofilters, and more.Script-to-screen workflow through integration with Adobe StoryMove from script to screen faster with Adobe Story, a new CS Live online service. Efficiently manage your shootand streamline logging by importing scripts from Adobe Story to create complete shot lists and captureproduction notes in Adobe OnLocation. Use Speech Search to synchronize the script to footage in AdobePremiere Pro and quickly produce rough cuts. With Adobe Encore, turn your DVD and Blu-ray Disc projects intosearchable web-DVDs, and use Adobe Media Encoder to deliver your video for broadcast, device, film, andmobile distribution. CS Live online services are complimentary for a limited time--visitwww.adobe.com/go/cslive for details.
Get the best possible rendering from RED RAW footage, preserve maximum image quality by applyingnondestructive adjustments, and achieve exactly the look you want with the RED R3D Source Settings dialog box.Adobe Story, a new CS Live online service for scriptwriting, can help accelerate the process of turning screenplaysinto finished media. Click to enlarge.Thumbnails included in the CS Review panel in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 (above) let you visually correlate reviewcomments made in CS Review using a web browser (right) with areas of a video frame. When a comment isselected in the Review panel, the current time indicator (CTI) jumps to the corresponding point in the timeline.
Adobe OnLocation CS5 provides an impressive array of production tools to help you shoot better and faster whilesaving time and money, both on set and off. Click to view details.Open workflows with Final Cut Pro, Avid editing software, and Digidesign Pro toolsBring the creative benefits of Adobe tools to the whole project, exploring new possibilities with Adobe AfterEffects and other Adobe software. Collaborate more efficiently by importing and exporting Final Cut Pro andAvid projects into Adobe Premiere Pro.Unparalleled toolset integrationWork more efficiently from planning through delivery with the tightly integrated toolset in Adobe Premiere ProCS5. Eliminate intermediate rendering when moving sequences into Encore, and easily hop between youredited sequence and After Effects. Paint, add text, and clone across multiple frames with new video features inAdobe Photoshop CS5 Extended.Encoding and delivery for viewing everywhereReach audiences wherever they are, on whatever device they are watching video on. Batch encode in thebackground to a broad selection of web and video formats, and deliver DVDs, Blu-rays Discs, and interactiveweb-DVDs.Direct-to-disk recording and on-set monitoringManage your shoot more efficiently with Adobe OnLocation CS5, included with Adobe Premiere Pro. Recorddirectly to disk and maximize camera image quality. Organize shots using metadata imported from Adobe Story,a new Adobe CS Live online service, and logged during the shoot. When you import the project into AdobePremiere Pro, metadata from Adobe OnLocation makes it easy to create a rough cut. CS Live online services arecomplimentary for a limited time--visit www.adobe.com/go/cslive for details.Efficient editing with metadata, from script to capture and deliveryUse metadata added to clips during preproduction, on set, and in the edit suite with Speech Search to easilyfind assets and edit faster. Export metadata to make your content more discoverable and to help unlock newrevenue streams.Native support for DSLR camerasEdit video from the latest DSLR cameras, such as Canon 5D Mark II and 7D; Nikon D90, D300s, and D3000; andothers. New native support means you never waste valuable production time transcoding or rewrapping andalways have access to the original files pristine quality.Comprehensive production toolsetExtend your edit suite to preproduction and delivery. Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 comes with Adobe OnLocationCS5 for on-set monitoring, logging, and direct-to-disk capture; Encore CS5 for authoring DVDs, Blu-ray Discs,and web-DVDs; and Adobe Media Encoder for batch encoding video to virtually every format.Top new features of Adobe Premiere Pro CS5Industry-leading performance with the Mercury Playback EngineThe ability to edit HD and higher resolution footage in real time without having to first render it or lower itsresolution by transcoding or rewrapping it with an intermediate codec is a post-production dream come true.
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 brings that dream to the desktop with the revolutionary Mercury Playback Engine.The Mercury Playback Engine provides native 64-bit, GPU-accelerated support for Mac and Windows, yieldingdramatic improvements in performance and stability. You can open projects faster, scrub through HD andhigher resolution projects fluidly, and handle long-form content and effects-heavy sequences more reliably.Play through most common transitions and effects without waiting for rendering. Plus, you can usually seeresults instantly when performing tasks such as keying with the new Ultra keyer, applying Gaussian blurs andblend modes to footage, applying multiple color corrections, and working with numerous other effects. TheMercury Playback Engine also makes rendering for final output much faster than before.The Mercury Playback Engine works hand in hand with NVIDIA CUDA technology that leverages the parallelcompute engine in NVIDIA graphics processing units (GPUs) to solve many complex computational problems ina fraction of the time a CPU would take to perform the same task.In addition, the Mercury Playback Engine takes multitasking to a new level. Utilizing the GPU to accelerateeffects, rendering, and other processor-intensive tasks frees your systems CPUs to handle background tasks.The enhanced, native 64-bit system architecture in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 lets you use all available systemRAM (up to 128GB in todays computers), so you can run multiple software applications at the same time. Thisopens the door to powerful timesaving, multitasking workflows. For example, you can simultaneously edit avery complex, effects-laden project in Adobe Premiere Pro while your systems CPUs render an elaborate AfterEffects composition in the background.If youre working on a computer or laptop that is unable to play back challenging footage such as 4K RED filesor sequences with extensive effects, Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 includes the ability to adjust the playbackresolution of your video in the Source Monitor or Program Monitor. Separate Playback and Pause resolutionsgive you more control over monitoring--with higher resolution footage such as 4K, you can set playbackresolution to a lower value for smooth performance (for example 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, or 1/16 resolution), and setPause resolution to Full. This allows you to quickly check the quality of focus or edge details when playback ispaused--useful for when you dont have the luxury of an on-set HD monitor.Expanded native tapeless workflowsAdobe Premiere Pro CS5 builds upon the industrys best native tapeless workflow by offering new native formatsupport for Sony XDCAM HD 50, Panasonic AVCCAM, DPX, and AVC-Intra. Native support for RED R3D files hasbeen enhanced, and native support for video shot with Canon, Nikon, and other DSLR cameras added. Thesenewly supported formats expand existing support for variants of Panasonic P2; Sony XDCAM, XDCAM EX, andXDCAM HD; HDV; and AVCHD.Ultra, the new keyer in Adobe Premiere Pro, is optimized to handle real-world greenscreen conditions. Usingsimple, intuitive controls, you can pull a high-quality key quickly. Parameters can be animated to accommodatechanging conditions. Click to enlarge.
Adobe Media Encoder now displays the video asset being transcoded. Notice that in this encoding batch, asingle source file is being output in a variety of formats and resolutions for archival, web, broadcast, andmobile delivery. Click to enlarge.Adobe Encore CS5 automatically creates an interface that lets viewers search within a web DVD. Search resultsare displayed across the bottom of the screen. Click to enlarge.Open workflows with Apple Final Cut Pro and Avid editing softwareWhether working solo or in a workgroup thats involved in a large multistudio production, industry professionalstypically use a variety of production and post-production tools on virtually every project. Moving media andsequences between tools in complex production pipelines often requires format conversion, specialized plug-ins,tedious workarounds, or a lot of manual work to recreate elements that dont transfer. The ability to shareprojects and assets between Adobe Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro, as well as between Adobe Premiere Pro andAvid NLEs such as Media Composer, means you can share files and timelines without conversion or rendering,preserving commonly used effects and transition.Faster editing with metadataMetadata plays an essential role in helping efficiently manage and locate media assets throughout theproduction process. It lets you automatically track crucial details such as where a clip was shot, whos in it, andwhether you have the rights to use it in your project. Innovative new metadata features enable the newscript-to-screen workflow in Adobe Premiere Pro, bringing new efficiencies to the editing and productionprocess.Metadata can be created automatically and supplemented manually at any stage of production. For example,at the start of your project, a script written with Adobe Story, a new CS Live online service*, captures vitalinformation and stores it as metadata that can be imported into OnLocation. While youre recording footagedirectly to disk, OnLocation automatically captures all of the important metadata coming from the camera.Comments you make in the OnLocation Shot List are also stored with each clip as metadata. When clips are
imported into Adobe Premiere Pro and other components of CS5 Production Premium, metadata is retained ineach application.During post-production, metadata streamlines searching for clips while you edit. With metadata, you canquickly locate media assets and clips by filename, date, time, camera setting (such as resolution or frame rate),shot location, or any information youve added to your asset or clip. And when you run Speech Search in AdobePremiere Pro, you can transcribe spoken dialogue that is converted into metadata, making locating particularfootage simple.Cutting-edge storytelling with new Adobe Story (available separately)Adobe Story, a new CS Live online service* for scriptwriting, can help accelerate the process of turningscreenplays into finished media. Available separately from Production Premium, the tight integration of AdobeStory with CS5 Production Premium extends the benefits of Adobe Story into broader parts of the productionand post-production workflow.Integration with CS ReviewClients, project managers, and members of production teams dont always work in the same location, in thesame city, or even in the same country. CS Review, a new CS Live online service*, provides a fast and simpleway for teammates and clients to take part in reviewing video sequences, using just a web browser andeasy-to-use annotation tools.Thanks to its integration with Adobe Premiere Pro, unlike other services that offer online review of creativecontent, CS Review lets you publish a review to the web directly from within Adobe Premiere Pro. Encodesequences in the background and automatically upload them for review and collaboration. When comments aremade by colleagues and clients viewing the content in a web browser, comments are dynamically captured anddisplayed directly in the new Review panel in Adobe Premiere Pro alongside the sequence they relate to. Jumpdirectly to comments in the timeline to efficiently match feedback to specific elements and keep track of reviewcomments in one location.Because reviews are accessed simply through a web browser, CS Review brings your teammates and clientsinto the review process in near-real time. When you need to view or archive reviews offline, they can be easilysaved as JPG or FLV files.With CS Review, you can apply password protection to your content, and assign roles to determine who cancreate a new review, make and respond to comments, or just read comments. The ability to set deadlines,track reviewer participation, and view comments as they are posted help you further manage the reviewprocess.Efficient production and tapeless camera support in Adobe OnLocation CS5Adobe OnLocation CS5 provides an impressive array of production tools to help you shoot better and fasterwhile saving time and money, both on set and off. New support for tapeless cameras extend the ways you canuse OnLocation in your production workflows.Spot problems in imported tapeless footage. Thanks to new tapeless camera support, you can use thecomprehensive software waveform monitor and vectorscope as well as the audio spectrum analyzer inOnLocation to identify image and audio problems in imported files by quickly scanning your footage for audiopops, clipping, and video overbrights.Streamlined encoding with revamped Adobe Media EncoderWith the explosive growth of video on the Internet, theres been a massive shift in how people consume videoentertainment. Whether you produce instructional videos, trailers for your independently produced films, ormusic videos for viewing online or on iPods, distribute your work on YouTube, Vimeo, or Hulu, or output it tobroadcast playout servers, being able to efficiently deliver your content in a variety of formats is crucial. AdobeMedia Encoder, a separate, 64-bit software application included with Adobe Premiere Pro CS5, saves you timeby streamlining the process of creating multiple encoded versions of your source files and Adobe Premiere Prosequences. Adobe Media Encoder features a more intuitive user interface, providing more visual feedback tohelp you work faster. Save time with the new ability to start the encoding process directly from Adobe PremierePro without going to the batch list. Set up multiple items for batch encoding, manage priorities, and controladvanced settings for each item individually. Batch encoding lets you use any combination of sequences and
clips as sources and encode to a wide variety of video formats, including FLV, F4V, Windows Media, QuickTime,and other popular codecs such as MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, and--new in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5--AVC-Intra andDPX.Searchable web DVDs and other enhancements in Adobe Encore CS5Adobe Encore CS5 software is a versatile, interactive authoring tool for video distribution that allows you todeliver your projects beyond DVD and Blu-ray Disc. In a single operation, you can easily turn your DVD andBlu-ray Disc projects into web DVDs that now include a search interface. The new interface gives viewers amore engaging experience by enabling them to search within a web DVD using keywords. During authoring,Encore automatically creates a search database using metadata from speech-analysis text, subtitles intimelines and slideshows, and menu and button names. Read more