Reprinted from an Adobe press release:

Adobe Systems Incorporated, today announced the availability of the new Adobe Video Collection – Standard and Professional editions – which are comprised of new versions of the company’s award-winning video products: Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects 6.0, Adobe Audition, and Adobe Encore DVD. Also available for individual purchase, these products create an all-Adobe workflow to help professionals transform video and audio into compelling stories.

“Adobe’s new video line-up delivers professional-quality results without having to invest in costly proprietary video production systems,” said Bryan Lamkin, senior vice president of Digital Imaging and Video Products at Adobe. “The combination of these new Adobe video products allows customers to create stunning video productions on the leading video technology platform.”

The Adobe Video Collection is available in two versions for Windows: Standard and Professional. The Professional edition includes Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects (Professional edition), Adobe Audition, Adobe Encore DVD, and Adobe Photoshop 7.0 software, delivering tools for editing digital images; designing motion graphics and visual effects; real-time video and audio editing; and DVD authoring. The Standard edition includes After Effects (Standard edition) for basic video and audio production, but doesn’t include Photoshop. Both versions of the collection offer tremendous cost savings and allow users to expand their professional knowledge by adding new tools to their repertoire.

Adobe’s All-New Video Roster
Adobe Premiere Pro, the latest version of Adobe’s award-winning video editing software, has been redesigned to provide a real-time editing environment, along with productivity enhancements and professional tools that take advantage of the speed of Intel Pentium based systems running Windows XP. After Effects 6.0 has added powerful new tools that enable users to add stunning motion graphics and visual effects to their video and film productions.

Adobe Expands Professional Repertoire with Availability of New Integrated Video Family
Adobe Audition joins the digital video product family to provide a complete multi-track recording studio to efficiently create professional-quality audio. Adobe Encore DVD gives users the ability to create professional, multi-language DVDs and output to all recordable DVD formats for a wide degree of playback compatibility. All of Adobe’s video products provide outstanding integration with each other and with Adobe’s other graphics products such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

Pricing and Availability
The Standard and Professional editions of the Adobe Video Collection for Windows XP are now shipping and can be purchased for an estimated street price of US$999 for the Standard edition and US$1499 for the Professional edition. The products are available from www.adobe.com, Adobe certified resellers, as well as licensing and education programs. Until September 30, 2003, customers can purchase the Standard edition of the Adobe Video Collection for US$799.

Adobe Premiere Pro for Windows XP is available for an estimated street price of US$699. Registered users of previous versions can upgrade to Adobe Premiere Pro for an estimated street price of US$199. Also available for Windows XP, Adobe Encore DVD can be purchased for US$549.

Adobe After Effects for Mac OS X 10.2.6, Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows XP, is available at an estimated street price of US$699 for the Standard edition and US$999 for the Professional edition. Current Standard and Professional edition customers can upgrade to the same edition of After Effects 6.0 for an estimated street price of US$199 and US$299, respectively. Standard edition customers can upgrade to the Professional edition for an estimated street price of US$499.

Adobe Audition for Windows 98, 2000 and XP can be purchased for an estimated street price of US$299. Registered users of previous versions of Cool Edit Pro can upgrade to Adobe Audition for an estimated street price of US$99. Since Adobe Audition is functionally equivalent to Cool Edit Pro 2.1, Adobe is offering a free upgrade from Cool Edit Pro 2.x to Adobe Audition.

Information about other language versions, pricing and support policies is available online at www.adobe.com/motion . For more information on any of the products mentioned in this release, customers in North America can call 1-888-724-4507.

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