Reprinted from an Adobe press release:
Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) announced last week an expansion of its IEEE-1394 support, with the addition of a HDV plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5, its award-winning video editing software. Adobe is developing the HDV plug-in, available later this year, to work with the next generation of HDV cameras, such as Sony’s HDR-FX1 – also announced today. Using Adobe Premiere Pro, in conjunction with new HDV cameras from Sony or JVC, video professionals will be able to quickly and easily capture, edit in real-time, and output broadcast-quality high-definition video.
Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5 is a core application in the Adobe Video Collection 2.5, which includes the latest versions of Adobe After Effects, Adobe Audition, and Adobe Encore DVD software. The professional version of the Adobe Video Collection 2.5 also includes Adobe Photoshop CS software. Together, these products deliver a complete video and audio post-production platform for video and audio editing, motion graphics, visual effects, and DVD authoring at a fraction of the cost of competing solutions.
“The Sony HDR-FX1 and JVC GR-HD1 are milestone products, offering HD-quality video at breakthrough price points that will encourage the widespread adoption of HDV across the industry,” said Steve Saylor, vice president of video products at Adobe. “As a pioneer in the HDV revolution, Adobe plans to release a HDV plug-in for Premiere Pro later this year. Our customers can look forward to utilizing the powerful real-time features available in Adobe Video Collection to create stunning productions from the incredible footage that can now be captured with these new cameras.”
“Sony is proud to introduce new HDV camcorders because they allow customers to record their personal content in the high-definition quality that was only previously available to broadcasters,” said Masashi Imamura, senior general manager, Personal Video Division, Digital Imaging Company, Sony Corporation IT & Mobile Solutions Network Company. “Adding to this, we are confident that Adobe’s HDV-compatible software will further enrich the video creation experience, and ultimately, aid everyone in enjoying the full vibrancy of HD content.”
Adobe Premiere Pro supports editing in DV, SD, HD and now HDV formats, giving editors unrivaled flexibility. The real-time editing performance in Adobe Premiere Pro now extends to high-definition video with this new HDV plug-in. Using the same IEEE-1394 (Firewire) connector natively supported in Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5, this plug-in provides direct HDV device control and video capture without the need for additional hardware. As HD digital projection and streaming media uses continue to grow, independent filmmakers, corporate videographers, broadcast and news editors can easily distribute HD files directly in the WM VHD format.
Registered Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5 customers will be able to download the HDV plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro later this year from the Adobe Premiere Pro Web site: www.adobe.com/premierepro.