reprint from an Adobe press release:
Adobe to announce new Video Bundle in early 2006
Adobe Systems Incorporated announced three new product bundles that combine the design and publishing prowess of Adobe Creative Suite 2 and Adobe video tools with the interactive strength of just-released Macromedia Flash Professional 8 and Macromedia Studio 8 software. Adobe acquired the Macromedia product line when the company purchased Macromedia, a transaction that formally closed on December 3, 2005 (see separate release).
The three new product bundles enhance the capabilities of customers to deliver compelling content and digital experiences – in print, on the Web, for video and across mobile devices. With savings of up to US$299, the new product configurations are: the Adobe Design Bundle that combines Adobe Creative Suite 2 Premium with Flash Professional 8 software; the Adobe Web Bundle that brings together Adobe Creative Suite 2 Premium and Studio 8; and the Adobe Video Bundle that delivers Adobe video solutions coupled with Flash Professional 8. The Adobe Design Bundle and Web Bundle are available for purchase today and the Adobe Video Bundle is expected to ship in early 2006.
Adobe Creative Suite 2, Adobe's video tools and Studio 8 are software solutions that contain relied upon creative and web development tools, such as Adobe Photoshop CS2, Adobe Illustrator CS2, Adobe InDesign CS2, Adobe Acrobat Professional 7.0, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 and Flash Professional 8.
"Whether producing a Web site, interactive content for a cell phone or a corporate brochure, our customers change the way the world looks everyday, with work that ensures communications, brands and products stand out from the crowd," said Shantanu Narayen, president and chief operating officer at Adobe. "Adobe's new Design, Web and Video Bundles harness the power and global reach of Flash and PDF technology to deliver engaging content and digital experiences, to the widest possible worldwide audience. Our development teams are just beginning to explore the massive potential for integration and innovation as they start work on a new generation of solutions."
Adobe Design Bundle
The Adobe Design Bundle offers the unified design environment of Adobe Creative Suite 2 Premium software with recently introduced Flash Professional 8 software, the industry's choice for creating advanced interactive content. Launched in April 2005, Adobe Creative Suite 2 integrates cutting edge design tools – Adobe Photoshop CS2, Adobe InDesign CS2, Adobe Illustrator CS2 and Adobe GoLive CS2 software – with the all-new Version Cue CS2. It also introduces the Adobe Stock Photos service, Adobe Bridge and includes Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional software.
Adobe Web Bundle
The Adobe Web Bundle offers Studio 8 software, the essential solution for Web design and development, with Adobe Creative Suite 2 Premium software. Announced in August 2005, Studio 8 combines the latest releases of award-winning Macromedia Dreamweaver 8, Flash Professional 8, and Fireworks 8, and key maintenance and productivity tools Macromedia Contribute3 and Macromedia FlashPaper 2 software. The combination of Adobe Creative Suite 2 Premium and Studio 8 delivers expressiveness, efficiency, and comprehensive workflows to design, develop, manage and maintain rich experiences for print, the Web and mobile devices.
Pricing and Availability
Adobe Design and Web Bundles are available today to customers worldwide through Adobe authorized resellers and the Adobe Store at www.adobe.com/store . The Adobe Design and Web Bundles are available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Korean. Details of the Adobe Video Bundle will be announced in early 2006. To be notified about the Adobe Video Bundle, when it becomes available, visit www.adobe.com.
Estimated street price for the Adobe Design Bundle is US$1599 and the Adobe Web Bundle US$1899. Upgrade pricing is available for certain products. For more detailed information about features, system requirements, upgrade policies, licensing options and education pricing, please visit: www.adobe.com.