Adobe Releases New Production Bundle

Reprinted from an Adobe press release

SAN JOSE, Calif. Jan. 17, 2006 Adobe Systems Incorporated today unveiled Adobe Production Studio, an extension of the Adobe Creative Suite family of products. The most complete post-production software solution available today, Adobe Production Studio combines full new versions of Adobe's world class video and graphics applicationsAdobe After Effects 7.0, Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0, Adobe Audition 2.0, Adobe Encore 2.0 and the latest versions of Adobe Photoshop CS2 and Adobe Illustrator CS2with time-saving innovations such as Adobe Dynamic Link that deliver a highly efficient workflow experience. Adobe Production Studio also integrates Flash Video (FLV) export capabilities to provide video professionals with a new, fluid method of delivering content to the Web using this ubiquitous Web video standard.

"From individual creatives and videographers to high-end production studios, our customers create award winning work that engages audiences worldwide," said Shantanu Narayen, president and COO of Adobe. "With unparalleled integration between milestone releases of After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Photoshop CS2, the workflow productivity that Dynamic Link delivers, and new Flash Video support, Adobe Production Studio saves users time so they can focus on their creative challenges."

Adobe Production Studio delivers ground-breaking workflow improvements that allow users to maximize their productivity. Adobe Dynamic Link allows users to move After Effects compositions directly into Adobe Premiere Pro and Encore DVD, without having to render them first. Changes are automatically updated, so users can instantly see refinements in context. Other productivity-enhancing workflow features include: a new unified interface; the ability to capture footage using Adobe Premiere Pro from within After Effects; and Adobe Bridge, a full-featured file browser that can be launched independently or accessed from any Production Studio component. With Adobe Production Studio, users can maintain creative momentum within an integrated post-production environment.

"Adobe is clearly committed to the video and post-production professional," said Lance Bachelder, Supervising Editor for O Entertainment! "Adobe Production Studio will excite a lot of people and give those looking for a totally integrated workflow for editing, motion graphics, effects, sound design, and DVD authoring a true pro solution."

The Adobe Video Bundle couples Adobe Production Studio and Flash Professional 8 for an estimated street price of US$1999.

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