Reprinted from an Adobe press release: Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced free public previews of Adobe Premiere Pro CS3, Adobe After Effects CS3 Professional and Adobe Soundbooth CS3 software, components of the recently announced Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium. Video and creative professionals now have the opportunity to test these new public previews on Adobe Labs at http://labs.adobe.com/ . The final shipping releases will be available worldwide in the third quarter of 2007. Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 is a major upgrade to the companys award-winning nonlinear video editing software tool. Adobe After Effects CS3 Professional software is for visual effects, motion graphics, and compositing for film, video, DVD, the web, and mobile devices. Adobe Soundbooth CS3 is a new innovative and intuitive audio software tool for creating and editing audio and fixing common audio flaws using visually-oriented tools. All products support Intel-based Macintosh systems, Microsoft Windows XP, and Windows Vista, with the software optimized to deliver outstanding performance on the latest hardware. Adobe After Effects CS3 is also available for Macintosh as a Universal Binary application. "Weve seen tremendous growth and adoption of our professional video, audio and motion graphics tools over the past year and want to offer our customers a taste of what is right around the corner with Production Premium CS3, said John Loiacono, senior vice president of Creative Solutions at Adobe. "These public previews are packed with new features and workflows that will enable new levels of expressiveness and productivity over multiple mediums, and we hope our open approach will help customers kick-start some really innovative new projects. Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium will be demonstrated during the NAB 2007 Conference and Exhibition at The Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, April 16 – 19 (Booth SL 3220). Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 makes every phase of video production more efficient. Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 now includes Adobe OnLocation CS3 with Adobe Encore CS3 enabling direct-to-disk recording and monitoring, creating a more efficient workflow from the point of capture to final output. Enabling video professionals to edit creatively and efficiently, Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 offers new features that streamline the editorial process. Time remapping allows dramatic slow and fast-motion effects creation. With precise keyframe control, real-time feedback, and excellent quality from advanced frame blending, users can slow things down without compromising quality. Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 with Adobe Encore CS3 includes the ability to author once and deliver to multiple media formats, including high-definition Blu-ray Discs, standard definition DVDs, and web based experiences in the SWF format for playback in the Adobe Flash Player. OnLocation CS3 and Encore CS3 are not included in the public previews, but will be available when the final products ship in summer 2007. After Effects CS3 Professional now includes a range of innovative new features for animation and visual effects, along with powerful integration with Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended. The new Shape Layers tool allows flexible drawing and animation of vector shapes with the ability to add and animate strokes, fills, gradients and vector effects. The Puppet Tool provides a new approach to character animation by giving the user the ability to squash and stretch images or text as an animated character. Adobe Soundbooth CS3 enables creative professionals to quickly record, edit and create pristine audio without requiring training in sound production. Tight integration with Adobe Flash and Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 enables Adobe Soundbooth CS3 users to easily remove noise from recordings, polish voiceovers, and customize music to fit a production. "Adobe continues to deliver great tools for filmmakers with Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium, said Stu Maschwitz, co-founder and chief technology officer at The Orphanage. "After Effects CS3, Premiere Pro and Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended together pack an integrated punch that's hard to beat.
Pricing and Availability
The public previews of Adobe Premiere Pro CS3, Adobe After Effects Professional CS3 and Soundbooth CS3 are now available as a free download at http://labs.adobe.com .