Adobe CS5 Suite First Look

It’s no secret that Adobe is launching CS5, its much-touted update to the Creative Production Suite, but today is the official release date and Videomaker has one of the First Look reviews in the country.

Brian Peterson, a stellar commercial video producer and trainer, has been twiddling around with the CS5 suite for nearly a month, and files his Overview of the CS5 Suite in this report.

Brian says:“As video editors we have patiently waited and longed for a tool that is as quick as our clicks and keystrokes. But performance gains in past versions have been mostly incremental. After getting a copy of the very latest build, we can say that CS5 is nothing less than revolutionary. Our wait is over.” Read more here.

Watch for upcoming reports from Brian on his review of CS5’s After Effects and Premiere Pro.

A few weeks ago, we posted a report by Douglas Dixon of Manifest-Tech.com, who gave us an overview of the Mercury Engine and what editing in the new 64-bit world means to you, that you might find interesting. Unlike software updates in the past, you must have a 64-bit system to use Premiere Pro, After Effects and Photoshop Extended that ship with CS5.

As we mentioned a few weeks ago, Adobe will have an online preview for CS5 on April 12th at 11am EST. Anyone interested must register with their Adobe ID or register to get one.The preview is free but spots are limited. The preview will look at the Mercury Playback Engine as well as a few other features new to CS5.

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Jennifer O’Rourke is an Emmy award-winning videographer & editor.

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