April 21, 2009

Adobe Event and Premiere Pro Upgrade

Today at 9 a.m., Simon Hayhurst, senior director of product management for Digital Video and Audio at Adobe, will deliver the keynote address at the Post Production World Conference organized by Future Media Concepts at NAB. Entitled “The Postproduction Broadcast & Film Revolution: Streamlining Today, Preparing for Tomorrow,” the presentation will describe how postproduction professionals can benefit from new technologies, such as searchable video and native, tapeless workflows.
Adobe also announced Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 Version 4.1, a free update for existing customers of Adobe Premiere Pro CS4. The update improves compatibility with RED cameras, offering more control over RAW settings when used in conjunction with an updated RED plug-in, available in May from RED.com. In addition, Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 4.1 provides interoperability with Avid Media Composer software through a number of software fixes, enabling Adobe Premiere Pro to import Avid projects without recapturing media files. The update also includes software fixes to enable full HD workflows on leading postproduction hardware—including AJA, Blackmagic, and Matrox video cards—and many other important fixes. Adobe Premiere Pro 4.1 is expected to be available in late May via the Adobe updater and from www.adobe.com.