January 4, 2007

Adobe Production Studio Available on Mac and Windows Platforms

San Jose, Calif. - Adobe Systems Incorporated announced that the next version of Adobe Production Studio, the video and audio postproduction tool set included in the Creative Suite family, will be available for both the Macintosh and Windows platforms.

Film, video and web professionals will soon harness the power of completely new Macintosh releases of Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Encore DVD, and Adobe Soundbooth -- all components of an upcoming milestone revision to Adobe Production Studio.

The software will have its first public demonstration during the Macworld 2007 Conference and Exhibition at The Moscone Center in San Francisco, January 9 through 12 (at booth 901). The next release of Adobe Production Studio is expected to ship in mid-2007.

"Our customers wanted all the components in Adobe Production Studio to be available on both the Macintosh and Windows platforms," says John Loiacono, senior vice president of the Creative Solutions Business Unit at Adobe. "We listened and believe that an innovative new cross-platform video suite, anchored by powerhouse releases of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Adobe After Effects, will really shake up the industry."

Adobe Production Studio creates an efficient postproduction workflow enabling creative professionals to move smoothly between the range of postproduction tasks while remaining focused on their creative vision. The product combines Adobe’s Adobe After Effects for compositing, effects, and animation, Adobe Premiere Pro for nonlinear editing, Adobe Encore DVD for DVD authoring, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and workflow-enhancing Adobe Dynamic Link. Dynamic Link eliminates the need for rendering when moving motion graphics and visual effects from Adobe After Effects to the real-time HD, SD, and DV editing environment in Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Encore DVD.

The next version of Adobe Production Studio for Macintosh and Windows is expected to be available in mid-2007. Adobe Production Studio as well as Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Encore DVD, and Adobe Soundbooth will be available for Intel-based Macintosh computers; the next releases of Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator will be offered as Universal Binaries for the Macintosh. Adobe Production Studio and all its components will continue to be available for the Windows platform.