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Adobe Creative Suite 6 Production Premium software is the high-performance toolset with everything you need to create productions for virtually any screen. Avoid workflow bottlenecks with tight integration between Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Photoshop; easy project exchange with other NLEs; and amazing performance optimizations including the Adobe Mercury Playback Engine. Efficient video and audio workflows make it possible to work at the speed of your imagination. Manage footage from conception to completion with Adobe Prelude for on-set logging and ingest and Adobe SpeedGrade for color grading and finishing. Deeply integrated and efficient, CS6 Production Premium gives you tools that help your work flow.
Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop Extended, Audition, SpeedGrade, Prelude, Illustrator, Encore, Media Encoder, and Flash Professional
|Creative Suite 6 Production Premium Comparison Chart|
|Premiere Pro - Refined user interface for even smoother workflows||x|
|Premiere Pro - Highly fluid editing with fast, keyboard-driven workflows||x|
|Premiere Pro - Uninterrupted playback||x|
|Premiere Pro - GPU-accelerated Warp Stabilizer||x|
|After Effects - Global Performance Cache||x|
|After Effects - 3D camera tracker||x|
|After Effects - Extruded text and shapes||x|
|Photoshop Extended - Content-Aware Move and Content-Aware Patch||x|
|Audition - Clip grouping||x|
|SpeedGrade - Lumetri Deep Color Engine||x|
|Prelude - Easy, time-efficient full and partial ingest and tagging of footage||x|
|Illustrator - Mercury Performance System||x|
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why should I switch to Production Premium if I’m using another NLE?
A: Adobe Creative Suite 6 Production Premium software goes beyond a new NLE, with the full post-production pipeline for virtually any type of production. Tight integration between Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Photoshop expands your capabilities and saves time, and seamless project exchange with Adobe Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro or Avid Media Composer makes it simple to switch.
Q: Can you tell me more about integration in Production Premium?
A: Adobe Premiere Pro is not only designed to let you work easily between the editing timeline and After Effects or Photoshop, with support for a wide number of formats and Adobe Dynamic Link, but it is also part of a full production pipeline. You can ingest and organize footage in Adobe Prelude before bringing it into Adobe Premiere Pro, and while working on an edit, you can refine audio in Adobe Audition and color grade and finish in Adobe SpeedGrade before batch encoding the result in Adobe Media Encoder. After Effects is closely integrated with Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator as well.
Q: Why should I buy Production Premium over After Effects on its own?
A: CS6 Production Premium offers more value for your money than After Effects, without adding premium cost. Adobe Premiere Pro supports working with After Effects projects like no other NLE can, and Photoshop and Illustrator are closely integrated with After Effects, which now includes the ability to bring Illustrator vectors into After Effects as Shape Layers. SpeedGrade adds color grading and finishing, and Adobe Media Encoder is a superset of the Render Queue that works in the background.
Q: What are the newest components in Production Premium?
A: CS6 Production Premium includes two entirely new applications. SpeedGrade is a sophisticated color grading and finishing system. Prelude is designed for on-set ingest, the addition of metadata, and rough edits that can be imported and improved in Adobe Premiere Pro. Prelude is available only in Production Premium.
Top New Creative Suite 6 Features
Sleek Adobe Premiere Pro user interface—See more of your video and less clutter, thanks to an efficient, highly intuitive interface featuring customizable Project panel views, transport controls, Audio Meter panel, and track headers. Play clips directly in the Media Browser.
Global Performance Cache in After Effects—Create more in less time. Adobe After Effects intelligently optimizes and preserves your previews by taking full advantage of the 64-bit power in your computer’s hardware. Now you can beat deadlines instead of waiting for frame updates.
Photoshop imaging magic—Retouch images with the new Content-Aware family of technologies. Experience fast performance when working with large files using the new Mercury Graphics Engine.
Creative tools in After Effects—Extrude fully ray-traced text and shapes natively while adding reflections, environment maps, and more. Track elements in 3D space with depth of field, shadows, and reflections, and apply 3D track points to 2D footage.
SpeedGrade for crafting the perfect look—Manipulate light and color. Broad format support includes raw, HDR, and stereoscopic. Apply precise HDR grades to source, or import sequences from Adobe Premiere Pro for more in-depth color grading.
Faster audio editing in Adobe Audition—Get high-performance and intuitive audio editing. Powerful new tools such as automatic audio alignment, real-time clip stretching, pitch and speed control, and control surface support help you deliver projects faster.
Logging and ingest in Prelude—Ingest nearly any file-based format and begin logging immediately with searchable temporal markers that flow through post-production, enabling you to work faster and stay organized.
Creative enhancements in Adobe Premiere Pro—Take editing in new directions with adjustment layers to apply effects to multiple clips, expanded multicam editing, and the redesigned Three-Way Color Corrector. Send sequences to Adobe SpeedGrade for more in-depth color grading.
Efficient Illustrator graphics—Create 2D and 3D animations fast with the Mercury Performance System, a high-performance tracing engine, tighter integration with After Effects, and a customizable user interface.
Interactive content in Flash Professional—Create interactive content and export to HTML5; use built-in HTML guardrails to assist in content creation. Expand reach to a wide range of platforms and devices, with support for the latest Adobe AIR and Adobe Flash Player runtimes.
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