Adobe announces Creative Suite 3 Production Premium and Master Collection

Adobe Creative Suite 3

July 2, 2007 Completing the largest software roll-out in the company’s 25 year history, Adobe has announced the imminent release of Creative Suite 3 Production Premium and Adobe Creative Suite 3 Master Collection. Providing cross-platform tool for post-production in video editing, Production Premium CS3 is designed as a solution for video professionals in film, broadcast, DVD, Web and mobile device content while the CS 3 Master Collection incorporates 12 of Adobe’s design and development products in a single box.

Available for both PC and Mac platforms, the new Master Collection includes Adobe After Effects CS3 Professional, Adobe Premiere Pro CS3, Adobe Encore CS3, Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended, Adobe Illustrator CS3, Adobe Flash CS3 Professional and Adobe Soundbooth CS3.

Premiere Pro CS3 offers new format support and a unique “Time Remapping” tool that improves slow motion and variable speed effects.

New features offered in After Effects CS3 include Shape Layers for drawing and animating vector shapes, a Puppet tool for stretching and manipulating 2D images as lifelike animations and a Brainstorm tool for interactively generating and previewing animation variations. Soundbooth CS3 audio software enables post-production clean up of recordings, polishing of voiceovers and customization of music and sound effects.

Direct-to-disk recording and monitoring capabilities and enhanced chroma keying functionality (the process used in “greenscreen” production) have also been added to CS 3 Production Premium.

Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium and Master Collection will ship the week commencing July 9. The release follows that of Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design and Creative Suite 3 Web (both available in Standard and Premium editions) and completes the roll-out of Creative Suite 3. The different functionality and applications for these six editions can be can be compared here.

The Adobe Creative Suite 3 Master Collection costs US$2499 (AU$4,455) and Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium is US$1699 (AU$3,025) with upgrade paths available for existing Adobe customers.

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