Realtime Adobe Premiere Coming to Mac
Adobe expects realtime cards from multiple vendors, including Matrox
Adobe has announced that the realtime version of Premiere 6, its digital
video editing suite, will be making its way to the Mac this spring. Premiere
RT has been available for the Windows platform for several years, but
Adobe says that new advances in QuickTime technology have made the Mac
version possible. Adobe says it expects to see realtime cards from the
likes of Matrox, ProMax, Aurora Video Systems and Digital Marketing International.
(Matrox has already begun shipping its first realtime card for the Mac
supporting Apple's Final Cut Pro.)
Adobe says it has been working closely with hardware manufacturers to
make Premiere RT a reality.
"We are very pleased to work with our hardware partners on a common goal
-- to ensure that our Macintosh customers have access to the highest quality
professional digital video editing tools available," said Bryan Lamkin,
senior vice president of product marketing at Adobe, in a prepared statement.
"With Adobe Premiere 6.0 and a real-time hardware card, professionals
are going to be able to produce video more efficiently, allowing them
to spend more time creating and less time waiting."
Realtime cards for the Macintosh will offer a variety of features, including
realtime transitions, titles and special effects like color correction
and 2D and 3D motion and particle effects. Matrox's RTMac for Final Cut
Pro was originally supposed to support dual-stream uncompressed capture,
but this was reduced to dual-stream DV in the final release. Despite this,
Adobe says these realtime cards will support a number of digital video
formats including uncompressed, DV and HDTV.
The current version of Premiere 6 for Mac runs $549. No word yet on pricing
for the realtime version. For more information, visit http://www.adobe.com/premiere.
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