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Adobe Announces Mac and Windows Versions of Production Studio

Premiere returns to the Mac by mid-year 2007 By Charlie White

Adobe announced that its Production Studio software will be available for both Mac and Windows, bringing Adobe Premiere Pro back to the Mac platform for the first time since Premieres last Mac release, version 6.5 in 2002. The company said it will also offer all its content creation applications such as Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Encore DVD and Soundbooth for the Mac. Adobe plans to ship both the Mac and Windows versions of Adobe Production Studio in mid-2007.

(Click for enlargement) Here's the color correction tool in the Mac version of Premiere Pro

Adobe told Digital Media Net that the full functionality of Dynamic Link, the most powerful part of the Production Studio, will be intact in the universal binary Mac edition, where that workflow feature will enable smooth interoperability between all the applications in the Adobe Production Studio just as it does in the Windows version. Dynamic Link allows users to make changes in one application and have it show up on the timeline of another without any rendering necessary. For instance, an effect can be added in After Effects and then that effect immediately shows up in Adobe Premiere Pro's timeline without rendering. 

(Click for enlargement) The Mac version of Premiere Pro's interface is almost identical to its Windows counterpart.

Taking a look at the screenshots of Adobe Premiere Pro, the resemblance between the Windows and Mac versions makes them almost identical, where just about the only discernible difference is that Mac menu bar at the top.

Adobe told Digital Media Net that Premiere Pro will only be available as a universal binary, and will not run on pre-Intel Macs.

(Click for enlargement) Adobe's Dynamic Link functionality is intact in the Mac version of Premiere Pro.

Adobe has agreed to let us test its beta code of this latest version of Premiere Pro, but the company didn't tell us if there would be new features included in this latest release. Since Premiere Pro is due for an upgrade, we're thinking there will be enhancements added to both the Mac and PC version for this mid-2007 release.

(Click for enlargement) The powerful Clip Notes reviewing tool is also included in the Mac version of Production Studio. Clip Notes lets you export Premiere Pro projects using Adobe Acrobat, and then reviewers' notes and change suggestions can be inserted into the Premiere Pro timeline for easy revisions.

The company didn't announce specific pricing, but said that all the elements of the Production Studio would be available separately and in various bundles.

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