Adobe Production Premium is a Video Production Software for Windows and Mac OS created by Publisher Adobe Systems Incorporated.
Product summary of Adobe Production Premium
Specifically created for filmmakers, Adobe Creative Suite 5 Production Premium is one of Adobe Creative Suite 5’s professional software flavors for professionals involved in digital media work. Adobe CS5 Production Premium includes applications for video editing, image and graphics editing, recorded audio translation into text, animation construction, and even post-production editing.
Adobe Creative Suite Production Premium costs $1,699 when bought full. An upgrade from Creative Suite 3 costs $599. Upgrade pricing, however, ranges from $599 to $799 when it is from Studios or CS 1-2.
Production Premium Included Applications and Product Features
Adobe CS5 Production Premium includes the following applications:
For video editing:
- Premiere Pro CS5 with Encore CS5 and OnLocation (costs about $799 when bought separately, and about $299 when upgraded, or $699 when upgraded from Premiere Elements)
For post-production effects:
- After Effects CS5 Professional (costs about $999 when bought separately, and about $299 when upgraded)
For tweak audio:
- Soundbooth CS5 (costs about $199 when bought separately, and about $79 when upgraded)
For images and graphics:
- Illustrator CS5 (costs about $599 when bought separately, and about $199 when upgraded from CS, FreeHand 9+, or CorelDRAW)
- Photoshop CS5 Extended (costs about $999 when bought separately, and about $349 when upgraded from CS3, or $899 from 5 or 6)
For animation and video crafting:
- Flash CS5 Professional (costs about $699 when bought separately, and about $199 when upgraded)
Other Adobe essential(s):
- Bridge CS5
This Adobe software package focuses on creating an improved work space and work flow system for easier use and navigation. Adobe Creative Suite 5’s digital toolbox packages, including Adobe CS5 Production Premium, allows for easy and faster cross-application working. This way, Adobe CS5 Production Premium makes efficient application integration, allowing easy import and export of files from one application to another. Graphics and images created or edited in Photoshop, for example, can be easily transferred to and from Premiere to be used in the movie.
Adobe CS4 Production Premium supports the latest digital file formats. Its interface panels are improved to become more “lively” and user-friendly.
Production Premium Working Through: System Setup, Interface, and Installation
Installation of Adobe CS5 Production Premium requires an operating system of at least Windows XP SP2 of Vista. This operating system must be run by a processor working at 2 GHz or faster and higher. High system specifications are needed since the use of Adobe CS5 Production Premium involves dealing with high definition videos. Installation is facilitated by a DVD for both Windows and Mac users. The system must be compatible with OpenGL 2.0 graphics card. It must also have a 1280 x 900 display, as well as a Shader Model 3.0 support. However, Mac users will need different system specifications to be able to install Adobe CS4 Production Premium: an Intel-based machine, OS X v10.4.11 to 10.5.4 at the very least, a RAM of at least 2 GB, and at least 20.6 GB of available space in the hard disk.
Installation takes a long time, since it includes number of applications. Adobe requires that other applications, particularly MS Office applications and browsers, must be closed while the installation runs.