Today is a really big day here at Adobe. Today is the day we on the Adobe Premiere Pro team – indeed, all of us from the Professional Video group – have been (im)patiently waiting for, for what seems like an eternity. Today we’re revealing CS6 Production Premium to the world, and the best version of Adobe Premiere Pro ever, in CS6. All the info is here (and be sure to look at the Premiere Pro specific link to the right to get all the juicy facts on what’s new). Cue the clinking of the glasses of many a hard-working engineer and tester (and the odd Product Manager or two, too).
Premiere Pro CS6 comes just 12 months after our last big update (CS5.5), but this is a massive release, and the entire team is extremely proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish. We’ve already built a very powerful system under-the-hood with the (Freddie) Mercury Playback Engine (which has been further improved in this release) and so this time we wanted to focus on the overall editing experience – on how it feels to spend real time with Premiere Pro in those long creative edit sessions. Based on extensive discussions with professional video editors, we’ve put our efforts on building a sleek new user interface with a square focus on what matters to a video editor most – the media – and optimized or redesigned features crucial to editing today, like multicam, audio, trimming, and so much more. We think this is the best editor in the world and hope you do too… (I know every dad says this about their newborn, but it’s gorgeous, right?)
For those of you who are going to be in Vegas for NAB next week, be sure to come to the Adobe stand (SL#2624) and see it in action – or indeed at any one of our ever-increasing number of partners’ plots at the show. If you can’t make it, I’m sure you’ll see loads of great content on the web over the coming days (keep your eyes here for more info as it happens).
We want Premiere Pro to be the number one choice of NLE for video professionals worldwide, whatever kind of work they do, and hope you’re as excited by the CS6 release as we are. We hope to get to clink glasses with some of you out in Las Vegas next week.