Slowly but steadily the world of digital movies is shifting towards 3D experience. Adobe has made sure to provide the creators the tools to take this to next level. With Premiere Pro CS5 and CS5.5’s raw power of 64-bit computing, robust support for latest video hardware and strong integration and support for 3D editing packages, this has been pushed to new levels.


Following is the brief tutorial of the 3D workflows in Premiere Pro along with some recommendations for hardware configuration that would surely help.

Hardware: In 3D video editing, apart from cameras, the other most important aspect is the 3D glasses, display and monitor configuration of the machine that the editors use while performing 3D editing. Following are some recommendations


3D Glasses that can be used:

  1. Paper Glasses – Gives Crisper Images as compared to Plastic Glasses
  2. Plastic lens  glasses – Much better looking while wearing, but less crispier image if quality is not good
  3. Polarized or battery powered glasses – Very good when used with 3D monitors.
  4. Glasses from MicroVision optical
  5. 3D Glasses from Nvidia for best response.


Recommended Video cards:

In case you wish to have GPU acceleration enabled in Premiere and should be capable of full 3D stereoscopic editing, following video cards are recommended:

  1. Quadro FX 3800
  2. Quadro FX 4000
  3. Quadro CX
  4. Quadro FX 4800
  5. Quadro FX 5000
  6. Quadro FX 5800
  7. Quadro FX 6000. More detailed options can be found on: http://www.nvidia.com/object/3d-vision-pro-requirements.html


Recommended 3D Monitors/TVs

  1. Alienware
  2. Panasonic
  3. Hyundai etc.



  1. Cineform Neo3D 64bit plugin – Complete integration with Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 and 5.5 and full support for Stereoscopic 3D editing.
  2. Cineform NeoHD 64bit Plugin – Complete integration with Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 and 5.5 and full support for Stereoscopic 3D editing.



Please check the following links to have a look on the 3D video creation workflow for Adobe Premiere

INTRO-1 http://tv.adobe.com/watch/davtechtable/3d-stereoscopic-editing-with-premierepro-cs5-winosx/

INTRO-2 http://tv.adobe.com/watch/nvidia-and-adobe-solutions/stereoscopic-3d-editing-with-nvidia-3d-vision-pro-and-adobe-premiere-pro-overview/


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