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Adobe Video Solutions in Education

Hee are some great references for Adobe Video Solutions, including Bournemouth University here in the UK. Adobe Video Solutions Help Higher Education Institutions Develop the Art of Filmmaking

Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 Adopted by 10 Additional Leading Schools Worldwide and Rapidly Gaining Momentum in Video Industry

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(EON: Enhanced Online News)–Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced that the company is working with leading higher education institutions worldwide to expand their video and film programs to better equip students to learn the art of filmmaking.

“We are proud to continue our dynamic and long-standing relationship with Adobe, a company whose unswerving commitment to innovation gives our students the tools to build new worlds and tell stories that resonate with audiences everywhere.”

Institutions have recently adopted Adobe® Premiere® Pro CS5 into their curriculum due to its technical leadership and efficient approach to filmmaking. A few of the institutions include (see full list below):

  • University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • University of Southern California (USC)
  • Ball State University

Key innovations and cross-platform performance in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 help address the needs of today’s student filmmaker. These innovations include:

  • Multi-core and native 64-bit support
  • GPU-acceleration with the new Adobe Mercury Playback Engine
  • Native editing of DSLR and file-based media
  • Unparalleled integration with other Adobe software such as Adobe After Effects® and Adobe Photoshop® Extended

These features and functionality accelerate workflows from scriptwriting through post-production, dramatically increase productivity, and provide the power to help students craft great stories while creating engaging media for virtually any screen.

Adobe Solutions at Work in Film & Television Programs

  • The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television will mark its collaboration with Adobe by expanding the school’s interdisciplinary curriculum to include the latest Adobe Creative Suite® Production Premium software in its leading Film and Television programs, including Production, Animation and Digital Media. The expansion will also include the opening of a new Digital Lab for Cinema Media Studies and Research, which will feature Production Premium software as its primary editing platform. In addition, TFT is installing this latest technology in all of its Digital Post Production Student Editing Suites and Post Production Lab for New Media.
  • USC’s School of Cinematic Arts has added Adobe Premiere Pro CS5, along with Cineform NEO 3D Plug-In to incorporate stereoscopic editing and playback in the new 3D training and screening facilities. Additionally, they have made a commitment to integrate the use of the professional video suite by Adobe into their non-linear editing labs in multiple programs across the school, including the USC Institute for Multimedia Literacy (IML).
  • Ball State University created the Digital Corps, a mix of professionals and students who provide support and training for the University community, to integrate training for Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects and Flash® Professional into the curriculum and help facilitate interdepartmental collaboration.
  • An agreement also has been made with California-based Chapman University and Vancouver Film School in Canada to include Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 in the film, television and media arts programs.
  • Additionally, AFI Conservatory, a program of the American Film Institute, has been using Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 along with Adobe After Effects in its teaching curriculum.
  • Outside the United States, many other prestigious institutions have recently started teaching and/or using Adobe Premiere Pro in their film and television programs, including Sheridan College in Canada; Bournemouth University and University College Falmouth in the United Kingdom and Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam University in the Netherlands.

Adobe certification programs take learning a step further by offering faculty and student recognition as technology experts, helping them stand apart from their peers in a competitive job market. Adobe now offers English, French and German versions of the Adobe Certified Associate credential for Adobe Premiere Pro certification.


Elizabeth M. Daley, Dean of the USC School of Cinematic Arts

  • “We are proud to continue our dynamic and long-standing relationship with Adobe, a company whose unswerving commitment to innovation gives our students the tools to build new worlds and tell stories that resonate with audiences everywhere.”

Teri Schwartz, Dean of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television

  • “At TFT, we are dedicated to developing and training the next generation of outstanding, innovative humanistic storytellers. Keeping pace with explosive technological change, in service of master visual storytelling, is one key to implementing this important strategy. Without question, Adobe is an ideal partner for us in this effort as we have historically used its innovative software in several of our programs. TFT is especially thrilled by this latest alliance as Adobe continues to prove that it understands the forces shaping the film, television and digital entertainment industries for now and the future. The clarity and ease of use of Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 gives us a great platform for teaching our students the art of storytelling, which is where it all begins.”

Matthijs Clasener, teacher of the Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam University in the Netherlands

  • “Adobe has been in our school for as long as I can remember. All different kinds of software from Adobe sum up to a clear and understandable workflow for our students. We are happy to welcome Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 in our Filmmaking and Animation course. And now the Mercury Playback Engine will make things even better and faster.”

Jim Guerard, vice president and general manager for Dynamic Media, Adobe

  • “Companies all over the world seek professionals who can create and deliver compelling video, motion graphics, visual effects and interactive experiences to engage their audiences. By integrating Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 into their curriculum, coupled with Adobe certification, these top institutions are producing students ready for careers in any field.”

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New: Adobe School Collection

Adobe Photoshop® Elements and Adobe Premiere® Elements

Several years ago the Adobe School Collection was hugely successful, selling in volume. After its withdrawal there was no obvious entry-level replacement for Schools to purchase.

The Adobe School Collection combines Adobe Photoshop® Elements and Adobe Premiere® Elements to provide multimedia software and teaching resources that add excitement and magic across the curriculum. 

This affordable and comprehensive solution covers photo, video and sound editing, which will empower your students to express, explore and showcase their learning through audio, visual and interactive multimedia projects.

Promotion Period

The promotion is limited to 4 months from Monday October 18 2010, to Friday 25 February 2011.

Designed for Primary & Secondary Schools

Available in classroom-ready licensing packs: 30 user license §50 user license100 user license

The all in one integrated solution!

  • Organize photos and videos in one convenient place
    • Upload once, tag, and view your photos and videos in central place. 
    • Automatically tag photos and videos with name of people in them, so you can find who you want, fast
    • Quickly share clips from your digital camera directly to video sharing site
    • Easily enhance photos and include them in your movies.
  • Creatively combine and share photos and videos
    • Enhance slideshows with professional style, using all-new movie themes, effects and transitions
    • Share photos and videos together, with music, via dynamic, interactive Online Albums

Who can purchase?

The eligibility requirements are the same as the Adobe Creative Suite 5 school (K-12) site licenses

For full details of Education eligibility please visit:

Licenses cannot be purchased and split across multiple schools or campus locations §Licenses are for institution-owned computers only

Target Audience

  • Primary & Secondary Schools – Head Teachers, ICT Directors, ICT Co-ordinators and Network Managers
  • Schools who previously purchased the Adobe School Collection v 1 / 2  / 3 / 4
  • Schools who want to use photo-editing/video –editing tools across the curriculum

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New Release: Elements 9

Yesterday Adobe announced the latest release of the Elements Products:

  • Photoshop Elements 9
  • Premiere Elements 9
  • Photoshop Elements 9/Premiere Elements 9 Bundle
  • Whilst the announcement below positions Elements 9 for the consumer market, these are perfect products for all levels of the School market. As well as great new features (see below) both Mac and Windows support is available.

    If you have a strategic opportunity, don’t hesitate to ask the Adobe Education team for help. we’d be only too happy to support you. Here’s the announcement in full.

    The latest Elements products give consumers the power and ease of use to do extraordinary storytelling with photos and videos.

    Today, Adobe announced the latest versions of our market-leading consumer products:   Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 and Adobe Premiere Elements 9. For the first time, both are available on Windows and Mac platforms.

    This line of popular products leverages advanced Adobe technology in software that is accessible to everyday users. The latest versions present groundbreaking features that enable our customers to create even more compelling photos and videos than ever.

    Delivering Intelligent, Accessible Features

    “With industry-leading products like Photoshop and Premiere Pro in the family, Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements are uniquely positioned to leverage the technology the pros use,” said Kevin Connor, vice president of Product Management for Digital Imaging. “Our goal is to deliver to our customers intelligent and accessible features that do all the heavy lifting, empowering them to share high-impact memories easily with friends and family.”

    The Elements 9 launch consists of three separate offerings:

    • Photoshop Elements 9
    • Premiere Elements 9
    • Photoshop Elements 9/Premiere Elements 9 Bundle

    Hobbyist users love to “wow” their friends and family with amazing photo and video creations – and need help to touch up a photo to remove unwanted elements or produce polished movies with themed graphics and music – but they don’t want to spend hours learning complex tools.

    The Elements line distinguishes itself from the competition in a number of ways. In addition to their superior Adobe technology and impressive individual features, these products offer complete solutions with which users can organize, edit, create and share their creative work from one convenient place.

    An Important Market

    Adobe markets the Elements products to passionate hobbyists and enthusiasts who want to do more with their photos and videos.

    “While they are not professional photographers or videographers, Elements customers want to achieve fabulous results. They tend to be the memory keepers in their families or people who love doing fun things to impress their friends,” said Jennifer Apy, product marketing manager, Digital Imaging. “They want software that is accessible and easy to use, yet powerful – with room to grow.”

    The hobbyist line is nearly a US $150 million business for Adobe – and growing. Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements are the #1 selling consumer photo and video editing software products in North America. Both are top in their respective categories, and Photoshop Elements holds about 80 percent of the market share in the photo-editing category.

    These products play an important role in Adobe’s overall strategy. The Elements line:

    • expands Adobe’s presence into a large market segment (consumers);
    • broadens our marketable base for up-selling our pro products; and
    • limits competitors’ market share, thereby strengthening Adobe’s overall competitive positioning.

    Photoshop Elements 9

    Two exciting new features in Photoshop Elements 9 – an enhanced spot-healing brush and expanded panoramas – leverage content-aware fill technology, which was introduced with Photoshop CS5 and is one of our most exciting innovations ever.

    Another new tool, the Photomerge Style Match, makes drab photos dramatic by analyzing particular characteristics, such as contrast or color tone, and automatically applying those qualities to another photo – enabling users to replicate any photo style easily.

    Other new features include:

    • Several new Guided Edit options walk users step-by-step through the process of achieving cool editing effects: Out of Bounds, for example, makes a photo element appear to leap off the page in 3D.
    • Elements users can now composite richly layered photos using layer masks.
    • For the first time, the shared Photoshop and Premiere Elements Organizer is available on the Mac platform, offering automated analysis and tagging so users can quickly organize, find and display photo and video clips from one convenient location.  

    Premiere Elements 9

    With this release, Premiere Elements 9 is available for the first time on the Mac platform. In addition, a number of new features make it easier than ever for users to create and show incredible movies.

    New features include the following:

    • In addition to hundreds of Hollywood-style video effects already available, users can now easily turn a movie into an animated cartoon. There are several options available to create a variety of illustrated looks.
    • Following popular trends, users can now import video clips from a wider variety of devices, including the Flip Video™ camera and DSLR still cameras, and can enjoy optimized performance when editing HD video.
    • In addition to enabling users to share movies on DVD or Blue ray disc, this version makes it more convenient for consumers to share their movies online, complete with DVD-style indexes and chapter menus.

    Responding to Consumer Trends

    The Elements line is so popular in part because Adobe tracks and responds quickly to consumer trends.

    “More people are shooting video with devices that may not capture quality audio, so we’ve included easy-to-use audio cleanup tools to help users quickly reduce background noise. We’re also integrating access to popular third-party services for printing photo creations, such as Costco, Shutterfly and Kodak, because that’s what users want to do,” Jennifer explained. “And given the popularity of social networking, we’ve also included, in both products, the ability to share photos and videos quickly to Facebook.”

    This aggressive focus on customers, in concert with Adobe’s quality technology and a regular offering of great new features, is a recipe for maintaining our leadership position in the consumer space into the future.