Adobe is on a nationwide tour with its new Creative Suite 5 Production Premium. First stop? NYC on Tuesday, May 18th.
Creative Suite (CS), if you’re not familiar, is Adobe’s ploy at making their apps all the more attractive by bundling them together and including such integration as ’round tripping’ where a change in an After Effects element, for example, is immediately updated in a Premiere Pro project.
CS5 comes in various flavors for designers (Design Premium), web heads (Web Premium), and NYCPP News readers, which means Production Premium (it includes Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop Extended–lotsa useful video capabilities there–and more.) Of course, if you have the cash (as in $2600), the Master Collection has every program that’s in each of the separate suites. (More here at Adobe’s comparison page.)
From its debut at NAB 2010, CS5 drew kudos for the capability of its full 64-bit architecture and Mercury Playback Engine, which is speedy enough to allow real-time playback of compute-intensive files from the Red camera and HDSLRs (when paired with an Nvidia Quadro FX card).
At the event, Creative Suite “video experts” will offer a free, in-depth seminar that features the new CS5 Production Premium software suite. Among the activities scheduled, you’ll see how you can work on HD and 2K projects with the “same ease as SD” via the native 64-bit support we’ve mentioned, as well as edit natively with an expanded range of tapeless and DSLR cameras without transcoding or rewrapping (causing a number of Final Cut Pro users to claim they’ll be moving to Adobe Premiere Pro).
Tuesday’s free event is at the Hotel Pennsylvania from noon on, but it might be best to sign up online first.