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Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 What’s New
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Adobe® Premiere® Pro CS5.5
Unleash creativity with high-performance editing tools
Get a faster editing workflow with Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 software, the native 64-bit,
cross-platform video production solution that comes with Adobe OnLocation™ CS5 and
Adobe Encore® CS5 software.
What’s included:
• Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5
• Adobe OnLocation CS5
• Adobe Encore CS5
• Adobe Device Central CS5.5
• Adobe Bridge CS5
• Adobe Media Encoder CS5.5
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 is also
available as a component of Adobe
Creative Suite® 5.5 Production
Premium and Adobe Creative Suite
5.5 Master Collection.
Adobe Creative Suite 5.5
Production Premium combines the
full new versions of:
•Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5
•Adobe After Effects® CS5.5
•Adobe Photoshop® CS5 Extended
•Adobe Audition® CS5.5
•Adobe Flash® Catalyst CS5.5
•Adobe Flash® CS5.5 Professional
•Adobe Illustrator® CS5
•Adobe OnLocation™ CS5
•Adobe Encore® CS5
Additional components:
• Adobe Dynamic Link
• Adobe Bridge CS5
• Adobe Device Central CS5.5
Building on its robust toolset with the faster-than-ever Mercury Playback Engine,
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 extends breakthrough performance to more laptop and desktop
computer GPUs. Get real-time feedback for more GPU-accelerated features, including effects
(Directional Blur, Fast Blur, Invert) and transitions (Additive Dissolve and the new Film Dissolve),
as well as Interpret Footage and Time Remapping options—while you work smoothly at 4K and
higher resolutions. Open projects quickly and refine multilayer, effects-rich sequences without
rendering. Easy access to customizable keyboard shortcuts enables a robust keyboard-driven
workflow, letting you edit the way you want. Powerful editing-tool enhancements give you
more precision and control, and new dual-system sound support from the new Merge Clips
feature lets you quickly sync video with high-quality audio recorded on separate devices like
location recorders, perfect for DSLR or RED workflows.
ow, integration between Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Story, an Adobe CS Live online service* †, lets
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you collaboratively write scripts and create metadata-rich, production-ready assets, speeding your
editing workflow. Start by importing or developing your script in Adobe Story, and then import it directly
into Adobe Premiere Pro, where you can align the script to spoken dialogue in each clip. Scenes in the
Adobe Story script—and the metadata associated with them—can be matched to clips in your project.
Metadata helps eliminate hours of routine work by enabling you to effortlessly locate all of the takes of a
specific shot and quickly search dialogue, scene elements, or character names.
Integrates with Adobe CS Live online
services* †
Among the many new timesaving features in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 are powerful editing-tool enhancements, dual-system sound
support, and the faster-than-ever Adobe Mercury Playback Engine, which extends breakthrough performance to more desktop and
laptop computer GPUs.
Top features
•Numerous productivity
enhancements, including dualsystem sound support with merged
clips and more intuitive keyboarddriven editing (Page 3)
•More performance gains with the
Mercury Playback Engine (Page 5)
•Multiscreen delivery presets with
Adobe Media Encoder (Page 5)
• Fast, efficient audio post-production
workflows with Adobe Audition
CS5.5 (Page 7)
•Streamlined workflow thanks to
direct integration with Adobe
Story* † (Page 7)
•Closed-captioning support (Page 8)
•Expanded native support for RED
digital cinema workflows (Page 8)
• Enhanced native support fo Canon
XF video (Page 9)
•Timesaving collaboration and
improved open workflows (Page 9)
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 offers the best file-based (tapeless) workflows in the industry, and
Adobe continually extends and improves support for the latest formats. In this release, enhanced
support for Canon XF media allows for simple direct access to clips right from the Media Browser.
In post-production, true native support lets you get to work immediately—with absolutely no
transcoding or rewrapping—retaining the original pristine quality of your footage throughout the
editing workflow. Freely mix and match any formats and create high-quality editorial effects
directly in the timeline, with hundreds of nonlinear editing features optimized for creative
productivity. New support for importing closed-captioning data in 608 and 708 format offers
flexibility when producing broadcast content, and enhanced metadata capabilities, such as
improved Speech Analysis, help you find assets and speed up editing further.
New watch folders, customizable presets, and contextual menus in Adobe Media Encoder (a
separate 64-bit application included with Adobe Premiere Pro) make it easier for you to output
clips and edited sequences for delivery to the multiscreen environment. Encoding takes place in
the background, so you can continue editing, and new audible alerts let you know when your
encoding jobs are complete.
Tap into the audio post-production power offered in Adobe Audition CS5.5 software (available
separately or as part of Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium). Thanks to tightly
integrated, roundtrip workflows with Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5, you can use the robust tools in
Audition to edit and sweeten your soundtracks. Seamless integration with other Production
Premium components, along with enhanced interoperability with Apple Final Cut Pro, lets you put
the powerful, flexible toolset in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 to use in any production pipeline.
With Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5, you can:
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Improve your editing workflow. Get more performance gains, thanks to the faster-than-ever
native 64-bit Adobe Mercury Playback Engine, which now supports more laptop and desktop
computer GPUs. With industry-leading native file-based format support, you can begin editing
virtually any video, image, or audio format as soon as you import it. True native format support lets
you enjoy immediate, transcode-free import and render-free playback. And because you never
have to transcode or rewrap your footage, you always work with the highest quality source
material. Work smoothly with complex sequences at HD and film resolutions using an improved,
highly efficient keyboard-driven workflow, and boost productivity with new dual-system sound
support with merged clips and other timesaving features suggested by users. With intuitive editing
tools and innovative metadata features such as newly enhanced Speech Analysis, you can edit
even more efficiently.
Collaborate more effectively. Bring the creative benefits of Adobe tools to your project and work
in an open, extensible post-production environment. Improved roundtrip editing capabilities with
Apple Final Cut Pro extend the easy project and content exchange with other Adobe software and
Avid editing software, making it easier to collaborate on projects in multitool post-production
pipelines. Develop scripts collaboratively using Adobe Story* †, and now import them straight into
Adobe Premiere Pro, without having to first send them to OnLocation. Adobe Premiere Pro CS5
introduced integration with CS Review* †, another CS Live online service, making it easier for clients
and teammates to review and make frame-accurate comments on works in progress. Combine this
helpful service with roundtrip workflows to bring in Apple Final Cut Pro and Avid NLE sequences to
simplify the process of gathering client and team feedback on works in progress.
Deliver your finished media practically anywhere. Produce video optimized for distribution to
practically any video or device format. Save time by using the redesigned interface, new presets,
intuitive context menus, and dramatically improved watch folder support in Adobe Media Encoder
to batch encode your project to multiple delivery formats, quickly, simply, and in the background.
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Who uses Adobe Premiere Pro?
64-bit operating system required
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 runs only
on 64-bit operating systems, such
as Mac OS X 10.5 or later, Microsoft®
Windows Vista® 64-bit Edition, or
Windows 7 64-bit Edition. Adobe
Media Encoder supports both 64-bit
and 32-bit versions of Windows, and
like both Adobe Premiere Pro and
After Effects, is 64-bit only on Mac
OS X. For more information about
optimizing performance, see the
complete system requirements on
the last page of this document.
Video and film editors and other post-production professionals use Adobe Premiere Pro to
assemble compelling stories and other types of video content from live-action video footage, still
and animated images, sound, and music. The types of projects they create range from short-form
commercials and videos to long-form broadcast programming, sporting and event coverage, and
corporate and feature films. Adobe Premiere Pro offers a comprehensive post-production toolset
and industry-leading file-based workflows that speed every stage of production. Timesaving
integration with other essential Adobe software, including Production Premium components, as
well as with other NLEs (Final Cut Pro and Avid editing software), allows you to bring the creative
benefits of Adobe tools to every video project.
Motion graphics designers and visual effects artists turn to Adobe Premiere Pro for a tightly
integrated, timesaving workflow, video ingest, and editing. These creative professionals especially
appreciate being able to work in real time on footage at HD and film resolutions, thanks to the
Mercury Playback Engine and broad format support including high-quality 10-bit mastering and
archiving codecs. In addition to being able to open each others’ project files and easily paste
elements between After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro (when they’re used together as part of
Production Premium), After Effects users can easily use the now faster Dynamic Link to send
compositions to Adobe Premiere Pro sequences, where changes made in After Effects show up
immediately in the Adobe Premiere Pro timeline.
Top new features of Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5
Numerous productivity enhancements, including dual-system sound support
with merged clips and more intuitive keyboard-driven editing
As video producers at all levels try to accomplish more with fewer resources, high-performance
tools that help get the job done faster and more efficiently—with top-notch results—are essential.
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 includes a number of of new features and enhancements that take
editing efficiency to a new level.
Merge Clips feature for dual-system sound support
More and more, video productions use dual-system sound in their audio recording workflow, thanks to
widespread use of DSLR cameras that shoot HD video, and use of digital cinema cameras such as the
RED ONE and Silicon Imaging SI-2K. The new Merge Clips feature in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5
provides dual-system sound support that enables you to quickly match audio and video tracks originally
recorded on separate devices and media. Dual-system sound workflows give you more control over
audio quality by recording sound on a standalone digital audio recorder. But what you gain in audio
quality by recording sound on a device other than your camera comes at a price—sound and picture
need to be synced in post-production, a process that’s typically time-consuming and tedious.
Using the new Merge Clips feature in Adobe Premiere
Pro CS5.5, you can quickly combine separate audio
and video source files into a single merged clip. The
Merge Clips dialog box lets you choose In points and
Out points, timecode, or a numbered clip marker as
the sync reference. The ability to use In/Out points as
sync references is essential when matching audio
clips to video clips that were shot on DSLR cameras,
which typically do not supply timecode without
additional software or special plug-ins. Referencing a
numbered clip marker lets you sync clips based on an
event that occurs somewhere in the middle of a
shot—for example, the popping of a champagne
cork. With the Merge Clips command, you can sync
up to 16 audio clips to a single video clip.
The new Merge Clips dialog box in Adobe Premiere
Pro CS5.5 lets you quickly choose different sync
references, so that audio and video recorded on
different devices can be easily aligned for
synchronized playback.
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A merged clip’s video track and source audio channels can be mapped to targeted tracks in the
timeline, which makes assembling sequences easier, faster, and more efficient. Multiple track
targeting helps support keyboard-driven Insert/Overwrite (previously called Overlay) editing,
which is faster than dragging and dropping clips into the timeline.
To streamline project management, the original master component clips can be deleted from the
project, leaving only the merged clips. For added flexibility, you can define separate In and Out
points for the audio and video portions of merged clips. When you do so, a single audio In point
applies to all of the component audio clips.
Additionally, merged clips can be exported as Extensible Markup Language (XML) files that can be
imported into Apple Final Cut Pro or as Advanced Authoring Format (AAF) files for exchange with
Avid NLEs such as Media Composer.
The Metadata panel displays vital information about each of the component (source) clips that the
merged clip is based on, so each clip’s metadata can be viewed individually. Alternately, a pulldown menu lets you choose to look at metadata for all of the component files simultaneously.
Numerous improvements that boost editing efficiency
Take advantage of user-requested enhancements and enjoy more efficient workflows. For
example, Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 gives you more options for:
Customizing and accessing keyboard shortcuts
• Use widely accepted NLE shortcuts that you can customize to suit your needs.
• Assign keyboard shortcuts faster using the redesigned Keyboard Shortcuts dialog box.
• Get easier access to updated keyboard layout presets for Avid Media Composer and Final Cut
Pro-style shortcuts.
• Find clip, sequence, and In/Out markers faster using keyboard shortcuts that are now displayed in
the Keyboard Shortcuts menu.
Performing Insert/Overwrite edits, extracting
frames from a sequence, and adding keyframes
• Perform Insert/Overwrite (formerly Overlay) edits
more easily, thanks to a new drag-and-drop
graphic overlay button in the Program Monitor.
• Extract frames from a sequence in the timeline
and automatically position the current time
indicator (CTI) to the point of extraction using the
improved Extract command. Previously, the CTI
stayed in place, unaffected by the ripple edit,
which often left the playhead in a new and
unexpected place in the sequence.
Perform Overwrite or Insert edits more easily, thanks
to a new graphic overlay button that appears when
you drag clips from the Project panel into the
Program Monitor.
• Save time with the ability to add keyframes
directly in the timeline using the Selection or Pen tool in the Effect Controls panel without having
to first enable keyframing.
Decoupling media
• Save time when creating overlapping edits with the Unlink command, which now decouples the
audio portion of a clip while automatically deselecting the video portion. In addition, the Unlink
command now works on multiple selected clips in a sequence.
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More performance gains with the Mercury Playback Engine
Supported Nvidia Graphics Cards
The list of graphics cards
that are compatible with
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 is
updated on a regular basis. For an
up-to-date list of supported cards,
please see www.adobe.com/
go/64bitsupport. For system
requirements and compatibility,
please see www.nvidia.com.
The 64-bit Mercury Playback Engine brought extraordinary performance and stability to Adobe
Premiere Pro CS5. In Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5, the Mercury Playback Engine takes performance
to the next level, so that you get even faster playback of mixed-format timelines and more
GPU‡-accelerated effects and transitions. And the Mercury Playback Engine in Adobe Premiere Pro
CS5.5 supports additional Nvidia graphics cards for laptop and desktop computers, so you can
enjoy high-performance, real-time editing in the editing suite and on location.
New GPU-accelerated features, effects, and transitions in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 include:
• Speed-change features. GPU-accelerated Time Remapping, Speed Change, and Backwards
functions enable you to create high-quality slow- or fast-motion footage and play clips backwards, all in real time without first having to render them.
• Footage interpretation options. Easily modify the properties of clips using GPU-accelerated effects
that give you control over frame rate, aspect ratio, field order, alpha channels, and pulldown removal.
• Field-order processing. Eliminate unwanted interlacing artifacts with GPU-accelerated operations that give you control over field order, interlacing, deinterlacing, and flicker removal.
• Transitions, including the new Film Dissolve­. Move between clips using GPU-accelerated
Additive Dissolve to add the color information from clip B to clip A, and then subtract the
color information of clip A from clip B. The new Film Dissolve transition lets you achieve a
different look when moving between clips by using linear color blending to prevent certain
edge and halo artifacts, such as fringing, which appears when high-contrast saturated colors
are blended together.
A
B
D
C
Transitioning
between two clips
using Additive
Dissolve (A and B)
and the new Film
Dissolve (C and D).
Notice the difference
in color saturation
and in the edges
around the actor’s
hair (A and C) as well
as the appearance
of his left shoulder.
• Blur effects. Use GPU-accelerated Fast Blur to quickly add blur to large areas of your clips, create
the illusion of motion using Directional Blur, and—thanks to GPU acceleration—see the results in
real time.
Multiscreen delivery presets with Adobe Media Encoder
Reaching audiences wherever they are and on whatever device they use to watch video content is
an essential requirement of modern video production. New presets, intuitive context menus, and
dramatically enhanced watch folder support in Adobe Media Encoder CS5.5, a separate 64-bit
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Using NVIDIA graphics cards; depending on system configuration and file types.
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application included with Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5, make outputting your work for delivery
everywhere a simple and intuitive process.
Because there is no single, universal set of encoding parameters that can accommodate every
business and customer need, Adobe Media Encoder adds to its already extensive list of output
presets to further streamline your encoding workflow. The existing presets covered delivery to
devices that ranged from iPhones to digital cinema resolutions. The new presets encompass a
range of screen sizes from smartphones to tablets and desktop PCs to televisions, and are
optimized for device-specific encoding profiles and bitrates, including:
Expand your creative toolset
Open up more creative possibilities
as you tackle a broad spectrum
of planning, production, and
post-production tasks with Adobe
Creative Suite 5.5 Production
Premium.
Get more creative power at an
appealing price. In addition to
Adobe Premiere Pro, Encore, and
OnLocation, CS5.5 Production
Premium offers the latest versions
of Adobe After Effects, Photoshop
Extended, Flash Professional,
Flash Catalyst, Audition,
and Illustrator.
Move up to Production Premium to:
Create rich visual effects and
sophisticated motion graphics.
After Effects gives you everything
you need to create opening titles,
animated graphics, and visual effects,
as well as to create and move images
and video in 3D. Eliminate unwanted
camera movement and compensate
for irregularities caused by camera
motion with Warp Stabilizer.
Tablet and Mobile devices (frame size: 512x288)
• Phone + Tablet 3G (350kbps)
• Phone + Tablet Low (500kbps)
• Phone + Tablet Wifi (700kbps)
Desktop and Television (SD) (frame size: 768x432)
• PC + TV, SD, Med, 16x9 (1200kbps)
• PC + TV, SD, High, 16x9 (1800kbps)
Desktop and Television (HD) (frame size: 1280x720)
• PC + TV, HD, Low, 16x9 (2500kpbs)
• PC + TV, HD, High, 16x9 (3500kbps)
One Source, Multiple Outputs using Watch Folders
Watch folders allow Adobe Media Encoder to monitor a selected set of locations on your computer
for newly added material. Watch folders existed in Adobe Media Encoder CS5, but in CS5.5 this
important feature’s workflow has been improved and its status elevated in the redesigned user
interface. Once a new asset is detected, Adobe Media Encoder automatically adds the item into the
encoding queue and processes it based on the settings you selected when you created the watch
folder. This valuable timesaving feature makes it easier for you to convert assets for viewing on
multiple devices at different screen resolutions and bitrates.
Enhance graphics for video.
Create and enhance 3D graphics and
motion-based content and prepare
still images and text for all your
projects with Adobe Photoshop CS5
Extended. Work fast with crossplatform 64-bit support, and create
stunning HDR images for
video backdrops.
Record, edit, mix, master, and
sweeten audio. With Audition
CS5.5—now available for Mac OS
and Windows—enjoy a smooth
workflow with a fast new audio
playback engine, royalty-free
content, and deep integration with
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5.
Design interactive experiences.
Create video portfolios and other
engaging interactive media with
easy-to-use Flash Catalyst or with the
full power of Flash Professional.
For more information, see Adobe
Creative Suite 5.5 Production
Premium What’s New.
To make it easier to output your work to virtually any video and device format, the new Adobe Media Encoder user interface
provides a dashboard-like view of the status of multiple background renders, so you can see progress at a glance as you
continue working in Adobe Premiere Pro and Encore. The new interface includes three sections—the Queue pane, the
Current Encode pane, and the Watch Folders pane—that can be independently open or closed. Progress bars in both the
Queue and Current Encode panes let you monitor encoding as it takes place.
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In addition, the ability to drag and drop sequences directly from Adobe Premiere Pro into the
Adode Media Encoder queue gives your encoding workflow added flexibility. And because Adobe
Media Encoder is optimized to take full advantage of modern multicore CPUs, it efficiently encodes
your content in the background, enabling you to continue creative work in the foreground, further
boosting your productivity. To help you keep track of your encoding jobs, Adobe Media Encoder
now lets you specify audible alerts to signal when items in the queue are successfully completed or
completed with errors.
About Adobe Audition CS5.5
Adobe Audition is the cross-platform
digital audio editor that audio and
video professionals rely on. With its
new high-performance audio playback engine that leverages multicore
processors, an enhanced effects
workflow that lets you adjust parameters while playing back audio, and
powerful native 5.1 multichannel
support, Audition offers best-in-class
audio and multitrack mixing tools,
powerful sweetening options, and
rock-solid performance to handle a
wide range of audio post-production
tasks quickly and efficiently.
Another new feature in Adobe Media Encoder CS5.5 supplies a number of options for importing
still image sequences as a single video file. This makes it easier to work with popular production
formats such as DPX.
Fast, flexible roundtrip audio post-production workflows with Adobe Audition
(available separately)
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 offers tight integration with Adobe Audition CS5.5 (now on Mac OS and
Windows), the audio editing and sweetening solution designed for video professionals, available
separately or as part of Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium (see sidebar on page 6).
Using the new Edit In Adobe Audition command, you can send individual clips, entire sequences, or
just the selected work area—complete with a reference video—directly to Audition for audio
editing and sweetening.
When you send a sequence to Audition, it opens as a multitrack audio project. When you’ve
finished editing your audio tracks, the Export To Adobe Premiere Pro command in Audition lets
you quickly send the multitrack file back to Adobe Premiere Pro.
Open Media Framework (OMF) support in Adobe Premiere Pro and Audition makes it possible to
export high-quality audio projects to Avid ProTools, making collaboration with audio editors,
remixers, and sound designers more efficient.
Streamlined workflow thanks to direct integration with Adobe Story* †
In Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5, you can speed your editing workflow by importing your Adobe Story
scripts, complete with metadata, directly into Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 without having to first go
through Adobe OnLocation. The Speech Analysis area of the Metadata panel in Adobe Premiere
Pro CS5.5 contains a new pane called Embedded Adobe Story Script. Being able to see the
embedded script in this manner makes it easier to compare the speech analysis results with the
actual written script, and align them automatically.
About Adobe Story* †
Adobe Story, a CS Live online service*†
that’s available both separately
and as a desktop application, is a
collaborative scriptwriting tool that
can help accelerate the process of
turning screenplays and other types of
narratives into finished media by
making vital information embedded
in the script available as metadata. If
your production started with a written script that matches the spoken
dialogue in your clips, the speech
analysis process in Adobe Premiere
Pro can use your written script as a
reference, aligning the written script
and spoken dialogue so they
match exactly.
Learn about the newest features of
CS Live online services, which are
complimentary until April 12, 2012.
Visit www.adobe.com/go/cslive
for details.
Embedded Adobe
Story* † scripts are
displayed in the
Adobe Premiere
Pro CS5.5
Metadata panel,
making it easy to
tell which clips
have a script
attached to them.
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You can also import Adobe Story* † ASTX files and attach them to multiple selected clips in the
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 Project panel. When attached to clips, scenes from the script are
matched to the appropriate video clips by a predefined scene number that’s stored in both the
script and the clip’s XMP metadata. This helps eliminate hours of routine work by enabling you to
effortlessly locate all of the takes of a specific shot or search dialogue, scene elements, or character
names. Better still, that same metadata is retained throughout the production workflow and can be
passed through to Adobe Encore, where it can be used as the basis for DVD and Blu-ray Disc
chapter titles. When you deliver your Encore projects as web DVDs, the script metadata makes the
web DVD content searchable.
Closed-captioning support
About 608 and 708 caption data
608 caption data is used in analog
NTSC video for North American
markets and in DVD production. 708
caption data is used in Advanced
Television Standards Committee
(ATSC) digital video streams.
Closed-captioning requirements are expanding, both because of new regulations and because the
service benefits viewers. As demand for captioned content grows to include both on-air and online
content, broadcasters and content producers are looking for new ways to streamline the process
and maximize their investments in having captions created. With support for 608 and 708 closed
captions through the SCC and MCC file formats, Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 now offers the ability to
sync closed captions to video sequences and display closed-captioning data in these file formats.
This enables you to confirm that the captioning data is accurate and properly synced to the
sequence. In addition, captions are visible in the Program Monitor during scrubbing, bypassing the
need to run a closed-caption track through a television set for decoding before it can be viewed.
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 converts 608 closed-captioning data to 708 closed-captioning data, and
vice versa. A new software development kit (SDK) makes the closed captioning data available to
both Adobe and various Adobe partners for display and export over FireWire, SDI, HD-SDI, and
other third-party hardware options.
Expanded native support for RED digital cinema workflows
About RED RMD files
RED RMD files contain information
about how the shot is graded in
software such as REDCINE-X; it acts
as a sidecar file alongside the R3D
file holding these values. Adobe
Premiere Pro imports and applies
these settings on import, so that
important decisions about how to
interpret the color of the shot are not
left behind.
Building on the fully native RED R3D format support offered in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5, the RED
R3D Source Settings dialog box has been redesigned, and offers intuitive controls to those who
work regularly with RED media. In addition to the ability to save and load the latest versions of
RMD—as well as the ability to create custom presets—you can now pick a white point and use
either a histogram or a five-point curves interface to adjust red, green, blue, RGB, or Luma values
for a clip. You can choose which Color Science version is used, and FLUTs, Lift, Gamma, and Gain
settings are all supported. In addition, you can now apply the same source settings to multiple
selected RED clips simultaneously.
You can view and edit color settings and metadata in RED footage.
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These features make Adobe Premiere Pro an even better choice for on-set and dailies workflows
when working with RED content, offering deep control over crucial color settings in the context of
an efficient native workflow, and enable close integration with REDCINE-X software via RMD
interchange.
About spanned clips
With Relay Recording, Canon
XF cameras automatically switch
recording from internal memory to
CF cards when their internal drive
becomes full, so recording continues
uninterrupted, creating spanned clips.
Enhanced native support for Canon XF video
Building on its industry-leading native file-based format support, Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 offers
enhanced native support for Canon XF footage. Now you can preview XF footage in the Project
panel, view and edit camera metadata in the Metadata panel, and take advantage of metadata
throughout your pre- and post-production workflows.
The Media Browser panel in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 lets you navigate to and select XF files,
which can now be displayed as video clips instead of files and folders. Because Adobe Premiere Pro
supports the XF format natively, the files import immediately, without transcoding or rewrapping,
preserving the pristine quality of the original source footage along with all of the valuable
metadata associated with the clips.
In addition, the Media Browser now treats spanned clips from Canon XF video cameras as a single
asset. When dragged from the Media Browser panel into the Project panel, spanned clips are
displayed as one file, preventing clutter.
Timesaving collaboration and improved open workflows
Reviewing works in progress typically involves uploading files to
an FTP site, sending email notifications to let the appropriate
parties know they can download the files, and then scheduling
meetings to get feedback. Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 provided a
powerful way to conduct reviews thanks to integration with Adobe
CS Review* †, making it easier for clients and teammates to review
and make frame-accurate comments on works in progress.
Integration with Adobe CS Review* † enables:
• Clients and teammates to take part in reviewing video sequences
using just a web browser and easy-to-use annotation tools
Integration with Adobe CS
Review* † streamlines the
review and approval process.
• Reviewers to make
frame-accurate comments
that visually correlate to
the Adobe Premiere Pro
timeline.
• You to hold fewer real-time
meetings by reducing
confusion over which
frames comments pertain
to.
A new dialog box in Adobe
Premiere Pro CS5.5 lets you
use preset export settings
that are optimized for CS
Review* † to quickly encode
your sequence or clips, and
then send them to CS
Review. Because the
encoding is handled by
Adobe Media Encoder (a
separate 64-bit application
The new export settings dialog box in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 provides visual
feedback and convenient presets for tailoring encoding for output to Adobe CS
Review, a CS Live online service* †.
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included with Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5), transcoding takes places in the background so you
can continue editing without delay.
You can also encode just the Adobe Premiere Pro sequence work area, which can be easily
defined using new Set In Point and Set Out Point buttons. High, medium, and low bitrate
settings provide control over encoding quality, while the estimated size of the output file is
displayed, allowing you to tailor your output so it matches the available bandwidth and type of
network connection that your teammates or clients are using.
Adobe Device Central
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 includes
Adobe Device Central CS5.5, which
allows you to simplyify the
production of innovative and
compelling content for smartphones
and other consumer electronic
devices. Save time by automating
testing and simulating accelerometer, geolocation multi-touch device
inputs, and network performance of
mobile content across a dynamically
updated library of device profiles.
Now with support for Webkit,
HTML5, and the latest versions of
Adobe Flash Player software, Adobe
Device Central CS5.5 helps video
professionals deliver engaging
experiences to millions of mobile
subscribers and consumers of
content on many devices.
When CS Review* † is combined with roundtrip workflows to bring in Apple Final Cut Pro and
Avid NLE sequences the process of gathering client and team feedback on works in progress is
further simplified.
Enhanced roundtrip editing with Apple Final Cut Pro
Improved roundtrip editing capabilities with Apple Final Cut Pro make it easier to collaborate on
projects in which teammates, clients, or other production facilities utilize a variety of editing and
post-production software tools. For example, when you import and export project files between
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 and Final Cut Pro, you can adjust the volume on Stereo As Mono clips,
and adjust the scaling of a clip when its pixel aspect ratio (PAR) is different from that of the
sequence. Additionally, you can export clips that have been modified by the 3-Way ColorCorrector, retaining approximate settings, which helps to eliminate guesswork associated with
manually re-creating color-correction results that previously did not transfer with the media asset.
Still using Adobe Premiere Pro CS4/CS3?
For those still using Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 or CS3, upgrading to Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 also
gives you the chance to catch up on all the great features added in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5. These
include tighter tool integration, support for more video formats, and workflow enhancements that
accelerate turnaround times, as well as the following:
• Industry-leading performance with the Adobe Mercury Playback Engine. Edit in the field, get
faster playback of mixed-format timelines, and take advantage of the new GPU-accelerated,
64-bit Adobe Mercury Playback Engine, now on workstations and laptops.
• Native 64-bit operating system support. Take full advantage of all available system RAM—up to
192GB on modern workstations—so you can run multiple software applications at the same
time, opening the door to powerful timesaving, multitasking workflows.
• Extensive native file-based format support. Edit material in virtually any format and from nearly
any device, thanks to broad native format support that lets you enjoy instant, transport-free
import and render-free playback.
• Unparalleled Adobe integration. Effortlessly move assets between Adobe Premiere Pro and
other Adobe Creative Suite Production Premium components—Adobe After Effects, Adobe
Photoshop Extended, Adobe Illustrator, Flash Catalyst, and Adobe Audition.
• Efficient collaboration. Collaborate openly and effectively with clients and team members with
Adobe CS Live online services* † (available separately), including CS Review, Adobe Story, and
Acrobat.com.
• Timesaving XMP metadata. Speed up your post-production workflow with metadata acquired
during preproduction and production.
• Industry-leading Blu-ray Disc authoring. Master your HD projects to Blu-ray Disc with Encore
CS5 (included with Adobe Premiere Pro).
• GPU-accelerated Ultra keyer. Easily achieve complex keys on challenging footage with the
GPU-accelerated Ultra, which typically keys in real time (using NVIDIA graphics cards, depending
on system configuration and file types).
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Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 also includes these additional features that have been added in free
updates to Adobe Premiere Pro CS5:
· Red Rocket support
· Support for Mysterium X and the latest Color Science
· RED RMD support for editing color-graded footage from REDCine-X tools
· Native Sony XDCAM support
· Native JVC QuickTime support
· Enhanced native DPX format support
· Improved color grading
· Broadcast WAV support
For more detailed information, see Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 What’s New.
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System Requirements
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 and Encore CS5
Mac OS
Windows
•Multicore Intel® processor with 64-bit support
•Intel® Core™2 Duo or AMD Phenom® II processor; 64-bit support
required
•Mac OS X v10.5.8 or v10.6.3; Mac OS X v10.6.3 required for GPUaccelerated performance •2GB of RAM (4GB or more recommended)
•10GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free
space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that
uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash storage
devices)
•7200 RPM hard drive for editing compressed video formats; RAID 0
for uncompressed
•1280x900 display with OpenGL 2.0–compatible graphics card
•Adobe-certified GPU card for GPU–accelerated performance;
visit www.adobe.com/go/premiere_systemreqs for the latest list of
supported cards
•Core Audio–compatible sound card
•DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs (SuperDrive for
burning DVDs; external Blu-ray burner for creating Blu-ray Disc
media)
•64-bit operating system required: Microsoft® Windows Vista® Home
Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1 or
Windows® 7
•2GB of RAM (4GB or more recommended)
•10GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free
space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash
storage devices)
•7200 RPM hard drive for editing compressed video formats; RAID 0
for uncompressed
•1280x900 display with OpenGL 2.0-compatible graphics card
•Adobe-certified GPU card for GPU–accelerated performance;
visit www.adobe.com/go/premiere_systemreqs for the latest list of
supported cards
•Adobe-certified card for capture and export to tape for SD/HD
workflows
•QuickTime 7.6.2 software required for QuickTime features
• OHCI-compatible IEEE 1394 port for DV and HDV capture, export to
tape, and transmit to DV device
•Adobe Flash® Player 10 software required to play back DVD projects
exported as SWF files
•Sound card compatible with ASIO protocol or Microsoft Windows
Driver Model
•Broadband Internet connection required for online services and to
validate Subscription Edition (if applicable) on an ongoing basis*
•DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs (DVD+-R burner
for burning DVDs; Blu-ray burner for creating Blu-ray Disc media)
•QuickTime 7.6.2 software required for QuickTime features
•Adobe Flash® Player 10 software required to play back DVD projects
exported as SWF files
•Broadband Internet connection required for online services and to
validate Subscription Edition (if applicable) on an ongoing basis*
Adobe OnLocation CS5
Mac OS
Windows
•Multicore Intel® processor
•Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor (Intel Core™2 Duo or
AMD Phenom® II recommended)
•Mac OS X v10.5.8 or v10.6
•1GB of RAM
•400MB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free
space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that
uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash storage
devices)
•5400 RPM hard drive for recording; 13GB of available hard-disk space
for each hour of recording
•Microsoft® Windows® XP (32 bit) with Service Pack 2 (Service Pack 3
recommended) or Windows® 7
•1GB of RAM
•400MB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free
space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash
storage devices)
•1280x900 display with OpenGL 2.0–compatible graphics card
•5400 RPM hard drive for recording; 13GB of available hard-disk space
for each hour of recording
•Core Audio–compatible sound card
•1280x900 display with DirectX 9.0c–compatible graphics card
•DVD-ROM drive
•OHCI–compliant IEEE 1394 port for DV and HDV capture
•Broadband Internet connection required for online services and to
validate Subscription Edition (if applicable) on an ongoing basis*
• Sound card compatible with ASIO protocol or Microsoft Windows
Driver Model
•DVD-ROM drive
•Broadband Internet connection required for online services and to
validate Subscription Edition (if applicable) on an ongoing basis*
Expected ship date
Second quarter 2011
For more information
Product details:
www.adobe.com/premiere
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For updates to system requirements and more detailed information about video hardware compatibility, visit www.adobe.com/go/
production_systemreqs.
* CS Live online services are complimentary until April 12, 2012. See www.adobe.com/go/CSLive for details.
Adobe online services, including Adobe CS Live Services, are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional
terms and Adobe’s online privacy policy (available at www.adobe.com/go/terms). Online services are not available in all countries or
languages, may require user registration and may be subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Additional fees or subscription
charges may apply.
†
Adobe, the Adobe logo, Adobe Audition, Adobe OnLocation, Adobe Premiere, Acrobat, After Effects, Creative Suite, Encore, Flash, Flash Catalyst, Illustrator,
and Ultra are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. AMD Athlon and AMD
Phenom are trademarks or registered trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Apple, Mac, and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple, Inc., registered in the
U.S. and other countries. Intel, Intel Core, and Pentium are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. Microsoft, Windows, and Windows
Vista are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. NVIDIA and CUDA are registered
trademarks or trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective
owners.
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