What`s New in Adobe Creative Suite 5 Production - PC

What`s New in Adobe Creative Suite 5 Production - PC
Adobe Creative Suite 5 Production Premium What’s New
Adobe® Creative Suite® 5 Production Premium
Use high-performance production tools to create engaging content
for virtually any screen
Meet today’s deadlines and tomorrow’s challenges with breakthrough performance:
Adobe CS5 Production Premium software accelerates workflows from scriptwriting
through post-production, delivers the best tapeless workflows available, and integrates
with new CS Live online services.
Adobe Creative Suite 5
Production Premium combines:
Stay in the creative flow with Adobe CS5 Production Premium as breakthrough performance, integration,
and collaborative flexibility sweep aside obstacles in your workflow. Finish your HD projects as quickly as
SD thanks to native 64-bit support in Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Photoshop Extended and
the new Mercury Playback Engine in Adobe Premiere Pro. The industry’s best tapeless workflow is now
even better, with expanded support for new tapeless media including DSLR video formats, giving you
access to pristine-quality footage without transcoding or rewrapping. With innovative time-saving
features throughout components of Production Premium—from the revolutionary new Roto Brush in
After Effects to GPU acceleration in Photoshop Extended and Adobe Premiere Pro—you have the tools
you need to speed the entire post-production process.
Turn your project plans into efficient productions using an integrated script-to-screen workflow. Start by
developing your script in Adobe Story, a new Adobe CS Live online service* that lets you write scripts by
collaborating and creating metadata-rich, production-ready assets with new efficiency. Then in Adobe
OnLocation CS5, import your Adobe Story script and automatically transform it into shot lists and
relevant metadata. While you’re on set, use OnLocation to log, calibrate, monitor, and capture footage
directly to disk—you can now log from tapeless cameras. As you log, add metadata that increases
productivity at every stage in the production process.
New features in CS5 Production Premium let you express your creativity like never before. In Photoshop
Extended, create eye-popping assets using new 2D natural painting and 3D extrusion options. Compose
shapes, scenes, and text in accurate linear perspective with Adobe Illustrator CS5. In Adobe Encore,
author your DVD interface and then publish to traditional DVD, Blu-ray Disc, or interactive online web
DVD. For sharing videos online, take advantage of new Flash Catalyst for easily designing online video
portfolios without writing code, or use the industry-standard Flash Professional to add video content to
sophisticated interactive experiences.
With powerful enhancements to industry-leading tools for every stage of your workflow, Adobe CS5
Production Premium packs unbeatable speed and unprecedented creative freedom—everything you
need to craft great stories.
*CS Live online services are complimentary for a limited time. See the last page for details and limitations related to all Adobe
online services.
Top benefits
With Production Premium, you can:
Work faster with breakthrough performance. Accelerate post-production with industry-leading
native 64-bit performance in After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Photoshop Extended. The new
Mercury Playback Engine in Adobe Premiere Pro speeds effects processing and rendering, while
GPU-accelerated features in Photoshop Extended speed image cropping, color picking, and brush
treatments. The industry’s best tapeless workflow just got better with new support for tapeless
media, including AVC-Intra, R3D enhancements, and the latest DSLR formats. In After Effects,
isolate moving foreground elements from their backgrounds in a fraction of the time using the
Roto Brush tool that works much like the Quick Select tool in Photoshop. Finally, when moving
assets back and forth between After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro, save time during iterative
cycles, thanks to faster Dynamic Link.
Craft great stories. Create engaging media for screens everywhere using the power of Adobe
Creative Suite 5 Production Premium. New features let you express your creativity like never before
and help you streamline planning and production workflows. With tools such as OnLocation and
Adobe Story, a new Adobe CS Live online service*, you can introduce the power of metadata in
preproduction, speeding post-production. Plus, metadata has the potential to make your content
more discoverable online, so that compelling stories can engage your audience in new ways.
Collaborate efficiently. Improve communication among production teams and clients using new CS
Live online services* including Adobe Story for collaborative screenwriting, CS Review for team
online reviews in Photoshop Extended, Illustrator, and Adobe Premiere Pro; and Acrobat.com for
sharing project information online. Easily integrate Production Premium with existing workflows by
moving projects back and forth between Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 and Apple Final Cut Pro or Avid
Media Composer.
Who uses Production Premium?
Video editors and other post-production professionals use Production Premium to assemble
compelling stories from live-action video footage, still images, sound, and music. They create
independent and feature films, television programs, commercials, and online video content. For
video editors, Production Premium is a comprehensive, integrated video production solution. Its
specialized, best-of-breed components bring professional capabilities to each aspect of the
workflow. Whether your stories are destined for the biggest screens or the hottest websites,
Production Premium gives you everything you need to script, plan, shoot, edit video and audio,
add effects, and deliver your content anywhere—from mobile devices to Blu-ray Disc media and
movie theaters. The extensive capabilities of Production Premium are amplified by the deep
workflow integration among components and accelerated by the unbeatable performance of the
Mercury Playback Engine, making CS5 Production Premium simply the fastest and most powerful
production solution in its class.
Motion graphics designers use Production Premium to create commercials, broadcast graphics,
film titles, and other highly designed short-form visual content. Visual effects artists, including
animators and compositors, seamlessly composite different elements such as 3D, effects, and live
action to create high-impact effects shots. Both choose Production Premium for its professional
animation and compositing for effects, naturalistic painting, and versatile all-in-one postproduction toolset that includes After Effects, Photoshop Extended, Illustrator, and Adobe
Premiere Pro.
Interactive designers use the creative tools in Production Premium to incorporate video, effects,
vector art, and images into interactive media projects to produce engaging content using Flash
Professional. Interactive designers use Adobe Premiere Pro to ingest and edit video clips, and After
Effects to create videos with transparent backgrounds and to bring a cinematic look and feel to
their projects. They use Photoshop Extended and Illustrator to produce images and vector artwork
to professional standards.
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Every day, media and entertainment companies such as BBC, Hearst Television, and Turner
Broadcasting depend on the Production Premium toolset to create a cross-location editing
environment that is faster, more efficient, and compatible with more formats than legacy broadcastindustry workflows. Production Premium software offers exceptional support for tapeless workflows
and provides the foundation for next-generation broadcasting, helping media and entertainment
companies and other video professionals make the content they produce more valuable.
Top new features of Production Premium
Breakthrough performance
Work fluidly on HD and higher-resolution projects, and check edits without rendering delays.
Dramatic performance gains in CS5 Production Premium are made possible by native 64-bit
support and the new Mercury Playback Engine in Adobe Premiere Pro.
64-bit operating system required
With expanded native 64-bit support, After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Photoshop Extended
make the best use of all available RAM on your system, making it easier to edit complex sequences
at HD or higher resolutions. In Photoshop Extended, access to all RAM makes it much easier to edit
and apply filters to large images, which is common when creating digital matte paintings and other
video-related projects. For After Effects CS5, native 64-bit support has a dramatic, positive effect
on the experience of working on deeply-layered high-resolution projects in 32 bit per color (bpc)
mode. With After Effects CS5 running on a 64-bit operating system with 32GB of RAM, you can
preview a 30-second HD comp at full resolution and at 32 bpc, so that you can evaluate your entire
composition at maximum fidelity without interruption.* Beyond being able to preview longer
continuous stretches of your project, rendered image frames are more likely to be kept in memory,
allowing you to move around a project’s timeline or between compositions without losing
already-rendered frames. Additionally, memory buffer errors due to RAM constraints are virtually
eliminated. These improvements increase productivity, which in turn facilitates creativity.
CUDA Accelerated
Without GPU acceleration
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 sets a new
standard in high-performance
editing thanks to the revolutionary
Mercury Playback Engine, with or
without GPU acceleration.
The Mercury Playback Engine is used on a multicore
system with nine layers of DVCPROHD footage being
played back in real time, with color correction and other
effects applied. All CPU cores are used equally, and the
timeline plays back smoothly.
With GPU acceleration
When you add GPU acceleration, performance gets even
better. The same nine-layer timeline drops the CPU usage
down to 5–10%. Even with this complicated timeline,
more layers and effects could be stacked without affecting
real-time playback .
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In Adobe Premiere Pro, the Mercury Playback Engine takes advantage of every part of a modern
system. Whether you use a Mac or Windows, the Mercury Playback Engine brings native 64-bit,
GPU-accelerated support and optimization for multiple-core CPUs. You’ll experience smooth
responsiveness and instant feedback when in the past you might have expected to wait. Open
projects faster, scrub through HD and higher resolution projects fluidly, and handle long-form
content and effects-heavy sequences with rock-solid stability. You’ll usually see results instantly
when keying with the new Ultra keyer, scrubbing through transitions and effects, performing
multiple color corrections, and applying Gaussian blurs and blend modes. These performance
enhancements also help Adobe Premiere Pro render final output much faster than before.
In Adobe Creative Suite 5
Production Premium, you can
coordinate RAM allocation for
After Effects, Adobe Premiere
Pro , Adobe Encore, and Adobe
Media Encoder thanks to
cross-component memory
management. You can make the
most of your system resources
without learning complex
memory-management settings.
Dynamic Link is faster between After
Effects CS5 and Adobe Premiere Pro
CS5, and is also supported in both
directions between those two
components. You can also use Dynamic
Link between Encore and either
After Effects or Adobe Premiere Pro.
Adjust RAM usage for Production Premium components using new shared
memory management settings.
Dynamic Link—now faster in CS5—lets you work between Production Premium components and
stay in the creative flow by eliminating the need to render files when you make changes to
assets—whether you’re editing an After Effects composition that appears as footage in Adobe
Premiere Pro or bringing an edited Adobe Premiere Pro sequence into After Effects to perform
color correction or add visual effects. You can use Dynamic Link to insert an effects sequence from
After Effects into an Adobe Premiere Pro timeline, use an Adobe Premiere Pro timeline as a layer in
an After Effects composition, or import After Effects compositions or Adobe Premiere Pro
sequences into Encore for DVD authoring.
The industry’s best tapeless workflow
Expanded native support for tapeless media, including the latest DSLR video formats, makes the
industry’s best tapeless workflow even better in CS5 Production Premium. Edit native tapeless
footage immediately after transferring it from the camera, avoiding transcoding or rewrapping of
footage. You save valuable time and preserve the pristine quality of the original capture along with
camera metadata. New support for XDCAM HD 50, AVCCAM, DPX, and AVC-Intra as well as
enhanced RED support builds on existing support for P2, XDCAM EX and HD, and AVCHD. Use the
Media Browser panels in Adobe Premiere Pro and OnLocation to conveniently browse clips and
view metadata, including metadata from Panasonic AVCCAM cameras.
With the latest DSLR cameras from Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, and others, you can shoot full-frame
1920x1080 or 1280x720 HD video. Due to their exceptional image quality, low-light capability, and
the ability to shoot using prime lenses, these cameras are finding their way into video productions
at all levels. New in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 is the ability to import and natively edit video shot
with the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 7D, and 1D Mark IV as well as video shot with the Nikon D90,
D300s, and D3000 DSLR cameras. Similarly, you can import and natively edit AVCHD video shot
with Panasonic DMC-GH1 DSLR cameras, as well as AVCHD video from Sony, Panasonic, and
Canon video cameras.
Complementing its existing direct-to-disk recording capabilities, OnLocation CS5 now has a
workflow tailored to merging content from a tapeless camera. Add comments as metadata to
placeholder clips on your computer while recording the actual clips on a tapeless camera; when
you import the original camera media into the shot list, OnLocation merges the logging
information with video and audio to create fully logged tapeless captures. Shot metadata can be
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What is metadata?
preserved all the way through Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Media Encoder to final delivery,
adding valuable production intelligence to your project. For example, having shot and script data in
each shot can help an editor assemble a rough cut more quickly.
Import tapeless media formats directly into OnLocation CS5, logged with complete shot metadata.
RED Digital Cinema cameras capture extremely high-resolution raw files, enabling digital
production workflows that allow you to make image-processing decisions throughout the postproduction process. Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 provides full native support for RED R3D files,
allowing you to import them directly without transcoding, rewrapping, or installing additional
software. Because the files contain raw sensor data, you edit footage that is as close to what the
camera captured as possible, enabling you to work nondestructively on the color and look of your
projects. Work with content in all common RED R3D file permutations, including 2K, 3K, 4K, 4K
HD, 16x9, and 2x1, using a number of different frame rates. Best of all, the Mercury Playback Engine
enables real-time scrubbing and playback of RED R3D 4K and higher resolution files.
The new RED Source Settings dialog box in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 offers extensive control over
the look of RED RAW footage. Together with the ability to change color settings per clip, you can
save combinations of adjustments as custom presets that you can apply to clips.
Get the best possible rendering from
RED RAW footage, preserve
maximum image quality by applying
nondestructive adjustments, and
achieve exactly the look you want
with the RED Source Settings dialog
box in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.
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Roundtrip editing with Apple Final Cut Pro and Avid editing software
Bring the powerful capabilities of Production Premium to workflows that involve other nonlinear
editors (NLEs). Exchange project files among NLEs, creating an open workflow that preserves
commonly used effects and transitions without intermediate rendering. Adobe Premiere Pro can
import projects from and export projects to Final Cut Pro and Avid editing software, so members of
your production team can use the NLE they know while taking advantage of the unique capabilities
of Production Premium. For example, you can import Final Cut Pro or Avid projects into Adobe
Premiere Pro and use Speech Search to add metadata that is passed through to Encore for inclusion
in web DVDs. You can also import a Final Cut Pro sequence into Adobe Premiere Pro, and then use
Dynamic Link to send the sequence through to After Effects without rendering at any point in the
process. Applying the power of Production Premium to other NLEs in this way saves time, and has
the added advantage of eliminating the need to manage space-consuming intermediate files.
via Dynamic Link
via XMP
Apple Final
al Cut Pro
via Dynamic Link
via AAF
Avid video s
Adobe Premiere Pro can be the
hub of an open post-production
workflow, adding the unique
capabilities of CS5 Production
Premium to projects that
involve Apple Final Cut Pro and
Avid video software.
Eye-popping 3D and natural painting
Cross-platform 64-bit support in
Adobe Photoshop Extended CS5
In Photoshop CS5 Extended, easily extrude 3D assets from 2D layers, create expressive digital
paintings, and quickly remove unwanted objects from complex backgrounds, thanks to new 3D
and enhanced painting capabilities and Content Aware Fill.
Quickly create 3D logos and artwork by extruding a text layer, Smart Object, selection, or layer
mask with new Adobe Repoussé technology. Enhance the realism of your 3D designs with oneclick shadows, and explore different focal points in your 3D scene by previewing and adjusting the
range for depth of field. Of course, you can move these 3D objects from Photoshop into After
Effects to animate them within a 3D composition.
With Adobe Repoussé, you can easily create a 3D shape from a 2D object, including type.
Enhance your digital backgrounds for video productions or virtual sets by creating realistic painting
effects and mimicking natural media, blending colors with lifelike brush strokes. The new Mixer
Brush lets you define multiple colors on a single tip to paint with subtle color blends, or you can
use a dry brush to blend a photo’s colors as you would with a real paintbrush. New Bristle Tips
enable you to easily paint with naturally textured brush strokes, using defined bristle properties
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like shape, length, and stiffness. Experiment with a broader range of looks by adding Bristle Tips to
a variety of Photoshop brush tools.
With the Mixer Brush, a photo (left) is easily transformed into a stylized painting (right).
Spend less time laboriously sampling specific areas when removing unwanted objects in an image.
When you remove an element from an image, new Content Aware Fill can intelligently replace the
removed area with textures or colors sampled from neighboring regions.
Content Aware Fill can quickly and easily remove unwanted objects from images by analyzing the surroundings.
In Photoshop Extended, refinements to selection and painting tools significantly shorten the time
it takes to prepare backgrounds, mattes, stills, and clean background plates for an Adobe Premiere
Pro sequence or for compositing in After Effects. When selecting a subject in an image, get better
edge-detection and masking results in less time with new Truer Edge selection technology, which
can greatly simplify isolating difficult edges such as hair.
Photoshop Extended also includes the new Exposure Merge feature that makes it easier to create
high dynamic range (HDR) images, and a new GPU-enhanced color picker. In addition, Photoshop
Extended incorporates many user-requested enhancements that simplify day-to-day tasks such as
a way to quickly straighten images and to save 16-bit images directly to JPEG format.
Roto Brush for fast isolation of moving foreground elements
Many visual effects jobs require separating a foreground object, such as an actor, from its current
background so that it can be placed in a completely different environment. Ideally, the subject
would be shot in front of a greenscreen or bluescreen, and then easily isolated using a “keying”
effect such as with the award-winning Keylight plug-in, which is bundled with After Effects. But
sometimes it’s necessary to remove a subject from footage with a complex background, such as a
street scene. This would normally involve manually isolating the foreground for every frame, a task
requiring hours of tedious and expensive work.
With the revolutionary new Roto Brush in After Effects CS5, all of that tedious, expensive work
goes away. Simply brush paint strokes inside the foreground object and let After Effects determine
where the subject starts and ends in each frame. If After Effects has trouble finding the edge of the
subject in a frame, you can paint other strokes outside the subject to help After Effects identify the
background and automatically create a transparent mask for it. The Roto Brush works similarly to
the Quick Selection tool in Photoshop Extended. You can adjust the resulting mask edge so that it
fits the actual edge of the subject more closely, by smoothing, feathering, spreading (expanding) or
choking (contracting) the mask edge as needed.
The remarkable results of the Roto Brush are made possible by the extraordinary amount of
processing power available in today’s computers. The Roto Brush saves so much time and effort
that you can consider effects and targeted corrections that would have been too time-consuming
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or costly in the past. For example, you can use the Roto Brush to color correct just one moving
subject in your footage.
To use the new Roto Brush, just draw
simple paint strokes inside the
foreground object (left and inset), and
let After Effects find the rest of the
foreground object. In the final result
(right), After Effects continues to isolate
the foreground subject accurately even
as he moves in subsequent frames.
Cutting-edge storytelling with new Adobe Story (available separately)
Adobe Story, a new CS Live online service* for scriptwriting, can help accelerate the process of
turning screenplays into finished media. Available separately from Production Premium, the tight
integration of Adobe Story with CS5 Production Premium extends the benefits of Adobe Story into
broader parts of the production and post-production workflow.
As a screenwriting tool, Adobe Story enables you to craft your scripts from virtually anywhere in a
safe offline or online writing environment. You and your colleagues can collaboratively co-write
and edit scripts at any time and assign roles to various team members, such as read-only mode or
review-only mode. Adobe Story makes it easy to write and maintain your script in standard
industry format, while also offering the option to import existing screenplays or sample scripts
from Final Draft, Movie Magic Screenwriter, and Microsoft Word.
Adobe Story offers a Project view to help you organize your work by displaying all of your scripts,
character biographies, reference links, and free-form documents in one place, making it easy to
manage several projects simultaneously. As you develop a script, Adobe Story keeps track of
character names, locations, and more using the Smart Type feature. When you find yourself
inserting commonly used script elements, Smart Type automatically displays these common
selections to help you populate content more efficiently. Elements used in the script’s formatting
are captured as metadata to help streamline production and post-production.
Speed production and post-production with a script-to-screen workflow
To streamline production, import an Adobe Story script into Adobe OnLocation, the powerful
direct-to-disk recording, logging, and monitoring software. Metadata created in Adobe Story*
helps you manage your shoot with automatically generated shot lists and efficient logging.
Additionally, dialogue from the script and other metadata is embedded into the shots you log in
OnLocation. When you later import your footage into Adobe Premiere Pro, you can synchronize
your Adobe Story script to that footage, making it possible to quickly produce preliminary rough
cuts based on the dialogue transcript. Further, metadata in the assets are retained throughout the
production workflow and can be passed through to Encore, where it can be used as the basis for
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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.
The Formatting toolbar provides familiar wordprocessor-like controls. In addition, Story supports
keyboard commands for fast, efficient navigation.
Color coded character dots
help you quickly identify
characters appearing in each
scene. View the name of the
character by placing the
cursor over a character dot.
Adobe Story
numbers each scene.
The Outline panel in the Authoring
view provides a high-level overview
of your script.
Scene duration is
calculated based
on preset or
custom formulas.
The Tagging panel lets
you manually identify individual
elements and production
requirements. These can be colorcoded, as shown in the script
above, or displayed in boldface.
Turn video assets into engaging online experiences, with or without a script
As an alternative to starting with a screenplay, you can also use Adobe Premiere Pro integration
with Adobe Story* to turn previously completed or unscripted video assets into engaging online
experiences. This is useful for unscripted content such as documentaries, corporate productions,
and live events such as conferences and lectures.
To do this, create a transcription of your finished video, which functions much like a script. Next,
create a new Adobe Story project, and then copy and paste that transcription into it, producing a
new Adobe Story script. Using the text from the transcription, you can then break the text into
scenes that serve as major points in the video, such as key themes in a lecture or particular proof
points in a corporate video. You then add additional metadata for each section, for example, a
short description of that scene’s key points (e.g., “This section of the lecture covers Newton’s laws
of mechanics”).
When you’re satisfied with your segmented video, for better online navigation, you can create
subclips from the finished video to match the scenes you’ve outlined. Then import your Adobe
Story script and the subclips into OnLocation. The script data automatically creates placeholder
clips that you can then attach to the clips from the finished asset. In OnLocation, you can also add
additional metadata to your clips, such as shot-specific metadata and shot locations to your clips.
Next, you can import the OnLocation project into Adobe Premiere Pro, and run an analysis to
synchronize the script to footage to enable full, time-accurate searchability. You can edit the clips
as you normally would, and Adobe Premiere Pro keeps everything lined up correctly, so that when
you render the video using Adobe Media Encoder, for example into F4V or FLV, the metadata-rich
assets are ready to be searched using Encore’s searchable web DVD features.
*CS Live online services are complimentary for a limited time. See the last page for details and limitations related to all Adobe
online services.
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Countless small improvements that make a big difference
Experience a smoother day-to-day workflow, thanks to user requests that sparked dozens of
enhancements made throughout Production Premium. Here are just a few examples:
• In After Effects, align layers to comps and start animating more quickly with the new autokeyframe mode.
• In After Effects, use the new Refine Matte effect to apply the intelligent edge-tracking, dechattering, and motion-blurring capabilities found in Roto Brush to any layer with a problematic alpha
channel, such as keyed footage.
• In After Effects, via a new keyboard shortcut, specify that the camera points to either selected
layers or all layers, along with many other improvements to camera tools and settings.
• In Adobe Premiere Pro, clean up your sequences quickly with commands for finding and
removing gaps between clips on the timeline, and use automatic scene detection to create
separate clips from HDV tapes and find and remove gaps in sequences instantly.
• In Adobe Premiere Pro, edit more efficiently with a keyboard shortcut that lets you extend the
duration of a clip on a targeted track to the current position on the timeline.
• In Photoshop Extended, automatically straighten images, close all images without saving, change
the opacity of multiple layers simultaneously, and much more.
Easy online video portfolios with Flash Catalyst
Create online video portfolios and other types of interactive content more easily with Flash
Catalyst, a new professional tool built for anyone who wants to create expressive interactive
content without writing code. There’s no need to learn scripting—simply design your vision using
Illustrator or Photoshop Extended, and then bring layered media from those components into
Flash Catalyst to add interactions using its approachable user interface. It’s easy to add video,
sound effects, and dynamic media too.
Flash Catalyst makes it easy to integrate video into a Flash project and to assign interactions, which can be enhanced
later by Flash developers.
You can use Flash Catalyst to create interactive web video portfolios. Using intuitive, menu-driven
functions to incorporate video and audio content as well as custom playback controls, you can
assemble compelling stories, create video presentations, and pitch concepts.
Richer, more compatible interactive content in Flash Professional CS5
Wide-ranging enhancements improve the quality and compatibility of Flash Professional CS5
projects. Flash Professional CS5 features a text engine that provides much richer typography,
including threaded text blocks, columns, and precise creative control. In addition, the new text
engine helps ensure that text maintains its fidelity when imported into Flash Professional from
other components such as Adobe Illustrator.
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Using the new Spring option for the Bones tool in Flash Professional, you can design more realisticlooking motion for jointed, flexible objects. The Spring option is an intuitive way to add personality
and realism to inverse kinematics (IK).
The Spring option for the Bones tool (left) adds realistic motion to inverse kinematics for jointed objects (above).
The Code Snippets panel eases the Flash learning curve by letting you inject prebuilt code into
projects. Using these predefined code blocks can make it easier to learn ActionScript® 3.0.
Fast, accurate keying with Ultra Keyer
Chroma keying is typically a tedious, time-consuming process—one that Ultra, the powerful new
high-performance keyer in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5, makes fast and painless. Normally, when
shooting footage to be keyed, you must evenly light the background screen so it’s a single, uniform
shade of whatever color you’re keying out of the scene. You must also take care to eliminate color
spill—reflections of the background screen that “spill” back onto actors and other objects. When
manually adjusting your keys, fine detail that occurs around the edges of objects—for example,
hair—need to be carefully identified so they can be separated from the background in a believable
manner. The list of potential challenges is long and varied.
Using Ultra, you can achieve fast, accurate keying on even the most challenging DV and HD
footage. Designed to handle footage shot under real-world conditions that result in uneven
lighting, wrinkled backgrounds, and frizzy hair, Ultra preserves shadows and can achieve complex
keys on smoke, liquids, and transparent objects. The Mercury Playback Engine dramatically
increases performance, usually resulting in real-time HD keying.
Ultra is optimized to handle real-world
greenscreen conditions. Quickly pull a
high-quality key using simple, intuitive
controls. Animate parameters to
accommodate changing conditions.
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Enhanced Adobe Media Encoder
With the rapid growth of video on the Internet and on new platforms such as mobile devices, being
able to efficiently deliver your content in a variety of formats is crucial. Adobe Media Encoder, a
separate, native 64-bit component of Production Premium, saves you time by automating the
process of creating multiple encoded versions of your source files and Adobe Premiere Pro
sequences. Stay focused on being creative by using Adobe Media Encoder to batch encode your
files in the background. Set up multiple items for batch encoding, manage priorities, and control
advanced settings for each item individually. Encode to a wide variety of video formats, including
DPX, FLV, F4V, Windows Media, QuickTime, and other popular codecs such as MPEG-2, MPEG-4,
and H.264, all accelerated by support for native 64-bit rendering.
Adobe Media Encoder now has better visual feedback and a new, more intuitive user interface that
helps you efficiently set up and batch encode multiple versions of your sequences, including the
ability to:
• Get more visual feedback. The Settings Summary dialog box displays information about both
output and source footage, and two new tooltips summarize the output settings for the selected
encoding preset or source assets.
• Automatically match TV Standard, Frame Rate, Field Order, and Pixel Aspect Ratio properties of
source footage using a new setting called “Automatic.” For example, if the source file’s frame rate
is 25 frames per second, the TV Standard is set to PAL. This affects video output in H.264 Blu-ray
Disc, MPEG-2 DVD, and MPEG-2 Blu-ray Disc formats.
Adobe Media Encoder now displays the
video asset being transcoded. Notice
that in this encoding batch, two source
files in the Source Name column are
being output in many formats and
resolutions for archival, web, broadcast,
and mobile delivery.
• Set bit rate based on frame dimensions for FLV, F4V, H.264 Blu-ray Disc, and MPEG-2 Blu-ray Disc
formats. You can set the bit rate manually as well.
• Change the frame rate, pixel aspect ratio, field order, or alpha channel settings when importing
clips into Adobe Media Encoder using the Interpret Footage command.
• Add XMP cue points to the output file from metadata in FLV or F4V source files. In the Preferences dialog box, you can control whether source cue points are used.
• Ensure that final content contains metadata. Use templates to add essential details to media
assets in a consistent way to enhance viewer engagement. You can also use metadata templates
to make sure that a file contains only the metadata you specify.
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CS Live online services*
CS Live online services support creative and production tasks among workgroups, whether
colleagues are near or far. CS Live services are designed to support production and postproduction workflows, and help you:
• Develop scripts and shot lists with Adobe Story, the new collaborative script development tool
that treats script elements as metadata, to accelerate production and post-production.
• Gather team and client feedback with CS Review, an online service for a production team to
review dailies, storyboards, and edited works in progress; you can view feedback without leaving
Photoshop Extended, Illustrator, or Adobe Premiere Pro. In Photoshop Extended and Illustrator,
reviewers can use their web browsers to review and add comments. In Adobe Premiere Pro,
comments are dynamically captured and displayed in the Review panel alongside the sequence
they relate to. Jump directly to comments in the timeline to efficiently match feedback to specific
elements and keep track of review comments in one location. (CS Review will not be available for
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 when the software initially ships. Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 users will
automatically receive access to CS Review integration when it becomes available later in 2010.)
In CS Review, a CS Live online service*
that integrates with components of
CS5 Production Premium, you can
visually correlate review comments
with your content. For example, while in
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5, areas of a
video frame can be highlighted to
quickly recognize where a comment
is located within the context of the
video sequence. All review comments
are logged in a web browser. (CS Review
will not be available for Adobe Premiere
Pro CS5 when the software initially
ships. Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 users
will automatically receive access to
CS Review integration when it
becomes available later in 2010.)
• Gain access to convenient services for sharing project information with team members and
clients through Acrobat.com. Share ideas, discuss details, and complete work with others using
the Adobe ConnectNow web conferencing solution. Write and collaborate on projects and
proposals using Adobe Buzzword, a proven and robust online word processor. Collaborate with
colleagues to create stunning client presentations and present them from wherever you are with
Acrobat.com Presentations, and work with others on spreadsheets or simple databases using
Acrobat.com Tables.
Adobe Creative Suite 5 Production Premium What’s New
Perspective drawing in Adobe Illustrator
Draw shapes and scenes in accurate 1, 2, or 3-point linear perspectives with perspective grids in
Adobe Illustrator CS5. With the Perspective Grid tool, you can turn on a grid that supports drawing
directly on planes of true perspective. The new Perspective Selection tool allows objects to be
moved, scaled, duplicated, and transformed dynamically in perspective. You can also move and
duplicate objects from one plane to another. Perspective tools even work with live text.
In Adobe Illustrator CS5, you can draw
in true linear perspective. You can also
add objects to a perspective plane and
transform them along the plane.
If you’ve already created objects in flat space, simply apply them to a perspective plane, where
their shape and size will correctly change as you transform the objects. If you set up perspective
planes that match a virtual set or digital background that’s already in perspective, it’s easy to add
more vector artwork to those backgrounds in perspective.
Faster multitrack audio workflow and an expanded sonic palette
Create and polish audio, customize music, and add sound effects within a familiar interface when
you use Adobe Soundbooth CS5. Create soundtracks easily, get professional-sounding mixes, and
fix audio problems fast. Move audio and soundtracks effortlessly between Adobe Premiere Pro and
Soundbooth using the nondestructive ASND file format—no exporting or conversion needed.
Soundbooth gives you access to a rich library of royalty-free Soundbooth Scores and sound effects
from Resource Central*.
View your entire multitrack soundtrack at once with the new resizable Multitrack view. Download new Soundbooth Scores
and effects from the expanded collection on Resource Central*. Drag Soundbooth Scores and sound effects directly from the
Resource Central* panel (upper left) into your multitrack projects. Drag audio clips to copy or move them to other locations
and tracks.
In Adobe Soundbooth CS5, you can mix and edit multitrack projects faster and with more control
using an improved multitrack workflow. For example, you can resize the tracks in Multitrack view
to see entire multitrack projects at once or to zoom in on specific tasks. Kick-start your soundtrack
with a dramatically expanded selection of royalty-free content.
Adobe Creative Suite 5 Production Premium What’s New
Soundbooth Scores are professionally composed, multipart instrumental performances or a mix of
instrumental and musical soundscapes, easily customizable for your productions. To fit a
Soundbooth Score to a scene, all you do is change In and Out points; internal sections are
automatically stretched and shortened seamlessly. With this release, Soundbooth now includes
more than 10,000 sound effects and more than 130 customizable Soundbooth Scores—flexible
music and ambience for any production.
Still using Adobe Creative Suite Production Premium CS3?
If you’re considering upgrading to CS5 Production Premium, remember that you’ll benefit from all
the new features described above, as well as all of the new features in CS4 Production Premium.
They include:
• Powerful integration for exceptional productivity. Work with unparalleled efficiency, so you
have more time to craft your vision. For example, expanded Adobe Dynamic Link enables you to
link content between components so you can see updates immediately without rendering.
• Project intelligence with XMP metadata support. Take advantage of the efficiency XMP
metadata offers for project intelligence. For example, Speech Search technology in Adobe
Premiere Pro and Soundbooth speeds editing by using metadata to turn spoken words into
searchable metadata, making it easy to find particular clips and making video assets searchable.
• Adobe OnLocation CS5 for shooting direct to disk and monitoring footage. Get the benefit of a
tapeless workflow without a tapeless camera. With Adobe OnLocation, which is now cross
platform (for Windows and Intel-based Macs), footage is automatically digitized and captured to
disk as you shoot — eliminating hours of capturing.
• Improved editing efficiency with Adobe Premiere Pro. Take advantage of scalable and flexible
nonlinear video-editing capabilities to tell your most compelling stories. Native support for
tapeless workflows, batch encoding in the background, and numerous enhancements help make
editing more efficient.
• Better motion graphics and visual effects with industry standard After Effects. Be more
productive with a host of enhanced features in Adobe After Effects. Searchable timelines and
projects, expanded 3D compositing options, included Mocha for Adobe After Effects software,
and numerous interface enhancements streamline almost everything you do.
• Expanded 3D, motion, and compositing in Photoshop Extended. Achieve exceptional creative
control with all components. Produce engaging experiences by leveraging innovative 3D
workflows; enhanced editing, animation, and compositing features; a unified user interface that
makes moving between components fluid; and robust output options.
• Preproduction productivity and scalable vector graphics with Adobe Illustrator. Design project
elements and storyboards for your productions with Adobe Illustrator. Create multiple artboards
in a single file, and work with enhanced gradient tools.
• Rich, interactive content with Flash Professional. Work with an animation model that makes
Adobe Flash Professional easier to learn for new users, adds efficiency for proficient users, and
provides even greater control for creating immersive interactive experiences.
• Everyday audio editing with Soundbooth. Create and arrange audio clips in film, video, and
interactive projects with greater flexibility. Easily edit audio in Flash Professional projects in
Soundbooth using convenient, task-based tools along with multitrack audio project support.
• Output to any screen. Deliver on film, on video, on DVD and Blu-ray Disc, online, and on mobile
devices with smooth efficiency to reach more audiences.
About Adobe Systems Incorporated
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Adobe Creative Suite 5 Production Premium What’s New
System requirements
Mac OS
• 64-bitsupportrequired:Intel®Pentium®4orAMDAthlon®64
• MulticoreIntel®processorwith64-bitsupport
• 64-bitoperatingsystemrequired:Microsoft®WindowsVista®
• MacOSXv10.5.7orv10.6.3;MacOSXv10.6.3requiredfor
• 2GBofRAM(4GBormorerecommended)
• 20.6GBofavailablehard-diskspaceforinstallation;additional
• 16.3GBofavailablehard-diskspaceforinstallation;additional
• 1280x900display(1280x1024recommended)withqualified
• 1280x900display(1280x1024recommended)withqualified
• Adobe-certifiedGPUcardforGPU-acceleratedperformancein
• Adobe-certifiedGPUcardforGPU-acceleratedperformance
• SomeGPU-acceleratedfeaturesinAdobePhotoshoprequire
• SomeGPU-acceleratedfeaturesinAdobePhotoshoprequire
• Adobe-certifiedcardforcaptureandexporttotapefor
• OHCI-compatibleIEEE1394portforDVandHDVcapture,
• SoundcardcompatiblewithASIOprotocolorMicrosoft
• 7200RPMharddriveforeditingcompressedvideoformats;
• CoreAudio-compatiblesoundcard
• DVD-ROMdrivecompatiblewithdual-layerDVDs(SuperDrive
• Java™RuntimeEnvironment1.5or1.6
• QuickTime7.6.2softwarerequiredforQuickTimefeatures
• BroadbandInternetconnectionrequiredforonlineservices*
• QuickTime7.6.2softwarerequiredforQuickTimefeatures
• AdobeFlash®Player10softwarerequiredtoplaybackDVD
• BroadbandInternetconnectionrequiredforonlineservices*
Expected ship date
Second quarter 2010
For more information
Product details:
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San Jose, CA 95110-2704
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Adobe Flash authoring tools in Adobe Creative Suite 5 Production Premium
With Creative Suite 5, Adobe delivers a variety of tools with the capability to author interactive content for the Adobe Flash Platform.
Each project you work on is unique, presenting various requirements and specifications regarding design, development, and
deployment. This comparison chart is a quick reference that will help you choose the best tool or tools for what you want to accomplish.
Flash Professional
Flash Catalyst
Typical projects
Rich content, interactive video content,
advertising, games
User interfaces, rich Internet applications, microsites,
prototypes, widgets
Product description
An authoring tool that enables you to create
immersive experiences that can include video content
An interaction design tool that enables you to transform
artwork into functional interfaces and interactive content
Project approach
Free-form design
Structured interaction design
Project organization
Timeline and frames
Pages and states
Motion capabilities
Advanced vector animation
Transitions, basic movement
Video playback
Encoding & advanced playback controls
Basic video playback controls
ActionScript coding or components
Flash Catalyst components or export to Flash Builder
to add more functionality
Coding knowledge
Some ActionScript coding
Playback support
Flash Player, AIR, Flash Lite, iPhone*
Flash Player 10, AIR
*Packager for iPhone® preview, included with Flash Professional CS5, compiles ActionScript bytecode into native iPhone application code.
iPhone applications are distributed as iPhone application installer (IPA) files, via the iTunes store.
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