After the closing of Adobe-Macromedia deal, Adobe announced its plan to release an Adobe-Macromedia Video Bundle that will offer tighter integration of Adobe video software (like Premiere Pro, After Effects) with Macromedia Flash Professional 8.

Adobe will announce this new Adobe Creative Suite Production Studio video bundle on January 17, 2006. The Adobe Video Bundle will include Adobe Premiere Pro 2, After Effects 7, Audition 2 (Cool Edit Pro), Encore DVD 2 and a new Adobe Dynamic Link workflow software. The Adobe Video Bundle will be available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish.

Adobe Dynamic Link allows instant use of unrendered Adobe After Effects compositions in Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 and Adobe Encore DVD software. Adobe Dynamic Link will be available only with Adobe Production Studio. If the composition is re-edited in After Effects, the updates are reflected instantly in Adobe Premiere Pro 2 and Adobe Encore DVD 2.0 projects.

Seamless Macromedia Flash integration: As expected, Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 and Adobe After Effects 7.0 can direct export projects in Macromedia Flash Video (FLV) or Vector based SWF formats.

Adobe After Effects 7.0 - The interface is redesigned and is supplied with new Animation and Behavior Presets. Just like Discreet Combusion, the new Graph Editor in AE 7.0 provides complete visual control over keyframe editing.

After Effects also offers Nondestructive vector painting on layers to clean up footage, draw masks, clone elements, and create animations.

Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 Screenshot
Screenshot of Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0

New Features in Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0
  • DVD authoring from the timeline - Create high-quality, menu-driven DVDs directly from the Adobe Premiere Pro timeline.

  • Adobe Clip Notes - Accelerate client reviews and approval with Adobe Clip Notes. Embed a Premiere video into a PDF file, e-mail the f le to your client to review with timecode specific comments, and then view comments mapped to the timeline.

  • Multicam editing - View and Edit multiple video tracks from multiple-cameras. Video clips are synchronized based on source timecode.
Adobe Encore DVD 2.0 Screenshot
Screenshot of Adobe Encore DVD 2.0

Adobe Encore DVD 2.0 provides seamless integration with Adobe Photoshop. You can also create menus in Photoshop file format (PSD) within Adobe Encore DVD 2.0. DVD Menus can be edited in Photoshop CS2 and your changes are reflected instantly in your DVD project.

Encore DVD 2.0 also comes with a new Slideshow Editor and Flowchart for defining and managing DVD navigation.

Adobe Audition 2.0 Screenshot
Screenshot of Adobe Audition 2.0

Adobe Audition 2.0 - comes with a new low-latency mixing engine that enables real-time effects editing, recording, and input monitoring. The new Audio restoration tools and Spectral Frequency Display can help you restore old vinyl recordings, remove hisses and hums, fix clipped audio, and more. Visually isolate and select sound for cleanup using the flexible Spectral Frequency Display.

The Adobe Video Bundle will be available in two flavors:
  • Adobe Creative Suite Production Studio Premium edition that includes Adobe Photoshop CS2, Adobe Illustrator CS2, Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0, Adobe Audition 2.0, Adobe Encore DVD 2.0, Adobe After Effects Professional 7.0, Adobe Bridge, Adobe Dynamic Link
  • Adobe Creative Suite Production Studion Standard edition that includes Adobe Photoshop CS2, Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0, Adobe After Effects Standard 7.0, Adobe Bridge, Adobe Dynamic Link
Download Adobe Production Studio Programs in zip format:Adobe Software Product Activation:

Adobe software activation: Adobe has introduced an Software activation process that must be completed after installing an Adobe software. The Adobe server will check for existing activations under the same Adobe serial number. Adobe sends you an authentication code that unlocks (activates) the Adobe software. You have 30 days to activate the software, after which time non-activated software no longer functions.

Adobe Premiere Pro 2 Bible
Adele Droblas, Seth Greenberg
ISBN: 0-471-75175-8

Download Adobe Production Studio data sheets in PDF format for all Adobe Audio Video Editing Software that are part of the upcoming Adobe Video Bundle:All the data sheets files are in PDF format which can be viewed with the free Adobe Reader.

For downloading Adobe Trial Software, please goto Adobe Software Downloads website. Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 Trial version will expire 30 days from the first time you open the application.

For downloading Adobe software upgrades and patches, please visiting Adobe Software Upgrades website.

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