Adobe Ships Creative Suite 3 Production Premium and Master Collection

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SAN JOSE, Calif. “” (inter​netvideo​mag​.com) “” July 2, 2007 “” Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the imme­di­ate avail­abil­i­ty of Adobe® Creative Suite® 3 Production Premium and Adobe Creative Suite 3 Master Collection soft­ware. Adobe Production Premium CS3 is the industry”™s most com­pre­hen­sive col­lec­tion of inte­grat­ed cross-platform post-production soft­ware tools, help­ing video pro­fes­sion­als deliv­er stun­ning results for film, broad­cast, DVD, Web, and mobile devices. Adobe Creative Suite 3 Master Collection com­bines 12 of Adobe”™s new design and devel­op­ment prod­ucts in a sin­gle box – the most com­pre­hen­sive cre­ative envi­ron­ment ever deliv­ered.

Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium and Master Collection ship today in North America, with oth­er lan­guage ver­sions – includ­ing French, German and Japanese – avail­able by mid July. With Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Editions and Creative Suite 3 Web Editions already in mar­ket and receiv­ing rave cus­tomer reviews, this com­pletes the roll-out of the company”™s rev­o­lu­tion­ary Creative Suite 3 fam­i­ly, the largest soft­ware release in Adobe”™s 25-year his­to­ry.

One word: inte­gra­tion. People around the world will be amazed by how easy it is to move among appli­ca­tions in Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection and Production Premium,” said Jason Zada, exec­u­tive cre­ative direc­tor and founder of EVB, a dig­i­tal con­tent mar­ket­ing agency in San Francisco, CA. “Because our work­flow is so heav­i­ly based on mov­ing very quick­ly through appli­ca­tions, this new Adobe soft­ware will save us hun­dreds of hours that we can put back into our projects.”

Capture-to-Delivery Workflow with Production Premium

Now avail­able for both PC and Mac plat­forms, Adobe Production Premium inte­grates time-saving work­flow tech­nolo­gies with mile­stone releas­es of Adobe After Effects® CS3 Professional, Adobe Premiere® Pro CS3, Adobe Encore® CS3, Adobe Photoshop® CS3 Extended, Adobe Illustrator® CS3, Adobe Flash® CS3 Professional, and Adobe® Soundboothâ„¢ CS3, which can also be pur­chased as stand-alone appli­ca­tions. Adobe Première Pro CS3 soft­ware offers enhanced fea­tures such as new for­mat sup­port and a unique Time Remapping tool that improves slow motion and vari­able speed effects. After Effects CS3 soft­ware offers Shape Layers for draw­ing and ani­mat­ing vec­tor shapes; the Puppet tool for stretch­ing and manip­u­lat­ing 2D images as life­like ani­ma­tions; and the Brainstorm tool for inter­ac­tive­ly gen­er­at­ing and pre­view­ing ani­ma­tion vari­a­tions. For audio, Soundbooth CS3 soft­ware enables post-production pro­fes­sion­als to clean up record­ings, pol­ish voiceovers, cus­tomize music and sound effects””even if audio pro­duc­tion isn”™t their spe­cial­ty.

Special addi­tions to Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium include Adobe OnLocationâ„¢ CS3 for direct-to-disk record­ing and mon­i­tor­ing and Adobe Ultra® CS3 soft­ware for easy chro­ma key­ing. For Macintosh users, Adobe OnLocation requires Boot Camp and Windows (pur­chased sep­a­rate­ly) or a sep­a­rate Windows® based com­put­er. Adobe Ultra CS3 is only includ­ed in the Windows edi­tion.

The Best Creative Tools Come Together

Adobe Creative Suite 3 Master Collection com­bines all of Adobe”™s flag­ship cre­ative prod­ucts, for the design and deliv­ery of high-impact con­tent across media “” from print and the Web, to inter­ac­tive appli­ca­tions, mobile devices, video and film. Adobe Creative Suite 3 Master Collection includes all-new ver­sions of Adobe InDesign® CS3, Photoshop® CS3 Extended, Illustrator® CS3, Flash® CS3 Professional, Dreamweaver® CS3, Fireworks® CS3, Contribute® CS3, After Effects® CS3 Professional, Adobe Première Pro® CS3, Soundbooth® CS3, and Encore® CS3, as well as Acrobat® 8 Professional soft­ware.

Pricing and Availability

Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium and Master Collection soft­ware will sup­port Intel based Macintosh sys­tems, Microsoft® Windows® XP, and Windows Vistaâ„¢.

Adobe Creative Suite 3 Master Collection and Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium are imme­di­ate­ly avail­able in the US and Canada through Adobe Authorized Resellers and the Adobe Store at www​.adobe​.com/store. The esti­mat­ed street price for the Adobe Creative Suite 3 Master Collection is US$2,499. The esti­mat­ed street price for Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium is US$1,699. There are numer­ous upgrade paths avail­able for Adobe cus­tomers. For more detailed infor­ma­tion about fea­tures, upgrade poli­cies, pric­ing, and inter­na­tion­al ver­sions, please vis­it: www​.adobe​.com/​c​r​e​a​t​i​v​esuite.

About Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe rev­o­lu­tion­izes how the world engages with ideas and infor­ma­tion – any­time, any­where and through any medi­um. For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it www​.adobe​.com.

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