Q: What is Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0?
A: Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 software sets new standards for digital filmmaking so you can make every frame count. Providing the tightest integration with Adobe After Effects® and Photoshop® software, and native support for HDV, SD, and HD, Adobe Premiere Pro effortlessly fits into high-end effects and editing workflows. Its rich set of advanced editing and effects tools ensures you can produce whatever you imagine, and new timesaving features make your workflow more efficient.
Expanded native format support now includes SD, HD, and HDV; with built-in support for HDV files as well as native HD-SDI support for the AJA Xena HS card, you now have a solution regardless of the format you're working with. Innovative new tools such as Adobe Clip Notes make the client review and approval process much more efficient, and DVD authoring from the timeline expedites the creation of DVDs, whether for digital dailies, final output, or test discs with or without menus.
Q: What are the top overall features in Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0?
A: Scalable format support–Work with any format. Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 supports all standard and high-definition formats, including DV,
Digital Betacam,HDV, HDCAM, DVCPRO HD, and D5 HD
(some formats may require additional hardware.)
Video hardware support–Choose from a wide range of capture cards
and other hardware to build the HD, SD, or DV editing system that meets
your needs and budget.
Multicam editing–Edit multiple-camera shoots quickly and easily. View multiple video tracks from a multicam shoot, and edit by switching between tracks in real time. Easily sync clips base upon a source timecode.
Professional color correction–Use primary and secondary color-correction toolsto match shots; change colors; correct exposure errors; and modify highlights, mid- tones, and shadows across clips, sequences, or entire projects.
5.1 surround sound–Create and manipulate multichannel audio to produce true surround sound and other richly layered audio experiences.
Integrated titling–Create sophisticated text and graphics titles from scratch, from professionally designed templates, or from user-defined styles.
Accelerated client review and approval–Expedite reviews with Adobe Clip Notes. Embed video into a PDF file, e-mail the file to your client to review with timecode- specific comments, and then view comments mapped to the timeline.
DVD authoring from the timeline–Create high-quality, menu-driven DVDs directly from the Adobe Premiere Pro timeline. Make full-resolution, interactive DVDs for digital dailies, test discs, or final delivery.
AAF and EDL import/expert–Exchange project metadata with major video, film, and audio applications via industry-standard Advanced Authoring Format (AAF), AAF with Edit Protocol, and Edit Decision List (EDL) files.
Multiple nestable timelines–Edit each section or sequence of a project
on its own timeline. Nest each timeline section into a master timeline while maintaining full access to every edit.
Precise keyframe controls–Control any audio and video effect parameter. Drag edit points and use Bézier handles to create animations
and audio ramps with precise control.
Q: How much does Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 cost? Where can I buy it?
A: In North America, Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 is available for an Adobe Store price of US$849, which is also its estimated street price (ESP); upgrades from previous versions of Adobe Premiere Pro are available for an ESP of US$199. Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 is available directly from the Adobe Store at www.adobe.com/store/main.html, by phone at 1-800-833-6687, or from Adobe authorized resellers. For information on how to purchase Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 outside North America, contact Adobe Customer Service at www.adobe.com/support/intlsupport.html. You will need a valid serial number to confirm your order and install your upgrade. Please note that prices are approximate, subject to change, and do not include taxes, shipping, or other related expenses.
Q: I heard Adobe announced a Adobe Production Studio—Premium and Standard. Do both of these include Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0?
A: Both Adobe Production Studio Premium and Standard include Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0. Adobe Production Studio Premium combines Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0, Adobe Audition® 2.0, Adobe Encore® DVD 2.0, Adobe Photoshop CS2 with Adobe Dynamic Link, and Illustrator CS2. Adobe Production Studio Standard combines After Effects and Photoshop CS2, and Adobe Illustrator CS2 software with Adobe Dynamic Link and Adobe Bridge.
Q: Can I upgrade from Adobe Premiere or Adobe Premiere Pro to the new Adobe Production Studio?
A: Yes, licensed owners of Adobe Premiere or Adobe Premiere Pro can upgrade to Adobe Production Studio Premium for an estimated street price (ESP) of US$1,249, a savings of more than US$1,700 over upgrading to Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 and buying the other products separately, based on ESP. Upgrades to Adobe Production Studio Standard are available for US$749, a savings of more than US$700 over upgrading to Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 and buying the other products separately, based on ESP. Please note that prices are approximate, subject to change, and do not include taxes, shipping, or other related expenses. For information on how to purchase Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 outside North America, contact Adobe Customer Service at www.adobe.com/support/intlsupport.html.
Q: I just recently bought a copy of Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5.
Can I exchange it for version 2.0?
A: Customers who purchased Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5 between January 17, 2006 (January 18, 2006 in Japan), and April 17, 2006 (April 18, 2006 in Japan), are eligible for a free upgrade to Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0. Shipping charges may apply. This offer is available only through Adobe and applies to purchases made from Adobe or Adobe authorized resellers. You must provide a dated proof of purchase and your serial number when you place your order. Claims for this offer must be received by May 2,2006 (May 3, 2006 in Japan). To qualify for upgrades, customers in the United States and Canada can call Adobe Customer Service at 800-833- 6687.
To contact Customer Service in other parts of the world,
visit www.adobe.com/support/ intlsupport.html.
Q: Can I try Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 before I purchase it?
A: A fully functional tryout version of Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0, which expires 30 days after installation, will be available at www.adobe.com/products/tryadobe/main.jsp shortly after the product starts shipping.
Q: What languages is Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 offered in?
A: Adobe Premiere Pro is available in English, French, German,
Italian (new!), Japanese, and Spanish (new!).
Q: What Windows® platforms does Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 support?
A: Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 is available for Microsoft® Windows XP Professionalor Home Edi- tion with Service Pack 2.
Q: Is there a Macintosh version of Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0?
A: There is not a Macintosh version of Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 available. However, we offer our Adobe Premiere Macintosh customers the same upgrade path as our Windows customers. In North America, upgrades are available for an estimated street price of US$199. For purchase information outside North America, check with Adobe Customer Service at www.adobe. com/support/intlsupport.html
Q: Does Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 take advantage
of the latest Intel architecture?
A: Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 is a multi-threaded application that has been specifically designed to take advantage of hyperthreaded as well as multiprocessor systems. Its performance is designed to scale with each processor added. In addition, Pentium® 4 SSE2 optimizations exist throughout the rendering pipeline and provide a unique advantage available only in Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0.
Q: Why should I upgrade to Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 if
I already own Adobe Premiere Pro?
A: Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 builds upon the unique advantages in
Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5 by delivering a scalable architecture that enables
you to edit everything from DV to HD, including the new,
affordable HDV format. New features include:
Multicam editing—Edit multiple-camera shoots quickly and easily. View multiple video tracks from a multicam shoot and edit by switching between tracks in real time. Easily sync clips based on source timecode.
Accelerated client review and approval—Expedite reviews with Adobe Clip Notes. Embed video into a PDF file, e-mail the file to your client to review with timecode-specific com- ments, and then view comments mapped to the timeline.
DVD authoring from the timeline—Create high-quality, menu-driven DVDs directly from the Adobe Premiere Pro timeline. Make full-resolution, interactive DVDs for digital dailies, test discs, or final delivery.
Native HDV editing—Capture and edit HDV content in its original format with no conver- sion or quality loss. Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 works with popular
HDV-format cameras and VTRs.
Native SD and HD support — Capture, edit, and deliver full-resolution SD or HD using the Xena HS real-time encoding card from AJA Video.
Enhanced color-correction tools — Take advantage of new color-correction tools, each optimized for specific tasks. Fast color correction allows for quick and easy adjustments, while secondary color-correction tools allow you to make more selective modifications for a professional finish.
10-bit and 16-bit color resolution support — Maintain source integrity with support for 10- bit video and 16-bit PSD files.
32-bit internal color processing — Maintain maximum image quality with subtle and dra- matic changes to color, contrast, and exposure, free of the banding and artifacts caused by lower bit-depth processing.
GPU accelerated rendering — Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 automatically adjusts to take full advantage of the power of your graphics card, accelerating the preview and rendering of mo- tion, opacity, color, and image distortion effects.
Adobe Bridge — Browse, organize, and preview content files, and then drag and drop what you need from Adobe Bridge. Search by or edit XMP metadata such as keywords, language, and format. Adobe Premiere Pro offers superior integration with other Adobe post-production tools such as Photoshop®, After Effects, Adobe Audition®,
and Encore DVD.
Q: How fast a system does Adobe recommend to get the maximum
benefit of native real-time editing?
A: Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 has a scalable architecture, so the performance scales with the speed of your system. The minimum system requirements for your workflow depend on the type of content with which you plan to work. For comprehensive information on the latest system requirements, visit www.adobe.com/premierepro.
Q: Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 also includes some top-notch audio features. If I have Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0, why do I need Adobe Audition 2.0?
A: Both Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 and Adobe Audition 2.0 offer outstanding support for audio, and many of their features are complementary. However, the audio tools in Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 are specifically designed for editing video soundtracks, while Adobe Audition is designed for both editing and creation. Adobe Audition 2.0 offers a more comprehensive and flexible audio toolset that is versatile enough to be used by both professional recording art- ists and video professionals. In addition, AdobeAudition offers extensive audio restoration tools that allow you to remove problems in your audio, from clicks and pops to microphone noise. Tight integration between Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 and Adobe Audition 2.0 means it is easier than ever to move
content between the two applications.
Q: Can I use HDV projects that were created in Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5.1?
A: Yes. However, 1.5.1 projects must be converted to Adobe Premiere 2.0 format before they can be used. Once the conversion is complete, you may work with them just like any other 2.0 project.
Q: What is AAF, and why does Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 support it?
A: AAF stands for Advanced Authoring Format, and it allows Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 uesrs to deliver Adobe Premiere Pro projects for editing in another professional editing system, such as an Avid, and to import AAF files into Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 for finishing. Support for AAF in Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 enables users to easily integrate Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 into any professional post-production environment. Exchange project metadata with major video, film, and audio applications via industry-standard AAF, AAF with Edit Protocol, and Edit Decision List (EDL) files.
Q: What is EDL, and why does Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 support it?
A: EDL stands for Edit Decision List, and it allows Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 users to deliver Adobe Premiere Pro projects for editing in a broad range of video-editing applications and to import EDL files into Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 for finishing projects from other applica- tions. EDL is one of the most common interchange formats in the video industry. Support for EDL import and export in Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 enables users to easily integrate Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 into any professional post-production environment.
Q: What third-party hardware does Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 support?
A: Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 works with a variety of third-party hardware, from DV camcorders and decks to HD and SD hardware. Check the hardware database at www.adobe.com/products/premiere/dvhdwrdb.html for the most current listing of supported hardware. Customers interested in a turnkey solution for high-definition (HD) post-production can visit www.openhd.org. OpenHDTM was created by industry leaders to deliver a line of integrated, certified, Windows based HD solutions, making HD technology more affordable and accessible to a broader audience.
Q: Does Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 support AMD processors?
A: Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 works with AMD processors that support SSE2. Please note the AMD Athlon XP processor does not support SSE2 and is thereforenot supported by Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0.
Q: Does Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 support 64-bit processors?
A: Yes, Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 works on 64-bit processors.
However, it is not optimized for use on them, so you should
not expect to see performance improvements.
Q: What is the difference between Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0
and After Effects 7.0?
A: Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 and After Effects 7.0 are both robust solutions for manipulating video and share some of the same tools and features. Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 is used to capture or import video projects onto your computer and is an excellent tool for editing, titling, and assembling all of the pieces of your video project for output in a variety of formats. Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 is used primarily as a timeline-based project assembly or nonlinear video editor. After Effects 7.0 is used to create motion graphics and visual effects and offers more than 150 visual effects filters, the ability to create 2D or 3D composites, sophisticated text ani- mation options, and a wide range of other features. When used in combination with Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0, the robust compositing and animation tools in After Effects 7.0allow you to bring new depth and polish to your video projects.
Q: What support do you offer for DVD delivery?
A: Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 allows you to export video productions for delivery on DVD by burning a DVD directly using the Export to DVD feature or by exporting an MPEG- 2 file using the Adobe Media Encoder export option. Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 is also tightly integrated with Encore DVD 2.0, the creative authoring tool for professional DVD production, which allows you to create sophisticated, multilanguage DVDs with interactive menus, chapter points, and multiple audio and subtitle tracks. Encore DVD 2.0 and Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 share the same MPEG encoding and burning technologies.
Q: Does Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 support YUV color space?
A: Yes. Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 still supports the RGB color space and now also provides native support for YUV color, enabling you to preserve the native color space of the original video material. This support ensures higher quality in your final video productions because the source footage no longer passes through a lossy conversion to RGB color. It also improves overall application performance because the application isn't performing processor-intensive color conversions.
Q: Does Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 support HD?
A: Yes. Today Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 offers solutions for everything from HDV to uncompressed 1080i. Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 provides resolution independence and built-in support for the new pixel aspect ratios, time bases and frame rates required by HD and SD formats. And its open architecture allows Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 to easily adapt to new video hardware as it becomes available. For the most current list of HD/SD hardware options for Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0, visit www.adobe.com/premierepro. Customers interested in a turnkey solution for HD post-production can visit www.openhd.org.
Q: Is there an education version of Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0?
A: Yes. Check our website for a list of current education resellers
Q: What's the difference between the retail and education
versions of Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0?