Adobe Prelude CS6 Now Available as a Standalone Product

Prelude CS6

Adobe Prelude CS6,  which is software for ingesting and logging of file-based footage workflows, is now available as a standalone product. Prelude CS6 was introduced in April 2012 as a part of the CS6 Master Collection, CS6 Production Premium and Creative Cloud.

Prelude CS6 is now available as a standalone product exclusively from Adobe.com for $399 for a perpetual license.  As noted, Creative Cloud users get this with their membership.

Adobe CS6 Ship Date is May 7, 2012

Adobe CS6

I have confirmed that Adobe CS6 products will ship and be available for download on May 7, 2012.

  • CS6 Ship Date (English, Americas, and European versions): May 7, 2012
  • CS6 Ship Date (Rest of the world): May 10, 2012

Pre-orders for Adobe CS6 products are available direct from Adobe here.

Upgrades to CS6 from other CS products are only available from Adobe here.

CS6 Student & Teacher editions are available from the Adobe Education Site.

The new Adobe CS6 products available are listed below. [Read more...]

Adobe Production Premium CS6 Coming to NAB 2012

Premiere Pro CS6

Adobe will unveil Production Premium CS6 at NAB 2012 next week.  Production Premium CS6 wil feature the following products from Adobe:

  • Premiere Pro
  • After Effects
  • Audition
  • Story
  • Media Encoder
  • Photoshop
  • SpeedGrade
  • Prelude

The new SpeedGrade CS6 was teased in late 2011 on Adobe TV with very little about it revealed since then.  SpeedGrade will be a pro grading tool, while Prelude is a new solution for the process of ingest, logging and transcoding.

I’ll have a better look at Production Premium CS6 next Monday.  In the mean time, the full press release teaser from Adobe is below. [Read more...]

‘Act of Valor’ Made with Premiere Pro, After Effects and Other Adobe Tools

Here’s a short video that takes you behind the scenes of ‘Act of Valor‘, which was shot on the 5D Mark II, and shows how Adobe products were used to help make the film.  I knew that Adobe products were used quite a bit on the film; however, I was still surprised to hear that most of the visual effects in the film were done in After Effects.

It looks like most/all of the Adobe products that Bandito Bros used can be found in Adobe Production Premium.

[via Adobe TV]

Adobe Production Premium Over 50% Off – Deal Alert

Adobe Production Premium

Adobe Production Premium CS5.5 is available through March 2 for $900 off the retail price $1699.  Check it out here at B&H (Mac) or here for the PC version.  Add it to your cart to see the sale price of $799.

Given that Photoshop CS5 Extended runs $900 on its own and is included in Production Premium CS5.5, along with Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition and lots more, this is a heckuva deal.

Adobe to Offer Creative Suite Subscriptions for $50/mo

Adobe Creative Cloud - Everything You Need

Adobe is about to shake things up a bit with a new subscription model for its Creative Suite applications.  Adobe has kinda soured the milk recently with its decision to cut upgrades for earlier versions of its software (which it later rescinded for this upgrade cycle), so I’m curious to see how all of this shakes out. [Read more...]