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Adobe Unveils Production Studio

Adobe Systems Inc. has launched Adobe Production Studio, an extension of the Adobe Creative Suite family of products. One of the most complete post-production software solutions available, Adobe Production Studio combines full new versions of Adobe's world class video and graphics applicationsAdobe After Effects 7.0, Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0, Adobe Audition 2.0, Adobe Encore 2.0 and the latest versions of Adobe Photoshop CS2 and Adobe Illustrator CS2with time-saving innovations such as Adobe Dynamic Link that deliver a highly efficient workflow experience. Adobe Production Studio also integrates Flash Video (FLV) export capabilities to provide video professionals with a new, fluid method of delivering content to the Web using this ubiquitous Web video standard.

"From individual creatives and videographers to high-end production studios, our customers create award-winning work that engages audiences worldwide," said Shantanu Narayen, president and coo of Adobe. "With unparalleled integration between milestone releases of After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro and Photoshop CS2, the workflow productivity that Dynamic Link delivers, and new Flash Video support, Adobe Production Studio saves users time so they can focus on their creative challenges."

Adobe Production Studio delivers groundbreaking workflow improvements that allow users to maximize their productivity. Adobe Dynamic Link allows users to move After Effects compositions directly into Adobe Premiere Pro and Encore DVD, without having to render them first. Changes are automatically updated, so users can instantly see refinements in context. Other productivity-enhancing workflow features include: a new unified interface; the ability to capture footage using Adobe Premiere Pro from within After Effects; and Adobe Bridge, a full-featured file browser that can be launched independently or accessed from any Production Studio component. With Adobe Production Studio, users can maintain creative momentum within an integrated post-production environment.

"Adobe is clearly committed to the video and post-production professional," said Lance Bachelder, supervising editor for O Ent! "Adobe Production Studio will excite a lot of people and give those looking for a totally integrated workflow for editing, motion graphics, effects, sound design and DVD authoring a true `pro' solution."

Adobe Production Studio combines Adobe's world-class video and audio applications with the indispensable graphics capabilities of Photoshop CS2 and Illustrator CS2. Benefiting from the global reach of the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF), client reviews can be expedited with Adobe Clip Notes, a powerful new way to get feedback on Adobe Premiere Pro projects. High-fidelity support for OpenGL 2.0 in After Effects speeds production time, while new animation presets make it easy to quickly create great-looking animations. The new low-latency mixing engine in Adobe Audition delivers instant results, and Adobe Encore DVD includes the ability to easily create slideshows. Plus, more than eight gigabytes of royalty-free design assets give users a head start on any creative project.

Extensive support for industry standards, formats, and hardware provides flexibility to easily integrate Adobe Production Studio into existing workflows. Both After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro introduce the ability to export Flash Video files, so users can integrate Adobe Production Studio into Flash workflows for the delivery of video content for the Web. High definition formats are supported at popular resolution and frame rates and content from HDV cameras can be edited natively. 32-bit float High Dynamic Range (HDR) color in After Effects Professional and 10-bit YUV color in Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 ensure pristine color quality. Support for 32-bit audio throughout the Adobe Production Studio delivers high-fidelity audio output.

Adobe Creative Suite Production Studio for Microsoft Windows XP is available as both a standalone product and as part of the Adobe Video Bundle now through Adobe Authorized Resellers and the Adobe Store at www.adobe.com/store. A Standard edition of Adobe Production Studio is also available, combining industry leading software applicationsAdobe After Effects Standard, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Adobe Photoshop with Adobe Dynamic Link. Estimated street prices are $1,699 for the Premium edition and $1,199 for the Standard edition. The Adobe Video Bundle couples Adobe Production Studio and Flash Professional 8 for an estimated street price of $2,099. For more detailed information about new features, upgrade policies and pricing, please visit: www.adobe.com/productionstudio

Founded in 1982, Adobe is one of the world's largest software companies, generating annual revenues exceeding $1.2 billion. More than 3,700 employees across the world share Adobe's commitment to helping people communicate better. Headquartered in San Jose, California, Adobe is traded on the NASDAQ National Market under the symbol ADBE. For more information, visit www.abode.com.

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