Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today unveiled Adobe® Production Studio, an extension of the Adobe Creative Suite family of products. The most complete post-production software solution available today, Adobe Production Studio combines full new versions of Adobe’s world class video and graphics applications—Adobe After Effects® 7.0, Adobe Premiere Pro® 2.0, Adobe Audition® 2.0, Adobe Encore® 2.0 (also announced today, see separate releases) and the latest versions of Adobe Photoshop® CS2 and Adobe Illustrator® CS2—with time-saving innovations such as Adobe Dynamic Link that deliver a highly efficient workflow experience. Adobe Production Studio also integrates Flash Video (FLV) support across components to deliver the industry’s most comprehensive support for this ubiquitous web video standard.

Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today unveiled Adobe® Production
Studio, an extension of the Adobe Creative Suite family of products. The most
complete post-production software solution available today, Adobe Production
Studio combines full new versions of Adobe’s world class video and graphics
applications—Adobe After Effects® 7.0, Adobe Premiere Pro® 2.0, Adobe Audition®
2.0, Adobe Encore® 2.0 (also announced today, see separate releases) and the
latest versions of Adobe Photoshop® CS2 and Adobe Illustrator® CS2—with
time-saving innovations such as Adobe Dynamic Link that deliver a highly
efficient workflow experience. Adobe Production Studio also integrates Flash
Video (FLV) support across components to deliver the industry’s most
comprehensive support for 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 the best support
for Flash Video, Adobe Production Studio saves users time so they can focus on
their creative challenges.”

Intelligent Workflow Removes Production Bottlenecks

Adobe Production Studio delivers ground-breaking 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 Entertainment! “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.”

Design with Power and Efficiency

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.

Broad Support for Industry-Standard Technologies

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.

Pricing and Availability

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 applications—Adobe After Effects Standard, Adobe
Premiere Pro, and Adobe Photoshop with Adobe Dynamic Link. Estimated street
prices are S$ 3,349 for the Premium edition and S$ 2,359 for the Standard edition.
The Adobe Video Bundle couples Adobe Production Studio
and Flash Professional 8 for an estimated street price of S$ 3,669. For more
detailed information about new features, upgrade policies and pricing, please
visit:
www.adobe.com/productionstudio
.