Conclusion: Premiere Pro CS6 is a very worthy upgrade, one that should satisfy existing users and tempt many others to give it serious consideration, especially since, thanks to Creative Cloud, the financial barrier to entry is lower than ever.
Pros: Skimmable thumbnails. New trimming tools. Better color correction. Support for modern formats. Better multi-camera support.
Conclusion: A full, professional-level digital video editing program, Premiere Pro CS6 gets more speed, a simplified UI, and new trimming and color tools.
Pros: Clean interface. Flexible trimming tools. Tons of organization helps. Custom Markers. Ultimate power in video editing. Unlimited multicam angles. Interoperable with other Adobe CS products and 3rd party tools. Excellent stabilization.
Cons: Occassional crashes. Slower at rendering than Final Cut Pro.
Summary: For a company that's so out in front on so many things, it's surprising that Adobe is playing a waiting game on Web video. But beyond that limitation in HTML5 video formats, Premiere Pro CS6 broadens its lead over other video editing applications. Its GPU-accelerated performance still smokes anything else you can buy, and that's one waiting game I'm glad Adobe is saving me from.
Premiere Pro CS6's aesthetic and workflow improvements boost editing efficiency
25 May 2012
Excerpt: (1 items) Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 's aesthetic and workflow improvements over the previous version are immediately obvious at first glance. Whereas Premiere Pro CS5’s most notable features—64-bit processing and the Mercury Playback Engine—were under the hood, the CS6 interface has undergone a comprehensive redesign that not only transforms the overall look and feel of the program, but facilitates a more efficient editing workflow.
Pros: Integration with new Prelude and SpeedGrade, Encore DVD software now 64-bit, GPU accelerated performance on laptops, Adjustment layers, Improved editing procedures, More streamlined and functional interface
Cons: No improvements to effect controls, OnLocation is discontinued, Timeline clip controls could be streamlined, No Improvements to Titler
Excerpt: Some products are harder than others to review just because of how complex they are, or because of all the different potential uses a particular program might have. Most Adobe products fit into both categories and Premiere Pro from the CS6 collection is no exception.
Excerpt: With Adobe Premiere Pro ($699 direct), the company upgraded most of the critical editing functions while retaining enough look and feel to make the program instantly familiar to users of previous versions. Though outperformed by competitors like Pinnacle Edition 5 and Sony's Vegas 4.0 (reviewed in " Video Editing .
Excerpt: Premiere Pro CS6 has a new interface that gives over the top part of the screen to the Source and Program monitors. The amount of buttons has been reduced drastically – though you can add back some or all of them. The Project panel has 16:9 scrubbable thumbnails, to which you can add trim marks.
Excerpt: When Apple released Final Cut Pro X last year, many veterans were up in arms as it wasn't just an update to the program they'd come to know, love and rely on, it was a complete departure from what they were used to. You either loved it or hated it.