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.
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: Premiere Pro is a juggernaut of desktop video editing, with a vast collection of powerful tools and the weight of the Adobe Creative Suite helping it find favour among both amateur enthusiasts and professionals. Avid Media Composer dominates for broadcast and film, but in the world of web video, where production standards are just as high but teams are smaller and budgets lower, Premiere Pro has found a natural home.