Adobe's updated version of Premiere Pro CS5 offers new, cutting-edge features for professional video editors
Good Gear Guide.au
30 June 2011
Summary: Creative Suite aficionados have been waiting patiently for the 64-bit support in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5. But if you really want to speed up your video work flow, you may need to upgrade your hardware kit and spring for an expensive graphics card.
Pros: Native 64-bit application; Mercury Playback Engine and GPU-acceleration; integrated script-to-screen workflow; interoperability with competing formats; extended camera support; editing enhancements; Encore, Media Encoder and OnLocation bundled
Cons: Powerful Mac Pro and third-party hardware required for Mercury Playback Engine
Excerpt: Premiere Pro is the most sophisticated video-editing software available for Windows PCs, but until now it had a big problem: preview performance. Editing HD video in Premiere Pro CS4 was slow and unwieldy, as the software struggled to play anything more than a single stream with minimal effects, even on a high-spec PC. Things are very different in CS5.