Excerpt: (1 items) When Premiere Pro debuted on the Mac as part of Adobe CS3, it was as though Adobe took the license plate off that old moped in the garage and put it on a hot new motorcycle. With Premiere Pro CS4 ( ), Adobe continued to retool the program and retrofitted the Mac version to more closely match the Windows package. The latest version of Adobe’s professional video editing program doesn’t look much different at first glance.
Pros: Ultra keying effect., Improved speech-to-text., Improved performance and stability., Native support of popular formats., GPU accelerated effects., 64-bit Adobe Media Encoder., New Adobe Story.
Cons: 2 GPUs qualified for hardware acceleration., Encore not 64-bit., Transcriptions difficult to edit., No playback frame rate display., High-end system needed for best performance.
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