NAB 2012: Adobe debuts CS6
Adobe’s newly unveiled Creative Suite 6 Production Premium got lots of attention during NAB at the Adobe exhibition and at more than 60 partner stands, writes Carolyn Giardina.
The bundle includes new versions of Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, Story Plus, Media Encoder, Encore, and Photoshop; as well as SpeedGrade color grading system; and Prelude for ingest, logging and transcoding.
CS6 is also a cornerstone of Adobe Creative Cloud. “The idea is to create workflows,” said Adobe’s Bill Roberts. “People will be able to jump in and use cloud storage.”
Photoshop is currently in beta. SpeedeGrade was previously offered by Iridas, which was acquired by Adobe just prior to IBC 2011.
Many manufacturers announced support for CS6 during NAB, including AJA, which plans to support CS6 Creative Suite with AJA's Io Express, Io XT and KONA for both Mac and Windows customers.
EditShare reported that project sharing for CS6 is possible using EditShare networked storage. According to the company, the new Adobe release is compatible with features of Flow, EditShare’s media asset management system.
Octopus Newsroom previewed its newsroom system integration with Premiere Pro CS6 software. As with Premiere Pro CS5.5, this creates a workflow via the Octopus NLE plug-in, running on MacOS X or Windows.
Among the additional NAB announcements, Matrox supports CS6 with the Matrox MX02 I/O devices and Matrox Mojito MAXI/O cards; and Vizrt launched its Viz Media Engine with Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 integration.