The Italian office of Adobe has officially announced the 6.5 version ofPremiere, its flagship software for digital video editing. From real-time preview functions, to the new Title Designer, to support for MPEG2 export and DVD authoring, Premiere 6.5 offers a complete editing environment that allows you to create and distribute quality video productions professional. Premiere 6.5 supports various video hardware, including the latest Sony DVCAM devices and video capture cards from leading manufacturers.
The Real-time Preview allows you to speed up the editing process by reducing the time needed to render projects. Now you can instantly view the effects, titles and transitions. You can insert sequences with broadcast quality titles thanks to the Title Designer. With over 100 typographic models and controls, including shaped text, and the setting of margins and kerning. Premiere 6.5 has been enhanced with over 90 high quality Adobe fonts specially selected for video titling.
Mac users can benefit from integration with Apple iDVD and DVD Studio Pro which make it possible to export MPEG2 files directly from the Premiere timeline.
As far as audio functionality is concerned, Sonic Desktop SmartSound QuickTracks can be accessed, along with 11 other new sources of audio contributions that can be modified to adapt to jobs of any length, without requiring royalty payments. There are also three TC Works DirectX plug-ins for Windows and TC Works SparkLE, a 2-track stereo audio editor for Mac OS.
Pricing and availability The English version of Adobe Premiere 6.5 for Windows XP, 98SE, 2000, ME, eMacintosh OS 9 and OS X will be available during the summer (in the full version marketed in Italy a User Guide in Italian will be included for the first time with reference to the menus of the English version). The final user price of the full version will be Euro 778.14 (excluding VAT). Registered users of previous versions of Adobe Premiere can purchase the upgrade to version 6.5 at the suggested end user price of Euro 195.19 (excluding VAT).