Adobe Premiere – A Decade of Editing
Adobe-Premiere-A Decade of Editing
Adobe-Premiere has proven to be a long lasting name on the software market. Version 1.0 was released in December of 1991 for the Mac and it included such nifty features as supported output to video tape. However the 90’s flew by, people stopped listening to grunge music and they also threw away their VCR’s. That didn’t make this video editing software fade into anonymity though as Adobe released 11 more versions up to 2001. Adobe-Premiere 6.0 included a title editor, storyboard and an audio mixer amongst other features.
August of 2003 saw the release of the first Adobe-Premiere Pro, word that keeps joining the other two on the red carpet since then. The more recent CS versions had great additions like face detection and improving speech to text, audio capture metering, blending modes and enhanced Photoshop file import.
CS5 introduced the Mercury Playback Engine that the developers had 3 years in the working. Mercury eases playback to a great extent with all sorts of footage, high quality humongous effect saturated files included! The CS5 also supports a variety of formats not supported elsewhere like the Sony SD CAM HD 50, AVC-Intra, DPX, Panasonic AVCCAM and support for DSLR cameras, like those from Nikon and Canon.
The most recent version is the Adobe-Premiere Pro CS5.5, released on May 3rd 2011. Amongst the new shinny stuff, the developers went the extra mile to fix the bugs from the previous installments, bringing to light the best available version yet. Although it brings many changes, it remains similar to the CS4 series and has a user friendly interface which makes it easy to use for long time Adobe-Premiere users and for the non-tech head alike.
Adobe-Premiere Pro was also used to edit quite a number of major films like Avatar, Dust to Glory, Superman Returns, The Social Network and Playing Columbine.
But there is more to Adobe-Premiere than the Pro series.
In February 2007 Adobe released Express, a rich internet application for simple editing of digital video files. The program is served as a free tool to users of YouTube, Photobucket, MTV.com and MDGFive.com. Express was used on Photobucket since 2007 to create slideshows and to remix videos and pictures.
Adobe-Premiere Elements is a simplified version of the Pro series. It has the great features of handling unlimited video and audio tracks with multiple key framed effects applied to each clip, cromakey and picture in picture capabilities. Elements 1.0 was released in September 2004 and was codenamed Dick Tracy. There seems to be a long standing tradition of detective codenames in regards to Premiere, go figure. Version 2.0 came with support for digital still cameras that capture video, DVD camcorders and mobile phones, a huge leap from the 1.0 that was intended for MiniDV camcorder owners. Elements 10 was released in 2011 with many new features added along the way like speeding up the uploading process.
Adobe-Premiere could have been a long forgotten name in the software industry but that is not the case. With 29 releases that culminated with the Pro series, 8 Elements versions and the Express, Adobe keeps offering good quality programs to its users and will probably be here when grunge becomes popular again.