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Adobe Premiere 6.5 Now Shipping

Press release from the issuing company

Advanced Editing Features and Extensive Third-Party Support Give Video Professionals More Creative Freedom SAN JOSE, Calif.--Aug. 12, 2002--Adobe Systems Incorporated, the leader in network publishing, today announced the immediate availability of Adobe Premiere 6.5, the latest version of its award-winning digital video editing software. With new advancements including Real-time Preview, the Adobe Title Designer, and support for MPEG-2 export and DVD authoring, Adobe Premiere 6.5 provides a complete editing environment. Editors can rely on Adobe Premiere to produce professional, high-quality video for DVD, tape, CD-ROM and the Web. "Increasingly, our clients request Web-based streaming media, and CD-ROM/DVD projects. With Adobe Premiere 6.5, we are ready to produce video, DVD, and Web content, giving us a cost-effective tool that helps us deliver what our clients demand," said Robert Fuller, ownerof High Strung Productions, a Web development and media creation company specializing in online training and Web-based content. In addition to the new features and export options, Adobe Premiere 6.5 offers the most extensive hardware support of any non-linear editing solution on the market. With unmatched support for both video hardware and third-party capture cards, Adobe Premiere allows video editors to choose how they work. These flexible options make it easier than ever to customize the editing workflow and give creative control back to the editor. Adobe Premiere 6.5 will work with any certified hardware system for Premiere 6.0 and it supports the latest Macintosh and Windows platforms. Whether editing in Real-Time Preview on a laptop or multiple layers of analog footage on a professional, real-time system, Adobe Premiere 6.5 complements almost any editing suite. "A Dell Precision workstation running Premiere 6.5 results in a professional, cost-effective solution for desktop digital-video editing," said Tim Mattox, Dell's vice president of client product marketing. "Certification of our hardware by Adobe ensures that Dell continues to deliver our customers outstanding performance from the world's preferred provider of workstation products." Adobe continues to offer unparalleled product integration between Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, and Illustrator software, which make up the Adobe Digital Video Collection. This powerful editing suite delivers a set of tightly integrated, cost-effective Adobe applications for professional digital video production. The Edit Original command allows users to conveniently edit native Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects files. After saving the changes, Adobe Premiere instantly updates the placed content. Pricing and Availability Adobe Premiere 6.5 for Windows XP, 98SE, 2000, ME and Macintosh OS 9 and OS X is available immediately in the United States and Canada. The estimated street price is US$549 for the full versions of each platform. The upgrade price for registered users is US$149. Adobe Premiere 6.5 is included in the Adobe Digital Video Collection 8, which was announced today in a separate release. French, German and Japanese versions will ship within 90 days. For more information, visit www.adobe.com/premiere.