Premiere Pro goes Mac

This announcement from Adobe today

Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced that the next version of Adobe® Production Studio, the integrated video and audio post-production tool set that is part of the Creative Suite family, will be available for both the Macintosh and Windows® platforms. Film, video and web professionals currently using Adobe After Effects®, Adobe Photoshop® and Adobe Illustrator® on the Mac will soon be able to harness the power of completely new Macintosh releases of Adobe Premiere® Pro, Adobe Encore® DVD and Adobe Soundbooth™ — all key components of an upcoming milestone revision to Adobe Production Studio. The software will have its first public demonstration during the Macworld 2007 Conference and Exhibition at The Moscone Center in San Francisco, January 9 – 12 (Booth 901). The next release of Adobe Production Studio is expected to ship in mid-2007.

Full text and Steve Kilisky’s announcement.
Related post from March, 2006.

This is great news for Mac editors. Not only does it signal Adobe’s continued commitment to the Mac, but it gives Final Cut Studio some serious competition. It also puts serious pressure on Avid to address its piecemeal approach of bundling applications that aren’t very tightly integrated.

The suite should be nearly ready for prime time by NAB. Let’s see how Apple counters.

I’m awaiting word from Matrox about the possibility of Axio moving to the Mac.

According to Matrox Axio will not be ported to the Mac (too bad), but MXO will work with the Adobe Production Studio.

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