Switching to Adobe® Premiere® Pro CS6 Overview
With Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 software, you can craft stories more efficiently, enjoy
blazingly fast performance, save time by integrating with Adobe After Effects® and
Adobe Photoshop®, and get enhanced project exchange with Final Cut Pro 7 and Avid
NLEs. Edit virtually any video format without transcoding thanks to broad native
file-based and DSLR camera support. Work in familiar ways with widely accepted,
customizable NLE shortcuts and precise editing tools. Switching to the enhanced
video-editing power of Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 is now easier than ever.
Top 10 Reasons to switch to Adobe Premiere Pro
1. Boosted efficiency with unparalleled Adobe integration
Adobe Premiere Pro is deeply integrated with other Adobe Creative Suite 6 Production Premium
components, so you can effortlessly move assets between it and Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop
Extended, Adobe Illustrator®, Adobe Audition®, Adobe Prelude™, and Adobe SpeedGrade™ software. Adobe
Dynamic Link saves you valuable time by eliminating the need for intermediate renders, enabling you to
exchange assets and open sequences in Encore and After Effects, where changes made in Adobe
Premiere Pro are automatically reflected in the other program and vice versa.
Maximize efficiency when incorporating still images into video production. Import native Adobe
Photoshop and Illustrator files complete with layers in Adobe Premiere Pro. Instantly edit Adobe
Premiere Pro stills in Photoshop, and then automatically match the frame size and aspect ratio of an
Adobe Premiere Pro project (even in HD) when creating new files. Get even better image fidelity thanks
to support for Adobe Photoshop blend modes.
2. Broad support for file-based and DSLR footage
Skip time-consuming transcoding and rewrapping processes when working with file-based and DSLR
footage. Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 leads the industry with native support for virtually all of the major
video, image, or audio formats, including DV, HDV, P2, DVCPRO HD, AVCHD, AVC-Intra, XDCAM, and
DPX. Edit native footage from ARRI Alexa, RED Scarlet-X, RED EPIC, and Canon EOS C300 cameras, as
well as DSLR footage from the Canon 5D Mark II, 1D X, 7D, and 60D cameras, Nikon D4, D90, D800/
D800E , D3100, D7000 cameras, and more. When importing and editing Apple ProRes and MOV files
captured by Canon 5D and 7D cameras, get full access to clip metadata. No transcoding, rewrapping, or
logging and transferring are required.
Easily stabilize shaky handheld footage or lock a shot automatically with the powerful Warp Stabilizer.
Remove jitter, rolling shutter artifacts, and other motion-related irregularities associated with footage
shot with small-format, handheld cameras.
3. Industry-leading performance and stability from the
Adobe Mercury Playback Engine
The Mercury Playback Engine in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 delivers an amazingly fluid, real-time editing
experience. Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 works hand in hand with supported NVIDIA* or AMD** graphics
cards for a GPU-accelerated, 32-bit color pipeline. Support for new NVIDIA Maximus™ dual-GPU
configurations delivers extreme performance for tackling the most demanding workflows.
The Adobe Mercury Playback Engine also offers phenomenal performance in software-only mode. And
because the Mercury Playback Engine leverages all of your system’s resources, it accelerates rendering
and encoding, reducing the time required to deliver content to your clients. With the new uninterrupted
playback feature in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6, the Mercury Playback Engine supports real-time effects adjustments during playback. And when using external monitors, you’ll get full-screen playback
while maintaining all the real-time performance benefits of the Mercury Playback Engine, thanks to
third-party I/O hardware integration through Adobe Mercury Transmit.
4. Cross-platform, interoperability with Final Cut Pro and Avid software
With an open approach and broad format support in Adobe Premiere Pro, you can collaborate
more efficiently with colleagues by easily importing and exporting projects regardless of format.
Perform roundtrip editing with content from Apple Final Cut Pro 7, Avid Media Composer, and Avid
Pro Tools software.
5. Streamlined encoding and delivery with Adobe Media Encoder and Encore
Reach audiences wherever they are and on whatever device they use to watch video content. Batch
encode in the background to a broad selection of formats, including web, mobile device, and video
standards, using the streamlined, 64-bit Adobe Media Encoder. Customizable presets simplify your
encoding workflow. Plus, deliver DVDs, high-definition Blu-ray Discs, and interactive web DVDs
with 64-bit Adobe Encore.
6. Intuitive, precise editing tools
Edit the way you want to with widely accepted, customizable NLE keyboard shortcuts and
powerful, intuitive trimming and editing tools that give you more precision and control. Save time
with dual-system sound support, fine-tune your edits using a keyboard-driven workflow to trim on
the fly during looped playback, and edit stereoscopic 3D content thanks to world-class integration
with Cineform Studio.
7. Real-time color correction and color grading with superior color fidelity
Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 offers powerful new options for taking control over the color in your
footage, including the newly redesigned Three-Way Color Corrector effect and, for tackling more
demanding color grading tasks, the ability to integrate with Adobe SpeedGrade CS6 software.
Adobe Premiere Pro delivers greater color precision, variety, and control with 8-bit, 16-bit, and
32-bit floating point color; offers better YUV to RGB conversion; and provides higher color
fidelity in its Program and Source Monitors than Final Cut Pro (which is suitable for rough color
8. Smooth transitions to Adobe Premiere Pro
Work in familiar paradigms with a greatly enhanced, intuitive, and customizable interface, Final Cut and Avid keyboard shortcuts, and over 50 enhancements designed to make editors switching NLEs
feel at home in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6. Get up to speed quickly with free Adobe TV tutorials and
9. Editing and production efficiencies from powerful metadata features
Add intelligence to your assets using innovative new metadata features that make editing easier.
Easily turn spoken dialogue into a timecode-accurate metadata transcript that lets you quickly
jump to or edit a specific segment of footage based on dialogue keywords. Use Face Detection
technology to quickly locate clips containing human faces, giving you another way to find areas
where dialogue is typically spoken. The ability to integrate with Adobe Prelude helps jump-start
your edits by allowing you to create rough cuts, add searchable temporal markers and comments
to your clips that flows directly into Adobe Premiere Pro when you import them. When finished
projects are delivered online, metdata makes it easier for your audience to find your content via
10. Dramatically enhanced multicam support
Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 offers expanded multicam support, effectively allowing you to work with
as many cameras as you have on your shoot. Get to work quickly by creating multicam source
sequences from clips directly in the Project panel, and get a more fluid editing experience thanks to
powerful new enhancements.