Adobe has introduced Adobe Premiere Pro CS4
version 4.0.1 software, a major update to the
leading start-to-finish professional video
production solution. A pivotal component of Adobe
Creative Suite 4 Production Premium, Adobe
Premiere Pro CS4 version 4.0.1 leads the way in
delivering open, flexible post-production
workflows by providing virtually seamless project
exchange with Final Cut Pro, Digidesign Pro
Tools, and Avid workflows. Adobe Premiere Pro CS4
version 4.0.1 enables users to import Final Cut
Pro projects via XML interchange, export to Open
Media Framework (OMF) format, and import and
export projects in Advanced Authoring Format
(AAF). Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 version 4.0.1 also
offers significant performance and stability
enhancements, including full support for 64-bit
computing platforms to accelerate
compute-intensive post-production tasks.

Top new features in Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 version 4.0.1 include:

°More flexible, open workflows: Editors who are
using Final Cut Pro, Digidesign Pro Tools, and
Avid solutions can now more easily tap the high
level of integration and unique features offered
in Adobe Creative Suite 4 Production Premium.
Final Cut Pro users can transfer projects
directly to Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 version 4.0.1
without conversions or re-rendering, preserving
commonly used effects and transitions. Once files
are in Adobe Premiere Pro CS4, features such as
Adobe Dynamic Link provide tighter-than-ever
integration when moving assets among Adobe After
Effects CS4, Adobe Premiere Pro CS4, and
Soundbooth CS4, saving invaluable time that would
otherwise be spent in intermediate rendering. To
help users manage footage, Speech Search in Adobe
Premiere Pro CS4 turns spoken dialog into
text-based metadata that makes video searchable.
Project output can be delivered virtually
anywhere, including exporting through Adobe
Encore CS4 to Blu-ray, DVD, and the Web.
Customers can also streamline audio editing by
exporting audio in OMF for interchange with audio
workstations, and then importing the final mix
back into Adobe Premiere Pro CS4. Adobe Premiere
Pro CS4 version 4.0.1 also includes enhanced AAF
project interchange for improved integration with
high-end workflows and tools.

° Native RED R3D support: Both Adobe Premiere Pro
CS4 version 4.0.1 and Adobe After Effects CS4
version 9.0.1 provide a true file-based workflow
for RED R3D files, without transcoding or
rewrapping, via RED’s beta plug-in available at
www.red.com/support. Native handling of RED R3D
augments Adobe’s existing support of Sony XDCAM
EX, Panasonic P2, and AVCHD tapeless formats,
providing users with software-only HD workflows
from capture to output. In addition to
downloading the RED plug-in, customers must
update their software to Adobe Premiere Pro CS4
version 4.0.1 and Adobe After Effects CS4 version
9.0.1, accessible for free through the Adobe
update manager in the Help menu of the
applications. To learn more about RED workflows
with Adobe video solutions go to:
http://www.adobe.com/products/premiere/pdfs/red_adobe_cs4_beta.pdf

° Faster performance and responsiveness, with
full support for 64-bit computing platforms to
accelerate compute-intensive post-production
tasks. Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 version 4.0.1 is
architected to take advantage of the additional
memory available in 64-bit systems. In addition,
version 4.0.1 includes numerous performance
enhancements in all areas of the workflow.