The purchase of the “Macromedia” company by Adobe has brought forth a number of products released by Adobe, which are the merger of the best features of the products of both companies. Therefore, Creative Suit 3 (CS3) - the biggest release of Adobe so far-is a step in that direction, which encompasses a range of products each, suited for different purposes and people in the fields of print, web, mobile, film, and video production. It is available in Standard and Premium editions.
Thus, the above popularly known as “Adobe CS3 Production Premium” edition is a part of the Adobe CS3 suite. It is a post-production solution via Adobes’ tools and software (video, audio, and design) which work across multi-platforms (Windows and Macintosh) and gives an opportunity for designers/developers/ to develop innovative, multimedia creations effectively and efficiently. You can employ it in motion graphics, designing, filmmaking/videos, photography, and education.
Adobe CS3 Production Premium consists of the following “Adobe Bridge CS3” (media manager), “Adobe Dynamic Link” (reduces rendering), “Adobe Device Central CS3” (content for mobile/consumer electronics), and “Adobe Acrobat Connect” (Web conferencing). These are combined with “Adobe After Effects CS3 Professional” (visual effects and motion graphics), “Adobe Premiere Pro CS3” (video production), “Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended” (digital imaging), “Adobe Flash CS3 Professional” (interactive and mobile content), “Adobe Illustrator CS3” (vector tool), “Adobe Soundbooth CS3” (audio editing), and “Adobe Encore CS3” (DVD and Blu-ray Disc authoring). It also has “Adobe OnLocation CS3”-Macintosh requires Intel to run this (direct-to-disk recording) and “Adobe Ultra CS3” in Windows only (high-end virtual sets, background composites).
All above work collectively thus enhancing the power, flexibility and ease in the entire workflow of developing and delivering the final product. It has a friendly user interface and guides to help you. You can animate graphics, images, text in 2-D and 3-D spaces along with masks, layers, and motion controls (slow and fast). Exporting and importing files/formats among the software is easy and convenient. The software provides advanced tools for color correction, cloning, edges, filtering, drawing, texturing, tracing, typography etc.
You can employ the numerous customizable animations and sound effects along with templates etc. (royalty-free). You can widen your market via films/video, DVD/Blu-ray Disc, mobiles and the web with no duplicity required for any product.
Its structure is open-ended, so it can adapt itself to present and future trends in hardware and software issues. It has a host of plug-ins and third party solutions and supports formats in audio (WAV, MP3 etc.), video (MPEG-1 & 2, FLV, QuickTime, AVI etc.). It supports a host of hardware drivers like sound card (DirectX etc.).
Adobe CS3 Production Premium is available in these languages, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish.
The pitfalls are the high price and activation issues (within 30 days). Its numerous menus/commands can be difficult for a beginner. Options are limited for Macintosh users.
To conclude, Adobe CS3 Production Premium offers a multitude of benefits and advantages which makes designing/developing enjoyable just as the Super Market makes shopping a pleasure.