Evaluation, Desktop video, Multimedia software, Adobe Systems Inc. -- Product information, Adobe Premiere 3.0 (Desktop video software), and Multimedia software -- Evaluation
Version 3.0 of Adobe Systems' Premiere software package is an outstanding, robust and relatively easy-to-use desktop video design and editing tool, but effective use of it requires a powerful 68040-based Macintosh with at least 16Mbytes of RAM and a large amount of hard disk storage. Premiere is an excellent tool for rapid, efficient and creative production of low-cost multimedia presentations and videos and for off-line video editing. Up to 99 tracks of digital video, graphics and animations and up to 99 tracks of digital audio can be designed, edited and mixed. A wide variety of transitions and special effects can be applied. Enhancements in the new version include the ability to treat multiple video tracks as a 'virtual clip,' new Waveform Monitor and Vector Scope tools, improved audio editing facilities, streamlined interface and better image quality. The $695 Premiere 3.0 is also available in a $795 CD-ROM-based version that adds the Adobe Acrobat Reader, video clips, Adobe's Type on Call Font CD-ROM and QuickTime tutorials.
Byte. June 1992, Vol. 17 Issue 6, p336, 3 p. table
Evaluation, Multimedia software, Multimedia technology, SuperMac Technology Inc. -- Product information, Adobe Systems Inc. -- Product information, SuperMac Technology VideoSpigot (Graphics board), Adobe Premiere (Desktop video software), Multimedia software -- Evaluation, and Multimedia technology -- Equipment and supplies
SuperMac Technology's VideoSpigot real-time video digitizer and Adobe Systems' Premiere software, both tools for assembling QuickTime movies on the Apple Macintosh, are evaluated. The hardware and software tools are complementary to each other and offer good ease of use at a reasonable price. VideoSpigot captures both video and audio signals in real time, converting them to digital format and storing them on disk, processing 30 screens, or frames per second in NTSC or 25 per second PAL video. VideoSpigot's most significant deficits are the lack of brightness and contrast controls or a cut-and-paste facility. Premiere is an editing program that allows VideoSpigot clips, QuickTime movies, sound files and PICT images to be blended into a complete movie. A nice touch is Premiere's library of special-effects plug-in modules. Premiere could be improved with the addition of Balloon Help for novices and audio output better than the current 8-bit level. The combination is recommended for anyone wanting to do media integration on the Macintosh. VideoSpigot is available in a $599 NuBus version and a $499 version for the Mac IIsi and LC; Premiere is priced at $495.
Computer Reseller News. July 20, 1992, Issue 483, p59, 1 p.
Product Introduction, Image Processing, Multimedia software, Adobe Systems Inc. -- Product introduction, Adobe Premiere 2.0 (Desktop video software) -- Product introduction, Computer software industry -- Product introduction, and Multimedia software -- Product introduction
Adobe Systems Inc of Mountain View, CA, announces Premiere 2.0 video-editing software for Apple Macintoshes. The product will ship by late August or early September 1992. Upgrades from Premiere 1.0 will cost $149; the full product will list for $695, rather than the expected $495. New enhancements include the ability to import graphics created by Adobe Illustrator; support for CD-quality audio; the ability to export and import sequences of number PICT files; improved support for working with movie frames under Adobe's Photoshop image-editing software; and support for a code for editing from the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers.