Adobe has released the latest versions of its video tools: After Effects CS3, Premium Pro CS3 and Soundbooth CS3 -- which are also available in the Creative Suite 3 Production Premium and Master Collection bundles.

Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium and Master Collection ship today in the UK. Available for both PC and Mac platforms, Adobe Production Premium integrates time-saving workflow technologies with new releases of After Effects CS3, Premiere Pro CS3, Adobe Encore CS3, Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended, Adobe Illustrator CS3, Adobe Flash CS3 Professional, and Adobe Soundbooth CS3.


Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 software offers enhanced features such as new format support and a unique Time Remapping tool that improves slow motion and variable speed effects. After Effects CS3 software offers Shape Layers for drawing and animating vector shapes; the Puppet tool for stretching and manipulating 2D images as lifelike animations; and the Brainstorm tool for interactively generating and previewing animation variations. For audio, Soundbooth CS3 software enables post-production professionals to clean up recordings, polish voiceovers, customise music and sound effects - even if audio production isn't their speciality.


Special additions to Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium include Adobe OnLocation CS3 for direct-to-disk recording and monitoring and Adobe Ultra CS3 software for easy chroma keying. For Macintosh users, Adobe OnLocation requires Boot Camp and Windows or a separate Windows-based computer. Adobe Ultra CS3 is only included in the Windows edition.

Creative Suite 3 Master Collection includes all-new versions of InDesign CS3, Photoshop CS3 Extended, Illustrator CS3, Flash CS3 Professional, Dreamweaver CS3, Fireworks CS3, Contribute CS3, After Effects CS3 Professional, Premiere Pro CS3, Soundbooth CS3, and Encore CS3, as well as Acrobat 8 Professional.

Creative Suite 3 Production Premium costs £1,409 plus VAT. The Master Collection costs £1,969 plus VAT. After Effects CS3 costs £915 plus VAT. Premiere Pro CS3 costs £599 plus VAT. Soundbooth CS3 costs £139 plus VAT.

Check out our previews of the betas of After Effects CS3, Premiere Pro CS3 and Soundbooth CS3.