Adobe is giving attendees at the IBC 2008 trade show in Amsterdam next week an exclusive sneak preview of the next version of the Creative Suite Production Premium software, which collects the company's video post production tools including After Effects and Premiere Pro -- as well as art tools such as Photoshop and Illustrator, and the Flash Web animation application.
The company hasn't detailed any new creative features yet, merely saying that "the next version of Adobe’s industry-leading software will help creative professionals deliver more valuable assets, reach new creative heights, and make the most of their time with huge gains in workflow efficiency."
Adobe will be showing support for Red Digital's Red One 4K digital cinema camera and the AVCHD format. The former will be available using CS3 products, but users will have to wait for the CS4 versions to see native support for AVCHD-based camcorders.
Adobe will also be showing the Flash Media Encoding Server, which the company announced today. According to Adobe, the Flash Media Encoding Server provides a fast, scalable solution that enables companies to transform existing or archived content into a wide variety of formats, such as Windows Media, MPEG-4, DivX, H.264, and others, to FLV or F4V.
The Adobe Flash Media Encoding Server provides pre-processing filters that can perform colour space conversions, normalise audio, and sharpen video as an integrated part of the encoding workflow.
Adobe Flash Media Encoding Server is expected to be available worldwide by the end of 2008 for US$6,000 (around £3,405)