Adobe is demonstrating its latest version of Premiere Pro at NAB in Las Vegas, which includes support for high definition (HD) video. Support for HD formats has been the basis of many product announcements at NAB 2004, including Final Cut Pro HD and Xpress Pro.

Premiere Pro will support a wide range of HD formats, from HDV to uncompressed 1080i, the company claims. BOXX Technologies, Matrox, Canopus, Cineform, Bluefish, Black Magic, and 1 Beyond are all showing new HD solutions based on Adobe Premiere Pro, according to Adobe.

Other new features in version 1.5 include spline-based Bézier keyframe controls and a series of Photoshop filters, including Auto Levels, Auto Colour, Auto Contrast and Shadows/Highlights. After Effects plug-ins are also now available automatically from within Premiere Pro. For high-end uses, Premiere Pro also supports import and export of Advanced Authoring Format (AAF) and Edit Decision List Format (EDF) projects.

Premiere Pro 1.5 will retail for around £525 plus VAT and upgrades from previous versions will cost around £169 plus VAT.