Adobe publishes betas for Premiere Pro and After Effects

Adobe announced last January that it would once again offer its Premiere Pro video editing and post-production application to the Mac platform. Together with the Encore CS3 product, Premiere allows starting from the same edition to create outputs on Blu-disc media. ray, DVD and Flash SWF for the web. Premiere Pro also supports publishing on other Flash-based platforms such as mobile phones.

Premiere also has a visual flow chart that helps users create disk navigation using drag and drop actions. Users can select automatic menu creation or create menus from Photoshop files.

The preview version of Premiere Pro is available for Mac OS X 10.4.9.

After Effects CS3 is also available as a public beta. After Effects includes several new features such as the shape layer and the Puppet tool. The application now has a brainstorming feature that allows users to naturally evolve variations on different animations based on parameters of their choice.

After Effects will be available as a final product or as a component of Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium and Master Collection in mid-2007.

The After Effects CS3 Proffesional Preview is available to licensed users of After Effects 7.0 (Standard or Professional), Adobe Production Studion Standard and Premium, Adobe Video Bundle, or Adobe Web Bundle. You will also need to provide the After Effects 7.0 Production Studio or Bundle serial number.