Adobe has certified 14 video capture cards for use with its Premiere 6.0 software. Adobe released the latest version of its video-editing and compositing application earlier this year.
The video capture cards are from Aurora Video Systems, Canopus Corporation, Fast Dazzle, Matrox Video Products Group and Pinnacle Systems. Certified hardware cards include the Canopus DVStorm and DVRex RT Professional; Matrox RT2500, RT2000 and Digisuite line; and the Pinnacle DV500 Plus, DC1000 and DC2000.
Each card contains its own unique features, such as real time editing for the Mac and PC, the ability to edit MPEG2 files and DVD-authoring capabilities, according to Erik Lundblade, OEM (original equipment manufacturer) product manager for Adobe Premiere. Real time hardware cards allow Adobe Premiere users to edit their work instantly, without having to render a project, he added.
Adobe Premiere 6.0 software also comes bundled with FireWire cards for people who want plug-and-play digital video editing capabilities, but who don’t have a DV-enabled computer. These cards include the Pyro Platinum DV from ADS Technologies and the DV200 from Pinnacle.
Adobe continues to test and certify currently available video capture cards, and will also test new cards as they are released, Lundblade said. A complete list of certified video capture cards for Adobe Premiere 6.0 can be found on the Adobe Web site.
Adobe Premiere 6.0 software comes bundled with all of the certified video capture cards featured on the Adobe Web site. The product is immediately for an estimated street price of US$549. Registered users of earlier versions of Adobe Premiere can upgrade to version 6.0 for $149. International English, French, German and Japanese versions are also available. Pricing and availability, including promotional activities for Adobe Premiere, may vary by region.
Also, at last week’s National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) trade show, Adobe demoed a version of Premiere running in Mac OS X. During its Premiere 6 demonstration, Adobe said the OS X version rendered up to twice as fast as the OS 9 version that currently ships, thanks to the increased I/O underpinnings of the new operating system, according to Macworld. Adobe told demonstration attendees that Premiere for OS X should come out this summer or fall.