Adobe releases Creative Cloud into the wild

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SpeedGrade CC offers GPU-accelerated performance and broad digital cinema camera support, including raw, HDR, and stereo-3D content. New tools include the Snapshot Browser, film stock emulations, Luma Waveform display, Mercury Transmit support for external reference monitoring, and more. The new Shot Matcher ensures match accuracy, and the program helps to deliver styled projects via layer-based tools for color correction and look design. You can resize and reframe final masters for any format.

Premiere Pro's editing interface has changed little from the previous version.

Adobe Story Plus provides writing features such as automatic script formatting, outline mode, version comparisons, and cast and location lists. Story Plus tracks video logistics, while scheduling tools sync with your script for planning and communication between writers, production crews, directors, and producers. You can access shared projects online and manage script and schedule revisions in development or production.

Adobe Audition interface

Pricing and benefits

Adobe Creative Cloud is available to individuals for $50 and teams for $70 per month (per seat), based on a year’s subscription. Month-to-month prices, though higher, are available. Single-app subscriptions are $20 per month, with a discount of $10 per month if you already own CS3 or later. Education discounts are $30 per month, with a promotional price of $20 per month. Discounts for teams are $40 per month for owners of CS3 and later. Discounts are available for a year, before subscriptions revert to regular pricing.

Team memberships provide everything that individual-member accounts do, and more. Enterprise customers get custom storage and compatibility with Digital Publishing Suite Enterprise edition, Anywhere Platform for video, and Adobe Experience Manager (all sold separately). Government and education customers have their own subscription programs via EEA (Adobe Education Enterprise Agreement) and CLP-G (Adobe volume licensing) programs. More details on specialty programs are available on Adobe’s website.

We will be reviewing Adobe's major Creative Cloud programs, starting with Photoshop. Check back for more Creative Cloud coverage.

At a Glance
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  • Accell SpeedGrade CC

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