In an announcement that has filmmakers around the world screaming "thank you", Adobe has released news that the Adobe Production Studio, the only comparative competitor to Final Cut Pro, is heading back to the Mac platform.
The suite, which Adobe describes as an "integrated video and audio post-production tool set", is comprised of eight different application (pro bundle):
- Adobe After Effects – special effects compositing
- Adobe Premiere – general non-linear editing
- Adobe Photoshop – still graphic manipulation
- Adobe Audition – sound editing
- Adobe Encore DVD – DVD production and design
- Adobe Illustrator – vector graphic manipulation
- Adobe Dynamic Link – preventing re-renders
- Adobe Bridge – "navigational control center"
Adobe notes that Soundbooth, the program that Adobe is currently offering as a free beta, will be replacing Audition in the Mac version of the Production Studio.Â It is unclear as to Audition's future, however they do say it will continue to be developed for Windows users (strangely!).
The best news?Â They claim it will be ready by mid-2007.Â If this is true… Apple, you had best watch out.Â