For Immediate Release
Adobe Advances Professional Video Editing on the Desktop with the Introduction of Adobe Premiere 6.5

Adobe Premiere 6.5 Offers a Complete Editing Workflow with Real-time Preview, Broadcast-Quality Titling and DVD Export

SAN JOSE, Calif. — July 22, 2002 (NASDAQ: ADBE) — Adobe Systems Incorporated, the leader in network publishing, today announced a new version of Adobe® Premiere®, the company's award-winning digital video editing software. From Real-time Preview and the Adobe Title Designer to support for MPEG2 export and DVD authoring, Adobe Premiere 6.5 provides a complete editing environment to create and deliver professional, polished video productions.

Adobe Premiere 6.5 provides the widest range of video hardware support, including the latest Sony DVCAM devices and leading third-party capture cards, allowing editors to customize their workflow to suit their needs. Whether editing in real-time on a laptop or using an uncompressed, multi-layer real-time system, Adobe Premiere complements almost any editing suite.

"Our clients require the full range of marketing services, from concept to production of DVDs, CD-ROMs, and Web content," said Dennis Chominsky, president of PFS Marketwyse, an integrated advertising and marketing firm with clients such as JVC Professional and Washington Mutual. "The professional features in Adobe Premiere 6.5 enable us to produce client projects of exceptional quality more efficiently than ever before."

During the editing process, Real-time Preview capabilities in Adobe Premiere 6.5 allow video editors to dramatically improve productivity by reducing the time spent rendering projects. Editors can instantly view effects, titles and transitions as they are made. In addition, video editors can enhance their projects with broadcast-quality title sequences created in the new Adobe Title Designer. With more than 100 pre-designed templates and typographical controls, including outlined text, leading and kerning, users can quickly create eye-catching results. Adobe Premiere 6.5 also adds more than 90 high-quality Adobe fonts chosen for video titling.

"With its unparalleled hardware support, advanced new features and support for multiple platforms, Adobe Premiere is the most versatile professional video editing tool on the market," said Bryan Lamkin, Adobe senior vice president of graphics. "Whether creating a digital film, documentary or training video, Adobe Premiere 6.5 users have the power to create video productions that get noticed."

Adobe Premiere 6.5 delivers complete, affordable video editing tools for producing professional-quality video for DVD, videotape, Web, CD-ROM and film. Windows users can export MPEG2 files using the new Adobe MPEG Encoder and then use the bundled version of DVDit! LE to author DVDs. Macintosh users benefit from integration with Apple iDVD and DVD Studio Pro that makes it possible to export MPEG2 files straight from the Adobe Premiere timeline.

Editors looking to sweeten their audio can access advanced audio features in Adobe Premiere 6.5. For example, Sonic Desktop's SmartSound QuickTracks, and 11 new source tracks, provide royalty-free audio that can be altered to fit the length of any project. Also included are three TC Works DirectX plug-ins for Windows and TC Works SparkLE, a 2 track stereo audio editor, for Mac OS.

Adobe continues to offer unparalleled product integration between Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator software; which make up the Adobe Digital Video Collection. Adobe Premiere 6.5 includes five more special effect filters from Adobe After Effects, including Blend, Channel Blur, Directional Blur and Lightning. Adobe Premiere 6.5 supports the latest operating systems, including Windows XP and Mac OS X.

For a complete list of Adobe Premiere 6.5 features, please visit www.adobe.com/premiere.

Pricing and Availability

In the United States and Canada, Adobe Premiere 6.5 for Windows XP, 98SE, 2000, ME, and Macintosh OS 9 and OS X is expected to ship in the third quarter of 2002. The estimated street price is US$549 for all platforms. Registered users of earlier versions of Adobe Premiere can upgrade to version 6.5 for US$149. Adobe Premiere 6.5 will also be updated in the next version of the Adobe Digital Video Collection. Information on other language versions is available at www.adobe.com/premiere.

About Adobe Systems Incorporated

Founded in 1982, Adobe Systems Incorporated (www.adobe.com), the leader in network publishing, offers a comprehensive line of software for enterprise and creative professional customers. Its products enable customers to create, manage and deliver visually rich, compelling and reliable content. Based in San Jose, Calif., Adobe is one of the world's largest software companies with annual revenues exceeding $1.2 billion.

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