Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 software is a powerful, flexible, customizable, nonlinear video editor that lets you edit precisely your way. Import and freely combine virtually any type of media, from video shot on a phone to raw 5K and higher resolution footage, and then edit in its native format without wasting time transcoding.
The sleek, highly intuitive Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 user interface lets you focus on creative work and features a multitude of enhancements, including brand-new dynamic timeline trimming; expanded multicam support; the innovative Warp Stabilizer for smoothing shaky camera moves; and a fast, powerful keyboard-driven workflow. The 64-bit Adobe Mercury Playback Engine offers incredible performance on both Windows® and Mac OS, with the option to add a Mercury supported GPU to handle your most demanding projects.
Apply multiple color corrections and effects across many video layers and see the results in real time while your footage is playing, even when working on complex timelines and long-form projects with thousands of clips — whether a project is in SD, HD, 2K, 4K, 5K, or higher resolution. Open large projects faster and mix and match ARRI Alexa, AVCHD, P2, XDCAM, RED ONE®, RED EPIC®, RED Scarlet-X, ProHD, Canon XF including Cinema EOS C300 footage, DPX, and DSLR camera formats freely in the timeline without rendering.
Speed up your editing workflow by directly importing Adobe Story scripts, complete with metadata, into Adobe Premiere Pro CS6. Eliminate hours of routine work using Speech Analysis and other innovative metadata features like face detection to quickly find footage.
Deep integration with Adobe Prelude software lets you capture and log footage, adding comments and markers that when imported into Adobe Premiere Pro can be used to quickly a create rough cut. Easily import and export Final Cut Pro and Avid projects, and effortlessly move media between Adobe Premiere Pro and other Adobe Creative Suite® 6 Production Premium components, including Adobe After Effects®, Photoshop® Extended, SpeedGrade™, and Adobe Audition®.
When you’re ready to deliver finished work, intuitive Adobe Media Encoder preset favorites streamline the process of outputting source clips and sequences to multiple device and video formats, including Android™ and iOS devices, YouTube, Vimeo, and HDTV.
Yes, as of version 6.0.2, Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 offers HiDPI support for the new MacBook Pro laptops with Retina display.
The Mercury Playback Engine brings performance gains to all the GPUs supported in Adobe Creative Suite 6 software, but the best performance comes with specific NVIDIA® CUDA™ enabled GPUs, including support for mobile GPUs and NVIDIA Maximus™ dual-GPU configurations. New support for the OpenCL-based AMD Radeon HD 6750M and 6770M cards available with certain Apple MacBook Pro computers running OS X Lion (v10.7x), with a minimum of 1GB VRAM, brings GPU-accelerated mobile workflows to Mac users. If you're upgrading your system today and want to get the most out of your configuration, review the list of supported NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards for MacBook Pro systems on the Tech specs page.
With these cards, you will see results instantly when color correcting, vector keying with the Ultra® keyer, applying Gaussian blurs* and blend modes, correcting color with the new intuitive Three-Way Color Corrector, and working with many other effects.
GPU acceleration for NVIDIA graphics cards and AMD GPUs on the MacBook Pro makes the creative process more fluid and accelerates rendering for faster output. Adobe continuously evaluates the support of new cards. Learn more ›
*GPU accelerated Gaussian, Directional, and Fast blur effects are available only on NVIDIA GPUs.
Adobe Premiere Pro supports the AMD Radeon HD 6750M and 6770M cards, which come with certain MacBook Pro configurations running OS X Lion (v10.7x), with a minimum of 1GB VRAM. To learn which graphics card is in your computer, click the Apple icon in the upper left corner of your MacBook Pro, choose About this Mac, and then click the More Info button. The model of the graphics card that you have installed will be displayed.
Refer to the NVIDIA website for the system requirements for each GPU, and check your system and software. (If you are running OS X Lion (v10.7), click the Apple icon in the upper left corner of your Mac Pro, choose About this Mac, and then click the More Info button. The model of the graphics card that you have installed will be displayed. If you are running Mac OS X Snow Leopard (v10.6), click the Apple icon in the upper left corner of your Mac Pro, choose About This Mac, click the More Info button, and then select Graphics/Displays.
Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 has a scalable architecture, so performance scales with the speed of your system. The minimum system requirements for your workflow depend on the type of content with which you plan to work. See the system requirements for Adobe Premiere Pro CS6. With native 64-bit support, Adobe Premiere Pro can take advantage of all the available RAM on your system. For multicore systems, Adobe recommends 4GB or more of RAM per core. On any system, many users will see a great performance gain in their workflows as they add more RAM, with 16GB of RAM being a good baseline if you plan to run multiple applications simultaneously. Plus, the Adobe Mercury Transmit plug-in enables tighter integration with third-party I/O hardware.
No. Prelude is part of the Creative Suite 6 Production Premium and Master Collection software, as well as Adobe Creative Cloud membership. Prelude CS6 will also be available separately for enterprise license customers only.
No. Adobe Encore CS6 software is sold only with Adobe Premiere Pro CS6. However, customers who have earlier versions of Adobe Encore DVD (1.x or 2.0) may upgrade to the full Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 product for the standard upgrade price. Learn more about Encore CS6.
Adobe Premiere Pro supports a broad range of hardware and software for Mac OS and Windows, so you can choose from a range of workstations and capture cards to build the editing system that meets your needs and budget. Enhance your system with additional plug-ins, including many from After Effects. Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 works with a variety of third-party hardware, from DV camcorders and decks to HD and SD hardware. Check third-party hardware compatibility for the most current listing of supported hardware.
With comprehensive video format compatibility, you can work with the formats you want, including natively editing files from the latest tapeless formats, such as ARRIRAW, RED R3D, P2, XDCAM EX and HD, and AVC-Intra and AVCHD, as well as Canon XF and Canon Cinema EOS C300, DPX, as well as JVC ProHD without transcoding or rewrapping. Edit all standard- or high-definition formats, from DV and HDV to HD and beyond (some formats may require additional hardware).
To get a trial of Adobe Premiere Pro CS6, visit the trial download page.
You can run the Speech Analysis (speech-to-text transcription) feature in the following languages and dialects:
You can run the Script Alignment (use the embedded Adobe Story script) feature in the following languages and dialects:
With the integrated script-to-screen workflow in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6, you can turn project plans into efficient productions. Collaborate on writing scripts with Adobe Story, capturing key production direction as you go. Speed up your editing workflow by directly importing Adobe Story scripts, complete with metadata, into Adobe Premiere Pro CS6. Eliminate hours of routine work using Speech Analysis and other metadata to quickly find footage.
Yes, you can upgrade from the CS5 or CS5.5 version of Design Premium or Web Premium to CS6 Design & Web Premium.
The software license agreement accompanying your product may entitle you to install and activate the software on two systems with certain restrictions. The product license agreement for Creative Suite 6 does not allow you to install the components of a single suite edition across multiple computers. See the software license agreement for more information.
Yes, Creative Suite 6 applications support Mac 10.9. Learn more ›
Yes. Adobe Creative Suite 6 applications are compatible with Windows 8.1. Learn more ›
Individual Creative Suite subscription edition products have become single-app memberships in Creative Cloud. A Creative Cloud single-app membership lets you download and install the application on your computer, providing all the same features and functionality of regular Creative Suite products. Plus, your single-app membership includes 20GB of cloud-based storage and the ability to access and share your work on virtually any device. You can also download trials of all other applications and services that are part of Creative Cloud complete membership.
A Creative Cloud single-app membership gives you ongoing access to one Creative Suite application for a low monthly price, while also giving you ongoing access to every upgrade version at no additional charge as long as your membership remains active.
The following products are available as single-app memberships:
Yes, with Creative Cloud single-app membership you get several important benefits that you do not get when you buy a traditional Creative Suite version:
A single-app membership gives you ongoing access to one Creative Suite application for a low monthly price, while a Creative Cloud complete membership gives you access to all Creative Suite desktop applications, plus additional tools and services that allow you to take your creative ideas from concept to publishing. Creative Cloud complete delivers continuous value to members by providing immediate access to new features, tools, apps, services, and upgrades as they become available. Learn more about Creative Cloud membership options.
Single-app membership is a great option to consider if:
Also, the month-to-month plan is a terrific option if you work on a freelance basis or are a small business owner and have only an occasional need for a particular Creative Suite software application.
Your single-app membership includes access to the current and future versions of the Creative Suite application (as long as your membership remains active) as well as 20B of storage space and the ability to sync your creative files from your desktop to the cloud.*
For more information about membership options, visit the Creative Cloud plans page.
You can upgrade your single-app membership to a Creative Cloud complete membership by logging in to www.creativecloud.com, going to the My Account page, and simply walking through the steps to upgrade. You will be given a partial refund on the remaining amount due on your existing membership.
You can upgrade two or more single-app memberships to a Creative Cloud complete membership by logging in to www.creativecloud.com, going to the My Account page, and simply walking through the steps to upgrade. You will be given a partial refund on the remaining amount due on both existing memberships.
With the CS6 update, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Encore, and SpeedGrade are native 64 bit. On Windows, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, SpeedGrade, and Encore run only on 64-bit operating systems; Photoshop and Illustrator run on either 64-bit or 32-bit operating systems.
By optimizing code for 64-bit operating systems, Adobe is able to deliver the performance gains video professionals require. Creative Suite customers benefit from working on the latest hardware and operating systems, and the majority of video professionals have already transitioned to 64-bit capable systems, such as Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Lion, or 64-bit versions of Microsoft® Windows 7 or 8. Because 64-bit operating systems offer superior performance, CS6 and future releases of Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Encore, and SpeedGrade will not support 32-bit operating systems. For an up-to-date list of 64-bit third-party plug-ins for After Effects, visit the After Effects plug-ins page.
On Windows, the CS6 versions of Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, SpeedGrade, and Encore require a 64-bit edition of Microsoft® Windows 7 or 8. If you are using one of the following operating systems, you will not be able to install or run those applications:
If you are using one of the listed incompatible operating systems, Adobe recommends that you upgrade to a 64-bit edition of Windows 7 or 8.
On 64-bit operating systems you have access to essentially unlimited RAM, because they offer a wider address system and data path. On 32-bit systems, each application is limited to 4GB of RAM (in practice this number is actually smaller). More RAM means applications can manipulate larger chunks of data, cache more information, and handle a wide range of tasks more efficiently.
Mac OS X Snow Leopard and OS X Lion are already 64-bit capable. You can leverage more than 4GB of RAM with 64 bit. All you need to do is add more RAM to start seeing the benefits of native 64-bit OS support.
When you install Windows 7 or 7, choose the 64-bit version.
Windows versions of Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects CS5 and later, whether standalone or as components of Creative Suite Production Premium or Master Collection, require a 64-bit edition of Windows.
To run the CS6 version of After Effects or Adobe Premiere Pro, you should upgrade to a 64-bit edition of Windows 7 or 8. Adobe has a number of upgrade paths available to current Creative Suite customers. Refer to the buying guide pages for your products to get full details on your upgrade options.
Adobe plans to continue offering support according to the existing complimentary and paid support programs. For details on these programs, visit the support page.
With native 64-bit applications, more RAM means better performance when working with multiple applications on high-resolution projects. For that reason, we recommend you use at least 8GB of RAM, and 16GB, 32GB, or even more for high-performance configurations.
Adobe and Apple have worked closely together to test Adobe® Creative Suite® 5, 5.5 and CS6 editions and individual products for reliability, performance and user experience when installed on Intel® based systems running Mac OS X Mountain Lion (v10.8). Adobe Flash Professional CS5, 5.5 and CS6 are not compatible with Mac OS x Mountain Lion (v10.8). Earlier versions of Adobe Photoshop® (CS3 and CS4) software were also tested with Mountain Lion and there are currently no known issues.
As with any new release of an operating system, there may be unexpected issues that arise that were not discovered during testing. If you encounter any issues, please report them on our bug reporting form.
At this time, none of the CS5, 5.5 or CS6 applications require updates to be compatible with Mountain Lion. However, we do recommend that all users download the latest version of the Adobe Flash® Player runtime.
In our testing we have found no significant issues with running CS5, 5.5, CS6 or Acrobat products with Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, other than Adobe Flash Professional.
Apple created a new security feature called Gatekeeper™ which is intended to help make applications downloaded from the Internet safer. Learn more at http://www.apple.com/osx/what-is/security.html
Adobe has added the Gatekeeper signing requirements to our currently shipping applications. However, our legacy products created before Mountain Lion's Gatekeeper feature was available are not signed. If you download one of those legacy (unsigned) applications, the Gatekeeper security feature may pop-up a security dialog that warns users against downloading non-signed applications from the Internet. You can still install the un-signed applications by following these directions.
If updates for Mountain Lion compatibility with Creative Suite products are required in the future, the updates will be made available through the Adobe Updater, a utility that is installed with Adobe products to manage downloading and installing updates for you. As long as the automated notification feature in Adobe Updater is turned on, you will be alerted automatically when the updates become available. You can then follow the onscreen instructions to download and install the updates. Alternatively, you can open a CS5, CS5.5 or CS6 product that requires an update, choose Help > Updates to open the Adobe Updater, check all of the updates you want, and then click Download and Install Updates. Lastly, you can also visit the downloads page on Adobe.com to monitor when updates are posted, and then download and install the updates for each relevant product.
Starting with Mac OS X Lion (v10.7), Apple no longer includes support for Rosetta, which is required to run PPC code on Macs with Intel® processors. Creative Suite 2 software was created to run on PowerPC hardware on Macs and will not be able to run on Lion and Mountain Lion. Additionally, older plug-ins as well as drivers for printers, scanners, and other hardware peripherals that require PPC support will no longer work with even the most current Creative Suite products without Rosetta.
Customers are encouraged to check plug-in compatibility by contacting the plug-in vendor before upgrading to Lion. For third-party products, contact the manufacturer for guidance.
Adobe offers support to Creative Suite customers running Mac OS X Mountain Lion in accordance with our standard customer support policies. Visit the support page for additional information about our complimentary and paid support programs.
Adobe recommends following your company’s internal guidelines to manage updates. You may want to contact the IT person who manages your Adobe licenses for information about your corporate policies on updating software. For volume licensing customers, information is available for IT managers on how to do a silent install of CS5, 5.5 and CS6 updates Individual users should use the Adobe Updater within their products (choose Help > Updates) to download and install individual system updates.
As a Creative Suite application subscriber or member of Creative Cloud, you are eligible to receive updates and upgrades as long as your membership remains active. Adobe will notify you via email as they become available with instructions on how to access them.
Yes. If a full version of a CS5, CS5.5 or CS6 product is compatible with Mountain Lion, then the trial version of that product is compatible as well. The known issues described in this document also apply to the trial versions.
At this time, none of the CS5.5 or CS6 applications require updates to be compatible with Windows 8. As long as you have the latest product updates installed there are no additional updates required for Windows 8 compatibility. You can verify that you have the latest updates installed by choosing Help > Check for Updates in the product menu.
In our testing, we have found no significant issues with running CS5.5, CS6, or Acrobat products with Windows 8.
Flash Player will come built into Internet Explorer 10 on all versions of Windows 8, and updates will be distributed via Windows Update. Support is available in accordance with our standard support terms for Flash Player.
If updates for Windows 8 compatibility with Creative Suite products are required in the future, the updates will be made available through the Adobe Updater, a utility that is installed with Adobe products to manage downloading and installing updates for you. As long as the automated notification feature in Adobe Updater is turned on, you will be alerted automatically when the updates become available. You can then follow the onscreen instructions to download and install the updates. Alternatively, you can open a CS5.5 or CS6 product that requires an update, choose Help > Updates to open the Adobe Updater, check all of the updates you want, and then click Download and Install Updates. Lastly, you can also visit the downloads page on Adobe.com to monitor when updates are posted, and then download and install the updates for each relevant product.
Customers are encouraged to check plug-in compatibility by contacting the plug-in vendor before upgrading to Windows 8. For third-party products, contact the manufacturer for guidance.
Adobe offers support to Creative Suite customers running Windows 8 in accordance with our standard customer support policies. Visit the support page for additional information about our complimentary and paid support programs.
Adobe recommends following your company’s internal guidelines to manage updates. You may want to contact the IT person who manages your Adobe licenses for information about your corporate policies on updating software. For volume licensing customers, information is available for IT managers on how to do a silent install. Individual users should use the Adobe Updater within their products (choose Help > Updates) to download and install individual system updates.
As a Creative Suite application subscriber or member of Adobe Creative Cloud™, you are eligible to receive updates and upgrades as long as your membership remains active. Adobe will notify you via email as they become available with instructions on how to access them.
Yes. If a full version of a CS5.5 or CS6 product is compatible with Windows 8, then the trial version of that product is compatible as well. Any known issues described in this document also apply to the trial versions.
As Adobe continues to focus on delivering world-class innovation through Creative Cloud and digital fulfillment, we will be phasing out shrink-wrapped, boxed versions of Creative Suite. Electronic downloads for Creative Suite products will continue to be available from both Adobe.com, as well as reseller and retail partners.
Owners of a CS5 or CS5.5 suite edition qualify for upgrade pricing to a CS6 suite edition. Owners of an individual CS5 or CS5.5 product qualify to purchase CS6. Any version earlier than CS5 will not be eligible for upgrade pricing.
No, Adobe does not offer a discount if you want to move from an individual Creative Suite product to a suite edition.
No, Adobe no longer offers "upsells" for the following products: FreeHand® to Illustrator; Photoshop Elements to Photoshop or Photoshop Extended.
There are several options to determine which edition of Creative Suite is installed on your computer:
If you've registered your software, your product registration details will show your suite edition and serial number. Check your registration details by logging in to your account on Adobe.com and clicking "My products and services."
For CS4 and CS3, you can determine the suite edition by doing the following:
There are two main ways to purchase Adobe software:
Buy from Adobe: Buy and download Adobe software to start using it immediately, or choose to have the product shipped to you.
Buy from a reseller: Whether you're looking for a local retail store or a value-added reseller, Adobe has an extensive network of partners.
To locate Adobe Authorized Resellers in your area, visit the find a reseller page.
Yes. Adobe will continue to make Creative Suite 6 available as a perpetual software license, and will provide bug fixes and security updates as necessary. All of the CS6 suite editions and individual products continue to be available for purchase by Electronic Software Delivery (ESD) on Adobe.com as well as through select retailers. Volume licensing for these products is also available through Adobe Authorized Resellers worldwide.
We plan to sell Creative Suite 6 for use on supported platforms indefinitely.
No. Adobe does not offer upgrade pricing for customers wishing to move from a suite edition to an individual component.
Yes. Qualifying full-time or part-time students, faculty, and staff of accredited educational institutions can purchase Adobe products at a reduced price.
No. You cannot upgrade from a Creative Suite edition to an individual component.
Owners of a CS5 or CS5.5 suite edition qualify for upgrade pricing to a CS6 suite edition. Owners of an individual CS5 or CS5.5 product qualify for upgrade pricing to the same product but not to a suite edition. Any version earlier than CS5 will not be eligible for upgrade pricing.
We no longer offer trials of the CS6 versions of the applications. Trials of the latest, most recent versions are available through Creative Cloud. Learn more ›
These free resources are available: