"As video capture assumes a larger role in pro photography, Adobe stays ahead of the curve with Creative Suite 5 Production Premium. "
Professional Photographer Magazine
March 1, 2011
"Thanks to Adobe's conversion of Premiere Pro and After Effects to 64-bits and marrying Premiere Pro up to their real time Mercury Playback Engine and CUDA, it's no exaggeration to say the CS5 Production Suite's the best implementation of desktop video we've ever tested. Highly Recommended."
David Em, TechRevu
September 27, 2010
"While I don't yet fully utilize many of the new features, CS5 has already revolutionized the way I work."
Mike McCarthy, HD4PC
June 2, 2010
"CS5 is among Adobe's most significant upgrades to the Production Premium bundle ever... The bottom line: if you don't already have an earlier version of the suite, take a serious look. If you do, prepare to upgrade."
Brian Peterson, Videomaker
April 13, 2010
"If you have the computing horsepower, the Mercury Engine and CUDA acceleration deliver the closest that I've seen to the real-time, all-the-time experience we've been hearing about and waiting for since the last century. AVCHD and DSLR producers in particular could see absolutely shocking drops in preview and rendering time."
Jan Ozer, EventDV
April 12, 2010
"So CS5 won't overwhelm you with new features, but the performance boost for those editing in or producing to H.264-based formats could truly be startling."
Jan Ozer, Millimeter
April 12, 2010
"With the price staying the same as it was in CS3, CS4 is an amazing value.... While I always hate giving software packages a perfect ten, this marks the third time in a row that the Adobe Production Premium package has earned this extraordinarily rare score here at MFM. And, just like the past releases, CS4 improves so much beyond the last release that it completely deserves it."
Jeremy Hanke, MicroFilmmaker Magazine
January 1, 2009
"If you're a user of the Adobe CS product line, you will absolutely love this release. On the other hand, if you work with media production using any other product line, you'll find a lot of nice features that will make you want to switch to Adobe CS4. There are many compelling features in this release, but if I had to pick a 'killer feature,' I'd pick the completely renderless workflow offered by the Dynamic Link."
Sergio Rosa, Renderosity
February 2, 2009
"Each and every one of the suite's features and technologies has been improved in CS4, some significantly. With an eye toward accelerating encoding workflows and an initial foray into mission-critical metadata entry and retrieval, the product offers noteworthy improvements that merit attention."
Tim Siglin and Paul Schmutzler, Streaming Media Magazine
January 8, 2009
"Through a combination of user interface enhancements, new technology, personal workplace configuration, drag and drop interoperability and other under the hood improvements to performance, color management, and metadata, Adobe continues to make the case to designers to look to them first for solutions to delivering content in new ways more productively."
Ron Roszkiewicz, The Seybold Report
October 9, 2008
"The Adobe CS4 video-editing suite is a perfect combination of creative tools for the video-editing guru or post-production business. Enhancements to the CS4 Suite bundle include both the impressive 'wow' features and the more practical updates that make video editing much more enjoyable.... All things considered, there is no other production suite on the market that has as many industry-standard applications in one bundle."
Mark Montgomery, Videomaker
December 15, 2008
"It's the combination of innovation, integration, and attention to detail that makes Creative Suite 5 great. Regardless of your field of expertise, and regardless of whether you use Creative Suite 5's apps alone or together, you'll agree that CS5 is an impressive work."
Matthew Murray, PCMag.com
April 12, 2010
Award: Best Products of 2010 Award (Best Editing Suite)
Award: EventDV Winner's Circle 2010: Postproduction category — Adobe Creative Suite 5 Production Premium
Award: 2010 NAB Best of Show Vidy Award — Adobe Creative Suite 5 Master Collection
Award: Post Picks: Coolest Gear from NAB 2010 — Adobe Creative Suite 5 Master Collection
Award: Black Diamond Award — Adobe® Creative Suite® 5 Production Premium
Award: Award of Superiority — Adobe Creative Suite 4 Production Premium
Award: 10 out of 10 rating — Adobe Creative Suite 4 Production Premium
Award: Best Product of the Year — Best Suite category — Adobe Creative Suite 4 Production Premium
Award: Videomaker 2007 Best Products of the Year: Best Video Editing Suite, Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium
Award: Government Video Salute Award, Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium
Award: Videoguys' Top New Product of 2007, Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium
Award: Best of the Year 2007: Adobe Creative Suite 3
Award: NAB 2007 Pick Hit, Adobe Creative Suite 3
Award: NAB 2007 Pick Hit, Adobe Creative Suite 3
Award: 2007 DV Black Diamond Award, Adobe Soundbooth® CS3
Award: 2007 Top Innovation Award, Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended
Award: 2007 Vidy Award, Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended
Award: 2006 Vanguard Award
Award: 2006 Vidy Award
Award: 2006 Pick Hit Award
Award: 90 out of 100 "Superior" rating
Award: Award of Excellence
Award: 5.0 out of 5.0 rating
"Because a good portion of our work is broadcast and video, we spend a huge amount of time using Adobe Creative Suite Production Premium software, with heavy emphasis on Adobe After Effects and Adobe Photoshop Extended."—Colin Day, creative lead, Digital Kitchen
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"Video is extremely important to the university, as it greatly enhances the classroom experience. New features in Adobe Creative Suite 5 Production Premium software, such as full support for video shot with the Canon 5D Mark II DSLR camera, allow me to work on studio quality footage at a fraction of the cost."—Matt Gunkel, multimedia specialist, Euphoria
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"Now that Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 is hardware-accelerated using the Mercury Playback Engine, our testing shows that the speed of Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 is impressive when compared to Final Cut Pro. Because time is money in wedding videography, we are looking at switching to an all Adobe workflow full time once Adobe Creative Suite 5 Production Premium ships."—Alex Tomek, owner, Lumitone
"At Lumitone, we are very excited about Adobe Creative Suite 5 Production Premium, especially because of the software responsiveness and speed we obtain now that the Adobe applications deliver native 64-bit support on the Mac."—Alex Tomek, owner, Lumitone
"Editing and producing documentaries involves hundreds or thousands of hours of sifting and searching through footage. The Adobe Creative Suite 5 Production Premium workflow saves me weeks on my documentary project by making all my footage immediately accessible and searchable so I can focus on storytelling, not on clip hunting. With Adobe's script-to-screen workflow, the gap between a script edit and a rough cut is smaller than I ever imagined it could be."—David Harris, producer and editor, MTV New Media
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"I remember at one point I was working with the Media 100 HD at my day job, but the funny irony was that it wouldn’t cut HD. Media 100 wasn’t keeping up with the Joneses. Today, Adobe Creative Suite 5 Production Premium is the Joneses — and nobody else is keeping up."—Tim Walton, filmmaker, White Rabbit Productions