Before the cold voters attack this, this is easily the best price that I can find available. It is typically around £600 or more for this exact package, so if you must vote cold could you please explain why, and perhaps post a link to this package cheaper. And yes, I know you can get free software, but this is "Adobe CS4 Production Premium" and not any other product.
Realise your creative vision with the countless new features and enhancements in Adobe Creative Suite 4 Production Premium software, including support for next-generation tapeless workflows, project intelligence with XMP metadata support, powerful speech recognition technology, enhanced integration, and more. These essential innovations and improvements combine to give you the most important benefit of all--more time to explore, create, and deliver compelling productions.
Licensed owners of Creative Suite Production Studio Standard, Creative Suite Production Studio Premium can upgrade to Adobe Creative Suite 4 Production Premium for special pricing.
Powerful integration, including expanded Adobe Dynamic Link, for exceptional productivity
Work with unparalleled efficiency, so you have more time to craft your vision. For example, expanded Dynamic Link lets you link content between Creative Suite 4 Production Premium components, so you can see updates immediately without rendering.
Project intelligence with XMP metadata
Capture valuable XMP metadata from your camera, and accumulate key information throughout the production process for intelligent media management. Use new Speech Search technology in Adobe Premiere Pro and Soundbooth to turn spoken dialog into metadata, making it easy to find particular clips and make video assets searchable.
Direct-to-disk recording and tapeless workflows
Shoot footage directly to disk from non-file-based cameras with redesigned Adobe OnLocation CS4, which now runs natively on Windows and Intel based Mac OS systems. Import and natively edit a wide variety of tapeless formats--including AVCHD, P2, and XDCAM EX--without transcoding or rewrapping in Adobe Premiere Pro CS4.
Wide variety of output options
Deliver on film, on video, on DVD and Blu-ray Disc, online, and on mobile devices with smooth efficiency to reach more audiences.
Collaboration with clients and colleagues
Use the Adobe ConnectNow service to share project storyboards online before you shoot. Access improved Resource Central to find new assets, and quickly find news and inspiration in Bridge Home.
Editing efficiency with Adobe Premiere Pro CS4
Utilize scalable, efficient, and flexible nonlinear video editing capabilities and superior integration with other Creative Suite 4 components to tell your most compelling stories. New native support for tapeless workflows and more than 50 enhancements make the editing process more efficient.
Motion graphics and visual effects with Adobe After Effects CS4
Be more productive: Searchable timelines and projects, easier navigation of nested compositions, expanded 3D compositing options including the ability to import 3D layers from Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended, and the new Cartoon effect help you work more efficiently and open up new creative possibilities.
Industry-standard design with Adobe Illustrator CS4 and Photoshop CS4 Extended
Use an expanded set of creative options in Adobe Illustrator for designing static assets and creating storyboards, and take advantage of enhanced 3D support, Vanishing Point, and improved video support in Photoshop CS4 Extended to enhance your projects.
Interactive experiences with Adobe Flash CS4 Professional
Work with a new animation model that makes Adobe Flash CS4 Professional easier to learn for new users, adds efficiency for proficient users, and provides even greater control for creating immersive interactive experiences.
Enhanced audio editing with Adobe Soundbooth CS4
Create and arrange audio clips for your film, video, and interactive projects for Flash with more flexibility using convenient, task-based tools along with new multitrack audio project support.
Adobe After Effects CS4
Adobe Premiere Pro CS4
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended
Adobe Flash CS4 Professional
Adobe Illustrator CS4
Adobe Soundbooth CS4
Adobe OnLocation CS4
Adobe Encore CS4
Top new benefits of Adobe Creative Suite 4 Production Premium
Adobe Creative Suite 4 Production Premium includes hundreds of new features and enhancements. The following are some of the most important benefits of this new release.
New integration, including expanded Dynamic Link, for exceptional productivity
Tighter-than-ever integration among Adobe Creative Suite 4 Production Premium components lets you work faster so you can stay in the creative flow.
Adobe Dynamic Link
In Adobe Creative Suite 4 Production Premium, the expanded Adobe Dynamic Link gives you tighter-than-ever integration when moving assets between After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Soundbooth, and Encore. Work faster and stay in the creative flow by eliminating intermediate rendering when you make changes to assets, whether you're editing a sequence of clips in Adobe Premiere Pro, changing a composition in After Effects, refining a project in Encore, or sweetening audio in Soundbooth.
Here are some of the ways you can use Dynamic Link:
Send sequences directly from Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 to Adobe Encore CS4 without rendering them first. Sequences open immediately in Encore--any changes you then make in Adobe Premiere Pro are automatically reflected in Encore. Encore also reads chapter markers from the sequence, making it easy to set DVD chapter markers directly in the Adobe Premiere Pro Timeline.
Use sequences from Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 as a layer in your After Effects composition without rendering. Any changes you make to the sequence in Adobe Premiere Pro are automatically reflected in your After Effects comp.
Dynamically link Adobe Premiere Pro sequences and After Effects compositions to Adobe Soundbooth for quick audio sweetening.
As with previous versions of Production Premium, you can dynamically link After Effects compositions to an Adobe Premiere Pro project, where the comp looks and acts just like any other clip. However, when you make changes in After Effects, they're automatically reflected in the Adobe Premiere Pro sequence. Similarly, you can dynamically link After Effects compositions to Adobe Encore projects.
Import live Photoshop 3D layers into After Effects
Leverage the new support Photoshop CS4 offers for 3D workflows by importing 3D models and using industry-standard painting tools to enhance their appearance. (For more information, see page 12.) Then, import Photoshop 3D layers into After Effects, move them in space, animate cameras around them, adjust lighting, and composite them with other elements. This new integration makes it easier than ever to composite 3D elements into a scene, and saves time by enabling you to make more design decisions right in After Effects.
Export After Effects comps as layered projects for Adobe Flash CS4 Professional
In Adobe Creative Suite 4 Production Premium, After Effects compositions can now be exported as layered projects that can be opened in Adobe Flash CS4 Professional. Native FLV, PNG, and JPG sources that have been transformed or faded are passed straight through, while many After Effects assets, such as text or Illustrator artwork, are preserved as vectors. Pixel-based layers--including video and rich graphics--may be rendered to a variety of formats including FLV, and are then presented as layers in Flash CS4 Professional.
Roundtrip audio editing
Convenient roundtrip editing saves you time. Now you can use the Edit In Soundbooth command from within Adobe Flash CS4 Professional, Adobe Premiere Pro, or After Effects to send assets directly to Soundbooth, where you can clean up or enhance your audio. After your edits are complete, the files easily update in the Timeline or Project panel of Adobe Flash CS4 Professional, Adobe Premiere Pro CS4, or After Effects CS4. You also can drive animation or create captions in Flash by laying down markers in Soundbooth CS4 and exporting them as XML or FLV files. Plus, the new Adobe Sound Document (ASND) format lets you save your multitrack audio projects created in Adobe Soundbooth as ASND files that can be easily shared with Adobe Flash CS4 Professional, Adobe Premiere Pro CS4, and After Effects CS4 software.
These new features build on the integration previously available in Production Premium, offering you new ways to move assets fluidly between components as you refine your work