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Premiere Pro CS6
Premiere Pro CS6 is a non-linear video editor that runs on 64-bit Microsoft Windows 7 with service pack 1, or on Mac OS X 10.6.8 or 10.7 systems with Intel processors. Adobe's multi-threading Mercury Playback Engine has been further optimised in CS6 for exceptionally smooth playback on multi-core systems. Premiere Pro can also take advantage of the hardware acceleration provided by CUDA-compliant nVidia graphics cards and certain OpenCL-based AMD GPUs.
Premiere Pro is in two suites: Production Premium (£1,509 ex.VAT; upgrade from £298) and Master Collection (£2,223 ex. VAT; upgrade from £397). On its own, Premiere Pro CS6 costs £675 (ex. VAT; upgrade from £116). Premiere Pro CS6 is also available via a Creative Cloud subscription (£38.11 ex. VAT per month on an annual contract).
The default workspace for Premiere Pro CS6 uses a dark charcoal palette for the workspace framing areas, while minimised control clutter focusses attention on the video elements. The current program focus is highlighted by an orange outline.
By default, the Source and Program monitors are displayed side by side with the lower left of the workspace occupied by the Project panel, the Media Browser, the Info panel, and the Effects panel. The Timeline panel and the Audio Meters panel are at the lower right.
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Enhancements to the Project panel allow scrubbing in the icon view; in and out points can also be set for a quick rough cut.