Adobe is shipping a barrage of products - the Streaming Media Collection, the Digital Video Collection, Acrobat 5.0 and After Effects 5.0.
Priced at £985, Adobe's Digital Video Collection - formerly known as the Adobe Dynamic Media Collection - consists of Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. The collection provides a set of tools for producing video presentations.
Streaming Media Collection The £819 Streaming Media Collection is a set of tools for creating dynamic Web-sites. It consists of Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Adobe LiveMotion and Adobe GoLive.
This collection supports all industry leading streaming-media and Web-animation formats, such as Apple's QuickTime, Real Networks' RealPlayer and Microsoft's Windows Media Player.
Adobe Acrobat 5.0 Acrobat 5.0 is also shipping. It offers enhancements that include tighter Web integration, support for industry-standard protocols - such as Open DataBase Connectivity (ODBC) - and "easier" data exchange through support for Extensible Markup Language (XML). Acrobat 5.0 costs £205. Registered users of earlier Acrobat software versions can upgrade to Acrobat 5.0 for £75.
After Effects 5.0 Adobe is also shipping After Effects 5.0, its graphics and visual effects software. Features include 3D compositing and expressions. After Effects 5.0 has an open architecture that allows third-party developers to create specialized plug-ins that expand creative options for the user. Adobe After Effects 5.0 software offers enhanced productivity, a streamlined workflow and tight integration with other Adobe products - such as Adobe Premiere, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.
After Effects 5.0 is available immediately. The standard version costs £525, the Production bundle costs £1,225. Upgrades from previous versions of the Standard bundle cost £155, and from previous version of the Production bundle, £229.