Adobe and Sonic Desktop have struck a deal to bundle soundtrack-creation software with Premiere 6.0.

Premiere 6.0 will now feature SmartSound QuickTracks, a plug-in offering royalty-free sound-tracks.

Genre, mood, length and arrangement of music can be selected to fit visual images. SmartSound then generates up to ten soundtrack-variations based on choices made.

Premiere 6.0 allows captured camcorder-clips to be edited through an array of tools. Features include an audio mixer and storyboarding, allowing the layout to be viewed before editing.

Dave Trescot, group product manager of dynamic media at Adobe, said: "SmartSound Quicktracks is a multimedia-content creator's dream come true. It comfortably and reliably takes care of audio, so the user can focus on the visual side of the project."