Adobe has announced that the next version of Adobe Production Studio, the integrated video and audio post-production tool set will be available for both the Mac and Windows platforms.

The news means the return of Adobe Premier Pro to the Mac, supplementing existing software offerings: After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator. Adobe's Encore and Soundbooth applications will also be released on the Mac.

The software will have its first public demonstration during the Macworld 2007 Conference and Exhibition at The Moscone Center in San Francisco, 9-12 January (Booth 901). The next release of Adobe Production Studio is expected to ship in mid 2007.

The first UK public demonstration takes place at the Video Forum, 6-8 February at Earls Court, London.

“Our customers wanted all the components in Adobe Production Studio to be available on both the Mac and Windows platforms,” said John Loiacono, senior vice president of the Creative Solutions Business Unit at Adobe.

Adobe Soundbooth will take the place of Adobe Audition in the next version of Production Studio. Adobe Audition will continue as a standalone product for Windows.

Ken Brady, director of technical operations at Turner Broadcasting Atlanta, said: “Supporting all of the Turner Entertainment Networks means we have to remain flexible and, most importantly, productive. Adobe Production Studio coming to the Apple platform moves us one step closer toward realising an internal goal of having just one workstation per editing suite, with all of the creative tools available that our operators need. The tight integration of the components in Production Studio is a model that our editors really enjoy.”