Yesterday, Amazon in the UK had several new items for preorder:
- Encore 2
- Audition 2
- Premiere PRO 2
- After Effects 7
The 'Digital Video Collection' is renamed 'Production Suite'. My two cents that this includes Flash 8. All are set with a release date of January 17th. The website also listed prices, both for full versions and upgrades. Not many surprises there (around 100 GBP / 149.90 USD for an upgrade), except for maybe Premiere, which seemed expensive. Also listed was a product called Acrobat 3D (!!!). However, no details were given on this or any other of the products, except for Audition which had a bullet list with about 20 improvements. Necessarry stuff, not too exciting. But: time will show what Adobe really has up its sleeve.
I guess these news were a 'glitch' from Amazon, since I can't find the links today (but maybe some others can?), or a blatant break of a non-disclosure deal? Nevertheless; my bet is on the 17th.
Also, some has speculated that Encore would end up as a part of Premiere PRO, or a mere 'plugin' if you like. This would put Premiere on par, or maybe even a bit above, some competing products which offer video editing and DVD creation in one environment. These news reveal that this has not happened.
I'm gagging to find out what's new - normally there are loads of previews on the net, and interviews with key Adohe staff... and the UK's magazing Computer Arts normally gets some early coverage, but nothing so far.
I want to know what's new in the whole Video Bundle!!!