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Adobe Streaming Media Collection
by Rick Smith (April 22, 2001)


If you need to add some more pizazz to your web site, Adobe has created two new "collections" of their software that can help. One is Adobe Streaming Media Collection and the other is Adobe Digital Video Collection. These collections help create a flexible workflow of tightly integrated products and the combination saves you money.

Adobe Streaming Media Collection combines Adobe Premiere 6.0, Adobe After Effects 5.0 (Standard version), Adobe LiveMotion 1.0 and Adobe GoLive 5.0. This collection is street priced at $999, which represents a $750 savings, when compared to the combined street prices of the component packages.

Each part of the collection has a specific purpose.

  • Premiere 6.0 saves and edits the digital video content. Text, audio and effects can be added to these videos.

  • After Effects 5.0 adds rich visual and motion effects to the video content, through the use of composites, still images, shapes (2D and 3D) and over 80 filters

  • Adobe LiveMotion 1.0 helps you create user interface elements and other animations that incorporate motion graphics, sound and interactivity.

  • Adobe GoLive 5.0 integrates streaming media and interactive animation content into your Web site without reformatting HTML or JavaScript code

    Since all these programs are from a single vendor, they share a common Adobe-standard interface. The toolboxes, palettes and internal commands all work the same way, which makes learning the entire suite of tools much easier. These packages also work similarly on both the PC and Macintosh (cross platform), so work can be performed on the appropriate hardware platform. Other features this collection share are:

  • Special effect filters are common to Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects.

  • Bins, edits, and markers are preserved when importing Adobe Premiere projects into After Effects.

  • After Effects projects can be opened from within Adobe Premiere

  • Web Markers inserted into Adobe Premiere and After Effects timelines can automatically launch HTML-referenced Web pages at precise points during streaming video playback.

    No matter how you intend to use your streaming media, Adobe has created a comprehensive set of tools that helps you become more creative, streamlines your workflow and increases your productivity. With Adobe's Streaming Media Collection, you don't have to learn and integrate packages from several different companies and now you can save money at the same time.

    Copyright 2006 Rick Smith All rights reserved.

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