Adobe Creative Suite 5.5, announced at NAB last month, is now available for purchase in the Adobe Store, with a retail price of $1,699 for the Production Premium suite and upgrades available starting at $399. If you’re not already a Creative Suite user and the full retail is a bit too steep for your budget, Adobe is for the first time offering the option to spread your payments out over 12 months, or simply “rent” the product on a month-to-month basis.
Features in CS5.5 include the return of Audition to the Creative Suite family, improvements to After Effects’ image stabilization, and closed captioning support via SCC and MCC file formats in Premiere Pro. For more on CS5.5, see Jan Ozer’s first look article on StreamingMedia.com. Watch the video below for a look at the Production Premium suite from Adobe director of video product management Bill Roberts.