Adobe Premiere Pro has a huge advantage with the new Mercury Playback Engine. The new addition to this software is a 64-bit, GPU-accelerated engine providing fluid, real-time editing. This new process works in standard definition and high definition editing and speeds up work by 10 percent.
Adobe Premiere Pro also offers bundles including other Adobe products compatible with this professional video editing software. Software Adobe offers that works hand-in-hand with Adobe Premiere Pro includes Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Encore and Adobe OnLocation.
The big selling point for Final Cut Pro 7 is the ProRes quality settings. These settings offer benefits for those utilizing high-quality HD video. Using the ProRes settings, users can capture high quality, full-width, 10-bit, 4:2:2 HD video from any HD-SDI source. HD video compressed with ProRes will occupy less disk space than uncompressed standard-definition video. Regardless of this, the quality of HD ProRes is equivalent of uncompressed video.
Avid Media Composer is the professional video editing software used by many professional studios. Where Avid differs from Adobe Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro is the extra products designed for editing pros. Avid Media Composer 3.0 includes the Timecode Generator plug-in, allowing three simultaneous fields of data on the screen that includes timecode, edgecode, source name, and sequence name, and even an onscreen notation field.
Avid also does not bundle their own applications, preferring to use the best of other developer’s software. The new Avid Media Composer includes Sorenson Squeeze 5 for Internet and DVD compression, Smart Sound’s Sonicfire Pro 4.5 for audio content creation, and Boris Continuum Complete 5 for graphic effects and transitions.