The rumors leaked a couple of weeks ago, but the public betas of After Effects CS3
and Premiere Pro CS3
are now available, beginning today, for both Windows and OS X.
The normally bundled third-party effects (Keylight, Cycore Effects, and Color Finesse) are not included in the preview. Also, a very important note (apart from that this is still beta software that might cause you do loose work and files) is that as usual the project files saved in the CS3 version will not open in After Effects 7.0.1 or any prior versions
Here's the release notes for After Effects CS3
. Discuss and ask questions in the new Adobe After Effects CS3 Forum
, but please look at the list of new features
Please note that Adobe recommends that you uninstall the Photoshop CS3 Beta and Soundbooth Beta 1 and Beta 2 prior to installing the After Effects CS3 beta. Uninstalling After Effects CS3 Professional Preview will disable the Adobe Photoshop CS3 Beta, uninstall Adobe Bridge, and disable Adobe Device Central. Running the Adobe Photoshop CS3 beta installer in repair mode will fix these problems.
You must request a new serial number
by entering a valid and legitimate serial number for After Effects 7.0 Standard or Professional (full, upgrade, and education), Adobe Production Studio Standard and Premium (full, upgrade, and education), Adobe Video Bundle (full, upgrade, and education) or Adobe Web Bundle (full, upgrade, and education).
The Premiere Pro CS3 public beta
version doesn't require a previous serial number, but it has some limitations in functionality
, such as lack of HDV capture and editing (which will be included in the final version, of course.)
The list of new features
for Premiere Pro CS3 isn't too long this time, since most of the focus has been on releasing a brand new Mac Intel version (the system requirements for OS X is a multi-core or multiple-CPU Intel Mac, so older PPC hardware is not supported.)
There's a forum for the Premiere Pro CS3
version as well.- Jonas
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