Premiere Pro supports Retina displays, Windows 8

The fine print and thumbnails are easier to read with Retina display support. Above is a screenshot of Premiere Pro 6.0.1; below is the same view in 6.0.2.

screenshot by Stephen Shankland/CNET)

Adobe Systems released version 6.0.2 of Premiere Pro CS6 today, bringing support for Apple’s high-resolution Retina display and for Microsoft’s Windows 8.

On the Mac side of the industry, the update catches Adobe up to its top rival for video editing, Apple’s Final Cut Pro X, which has had high-resolution display support since the debut of the new Retina-equipped MacBook Pro laptops in June.

I just installed the update and can confirm it looks much better. Small timecode text is much more readable, thumbnail images are clearer, and most important, video playing in a smaller window is no longer tormented by the jaggies of upscaled images.

Adobe has been trying to establish a stronger Premiere Pro business on the Mac after canceling and reinstating the version years earlier. More recently it’s been trying to capitalize on some disgruntlement that greeted the arrival of the initial Final Cut Pro X in 2011. Apple has addressed some of the initial concerns by … [Read more]

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