CS6 Production Premium system requirements

CS6 Production Premium system requirements

Windows

  • Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor with 64-bit support; Intel Core™2 Duo or AMD Phenom® II processor required for Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Encore; Intel Core i7 processor required for SpeedGrade
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 with Service Pack 1 (64 bit). See the CS6 FAQ for more information about Windows support.
  • 4GB of RAM (8GB recommended)
  • 10.5GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash-based storage devices)
  • Additional disk space required for disk cache, preview files, and other working files; 10GB recommended
  • 1280×900 display with 16-bit color and 512MB of VRAM; 1680×1050 display required and second professionally calibrated viewing display recommended for Speedgrade
  • OpenGL 2.0-capable system
  • 7200 RPM or faster hard drive (multiple fast disk drives, preferably RAID 0 configured, recommended)
  • Sound card compatible with ASIO protocol or Microsoft Windows Driver Model
  • DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs (DVD+-R burner for burning DVDs; Blu-ray burner for creating Blu-ray Disc media)
  • Java™ Runtime Environment 1.6
  • QuickTime 7.6.6 software required for QuickTime and multimedia features
  • Optional: Adobe-certified GPU card for GPU-accelerated performance in Premiere Pro; see the latest list of supported cards
  • Optional: Adobe-certified GPU card for GPU-accelerated ray-traced 3D renderer in After Effects; see the latest list of supported cards
  • Optional: Tangent CP200 family or Tangent Wave control surface for Speedgrade
  • Optional: For SDI output, NVIDIA Quadro SDI Output card required for Speedgrade
  • Broadband Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.* Phone activation is not available.

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
  • Mac OS X v10.6.8 or v10.7
  • 4GB of RAM (8GB recommended)
  • 10.5GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash-based storage devices)
  • Additional disk space required for disk cache, preview files, and other working files; 10GB recommended
  • 1280×900 display with 16-bit color and 512MB of VRAM; 1680×1050 display required and second professionally calibrated viewing display recommended for Speedgrade
  • OpenGL 2.0-capable system
  • 7200 RPM or faster hard drive (multiple fast disk drives, preferably RAID 0 configured, recommended)
  • DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs (SuperDrive for burning DVDs; Blu-ray burner for creating Blu-ray Disc media)
  • Java™ Runtime Environment 1.6
  • QuickTime 7.6.6 software required for QuickTime and multimedia features
  • Optional: Adobe-certified GPU card for GPU-accelerated performance in Premiere Pro; see the latest list of supported cards
  • Optional: Adobe-certified GPU card for GPU-accelerated ray-traced 3D renderer in After Effects; see the latest list of supported cards
  • Optional: Tangent CP200 family or Tangent Wave control surface for Speedgrade
  • Broadband Internet connection and registration are required for software activation, validation of subscriptions, and access to online services.* Phone activation is not available.

* This product may integrate with or allow access to certain Adobe or third-party hosted online services ("Online Services"). Online Services are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms of use and Adobe's online privacy policy. Online Services are not available in all countries or languages, may require user registration, and may be discontinued or modified in whole or in part without notice. Additional fees or subscription charges may apply.

CS5.5 Production Premium system requirements

Windows

  • 64-bit support required: Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor (Intel Core™ i3, i5, or i7 or AMD Phenom® II recommended); Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Phenom II required for Adobe Premiere Pro
  • 64-bit operating system required: Microsoft® Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1 (Service Pack 2 recommended) or Windows® 7
  • 2 GB of RAM (4 GB or more recommended)
  • 16.3 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)
  • 1280 x 900 display (1280 x 1024 recommended) with qualified hardware-accelerated OpenGL video adapter, 16-bit color, and 256 MB of VRAM
  • Adobe-certified GPU card for GPU-accelerated performance in Adobe Premiere Pro; visit www.adobe.com/go/premiere_systemreqs for the latest list of supported cards
  • Some GPU-accelerated features in Adobe Photoshop® Extended require graphics support for Shader Model 3.0 and OpenGL 2.0
  • Some features in Adobe Bridge rely on a DirectX 9–capable video adapter with at least 64 MB of VRAM
  • 7200-RPM hard drive for editing compressed video formats; RAID 0 for uncompressed
  • Adobe-certified card for capture and export to tape for SD/HD workflows
  • OHCI-compatible IEEE 1394 port for DV and HDV capture, export to tape, and transmit to DV device
  • Sound card compatible with ASIO protocol or Microsoft Windows Driver Model
  • DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs (DVD+-R burner for burning DVDs; Blu-ray burner for creating Blu-ray Disc media)
  • Java™ Runtime Environment 1.5 (32 bit) or 1.6
  • QuickTime 7.62 software required for QuickTime features
  • Adobe Flash® Player 10 software required to play back DVD projects exported as SWF files
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services and to validate Subscription Edition (if applicable) on an ongoing basis*

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel® processor with 64-bit support
  • Mac OS X v10.5.8 or v10.6.3; Mac OS X v10.6.3 required for GPU-accelerated performance in Adobe Premiere® Pro
  • 2 GB of RAM (4 GB or more recommended)
  • 20.6 GB of available hard-disk space for installation. Additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash storage devices)
  • 1280 x 900 display (1280x1024 recommended) with qualified hardware-accelerated OpenGL video adapter, 16-bit color, and 256 MB of VRAM
  • Adobe-certified GPU card for GPU-accelerated performance in Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Some GPU-accelerated features in Adobe Photoshop® Extended require graphics support for Shader Model 3.0 and OpenGL 2.0
  • 7200-RPM hard drive for editing compressed video formats; RAID 0 for uncompressed
  • Core Audio–compatible sound card
  • DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs (SuperDrive for burning DVDs; external Blu-ray burner for creating Blu-ray Disc media)
  • Java™ Runtime Environment 1.5 or 1.6
  • QuickTime 7.62 software required for QuickTime features
  • Adobe Flash® Player 10 software required to play back DVD projects exported as SWF files
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services and to validate Subscription Edition (if applicable) on an ongoing basis*

Visit the NVIDIA website for system requirements and compatibility. The list of video adapters that are compatible with Adobe® Premiere® Pro CS5 is updated on a regular basis.

* Adobe online services, including Adobe CS Live Services, are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms and Adobe's online privacy policy (available at www.adobe.com/go/terms). Online services are not available in all countries or languages, may require user registration and may be subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Additional fees or subscription charges may apply.

CS5 Production Premium system requirements

Windows

  • 64-bit support required: Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor (Intel Core™2 Duo or AMD Phenom® II recommended); Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Phenom II required for Adobe Premiere Pro
  • 64-bit operating system required: Microsoft® Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1 (Service Pack 2 recommended) or Windows® 7
  • 2 GB of RAM (4 GB or more recommended)
  • 16.3 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash-based storage devices)
  • 1280 x 900 display (1280 x 1024 recommended) with qualified hardware-accelerated OpenGL video adapter, 16-bit color, and 256 MB of VRAM
  • Adobe-certified GPU card for GPU-accelerated performance in Adobe Premiere Pro; visit www.adobe.com/go/premiere_systemreqs for the latest list of supported cards
  • Some GPU-accelerated features in Adobe Photoshop require graphics support for Shader Model 3.0 and OpenGL 2.0
  • Some features in Adobe Bridge rely on a DirectX 9–capable video adapter with at least 64MB of VRAM
  • 7200 RPM hard drive for editing compressed video formats; RAID 0 for uncompressed
  • Adobe-certified card for capture and export to tape for SD/HD workflows
  • OHCI-compatible IEEE 1394 port for DV and HDV capture, export to tape, and transmit to DV device
  • Sound card compatible with ASIO protocol or Microsoft Windows Driver Model
  • DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs (DVD+-R burner for burning DVDs; Blu-ray burner for creating Blu-ray Disc media)
  • Java™ Runtime Environment 1.5 (32 bit) or 1.6
  • QuickTime 7.6.2 software required for QuickTime features
  • Adobe Flash® Player 10 software required to play back DVD projects exported as SWF files
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services†

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel® processor with 64-bit support
  • Mac OS X v10.5.7 or v10.6.3; Mac OS X v10.6.3 required for GPU-accelerated performance in Adobe Premiere Pro
  • 2 GB of RAM (4 GB or more recommended)
  • 20.6 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash-based storage devices)
  • 1280 x 900 display (1280 x 1024 recommended) with qualified hardware-accelerated OpenGL video adapter, 16-bit color, and 256 MB of VRAM
  • Adobe-certified GPU card for GPU-accelerated performance in Adobe Premiere Pro; visit www.adobe.com/go/premiere_systemreqs for the latest list of supported cards
  • Some GPU-accelerated features in Adobe Photoshop require graphics support for Shader Model 3.0 and OpenGL 2.0
  • 7200 RPM hard drive for editing compressed video formats; RAID 0 for uncompressed
  • Core Audio-compatible sound card
  • DVD-ROM drive compatible with dual-layer DVDs (SuperDrive for burning DVDs; external Blu-ray burner for creating Blu-ray Disc media)
  • Java™ Runtime Environment 1.5 or 1.6
  • QuickTime 7.6.2 software required for QuickTime features
  • Adobe Flash® Player 10 software required to play back DVD projects exported as SWF files
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services†
     

† This product may allow you to extend its functionality by accessing certain features that are hosted online, including the Adobe CS Live online services (“Online Services”). The Online Services, and some features thereof, may not be available in all countries, languages, and/or currencies and may be discontinued or modified in whole or in part without notice. Use of the Online Services is governed by separate terms of use and by the Online Privacy Policy, and access to some services may require user registration. Some Online Services may be subject to fees and require a subscription. Fees subject to change. For more details and to review the applicable terms of use and Online Privacy Policy, visit www.adobe.com.

CS4 Production Premium system requirements

Windows

  • 2 GHz or faster processor for DV; 3.4 GHz for HDV; dual 2.8 GHz for HD*
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 2 (Service Pack 3 recommended) or Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1 (certified for 32-bit Windows XP and 32-bit and 64-bit Windows Vista†)
  • 2 GB of RAM (more RAM recommended when running multiple components)
  • 16.3 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on flash-based storage devices)
  • 1280 x 900 display with OpenGL 2.0–compatible video adapter
  • Some GPU-accelerated features require graphics support for Shader Model 3.0
  • Dedicated 7200 RPM hard drive for DV and HDV editing; striped disk array storage (RAID 0) for HD; SCSI disk subsystem preferred
  • For SD/HD workflows, an Adobe-certified card for capture and export to tape
  • OHCI-compatible IEEE 1394 port for DV and HDV capture, export to tape, and transmit to DV device
  • DVD-ROM drive (DVD+-R burner required for DVD creation)
  • Blu-ray burner required for Blu-ray disc creation
  • Microsoft Windows Driver Model– or ASIO-compatible sound card
  • QuickTime 7.4.5 software required to use QuickTime features

Windows 7 compatibility

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel® processor
  • Mac OS X v10.4.11–10.5.4
  • 2 GB of RAM (more RAM recommended when running multiple components)
  • 20.6 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional hard-disk space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on flash-based storage devices)
  • 1280 x 900 display with OpenGL 2.0–compatible video adapter
  • Some GPU-accelerated features require graphics support for Shader Model 3.0
  • Dedicated 7200 RPM hard drive for DV and HDV editing; striped disk array storage (RAID 0) for HD; SCSI disk subsystem preferred
  • DVD-ROM drive (SuperDrive required for DVD creation)
  • Blu-ray burner required for Blu-ray disc creation
  • Core Audio–compatible sound card
  • QuickTime 7.4.5 software required to use QuickTime features
  • Broadband Internet connection required for online services‡

Snow Leopard compatibility

*An SSE2-enabled processor is required for AMD systems.

†Adobe® Photoshop® Extended natively supports 64-bit editions of Windows Vista. Adobe Premiere® Pro, After Effects®, Soundbooth®, Encore®, and Adobe OnLocation™ are certified on 64-bit Windows Vista. 

‡This product may allow you to access certain features that are hosted online ("online services"), provided you have a high-speed Internet connection. The online services, and some features thereof, may not be available in all countries, languages, and/or currencies and may be discontinued in whole or in part without notice. Use of the online services is governed by separate terms of use and by the Adobe Online Privacy Policy, and access to these services may require user registration. Some online services, including services that are initially offered at no charge, may be subject to additional fees. For more details and to review the terms of use and Online Privacy Policy, visit www.adobe.com.

CS3 Production Premium system requirements

 Windows

  • Intel Pentium 4 (1.4 GHz processor for DV; 3.4 GHz processor for HDV), Intel Centrino, Intel Xeon (dual 2.8 GHz processors for HD), or Intel Core Duo (or compatible) processor; SSE2-enabled processor required for AMD systems
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional or Home Edition with Service Pack 2 or Windows Vista Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise (certified for 32-bit editions)
  • 1 GB of RAM for DV; 2 GB of RAM for HDV and HD; more RAM recommended when running multiple components
  • 23.5 GB of available hard-disk space to install all components (up to 1 GB of additional free space may be required during installation)
  • Dedicated 7,200 RPM hard drive for DV and HDV editing; striped disk array storage (RAID 0) for HD; SCSI disk subsystem preferred
  • Microsoft DirectX or ASIO compatible sound card
  • 1280 x 1024 monitor resolution with 32-bit graphics adapter; Adobe recommended video adapter for GPU-accelerated playback
  • Some 3D features in Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended require a DirectX 9 capable video adapter with at least 64 MB of VRAM; for OpenGL support, an Adobe After Effects supported OpenGL 2.0 card (NVIDIA recommended)
  • For SD/HD workflows, an Adobe certified card for capture and export to tape
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Blu-ray burner required for Blu-ray Disc creation
  • DVD+-R burner required for DVD creation
  • OHCI compatible IEEE 1394 port for DV and HDV capture, export to tape, and transmit to DV device
  • QuickTime 7.1.5 software required to use QuickTime features
  • Internet or phone connection required for product activation
  • Broadband Internet connection required for Adobe Stock Photos* and other services

Mac OS

  • Multicore Intel processor (Adobe Photoshop Extended, Illustrator, Flash Professional, and After Effects Professional are universal binary and also work on a PowerPC G4 or G5 processor; Adobe OnLocation is a Windows application and may be used with Boot Camp)
  • Mac OS X v10.4.910.5 (Leopard)
  • 1 GB of RAM for DV; 2 GB of RAM for HDV and HD; more RAM recommended when running multiple components
  • 21.5 GB of available hard-disk space to install all components (up to 1GB of additional free space may be required during installation)
  • Dedicated 7200 RPM hard drive for DV and HDV editing; striped disk array storage (RAID 0) for HD; SCSI disk subsystem preferred
  • Core Audio compatible sound card
  • 1280 x 1024 monitor resolution with 32-bit graphics adapter; Adobe recommended video adapter for GPU-accelerated playback
  • For OpenGL support: Some 3D features in Photoshop CS3 Extended require an OpenGL 1.4 capable video adapter with at least 64 MB of VRAM; After Effects CS3 Professional requires an OpenGL 2.0 card (NVIDIA recommended)
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Blu-ray burner required for Blu-ray Disc creation
  • SuperDrive required for DVD burning
  • QuickTime 7.1.5 required to use QuickTime features
  • Internet or phone connection required for product activation
  • Broadband Internet connection required for Adobe Stock Photos* and other services

*Online services, including, but not limited to, Adobe Stock Photos and Adobe Connect, may not be available in all countries, languages, and currencies. Availability of services is subject to change. Use of online services is governed by terms and conditions of a separate agreement and may be subject to additional fees.

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