Release will be available in first half of 2012.

Adobe Systems has used this year’s NAB show for the first public demonstrations of its new Adobe Creative Suite 6 Production Premium software. CS6 Production Premium is expected to become available in the first half of this year and will include major updates to Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects.

The Premiere Pro CS6 update will feature a new user interface, as well as trimming and OpenCL support in its new Mercury Playback Engine. Two additional applications will also be included, the professional color grading tool Adobe SpeedGrade, and Adobe Prelude software for ingest, logging and transcoding. The After Effects upgrade is billed as “the biggest release in a decade”.

The new release is expected to feature significant performance and workflow enhancements that will help broadcasters and filmmakers better manage multiple screens, file-based workflows and new distribution models.

Moritz Gimbel, head of production at Bloomberg TV International, said “Our video editors need to work with a large variety of digital assets and the Adobe Creative Suite Production Premium allows them to handle instant turnaround news edits as well as long-form feature edits without compromising speed or creativity. Its latest software release helps make our workflow more efficient with support for more video formats and codecs, accelerating content delivery with the ability to export sequences into two different formats at the same time.”