What is Prelude?
Adobe® Prelude™ CS6 software streamlines your production tasks. Ingest nearly any file-based format and begin logging on supported formats immediately, creating searchable markers and other temporal metadata that flow through post-production, so you can work faster and stay organized.
Prelude CS6 is available individually or as part of Adobe Creative Cloud™ membership or Adobe Creative Suite® 6 Production Premiumor Master Collection software.
Build a solid foundation for your post-production with Adobe® Prelude™ CS6 software. Ingest file-based footage and log faster with a powerful, keyboard-driven workflow that lets you add searchable temporal markers and notes that flow through post-production, so you can find the footage you want quickly and stay organized.
Full or partial ingest
Get working faster with easy ingest and tagging of file-based footage. Import entire clips or portions of clips to save time and reduce storage needs.
Work faster with intuitive, keyboard-driven logging. Create metadata and subclips without taking your eyes off your footage; all controls are accessible from the keyboard.
Transcoding to many formats upon ingest
Transcode to your preferred editing format as you ingest, enabling better storage optimization and a consistent workflow.
Searchable temporal markers
Add searchable markers and other temporal metadata to clips to stay organized and find footage faster. Metadata flows into Adobe Premiere® Pro software, keeping your project vision on track.
Rough cut creation
Jump-start your edit by adding clips and subclips to rough cuts. A simple one-click option sends your rough cut to Adobe Premiere Pro for final editing.
View clips as thumbnails in addition to hierarchies within folders. Quickly find the shot you want to ingest, or set in and out points for partial ingest.
Success write confirmation
Get immediate confirmation that your footage has been ingested successfully. Select from two options to verify: file size and byte-level check.
Speech transcription notes
View transcription notes from Speech Analysis in Adobe Premiere Pro when the corresponding footage is ingested to Prelude.
Leverage the XMP-based open platform capabilities of Prelude to integrate with third-party technologies and management systems.
Create searchable, custom, temporal-based markers through ActionScript® panels that allow you to capture the necessary information for your project or organization.
Customizable metadata import*
Import event metadata from other workflow-specific sources and add it to your footage later in Prelude by importing it as an XMP stream or file.