If you own a digital camera and shoot in RAW, Adobe Lightroom is a 'must have'. Lightroom 3 is now available and although it looks similar, it's faster and more feature packed than before. If you haven't tried it out, go for the free download from Adobe's website. Features should include support for 'tethered shooting' (no more EOS utility), and also support for importing DSLR video files? If you think you'll get lost around the application or all of the new features, you should always check out some of the free training videos over at Adobe TV.
If you're shooting DSLR video, you know the current workflow is to render the original files out to another format before you'll get smoother playback during editing. Well Adobe's recognized this workflow and has created the new 'Mercury Playback Engine' in CS5. Adobe's new CS5 suite of tools also includes updates to InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash, After Effects, and even Premiere Pro. The new applications are written for native 64bit and with the Mercury Playback Engine, it should play any video file from DSLR's to Sony XDCam super smooth.
The new Photoshop CS5 also has some awesome new features with Conten-Aware Fill, Selection tools, and a better HDR Pro tool. Whether you're a photographer or videographer, check out the videos above and below for some exciting new reasons why you should grab the new CS5 Suite.