I am glad I didn't go ahead and purchase the CS4 Production Suite. Downladed the trial with the following results:
1. Capture would not recognize my Canon HV20...what happened to the Cineform capture presets from CS3? I think I tried everything...
2. Used HD link to capture HD vid onto hard drive. a great utility
3. Imported into CS4 and began editing. Everytime I tried to use Cineform Pan and Zoom effect, Premiere crashed...everytime. Yes, I have the latest updates for prospectHD.
4. OK, so no pan and zoom. Sent the project to MediaEncoder, trying a variety of formats, and they all got to 5 of 6 minutes into the encoding and Media Encoder stopped working, crashed, or reported an error.
If someone can convince me, I will still upgrade.
Equipment: Core2Quad Q6600
EVGA 8800gts graphics
8 g ram
Scratch disc is raid 0, 7200rpm
Windows 7 64bit
PS I have downloaded and updated with the latest drivers and updates for CS4