Giles Baker, Adobe's product manager for Premiere Pro, defended Premiere development on the CS3 preview forum by clarifying the improvements made in CS3. A popular topic has been the lack of native Panasonic P2 support, to which Baker responded with hopeful news:
"I agree that P2 support is probably our highest priority. We’re working on it, and I hope you don’t have to wait until 2008 to see the fruits of our labor...XDCAM is definitely important, and Sony is making some interesting moves with their move to solid state. We plan to be there for that format too. But P2 is definitely higher priority."