Leading consumer video editing software will not support HD DVD

Adobe chooses Blu-ray compatibility

The latest instalment of Adobe’s Premiere Elements package – Version 6, will support the Blu-ray format exclusively, further strengthening Sony’s format’s battle against HD DVD.

Anonymous industry insiders have told tech website, Pocket Lint that they believe the pressure from Sony has helped Adobe decision to exclude the HD DVD format. "Adobe works closely with Sony. Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements are shipped as standard with Sony Vaio PCs," one source told the website.

The HD DVD camp, however, has gained ground with Toshiba and Acer alike, choosing to install HD DVD drives in newer laptop models rather than Blu-ray.

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