Create more intuitive, engaging interfaces using built-in support for 3D effects. Get started quickly without being a 3D master by designing in 2D and easily transforming and animating in 3D. Fast, extremely lightweight, and simple-to-use APIs, along with 3D tools in Adobe Flash CS4 Professional software, make motion that was previously accessible only to expert users via ActionScript language or custom third-party libraries available to everyone.
Custom filters and effects
Create high-performance, real-time effects for cinematic experiences that quickly engage users. With new Adobe Pixel Bender, the same technology behind many filters and effects in Adobe After Effects software, these dynamic and interactive effects can be used both in production with After Effects CS4 and live with Flash Player 10. The Pixel Bender just-in- time (JIT) compiler can also be used to process other types of data, such as sound or mathematical functions, asynchronously in a separate thread.
Advanced text support
Take advantage of a new, flexible text engine that brings print-quality publishing to the web, building on more than 25 years of Adobe expertise in typography. Gain more control over text layout using the Text Layout
Stage Video hardware acceleration New (in Flash Player 10.2)
Leverage complete hardware acceleration of the video rendering pipeline with this new method for video playback. Dramatically decrease processor usage and enable higher frame rates, reduced memory usage, and greater pixel fidelity for best-in-class high-definition (HD) playback performance.
Internet Explorer 9 hardware accelerated rendering support New (in Flash Player 10.2, desktop only)
Take advantage of hardware accelerated graphics in Internet Explorer 9 with Flash Player, utilizing hardware rendering surfaces to improve graphics performance and enable seamless composition.
Native custom mouse cursors New (in Flash Player 10.2)
Define custom native mouse cursors to enable user experience enhancements and improved performance.
Support for full screen mode with multiple monitors New (in Flash Player 10.2, desktop only)
Keep content in full-screen mode on multiple monitors, allowing you to see full-screen content while working on another display.
Sub-pixel text rendering Enhanced (in Flash Player 10.2)
Experience improved readability of text in Flash Player, especially for complex character-based languages.
Fast switch Enhanced
Show exceptional video with streams that automatically adjust to changing network conditions. Leverage new quality-of-service metrics to provide a better streaming experience. Flash Player is enhanced to improve switching times between bitrates
Windows Vista: Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, Firefox 2.0, AOL 9
Windows XP: Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later, Firefox 1.x, Firefox 2.x, Mozilla 1.x or later, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL 9, Opera 7.11 or later
Windows Server 2003: Micro