Adobe Premiere Elements 2.0 [Old Version]
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- Platform: Windows XP
- Media: DVD-ROM
- Item Quantity: 1
From the Manufacturer
Adobe Premiere Elements 2.0 software makes it easy to create home videos like a famous director. And it's brought to you by the makers of Adobe Photoshop, the #1 image-editing software in the world. Create and edit your masterpiece by telling your story with video, photos, and music. Harness the power of a Hollywood studio with special effects, titles, credits, and professional-quality Dolby Digital sound. Then show your movie to family and friends anywhere—on personalized DVDs, VHS, the Web, and more.
Now you can personalize your DVD menus with your own video, photos, text, and moving backgrounds; preview effects and transitions before you apply them; and enjoy a more flexible workspace that automatically adjusts so you don’t have to open and close panels. Easily download video clips from virtually any device, including digital cameras and cell phones. New Adobe Premiere Elements 2.0 software expands your creative options and makes home video editing even easier.
Top New Features
- Be creative more quickly. Easily transfer footage by USB or FireWire directly to the timeline so you can start editing sooner.
- Grab from virtually any media device. Use the new Media Downloader to import video, audio, and still images from virtually any device, including DV and DVD camcorders, unprotected DVDs, digital still cameras, MPEG-4 video recorders, and cell phones.
- Build dynamic, personalized DVD menus. Be an art director! Design custom DVD menus from scratch, or choose from dozens of menu templates that you can personalize with your own images and audio. Add moving backgrounds, move and resize buttons, edit text, and more.
- Wow your audience anytime, anywhere. Show your finished movies on the go by transferring them to portable video players.
- Work in a custom editing studio. Focus on telling your story with a flexible workspace that automatically resizes and adjusts to your needs—no more clicking around to open and close panels.
- Sneak-preview effects. Save time and eliminate guesswork by clicking thumbnails that let you preview effects and transitions before you apply them.
- Dazzle your audience. Choose from hundreds of amazing special effects that you can customize and use again.
- Find tools at your fingertips. No more searching! With the new Properties panel, see the filters and effects you’ve applied to any frame so you can quickly reproduce or change them.
- Save work in progress. Easily transfer a project and all its media to another computer, or archive it to edit later.
- Enjoy rich Dolby Digital sound. Give your audience movie-theater sound by automatically converting audio to industry-standard Dolby Digital stereo. Dolby technology compresses your audio while maintaining high fidelity, allowing you to burn more video onto a single disc without sacrificing sound quality.
- Burn DVDs in a snap. Reliably go from camcorder to disc in a few clicks. Fit hours of video on a single- or dual-layer DVD that’s optimized for best results.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
The good is that you can output both Windows and Mac in addition to DVD format video, whereas with the Apple packages, such as iMovie or even Final Cut Express you're limited to Quicktime and non-Windows formats.
Editing was relatively easy, yet still has a small learning curve; the should scale the items on the screen a bit better but if you have good eyes (and I don't!) you can find just about everything at your finger tips.
About the only complaint I have is that the output quality is not as good as Final Cut Express. For some reason the resulting DVD image I created was less resolution than the original/source video which was a VOB file of an old 8mm Wedding film. Not sure why that happened but it did.
Also the helptext gets an average rating from me. While some information is right there, easy to get at, other stuff isn't in the help or is worded a bit too obscure.
Titling is about the only thing that Pinnacle does better. Premiere's is okay, but many of the checkboxes seem to work backwards. For example the "Start off Screen" for a rolling title caused the title to start on screen and roll off screen, whereas Start On Screen had the opposite affect. So trial and error comes into play.
All in all, if you're a Windows User, I would recommend it, if you're a Mac user (I use both) I would use iMovie which normally comes with your Mac or iLife package.
I tried Sony Vegas, Pinnacle 10 plus (a disaster), Pinnacle 9, and Windows Movie maker 2.1.
By far this is the best program for video editing I have seen.
Most importantly, it works! No crashing like Pinnacle 10.
It has a helpful manual and many books and websites dedicated to it.
Video capture works well and has a nice scene detect function (which most programs have now).
The editing tool is very powerful and the video are effects are more than you could ever need.
1. DVD menu's and DVD customization seems very limited. You can only have a 29 second music track for your title and menu screen.
You must own Photoshop to make custom DVD menus.
2. You can't transfer movie clips between projects.
3. It is slightly complex for the average user. The free Windows movie maker is more intuitive but it can't burn DVD's.
Overall, it's a very good program but still have room for improvement.
It's good to resize all panels in single click and no need to take care about other panels, they automatically arrange.
I recently bought Canon Optura 500 that support USB DV streaming and I can capture via USB without a glitch.
Feature wise I like much awaited feature customize DVD template so now I can change fonts, resize or move buttons, change their positions and add Video/Audio/Image in background of DVD Menu and can use as motion menus.
In Adobe Premiere Elements 2.0, It's nice to have latest formats (VOB, MOD, 3GP, AC3, ASF..) import supports basically I did yesterday some VOB editing and its working fine.
Overall it's easy and fairly quick to make a video with Premiere Elements; and it's really very easy to create motion DVD menu and burn them on DVD as well as on hard disk and now we can create DVD with Dolby stereo.
With Adobe Photoshop Elements, I can create DVD Template from scretch, have good interop with Photoshop Elements, create slideshow in PSE and import in Premiere Elements.
Best to have both if you are in video editing and image editing.
I've edited a bunch of stuff with this software. Save often because my machine did crash once while editing a 1.5 hour clip. Fortunately, I didn't loose much thanks to the auto-save option. I think I loaded up my memory and crashed the system. Though, with all the video editing I've been doing with it lately, one crash isn't bad.
The editing screens are typical of Adobe products with menus everywhere. But they are logically laid out and you will be happy they are there! It saves so much time having everything you need right at your fingertips! I captured my video off a Sony HC-26 camcorder via firewire. It didn't drop any frames and everything went smooth. Editing was easy and fun. Making a finished DVD was easy too. However, a 1.5 hour movie took about 3 hours to render and burn to DVD. BUT, the quality is exceptional! Other products I tried were grainy or had unwanted side effects. Not this product! Clean clear video, no chop, and great sound.
Did everything I wanted and more for less money than their competition. Thank you Adobe!
The packaging isn't helpful unless you know for sure if your computer supports SSE2.
It seems like a problem that Adobe woudl put out a piece of commercial software that won't install on some very popular computers.