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Adobe Premiere Elements 2.0 [Old Version]

by Adobe
Platform : Windows XP

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  • Platform:   Windows XP
  • Media: DVD-ROM
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93 of 93 people found the following review helpful
Premiere Elements 2.0 is a Qualified Success! Oct. 24 2005
By Robert Cozzi - Published on Amazon.com
Premiere Elements 2.0 is pretty good and easy to use. While Pinnacle Studio 9 is a bit easier to use, Premiere 2.0 does seem much more reliable that Studio.

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.
76 of 78 people found the following review helpful
Very good video editing software Dec 7 2005
By Sam Archer - Published on Amazon.com
First of all, I have tried many other editing programs before buying this one.

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.

Cons:

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.
30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
Good to buy as single, best with Photoshop Elements combination Oct. 23 2005
By Akash Tomar - Published on Amazon.com
Thanks to Adobe for giving lots of features that I want for my need in single box so called Adobe Premiere Elements 2.

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.
26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
Probably great but won't install on many systems March 17 2006
By J. Moore - Published on Amazon.com
Be very careful that your system meets the requirements before you purchase this software. If your computer doesn't support SSE2 (do you even know what that is? I didn't) it just won't install. Unfortunately all three of my PCs have AMD XP chipsets so this software won't work.

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.
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Couldn't ask for more! June 22 2006
By Mike - Published on Amazon.com
I've been using computers for a long time and I know what works and what doesn't. This product works. One word of caution, make sure your system meets the minimum requirements before purchasing. I'm using a Dell D505 Centrino laptop, 1.6GHz P4 Mobile, 60GB hard drive, and 512MB RAM. When I'm capturing video, I found I needed to shut down my software firewall and virus scan in order to ensure I didn't drop any frames. When capturing, I was using 90% of my processor and 380 out of 512 megs of my RAM (your milage may vary). Also, make sure you have a BIG hard drive to store these video files if you plan to do a lot of editing. I have an external 200GB hard drive for extra storage that helps a lot. A 45 minute movie made a 10 gig project folder on my hard drive.

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!

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