Adobe Premiere 6.5 [OLD VERSION]
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- Platform: Windows 98 / Me / 2000 / XP
- Media: CD-ROM
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An essential tool for professional digital video editing, Adobe Premiere 6.5 delivers unmatched hardware support. Work more productively with real-time preview, and take advantage of sophisticated, new Adobe Title Designer, MPEG-2 export, DVD authoring, powerful audio tools, and more, to create extraordinary video productions. Whether you want to edit digital video on your laptop or work with multiple layers of analog footage on a professional, hardware-based, real-time system, Adobe Premiere is a comprehensive desktop video-editing solution.
Premiere 6.5 offers powerful and precise editing tools to create broadcast-quality video productions. Use real-time preview to instantly view effects, transitions, titles, motion, and transparency. Drag and drop clips in the storyboard to quickly lay out projects and rearrange as necessary. Use new Adobe Title Designer to create broadcast-quality title sequences. View all project settings in one convenient location with the settings viewer. Work with hundreds of predefined text and object styles, or create your own custom styles.
Premiere 6.5 supports a wide range of DV devices, including Sony DVCAM gear and the latest camcorders and decks. Use DV device controls for pre-editing tasks before bringing clips into Adobe Premiere. Enjoy native support for Windows XP, and easily move projects between the Macintosh and Windows platforms. Finally, output your video productions to DVD and other leading video formats.
Top Customer Reviews
First of all, this program is quite complex, and it is not intuitively obvious how to use this product or how to find a productive workflow. I tried using the supplied 6.0 userguide however I got frustrated pretty quickly.
I also ordered a SAMS Teach Yourself book for 6.5, and again became frustrated. It was obvious to me that the "drag and drop" interface can hardly be described by a book.
Luckily the product came with a video DVD called "Introduction to Adobe Premiere 6.5" by Total Training. I watched this video for an hour or two and shadowed some of the instruction on my own footage. I was able to produce a passable editing job on a five minute production after two hours (excluding time to capture footage), interleaving watching the Total Training video and trying some of the moves shown on the video on my own footage.
I bought the follow-up 16 hours of Total Training instruction for another $131 (including postage). If I get through this video instruction, I will have a pretty good handle on the product, but by no means an expert.
Premiere 6.5 is chock full of features, which means there's still plenty to learn six months or a year down the road. What is a little disconcerting about this product is all the "new features" that came with 6.5, however some of these features have already been available for some time in much cheaper software packages.
For example, I did not buy the bundle including DVDit, and Premiere 6.5 itself can't burn to DVD without having DVDit installed.Read more ›
The interface is very easy to use taking the same keyboard options as were on editing systems such as Avid and others. In so doing it accomodates both the learning editor and the professional editor.
When working in this program all the options are easily accessible and with the option to customise your work space you make sure to keep the features which are important to you available at all times. With the option to shift from ab editing to sound editing within seconds it is nice to use.
Following on from this the new titling software enables you to create very interesting titles which are able to contour an object.
If you are interested in exporting to the web then you'll be pleased to find that the encoding software for windows media is included within the software with the latest codecs. This allows you to show your edits to your family and friends online efficiently.
Furthermore to this DVD it LE is included with the software so that you can export your product to DVD, VCD DVCD so that you may start DVD authoring offering a top quality edit for your audience
Premiere helped me out a lot with it and it was easy to grab the basics. It is not complicated to start using it and in no time you'll be adding effects or transitions to those videos of yours.
You do not need a super PC with lots of RAM to use it (128 is enough for starting) although it's advisable with these kind of programs to have many Megs of RAM backing you up.
You can import from digital cameras, VHS, and almost every known format (AVI, MOV, MPG, etc) and export your projects to almost every format too. You can add extra images or sounds to enhance your own "pieces of art".
I can never forget that huge big smile on my face after editing a home video and watching it on TV with transitions, still images, and recorded comments on it! It felt so good!
Most recent customer reviews
Oh man, was I relieved when I found Premier 6.5 (after using Crapinnacle Studio 8). You'll find almost all of Final Cut's and after effects's pros here. Read morePublished on July 19 2004 by H. A. B. Muñiz
Adobe Premiere 6.5 is far from the most advanced non-linear video editing package you can get however let me make this one comment. Read morePublished on Jan. 21 2004 by OverTheMoon