After having read the review and recommendation in PCPro magazine that this was a good video editing application, and having been impressed with Adobe Acrobat Professional package, I assumed the Adobe Premier Elements 7 software would be a safe bet.
I downloaded the software and started to try and use it. I had about 6GB of data video data to load and wanted to make use of the better video workflow offered by a package like Elements rather than the inbuilt Windows Moviemaker.
Windows Moviemaker imported the 6GB of data without a hitch and was usable. As soon as I tried to import the same data to Elements 7, I started getting error messages that it couldn't decode some of the files, which was strange considering it could do the others from exactly the same camera and were basic AVI's, and that the application was running out of memory(on a system with 8GB RAM). As soon as I started trying to edit the data the application would crash. I uninstalled and reinstalled on 3 different systems, Vista 64, Vista 32, and XP 32 (I really wanted this to work!) but had the same errors on each. Looking at the forums there is a lot of talk about the difficulties in getting the package to work and the poor quality of customer service technical support for this package. I will be using my distance selling directive rights to get a refund for this package. I'm disappointed I had to do so and thought it important you should be forewarned.