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Premiere Elements v1.0

by Adobe Systems Inc.
Windows XP
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows XP
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product details

  • Item Weight: 680 g
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  • ASIN: B0006HIPX6
  • Release Date: 8 Oct 2004
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,032 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Product Description

Whether you're brand new to moviemaking or have just outgrown the limitations of most home video software, Adobe Premiere Elements makes it easy to produce great results, with its intuitive interface and automated features combining to bring you an exceptionally high level of creative control....

Manufacturer's Description

Adobe Premiere Elements software offers the perfect combination of creative control and reliability for home video editing. It automates tedious tasks so you're free to experiment with effects, transitions, text,and audio. Automatically transfer all footage from your DV camcorder to the timeline, in one easy step. Eliminate the hassle of multiple stops and starts and of having to drag individual scenes to the timeline. Whenever you trim, rearrange, or delete scenes, Adobe Premiere Elements automatically shifts the video clips to fill in any gaps. Add excitement to your videos by easily making your text and graphics fly and spin. Use preset TV-style effects or customise them to give your videos a look all their own. Add your favorite music and easily edit the video to match the beat. Make eye-catching titles and rolling credits with more than 100 professionally designed templates for weddings, sporting events, and more. Share your videos in whatever format your audience prefers by saving them to DVD, VHS, and popular formats for the Web, mobile phones, and Pocket PCs.

Customer Reviews

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43 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pro video editing for a tenth of the price!!! 4 Nov 2004
Format:CD-ROM
At first glance this product looks very much like its professional big brother (Premiere Pro) with a consumer/approachable interface. Like all video-editing packages it support DVD burning, as you might expect. It does not have many of the one click toys featured by much of the competition, however this can be good as you learn faster and have greater control over whats going on.
The crowded interface can be a bit annoying, but you can save your work-space, so you can select your favourite workspace and stick to it.
This package is for people who are looking to go that extra step further, it does not have many of the gimmicks of the competitors (i do miss a auto-edit feature) and would be a solid platform from which to learn and then develop into using more professional level software.
Adobe have been successful in clearly developing a powerful engine without dumbing every action and taking the fun out of video editing!
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46 of 47 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:CD-ROM|Verified Purchase
I had previously used Pinnacle Studio 9 for my video editing. I never had one project that ran smoothly from start to finish. The software was so flawed and bug-ridden that it seemed to demand a new patch be downloaded every time I launched it. Moreover, each successive 'fix' led to worse problems than before!
Thank goodness for Adobe, and the new consumer version of their professional video editor, Premiere.
Anyone serious about their home movies will know that video eats a lot of gigabytes, so either a lot of spare space or, even better, a separate, dedicated hard drive is essential. Given that, Adobe Premiere Elements works like a dream. You have the choice of capturing video direct to the timeline (and then removing the bits you don't want), or assembling in the traditional way by adding as you go along. Trimming and rearranging clips is INCREDIBLY simple. It can handle up to 99 audio tracks and several video tracks. It also comes with a cornucopia of transitions and visual effects (including blue screen). The icing on the cake is that you can render these as you go along, thus saving tons of time when you come to make your DVD.
The titler is comprehensive, but is let down by the fact that any pictures you use must form a background and cannot be used as standalone graphics.
The only one of the Premiere Elements that stops me from giving this software five stars is the DVD menu maker. It has to be said that it comes with a VERY basic selection of menus. Moreover, apart from the facility to change the text, they offer the user absolutely nothing in the way of customisation. However, I suppose it's something that will be addressed in future editions.
For now, I'm more than happy. It is comprehensive, easy to use and above all, RELIABLE!
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Adobe Premiere Elements 30 Nov 2004
Format:CD-ROM
At last an execellent trouble free software package. Prior to this I was using Pinnacle Studio but I am afraid after version seven it was never reliable and built up not films but frustrations. No more, Premiere has resolved all that, once you have got your head round the apparantly complex interface the system is quite easy to follow and programme crashing is now a thing of the past. It is a great pity Adobe didn't put a little more thought and effort into the accompanying manual which to say the least is not the best in the world. In places it is confusing and there is too much reliance on the 'help' section. All in all though it is a great package and one to be recommended.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
By Dave071
Format:CD-ROM
Just bought this after seeing the reviews from Amazon.com and Adobe`s website. I used to edit video using Pinnacle and caused all sorts of problems with getting the software to recognise my camcorder through the firewire port. Not any more! The software is easy to use, although a little daunting at first. I bought the "For Dummies" book that accompanies the software and this gives a good insight into using the programme in more detail and is a good reference guide alongside the manual. I can know easily make DVD`s with menus which are a lot easier to navigate and look more professional than anything I had managed to do before. All in all an easy to learn and excellent product for making more polished DVD`s.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Piece of Software 12 July 2005
Format:CD-ROM
Before purchasing Premier Elements I had been using Moviemaker; a nice program and really easy to use with a nice interface, however I found it to be very unstable when rendering AVI's plus having to use another piece of software to burn DVD's was awkward. I did try the demo of Ulead's Videostudio 8 but found the interface to be a bit clunky and child like. Avid FreeDV was very basic. The reported stability problems with Pinnacle's offering really put me off. So it left me with Adobe.
I was somewhat apprehensive when buying Premier Elements as I have never really been a fan of Adobe products and after using the demo for a while I thought that it was quite complicated to use and not very intuitive. I struggled with the interface, but then I found some really good web forums for Premier Elements users with comprehensive video tutorials. I ploughed through these and was really taken by the abilities of the product.
I have been using the software for about a month now and have really turned out some good DVD's. There is a steep learning curve compared to a lot of other similar programs out on the market, but it is well worth the effort as the effects can be really professional. I had no problem with it recognizing my digital camcorder, and so far the software has been steady as a rock. The DVD burning section is a bit limited, with only a few templates to choose from, but for most users it will be more than enough.
I can't recommend this software highly enough. Once you get the hang of it you will not look back. Search out the web forums for a better understanding, or "HEY ADOBE, put some Video tutorials on the disk, it really is a better way to learn the product than reading the manual"
A really great piece of software, Well done Adobe.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Fantastic Value
As a complete digital video novice I read some magazine reviews of editing packages and then downloaded the free trial version of Premiere Elements. Read more
Published on 14 Sep 2005 by C. M. Perkins
5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the box...
Having tired of hooking the camera to the TV and watching raw, unedited footage I decided to try my hand at editing my own movies. Read more
Published on 6 July 2005 by "wen_again"
5.0 out of 5 stars First Choice for video editing
I love this software. It's not often I say that, which is why i'm writing this. I'm doing more and more video at home and wanted something to capture, edit and output all of my... Read more
Published on 1 July 2005 by "simonvy"
4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing !!
As someone who is new to video and editing I have to say this software is amazing! Although I haven't found it particularly intuitive (perhaps it's my age)with the help of the... Read more
Published on 24 May 2005 by Nokia Ringtone
1.0 out of 5 stars Does not support some cams & Adobe charge for support
Take care if you have an older DV cam. Mine runs on Pinnacle and MovieMaker but Premiere Elements will not capture the video. Read more
Published on 13 Jan 2005
1.0 out of 5 stars Help line too expensive
Using the tutorial included in the package it seems every bit as good as others have said. Unfortunately capture did not work for me. Read more
Published on 10 Jan 2005
4.0 out of 5 stars Adobe Premiere Elements
This is a great video editing package, and the finished result is excellent
Published on 10 Jan 2005 by Dance Fan
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