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Premiere Elements 2 (Windows only)

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

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  • Automatic USB/FireWire DV video transfer
  • Media Downloader for easy transfer of all media
  • Adaptable DVD templates with motion menus
  • Support for all of your video devices
  • Flexible, easy-to-use workspace
  • Powerful time-variable effects and transitions
  • Effect and transition previews
  • Context-sensitive Properties panel
  • Project Archiver
  • Professional quality graphic titles and rolling credits
  • Professional-quality Dolby sound
  • Preview on TV
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System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows XP
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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Product details

  • Item Weight: 762 g
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  • ASIN: B000BC80ZO
  • Release Date: 21 Oct 2005
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,319 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Presenting Adobe Premiere Elements 2.0 with everything you need to create videos that thrill your friends and family. The perfect combination of superior control, ease of use, and reliability, Premiere Elements automates tedious tasks so you can be creative more quickly. Import video clips from all of your digital video devices, then experiment with hundreds of professional transitions and effects to grab your audience. Burn your videos to DVD, complete with custom menus for that personal touch, or transfer them to your portable video players to wow your audience anytime, anywhere.

Easy Editing
Whether you're brand new to moviemaking or have just outgrown the limitations of your current video software, Premiere Elements 2.0 makes it easy to get great results, with its intuitive interface and automated features combining to bring you an exceptionally high level of creative control.

  • Rely on one click capture: Never baby-sit a video capture again! Automatically and reliably transfer from your DV camcorder to the Timeline in one step, without interruption or supervision. No aborted captures, no restarts, just all of your video, separated for you into easy-edit scenes.
  • Capture DV via USB: Keep ahead of the pack. In addition to Firewire (IEEE1394/i.LINK), Premiere Elements 2.0 now supports new cameras featuring USB Video Class/USB 2.0 high speed transfer. Capture full DV-quality video over a USB 2.0 cable from supported camcorders.
  • Import DVD and MPEG-4 video: Easily capture video from unprotected DVD disks and set-top recorders, and MPEG-4 video from mobile phones and digital still cameras.
  • Enjoy a new, self-adjusting workspace--Drag at the border between panels, and the rest of your workspace adjusts automatically. Save time by not opening and closing editing panels.
  • Enjoy no-fuss, gapless editing: Whenever you trim, rearrange, or delete scenes, Premiere Elements 2.0 automatically shifts the video clips to fill in any gaps, with no manual readjustments necessary.
  • See your changes in realtime: See your edits and effects as you make them--no more waiting for footage to render before you can view your changes.
  • Take control of still images: Eye-catching slide shows and still sequences made fast and easy. Rotate photos and simultaneously change the duration for multiple stills right on the Timeline.
  • Easily create Hollywood effects: Have it both ways! Edit like a pro, with hundreds of included, customisable video and audio transitions, and presets like warping, twirls and pans for easy control.
  • Take your editing to the next level: Turn to the new, context-sensitive Properties panel for advanced control of every effect, preset, title screen and DVD menu, and save edited effects as one-click presets.
  • Move projects easily: Use the new Project Archiver to easily move a project to another computer, complete with all of its assets. Or archive your project so you can come back to it at any time.
  • Rewind and fast forward your editing: Experiment freely. With Auto Save and the powerful History panel, you can jump through multiple versions without worrying about losing your work.
  • Preview effects before you use them: Save time and skip the trial-and-error with previews in the enhanced Effects and Transitions panel.
  • Put your clips in motion: Create amazing moving picture-in-picture and animated title effects. Get the music video look in a few mouse clicks!
  • Create slow and fast motion in a flash: Create hilarious fast motion scenes, or dramatic slow motion moments, simply by dragging on the Timeline to lengthen or shorten the duration of your clips.
  • Go widescreen: Easily capture, edit and export your videos in the 4:3 aspect ratio for traditional TV sets, or 16:9 for state-of-the-art widescreen displays.
  • Get flexible help when you need it: Walk through sophisticated editing with the workflow-sensitive How To panel, and easily search the comprehensive on-board Adobe Help system.

    Sensational Sound
    Adobe Premiere Elements 2.0 takes as much care with audio as it does with video, including full compatibility with the latest standards, and total attention to sound detail.

  • Take advantage of Dolby stereo: Enjoy Hollywood standard Dolby stereo in all your movie projects. Dolby soundtracks mean full quality sound with more room on your DVD for better quality video.
  • Easily edit multiple audio tracks: Sweeten your video with up to 99 stereo audio tracks for ambient sound, effects, narration and background music.
  • Add comprehensive audio effects: Enjoy a full suite of audio effects, transitions and filters, to adjust flaws in the original sound, create great mixes, and change the pace of an audio clip.
  • Match the beat: Add music and use the Timeline waveform display to cut your video to the beat.
  • Rely on industry standards: Import a wide range of audio formats for a richer soundtrack every time.

    Terrific Titles
    Subtitles, opening and closing credits, text anywhere on the screen--Adobe Premiere Elements 2.0 makes it easy to add high-style, professional-quality titles that will thrill your audience.

  • Start with title templates perfect for all occasions: Complete with text, graphics and frames, in themes including birthdays, weddings and sporting events, with matching DVD menu themes and templates.
  • Create broadcast-quality titles: No more blocky, pixellated credits and titles. Roll your own in a complete choice of fonts, sizes, and colors, with comprehensive drawing tools. Easily preview and add shadows, glows and other effects, and save your personal title styles for future use.

    Share Spectacular Videos--Your Way
    Choose how you show your videos. Create a custom DVD or videotape, save an optimized video for Web or e-mail, or transfer them to your portable video player to show on the go.

  • Create DVDs automatically: One click from camcorder to DVD with automatic scene indexes and buttons.
  • Use templates for all occasions or build your own: Choose from dozens of customizable templates, or use your own photos and video for that personal touch.
  • Personalize your DVD: Adjust the size, position and text in menus, buttons and thumbnails, and add your own photos and video to suit yourself.
  • Make menus that move: Create full-motion DVD menus, including moving backgrounds and buttons with custom audio.
  • Preview your DVD: Preview your videos and menu navigation before you burn your DVD, with full virtual remote control, on your computer screen or on a TV attached through your DV camcorder.
  • Maximize DVD Quality: Adobe Premiere Elements 2.0 automatically saves your DVD video at the maximum possible quality that will fit on your disc, for the best performance and playback.
  • Enjoy DVD player presets: Easily output movies to Microsoft Mobile Media Center Playforsure devices.
  • Transfer to portable players: Move your finished movies to your portable video players to wow your audience anytime, anywhere.
  • Rely on international standards: Share your videos in either NTSC or PAL format.
  • Export to anywhere: Automatically optimize your video for the Web, e-mail, handheld computers and mobile video devices, or record your video to VHS with a connected VCR.
  • Archive only the video you choose: Output video in 10-minute sections or complete projects.
  • Product Description

    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....

    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    84 of 84 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Nice one, Adobe! 29 Nov 2005
    I've just moved over to Premiere Elements after upgrading from Pinnacle Studio 9 to the hugely disasterous Studio 10.
    After spending hours struggling with past versions of Pinnacle Studio and having the latest version crash on me every 30 seconds, I finally realised that I needed something else (before the computer ended up flying out of the window).
    Premiere Elements really is a breath of fresh air - it needs a reasonably decent spec system to run, but is responsive and feels much more professional than other video editors I've tried in the same general price range.
    There's a much steeper learning curve with this product than for other consumer video editors, but once you get used to how Premiere behaves, everything makes sense. I spent a while at first trying to do complicated crossfades using the built-in transitions without much success before realising that with Premiere Elements' multiple video tracks you can layer video, fade and filter to your heart's content without having to drop in pre-made transitions (although you still can if you choose).
    Overall, I'm impressed with this product. It's worth taking the time to learn it properly in order to get the most out of it, but you can put together a decent video without having to learn anything complicated.
    My only criticism would be that Premiere Elements doesn't seem to know what it's trying to be. One minute it holds your hand like you're a complete novice, the next minute it drops you into an interface that has you reaching for the manual every five minutes. And then when you've got the hang of things, it offers you help to do something incredibly trivial... Still - if you can cope with the interface, you're onto a winner.
    And it doesn't crash every few minutes. Bonus!
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    29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Premier Elements 2 15 Jan 2006
    Very stable platform,you really need a fast processor and a lot of ram I uprated to 1024mb of ram and it works fine with a 2.8 P4 processor.Have made a couple of dvd,s with it and am very pleased with the results. As you get more experienced their is plenty to keep your interest.
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    15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great - but get a fast PC 20 July 2006
    By IsItMe?
    It took a little while to get used to the busy UI, but this software is great. It has more titles, effects, transitions than you'll ever use, and easy to create DVD menus. Stability is good too.

    A word of warning - take the minimum hardware requirements as just that - it's a pretty frustrating experience using it on a slower machine. Whilst editing there can be big pauses whilst the machine thinks about it, and even the manual acknowleges it can take several hours to render and burn a DVD.

    All-in-all, I thoroughly recommend it - it's certainly spared my relatives the 3 hour, wobbly-cam, holiday video epic by easily editing together something actually worth watching!
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    35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars hooray for adobe 2 Feb 2006
    after downloading a couple of trial versions of video editing software i finally came across adobe premiere elements,if your computer is powerful enough to run this software great,it actually does what it says on the box without crashing or freezing which none of the other editors did so,check your systems pwerful enough and save yourself a lot of stress and go with adobe
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    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    I bought this package to create a series of self-produced DVDs. I started with the tryout version from Adobe, which is fully functioning, although the Help did not seem to work. Also, it imposes an Adobe logo onto all movie output.

    I found I needed to uninstall the tryout version to get the bought version to install properly, but this did not affect the project which I had started to create with the tryout version.

    In the editing stage of the process, this package seems excellent to me. It supports multi-layering of video and audio, transitions, and use of still images and titles. You can also apply time stretch for slow motion or speeded up footage.

    The reason for only 4 stars out of 5 is that it's a bit clunky when it comes to handling creation of DVD menus. You can only create your own menu templates by buying Photoshop Elements. You can customise the supplied templates on a per-project basis, but this seems a bit buggy to me, with fonts getting changed in a random way!

    It also handles processor speed well - if you haven't got enough horse-power to deliver a decent frame rate, then the frame rate on the video drops automatically, but NOT on the audio, so you still get real time playback on the timeline, with the audio as a cue.

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    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Very slick, very easy. A joy to use. 3 Oct 2006
    Adobe Premiere Elements 2.0 is an excellent tool for the home DVD editor. The user interface is clean and uncluttered. I found the timeline and editing functions very intuitive and only occasionally had to resort to the online help for guidance. The whole DVD editing process goes on within a single window with multiple sub-panes. It all works very well. I did have a slight problem with thumbnail views of folders containing MPEG files (crashed the software), but I put this down to insufficient spare disk space... see my minimum spec comments, below.

    As with any PC-based video editing, you must make sure you have *at*least* the minimum spec PC, ideally considerably better. These days that's not too difficult, given the falling price of PC hardware. As well as a fast processor, I'd recommend 2GB memory and at least spare 100GB disk space... this is particularly necessary when burning a DVD, as the software creates temporary files which can be several GBs in size. The spare disk space appears also to be required for smooth running of the editing functions, specifically the "add media" operation. I had problems with this but these vanished as soon as I freed-up more GBs on my disk.

    Provided that your PC is well above the minimum spec, Adobe Premiere Elements 2.0 is a joy to use and *great* software for home DVD production. I'll be upgrading to version 3.0 as soon as it is available.
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    Published on 17 Mar 2008 by AEH
    1.0 out of 5 stars Very unreliable and too complex for its own good. (ZERO STARS)
    Having had significant problems with Photoshop and Premiere Elements I have decided that I don't like adobe products, and neither does my computer. Read more
    Published on 21 July 2007 by Dean Marshall
    5.0 out of 5 stars PE 2
    Leaves many of its competitors far behind particularly Pinnacle. A very stable package with many professional features, a crash is a rarity seldom experienced. Read more
    Published on 30 Jan 2007 by Leslie Lewis
    3.0 out of 5 stars Weird
    Expensive for what it contains, I found that premiere elements had an overcomplicated interface for what is essentially a consumer product. Read more
    Published on 4 Sep 2006 by Zoot Horn Rollo
    3.0 out of 5 stars Watch the System Requirements
    I have not been able to install this product. Why? It will only run on a Pentium 4, M, D or Extreme Edition or AMD Opteron or Athlon 64 (SSE2) support required. Read more
    Published on 28 Oct 2005 by MR STEPHEN BROWN
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