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Adobe Premiere Elements 3 (PC)
- Easily assemble your video clips in the Sceneline
- Edit and preview in one convenient place - the Monitor window
- Share your videos on mobile phones and handheld devices
- Import video from virtually any device, including HDV and DVD camcorders, web cameras (WDM analogue), MPEG-4 video recorders, and mobile phones
- Use Stop Motion Capture to create your own time-lapse movies, claymations, and other animations
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- Platform: Windows 2000 / XP
- Media: CD-ROM
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A straightforward interface and logical way of thinking help make it easier to get creative. -- Computeractive
Premiere Elements brings your home videos to life and helps you create and share them quickly and easily with friends and family. Burn your footage to DVD in two simple steps, or try the new Sceneline to rearrange clips and add effects and enhancements with drag-and-drop simplicity. You can now download clips from some Nokia mobile phones. And with support for major device formats, you can share your movies on the web, and virtually anywhere else.
Easily create home videos and DVDs
Premiere Elements makes it easy to import video, audio, and still images from virtually any media device, including DV and DVD camcorders, HDV devices, web, digital still and mobile phone cameras, unprotected DVDs, MPEG-4 video recorders, Windows Media Center, and video clips from selected mobile phones. There is also native HDV support, so you can achieve richer results by capturing and editing HDV footage in its native format.
Premiere Elements gives you control of your video footage, whether you want to burn it right to a DVD or spend time editing and adding creative elements. If you want to simply create DVDs, you can go from camcorder to disc in just a few clicks. Or, take advantage of the powerful video-editing tools that allow you to transform and personalize your video creation. For quick editing, the Sceneline View lets you assemble your video by drag and drop, rearranging thumbnails of your clips, and adding transitions and effects. For more precise control, the Timeline view offers Premier Elements' most advanced features.
Do all your editing in one convenient place: Easily trim and split clips, drag and drop effects and transitions, add text and narration, and more, right in the Monitor window. You can even create your own time-lapse movies, claymations, and other still-frame animations with the stop-motion video capture features.
Rock-solid performance and quality are included in all of Adobe's Premier software. For example, you can view edits in real time, as you make them, by previewing your movie full-screen with just the click of a button. You can also feel free to experiment: With Auto Save, multiple undos, and the History panel, you can always go back to a previous version. The soundtrack for your video can be rich and full with the quality of Dolby Digital stereo. And since video editing can take up a lot of processor speed and memory, Premier is optimized to support multiple processors and advanced multi-threading and hyper-threading technology on the latest Pentium and Centrino Duo-based Windows XP systems.
Wow your audience with amazing effects
Even if you're new to video editing, you can raise the production value of your video by adding special effects. With narration features, your video will tell the story in your own voice; simply add narration to your video as you edit. For adding titles or other text to your video, Adobe provides world-class fonts that are designed to look great on video. And adding text is easy since you can now type text right on screen, then add a cool shadow, glow or other effect to make it unique.
If you want to make your video more dynamic, you can add moving text and graphics. Adding TV-style effects is simple just drag and drop one of the hundreds of amazing special effects you can customize and reuse. Also choose from hundreds of eye-catching transitions to creatively move from one scene to the next. To apply a transition, just drag and drop to apply effects such as dissolves, fades, and wipes. Or you can create your own transition style.
Music can be an important part of your video, so Premier Elements lets you add your music files and then edit your video to match the beat. For crediting your cast and crew, choose from more than 100 professionally-designed templates.
Share your videos anywhere
Since videos are made to be seen, Premier Elements includes powerful tools for outputting your movie. While creating a professional-quality DVD, you can design unique DVD menus using your own video, photos, audio, and text. Or, save time with automatic scene indexes or chapters that link to your video clips. Create and watch your video in traditional TV (4:3.0) or widescreen (16:9) format, in NTSC or PAL standard for a worldwide audience. Give your audience high-quality sound by automatically converting audio to industry-standard Dolby Digital stereo, allowing you to burn more video onto a single disc without sacrificing sound quality. Before you burn, make sure your movie is just as you envisioned it by watching a full-screen preview on your computer or TV. Then burn your finished movie to a single- or dual-layer DVD.
For sharing on portable devices, export a movie in the MPEG-4 format. MPEG-4 files can then be viewed on virtually any portable device including the Video iPod and Sony PlayStation Portable.
Premiere Elements 3.0 Import/Export formats supported include:
- ASF (import only)
- Dolby Digital Stereo
- JVC Everio MOD (import only)
- PNG (import only)
- PSD (import only)
- Windows Media
- WMA (import only)
Top customer reviews
Maybe I was lucky - but the software installed flawlessly on two AMD based PCs - one a single core - one dual core. The programme has never crashed. (Although we did have difficulties with Elements 2).
In my view only ONE thing really counts when it comes to video editing software - how easy it is to 'edit' raw footage - and that's where Premiere Elements excels. It's easy to control where to cut - and the range of professional looking transitions is very good.
Be aware that there is quite a steep learning curve to start with. DON'T expect to fire up the programme and create a perfect movie within 5 minutes. But just think - what was it like when you first encountered PowerPoint? Took a while to get used to that? When I first bought Premiere Elements - I spent an afternoon going through the user manual - and that's all I needed.
The shortcuts are intuitive - and the workspace is well layed out.
Some of the short-comings in Premiere Elements 1 have been addressed in v.3 (more flexibility with the workspace, more flexibility with DVD titling, more file types for import and export, good file archiving, etc). Okay, rendering could be faster and in some ways this package is trying too hard to be consumer friendly.
But overall this is the best prosumer video editing package currently on the market - by some way.
And just in case anyone suspsects....I have abosultely no connection or interest in Adobe!
The feature list of this product is extraordinary. It claims to capture from just about any device (certainly my camcorder gave it no problem) and the list of things you can do with your video goes on forever. Clever wipes and fades are just the start: there must be hundreds of video effects in it's collection, plus it allows you to change video brightness, saturation, even rotation (I now use my widescreen camcorder in portrait mode!). Audio effects are also well supported with multiple sound tracks (for narration, music, captured sound, etc).
It's not trivial to use however. I've not yet come across a feature packed video editing package that is. If you're the sort of person who likes to learn by playing you might have a hard time getting going with this. The GUI doesn't really make it clear what's going on with various bits of film, sound, effects and transitions. It makes sense when you understand it all, so don't be put off. Just assume you'll need a morning to do the supplied (and quite good) tutorial!
The more I explore this package the more I shake my head in astonishment at what it can do. It's absolutely brilliant.
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