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Adobe Premiere Elements 7

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1 review about Adobe Premiere Elements 7

Okay, but it needs a few more iterations

  • Jan 7, 2009
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I ordered this because I am a huge fan of Adobe Photoshop Elements 7, which is the scaled down, consumer-level version of Photoshop. While I find Photoshop incredibly difficult and time consuming to use, Elements just sails along, able to do quick tasks like cropping and color-correcting in minutes, instead of hours.

So, I had high hopes for the Elements version of Premiere, which in this release is bumped up to Version 7 to match the Photoshop version.

Unfortunately I didn't find it as easy to use as I had hoped. Part of this may be that video is inherently more difficult to manipulate than static photographs. Part of it may be that video, particularly high def video, takes up a great deal of memory and disk space, and is therefore harder to work with. And, finally, I think part of it is that Premiere just isn't as far along as Photoshop. It hasn't been through seven iterations, and it feels like it.

I'm not dissatisfied with it, which is why I still gave it four stars, but it isn't on the same level (for me) as Photoshop Elements, and it is pretty expensive. If you are a regular user of the full version of Premiere, and you just want something a bit smaller for home, this may be just the ticket. If you are new to video editing software, however, you'll want to compare the various options before clicking the Buy button on this one.

Sean P. Logue, 2009

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