Adobe Premiere Elements 1.0

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Steve Allen
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Hi,

I have just read a short review of the above software in Micro Mart, where it got a rave review. I was wondering if you were thinking of reviewing it as it looks like a dream buy.

cheers

Steve Allen

rongrover
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Hi Steve, yes it does seem ok. Started a thread on it here.

http://www.dvdoctor.net/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=10;t=013436

All the best, Ron.

bcrabtree
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We've been waiting for the shrink wrap to arrive.

Any and all reviews you may have read or that have been published to date are NOT based on final product but on the press beta.

We do NOT review stuff based on betas - and I personally take a VERY dim view of this, all too common, practice of writing reviews as though the product being looked at were final product.

Mind you, some reviews are shorter than our news story about Premiere Elements!

Ho hum,

I got my shrinkwrap copy yesterday and I've
been assured that our reviewer will get one shortly (he has the press beta, of course, as do I).

And, who is the reviewer?

None other than....

...Curt Wrigley!

:)

Bob C

rongrover
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I have just recieved an email from Adobe telling me that my order has now been shipped, so actual product must now be on general release.

All the best, Ron.

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It is , it's already on the 'warez' lists.

Gary MacKenzie

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cstv
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well, good to see adobe have finally realised that they've spent the last 5 years of so gradually slipping out of the market!

i've been playing around with photoshop elements recently and couldn't find anything that i'd usually use missing; some of it's in the wrong place but it's still there... judging by CVE's news story this should also be true with premiere.

also nice to see Mr Wrigley becoming more and more involved with the mag! looking forward to the review!

harlequin
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photoshop elements is missing one major thing ( version 2) and that is paths.

i keep on finding ways of doing things in photoshop full and then having to fin d different ways in elements.

maybe corel buying jasc is shaking the tree too.
http://www.dpreview.com/news/0410/04101501corel_jasc.asp

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PaulD
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Hi
What Premiere 6 LE missed out was Motion control and Filters and Effects keyframes.
Final Cut Express (for Mac only) has Motion control and keyframes, but no keyframing of applied Filters.

Presumably Adobe will be offering something similar - very powerful for a hobby user, but missing something essentilal for the event/wedding videographer...

cstv
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it's not so bad then... it's a bit of a shame to lose motion. When you say they've cut the filters surely you can't mean ALL filters. what about black and white and other simple effects???

keyframing is, in much the same way as paths is in photoshop, redundant for about 95% of the time that i use the software. There's no doubting that it's extremely useful to have, but there are ways around using it... remember premiere 5 when we didn't have keyframes?

PaulD
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HI
Premiere 5 Mac version certainly had keyframes - quite powerful ones. The problem was that it didn't show them being applied in any graphical way, so you couldn't see where you had put them once you moved the playhead - all you could see was their result in the Viewing Monitor, so applying them was extremely laboriously hit and miss (or rather miss and hit...)

BTW I didn't mean there were no Filters in Premiere 6 LE, just no keyframing of them.
I haven't seen Elements yet so can't comment. Its just that Adobe seem to be matching the Mac equivalent as far as they can.- which means it will be very good - as far as it goes.

Steve Allen
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Hi Bob and guys,

I have been away for a few days and haven't been able to reply. It was just strange that there was a review in the Micro Mart and I couldn't find anything here about it. I didn't know that they would nave been using a Beta version, thanks for pointing that out Bob. So how does it look so far ?? Is it available in the UK yet ?

cheers and thanks for all of the reples.

Steve Allen