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ShadySue

« on: January 14, 2012, 09:19 »
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I'm buying Photoshop Elements 10 to help me prepare for for a total beginners class I'm just about to teach - run out of the trial period and I haven't really got to serious grips with the Organizer.
I'm wondering about getting Premiere Elements too as I can save c20 by getting them together from Amazon.
NOT thinking of stock video, just editing the very few videos I make (ha, maybe if I can improve them I'll make more!)
Anyone use this software? Is it worth it for personal videos ('birds in my garden' sort of thing).
Is it remotely suitable for stock video editing? (just askin')
I'm assuming that I could upgrade Photoshop Elements alone in the future, as unlike CS, they seem to come totally separately just as a bundle (can anyone confirm?).
TIA


« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2012, 13:28 »
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I bought the bundle a few years ago and have only upgraded elements.  Premiere Elements is fine for editing clips for stock.  I switched to Sony Vegas movie studio but there isn't much between them.  It takes some time to learn to edit video but I didn't find it too difficult.

rinderart

« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2012, 17:04 »
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I got into video about a year and a half ago. I bought Power director. Great little program for 80 Bucks. free music and all kinds of stuff. quite easy to function and learn. It's only for PC. I since have switched to MAC and FinalCut. But had to take a 2 week Class.

ShadySue

« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2012, 17:07 »
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Thanks Sharpshot and rinderart.
At this point it's either Premiere Elements to save 20 or I'll just buy Photoshop elements on its own. I don't make enough videos, even entirely for my own use, to make anything else worthwhile at the moment.

« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2012, 17:14 »
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If you're only going to be making videos for yourself, just get Photoshop Elements. There are plenty of free alternatives out there to edit video if you're not concerned with having all of the bells and whistles.

I use Premiere Pro CS5 to edit the weekly cooking show that I film, but I think that it would be overkill for what you're looking to do.

If you're on a PC, try Windows Movie Maker or iMovie for the Mac.

I'm fairly certain that those come pre-installed.

Good luck!

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« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2012, 12:39 »
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Thanks Sharpshot and rinderart.
At this point it's either Premiere Elements to save 20 or I'll just buy Photoshop elements on its own. I don't make enough videos, even entirely for my own use, to make anything else worthwhile at the moment.

on amazon i got both new for about the same cost of an upgrade to elements 10

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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2012, 15:45 »
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If you have a Child you can use them to get the student discount!

ShadySue

« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2012, 16:07 »
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If you have a Child you can use them to get the student discount!
I don't and I'm sorely missing the teacher's discount I used to get. Although I only got Photoshop Elements to teach a community education class, community education doesn't count as far as Adobe is concerned - but at least it's taxable - and I got it cheaper than on Amazon.  ;D

Decided not to get Premiere: I'd forgotten about MovieMaker, and there will probably be a chance in future to run a class in MM. Some of my previous Live Photo Gallery students and my current Beginners Digital Camera students have indicated an interest in 'movies'.

Aside: From looking at photos from the current class, I can say without hesitation that the current crop of low-mid digital cameras, even though tiny and light, are not only much worse (for artifacting etc) than my old Fuji 5700, but also worse than the Finepix 2800Z my husband bought in 2001. (These are not 'photography students', but mostly people wanting to take photos of their grandchildren and holidays.) Frankly, I'm shocked. They also seem to be difficult to hold steady, though it was a dull afternoon when we had our first meeting (so I'm seeing the horrible artifacting with ISO400) . As I don't have one, I'm not sure how to advise on holding something about the size of a credit card, with no viewfinder, steady.  :o

Thanks for all the suggestions. Maybe some day. Still too busy getting to grips with Elements Organizer.

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