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Suggestions for the Rookie in the PRE Version 8 room?

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Suggestions for the Rookie in the PRE Version 8 room?

Postby aanderson » Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:45 pm

I purchased PRE version 8.0 1-2 years ago (?!) and tried to bumble my way through without any instruction manual. Needless to say, I gave up. I am resurfacing (now that I've found Muvipix) and have reignited my interest in learning. I just want to create a simple home movie. Is that too much to ask? :) Any words of wisdom for tutorials or user manuals would be greatly appreciated. thanks!!
P.S. I work on a Dell laptop with Windows 7. I probably need to know more than that but at least I'm a consistent rookie.
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Re: Suggestions for the Rookie in the PRE Version 8 room?

Postby Ron » Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:51 pm

OK, looks like you figured out how to post a question, so you have 3 questions going with 3 different mediums. Hopefully we address all of your concerns :fg:

Seriously, welcome to muvipix; someone will be along shortly!

PS - your one login is enabled.

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Re: Suggestions for the Rookie in the PRE Version 8 room?

Postby Bob » Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:16 pm

Welcome to Muvipix, Amy!

Since you have version 8, I would suggest starting by viewing the Muvipix 8 part Intro to Premiere Elements 8 tutorial series. That should get you started.
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Re: Suggestions for the Rookie in the PRE Version 8 room?

Postby Steve Grisetti » Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:19 pm

I agree with Bob. If you're intent on working with version 8, we do offer a Muvipix Guide to Premiere Elements 8, which would be a much smarter buy than our guide to version 7. You can find it also on Amazon or at the Muvipix Store. We also offer a free 8-part Basic Training tutorial series (Intro to Premiere Elements) to help you get started. (It's for version 9, but everything in the tutorials should also apply to version 8. ... =0&btn.y=0 )

But, in all honesty, version 8 is one of my least favorite versions of the program. Adobe patched it as well as they could, but it's still a very bad performer. I think you'll find updating to version 11 a good investment, if stability and performance is a problem for you.

What kind of things about the program frustrated you?

What model of camcorder is your video coming from?

And how fast is your computer's processor and what operating system is it using?

And what do you plan to do with your video once it's edited?

Sometimes having a good experience with the program is merely a matter of matching your needs with the right equipment and software.
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Re: Suggestions for the Rookie in the PRE Version 8 room?

Postby Dave McElderry » Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:44 pm

I definitely agree with Steve regarding V11 vs V8. One thing that Steve didn't mention was that in addition to being a much better performer, V11 has a new interface. If your system specs will support it, I'd suggest considering it instead. Since you haven't spent time learning any version yet, you might as well learn the program with its newest look and feel. I think it's going to be very popular.
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