I want to using Adobe Premiere Elements 11, hopefully, on my 2012 Mac Mini. 2.3GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7 with 16GB ram. My DV Camcorder is an old Canon ZR30, 400 firewire, still works just fine. After reading many of the questions/answerers on this forum, and coming in contact with abbreviations and terms ie. AVCHD, 1080i and 1080p, .mts to which I am unfamiliar, are there any pitfall I'm bound to encounter using my ZR30?
I'm still using the very old Adobe Premiere (before pro) of which I'm very familar; I'm wondering if PE/11 is similar to AP?
Does PE/11 offer the use of a green screen effect?
Any help would greatly appreciated,
The software does not LOOK the same, but the functions are the same... some reading is linked below
Also... download and try the 30 day demo before you buy
Online User Guide http://help.adobe.com/en_US/premiereelements/using/index.html
-Page to download current PDF http://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-elements.html
Saving & Sharing http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1137128
-Sharing to DVD or BluRay http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1137645
-Sharing for Movies http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1051093
-Sharing for Computer http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1058237
Steve's Basic Training Tutorials... steps are the same for several versions
-v11 http://www.amazon.com/Muvipix-Guide-Premiere-Elements-version/dp/14793 11200/
-All http://www.amazon.com/Tricks-Adobe-Premiere-Elements-Muvipix-com/dp/14 51529724/
-and http://prodesigntools.com/four-hours-free-video-tutorials-new-photosho p-elements-9-pse9.html
-and http://prodesigntools.com/five-hours-free-tutorials-photoshop-and-prem iere-elements-7-and-8.html
FAQ http://forums.adobe.com/community/premiere_elements/premiere_elements_ faq
TIPS http://forums.adobe.com/community/premiere_elements/premiere_elements_ tips
Another help site http://muvipix.com/ or http://muvipix.com/phpBB3/
Thanks, John T Smith,
I will certainly do my homework. I have a lot of catching up to do. As you can tell, I've already started. (Way Below)'
However, do you know if it will still be possibleto import from my old DV camcorder Canon ZR 30? I've looked at the specs on line, but the only thing I'm sure of is that it is digital. I had no problem importing before, but that was before Mac became Intel. Surely, QuickTime is still QuickTime howbeit, in an Intel wrapping, correct?
Thanks for jumping in and giving me a hand,
Incase someone else would like to know...
I've learned that AVCHD =
"Advanced Video Codec High Definition." The format was jointly established by both Panasonic and Sony in 2006. MTS files can typically be opened and edited using the software included with Sony and Panasonic HD camcorders. http://www.fileinfo.com/extension/mts
and that "MPEG Transport Stream". = mts
This is used for storing AVCHD (a high-definition video format).
and this is how one can view any file on Mac http://macfileviewer.com/
>However, do you know if it will still be possibleto import from my old DV camcorder Canon
All versions of Premiere... Elements and Pro... work to capture video from a tape camera via Firewire
I am Windows, so can't comment on any potential problems with PE11 and your Mac and Apple OS version
As I said... try the 30 day demo... if you buy after doing any REAL work, read below
Remove Watermark http://forums.adobe.com/thread/433730?tstart=30
Premiere Elements Windows and Mac essentially have similar features, but there are those differences where Mac seems to fall on the short end of it.
As for keying effects, Premiere Elements 11 Mac does not have Green Screen Key nor Blue Screen Key. I believe it does offer Videomerge. And, I have written about how to substitute the Difference Matte under Keying for the Green Screen Key. Details to be supplied on request. Chroma Key is also a Windows Only Effect in Premiere Elements 11 Mac.
Have you always been a Mac user? Or, has your video editing experiences, including DV capture firewire been on some version of Windows? As far as this Windows only user knows, DV data capture firewire with Mac gives a .mov wrapper for the data captured/the Premiere Elements 11 Mac Timeline, not the .avi wrapper for the DV data capture firewire Windows/Premiere Elements 11 Windows Timeline.
I would suggest, if you have not done so already, to download and install the free 30 day try out of Premiere Elements 11 Mac and see how it fits into your computer environment and project goals.
Thank you, A.T. Romano,
I'm a bit sad that the Mac users have been left out of the feature using Chroma Key, perhaps in the next version. I will definitely try the free download. The new Mac Mini should arrive tomorrow.
Yes, I've always been a Mac user, since 1995. My first video editing software was Adobe Premiere #4; I had 8MB of memory ram, but I needed 16MB of ram to really work with video, so I did a lot with still photos. I intend to install Parallel 8 on my Mt. Lion, and perhaps when I can buy a Microsoft OS; I will install the Windows side of PE/11. If I'm able to get my old, very old, copy of Adobe Premiere #5 upgraded to 6.5 to install and work, I will use the window's PE/11 program. I don't do the heavy video editing, ie, weddings anymore.
I always captured via firewire from the Canon ZR30 until the program or G5 would no longer work, don't know why. All the Mac folks who use to help out on the Mac Adobe Premiere forum were gone soon after Premiere Pro came out and Macs were no longer nurtured along.
You wrote: "I have written about how to substitute the Difference Matte under Keying for the Green Screen Key. Details to be supplied on request." I would certainly appreciate the green screen key details.
If push come to shove, I will use the old program on my G5, save the file in .mov, load it onto a flash drive and copy it onto my Mac. I use green screen a lot with still photos. I know how to prepare a photo and which green works best. And guess what program I use for this little job... Adobe PhotoDelux. Not kidding, still one of my favorite programs.
Thank you for your reply; I appreciate your wisdom.
Thank's John T,
It helps to have conformation concerning capturing video. The Remove Watermark link you suggested has been duly bookmarked.
I watched all the intro videos that the muvipix.com site offered. The PE/11 face is a bit different from Premiere, but the tasks all look very familiar to me. I think the learning curve is not daunting.
Kudos for your input,
Sometime today I will post the link to my details on using the Premiere Elements 11 Difference Matte under Keying as a substitute for the Green Screen Key which is not included in Premiere Elements 11 Mac. From what I have read, the Videomerge feature which is not a Windows Only feature seems to be suggested by some to the Premiere Elements 11 Mac users as a possible replacement for the Green Screen Key.
Also, if you want a very comprehensive view of Premiere Elements 11, please check out my write up on that at a forum that I no longer visit nor answer questions. It is a very long thread, but packed with essentially everything.
The Premiere Elements 11 interface is a marked change from prior versions. But, the principles remain the same even if features are added, relocated, upgraded, or gone. Often I find it challenging to be armed with principles when I cannot find a feature.
I have just posted the suggested how to for using the Difference Matte as a substitute for the Green and Blue Screen Keys that are absent in the Premiere Elements 11 Mac.
Because of the length of the write up and the screenshots, I have posted it to my blog that I recently created. (Never thought that I would become a blog person, but...)
Hope that you find the How To and its comments interesting and most of all that it works for you.
That's funny, I never thought I'd be a blog reader either.
I haven't studied your workaround yet, but you can be sure I will.
Mac people have always needed to develop workarounds in software in order to enjoy some of the denied features that PC folks enjoyed. It's great to have help; your "CAN DO" enthusiasm is contagious.
I know others like me will be very happy to enjoy your PE11: Difference Matte As Substitute for Green or Blue Screen Key.
I once dragged a photoshop feature from PhotoShop LE into PhotoDelux, and to my surprise, it worked. It felt so GOOD!
One of the issues that Adobe has struggled with, and for some years now, is exactly how Mac's display Video. There are some "features and functions" in Premiere (both PrPro and PrE), that are simple on a PC, but virtually impossible on a Mac. This means that some Effects, for instance, appear on a PC, but not on a Mac. Going back to about PrPro CS 4, Todd Kopriva, and Adobe Engineer, commented on some of the "whys," but as I am a PC-only guy, much went over my head. Still, the upshot was that the PC version(s) of Premiere contained things that were missing on the Mac. This is an old list of the differences (PrPro) between the programs based on platform: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/460313?tstart=1470
As ATR points out, there are some differences between the Effects offered in PrE for the PC and for the Mac.