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shocked by lack of features on Mac version compared to Windows. Why?

Aug 24, 2013 4:13 PM

Tags: #mac #premiere_elements #windows_only

Just downloaded Premiere elements 11 and shocked to find that the full set of features are not supported on the mac version, most notably the chroma, green and blue keying effects/ filters. Why is this?? I use a mac not as a fashion statement, but because they are the industry standard for creative businesses. ALL photographic, graphic design, editing etc suites use macs, so why give these features to windows and NOT macs? Makes absolutely no sense at all and I am shocked not to mention disappointed!!

 
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    Aug 24, 2013 4:15 PM   in reply to lastnameinthebook

    Since this is a user to user forum, not Adobe support, I doubt anyone here can answer why any feature is in Windows and not Mac

     

    You might complain to Adobe at https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform

     
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    Aug 24, 2013 4:52 PM   in reply to lastnameinthebook

    I would look into the Luma Matte, or the Difference Key Effects. According to Adobe, both are included in the Mac version: http://help.adobe.com/en_US/premiereelements/using/WS4B8135DA-083C-42e b-B09E-65070ECBC889.html#WSE7D4D2DB-5DE0-4fc4-A3D6-F5D6351CC7AF

     

    Good luck,

     

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    Aug 24, 2013 5:37 PM   in reply to lastnameinthebook

    lastnameinthebook

     

    If your interest focuses on those keying effects, please consider the Difference Matte key. I have written about that in detail in a blog post.

    http://www.atr935.blogspot.com/2013/05/pe11-difference-matte-as-substi tute-for.html

     

    If you have not found out already, there are more difference between Premiere Elements 11 Windows and Mac than just the keying effects.

     

    Since I am strictly an Elements Windows person, recently I decided to do a round up of Premiere Elements Mac information...still sorting through it.

    The blog post where I compiled this information which includes Windows Mac differences can be found at

    http://www.atr935.blogspot.com/2013/08/pe11-mac-information-round-up.h tml

     

    I cannot give you a why for the Premiere Elements Windows Mac differences. Only Adobe knows that. I am told that It does have an Adobe Feature Request/Bug Form Report that you could file to make your voice heard on the matter.

    https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform

     

    ATR

     
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    Aug 25, 2013 9:22 AM   in reply to lastnameinthebook

    There are differences between the Mac and PC platform, and not just with Premiere Elements, but also Premiere Pro. The PC gets more Effects, and Transitions. This was first noted in Premiere Pro CS 3, when it was ported to the Mac. Before, with Premiere Pro 1.0, through CS 2/verson 2.0, the program was PC-only. When PrPro CS 3 was introduced, the Mac-users took note that their PC friends got more than they did.

     

    At that time, there were many posts to the PrPro Forum, regarding the differences. Adobe engineers commented on the differences between how the two platforms handled some aspects of the program - and mainly display functions. This list of Effects & Transitions in CS 3, for Mac and PC, will show what was different between those two platforms: http://forums.adobe.com/thread/460313?tstart=1470 [Note: this was for PrPro, and it has/had many differences, from PrE, so this is not a clear difference chart between PrE for the Mac and the PC, but you can get the idea. It is for background reference use only.]

     

    Something similar happened, when PrPro went from CS 4 to CS 5, which was a 64-bit program ONLY. A lot of Effects and such were lost in the new version, and some were "old stand-bys" for users of the earlier program. In time, a few DID show up in later versions of PrPro, but not all. Some were 32-bit only, and Adobe deemed it too expensive to port all of them to 64-bit, so they were just dropped, and have never reappeared. The same thing happened with many 3rd party plug-ins. Once, they were all 32-bit, and that worked up until CS 5. Most suppliers then went back to the lab, and recoded their plug-ins for 64-bit, but not all. Some just dropped their support for PrPro.

     

    While this does not help you get your job done (ATR's blog post will, however, and that was also why I suggested other Effects for Keying), it shows that PrE is not alone with the differences between platforms.

     

    Good luck and happy editing,

     

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