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Camera Recomendations

Sep 12, 2013 8:38 AM

Hello All!

 

I am going to upgrade to pe11. I currently use the Canon xha1 mini DV cam, but would like to upgrade to a card based cam that has all or most of the features of the xha1.

Does anyone have any recommendations?

Also, I plan to use windows 8. Any known issues with that op sys and PE 11?

Thanks, ST

 
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    Sep 12, 2013 9:39 AM   in reply to rtprtp

    I'd be inclined to wait a month. Traditionally (although no guarantee it is always the case) Adobe have released a new version of Photoshop/Premiere Elements late September, early October.

     

    Cheers,

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    Sep 12, 2013 9:47 AM   in reply to rtprtp

    rtprtp

     

    I have Premiere Elements 11 on Windows 8 64 bit and it runs fine.

     

    My take on....

     

    MPEG2 playback (MPEG2 decoder) with computer players can be an issue. But, you can still burn to DVD-VIDEO on DVD disc

    and do MPEG2 exports in Premiere Elements 11 on Windows 8 64 bit.

     

    More later.

     

    ATR

     
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    Sep 12, 2013 10:08 AM   in reply to rtprtp

    The Canon XHA1 is a professional camcorder which costs upwards of $1500.

     

    Are you looking for a professional camcorder or a consumer camcorder? How much do you want to spend?

     

    A very nice consumer AVCHD camcorder can be hand for about $200 and up, which professional camcorders that have all the features of the XHA1 can cost you $2000 to much much more. There are also DSLRs which many professionals are now shooting on, and they can cost from $1000 up plus the cost of any lenses you plan to use.

     

    I think you'll need to be a bit more specific about what you're looking for and how you plan to use it.

     
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    Sep 12, 2013 10:41 AM   in reply to rtprtp

    Do you want a camcorder only, or a DSLR that also takes still pictures... and what is your budget?

     

    If a DSLR that does video, for under $400, look as the Canon SX40

     

    Article http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/canon_powershot_sx40_hs_review/ w/

    Video http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/canon_powershot_sx40_hs_review/ videos/z

    http://www.amazon.com/Canon-Digital-Stabilized-2-7-Inch-Vari-Angle/dp/ B005MTMFHU

     

    There are places you can download small clips made with the SX40 to test on your system with your software

     
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    Sep 12, 2013 11:32 AM   in reply to rtprtp

    Again, there are a number of possibilities, depending on what you plan to do and if you are a pro or a hobbyist. But this is a beauty of an AVCHD cam!

    http://www.amazon.com/Canon-XA10-Professional-Camcorder-Internal/dp/B0 04HW7DY8/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1379010639&sr=8-5&keywords=canon+avchd +pro+camcorder

     
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    Sep 13, 2013 11:40 AM   in reply to rtprtp

    No. I'm using and under $1000 Canon consumer camcorder. However, my camcorder shoots AVCHD, like this one, and Premiere Elements 11 edits it quite well on my Windows 8 machine!

     
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    Sep 18, 2013 6:01 AM   in reply to rtprtp

    That's a very nice system, rtp. But, for more than three grand, it ought to be!

     

    Yes, it's certainly enough power to edit pretty much whatever you throw at it. It even has two hard drives!

     

    If it's within your budget, it will certainly do the job. But that's definitely big investment and professional machine. It's built for working with pro level software.

     

    For comparison, I bought a desktop system this summer for $600 (plus the cost of two used 19"' monitors) that edits AVCHD on Premiere Elements 11 without so much as a hiccup. It's not an industrial strength machine by any means -- but you shouldn't need a Cadlillac computer edit consumer video.

     

    Still, if it's in your budget, she's real beauty!

     
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    Sep 19, 2013 5:19 AM   in reply to rtprtp

    Yes, Premiere Elements can capture and edit HDV footage very well.

     

    Although this cam shoots at a variety of frame rates, and Premiere Elements is designed pretty much to work with standard 1080/30i HDV only.

     
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    Sep 19, 2013 6:17 AM   in reply to rtprtp

    I very much recommend that you NOT open a version 7 project (.prel) in version 11. It almost always corrupts the project file.

     

    But you can certainly edit video that you captured with version 7 in version 11.

     
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    Sep 19, 2013 9:12 AM   in reply to rtprtp

    For the question on having different versions of PrE on a single machine, the answer is yes. One user, ATR, has many versions on several machines. Each version will install into seperate folders, so no issues there.

     

    Good luck,

     

    Hunt

     
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    Sep 19, 2013 9:52 AM   in reply to rtprtp

    Version 11 is much more effective at working with .m2t and other high-def files than version 7.

     
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    Sep 19, 2013 1:17 PM   in reply to rtprtp

    The Tutorial Links Page http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1275830 may help

     

    Premiere Elements FAQ List (2 pages of FAQ as of September 2013) http://forums.adobe.com/community/premiere_elements/premiere_elements_ faq?view=all

    Premiere Elements TIPS List (6 pages of Tips as of September 2013) http://forums.adobe.com/community/premiere_elements/premiere_elements_ tips?view=all

     
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    Sep 19, 2013 2:05 PM   in reply to rtprtp

    How about mine, for starters?

    http://forums.adobe.com/thread/537685?tstart=0

     

    And, if you want detailed instructions for using the program, you can always check out my complete course at http://lynda.com.

     
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    Sep 25, 2013 2:35 PM   in reply to rtprtp

    There's no reason Premiere Elements 7 shouldn't install on Vista, ST.

     

    And, if you're looking for tutorials for version 10 of Premiere Elements and earlier be sure to check out my free 8 part 'Intro to Premiere Elements" tutorial series.

    http://muvipix.com/products.php?searchphrase=intro+to+premiere+element s&btn.x=-914&btn.y=-78

     
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    Sep 25, 2013 3:22 PM   in reply to rtprtp

    Yes.

     
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    Sep 25, 2013 3:41 PM   in reply to rtprtp

    rtprtp

     

    I have Premiere Elements 7 on Windows 7 64 bit and Windows 8 64 bit. No problems.

     

    ATR

     
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    Sep 25, 2013 4:30 PM   in reply to rtprtp

    rtprtp

     

    Yes. It is a go for Premiere Elements 7 on Windows 8 64 bit (installation from the installation disc that came with my purchase of the program when it was first released).

     

    If you open 7 from the Welcome Screen, do not be put off by what you might see, that is, I see

     

    Version 7.0

    Windows Vista Multi Processor detected

     

    I have a Lenovo G580 laptop computer with Windows 8 64 bit, no Windows Vista ever.

     

    Remember that 7 was built before later Windows editions existed. To the program's credit, it did acknowledge positively the Lenevo dual core processor (the existing computer environment) in a generalized way.

     

    Premiere Elements 7 does work on Windows 8 64 bit.

     

    Any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

     

    Thanks.

     

    ATR

     

    Add On...if you get any photoshop.com messages, please cancel out of them and proceed with your Premiere Elements 7 interests.

     
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    Sep 25, 2013 6:11 PM   in reply to rtprtp

    rtprtp

     

    Great job.

     

    Keep up the good work.

     

    When you get a chance, please update us on your Premiere Elements projects progress.

     

    Thanks for the follow up. Much appreciated.

     

    ATR

     
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