12 Replies Latest reply: Jun 26, 2012 7:44 AM by the_wine_snob RSS

    SD CARD Cameras & PE7

    rtprtp Community Member

      Hi All,

       

      I know this is an old topic, but maybe there is some new info available. Yes I know PE7 loves HDV, which I have used very successfully for 3 years. But I am eager to enter the modern world of File based video cams and save the capture time. Also, my clients are sending me files that I always need to render out to .m2t files before editing in PE7. The lack of efficiencies are really starting to frustrate me.So I ask the following:

       

      - Assume I have gobs of ram and and speed on my computer. Is anyone having any luck with the new file based cameras? Really hoping the answer is yes, because PE7 is absolutely awesome!

       

      - Or...should I stop asking this question, buy a juiced up Mac PowerBook and strongly consider migrating to FC Pro since it seems to work well with most of the new cams?

       

      Does anyone else feel my pain? Your input will be most appreciated.

       

      Stan

        • 1. Re: SD CARD Cameras & PE7
          Steve Grisetti MVP

          When you say "new cams", do you mean AVCHD?

           

          Premiere Elements 10 interfaces very well with AVCHD on an adequately powered computer.

          • 2. Re: SD CARD Cameras & PE7
            rtprtp Community Member

            Hi Steve,

             

            - Not necessarily AVCHD. I am looking for alternatives to MiniDV Tape.

             

            - Does PE10 work well with Vista?

             

            Stan

            • 3. Re: SD CARD Cameras & PE7
              Steve Grisetti MVP

              If you've got all of the current service packs, Vista should work almost as well as Windows 7 -- though it still leaves something to be desired. So, yes, Premiere Elements 10 works pretty well with Vista. But the 64-bit version of Premiere Elements will work on Windows 7 only.

               

              I would not recommend using standard definition, non-tape-based camcorders. It's certainly possible with Premiere Elements if you set your projects up correctly. But it's a rather inefficient editing system that will likely go away soon.

              • 4. Re: SD CARD Cameras & PE7
                rtprtp Community Member

                I am running Vista at 64 bit. Will PE10 work?

                • 5. Re: SD CARD Cameras & PE7
                  Steve Grisetti MVP

                  Yes. The 32-bit version of the software will work on Vista 64. Just not as well as the 64-bit version will run on Windows 7 64.

                  • 6. Re: SD CARD Cameras & PE7
                    rtprtp Community Member

                    Steve, thanks for all the help! One last question. If I install PE10 on my computer that has PE7, does it overide PE7, or will I still have access to both versions?

                    • 7. Re: SD CARD Cameras & PE7
                      the_wine_snob Community Member

                      I have not read of any conflicts, and there are usually none. One user here, ATR, has PrE 7, 8 and 9, but I do not recall anyone with both PrE 7 & 10, but I could have well missed that.

                       

                      As most Adobe programs install separately, and do not overwrite existing versions, that should work fine.

                       

                      Maybe a user with both PrE 7 & 10 will weigh in?

                       

                      Good luck,

                       

                      Hunt

                      • 8. Re: SD CARD Cameras & PE7
                        rtprtp Community Member

                        Thanks Bill. I am hoping that is the case. It makes sense.

                        • 9. Re: SD CARD Cameras & PE7
                          nealeh Community Member

                          I've had 7, 9 & 10 all installed at the same time (although not currently). They all coexisted well. The only issue I faced was my own stupidity when I overwrote one of the catalogs.

                           

                          Cheers,
                          --
                          Neale
                          Insanity is hereditary, you get it from your children

                          • 10. Re: SD CARD Cameras & PE7
                            rtprtp Community Member

                            Steve, just so I understand, even though I am running Vista 64 bit, I still need to install the 32 bit version of PE10, correct?

                            If so, just curious, why?

                            Thanks, Stan

                            • 11. Re: SD CARD Cameras & PE7
                              the_wine_snob Community Member

                              Good question.

                               

                              PrE 10 64-bit was written with Win7-64 in mind, but I do not know about Vista-64.

                               

                              I looked at several spec. sheets, and only saw Win7-64, but that does not negate Vista-64, it just did not list it. It might be as simple as an omission on those spec. sheets, or it might be that Vista-64, being older, was just not certified, but would still work fine? Maybe others, who are running PrE 10-64 on Vista-64, can comment.

                               

                              Wish that I could help more.

                               

                              Good luck,

                               

                              Hunt

                              • 12. Re: SD CARD Cameras & PE7
                                the_wine_snob Community Member

                                This is about as close, as I have been able to come:

                                 

                                Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 2, Windows Media Center, Windows Vista® (all applications run native on 32-bit operating systems and in 32-bit compatibility mode on 64-bit operating systems), or Windows 7 (Adobe® Premiere® Elements Editor runs native on 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems; all other applications run native on 32-bit operating systems and in 32-bit compatibility mode on 64-bit operating systems)

                                 

                                That sounds like 64-bit in Win7-64 only, but is not 100% clear to me.

                                 

                                As PrE 10 comes with both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions (at least on the physical media), you should be able to install PrE 10-64, and see if the installation completes on your Vista-64, and runs fine. If not, you can then install the 32-bit version.

                                 

                                Good luck,

                                 

                                Hunt