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.
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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.
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.
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
There are places you can download small clips made with the SX40 to test on your system with your software
I believe the xha1 is considered a Pro- Sumer. I paid close to $3k a couple of years ago and have used 2 with PE 7 extensively for our production business. No DSLRs. So I am looking for:
- $2K to $4K range
- aperture ring
- focus ring
- XLR audio inputs
- white balance selection
The above features are at your fingertips on the xha1
- no rendering necessary when brought to timeline! This is key.
Nice to haves at fingertips but not absolutely necessary:
- nd filters
- video gain
- interchangeable lenses
! Works perfectly with windows 8 and PE11!
Any recommendations would be Greatly Appreciated!
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!
Steve, that may be just what I am looking for. Have you used this cam successfulle with PE 11 and Windows 8?
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!
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!
Steve, am I correct in assuming that PE 11 has a preset for capturing HDV from my old Canon XHA1? I will need to use it until I upgrade my camera.
BTW...thx for your comments on the new computer. Bought it yesterday .
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.
I have used PE 7,for years with the Canon XHA1 HDV with great results.
Question: can I take my programs in PE 7 and open them in PE 11?
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.
That leads me to a few more questions:
- can I load both PE7 and PE 11 on my new computer and open whichever one i want to work in?
- "But you can certainly edit video that you captured with version 7 in version 11." What type of file is that PE7 captured video?
- Does PE11 handle an .m2t file the way PE7 does?
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.
Version 11 is much more effective at working with .m2t and other high-def files than version 7.
Thanks Bill & Steve.
Could you recommend any PE 11 tutorials?
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
Steve, the new computer is now fired up.
Problem, I have a disc with PE7 for vista. Am I correct in assuming I can not install this on my new windows 8?
If so, how do I get PE 7 on Windows 8?
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.
Steve, I think you misunderstood.
I have PE7 disc for Vista. But I need to install it on windows 8.
Can I do that?
I have Premiere Elements 7 on Windows 7 64 bit and Windows 8 64 bit. No problems.
Even though the PE7 disc that I have says "windows XP/Vista?
I don't doubt you guys, just want to tell my computer guy YES.
That would be awesome!
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
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.
Add On...if you get any photoshop.com messages, please cancel out of them and proceed with your Premiere Elements 7 interests.
I have installed and given pe11 a test drive. All I can say is AWESOME!
The GUI is very intuitive and I was editing as usual in 20 minutes.
Thank you Steve and A.T. for your support. What a fabulous Forum!!
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.