I have used Premiere Elements in the past (up to Premiere Elements 9) but only once per annum to edit the past year's video of my Grandchildren. The change now is that I am using a Panasonic HC-V520 and have been shooting in 1080 50p. Premiere Elements 9 doesn't support this format I believe.
My questions are:
1 Can Premiere Elements 12 import and edit this format?
2 If the answer is yes to question 1, can I mix older footage from my old Sony Camcorder with this newer footage for edit in Premiere Elements?
3 Can I then output to either a Blu Ray disc to play on my DVD Player or an ordinary DVD disc to play on an older DVD Player which is not blu ray compatible?
4 Am I wasting my time in recording in 1080 50p and should I instead be recording new footage in a different format?
Thanks for any help you can give me.
3. No. DVD players can't play BluRay discs -- even if they are burned to a DVD disc.
4. 1080p50 is a perfectly legitimate mode for shooting, particularly if you're shooting video with a lot of action, since it has double the actual frames of 1080i50. However, your output video may or may not actually have 50p frames (or even be 1920x1080), depending on what form of media you're publishing as. The BluRay files that Premiere Elements outputs, for instance are 50i.
Thanks Steve for such a prompt, concise answer. I've ordered my copy of Premiere Elements 12 now.