Premiere Elements 13/13.1 does not support Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Mac OSX 10.7. So, Premiere Elements 13/13.1 on your Windows Vista computer is not a consideration.
You should be able to install Premiere Elements 12/12.1 on Windows Vista 32 bit, but it like 9, would be a 32 bit application with all the limitations of a 32 bit system, including maximum supported installed RAM = 4 GB of which 3.2 to 3.0 or less of that are available. I have never used Premiere Elements on Windows Vista 32 bit, so I am not sure of its performance history on the operating system.
Premiere Elements 12/12.1 and 13/13.1 Windows are 64 bit application when run specifically on Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 64 bit.
What is the typical size of your video projects? And, what are the typical formats that you would be expecting to import, edit, export?
Please consider and then we can discuss this further.
What if I install windows7 for Premiere 12? The typical formats are m2ts and mp4. The typical size 350 -500 MB.
Thanks for the reply.
If you have Windows 7 64 bit, you should be be able to work with Premiere Elements 12/12.1 or 13/13.1 as a 64 bit application..
You should be alright. But, if you have not purchased the program yet (either version), then I suggest that you look at the tryout
of either program to determine the actual compatibility of your version with your computer environment and project goals.
The above tryout will benefit you from the point of view of the performance of the Premiere Elements Editor and the Elements Organizer that comes with it.
You can get a 13 tryout direct from Adobe.
You can get a 12 or 13 tryout from the following web site. The web site in the links below offers the tryout from Adobe, but does not sell. You would have to go to an authorized seller who still has the product in stock.
Any additional questions or need clarification, please do not hesitate to ask.
thanks a lot for your response 2 weeks ago. Now I have windows 8.1 with the system configuration I have already mentioned. I am thinking about buying a graphics card. Do you have any recommendations to make for a suitable budget card (120E max)? Should I go for GT730 or R7 250? Do you believe that I would see any significant improvement when working with premiere elements 12?
I think that the key here is going from a 32 bit to 64 bit computer operating system where Premiere Elements 11, 12, or 13 can become 64 bit application in a Windows 7 or 8.1 64 bit computer operating system. The increased computer resources implication of that should increase the frequency of getting the larger project taken to a successful complete more than before. A lot of this has to do with multitasking potential.
Premiere Elements does not support CUDA as seen in high end video cards/graphics cards. Since Premiere Elements 9, Premiere Elements has no GPU accelerated effects. But, I would decide on the best card for you based on overall computer rather than just for use in Premiere Elements. If you are interested in computer games, that will impact your card decision.
The use of a non super NVIDIA or ATI card should work for you. But, I have used neither.
I would consider more installed RAM, depending on your computer motherboard slots.
You might want to discuss the choice of the card with NVIDIA.
I suspect that
My desktop and laptop computer both use the integrated Intel HD Graphics where my strengths included installed RAM, free hard drive space, and computer processor.
Please consider. Any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.