I would like to use Premiere Elements with XAVC S formatted video. I see the specs call for dual-processor i5 for AVCHD video and i7 processors for XAVC S format. I have i5 quad-processors. Will the fact that it is a quad-processor permit me to use it with an i5 or will the performance be poor.
You need to test this but I am expecting poor performance.
System requirements for software are usually too low.
I too think it's at least worth a try. Quad core i5s can be pretty good performers with Premiere Elements.
Which processor do you have? If it rates at least a 7000-8000, you should be in pretty good shape.