Version 4 may be available on eBay -- but it's over 10 years, which is an eternity in terms of technology.
Version 4 could pretty much work well with miniDV and HDV tape-based video, and that's about it. Everything else was a hybrid solution. It certainly can't edit AVCHD or MP4 or non-camcorder video.
It's also based on 32-bit architecture, so it can't use more than 3 gigs of RAM and it certainly won't benefit in any way from an advanced graphics card.
So it's kind of like buying a 1982 Chrysler. You might still be able to do it -- but you're kind of locking yourself in to some pretty primitive technology.
Thank you for your quick reply!
Okay, so you don't think it's anyhow possible to still obtain a new copy, directly from Adobe or from elsewhere?
The idea behind the new computer and graphic card is also to keep at least the option open for a more recent version of Premiere, just in case we would ever succeed in convincing our boss to switch (or the program really breaks down and there is no other option anymore than moving forward).
Do you think that Premiere 4 (or also other versions or Premiere) would at least work with this card or would you really advice another one?
Here the full specs we have so far in mind (adviced by a company which is specialized in building computers but of course they are not specifically known with Adobe software):
- Processor XEON 2,4 with 6 cores 3,2 GHz per core
- 1 TB HDD hard disc
- 16 GB Ram and 2 x 8 GB will be added to finally get 32 GB Ram
- Graphic card nVidia Quadro M4000 - 8 GB
Any feedback is welcome since we are definitely not experts by ourselves and only know what we are able to research by ourselves on the internet and from advice from others.
Many greetings and again already many thanks,
Much depends on the model of camcorder you're getting your video from.
But with those specs, you definitely want to look into Premiere Elements 14. Version 4 would be wasted on a machine that powerful.
Why do you need a new copy.
Duplicate the cd or dvd you already have.
No way Adobe has an E4 lying around.
And I doubt it will run on the new machine.
It is like tying to run a Deux Chevaux on a Formule 1 engine.