These are all valid complaints, Alan -- except one.
>Note; apparently PRE 7 would prefer to work with DV avi files for best results, yeah and I’d like to hit the lottery too.
It's not really fair to ask the program to do what is beyond its capabilities -- and expecting it to edit native Divx is a little like pouring kerosene into your gas tank and then blaming Ford because your car won't run right.
Premiere Elements is a DV-AVI editor with capabilities for handling HDV and AVCHD files. Everything else it edits, it edits as hybrid file. Properly tuned and with regular rendering, it does a decent job with MPEGs and VOBs. But Divx files are a whole other animal. And it's not really fair to judge the programs performance based on the fact that it chokes on them.
Otherwise, using a DV-AVI workflow, feel free to rip the program to pieces! It does have its share of liabilities. But, in the proper context, it's advanatages far, far outweigh them.
Thank you for the response I stand corrected. I am sure you can appreciate I have processed a lot of information in a short period of time, trying to understand, evaluate and interpret meanings. I’m sure I inadvertently made mistakes in my understandings as a learning curve that intense takes a lot longer than I gave it but hey I am old guy who loves taking photos of train and PSE 7 works great for that.
I have kept all the notes and suggestions and will work at my pace and you will hear from me again down the road.
Alan, a grafton
Glad to have you aboard the forum, Alan. Let us know you've got any questions.
BTW, what's a Grafton?
I am old guy who loves taking photos of train and PSE 7 works great for that.
Now, if O. Winston Link had just had PrE!
Good luck with PrE. It's really a good little program and is very powerful.