I am tired of this program...
Ok, the only shining star in having Premiere elements 8 is the community forum that discusses the issues with it. They have been helpful in what I feel is ultimately a losing cause.
Starting with creating something as simple as a slide show (which I was told PE8 is not good for, so why buy it???). It cant handle large amounts of photos, it locks up frequently with the:
"running low on memory, save now!" message that we all know.
And I have a dual core, overclocked with 4gb ram and a ati radeon 4800 vid card (oc'd too) that are all running stable even with the program running.
I gave up on the slideshow that I spent many hours putting together, cant render a file to dvd, the program just shuts down on its own
Next up, DV capture. I have plenty of available space, it starts capture and randomly shuts down, one time 25 mins in, another time 2 mins in to a video capture. It doesnt have an error message, it just shuts down.
So I figure maybe its my camcorder (sony dcr trv240), tested with 2 other programs, windows media maker and cyberlink powerdirector/producer. Both pulled the file in without a problem, not to mention they load up in seconds vs PE8 which has a 60 second splash screen to start while it loads
So if anyone has any magic cure, I will try again. Based on what I read on the boards so far and the fact that the post most people are going to is the one about program lockups, I think that is a telling sign that this program is garbage
Maybe if I spend $5,000 on a system it will run, but if I have that kind of money then I would buy a professional suite of editing software.
Be warned if considering this program! Do not purchase unless you enjoy frustration around every corner!