6 Replies Latest reply on Aug 18, 2010 7:25 PM by HollywoodPro

    Will Adobe Premiere Elements 8 meet this requirement?

    HollywoodPro

      I am running

      MS Windows XP

      Professional x64 edition

      V2003

      SP2.v4666

       

      Dell Precision PWS670

      Intel Xeon CPU 3.20GHz

      3.19GHz. 3.93 GB of RAM

       

      Import video from Canon FS 200

      Must export edited product to use as streaming video in Dreamweaver 8

       

      Will Adobe Premiere Elements 8 meet this requirement?

      Thanks

      Hollywood Pro

        • 1. Re: Will Adobe Premiere Elements 8 meet this requirement?
          the_wine_snob Level 9

          XP-64 was never supported by any Adobe program. It was only a beta, though probably some of its code might have made its way into Vista-64 and might still be around in Win7 64. Still, most users with that old beta OS have many problems. That would be the first thing that I would change.

           

          Which model of Xeon CPU do you have? Do you know the number of cores? My guess, based on the speed is a Duo-core (two cores).

           

          What format does the Canon FS200 shoot in? That can be an issue too.

           

          Are you going to be shooting SD, or HD material?

           

          Good luck,

           

          Hunt

          • 2. Re: Will Adobe Premiere Elements 8 meet this requirement?
            HollywoodPro Level 1

            Thanks for your quick reply.

            Answers:

            Number of cores=Dual core

            Format: .MOD

            Only shoots in SD

            Your suggestion for new OS would be greatly appreciated.

            HollywoodPro

            • 3. Re: Will Adobe Premiere Elements 8 meet this requirement?
              the_wine_snob Level 9

              With a Duo-core Xeon, you should be fine with SD material.

               

              With the MOD files, this ARTICLE and its links, might prove useful. Be sure to follow all the links to other articles, and especially see the replies in those by Chris at JVC, as he knows those files intimately, and uses PrE to edit them.

               

              As for OS, Win7 would be the way to go. It seems to have proved to be better than Vista, in almost every instance. The question is then - 32-bit, or 64-bit. Things to think about: PrE is not yet a 64-bit program, so cannot fully take advantage of a 64-bit OS. Win7-64 still seems to have some driver issues, but the people writing the drivers are catching up, and there is hope that by SP1, those will no longer be an issue. Also, one needs more RAM installed, to take advantage of a 64-bit OS, and your MoBo probably cannot take any more RAM. Also, the speed and connection of the RAM can be important, and your BIOS (and MoBo sockets), probably cannot take advantage of this newer RAM. If you are not planning on upgrading the MoBo and your RAM, then you will probably be much happier with a tuned Win7-32-bit OS. However, some programs are being released for 64-bit ONLY, like PrPro CS5. They will not run on a 32-bit OS. With the 32-bit OS, you do lock yourself out of some programs. It becomes a tough call, and only you can make it.

               

              Good luck,

               

              Hunt

              • 4. Re: Will Adobe Premiere Elements 8 meet this requirement?
                HollywoodPro Level 1

                The excellent explanation and the time you have provided are greatly

                appreciated and has prompted the following idea: I have a 32 bit laptop on

                which I could load Adobe Premiere Elements 8. I could then edit on my 32 bit

                laptop. Question: Could I, after the edit, load my work on a USB stick, move

                the stick to my 64bit Precision Work Station  and introduce that which was

                edited on my 32 bit laptop to Dreamweaver on my 64bit Precession Work

                Station?

                 

                 

                 

                My goal is to purchase a new 64 bit Dell work station with Widows 7 and load

                Adobe Master Collection 5.  This purchase will not be made until 2011 when,

                I understand there will be a new version of Windows 7.

                 

                 

                 

                Meanwhile I have to try to mix and match.

                 

                 

                 

                Thanks.

                 

                 

                 

                HollywoodPro

                • 5. Re: Will Adobe Premiere Elements 8 meet this requirement?
                  the_wine_snob Level 9

                  Absolutely. You would Export/Share from PrE to FLV and then can package it in DW. Depending on you Web page, you might also need to package it in SWF via Flash, or similar.

                   

                  Good luck,

                   

                  Hunt

                   

                  PS - with an inexpensive switch (think that I paid about US$ 500 for mine, but that was when gigabit was brand new. See them for about US$60 now), you could also link via gigabit LAN, and that will be very quick, efficient and easy.

                  • 6. Re: Will Adobe Premiere Elements 8 meet this requirement?
                    HollywoodPro Level 1

                    GREAT! and thanks for the LAN suggestion.

                    HollywoodPro