8 Replies Latest reply on Apr 8, 2011 1:16 PM by the_wine_snob

    First time user - Premiere Elements 9

    COhOLiC1 Level 1

      Hello!

       

      I was wondering if anyone could help me.

       

      I downloaded the trial version of PE9 and I have decided that it's the program for me.

       

      Problem is that I downloaded this onto my mid range laptop which will not be able to carry out the projects I have in mind.

       

      Now all I have to do is get a desktop PC suitable for running the program efficiently - this is where I need help.

       

      I'm not up to speed on processors, graphics etc. but I'm looking to film and edit our own music videos in 25 fps HD and my camera records to .mts files - is this AVCHD?

       

      Can someone help me decide which PC's are best for the job and within my price range (up to £750 ish) - and probably from the PC World site - http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/desktop-pcs/706_7021_70021_xx_xx/xx-criteria.html.

       

      Thank you for your time!

        • 1. Re: First time user - Premiere Elements 9
          Steve Grisetti Adobe Community Professional

          Chuck, at Premiere Elements support site Muvipix.com, has done a terrific job of putting together real world specs for video editing.

           

          He's even broken it down, based on your budget and needs.

          http://muvipix.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1640

           

          Though, for current versions of Premiere Elements, I wouldn't recommend less than his dual-core processor recommendations.

           

          And, for editing AVCHD and other hi-def sources, I wouldn't recommend less than a quad-core processor.

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          • 2. Re: First time user - Premiere Elements 9
            COhOLiC1 Level 1

            Thanks for the reply.

             

            I'm thinking something like the

            DELL Studio XPS 8100 / 650

            ProcessorIntel® Core™ i5-650 Processor
            - 3.2 GHz
            - 2.5 GT/s DMI
            - 4 MB Smart Cache
            Operating SystemGenuine Windows® 7 Home Premium
            RAM- 6 GB
            Graphics cardATI Radeon HD 5450
            - 1GB memory
            Screen typeNone
            Hard drive1 TB
            Optical disk driveDVD rewriter
            Memory card readerYes
            USB8 USB 2.0 ports
            Modem/Ethernet10/100/1000 Ethernet
            Wi-FiWiFi 802.11b/g/n
            BluetoothNo
            Video interface1 x DVI, 1 x HDMI
            Audio interfaceS/PDIF
            TV outputHDMI
            Extension card slot1 x PCI-Express
            Sound7.1-channel
            WebcamNo
            Keyboard & MouseWireless keyboard and mouse
            Software includedWorks 9, McAfee 30 days trial
            Size407.75 x 185.81 x 454.67 mm
            Weight10.18 kg

             

            or

             

            MEDION I5 X10 I5650

             

            ProcessorIntel® Core™ i5-650 Processor
            - 3.2 GHz
            - 2.5 GT/s DMI
            - 4 MB Smart Cache
            Operating SystemGenuine Windows® 7 Home Premium
            RAM- 4 GB
            - DDR3 RAM
            Graphics cardATI Radeon HD5450 (Cedar) graphics processor
            Screen typeNone
            Hard drive1TB SATA
            Optical disk driveDVD Re-Writer
            Multi format CD/DVD burner supporting all usual CD/DVD standards
            Memory card readerYes
            USB2 x front
            6 x rear
            FireWire1 x rear
            Modem/Ethernet10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet
            Wi-FiWLAN USB Dongle b/g/Draft n
            BluetoothNo
            Video interfaceHDMI/ DVI-I/D-SUB
            Audio interface6 x 3.5 mm; 1 x optical SPDIF
            TV outputHDMI
            Extension card slot1 x PCI
            1 x PCIex1
            1 x PCIe x16
            Keyboard & MouseWireless keyboard and mouse
            Software includedMicrosoft Works 9.0 including MS Office H+S edition 60 day trial
            Bullguard antivirus (90 days trial)
            CyberLink Power2 go
            SizeHeight: 599 mm
            Width: 245 mm
            Depth: 498 mm
            Weight9.6 kg

             

             

            Do you guys reckon either of these are up to the job?

             

            Thanks

            • 3. Re: First time user - Premiere Elements 9
              nealeh Level 5

              Both should do the job. You may want to up the RAM to 8GB (I'm assuming W7-64bit). The major problem is that both only offer one hard disk. Two is really a minimum, ideally three. This is because there is a lot of disk activity required when processing video - it is better to spread the load across multiple disks. Note these are real physical disks we are talking about, *NOT* partitions.

               

              Cheers,
              --
              Neale
              Insanity is hereditary, you get it from your children

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              • 4. Re: First time user - Premiere Elements 9
                COhOLiC1 Level 1

                Thanks for the info!

                 

                Would it be a bad decision to go with 32 bit?

                 

                I really don't know.

                 

                I've never used a 64 bit system before or windows 7.

                 

                Running Vista 32 bit on my laptop just now.

                 

                PE9 looks like a great program to use - I just hope I make the right decisions when buying the PC!

                • 5. Re: First time user - Premiere Elements 9
                  rdnelson Level 2

                  I would go with a 64 bit OS especially if you are getting 6 GB RAM in the PC.   You would not be able to use the RAM above 4 GB with a 32 bit OS for any application so the extra investment in additional memory is basically wasted.  With a 64 bit OS, PrE will have almost a full 32 bit address space (because the application is still 32 bit) for memory allocation.  PrE will be much happier with the available memory.

                   

                  I noticed the Dell computer does not mention a firewire port.  Is this needed to pull media from your camera(s)?

                  • 6. Re: First time user - Premiere Elements 9
                    nealeh Level 5

                    If you are buying JUST for PRE9 then it makes little difference if you go 32-bit or 64-bit as PRE9 is a 32-bit application. And if you do go 32-bit then there is little point going above 4GB memory.

                     

                    But .... (isn't there always a but?) the computing world is inexorably going 64-bit and if you want future proofing then W7-64 is the way to go. In which case go for the 8GB RAM. This is because, while PRE9 cannot use more than around 3.5GB, Windows itself will use up to the maximum making it easier for PRE to access its maximum.

                     

                    Cheers,
                    --
                    Neale
                    Insanity is hereditary, you get it from your children

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                    • 7. Re: First time user - Premiere Elements 9
                      Barneschevelle

                      I can't even get the program to install using the downloaded version which I bought.. It errors at installing required share technologies and starts an install roll back. Tech support is a joke. I phoned sales and offered to buy a disk and was told I would have to pay 109 dollars for them to send me a disk. What kind of a company is adobe?

                      • 8. Re: First time user - Premiere Elements 9
                        the_wine_snob Level 9

                        As we are but lowly users of Adobe products, you should take this up with Adobe Customer Service.

                         

                        As for the installation issues, this is a general CHECKLIST for installing most Adobe programs. For specific installation issues, Adobe Technical Support is usually pretty good, and installation issues are supported free. Sorry that they did not help you.

                         

                        Good luck,

                         

                        Hunt