Pros Great features; lots of flexibility; once learned you'll never out-grow it
Cons slow to learn, variety of bugs, missing applets, real-time play-back is unstable
Summary Over-all.... if this app worked as demo'd in the total training video... it would be worth it... once you learned it... the sky is the limit... you would never need another.. unfortunatly... its glitches differ from the demo.. learning the work arounds is time consuming and should not be unecessary for a high-end app. like this... I made sure to purchase hardware off the Adobe compatibility list and many bugs still popped up... Authoring via DVDit... was total BS.... the applet never installed in the first place... P6.5 rendered as requested, saved the audio and video files, then stopped... Adobe is generally a good software MFR, there was really no excuse for those and the other bugs I found... normally I would just upgrade; in this case to Pro2.0, just because its an adobe product but you boys lost a customer on that release... sorry but two thumbs down... hope you fixed it all in Pro2.0
Pros Good , intuitive interface
Cons Unpredictable output quality, sound problems, Crashes all the time with Mac OSX only OSX app i've experienced with stability problems. Final Cut, here we come!
Pros fairly easy to learn the basics (although more difficult edits need the manual), great variety in transitions and effects, titles are much better than 6.0, potential is endless
Cons crashes too much when timelines are full of difficult edits (may need to export to avi or mp2 and reimport clip so it doesn't crash), some effects are tricky to create, title creator is slow
Cons I went to install it, and Pinnacle sent out a copy of premiere 6.5 without a valid serial number. I called Adobe who told me to call Pinnacle and around and around we go!
Summary I Purchased Premiere 6.5 in a bundle with a 1394 Intrface card and cable at a great price and I am very pleased. I was easily able to put together my first 15-minute family video with titles, effects and an audio track on the first day. The documentation and CDRom-based training are excellent and way beyond what most companies provide.