Pros Intuitive. Puts out good quality finished production.
Cons Owner's manual not helpful enough.
Summary This is a good product but learning how best to utilize it has been a stuggle. The manual that came with the software seems to only touch the surface and is not user friendly. The index in the back is sparce and there's simply not enough educational material available to self learn this software. I'd love to see a much more comprehensive teaching manual made available by the manufacturer or others well versed in the product.
"Super awesome!"on by kdog24
Pros Stable! Once you learn the interface this program because super powerful! Fast and intelligent!
Cons Not for the computer illiterate
Summary Super powerful. Never has video editing been so easy to take from camcorder to DVD. I love this software! I highly recommend purchasing the bundle pack that includes Photoshop elements. These two programs allow you to do so much together!
The only downside is that this software is not for the newbie. You must have a fair amount of computer skills. But even if you don't, Adobe offers a ton of training online at their website (for an additional charge), but this software is definitely worth it!
Pros If all the supposed capabilities worked, it would be an awesome package.
Cons I'm operating the software on a MacBook Pro. I've had the computer a month and upgraded everything I could on the machine at the time of purchase. The Premier Elements 9 software continually randomly crashes. I've had particular difficulty burning DVD's o
Summary I'm really disappointed with producing the final product to anything (DVD, iPhone, YouTube, Web, or anything else. I wish I would have read the reviews before spending $150 and countless hours learning the software.
"Good but..."on by lwishart
Pros Easy to use. I burned my first DVD of our recent holiday right out of the gate without looking at the manual. My wife was very impressed! Title page, different transitions, music, etc...
Cons The pictures seem fuzzy. They are not as clear on the DVD as they are in the Olympus Master software. I will have to see if I can fix that.
Summary I am very pleased with the results and the ease of use with my first attempt. I have to figure out why the pictures are not as clear as Olympus Master 2 software, which came with my camera.I would recomend this product to anyone who would like to display their pictures with a professional looking presentation.
Updated on Sep 20, 2008
Pros Have not discovered them yet
Cons Cannot record live or use clips from computer
Summary If you want to record live from a camera (without recording to onboard tape first), search online and you will find the advice to turn off automatic scene detection. This is possible only with the Pro version. It also would not compile video clips taken with another software package (Pinnacle). The program is totally useless to me, since these are the only things I need it for - recording live classical music without the subtle hums and rattles of a camera mechanism, or perhaps (as I had hoped) compiling them into a dvd at something more than the glacial speed of Pinnacle.