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AdobePremiere Elements 12 for Mac and Windows (Box)
 
4.7

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to navigate (7)
  • Versatile (7)
  • Easy to customize (4)
  • Easy to collaborate across programs (3)

Cons

  • Difficult to navigate (3)

Best Uses

  • Multimedia (8)
  • Educational purposes (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (8), Business (4)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Better than ever

I had 3, and I have and was still using 8. Version 3 had some problems. Especially annoying is that when you would play your video back before rendering, the video would...Read complete review

I had 3, and I have and was still using 8. Version 3 had some problems. Especially annoying is that when you would play your video back before rendering, the video would stick, jump, get behind, or just stop. Version 8 I hoped would fix that, but it didn't, it was just as bad. Further, 8 introduced some user quirks I disliked a lot, too many to go in to.

I was hoping that 12 would at least fix the video playback problem. And, it did. Further, while all Adobe stuff has user strangenesses, this version has smoothed a lot of them quite a bit.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Bring back the old interface

With the new interface, you can't have your clip bin open and still see your video because it gets covered up. The same with the timeline; where the transitions, effects, etc. tabs...Read complete review

With the new interface, you can't have your clip bin open and still see your video because it gets covered up. The same with the timeline; where the transitions, effects, etc. tabs open, it covers the timeline. It makes it rather inconvenient and a whole lot more clicking and time consuming. I realize it is capable of duel monitor setup, but not everyone has that configuration. Although I have only tried it once, even at best quality, the DVD encoding seems to be just a bit grainy. That being said, this product has a great amount of features that any amateur to intermediate editor would want and seems to be very stable, I just wish I could have the old interface back. I would have given 4 stars, I just don't care for the new layout.

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5.0

Wonderful

By Jay

from Sacramento, CA

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Educational Purposes

      Comments about Adobe Premiere Elements 12 for Mac and Windows (Box):

      I saw the big discount from B and H and placed my order. How wonderful it is, the day I received my copy I got an email from B and H saying that Adobe just announced the release of Premiere Element 13. If you didn't get the memo and still reading my review. Please, the new edition is out, just get the new one... Unless budget is an issue, of course...

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac

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      5.0

      Love this Product

      By SlyFoxGamer

      from Glen Allen, VA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
      • Easy to Navigate

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Edit Videos
        • Multimedia

        Comments about Adobe Premiere Elements 12 for Mac and Windows (Box):

        I love this product very much. I use it edit videos for Youtube. It has everything I want for. There nothing wrong it

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • Other

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        5.0

        A good step up for enthusiasts

        By Peachsteam

        from Atlanta, GA

        About Me Enthusiastic Amateur

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Navigate
        • Helpful Guides Built In
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • None That I can Think of

        Best Uses

        • Educational Purposes
        • Multimedia

        Comments about Adobe Premiere Elements 12 for Mac and Windows (Box):

        I bought this because I needed an app that would work on both Mac and Windows systems. It will only do one at a time, so I will have to buy a second copy (or license) when I install in on my other computer. But at this price it will be worth it. I have been very impressed by what it does and how simple it is to use. I also bought a training DVD to make sure I was getting the most out of what is a most comprehensive program and I'm glad I did. This is a HUGE step up from iMovie and Movie Maker and it is hard to see what more any non-professional would need over and above what it brings. I particularly like the Guided sections which are a quick why to find out how to do something, especially if you haven't used if recently and can't remember how you did it in the past. Highly recommended to any aspiring home movie, or semi-pro movie maker.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        5.0

        Fantastic Movie & slide editing Program

        By Johnny

        from Palm Coast, Florida

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Navigate
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Multimedia

          Comments about Adobe Premiere Elements 12 for Mac and Windows (Box):

          The product arrived and I had no trouble installing it. I then went over some of the lessons and made my first slide show with titles and music. Very intuitive to use. The music feature is great you decide the length and it begins and ends perfect and natural. Still experimenting but have not found anything to complain about. Would highly recommend it.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          Excellent Software!

          By Will

          from Toronto, Canada

          About Me Amateur filmmaker, Filmmaker, Historian, Writer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Customize
          • Easy To Edit Film
          • Easy to Navigate
          • Excellent Integration
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Almost Too Simple

          Best Uses

          • Multimedia
          • Short Films

          Comments about Adobe Premiere Elements 12 for Mac and Windows (Box):

          I love using this software. It has an easy learning curve, and once you get the hang of it is very easy to manipulate. I have made one film with it, and am working on my next. It comes from me highly recommended. I only wish Adobe had something a little 'bigger' than this, but not as big as the full Adobe Premiere Pro.

          B&H also provided excellent shipping service - I received it within three days after ordering.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          4.0

          Good stuff for a home video editor

          By Paul the Amapro

          from Austin, TX

          About Me Hobbyist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Customize
          • Familiar Workflow
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Difficult to Navigate
          • Not Very Powerful
          • Obtuse At Times
          • Output Could Be Simpler

          Best Uses

          • Educational Purposes
          • Home video editing
          • Vidcasts

          Comments about Adobe Premiere Elements 12 for Mac and Windows (Box):

          I've been using this to cobble together video from a few sources along with music and voice over. I have used other video editing software before, so the basics of this were easy for me to understand. I've been able to edit several clips and make some cohesive stuff with this.

          Like a lot of Adobe software it suffers from non-standard interface and user experience pieces. This can be confusing and makes the product more difficult to use. Also, the titles feature is obtuse and a little harder to control and select elements for editing than it should be.

          I like it and as I learn I am sure I will get past a lot of these issues. Adobe has a long way to go to make their products, particularly in this category, more consistent and approachable.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          Great to have the 'right stuff'.

          By Blaine Wingate

          from Fresno, CA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Navigate

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Multimedia

            Comments about Adobe Premiere Elements 12 for Mac and Windows (Box):

            Knowing that one has the editing software that is currently in use around the globe for editing is awesome. Tutorials are prevalent and I have the basic system that I can use with the local public access channel equipment and filming for the station and then for YouTube. Keeping up the the technology like this means a lot-especially these days of quick changes/updates!

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            3.0

            Bring back the old interface

            By Craig

            from Pocono Mts., Pennsylvania

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good value
            • Powerful Editor

            Cons

            • Difficult to Navigate

            Best Uses

            • Educational Purposes

            Comments about Adobe Premiere Elements 12 for Mac and Windows (Box):

            With the new interface, you can't have your clip bin open and still see your video because it gets covered up. The same with the timeline; where the transitions, effects, etc. tabs open, it covers the timeline. It makes it rather inconvenient and a whole lot more clicking and time consuming. I realize it is capable of duel monitor setup, but not everyone has that configuration. Although I have only tried it once, even at best quality, the DVD encoding seems to be just a bit grainy. That being said, this product has a great amount of features that any amateur to intermediate editor would want and seems to be very stable, I just wish I could have the old interface back. I would have given 4 stars, I just don't care for the new layout.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            4.0

            Edits well after learning curve

            By GEG

            from Santa Clarita, CA

            About Me Experienced With Stills, New At Video

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Difficult to Navigate
            • Freezes or Crashes

            Best Uses

            • Multimedia

            Comments about Adobe Premiere Elements 12 for Mac and Windows (Box):

            Very effective for eliminating bad parts from a video clip. Interface is different from other Adobe products (Photoshop, Illustrator).Occasionally freezes in Windows 7.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            5.0

            Easy to use

            By Frederick

            from Savannah, GA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
            • Easy to Customize
            • Easy to Navigate
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Multimedia

              Comments about Adobe Premiere Elements 12 for Mac and Windows (Box):

              Recognizes and converts formats, quick easy edits, very intuitive

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Awesome Video Software

              By anniekerrpics

              from Clearbrook, MN

              About Me Cinematographer, Photographer, Photographervideographer, Photojournalist, Videographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
              • Easy to Customize
              • Easy to Navigate
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Multimedia

                Comments about Adobe Premiere Elements 12 for Mac and Windows (Box):

                Premiere Elements is a great basic all around video editing software. It's basic and easy to understand, yet is capable of doing great things. You can simply create simple movies making minor tweaks, or you can go all out adding audio, effects, and major editing adjustments. Great for anyone interested in the video world.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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                5.0

                Better than ever

                By Robin

                from Dallas Tx

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Adobe Premiere Elements 12 for Mac and Windows (Box):

                      I had 3, and I have and was still using 8. Version 3 had some problems. Especially annoying is that when you would play your video back before rendering, the video would stick, jump, get behind, or just stop. Version 8 I hoped would fix that, but it didn't, it was just as bad. Further, 8 introduced some user quirks I disliked a lot, too many to go in to.

                      I was hoping that 12 would at least fix the video playback problem. And, it did. Further, while all Adobe stuff has user strangenesses, this version has smoothed a lot of them quite a bit.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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