Originally Posted by tingham
I know you like Premier Elements Bill. I ordered the Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 & Adobe Premiere Elements 11 bundle this week for a good price..$69.99. I think I posted the deal in this thread. My wife needed raw support for her pictures so I thought I would check both software's out with the bundle.
I'm having second thoughts on the Photoshop Elements though now. My wife said her photography buds prefer Adobe Lightroom for there raw editing. I will have to do some research as photo editing software is not my expertise. I have until Christmas so I want to make the right choice.
You say Elements supports 1080/60p. What file formats will it output 1080/60p to and at what bitrate?
I bought Lightroom too. Lightroom can do a lot with a batch of photos and is weak with video. I shot 100 RAW photos of my granddaughters in terrible light. In Lightroom I fixed one and applied the fix to the rest. In Photoshop, Elements or Pro, you fix one at a time. So for my 9,000 photos I'm going to use Lightroom to organize and "adjust" them. When there is one that can benefit from some serious work, I will use Photoshop.
Video is different. Lightroom will help at keeping track, but does little to "adjust" clips. So, for video, my workflow is different. I copy the video files to a project folder, work on them, produce a video and then save the entire folder somewhere. Output from Premier Elements 11 has so many choices it is not practical to list them. The problem with output is finding an optimum preset for the viewing device. Yes, you can output to a 1080p60 file (and set the bitrate) with Premier Elements 11, but how does anybody view it? Instead, Premier Elements 11 provides optimized choices to provide output from Blu-Ray to Vimeo. You pick based on who is gong to look at what you make.
Your photographer wife who shoots RAW needs Lightroom and Photoshop, Elements or Pro. As a vidographer, you only need Premier Elements or Pro.