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    Hi,

    I am currently using movie edit pro 2005. I am looking at getting Adobe premiere for editing wedding vidoes and was hoping someone could give me an idea of how easy/hard this software is to learn and use?

    I have to be honest in saying that I am not hugely technical but do pick things up ok if I have good instruction.

    Many thanks

    Caline

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    I am not familiar with Movie Edit Pro so it is hard to compare the two. Premiere (Pro or Elements) are not the easiest software to learn but they provide great ability in editing. I edit more than 20 weddings a year and almost exclusively use Premiere Elements with great success. I did have to purchase Premiere Pro for editing Hi Definition and because I wanted Encore DVD for DVD Authoring purposes. It is well worth the time to learn as you will most likely never need another editing solution.

    The primary thing to learn for either Pro or Elements is Keyframing. Keyframing is identical in both programs. Both programs have unlimited tracks and great effects. You can see some information about keyframing and Premiere Elements here;
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    I learned both Elements and Pro, just give yourself some time. There are great sites to help you learn such as the VideoForums/Digital Director right here, lynda.com and muvipix.com, Creative Cow, and others.
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    Seems to me peopes anwers will only reflect how long they took - and they aint you.... Too many variables for any answer to be meaningful - it seems to me.

    As a rule I would say that all editirs are technically as easy / hard to learn - but that really is the smallest part - learning to use the tool artistically and creatively is the hard bit - and that is not app dependant.

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    Adding to wgat Mr. Engels said. Down load the trials to see if you like it. Infact you download a few trials since all NLE's are a little diffrent.. I'd say the 2 big hitters for the PC are Adobe and Sony.. Iknow others will add more software to the list.. but Take a look at both and compare.. Also look at here to help you compare all the difrent software

    http://www.videoforums.co.uk/general...-software.html
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    Now cotradictimg my above....

    I found vegas a cinch as I had used sound sequencing software from sonic foundry who made the first versions of vegas - layout and bus structure was the same.

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    Some applications will make it easier, or give you the freedom to be creative, Premiere or Vegas as compared to Windows Movie Maker or Nero as an example. As Mark says, the program is only a small part of the whole. Anyone can learn any application, not everyone can learn the artistic and creative side of editing.

    Many people I know have gone to Sony Vegas and love it, well worth a look at.
    http://muvipix.com Everything you wanted to know about Premiere Elements and more

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    Yea - I suppose the more ceative an app allows you to be the ' harder' it is to get the best from it - there is just sooo much more to a decnt editor - but that isnt to say that you cant use most editors is dumbed down mode.

    I usually advise people to get something a few sizes too big if you get my meaning.

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    I do get your meaning, would much rather have something I can grow into rather than something I will grow out of really quickly
    http://muvipix.com Everything you wanted to know about Premiere Elements and more

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