Summary: This is a awsome video editing program.\ Very stable, never crashes, and i'v had it for a while. Its got tons of features and it will take a while to learn all of them, but you can make basic videos by the 2nd day. It reguires a hefty computer, i have a P4 @ 2.4 gigahertz, a lighting fast motherboard, 700 something ram and the program is still asking for more.
Summary: I'm fairly computer literate, and bought this software following a friend's recommendation. I did so about a month after buying my first camcorder, a DV one to be precise. So I think you can take it as read that I knew pretty much nothing going into this - hey, I like flashing the cash! To be brutally honest, when I first got started with PremierPro I found it pretty daunting, given the sheer volume of possibility it conveys.
Summary: Adobe Premiere is an advanced peice of video editing software. As with most adobe products, the interface is not intuitive and takes time to learn...but it's worth it. Several users have commented about the manual, but I think that the best way to learn anything on computers, ADobe Premiere included, is to teach yourself. You may have to spend a couple hours figuring it out (or, depending on your experience, a couple months...
Summary: If you've never edited video before REGARDLESS of your intellegence, then this program is NOT for you. This is an awsome video editing for anyone who has a basic understanding of editing software. If you have never used this before you will be Lost and never found again. Too bad so sad, thats the fact jack. If you have used a previous version or anything similar, the you will have the biggest orgasm of your life with Premiere Pro.
Summary: I was surprised to read that a few reviewers had trouble learning this software. It is true that the user guide is a 330-page monster that serves better as a reference than a tutorial, but with just a little experimentation, I discovered many advanced tricks and put them to use in my first sequence.
Summary: Those familiar with Premiere 6.0 and 6.5 won't find anything too different to begin with, when getting to grips with 7.0. This simply means that work in progress won't be interrupted with familiarisation with any radically new interfaces, and where have the tools been hidden. New and useful features include the ability to directly import and edit MPEG and QuickTime files, which is handy, instead of having to transcode such files into the AVI files that previous versions...
Summary: The guy above said he cant get a simple sequence? Well i had never tried any video editing program until i tried adobe premiere 5. Now i own Adobe Premiere Pro and i must say its the best video editing software i have used. I have tried pinnacle junk, Final cut Pro, all the macintosh stuff and more but by FAR Adobe Premire Pro is the best. I find it very simple, and it is so powerful. There are soo many filters and endless options.
Summary: Adobe Premiere Pro is as sophisticated and advanced software package as any other Adobe project, designed for professional and "prosumer"-level users. You have to go through a certain learning curve, invest hours in learning, but once you are through, you will be fully rewarded by the flexibility of the program and its nearly endless possibilities.