Adobe Premiere Elements 15 Review

Kelly By: Kelly | Last updated June 5, 2017

Adobe Premiere Elements 15 video editing software box

9.0 / 10

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PROS:

  • Three main operating modules
  • Guided mode interactively teaches you how to use the software
  • 102 editing tracks
  • Quick Export tool

CONS:

  • It only allows limited device optimization
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SUMMARY:

Adobe Premiere Elements 15 is a great video editing software that is very easy to use and offers a Guided mode so you can create projects while learning how to fully use the software. It has a large library of preprogramed effects and it has a few advanced tools you can make use of if you have the know-how. If you invest time into fully mastering this video editing software, you will be fully satisfied with its capabilities.

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Adobe is one of the most recognizable names in the video editing software industry. With products like the Adobe Reader, Photoshop and Illustrator, Adobe has become a household name when it comes to media management and customization. The latest version of its video editing software, the Adobe Premiere Elements 15, lives up to that standard and justifies the company’s good reputation. The software is meant for wider, commercial use, primarily for casual users and hobbyists. It has a wide array of basic functions that are simple enough to grasp, so anyone in your family can use them.

Performance and Features

Adobe Premiere Elements 15 has three video editing modes: Quick, Guided and Expert. Since the module names are descriptive, each mode does exactly what its name suggests. The Quick mode is used in situations when you want to create a fast and not too intricate video with minimal editing. All you have to do is pick which footage and media you want in your new video and the software does the rest by automatically arranging the clips into the timeline. After it finishes, you can modify the file further if you wish to fine tune it, or you can leave it the way it is.

The Guided mode is basically your personal virtual tutor that gives you all the necessary information on the tools and features you can find in the Premier Elements. Since it guides you through all editing options in the app, this module is extremely useful if you want to acquire the know-how you can later use to make more complex edits on your video projects.

The Expert module is, as it’s names suggest, meant for the users who are well familiar with video editing software and can find their way around more advanced features. In this mode, there are no tips and tricks or tutorials, just the timeline and the tools and features you can use. The software comes with 102 video and audio editing tracks you can use to customize each media sample individually.

Adobe Premiere Elements 15 comes with an average sized library of 400 preprogramed effect, transitions and other objects that allow you to fully customize your project even if you’re not necessarily that tech-savvy. Although the app allows you to do deep video and audio edits, this falls under the more complex processes you can do, so you’ll probably need some time before you fully understand all the functions and tiny tweaks you can use.

Once your project is finished, you’re going to want to share it with the world, and Adobe gives you several ways of finding your audience. The Quick Export feature creates a video file that you can save on your computer, while you also have the option of optimizing your media file for a specific playback setting (computer, TV, tablet, smartphone etc.). Although the optimization tool gives you the elementary options for adjusting your video for playback on different devices, other top tier video editing software in our review lets you go further and specifically fine-tune your project for playback on iOS or Android. Nevertheless, in today’s day and age if something isn’t online, it virtually doesn’t exist. So, if you decide to share your video with the world, Adobe’s video editing software allows you to directly upload your project to YouTube, Facebook or Vimeo. This saves you a lot of time since you don’t have to do it manually and individually on each of those websites, while the app optimizes the video specifically for each site.

Features:

  • Audio mixer
  • 102 editing tracks
  • Shake Reduction
  • Guided Edits
  • Create dynamic collages
  • Clear the haze
  • New Remix
  • Face Detection
  • Enhanced Search
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Price:  $99.99

Performance

Adobe Premiere Elements 15 has all the elements we look for in a great video editing software. It has a very small learning curve and by using the Guided mode you can overcome any obstacle in a very short time. It has over 400 effects, transitions and templates you can use to personalize and customize you video projects. This video software is optimized to work best with casual users, but it also has a healthy number of advanced features for more serious users.

Help/Support

Website: www.adobe.com/products/premiere-elements.html

Facebook: www.facebook.com/PremiereElements

If you run into any problems with any features or tools while you’re editing your project, for a quick solution you can click the question mark in the right corner of the window. This action will lead you to a help page on Adobe’s website that has the answer to the specific feature you clicked about. This is great since it saves you a lot of time in browsing the help page trying to find the answer you’re looking for. Depending on the support package you purchased with your software, you can contact a customer support representative by phone or live chat.

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