New version of Premiere Elements

Adobe has announced a new release of its consumer video editing program, Premiere Elements.

New features in version 12 include:

  • Improved help for novice editors
  • More than fifty free soundracks that automatically fit themselves to the duration of your video
  • Over 250 sound effects
  • An “intelligent” adaptation to your editing preferences, supposedly enabling quicker adjustments
  • Four new “film looks” to quickly give your movie that Hollywood image
  • Most usefully perhaps, motion tracking, where the software automatically moves text, graphics and effects in parallel with elements that you choose in your image.

Premiere Elements 12 for Mac or Windows costs $99 USD (about £62 GBP) or $79.99 for an upgrade (we think the latter is really quite steep for not a lot of substantial improvements other than motion tracking).

The company’s photo editing software, Photoshop Elements has also been revised and is available for the same price; you can buy both together in a bundle deal at $149.99 USD (upgrade $119.99)

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