But I think us old dogs can still learn new tricks 9maybe slower and with a little pain, hehe). Since we are talking about "non-pro", I think most of these program should do ok, (Sony, Nero, Corel, Roxio, etc.). I think what's important are the features in these program...and do you need them. I have not compare PE8 (it's 10 now) and Sony in detail but there is one feature in PE I find very interesting.."motion bubble". Personally I have no use for it but I can see people with kids into sport could use that very nicely.
Yeah, compare the features; if you you like them..get it. Us old dogs can still learn new tricks!
I wonder whether there's a widespread opinion about these two video editing packages. If anyone has used both, please tell me which one you prefer. If you can, please briefly explain the reason for your preference.
I've been using Sony Vegas Movie Studio Platinum (not their professional editor) for a couple of years. That's basically the only one I've used. I guess I like it, but I don't have a lot of experience with video editing software, so I've been wondering whether I might be missing some great non-pro features available from any of the competing programs. I say "non-pro" because I'd certainly like the better consumer-level product, but I'm not trying to go "hog-wild" with a professional-level version.
I've been tempted to try Adobe Premiere Elements, so I downloaded a trial copy. I suppose I haven't looked hard enough yet, but the Elements interface looks beyond foreign to me. I'm not saying Elements isn't good ... I've hardly tried it. But unless someone chimes-in to tell me how fantastic Elements is, I think I'll stop trying to figure out how to use it. The learning curve for an "old fossil" like myself seems to be a significant challenge that might not be worth investigating further.
P.S.: If Bob Proffitt see this, thanks again for the great, great router you recommended a couple of year ago. As always, your expertise is greatly appreciated.