Adobe Premiere Elements 9 includes all of the features you’d expect in a robust video editing application – such as easy-to-use import and capture tools, drag-and-drop editing capabilities, a great collection of built-in effects and transitions, and a wide range of video export and production tools. In addition, several new features and enhancements have been introduced in version 9 to improve the video editing process and workflow.
Since more and more people are taking videos with flip cameras, smartphones and other compact mobile devices, Premiere Elements 9 has added new import capabilities to make it easier to capture video from practically any source. Also, the software has introduced a collection of new audio tools that can be found in the Audio Effects grouping on the Edit tab. These effects can be applied to any audio clip to fix a variety of problems, such as reducing background noise and adjusting audio volume.
A fun new feature found in Premiere Elements 9 is the inclusion of the NewBlue Cartoonr Plus effect that lets you apply a professional-looking cartoon effect to any video clip. Like any other effect, you can completely customize this by modifying various settings to get some very artistic creations.
Adobe Premiere Elements 9 also includes several new sharing capabilities. Version 8 allowed you to upload videos directly to Photoshop.com and YouTube, and version 9 adds Facebook to this list. While this is a good addition, it’s not really that exciting – in fact, considering Facebook’s popularity, this is a feature that most people are going to expect from any major video editing program nowadays.
On the other hand, version 9 also introduces the ability to make a Web DVD – this is a great tool for those who want to share their videos on Photoshop.com or their own websites. With this option, you can add interactive DVD-style menus with clickable scene selectors. So now, your online videos can have the same functionality as those burned directly to disc.