View Full Version : iMovie vs adobe prem elements for mac

01-29-2017, 11:02 PM
I have a huge amount of movies and pics of my mother. Would like to create a DVD using them in her memory and then be able to burn to a DVD to share with family.

In past I had taken course in adobe prem elements 4 and did a pretty good job of my projects.

My question is I was wondering anyone has experience iMovie and prem elements. iMovie is free but will the free one do as much as prem elements that I would have to buy.

01-30-2017, 05:41 PM
Depends what you want to do when you make your movie. I say movie because that's what you will be making initially because neither iMovie nor Prem Elements will give you a DVD at the end. You will need a DVD burning application for that.

iMovie should be sufficient for your needs initially, then you'll need either Burn(free) or Roxio Toast(not free) to make the DVD.
http://www.roxio.com/eng/products/toast/titanium/?gclid=Cj0KEQiA5bvEBRCM6vypnc7QgMkBEiQAUZftQDViQ7i 8rmwXhAi4alaR94AXKFLTZ7zRdpHHQiv1kyAaAs9z8P8HAQ

01-30-2017, 08:29 PM
Adobe Premiere Elements 15 does have DVD authoring built in. But the cost is $80 from Adobe or $70 from Amazon.



01-31-2017, 05:05 PM
Adobe Premiere Elements 15 does have DVD authoring built in.
Oops. Sorry for that.

01-31-2017, 08:02 PM
Oops. Sorry for that.

No big deal. It will be my turn to mess up the next time. :Cool:


01-31-2017, 10:57 PM
Would either of you like to take my place in the I messed up line? A few more mistakes and they'll probably hand me a permanent parking spot at the head of the line.:[

02-03-2017, 07:46 PM
i will look into some burning software but don't want to spend a lot as I am only going to do this once and probably never do it again...but then again, who knows what the future holds.

mistakes - making and accepting, all in good fun.
many times i ask for help in a very unclear way...mainly cuz i really don't understand all that i am talking about
and don't know how to relay my question.

this is a marvelous forum and all works out in the end....
thank you all for great volunteer work!!!

02-03-2017, 08:17 PM
one more thing...when trfr files to macbook air...a little box with ball on stick is in corner...
what does that mean?