Adobe Premiere Elements 2.0

Video from any source straight to edit

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If you use a DVD camcorder, cellphone or digital camera to record video, you typically have to jump through hoops to convert it into a format that most DVD-editing software will accept. That entails at least one separate conversion tool and the navigation of an alphabet soup of settings: DivX? MPEG-2? What resolution? What frame rate? Adobe's Premiere Elements 2.0 seamlessly imports and integrates footage from any source, so you can burn a DVD without worrying about formats. And it accepts video over the more ubiquitous USB as well as over Firewire. $100