Kim Cavanaugh
Technology Program Specialist

1. Premiere Elements in the Classroom--Optimize and Organize for the Classroom

Technical Tutorial Published 8/19/10 Last updated on 5/16/18
Premiere Elements in the Classroom is a 14 lesson series from Palm Beach County Schools that focuses on both the technical aspects of using the software along with its practical application in the classroom. These lessons are applicable across the curriculum and are designed for teachers who are using Premiere Elements 8. Lesson 1 Topics: A.The value of video classroom projects B.Practical considerations for the classroom C.Welcome screen D.Purpose of the Organizer E.The Organizer user interface

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  • Adobe Premiere Elements

    Organize, edit, create, and share your videos.

Custom Standards

These lessons are applicable across the curriculum and are aligned to ISTE NETS standards.

ISTE Standards
Students: Creative Communicator, Students: Innovative Designer, Students: Computational Trainer, Students: Knowledge Constructor

Premiere Elements 8, Digital video camera

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Ahmed Belal

Posted on 12/6/18 10:03:56 AM Permalink

​Thanks for Sharing

Vincent Doud

Posted on 12/7/16 9:35:13 PM Permalink

​Why doesn't the video show up when I click on the individual lessons?

Adobe Education

Posted on 5/31/11 3:10:24 AM Permalink

Hi Cheryl,

I'm very sorry to hear you are having these problems. It sounds like your computers shuold be able to handle it. For Premiere Elements 8 the system requirements are:

  • 2GHz processor with SSE2 support; 3GHz processor required for HDV or Blu-ray; dual-core processor required for AVCHD
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 2, Windows Media Center, Windows Vista®, or Windows 7
  • For Windows XP: 512MB of RAM (2GB required for HD editing, including HDV, AVCHD, or Blu-ray)
  • For Windows Vista and Windows 7: 1GB of RAM (2GB required for HD editing, including HDV, AVCHD, or Blu-ray)
  • 4.5GB of available hard-disk space
  • Color monitor with 16-bit color video card
  • 1,024x768 monitor resolution at 96dpi or less
  • Microsoft DirectX 9 or 10 compatible sound and display driver
  • DVD-ROM drive (compatible DVD burner required to burn DVDs; compatible Blu-ray burner required to burn Blu-ray discs)
  • DV/i.LINK/FireWire/IEEE 1394 interface to connect a Digital 8 DV or HDV camcorder, or a USB2 interface to connect a DV-via-USB compatible DV camcorder (other video devices supported via the Media Downloader)
  • QuickTime 7 software

You may want to make sure you have enough space on your hard-disk - above it says 4.5GB but it's probably recommended to have more. If the problem persists you should contact Adobe Customer Service as this should be remedied for you immediately.

Hope this is helpful!

~Adobe Education

Cheryl Graham

Posted on 5/19/11 7:37:33 PM Permalink

I need someone to tell me what type of video card, RAM requirements, processing speed and/or anything else necessary to use Premiere Elements 8 effectively. I have new computers in my classroom but whenever I try to use the software, the computers crash. I'm not sure why but I would upgrade whatever is necessary to make the lab work correctly. I have Windows 7 operating system. I'm tempted to switch to Macs and use iMovie.

My Computer Specs:

Rating: 4.3 - Windows experience index

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 870 @ 2.93 GHz 2.93 GHz

Installed RAM: 4.0 GB

System type: 64 bit Operating System

Eva LaMar

Posted on 11/6/10 1:05:37 AM Permalink

As with all of your tutorials, this is nicely paced and easy to follow. Thanks for sharing.