a client needs a SIMPLE editing program

Adobe Community Professional ,
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She's on the ledge and I need to talk her down.  She was having problems just getting her files from her phone to her pc and then from the pc to her mac....   don't ask.  I've just spent an hour with her on the phone and zoom...  And I did have her doing simple editing in premiere about a year ago, but when she doesn't open premiere in 6 months she gets hysterical.  I've told her we could zoom and I could walk her thru the edits or just watch her and direct her actions...  She wants a simple editing program (without having to do the work necessary to figure it out - sigh).  And Imovie's too complicated for her...  

Anybody have any opinions on Premiere elements or have any other suggestions for the Mac?

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mgrenadier Adobe Community Professional , Jan 27, 2021
well she talked herself off the ledge and we'll just work together via zoom with either who directing me or me telling her what to do.  Not ideal, but if she decides to work in another program, I know I'm gonna have to learn it also. Thanks as always Kevin and John for your help.

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Adobe Employee ,
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mg,

I first suggested Rush, but even that takes persistence to learn. I think that Spark Video is the best choice for someone who needs something dead simple. Aware of it? It's quite easy.

 

 

Your client does need to buckle down and learn some basics on either Spark or Rush. If one is too ADHD, no editing program is going to be perfect. I know types like this...they are loved ones...it's hard to teach them anything. Only guided training, repetition, and follow up can help them.

If you get them hooked on Spark, it would be good to eventually "graduate" them to Rush, where you have more options and interoperability with Premiere Pro.

 

Kevin

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She's a friend and a loyal client.  I'll take a look at these and see if I think she can handle the programs.  Thanks Kevin for the ideas.

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>opinions on Premiere elements or have any other suggestions for the Mac?

 

One note is the Premiere Elements for Mac no longer shares to a DVD, that takes the Windows version

 

Having said that, you might want to take a look at the 37 you tube tutorial links I have in http://www.pacifier.com/~jtsmith/PrE2021.txt or send that link to her so SHE can copy-paste the YT links and view the tutorials and decide if she wants to give up on PPro and switch to PrElements

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well she talked herself off the ledge and we'll just work together via zoom with either who directing me or me telling her what to do.  Not ideal, but if she decides to work in another program, I know I'm gonna have to learn it also.

Thanks as always Kevin and John for your help.

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I don't think I can recommend any of the competition. 😉

 

Kevin

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