Forum Question: System fast enough for Premiere Elements 9 ?

I have viewed your excellent tutorial for the Premiere Elements 9 video editor, and as I do not get along with iMovie, I was thinking of trying this as it seems similar to the Magix programme I used to use under Windows. After reading reviews regarding APE9 being slow I wondered if my current Mac would be fast enough. It’s an early 2007 iMac 2.16 Ghz core2 with 3gig of Ram. Also is the Akamai downloader safe to install with the trial APE9. Sorry for so many questions. Thanks. Philip
Philip Hemingway

Comments: 3 Responses to “System fast enough for Premiere Elements 9 ?”

    6/16/11 @ 6:47 am

    Well, there’s an easy way to find out: try the free trial version.
    Thats the only way you’ll know.
    My feeling is that performance will be sluggish on a 2007 machine. But that’s all relative as it may be fine compared to the speed you are used to for other things.
    Not sure what you mean by the Akamai downloader. Do you mean Adobe’s downloader for getting and installing the Premiere software? If so, then yes, that’s fine. I prefer the direct downloads if they offer that, though.

    6/16/11 @ 8:49 am

    Hi Gary
    Thanks for the reply. The Akamai downloader is required to download the PE9 software. On the U.K. site (which is where I am located) you cannot download the trial without this. The Akamai apparently aids downloading the software but states it does not collect data or personal info, but it does reside on your computer after installation. If this is a safe app then I can try the software to see if it runs O.K. but I am loathe to install something that may put my Mac at risk.


      6/16/11 @ 9:57 am

      No, don’t worry about it. Adobe has been using these downloader apps for years. It is because their applications are so large that it helps to have a dedicated app to download them and manage the download instead of telling your browser to “just download this huge file.”

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