If you like editing video, Adobe makes a 'sister' product called Premiere Elements - which is for video editing.
There are other programs, as well. I've used Pinnacle as well as the built in software available in both Windows and on my Mac. At this point in time, the built in video editing capabilities of the operating systems of both Mac and PC are very good - good enough that until you get really into video editing, that built in software may be all you need to make your movies.
Photoshop Elements is for editing still photos and that's where this website shines. However, there may be many people here who are good with video editing also.
Thanks for the link to Premiere Elements, cats4jan. I almost bought it once. It came with a version together with Photoshop Elements. (Not the latest version, though.) I see with version 14 it comes with the Pop effect. I like that. ("Schindler's List" and the little girl in the red coat.) And you are so right about the built in Windows Movie Maker (the older 2.6 version, that one could get with their Vista OS. I first used Virtualdub, Audacity and WMM2.6 on a WindowsXP set up to make a few video's.
Always in the pursuit of the latest version of a video editor best for chromakeying, I bought several versions of Magix's Movie Edit and Cyberlink's Power Director. I'd get so far in either and my computer would poop out. I bought the latest and greatest computer, green screens, a full green screen suit and a couple of video camera's later and found I really hated the software always wanting to do things for me. I've always liked the manual frame by frame, 60+ edits per 3 1/2 minuted video. I've always wanted to do a video like Madonna's "This Used to be my Playground" music video. I want to play with frames and Rotoscoping, but I don't own a Mac and Magix and Cyberlink don't like to play together.
Ah ha. Three posts in and I'm caught! My true passion is video editing. I really came on this forum for a specific purpose, but as per my usual self I felt it rude to get a problem solved and not really learn a program from front to back...
Lord love a duck. I just got back from walking my dog and came back with a great idea for a video. Since hardly anyone will read this, I guess I'll blabber here. Cat is on an old bass boat. My Yorkie can't see her. So my mind clicks away at how to set up the shots. Oh, but wait. The boat is in a sea of grass and over-growth in the backyard. No problem. Paint the boat blue. Dang! The dog and cat is not going to stand still for video. I know. I've tried. I have a GoPro, that I used with my dog. Even that doesn't work. Animals and kids...
I guess I'll just have to pull out my point and shoot camera's and make myself learn PSE 12. My new resolution: I'm not buying another version of a program I already have until I learn this one front to back.
Welcome to the forum, I found in the past editing videos is very time consuming & can result as boring to view or your disappointed with your results.
I'm a gopro user & as a suggestion" I done a video using my gopro to video 3 of my grandchildren heading of to the park & on the way with gopro recording I used lots of camera moments as a form of zooming, action, various camera angles whist they were riding there bikes, same with pets lots of camera angles & zooming really does turn videos into action packed recordings.
Another suggestion taking camera pictures @ 16.9 (wide angle) also make perfect videos with the vast mix of transitions you have in Adobe Premiere.
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Welcome to the forum Simply Balmy! I had to laugh when I saw your avatar because my eyes looked exactly that way when I started out with PSE a couple of years ago. I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. But you will find that the more you use it the more things will start falling into place for you. When you get into a sticky situation you will find an abundance of combined PSE knowledge here on the forum and super friendly folks willing to assist. Some of the fun features of the forum are lots of creative challenges and the means to create your very own gallery so that you can share your masterpieces with everyone.