Another area which has received a welcome boost is the built-in DVD authoring. This was rather rudimentary in the first version â€“ just preset templates where only the text could be edited. But now you can move and resize text and buttons, plus add motion menus and buttons. Youâ€™re also warned automatically if you accidentally overlap active elements. Youâ€™ll still get more control from a standalone authoring app, but functionality has now reached a level where the average home user will find that whatâ€™s built in is sufficient for their everyday needs.
DVD authoring has been greatly improved, and now offers custom button and text positioning and resizing.
Overall, Premiere Elements 2 marks Adobeâ€™s entry-level editing software coming of age. It now feels like an application in its own right rather than a cut-down of Premiere Pro. Despite the added complexity of the interface, itâ€™s actually easier to use than it was. This is still not the video editing tool for the complete novice, but if youâ€™ve tried your hand with Windows Movie Maker 2 and want more power, Premiere Elements 2 delivers as much power as youâ€™ll probably need for a very affordable price.