Adobe Premiere Elements® 11.0 for Windows® and Mac® OS

This document contains information to get you started with Adobe Premiere Elements 11.0. It also includes last-minute product information and updates.

Installation Notes

System Requirements

  • Windows
  • Mac OS
  • For both Windows and Mac OS


  • 2 GHz or faster processor with SSE2 support. Dual-core processor required for HDV or AVCHD editing and Blu-ray or AVCHD export.
  • Microsoft® Windows XP with Service Pack 2, Windows Media Center, Windows Vista® (all applications run native on 32-bit operating systems. They also run native in 32-bit compatibility mode on 64-bit operating systems). Windows 7, or Windows 8 (Adobe® Premiere® Elements Editor runs native on 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems. All other applications run native on 32-bit operating systems and in 32-bit compatibility mode on 64-bit operating systems).
  • 2-GB RAM.
  • Color monitor with 16-bit color video card.
  • Microsoft DirectX 9 or 10 compatible sound and display driver.
  • Windows Media Player (required if importing/exporting Windows Media formats).

Mac OS

  • 64-bit Multicore Intel® processor.
  • Mac OS X v10.6 through v10.8.
  • 2-GB RAM.

Windows and Mac OS

  • 4 GB of available hard-disk space to install applications. Additional 5 GB to download content.
  • Video adapter with latest updated drivers.
  • 1024x768 display resolution.
  • 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.
  • QuickTime 7 software.
  • Internet connection required for Internet-based services.

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Supported file formats

  • Blu-ray Disc (export only)
  • DV-AVI (import/export on Windows, import only on Mac OS)
  • DVD, Dolby®
  • Digital Stereo
  • H.264
  • HDV
  • MPEG-1 (import only)
  • MPEG-2
  • MPEG-4
  • mp3
  • QuickTime
  • Windows Media (Windows only). For a complete list, visit

Import/export of some formats can require activation via an Internet connection.

Supported video devices

Adobe Premiere Elements can capture or import video from the following devices. You can find an updated list of tested devices online.

  • DV Camcorders, including mini DV camcorders. Adobe recommends that you connect DV devices using FireWire/1394.
  • AVCHD Camcorders
  • HDV Camcorders
  • DVD Camcorders
  • JVC Everio and Everio G Camcorders
  • Flip and similar memory-based camcorders
  • Mobile Phones: To enable Adobe Premiere Elements to read content on your mobile phones in the .3GP, .3GP2, and .MPEG4 video file formats, you must have QuickTime 6.5 or later installed on your computer. For Nokia phones, install the software provided with your phone.
  • Digital still cameras
  • Webcams (see information below on capturing from webcams)
  • WDM cameras

Additional Resources and Training

Compatibility with other versions of Adobe Premiere Elements and Adobe Premiere Pro

  • You can have previous versions of Adobe Premiere Elements installed on your computer. However, do not run them simultaneously.
  • You can open projects from previous versions of Adobe Premiere Elements in Adobe Premiere Elements 11.0. However, after you save the projects in Adobe Premiere Elements 11.0, you cannot edit them in previous versions of Adobe Premiere Elements. Mac version of Adobe Premiere Elements does not support Windows projects and the other way round.
  • You cannot import Adobe Premiere Elements 11.0 projects into Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 or CS 5.5.

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