- Native AVCHD clip editing
- Sceneline edit mode good for casual editors
- Lets you create and burn DVD projects within the application
- Stores, ranks, and tags video files with the Elements 9 Organizer.
- Casual editors will run up against complexity quickly
- Media downloader sometimes crashes while importing iPhone videos
- Rendering required for best playback
- Spacebar for play/pause doesn’t work everywhere
- Lack of expected interactivity and responsiveness from the interface for a Mac application.