The newly launched version 6 of Adobe’s Premier Elements software, does not support HD-DVD.
The Pocket-lint site reports that Adobe has succumbed to pressure from Sony, to support only the rival Blu-ray HD format with its latest Premier Elemenets movie-editing software, although Adobe has not endorsed this view.
Adobe works closely with Sony, and both Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements are included as standard with Sony Vaio PCs.
The HD DVD format has also recently gained support, with Toshiba and Acer both choosing to install HD DVD drives in newer laptop models rather than Blu-ray.
The format war looks set to continue for some time.