The best answer I can give is... With everything new, there is a learning curve. And everything is difficult until you know how, and it becomes a routine task.
And our individual aptitude determines how swiftly we ascend to the top of the curve. I'm not a swift ascender.
But from day one, when I started back with PD4, I found PD's interface very intuitive, and in line with how I expect things to work.
PD has a lot of "Magic" this and that options, that are one button clicks that create automated movies and slide shows, etc. Highlighting isn't one of them. Highlighting a moving object in one's footage, takes a bit of elbow grease and familiarity with how to use Key Frames to create motion. But there are video tutorials available that demonstrate how to do that.
Your best bet would be to just take advantage of Cyberlink's 30 day free trial, and see if PD8 suits and works for you.
If during your trail, you have other questions, there are many friendly and knowledgeable members here who are willing to help when they can.
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