"If it works.."on by galen1969
Pros They bought the software, so at least the core functions might perform
Cons Pinnacle owns it now. I thank the CNET reviewers for mentioning the other products that compete. I know where to look for an alternative.
Summary Another product from Pinnacle that they'll modify until it doesn't function properly. No doubt, it will be another software scam before they're done.
Pros The product is lame.
Cons bought product lost registration key
Summary I purchase this product and loaded onto my computer the product worked fine, not worth the cost but fine. After a few months I purchased a new computer, big mistake. I had forgotten the product needed a registration key #. After calling the company and many hours of looking for the original box and registration, I gave up. Do me a favor go with another program, Adobe or Sony is good, but please don't give this company your business.
Pros Full featured
Cons Unstable - works only on the most simple project
Summary Before you buy this product go to the Pinnacle user forums and look at the 1000s of posts from people trying to get this unstable software to work. Or go to ZDNET.co.uk and see the 87% negative ratings
Pros Backround rendering. compatible whith lots of plug-ins(xplode pro,adorage,boris) if you know how to install them .very good dv codec .very stunning 3d performance whith latest nvidia AGP and radeon carts.it only needs a firewire cart and a fast pc to work
Cons you need at least a 2.66 mhz HT p4 whith 1gb ram,64 mb AGP cart and a second 7200 rpm HD for video to work efficiently.you have to know a few thinks about video editing to adjust edition for working properly.
Summary I knew nothing about editing videos six months ago and started with Pinnacle Studio. I upgraded to Edition and have gone through the typical learning curve of learning any new software by reading the Quick Start manual and then like Nike says "Just do it". I have made my share of mistakes and been stuck a few times, but in the end, I have produced videos that stun friends and family with their professional look. I have accomplished the above with Edition 4.5, which will soon be upgraded with version 5.0, which will have better user manuals and more features, like scene detection and DVD authoring. By the way, the CNET reviewer is simply wrong when he states that Edition does not import CD audio. Every movie I have made has audio from CDs. This software has remarkable features like Auto Save, which is constantly saving your work in the event of a crash. As with any video editing program, it is critical that you have a fast processor, 512 Meg or better RAM and a separate HD for your video files. For anybody who is serious about editing video as a hobby, I highly recommend Pinnacle Edition. Even as a beginner, I have been thrilled with what I have created using this software. By the way, if you have a DVD burner in your PC, you can burn straight from the Timeline. By making DVDs, friends and family have instant access to your productions. This is a great product.