"Rock Solid and Powerful!!!"5.0 starson
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.