Pros Don't know, doesn't work
Cons Doesn't work
Summary I can't get this software to do anything. I've downloaded their update patch, but it hasn't helped a bit.
When I try to open an mpeg-2 on hard drive to edit it, I get an error message with bizarre characters and a string of numbers. When I try to add the file to edit it, the program hangs indefinitely making it unusable. When I tried to capture the video again through MF 3 (what a waste of time, since I already had the video on hard drive), the program froze before half an hour was up.
What is the point if I can't use this?
I was going to try Pinnacle 9, but reviewers pointed out it is very buggy, too. I may try TMPGEnc DVD Author, which many experienced at editing and authoring seem to use and like.
Pros easy to use,fast to burn
Cons none so far
Summary I bought this one for 20 dollars and it is a god sent.I tried many home video softwares like: Pinnacle studio 9,pinnacle studio plus,PowerDirector 3.I found Ulead Disc Creator Movie Factory 3.0 is the best software for me.It is very easy to use without reading manual and it take only 45 minutes to burn 1 hour miniDV to DVD .It will take 4 hours to burn the same to DVD.I already give up on Pinnacle.If you want to enjoy a cup of coffee while watching Ulead Disc creator burn DVD please go out and buy this software.It makes your life easy.
Pros Nice video editor, easy to use. It also comes with a number of very nice DVD menu templates
Cons The DVD I created is the most horrible thing I have seen
Summary This software came with my Pioneer DVD burner, so I did not think about buying something else. Well, so far.
I have to admit that editing the video was a blast. It was especially helpful in creating the menus. it comes with a nice selection of templates.
HOWEVER, the DVD I burned is awful. I played the disc on my progressive scan dvd player connected to an HDTV monitor. The picture was horrible. The picture is pixelated. Motion, even not so fast ones, had trails. The whole picture had lines across the screen.
I would not recommend it to anyone.
Pros It burns my photo album CDs just the way I want them. Direct Burn is a nice feature when I want my videos on a disc fast.
Cons preferences menu is located at the bottom of the various programs in the suite
Pros Easy to use menus
Cons Very unstable and unpredictible operation. DVD burning may stop at anytime, leaving you with a running time of 20 minutes of video, when you needed 60 minutes.