"Slow, Buggy, Poor Quality Video"1.5 starson by blackclawdog
Pros: Easy to use for small files (under 5 minutes)
Cons: Crashes often on large files, poor quality video output
Summary: This is an okay product for beginners and people that want to make short, little movies. Once you start getting into larger projects (over 5 minutes), it becomes very very slow, and crashes often. The DVD creation utility is laughable, especially when compared to other products available. You can only link to one project to put it on a DVD, as far as I can figure out. When you finally get down to burning a DVD, it seems that you have about a 1 in 3 chance of the program crashing somewhere in the middle of the DVD creation. The quality of the video is not spectacular (I use a 3 CCD camera that produces execllent color, but it looks very ordinary on the output of this software--but what should I expect for $100). Another annoyance is the fact that many of the titles, special effects, and menus required additional payment as "premium" content, a fact that is not really disclosed on the box, as far as I can see.
On the good side, the ChromaKey utility works very well, but not many users are going to spring for a green-screen to use it.