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41. PINNACLE S COSTCO ONLY STUDIO
$224.95
42. Pinnacle Systems QUANTUMPLASMA3BLK
43. PINNACLE S LINX USB PLUS ( 210100247
$230.99 list()
44. COMMOTION PRO 4.1 ADVANCED
$197.99 $189.90 list()
45. Pinnacle Systems ATLANTIS-06 2-WAY
46. PINNACLE S HOLLYWOOD FX PRO VERSION
$302.99 list()
47. Pinnacle Systems P5.5B 5 1/4"
$351.95
48. Pinnacle Systems QUANTUMPLASMA5SIL
$299.99
49. PINNACLE SYSTEMS Liquid Edition
$39.99 $5.99 list($49.99)
50. Instant Copy
$566.99 $549.00 list()
51. Pinnacle Systems BABYBOOMER-PLUS
$69.99
52. Pinnacle Systems Studio DV V8
$77.00
53. Pinnacle Systems Studio 400
$165.88
54. TITLE DEKO PRO FOR EDITION &
$115.93
55. PINNACLE S STUDIO DC10 AV/DV (
56. STUDIO V7.0 PRO
$199.99
57. PINNACLE SYSTEMS Liquid Edition
$999.99
58. PINNACLE LIQUID EDITION PRO VERSION
59. Pinnacle Systems Studio DC10 Plus
60. PINNACLE S MOVIE MAKING MAGIC

41. PINNACLE S COSTCO ONLY STUDIO DV V8 VIDEO ( 210100241 )

Asin: B0000A3H1T
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Pinnacle Systems
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42. Pinnacle Systems QUANTUMPLASMA3BLK 2-WAY 3-ELEMENT 200 Watt Lcr Speaker

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Asin: B0002PWUIS
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Pinnacle Systems
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Features

  • Power handling: 15-100 watts RMS, 200 watts peak
  • (2) 3" carbon graphite woofers with rubber surrounds
  • Perfect visual and acoustic complements to plasma TVs or LCD monitors
  • Frequency response: 20 kHz-100 kHz­
  • 4" x 15 7/8" x 3 7/8"

43. PINNACLE S LINX USB PLUS ( 210100247 )

Asin: B00008E00J
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Pinnacle Systems
Sales Rank: 27081
Average Customer Review: 1.5 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (10)

3-0 out of 5 stars Hardware OK, software needs HELP!
The hardware is simple and works as advertised. The feature-starved demo software, on the other hand, needs some quality control help.

My wife's machine: Biostar M7VKQ motherboard with 128 MB of Crucial-branded PC133 RAM. An AMD Athlon XP 2000+ fills the CPU socket. She uses Windows 98SE. The only on-board hardware she does not use is the Trident video; she employs a Diamond Viper 550 graphics card. This machine meets the minimum system requirements listed on the Pinnacle Linx USB box.

The software installer crashed near the end of its lengthly process; I reset the machine and started over. The install worked, but when I started Studio 8, I was told that there was a licensing problem and to reinstall the software. Following those instructions did not help. Using Pinnacle's help system I found that this behavior appears to be a known problem and I downloaded a new version of Studio 8. The new version worked.

My wife discovered that about 60-70% of the feaures of Studio 8 are disabled in this "LE" edition; many of the scene transitions and audio controls don't work.

At least twice during the assembly of her first project Studio crashed with an "illegal operation" dialog. Fortunately, she had saved her work often and didn't lose much. Other than those two crashes (which I think were related to having only the minimum system requirement for RAM, 128 MB), she had an absolute blast. Studio 8 is very easy to learn and use and provides many fun and exciting tools. (Too bad users have to shell out more money for most of them!)

After completing her movie, I installed the CD-video burning software. The install worked fine. I started it up and the first thing it asks is for permission to go and look for updates, which it found. The automatic update install didn't work. After manually updating the software, I found I needed to make the MPEG or AVI file in Studio. I quit the CD-V software and restarted Studio 8 which promptly crashed. I reset the machine and Studio worked normally. The generated MPEG file took about fifteen minutes to generate for an eight-minute piece. I noticed some minor MPEG artifacting in the produced clip. An AVI file was attempted, but was aborted after fifteen minutes had only reached the third scene of seventy.

Going back to the CD-V writer, I imported the MPEG file and started the CD creation process. It appears to take about forty-five minutes to create a CD-V filesystem for an eight-minute movie. On the first attempt, the writer software crashed at the very end of the filesystem creation. The second time around, it worked.

Conclusions:

1) RESET the machine before starting either Studio 8 or the CD-V authoring software.
2) 128 MB may be the "minimum system," but I bet 256 MB or more is really what is needed.
3) When it works, it's really, really fun. When it doesn't, it's really really frustrating.
4) Get ready to spend $200 or more for the "full versions" of Studio and Hollywood FX Pro if you want *all* the functionality!

1-0 out of 5 stars real junk
Don't buy it..thats if they still sell it.A real pice of junk>The captured video isn't axceptable at all for dvd making.On the Pinnacle website they have no update drivers or support on this product...seems like they never sold it.......a real crap and I can't even get $10 on ebay for it......a shame....

1-0 out of 5 stars Real Junk
I purchased this for the same reason everyone elese did.To capture vhs movies in my comp.Since the pinnacle web site had so much to say about it(at that time)I did buy it.It is completely unaxceptable video to convert into dvd format....and like the others say,pinnacle has no support on this product,seems like they never made it or sold it....no drivers no updates..etc...a real piece of junk that I can't even sell.On ebay at $10.....a real shame......

1-0 out of 5 stars This deserves -0- stars! Don't waste your money!
I bought this because it was less expensive than the Movie Box USB and figured it would capture from my Analog Camcorder. Well after I installed it I got video but couldn't hear it. So I called customer service after and hour on hold to their long distance number. Was given a few tips then I could hear but not record. Called again and then I lost the sound again. I have a 2.6 Dell Pentium 4 Windows XP. Needless to say after installating and uninstalling at least 7 times and Pinnacle replacing my Linx Cable it still would not work. Pinnacle is offering a refund if I can cough up the receipt. Don't waste your time on this.

1-0 out of 5 stars I agree with the others - this product sucks!
I just gave up trying to make this hardware/software work with my state-of-the-art Windows XP computer. I installed then unistalled then installed again. Upgraded to a newer version, then uninstalled and went back to an older version. Had to use Windows XP's Restore program (thank God) a couple of times to go back to a time before Pinnacle screwed things up.
The time or two that I did get it to work I had chronic problems with audio being out of sync - then when I finally got a movie ready to render the software told me that my project couldn't be encoded to MPEG or AVI because I had "a non-standard Video Frame Rate".
I'd estimate that I've spent at least 12 hours trying to make this product work - without success.

STAY AWAY! ... Read more


44. COMMOTION PRO 4.1 ADVANCED

our price: $230.99
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Asin: B00006HYYA
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Pinnacle Systems
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45. Pinnacle Systems ATLANTIS-06 2-WAY 6 1/2" Waterproof Indoor/outdoor Speakers

our price: $197.99
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Asin: B0002EXJ7U
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Pinnacle Systems
Sales Rank: 21860
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Features

  • 200 watts maximum power handling with polypropylene high-compliance woofer with rubber surround
  • 1" liquid cooled titanium dome tweeter
  • Aluminum rustproof grilles
  • 80-20 kHz
  • U mount brackets included

46. PINNACLE S HOLLYWOOD FX PRO VERSION 5 ( 210100302 )

Asin: B0000CA0I5
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Pinnacle Systems
Sales Rank: 37096
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47. Pinnacle Systems P5.5B 5 1/4" Dual 2-WAY 500 Watt Center Channel Speaker

our price: $302.99
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Asin: B0002EXFN8
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Pinnacle Systems
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Features

  • Power handling\
  • 20-200 watts RMS, 500 watts peak
  • Fourfibercone woofers with rubber surround and cropped baskets
  • 1" liquid cooled metal dome tweeter, anti-clipping circuit for high-level, undistorted bass
  • Frequency Response\

48. Pinnacle Systems QUANTUMPLASMA5SIL 3-WAY 5-ELEMENT 250 Watt LCD Speakers

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Asin: B0002PWUJC
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Pinnacle Systems
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Features

  • Power handling: 15-100 watts RMS, 250 watts peak
  • (2) 3" carbon graphite woofers with rubber surrounds
  • Perfect visual and acoustic complements to plasma TVs or LCD monitors
  • Frequency response: 80 kHz - 20 kHz­
  • 4" x 25 3/4" x 3 7/8"

49. PINNACLE SYSTEMS Liquid Edition 6 Competitive Upgrade ( Windows )

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Asin: B00067R3PW
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Pinnacle Systems
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Features

  • Combine multiple formats and standards in the same timeline through the SmartEDIT - -work with a variety of popular codecs, all uncompressed
  • Powerful new audio effects engine provides a new audio mixer, surround sound support, VST plug-ins and effects like Timewarp
  • CX Color Correction for both secondary and selective color correction with a host of other broadcast-quality effects
  • Multicam support makes editing multi-camera support a breeze

50. Instant Copy
list price: $49.99
our price: $39.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00008LDHZ
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Pinnacle Systems
Sales Rank: 2746
Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Pinnacle, best known for its video editing software, sets out to make DVD and CD copying a single-click process--and gets close with Instant Copy.

Instant Copy has one overriding task in life, to copy the contents of a DVD or CD onto another disc, and it aims to do it as painlessly as possible. At its simplest, you put a blank DVD-R or DVD+RW disk in your DVD writer, a source disk in your DVD player, run the program and click on Copy. For many tasks the default settings within the program won’t need changing.

The software goes away and copies up to 4.7 GB of data from your source DVD, saving it in an intermediate file on your hard drive before writing it out to the destination drive. This is the default copying method, but you can set up a suitably equipped computer to copy on-the-fly as well, where data is transferred directly from DVD drive to DVD drive, without being stored temporarily in between.

You don't have to transfer between two identical disc types. Instant Copy can move video files from DVD to Video CD and Super VCD and also handles CD copying. This means you can break down multi-file DVDs onto a number of CDs, which can be read on just about any computer with a CD drive.

And a final caveat. If you're looking at Instant Copy to copy commercial DVDs, such as those movies on rental or on sale at this very site, you can think again. The program specifically excludes any copy-protected DVDs, saying politely why it can't copy a disc which has protection on it. --Simon Williams, Amazon.co.uk ... Read more

Features

  • This complete suite of optical recording tools helps users to can create, copy, and burn any kind of CD or DVD
  • Copy your favorite music, movies, video and computer games with no trouble
  • Special patented technology allows InstantCOPY to take a double layer DVD and copy to a single layer with no loss of quality
  • It's the ideal solution for the creation of MP3s, audio CDs, DVD content, data backups, photo albums and more!

Reviews (23)

5-0 out of 5 stars You must know how to use this program!!!
This software is excellent. But first, you must use dvd decrypter (a free software) so you can copy your dvd to the hard drive first (even the copyrighted for backup purposes, remember that it's illegal to sell copies of copy right material). When using DVD Decrypter, choose to decrypt all files. Then use instant copy to burn the DVD, be sure to use the "customized resize" in the Copy Method of the DVD Menu, so you can take off the extra features (like subtitles, or second audio tracks...) to improve the video quality. You can actually copy all the DVD but because you're copying from a 9.4gb dvd to a 4.7gb, the image loses resolution (shrinkage process), so it's up to you, if you want all the extras or sacrifice them for a better picture. You can see the percentage of the imgae that will be kept! DVD X Copy splits the movie into 2 DVDs!
It has never crashed, and it takes like 40 minutes to burn a DVD!

1-0 out of 5 stars Junk Junk Junk
ver 7.0
No, this will not copy copyrighted DVDs. Pinnacle is well knowen for their infearior software. After reasearching this software, it seems to be a rework of a German developers software (I think its called Vob copy) Pinnacle was cheaper than the german ware, so I bought Pinnacle to own a disk and not download of the net. This is very buggy and hit and miss. It does not reconize my external Sony DVD burner half the time. And must reboot the computer a few times. This will happen after succesfull burning a DVD, I will have to reboot. I download the latest list of DVD burners and this did not help the problem.
Next I download the newest and greatest version 8. Now I am not having a hit or miss problem, It is just miss. Does not work at all.
One thing everyone can count on is Pinnacle dependablity.
They have releast another undependable buggy product.
What makes me mad is, I knew better than to buy it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Buy it, period, Great product . use it with DVD Decrpter (Free)

1-0 out of 5 stars Not good for DVD copy
There are lot of free programs that does 100% better than this.

1-0 out of 5 stars Instant Copy Anything
I buy this software expecting that solve a basic need, Copy DVD and CD, only for my personal use (backup), when I see it, thinks, look good... But.... Oh deception, this software don't copy anything!!!!!!, any DVD, any CD, any with a copyright, on resume, anything... Is better never buy it...

If the 99.9% of the comercial software that comes on CD or DVD have copyright, means that this software can copy only the 0.1% of the existing software.... And for that any software to copy cd's can do it.

Dont take the risk, is better never buy it!. ... Read more


51. Pinnacle Systems BABYBOOMER-PLUS 8" Dual 800 Watt Acoustic Suspension Subwoofer

our price: $566.99
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Asin: B0002EXJA2
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Pinnacle Systems
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Features

  • Power Handling\
  • 400 watts RMS, 800 watts peak
  • 8" fibercone woofers with rubber surrounds
  • 2" voice coils, and 40 ounce magnets
  • Low end frequency response\

52. Pinnacle Systems Studio DV V8 Video Editing

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Asin: B00006HYYK
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Pinnacle Systems
Sales Rank: 21953
Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (5)

5-0 out of 5 stars What a relief
I had already ordered Pinnacle Studio DV from Dell when I started reading all of the horrible reviews. I bought the program after seeing some DVDs that my boss made of his son's football games & he said he had no problems. When it arrived I decided to try it and hope for the best & I'm glad I did. I captured about 90 minutes of video that I had shot using a Sony TRV-350. The capture process when very smoothly. Editing confused me at first (I didn't want to read the manual) but I caught on quickly and edited the video down to about 30 minutes of scenes that I wanted to burn to DVD. The rendering process did take a while: 30 to 45 minutes but when it was done my dvd drive spit out a completed dvd with the titles and transitions that I added and it looked great when I played it in by DVD player. I had no problems at all during the entire process including installation. I did follow Pinnacle's recommendations and bought a separate hard drive for capturing and I made sure no other applications were running in XP. I am very pleased with the product. I do have a new system: Dell 4600, 2.6ghz P4, 512 RAM, 40 GB internal, 80GB Western Digital firewire external hardrive (I used the card that came with Pinnacle for the firewire connection as the Dell 4600 didn' have one - the Pinnacle card comes with two connections one of which you must use for your digital camcorder). I am very pleased with this product.

3-0 out of 5 stars Great when it works, Can be really frustrating
I bought this software over a year ago to edit video from my Sony Digital 8 camera.

Installation:
It took me close to 3 months to setup because of issues between Windows ME and the included FireWire card. I actually had to hack the Microsoft drivers .INF file to get the card to work properly on my system.

User Interface
The software is amazing easy to use. The user interface is very intuitive.

To capture, hookup your Digital camcorder to the Firewire card with the included cable. You just say you want to record and up to 15 minutes of video is transfered at a time. This is due to a limit in the size of AVI files.

The system is capable of automatically sensing scene breaks, so when it captures, it automatically organizes scenes.

For editing, it just have to arrange the scenes. You can also shorten the scenes through again a very good UI.

The software has 3 voice tracks. You can easily add music from MP3s or CDs to your video. You can also do voiceovers ( I haven't tried this yet ).

If you are making DVDs, you can add chapters and menus. The UI for doing this is pretty good as well.

You can also add stills. I've made many videos which are combination of video and stills pictues from a digital camera

The software comes with many transitions. You can do fads and other cool effects.

You can output your movie to DVD, S-VCD, VCD, RealNetworks, Microsoft Media Player Format, or MPEG ( No Quicktime support ).

Now the bad: The software has been very unreliable, at times, I lost hours of work. Anyone who looks at the message boards will see that the user base of this software is generally unhappy. I seem to finally have a patch that has made the software reasonable reliable. I can honestly say that I love the software but have never been so frustrated with the qauality of a piece of software before. When it works its really good, but it doesn't always work.

Because of the unreliability of the software, I would not recommend it to a computer novice.

1-0 out of 5 stars Sarcastic customer service and flaky card
I tried to pair the card in this package with the new Maxtor 5000DV. The Pinnacle card toasts the Maxtor drive every time. Maxtor customer service can replicate my error and has been very helpful. Pinnacle customer service has been sarcastic, irresponsible, and completely unhelpful.

The Pinnacle software only offers minor improvements over my existing software, so I'm out [$$$] and have a worthless Pinnacle package sitting in the closet.

Don't buy from Pinnacle until they get their customer service reps up to snuff!

4-0 out of 5 stars Best program for home edition
Its easy and simple to use, dont have to especifie many entries like in adobe premiere, you only have to be a little clever and that's that, incredible easy

1-0 out of 5 stars Poor quality hardware and non-responsive customer support
It's been about two weeks since I first received my Studio DV V8. Installation was fairly straight forward. I notice the quality of the IEEE-1394 PCI card was more on the low cost side and the IEEE-1394 6-pin/4-pin cable fit very loosely into my Sony DV. When I start the capture, computer lock-up and I have to cycle the power to get out of it.

- There are no 800 numbers for phone tech support and tech support hours are 10-7 EST M-F; which can't be utilized by me.
- I had logged this problem with them twice via web support in the last two weeks and had not heard anything from them.

(I will update the review if I ever get an answer back from them.) ... Read more


53. Pinnacle Systems Studio 400

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Asin: B00001P4OH
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Pinnacle Systems
Sales Rank: 40528
Average Customer Review: 2.75 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Studio 400 provides a complete environment for creating videos. By providing a fun and intuitive interface, Studio 400 successfully combines a number of breakthrough technologies for video creation. InstantView gives users instant feedback as they edit and never requires the user to wait while it renders a preview. SmartCapture technology allows Studio 400 to create full-resolution videotapes without using large amounts of disk space. Rather than capturing the source video at full resolution, it is scaled down to 160 x 120 and compressed using Intel's Indeo compression. SmartSound allows the user to select the scenes that need music, then choose from a variety of musical styles. SmartSound automatically generates a piece of music of the required duration. ... Read more

Features

  • Gives you command of your own professional-style video editing studio
  • Make videotapes
  • Send video e-mail
  • Put video on a Web page
  • Add video to a PowerPoint presentation

Reviews (4)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Deal
I think this is a great product for the price that you pay. I have been using it for a while and I am very happy with it.

1-0 out of 5 stars Excellent software, TERRIBLE hardware
Pinnacle Systems makes some of the best editing software in the industry, but this product is seriously lacking in hardware capabilities. The maximum capture resolution is 160x120, although you can resize it to 320x240 (but with no increase in resolution). Also, the process to create a tape is ridiculously hard. You can ONLY use a LANC, Panasonic 5-Pin, or Infrared Camcorder. Unlike most systems, Studio 400 doesn't even support a regular VCR. (You need a LANC or 5-Pin VCR, only common in Europe!) You need to hook up the source camcorder, a VCR, the Studio Mixer, your PC, and the SmartCable. Even with delay testing, the final tapes look [terrible]. They are choppy and often have mistakes. Also, it takes several hours to make a 20 minute tape on most camcorders. Even worse, this system worked on my old system (Win98 1st Edition), but failed to work on my new system (Win ME), an office computer (Win 98 2nd Edition, and a friend's computer (Win 2000). Finally, you don't even get everything you need in the box- I needed to purchase 2 RCA mini-patch cables, and if you have a Panasonic camcorder you need to mail-order for a converter. After spending hours working on my US History project, Studio 400 DIDN'T WORK! I ended up having to create a fuzzy 160x120 file and recording that fullscreen....

3-0 out of 5 stars Had this product for several years
This is a good and bad product. My main problem is the same as that of the previous reviewer...namely that the sync capacity is awfully wonky. I had it working on my old computer, but when I reinstalled it on the new I can't get it to operate properly and have tried to get help, without success, from their help division. They made prompt suggestions, but it didn't fix the problem. What is frustrating is that they helped the same glitch on my old computer, but can't this time. So the transitions are very much off, so you don't want to use it for spot on editing.

2-0 out of 5 stars Really good editing software with really bad accuracy
I recently bought this editor and found it to be a major help. I could easily swap clips wherever need and I could add titles and audio clips from cd's, but the only MAJOR PROBLEM, which is really annoying and as a result I am in the process of returning this product, is that there is no accuracy whatsoever when it begins recording to a tape. The scene always starts about five seconds too late and stops after its already gone into the next shot. I am not an expert, but I know quite a bit about editing and tried many different options in correcting this problem until I said "enough is enough". ... Read more


54. TITLE DEKO PRO FOR EDITION &

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Asin: B00006IRU1
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Pinnacle Systems
Sales Rank: 139943
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Product Description

Pinnacle Systems Inc. Title Deko Professional (for Adobe Premiere & Liquid Edition) .TitleDeko Pro is a powerful software based character generator providing you with an incredible array of features designed to enhance your non linear video production. Controls exist to control color, texture, gradient, scaling, skewing, kerning, leading, justifing, and rotating. TitleDeko Pro is based on Pinnacle Systems award-winning range of broadcast character generators that have a long history of on-air use. ... Read more


55. PINNACLE S STUDIO DC10 AV/DV ( 210100383 )

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Asin: B0002L2WGM
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: Pinnacle Systems
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56. STUDIO V7.0 PRO

Asin: B000083KIX
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Pinnacle Systems
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57. PINNACLE SYSTEMS Liquid Edition 6 Version Upgrade ( Windows )

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Asin: B00067R5W8
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Pinnacle Systems
Sales Rank: 8241
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Features

  • Combine multiple formats and standards in the same timeline through the SmartEDIT - -work with a variety of popular codecs, all uncompressed
  • Powerful new audio effects engine provides a new audio mixer, surround sound support, VST plug-ins and effects like Timewarp
  • CX Color Correction for both secondary and selective color correction with a host of other broadcast-quality effects
  • Multicam support makes editing multi-camera support a breeze

58. PINNACLE LIQUID EDITION PRO VERSION 6
list price: $999.99
our price: $999.99
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Asin: B00032Q1KI
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Pinnacle Systems
Sales Rank: 6848
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59. Pinnacle Systems Studio DC10 Plus Video Capture Card

Asin: B00005QXZX
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Pinnacle Systems
Sales Rank: 74379
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (1)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Hardware but needs better drivers
I have used my DC10 plus for about a month after buying it used for about 80 dollars, and the money was well spent. This particular capture card has a very good reputation on the internet because it was considered almost professional quality when it was released a couple of years ago.

My previous experience with video capture was limited to an ATI TV WONDER USB card, which was great for TV viewing, but was only reliable for capture using no compression (2 hours on a 20 GIG disk using virtualdub) or using the DIVX codec(fastest mode). This card is much, much better at video capturing, in fact, most times you will only get 0-6 dropped frames using a fast hard drive. Keep in mind that this card is not a TV tuner, and you will only be able to watch TV with it using a VCR as a tuner.

I should mention that AVI files have a size limit wich limits the amount of video you can capture. using FAT32 the limit is 4 GIG. Fortunately, both VIRTUALDUB and the PINNACLE STUDIO software can bypass the limit by recording your video in several files. PINNACLE's software even does this automatically. So your only limited by your hard drive capacity and some weird errors that pop up when recording long videos.

The card can only record using a hardware MJPEG codec, with good quality but it produces files that can only be played on your computer and are to large to share anyway. Fortunately you can convert the files using virtualdub or the included Pinnacle Studio software (virtualdub is much faster). You should capture with the included software, and don't be affraid to use the lowest premade setting if your intention is to make VCDs, the quality is still TV like and I can save more or less 6 hours on a 20 GIG drive.

Now comes the bad part, the card only has reliable drivers for Windows ME and 98, the card works with LINUX but I haven't been able to test it yet due to lack of software. WIndows 2K drivers came out recently but there very new and I don't considere them reliable. Also the card doesn't like to play well with other software, I can't use it reliably with virtualdub. I've used it with VIDEOWAVE 3.0 but the quality is just not the same as the Pinnacle Studio software. Even if you use the Pinnacle software you might get weird errors if you try capturing very long videos (more than 70 minutes) or try to do some editing on your captured file. I usually use STUDIO to capture and VIRTUALDUB to edit my videos.

The card is great and it only misses the 5 star mark because of Pinnacle's questionable software support. ... Read more


60. PINNACLE S MOVIE MAKING MAGIC - DVD ( 210100275 )

Asin: B000092YM7
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Pinnacle Systems
Sales Rank: 8060
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