Which Digital Video Software?

  mikegm6 01:40 29 Dec 2003

Can anybody reccommend either Pinnacle Studio 8 Or ulead Video 7 software, or possibly another?
Thanks in advance.

  MichelleC 09:05 29 Dec 2003

They're both not bad, but for rock solid performance I recommend Movie Studio click here

  Nick 1 10:11 29 Dec 2003

I use studio 8 for promotional dvd's and have found it real easy to use. It can be a bit tempramental and need reloading (especially when it comes to the burning process) but for the price, I can recommend it


  Belatucadrus 11:39 29 Dec 2003

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  Jonathan314159 20:32 29 Dec 2003

I use Pinnacle Studio 8 - and like it. Can echo Nick 1's comments that it can need reloading sometimes to keep it working (although I havent needed to for some time, so perhaps one of the patches they released fixed this).

It's mostly very intuitive, the only area I have trouble with is creating bespoke DVD menus (although using one of the built in menus is fine).

Make sure you get the full retail version and not the SE version which is bundled with some products. Although very similar the SE version doesnt allow some key features

I was debating whether to opt for the Pinnacle or Ulead offerings and decided on the latter as I understand that Pinnacle Studio 8 can be problematic when burning to DVD.

There is a trail version of Video Studio 7 available from click here.

  scotty 23:08 29 Dec 2003

I find Studio v8 an excellent easy to use product for simple video editing tasks (capture, dividing captured video into scenes, building a story board, adding titles). It causes problems with burning discs but if you use Studio to create the files then use Nero 6 to burn the DVDs, you will have a fine combination.

  eyelessfish 05:27 30 Dec 2003

I also had burning problems with Studio, so threw it in the bin! I use Nero, Showbiz and TDA. All work great for me.

  mikegm6 11:30 30 Dec 2003

I may well go for Studio 8. I have showbiz on at the moment. Never used it...no need yet. Is this a basic program?

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