Alternative to Pinnacle Studio

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Denny, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. Denny

    Denny Guest

    Hi:

    I'm looking for editing software that is capable of splitting clips and
    overlaying with other video and audio tracks. Pinnacle Studio does this
    but I am fed up with it. It cannot handle a project of more than a few
    minutes without freezing and/or crashing. Lately it crashes before I've
    even done anything. I was using version 9. I have lately been using
    Windows Moviemaker which came bundled with my computer and while it's
    OK for simple editing, it doesn't have the more advanced features I'd
    like.

    Any recommendations?

    Thanks in advance,
    Denny
     
    Denny, Aug 22, 2006
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  2. Denny

    Ray S Guest

    Adobe, Sony, Ulead all have products quite capable of doing this. Demo
    versions avail for all.
     
    Ray S, Aug 22, 2006
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  3. Denny

    Ken Maltby Guest


    A few more from a quick look at the www.videohelp.com listings
    and a check of the editor's web site. All can edit in MPEG most
    with HD MPEG.

    Adobe Premier
    Adobe Premier Elements 2 (3)
    Avid Xpress Pro
    Avid Liquid 7
    Canopus Edius
    Cyberlink Power Director
    Magix Movie Edit Pro (4)
    Mainconcept EVE v2
    Mainconcept Main Actor v5
    Pinnacle Studio Plus v10
    Sony Vegas 6
    Sony Vegas Movie Studio + DVD (2)
    Ulead MediaStudio Pro 8
    Ulead VideoStudio 10 Plus. (1)

    ( MainConcept makes MPEG plug-ins for Premiere: The one for
    Premiere Pro is $400 The one for Elements 2.0 is $60 )

    Just visit the sites and check out the features available.

    (x) = my budget recommendations.

    Luck;
    Ken
     
    Ken Maltby, Aug 23, 2006
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    Peter Mance Guest

    I've been doing some evaluations of these various tools (also looking to
    replace Pinnacle Studio, version 10) for my simple home video edits.

    After trying the various ULead offerings, the SOny offerings and Adobe
    Premier Elements i'm leaning towards either uLead videostudio 10 or premier
    elements.

    I generally edit video from two sources, a JVC DV2000 video camera and a
    Fuji still camera that has a video capability.
    The fuji fits conveniently in a waterproof housing for use when
    diving/snorkelling so i can get reasonable underwater footage, however the
    resulting video is at 30 fps, whereas the JVC grabs 25.

    The Sony tools dont recognise the AVI's captured from the still camera, so
    thats out. They see these files as audio only.

    Both elements and the ulead video studio seem to do most of what i want,
    although the menu creation in both is clunky and awkward. I generally like
    to have text based scene navigation buttons rather than thumbnails.

    NB.
    I wouldnt ever buy another Fuji product, the after sales support is terrible
    and so expensive that its a joke.
     
    Peter Mance, Sep 4, 2006
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    Ken Maltby Guest

    I don't author DVD with any editing package. I use a
    dedicated DVD Authoring program. (TMPGEnc DVD
    Author 1.6 (TDA)
    http://tmpgenc.pegasys-inc.com/en/download/tda16.html )

    Make your own menu themes and use a text layout,
    Layout 6 #3 is the first text layout.

    Luck;
    Ken
     
    Ken Maltby, Sep 13, 2006
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