pinnacle 9 sucks

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by James, Apr 6, 2004.

  1. James

    James Guest

    Installed the latest patch (9.08), crashes all the time, can't write
    to my sata stripe set without causing the one drive to drop out of the
    array............oh and here's the kicker, I can't burn my project to
    a DVD!

    It goes through the motions like it's burning and eventually says it's
    done, but there's nothing on the DVD (even though the drive was
    showing activity)......

    Many posts said it's a known problem and to use another program to do
    the actual burning part. Known problem? How about I sell you a car
    that doesn't actually start and say it's a known

    I shouldn't have to shell out $1000 for premiere in order to burn a
    friggin DVD!

    Time to get a PowerMac.

    James, Apr 6, 2004
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  2. James

    Mark Guest

    Mine works fine.. I updated last Saturday and burned a couple of
    projects this evening. The rendering time seemed to be a little shorter
    too. Not sure why but it was noticable.

    Sorry to hear that you're having problems.

    Mark, Apr 6, 2004
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  3. Mine also burns fine with new 9.08 patch. The stutter in the first
    five minutes of the dvd burn is also absent. So for the most part, I
    am okay with it. Still... I know the frustration this program can
    generate. Ken
    Ken Palmateer, Apr 6, 2004
  4. James

    MRS Guest

    To Ken and Mark:

    What are the specs of your systems? O/S, processor speed, RAM, etc. Maybe
    this can shed some light?

    -Mark S.
    MRS, Apr 6, 2004
  5. I have a P4 1.6 running a little over 2., two hard drives (Maxtors),
    the second dedicated to Studio 9, and recently went from a t2 to a
    Radeon pro video. The first five minutes of every dvd I burned had a
    "dropped frames" kind of stutter that the new patch fixed.

    One problem I have had was putting musical tracks down from a cd. Had
    to copy the music to a wav file and manually put it in. I have not
    yet tried it with this new patch (will in the next week). Didn't have
    this problem with Studio 8.xx. ken
    Ken Palmateer, Apr 6, 2004
  6. James

    graham Guest

    For me Studio 9 is a mixed bag. Editing, transitions and generally messing
    around with clips its brilliant. BUT It doesn't recognise my USB analogue
    capture gadget. Although virtually every other prog supports it, S9 doesn't.
    This means I have to use an old editing program off a magazine to get my
    video into my PC to start with. Yes - its a workaround, but I didn't shell
    out loads of "hard earned" only to find it doesn't fully work. Their tech
    department admits its not supported and by reading the forums, a lot of
    other people are in the same boat (so why is there nothing on the box about
    hardware restrictions?) Microsoft's freebie Movie Maker is more responsive
    than S9.

    Then there is the question about the demo Hollywood FX transitions and thier
    less than subtle ways of trying to selling them and no mention of how to
    mortgage your house to pay for them.

    graham, Apr 6, 2004
  7. James

    Mark Guest

    No problem...

    I'm running a homebuilt computer with the following components:

    MSI K7N2G-L Motherboard (Running onboard Audio, Video & Lan)
    AMD Athlon 2800XP
    512meg PC2700 DDR Memory (Dual Channel)
    120gig Seagate 7200rpm HD
    Plextor PX-708A DVDR
    Sony DDU1612 DVD-ROM
    IOGear IEEE1394 Firewire controller

    It's nothing special but it does a great job. I'm happy with it but I'd
    like to invest in 2 sticks of faster memory. Maybe 1gig total.

    Hope that sheds a little light on my situation.

    Mark, Apr 7, 2004
  8. James

    James Guest

    I'm running a dual Athlon MP 2.2Ghz, 1GB ram, WinXP, all the patches,
    SATA raid w/64MB ram, 3 Seagate SATA drives w/8MB cache, one
    standalone, the other two striped.

    I finally used the DVD burn program included with my burner (LG
    GSA-4081B) to burn from the ts_video directory and it worked fine.
    However, while the DVD preview in Studio 9 showed the menu properly
    and it waited until I picked a selection to play the clip, when I
    played the DVD on my computer it flashed the menu for about a second
    before going right into the first clip.

    To top it off I then tried to play it in my Sony DVD player only to
    have it fail. A quick search on the net shows it doesn't support DVD+R
    or DVD-R (although several people have said it plays DVD-R's no


    Isn't technology supposed to make our lives easier????

    I'm going to try burning using Studio 9 with the DVD-R media and see
    how far I get, also going to try burning only 15 mins or so of data.

    I'd call their tech support, but every post I've seen says it's a
    waste of time.

    James, Apr 7, 2004
  9. If it does not support dvd-r or dvd+r, then what would it support
    (other than rw). I have been able to burn both, and with no problems
    since the newest patch (using Plextor 708a). Must be something to do
    with your particular setup (which is not to say Studio 9 should not be
    able to handle it) It's a delicate piece of software, breaks easier
    than crystal). Ken
    Ken Palmateer, Apr 7, 2004
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