Which software

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by Phil, Oct 1, 2006.

  1. Phil

    Phil Guest

    I have Pinnacle 8 but only the SE version, any recommendations or should I
    go for the full version

    Thanks

    Phil
     
    Phil, Oct 1, 2006
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    G Hardy Guest

    If I were you I'd either stick with the SE version or spend tens of
    thousands on a full-spec Avid system used by the studios. Or perhaps
    something in between.

    ;o)

    You need to tell us what you want it to do.
     
    G Hardy, Oct 1, 2006
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    Jerry Guest

    Indeed and what his present / future system spec is, no point
    advising a full Avid Adrenalin system if the system can barely run
    Studio 10...
     
    Jerry, Oct 1, 2006
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  4. That's terribly ambiguous !

    Hint : Wouldn't it be better to post your editing reqiurements and
    your PC spec, then loads of people can chip in with something which
    pretty much precisely matches your present and future needs.

    Cheers - Neil
     
    Neil Smith [MVP Digital Media], Oct 1, 2006
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  5. Can you afford Vegas or Premiere? Maybe Pinnacle offer good
    products, but all the Pinnacle video editors I've ever seen have been
    toys.
     
    Laurence Payne, Oct 1, 2006
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    Phil Guest

    Okay all valid responses guys, please excuse my ignorance and lack of
    detail, this is all very new.


    My aim is to transfer family videos to DVD noth much more ambitious at this
    stage.

    Bit of basic editing and puting background music on

    Also would like to be able to convert some footage to managable sizes for
    Web use

    My PC is a P4 3 gig with 1000 ram, may be upgrading within the next year


    I have absolutely no experience in Video work, but have quite decent
    knowledge of photography
    and use Photoshop CS for that side
     
    Phil, Oct 1, 2006
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    Tony Morgan Guest

    My suggestion is that you download the free trial of EditStudio 5 from:
    http://www.puremotion.com/editstudio/

    The trial gives you full functionality, but puts a small logo on your
    video.

    If you're happy with it, it's going to cost you £100 to unlock it so
    that the logo doesn't appear.

    You can also download the manual if you wish (to read up before you
    start) from:
    http://www.puremotion.com/downloads/esuserguide500.zip
     
    Tony Morgan, Oct 1, 2006
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    Margaret Willmer, Oct 1, 2006
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    Gaz Guest

    I'd second the reco for Adobe Premiere Elements - I do basically what
    you've described above and I've found it absolutely brilliant.

    You can download a demo from Adobe, which allows you to run through the
    tutorial, but has DVD burning disabled.
     
    Gaz, Oct 2, 2006
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