Thom@s
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Pinnacle Editing Program. Any Good?

Wed Jan 26, 2005 4:09 am

I'm going to buy a video editing program for my PC pretty soon, but I'm not very "in to" this sort of software. So far everyone I've talked to have reccomended Pinnacle. But it's kinda expensive, so I'm not quite sure if it's worth it.

I'm going to investigate a bit more in the shops tomorrow, but I thought I'd check if any of you guys have any experience with Pinnacle, and if you think it's any good?

One thing in paticular I'm wondering is, can you edit any type of video file, or is it restricted to a certain type of file? (I've got some Quick time files I'd like to edit together for example)

Any help or info on the product is welcome.  Smile

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RE: Pinnacle Editing Program. Any Good?

Wed Jan 26, 2005 4:13 am

I have Pinnacle and love it... REALLY easy, with great results!
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RE: Pinnacle Editing Program. Any Good?

Wed Jan 26, 2005 4:25 am

Sounds good.  Smile

But, erm... can you edit any type of video file, or is it restricted to a certain type of file?  Innocent

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RE: Pinnacle Editing Program. Any Good?

Wed Jan 26, 2005 4:51 am

Why Thom@s... what do you mean?? Please elaborate.
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RE: Pinnacle Editing Program. Any Good?

Wed Jan 26, 2005 5:10 am

Hmm...

Okay, let's say I video something using a camcorder. Then I put this piece of video footage onto my computer. I assume it will be saved as a certain type of video file (like Windows Media file for example). Now I presume I can easily edit this video file using Pinnacle. But can I use Pinnacle to edit video files that are already on the computer, and also are of a different file type than, in this case, windows media?

Hope you get what I'm trying to ask here...  Smile

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RE: Pinnacle Editing Program. Any Good?

Wed Jan 26, 2005 5:13 am

Well i am just about to put on ebay a pinnacle DV card with 1394 lead shvs lead Studio 9 se and other pinnacle progs, book of instructions, but could sell it to you?
Yes pinnacle superb. The one i am selling will take input from DV camcoders only, but output to either a DV in camcorder or to a VHS machine

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RE: Pinnacle Editing Program. Any Good?

Wed Jan 26, 2005 7:28 am

>>Okay, let's say I video something using a camcorder. Then I put this piece of video footage onto my computer. I assume it will be saved as a certain type of video file (like Windows Media file for example). Now I presume I can easily edit this video file using Pinnacle. But can I use Pinnacle to edit video files that are already on the computer, and also are of a different file type than, in this case, windows media?<<

The simple answer is YES, you can....

You can import your files from different sources, edit in Pinnacle, then when you're finished, to export the file onto DVD or to digital tape or whatever, you "render" the file in the file format you want (depending on speed of your computer, this final step can take awhile).
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RE: Pinnacle Editing Program. Any Good?

Wed Jan 26, 2005 7:29 am

SO.... are you wanting to insert yourself, so to speak, into a video clip you already have on your computer???  Big grin
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RE: Pinnacle Editing Program. Any Good?

Wed Jan 26, 2005 5:29 pm

Thanks very much for the helpTWFirst. That's the answer I was hoping for...  Smile

SO.... are you wanting to insert yourself, so to speak, into a video clip you already have on your computer???

What? No...  Smile Just wanted to be sure that I could edit any videoclips of my choice with Pinnacle. And since I can, yay.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Silverfox, hmmm what price are we talking about here?

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RE: Pinnacle Editing Program. Any Good?

Wed Jan 26, 2005 9:58 pm

A short update here... I've ordered Pinnacle 8 from a shop now. Not that expensive and it should do for simple editing. Never wanted anything fancy...  Smile

So I think I'm set. I'll start a "help me" thread as soon as I get stuck in the program. (Shouldn't be long...)

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