Thank youÖ I canít figure out where to find or how to install Catayst Media Center download.
Like most Adobe products Premiere is excellent, but also just like other Adobe products its overkill for my limited abilities and more then what I need.
I didnít like Vegas at all; it would crash every time just opening a regular video file.
Cybelink and Ulead are OK, but not as flexible or powerful as Pinnacle. The new Cyberlink has a special MPEG CODEC that does not play nice with my other software.
I certainly donít want to come across as a cheerleader for Pinnacle, because it definitely has its faults. Probably the most glaring short coming is the lack of customer support or help.
However I have been using Studio 9/11/12 for 4 years now and it has never dropped a frame, and it very rarely hangs or freezes. I have tried hard on purpose to make it crash. I would work with two full size 720x480 6000kbps video streams, including transitions, titles, credits, menus, several filters and it slows a bit but keeps on chugging. When it rarely locks up, it has a pretty decent automatic save and I canít think of any work I may have lost that wasnít my fault.
Like I said previously I like to capture allot of documentaries from the TV box, and it all looks great to my untrained eye using the Pinnacle software. Of course I prefer to use open source when ever I can, and had VirtualDub
worked for me from the beginning I would have 4 years experience using it by now.
Is there anything fundamentally wrong with the Pinnacle MPEG video codec, or the Pinnacle MP2 VBR audio codec?