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Pinnacle Dazzle Video Creator Platinum

by Avid
Windows XP / Vista
2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)
Price: £64.82
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  • Dazzle USB Box connects easily to a VCR, DVD player, camcorder or almost any other video device
  • Save videos directly to DVD without doing any editing
  • Create movies using Pinnacle Studio - simply drag, drop, trim and tweak videos;Includes 29 additional audio tracks with Scorefitter v.1&2
  • ick from an extensive library of music backgrounds, transitions and effects for amazing results
  • Burn movies to DVD for enjoyment on a PC or TV
  • Share movies directly on the web with one-click upload to YahooVideos
  • Output movies to Apple iPod or Sony PSP
  • Includes Pinnacle Studio software, Scorefitter vol. 1 & 2 plug-ins, advanced output options (web & mobile devices), and Pinnacle Instant DVD Recorder
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System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows XP / Vista
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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  • Item Weight: 331 g
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  • ASIN: B00191BHT2
  • Release Date: 27 Jun 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 944 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Product Description

Dazzle Video Creator Platinum combines a high-quality video capture device with the easy-to-use HD video editing software. It has never been easier to wow friends and family, anytime, anywhere, with great looking videos. The included Pinnacle Studio HD software gets you up and running fast with Hollywood-style animated graphics, multi-layered effects, and titles designed by professional producers and artists. Quickly and easily import standard-definition video from a variety of analog sources or edit HD video from an HD camcorder. The user-friendly Pinnacle Studio HD drag-and-drop interface makes it a breeze to create your own high-quality HD movies with music, montage themes, transitions, animations and effects. Then, share your masterpiece on DVD, the web, or upload to YouTube in widescreen.


  • Save, Enhance, and Share Video - Dazzle Video Creator Platinum combines a high-quality video capture device with easy-to-use HD video editing software. It’s never been simpler or faster to impress your friends and family with great looking videos - anytime, anywhere.
  • Turn home movies into DVDs - Protect your priceless home video memories by transferring them to DVD - then share them with friends and family.
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  • Create movies, slideshows, and more - Import standard-definition video from a variety of analogue sources, or edit HD video from an HD camcorder. Create HD photo slideshows with pictures from your digital camera. Simply transfer your photos and videos to your computer and use the included Pinnacle Studio HD software to create your masterpiece.
  • Polished results with Pinnacle Studio HD - Pinnacle Studio HD software gets you up and running fast with Hollywood-style animated graphics, multi-layered effects, and titles designed by professional producers and artists.
  • Sharing options as limitless as your creativity - Save your masterpiece straight to DVD, upload directly to YouTube, or output to Flash, Quicktime, PS3, Wii, Xbox, and more.

  • Software Specifications

  • Windows 7, Windows Vista (SP2), Windows XP (SP3)
  • Intel Pentium or AMD Athlon 1.8 GHz (2.4 GHz or higher recommended) - Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz required for AVCHD,Intel Core2 Quad 2.66 GHz or Intel Core i7 required for AVCHD 1920
  • 1 GB system memory recommended, 2 GB required for AVCHD
  • DirectX 9 or 10 compatible graphics card with 64 MB (128 MB or higher recommended) - 256 MB required for HD and AVCHD
  • DirectX 9 or higher compatible sound card
  • 3.2 GB of disk space
  • DVD-ROM drive to install software

  • Hardware Specifications

  • Video Inputs: Composite video (RCA), S-Video (mini-DIN)
  • Audio Inputs: Stereo audio (RCA x2)
  • PC Connection: High-speed USB 2.0

  • Output Formats

  • AVCHD, DVD (DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R or DVD+RW, dual layer), S-VCD, Video CD (VCD)
  • Apple iPod, Sony PSP/PS3, Nintendo Wii, Microsoft Xbox compatible formats
  • DV, HDV, AVI, DivX, RealVideo 8, WMV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, Flash, 3GP, WAV, MP3, QuickTime (SD format) files
  • Dolby Digital 2 channel audio

Amazon.co.uk Review

With Dazzle Video Creator Platinum, anyone can produce great looking movies—no prior video editing experience required. Simply transfer videos to the PC. Create a DVD backup of your videotape using Pinnacle Instant DVD Recorder or use Pinnacle Studio software to quickly edit movies. Pick from an extensive library of music backgrounds, transitions and effects for amazing results. Burn movies on DVD. Share them on the web via YahooVideos. Output them to your Apple iPod or Sony PSP.

Customer Reviews

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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
I am no computer expert, and will give a review as a person with intermediate PC skills.

I personally had a bad experience with Dazzle, when I used one of their devices about 5 years ago, and noticed the sound and picture was out of sync. I can confirm this Dazzle is very good and allows perfect sound and video synchronisation.

1. I used a Dell Inspiron laptop and Samsung DVD -6800 VHS/DVD Combi player. My sole intention was to back up old VHS tapes, even those which were worn out, or had no protective covering for the last 10 years.

2. If you want to use this product to back up your old VHS, this will work! Simply try to use a connection of 'red, white and yellow' directly into the dazzle. The programme included, Studio version 11, does the trick, and will instantly recognise the capture device.

3. While you are playing/recording, you may notice a line at the bottom of the screen. This is like a mini reflection, but this is only visible on your computer while using the software. While this is a little annoying, once you make your MPEG 2 to DVD, and play it on your DVD player, there is no line at the bottom, so the transition is perfect from your VHS player.

4. BE MINDFUL! that your VHS footage, in comparison to your modern day AVI/DVD footage, is going to look worse because VHS is poor in general, and you are likely to have a 50 inch TV in your lounge these days, which will highlight even more how bad VHS used to be as a format. Also, the footage tend to be quite smooth (maybe as the result of a higher frame rate), but the 'reds' do tend to be a bit sharp, but otherwise it is a great transition from VHS to DVD.

5. You have the option to connect via S-Video. I tried this initially, but did not seem to work.
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dazzle platinum 2008 does record in 60hz 27 Aug 2008
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The new dazzle platinum does record in 60 hz you have to download a program called AMcap and change settings every time you want to record a video however. Would be 5 star rating if it wasn't for the fact you have to tweak it a little bit to get it to record in full colour 60 hz.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Happy with mine - eventually 15 April 2009
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I wanted to use this capturing VHS tapes with Vista laptop which was just over min spec, plenty of memory but dual core 2.1ghz processor. That took a little tinkering to capture at full quality. For reference, my 4 year old XP P4 3.2ghz desktop computer gobbled up the VHS videos and spat out top quality captures without missing a beat. If you've got an XP machine close to min spec you should have no problem. A Vista machine with a little higher than min spec, again should be fine. If you know what's going on in the background with Vista then min spec too will work, as mine did.
What you get in the box is:-
1- Pinnacle Studio version 11.12 - the last version of 11. It does not need updating to work with Visa.
2- Instant DVD recorder installs from same disc, version 2. There is an update to version 2.61 available - I got it but shouldn't have.
3- The bonus DVD in the box is full of effects you have to pay for - save yourself an hour of your time installing then uninstalling it, throw it away.
4- 2 more discs in the box containing 'Scorefitter' allowing you to sync music in time to any movies you are creating/editing - I didn't bother with.
After uninstalling that 2.61 recorder update, sticking with version 2 from the box and disabling my anti virus automatic updating service in the background, everything worked at full quality. Sounds easy but it took me a while to pin them down. Out of the box software is Vista fine as it is.
The capture process with Studio 11 is simple and effective. With Instant recorder it's even easier but I don't capture straight to dvd. To gauge the capture quality I needed so my files were at least as good as the original VHS tapes I plugged the video player into a big LCD flatscreen and played the tapes.
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does the job but requires careful setting up 18 Sep 2008
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I'd been thinking of getting one of these for an age but everyone's polarised reviews put me off completely. Then a few weeks ago I took the plunge as I needed it for a business venture as well as recording myself playing games.

All the dazzles appear to be the same device with different software so it doesn't matter too much which one you get - its more down the cables you buy in addition to your dazzle (they sadly don't tell you that when you buy it that you need more cables) which seems to effect the quality.

Depending on what cables you use (generally a double ended RCA cable and 3 Y Splitter AV cables [1 male to 2 female]) depends on how much lag you get. You can plug in camcorders and your TV and literally press "Start Capture" and it will record but if your recording yourself playing games you cannot just connect your console as there is about a seconds delay before you see what's happening on your PC. That's where the additional cables come in.

The software that's bundled with it is great if your looking to go into great detail with video editing but if not, you can use the Dazzle with Windows Movie Maker and the end result is fine.

What the Dazzle does is great (and if you want 60FPS there's a patch I believe) but just remember to set it up properly for what your using it for.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 2 months ago by ms kim ridgway
1.0 out of 5 stars video creator
Didnt need this item as I sent it back to receive my money back looks good if you wanted to do video's
Published 10 months ago by Lady Maggie Williams
4.0 out of 5 stars Good quality and value for money
This item is great to use and is fairly good quality.

The only issue I had with this capture card is that it didn't come with any adapters which I had to go out and... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Samuel Henry Gurney
4.0 out of 5 stars Great, just don't use it much any more
So, I bought this for recording gameplay on my X-Box 360 and I chose the right product. Cheap, yet I receive good quality video capture. Read more
Published on 1 Nov 2012 by James Green
1.0 out of 5 stars I wasn't 'Dazzled', I was frazzled!
First of all, let me assure you, I am highly computer literate. Not one of these people who couldn't get the thing to work because I don't know how to use a computer. Read more
Published on 21 Feb 2012 by Techsavvy
5.0 out of 5 stars Pinnacle Dazzle
A very easy and straight forward video tool makes video creation fun, and gives a polished end performance a must have tool for enthusiasts.
Published on 18 Dec 2011 by Smudge
5.0 out of 5 stars Pinnacle Dazzle
According to my son it does exactly what it says on the box so he is very happy.
Look forward to many hours of peace and quiet.
Published on 15 Dec 2011 by Jacqui
1.0 out of 5 stars Blue Screen
This product "blue screen's" my pc, and the audio did not record. it was very strange. Whenever it was unplugged, it cut out my pc, so, don't buy if your worried about damaging... Read more
Published on 24 Nov 2011 by Jason Rowbottom
5.0 out of 5 stars dazzle
Very happy with this item, keeps the kids entertained, came in the time allocated, in time for birthday present.
Thank you.
Published on 4 Sep 2011 by janice
1.0 out of 5 stars DON'T BUY IT
Came with version 14 of the software. Full of bugs and keeps crashing. Sound records out of sync with the video. Read more
Published on 29 Aug 2011 by DOESN'T WORK
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