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Pinnacle Studio 12 Plus

by Pinnacle Systems (UK)
Windows 98 / Vista
2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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  • Real-time multi-track editing
  • Key frame-able 2D/3D motion graphics
  • Scorefitter music generator
  • Clean up and rejuvenate
  • Built-in HD Disc Burning
  • Windows Vista Certified
  • NEW! Web publishing simplified
  • NEW! Refined audio editing
  • NEW! Even more ways to share
  • Scalable user interface
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System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows 98 / Vista
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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Product details

  • Item Weight: 245 g
  • Delivery Destinations: Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
  • ASIN: B001AIAN1C
  • Release Date: 1 July 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,405 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Combining power and simplicity, Pinnacle Studio Plus version 12 lets you take control of the latest HD video technologies, including Blu-ray and AVCHD. All new Pinnacle Montage theme based editing designed by professional producers and artists puts incredible creative power at your fingertips. Simply drag and drop your video and stills to preview your show - and watch your content come alive complete with Hollywood style multi-layered effects, animated graphics, titles and Hi-Fi audio. Edit and polish to your heart's content with the sleek new interface. When you are finished, archive your video memories, publish them on YouTube or enjoy on DVDs and portable devices

Box Contains

  • Pinnacle Studio Plus install DVD
  • Pinnacle Studio Plus
  • Pinnacle Instant DVD Recorder
  • Pinnacle RTFX volume 1
  • SureThing Express Labeler
  • Pinnacle Studio User Guide

  • Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Very relieved. 19 Jun. 2009
    After reading a lot of conflicting reviews, there was something about this product that appealed to me. I was looking for something that was simple to use but had enough power to handle HDV as I had just purchased a Canon HV30.
    I have also just got a very powerful computer (which may account for some of the problems people have had) quad core, 3gig ram, 2gig graphics card etc.
    I downloaded the trial vers. of this product and am pleased to report it works!!
    I am able to import HDV clips, edit them very quickly, then burn the finished product to a Blu-ray disk. When played back on my 32" HD Tv the results look stunning.
    If you want something thats easy to use, but is capable of producing great looking video's it's worth a punt. Just make sure your PC's upto the job.
    I have recently discovered you can burn High def. AVCHD files onto standard DVD disks. These can be played back in full HD on my Blu-ray player. Cool.

    Kev
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    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars Useless 28 May 2009
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    I recently bought this item from Amazon , it is nothing short of useless . It takes ages to load and crashes every time I try and use it . Support is very poor . Do not waste your money on this item as I have done .
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars Ensure your HDAVC camera is firewire enabled. 2 Oct. 2009
    Camera. Panasonic HDC-SD9D. Dissatisfied with limited supplied Pana software I purchased Pinnacle 12 plus to edit HDAVC footage from above camera. I now discover that Pinnacle 12 plus will only accept digital input via fiewire but the above camera is USB only and Pinnacle does not reognise it in USB. Loading into other USB programmes and attemting to transfer footage into Pinnacle results in some scenes being rejected. So be aware.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Pinnacle Studio 12 Plus 7 Sept. 2009
    By SSS
    When it works it's ok - quite good in fact. However, it suffers from the usual Pinnacle bugs.
    My first installation failed to load key elements (eg montage) and, with the help of Pinnacle's support people, had to be uninstalled and then re-installed. That got it working. On a 2Gb CPU with 2G RAM and near-infinite HD capacity it's still a bit of a memory hog.
    On the whole it's better than most other DV editing software and is logical and (when you get used to it) easy to use. Certainly a considerable improvement on earlier versions.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars For pinnacle read not really the tops 12 Nov. 2009
    As previous reviewers have stated the Help is near impossible to access,the program did not work untill I had downloaded a patch,as a result of a system crash and redirection by windows to the appropriate web site.The English help centre is still not working(12/09/09),anyone fancy chatting to a nice Dutch person for tech. advice?.All that Pinnicale seem to want is for their customers to spend on Premium content,and buying the right to have a phone call(you get one free,something like being in jail,but not as much fun!!)
    Ok This is an add on after 2 weeks use and I MUST EAT A BIT OF HUMBLE PIE! I have managed to make a couple of dvds and not had the system crash again. I have managed to get a useful reply to a question from the e mail suport, and although there are dificulties in finding information in the help,I think that I may get to appreciate some of the good points.So I intend to keep on trying.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Pinnacle studio 12 9 Oct. 2009
    good capture and editing capabilities . The way the scenes are presented in pages and there interaction within the applications is better than most of the competition good choice of output capabilites. DVD production is integrated well and allows good menu building and scene management
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    39 of 47 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars Pinnacle - Don't Bother! 26 Jun. 2008
    Having purchased this product and having problems with fuctionality, I tried contacting Pinnacle through their website and received inappropriate responses that could have been "automated" replies or the result of lazy employees. I eventually contacted Pinnacle in the USA and they referred me back to the useless website and to non functioning UK telephone numbers. After you buy this product, they (Pinnacle), seemingly cut themselves off from their customers by only being contactable by a single, expensive PREMIUM RATE telephone number. After 3 days, I have to give up! It could be said that it is my own fault in so much that Studio 11 was also not value for money as it repeatedly crashed resulting in the loss of my work many times.

    I have not found anything better than Sony Vegas for reliability and value for money. It's also cheaper than Pinnacle on Amazon with as good a customer service from Sony as you could hope for. After using Sony Vegas for a while, you will be learning how a professional editing package should work. After a while, you may want to consider moving up to the "Pro" version. Had I have not been made aware of Sony Vegas, I would have given up trying to edit my own videos. Caveat Emptor* (*Buyer beware)
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars pinnacle 12 20 Nov. 2009
    By mon
    I have used Pinnacle for many years and will continue to do so. I find it interesting and easy to use. I think perhaps the music could perhaps be a bit more varied, but overall a very good product.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars No problems
    Just a quick review to state that I originally bought the standard 12 plus version and had no problems with it, so I then purchased the Studio 12 Ultimate version and still find... Read more
    Published on 13 Feb. 2011 by Kimco
    2.0 out of 5 stars Not compatible with AVCHD LITE !!
    After wasting hours of my time trying to produce DVDs that run at the correct playback speed, I have discovered that this is not compatible with AVCHD LITE. Read more
    Published on 4 Feb. 2011 by Medicine Man
    1.0 out of 5 stars Frustrating!!
    I have to use Pinnacle for work and it makes me waste about an 2 hours a day on re-installing. It crashes every time I use it or most of the critical functions stop working. Read more
    Published on 20 Aug. 2010 by Mr. M. Hope
    5.0 out of 5 stars Hats off to Pinnacle
    I have been a Pinnacle Studio user starting with version 7. Version 8 gave me nothing but headakes. I had a go with version 9 and then on to
    Version 9 plus which was the most... Read more
    Published on 14 May 2010 by C. Anthony
    4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good for DVD & AVCHD
    Studio 12+ needs a good PC base to operate correctly, also download the Studio 12 patch from Pinnacle, + Studio 12 beta patch not on Pinnacle site( type into google to find it ) if... Read more
    Published on 2 Mar. 2010 by Bob
    1.0 out of 5 stars Not good
    This software is 100% reliable - it crashes 100% of the time on my machine, so I have never succeeded in making a single video clip using it. Read more
    Published on 9 Nov. 2009 by PlayerPianoPlayer
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