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Jul 18, 2006, 10:13 PM
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winmacguy
Jul 18, 2006, 10:52 PM
Although I have never used any of the DV editing packages mentioned I would have to say that the reviewer was fairly balanced. I guess it is a bit hard for Apple to suck in this area though.

ppc_michael
Jul 18, 2006, 11:36 PM
I'm surprised they even mention Pinnacle Studio. I've used three versions and have had massive problems with all three where, after a transition or cut, the audio will be mismatched or pop loudly or the video will stutter, oh it's terrible.

redAPPLE
Jul 19, 2006, 01:34 AM
For HDV content—and especially if you have an older computer—you'll find editing faster and more responsive if the software lets you use low-resolution proxy created from the captured footage, saving the heavy crunching for the rendering phase, when the program applies your edits to the original file.

doesn't final cut pro do this?

iJUNKY
Jul 19, 2006, 04:19 AM
hate hate hate pinnacle. kept crashing on me, and messing up my codecs

SPUY767
Jul 19, 2006, 08:41 AM
Did they declare a winner, or is this like a suburban kids soccer match where you just kick it around for 2 hours and then declare that everyone is a winner because yo don't want to hurt anyone's feelings.

Although I have never used any of the DV editing packages mentioned I would have to say that the reviewer was fairly balanced. I guess it is a bit hard for Apple to suck in this area though.

I think it may be a case where instead of the traditional Apple slandering, which just wouldn't work in this case, they just make up higher scores for the other guys. . . I don't know, but having used everything except for the CyberLink trash, I find it hard to believe that these guys can even compete with Apple in this particular arena.

Eraserhead
Jul 19, 2006, 08:57 AM
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kingtj
Jul 19, 2006, 09:18 AM
I've used ULead Studio (version 9, and now they're on 10 with even more improvements) and I thought it was a pretty competent video editing package for Windows.

One of the main reasons I bought a Mac in the first place was my desire to edit video footage from my Sony DV camcorder. I quickly realized that in Windows, most of the software was unstable or clumsy to use.

That was about 4 years ago though, and I think a few of the Windows editing packages have come a LONG way since then. Plus, Adobe has thrown their hat back in the game with Premiere Elements for Windows - since they've abandonned the Mac in that area.

Apple's iMovie is what most Mac users are going to start out using for video work -- not Final Cut Express or Pro. iMovie is lacking in a few areas, including no true mixer for editing audio. I still prefer my Mac for video editing work, by far. But it's not wise to blow off all the Windows editing packages as substandard. They're playing catch-up.



Did they declare a winner, or is this like a suburban kids soccer match where you just kick it around for 2 hours and then declare that everyone is a winner because yo don't want to hurt anyone's feelings.


I think it may be a case where instead of the traditional Apple slandering, which just wouldn't work in this case, they just make up higher scores for the other guys. . . I don't know, but having used everything except for the CyberLink trash, I find it hard to believe that these guys can even compete with Apple in this particular arena.

mduser63
Jul 20, 2006, 08:08 AM
doesn't final cut pro do this?

Yes it does.

redAPPLE
Jul 24, 2006, 01:19 AM
Yes it does.

any links about low-res editing?