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Thread: Upgrading to Studio 9

  1. #1

    Default Upgrading to Studio 9

    I Have studio 8
    Is it worth getting studio 9 for £54??
    what extra`s does it have because I looked on the pinnacle website but it doesnt seem to provide a lot of information in the differences between version 8 and 9

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Berkshire, UK


    Well, aside from the obvious performance and reliability enhancements (especially over 8 whose DVD authoring capabilities were buggy) there are many functionality enhancements (VST support, output to MPEG4, output Dolby Digital Audio, Chromakey (with 9Plus), and many others. Here is a list of the main features:

    Product Highlights:
    Includes full version of Studio Plus version 9 video editing software
    Includes full version of Pinnacle Hollywood FX Plus
    Captures video in MPEG-1, MPEG-2 or AVI format
    Connects to your computer's Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port
    S-Video/composite input and output
    Advanced Video Editing
    PLUS : Multi-track video editing
    PLUS : Chroma Key (Blue screen) effects
    PLUS : Picture-in-Picture (PIP) effects
    PLUS : Animated photo slide shows with Pan-and-Zoom effects
    Capture and edit wide-screen (16:9) or standard (4:3) video*
    Capture and edit footage from your DV, Digital8 or MicroMV digital camcorder*
    Capture and edit footage from your 8mm, VHS, SVHS, VHS-C, or SVHS-C analogue camcorder*
    Capture and edit DVD* quality MPEG video from your DV or Digital8 camcorder*
    Import and edit MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 files*
    Easy drag-and-drop editing lets you assemble your masterpiece
    Advanced timeline features for frame-by-frame editing
    Preview window shows your edits immediately

    Transitions and Video Effects
    More than 100 scene transitions and Hollywood FX 3D transitions
    Professional title effects with Pinnacle TitleDeko™, including drop shadows and neon glows
    Fast/slow motion effects
    Special video effects and image correction
    Video enhancement
    Image stabilization
    Automatic colour correction
    Analogue cleaner
    Support for RTFx™ plug-ins
    Effect fade in fade out

    Audio Features and Effects
    Import background music as MP3 files or rip directly from an audio CD
    Record your own voice-over narration
    Create custom musical soundtracks precisely matched to the duration of your movie
    Audio noise removal
    Stereo panning
    Surround sound pan
    Graphic EQ
    Support for VST™ audio effect plug-ins

    INCLUDES Pinnacle Hollywood FX Plus!
    Professional plug-in for Pinnacle Studio
    288 Unique 2D & 3D transitions and video effects
    Customizable, with included editor

    Advanced Video Publishing
    Share your movies on video tape, DVD, Video CD, and the Internet*
    Burn a video CD or DVD* that you can play on your living room DVD player*
    Supports single and dual-layer* DVD burning
    Output MPEG-1, MPEG-2 & MPEG-4*
    Output Dolby® Digital Audio*
    Output wide-screen (16:9)* or standard (4:3) video
    Output Windows Media® 9

    That's my opinion. If you don't like it I have others

    System: Apple Macbook Pro 17, and an external Freecom 500GB eSATA drive.
    Software: Final Cut Studio 2 (FCP 6, Motion 3, Soundtrack Pro 2, Color, DVD Studio Pro 4, Compressor 3), Sonicfire Pro 4.5
    Favourite Resources:, Free DVD menus, Ken Stone's FCP Page, Wikivid

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Houston, TX


    Highly recommend. As mentioned by LJR it is well worth it as the newer features/enhancements and stability issues are priceless. I have been very happy so far.

    DO IT!!!!!
    AMD Athlon 3200
    Asus A7N8X Dlux
    ATI Video
    1 Gig Mem
    Windows XP Pro
    2 Seagate ATA 160 Gig HD,1 Maxtor 120 Gig HD
    Sony DRU-510 DVD/CD Burner
    Viewsonic 19\"LCD
    Pinnacle 10 PlusMediaSuite
    PremierPro 1.5 Suite
    Sony HVR-A1U 1080i HDV Camcorder

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