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Pinnacle Studio Plus Titanium Edition v10.5

by Pinnacle
Windows XP
2.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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Product Features

  • New Library of 25 Video Effects
  • New Mobile Video Formats
  • Faster than Ever!

System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows XP
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000FICO2O
  • Item model number: 210100533
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 7, 2004
  • Average Customer Review: 2.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,430 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Pinnacle Studio Plus v.10.5 Titanium Edition combines the ease of use of an intuitive three-step movie creation process with a powerful engine to quickly capture videos from all popular video devices, including recent HDV, DivX and DVD camcorders. Adding to user-defined keyframeable real-time effects, like HD Pan-and-Zoom, Picture-in-Picture (PIP) and Chroma Key (green screen) are 25 new video effects from RTFx vol.1 collection, making a total of 45 effects that can be mixed for endless creativity. New output options allow for different ways of sharing home movies beyond traditional DVD players: DivX videos, the Web and mobile video players such as Apple Video iPods, Sony PSP.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
38 of 39 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars One star is One too many July 28, 2006
Let me sum up this software "total junk"

Pinnacle will give you one free support phone call for help, then $25 for the next call.

They give you free email support, but answer everything but your problem. They try and blame it on Windows XP, and will have you reload Windows.

I owned Studio 8, and it worked fine. Went to Studio 9, and had a few problems. Upgraded to Studio 9 Plus, and after a week of trying to make it render my projects with no sucess, and crash after crash, I removed it from my machine.

They sent me an offer of their all new 10.5 plus upgrade, Hollywood FX, 3 of their Premium packs, and a hat that says Studio 10 on it. This said that the program had been rebuilt from bottom up. This program should be called "Crash after Crash", and the only thing that works is the hat.

If you feel the urge to waste $100, and hours of your time, just buy this product.

Look at the reviews on Studio 10, and the other Studio products, and most only have one star. Out of over 100 reviews over 95% had one star. I found one with 5 stars, but looking at the reviewers other reviews he is obviously an employee, or share holder in the company. He wrote a 1 star review on a Sony competative product, and 5 star reviews for other Pinnacle products that you would not own if 10.5 worked.
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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful
I had purchased this item because the university had the version 9 and it was nice. Teacher had forwarned us

"Do not buy this product... I am only letting you guys use this because this is the most easiest software for video editing"

Did I listen? No. Silly me purchased this for use in my home because I didn't want to spend hours doing this in the cold school lab. I took hours of video footage. I also used my own voice in some videos like I was suppose to...

When it was time to upload my videos into "movies" and save it for an AVI form... it worked in three of my movies... then... crashed...and crashed... and crashed... and crashed....

So my final project for this class is half done. My presentation for my class was as if I didn't put hours and hours of editing since I was only able to show the 2 out of the 10 videos I did for the class. Thanks to Pinnacle and this POS software, I am expecting an extremely bad grade.

Never buy this product. Ever. Go and get some other video program from other sources. You can download a nice one to preview it and if you like it you can pay the same price. NEVER buy this product.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars From good to bad July 21, 2006
I've been a user of Pinnacle version 8 (which I loved), and needed to update to a version that could burn dual layer DVDs. What a disappointment this "upgrade" has been. Crash after crash. What is most disappointing is that Pinnacle built in a feed back system so the users could "help" them develop a better product. This means to me that they knowingly released bad code, and used their customers as guinny pigs while sticking us for a $100. Guess what, I don't want to help Pinnacle build a better product. I want a product that works when I purchase it.

Lesson learned. Next time I read a bad review on a product, I'm staying away.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
I have studio plus 10.5, not the titanium version, but I am writing my review here because amazon does not appear to carry the standard version.

First, if you do not have a firewire port, you are not able to import your footage from your camera, regardless of what type of connection you have. Secondly, you are unable to import footage from a DVD. The manual and online help clearly say this is possible, but it just isn't.

The last and biggest gripe is the features. Only a portion of the editing tools or effects are made available to you with this version. If you want to do certain things, like import mpeg3 video, you must purchase an activation code!!! Yes I said PURCHASE. If you want the extra features, you must PURCHASE activation codes for each one separately which will nickel and dime you to death (the only one I looked into cost $3.99) This program seems more like something you would download off of tucows to try, rather than purchase at a store.

I can't get past my frustration with having to pay to do every single thing I want to for me to recommend this product for what it does have.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Good Concept but Product Does Not Live Up January 19, 2007
I have been using Studio 8 for some time to edit videos, add titles and menus, and adjust audio and video. Other than an occasional crash, Studio 8 actually worked well, was easy to use, and had many features only found in high-end video production products.

I was excited when Pinnacle came out with 10.5 Titanium. I had read the reviews about Version 10 and problems, but I figured they were now on version 10.5 and all the problems had been worked out. Whoa, was I ever wrong. First of all, Studio 10.5 crashed when installing the bonus CD that came with it. Next, the activation key that comes with registering the bonus did not work. Tryed again, reinstall and activate or unlock a feature and still did not work. Okay, so I can't use that feature, lets fire it up and create a video. My editing system is not the newest but by no means is it a slouch either. I have a 1.8gh system with 1gb ram and an 128mb 8x-AGP NVidia graphics card. The first thing I noticed upon reboot is the additional 3 services Pinnacle added to my system startup to slow it down. When I first fired up Studio 10, it took nearly 2 minutes for the program splash to go away and program to come up. I then imported a video from DVD -- another 10 minutes for 40 minute video. Okay, so now I have a video and everything is great, lets start editing. First thing I noticed is wow, this is really, I mean really, slow. Adding a simple text caption takes about 2 minutes after waiting for 3 hour glasses (one to open the add text caption, one to set options, and one to save your text caption and update the video). Next I wanted to check out all the great features of the Titanium edition. Hey, all the features are premium. Okay, I will just click on the link to add this feature.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Does not work with Windows Operating system!
The product does not work with Windows Operating system! It will not Install at all! What a same! would never buy this product!
Published 19 months ago by Fohtaw NDI William
1.0 out of 5 stars Do not buy this!!
The reviews are accurate. I used it for the first time this morning and it has crashed with blue screen EVERY time. Biggest waste of money I have spent so far on video editing. Read more
Published on July 12, 2007 by Video Services Of Va
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor quality output.
Video output at 100% quality is pixellated. The product mangles the raw footage when it brings it in. I have a Sony HD camcorder FX1 and it takes remarkable video. Read more
Published on June 1, 2007 by J. Berry
1.0 out of 5 stars Would rate it lower than 1 if I could.
Published on May 16, 2007 by Jeff
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't give up hope
Like many other users who suffered through Studio 9 and the patches, I was looking for another program. Read more
Published on April 30, 2007 by Robert Prescott
1.0 out of 5 stars Pinnacle's slogan should be "This is idiot proof software"....
The fact that you purchased our software after several hundred 1 star reviews is proof that you're an idiot (high five). I tried using the trial version with Vista, no-go. Read more
Published on April 9, 2007 by JP
3.0 out of 5 stars High Price & Low Quality
I have Sony camcorder that create AVCHD files. Thus, in order to burn to regular DVD I have to convert to mpeg2 files. Read more
Published on April 4, 2007 by HCM-CUC
1.0 out of 5 stars Bloatware
This is the biggest piece of bloatware I've ever seen. Just to give you an idea of how bloated this is, it installs its own copy of SQL Server (which by the way might screw up your... Read more
Published on March 24, 2007 by M. Hantula
1.0 out of 5 stars Pinnacle or Nadir?
Among stiff competition, this has to be a contender for the worst software ever, particularly in its price category. Almost nothing works, options are preset and cannot be changed. Read more
Published on February 13, 2007 by Rob Burnt
1.0 out of 5 stars Downgrade from Studio 9!!
Studio 9 worked but would occasionally crash. Thought I'd upgrade to 10.6. Installed the program, which took forever. Then installed the patch. Then installed the new driver. Read more
Published on January 23, 2007 by Rhett Jackson
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