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Product: Studio DV Plus
Company: Pinnacle Systems
Website: http://www.pinnaclesys.com/
Estimated Street Price: $285.00
Review By:
Julien Jay

Final Results and Overall Mark

Table Of Contents
1: Introduction
2: Features
3: Test
4: Conclusion

Well we have reached the end of the review. Here are my final comments, notes and grades for Pinnacle Systems Studio DV Plus.

 

 

 

 

Final Comments

How It Grades
  Installation: 85%
Support of IEEE 1394 devices: 90%
S-Video Output: 85%

Software: 90%
Features: 95%
Video mounting ease of use: 85%
Price: 90%

Overall: 88%
 

Whether youíre a home user or a corporate user, the Studio DV Plus board is definitely a great buy. For an affordable price youíll have the ultimate and easy to use device to capture and create your own digital films with outstanding software (you canít dream of a better video editing software, really!). But since the device is really versatile itíll also support every OHCI compliant IEEE 1394 devices like Hard Disks, Burners, etc. Thanks to the build S-Video output youíre ready to export your personal productions on traditional VCR without any worries, so if your DV camcorder is a DV-OUT only itís not a problem anymore! Over time the Studio DV Plus will become your best friend to capture, create, share, high quality digital videos in a connected world.

 

 

 

Specs & Package
Overall Score 88%
Version Reviewed Pinnacle Systems Studio DV Plus
Release Date Available Now!
The Good Points

Easy to install and to use,
Complete & features rich software,
S-Video output to record produced films on VCR and analogical devices,
Support every IEEE 1394 camcorders & devices like Hard Disk, ZIP 250, burners, etc,

Affordable.

The Bad Points

Few bugs in Studio software.

Reviewers PC Setup Pentium 4 1.5 Ghz
Intel D850GB Motherboard

Windows Millennium Edition
384 MB PC800 RDRAM w/ECC
DirectX 8
17" Sony Trinitron Monitor
Hercules 3D Prophet II Ultra 64Mb AGP 4x Graphics Card
Sound Blaster Live! Platinum 5.1
Adaptec 19160 Ultra SCSI card
Pinnacle Studio DV Plus
Pinnacle Studio PCTV USB

Microsoft TrackBall Explorer
Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro

DVD Pioneer 105s (16/40x)
Yamaha CRW2100E

PC Required

Minimum System

Windows 98, Me, 2000
Pentium II 450 MHz or Celeron
64MB SDRAM
1 Free PCI Slot
800x600 or greater display with 16 bit colors
CD-Rom Drive
UDMA or SCSI Hard Disk (with at least a 4Mbps transfer rate)
50Mb of free hard disk space to install the software
Mini DV or Digital 8 Camcorder

 

 
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