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Product: Studio 7
Company: Pinnacle Systems
Estimated Street Price: $99.99
Review By: Julien Jay


Table Of Contents
1: Introduction & OverView
2: Mounting a Video
3: Special Effects & Exporting

4: Conclusion

   Pinnacle Systems is well known for the outstanding video capturing hardware the company has produced for years. From the legendary DC30+ to the recent DV500+ video capturing boards, Pinnacle is the undeniable worldwide video solutions leader. When Pinnacle released its first mainstream ‘Studio’ hardware products they were all bundled with a video mounting software dubbed Studio that was designed by Pinnacle. This software was acclaimed all over the world for the incredible number of features it offers, its unrivalled ease of use, and more. Recently, Pinnacle, the only company to have won 7 grammy awards, has updated their famous Studio software to version 7. Studio 7 is currently available as a stand alone software package so everyone can purchase it, without the need to own a Pinnacle hardware since the software is compatible with every video capturing devices from WebCams to DV camcorders. Studio 7 is a major update to the Studio software as we’ll see in this extensive review.


Presented in a nice DVD like jewel case, Studio 7 comes on a single CD. After you’ve inserted it, the setup begins and ask you to enter your serial number. Once the serial has been validated you’ll be able to perform a typical or custom install and a few minutes later, Studio 7 is ready to be used. However it’s advised that you reboot your computer before starting to use the software. Once the computer has restarted you’re prompted to register the software over the internet and then you’re ready to mount your videos. Since Pinnacle Systems constantly works to improve its software, it's strongly advised you download on their website the latest patch for Studio 7.


  Mounting a video »


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