Pinnacle Blue Box Compatibility

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    • #38945
      Avatarskidude
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      I bought Pinnacle Studio 8 with the included capture card and “blue box” input device for analog video input. My hard drive crashed and needed Studio to be reinstalled, but I can’t find the original cds. Studio 8 is no longer sold, but Studio 9 is, and Studio 10 is just coming out. Will Studio 9 and/or Studio 10 work with the capture card and “blue box” I still have?

      Secondly, can I use another product with it and, if so, which programs are compatible?

  • #169057
    AvatarAnonymous
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    I have that card/software set…. though I haven’t used it for quite a while.
    No…. There is no other software that is completely compatible with the card’s input. When I was using it, it was quite frustrating to have to continually switch from capturing through the card to editing in Adobe.

    However, I use all firewire inputs now and do analogue conversions through the DV deck inputs.

    I really liked the sleekness of that card’s inputs and s-vid outputs. Some genius out there should reverse engineer the thing to make it useful to the more popular highend softwares.

    It also had some sort of hardware conflict with my audigy card.

  • #169058
    Avatarskidude
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    The “blue box” is just the input/output plugs (RCA & Svideo). The box plugs into the internal analog-to-digital converter card that Pinnacle calls the AVDV card. It has worked pretty well, considering I copy the entire Hi8 tape to the hard drive before editing.

    I’ve heard that Adobe Premiere doesn’t work, but wonder if other like Premiere Elements, Roxio Easy Media Creator 7.5 or or Ulead VideoStudio9 might work.

    If I need to buy Pinnacle Studio again, would it be worth waiting for version 10 to come out or just buy version 9? My version 8 seemed to work OK but I don’t know if the newer versions are better.

  • #169059
    AvatarAnonymous
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    if you’re really in need…

    I could give you my disk. I’ll never need it again.

  • #169060
    AvatarVideoman
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    Studio 9 does work with the breakout box
    You need the studio AV/DV Drivers
    Pinnacle used to bundle Adobe Premiere with their high end capture cards until they brought out “Edition” and Liquid edition.
    You need the drivers for it though. I have drivers that run Premiere 7. Don’t know where that lies in the range of Premiere – I don’t use it. Tried Studio 9 when I had a deadline to meet. Stupid Edition wouldn’t work. Crashed the computer all the time. My studio 9 is stable – no problems – does what I want it to do.. It is on a dedicated editing computer – nothing else but nero on it.

    If you want the Premiere drivers say the word and I will send

  • #169061
    Avatarnlukmani
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    skidude Wrote:

    I bought Pinnacle Studio 8 with the included capture card and "blue box" input device for analog video input. My hard drive crashed and needed Studio to be reinstalled, but I can’t find the original cds. Studio 8 is no longer sold, but Studio 9 is, and Studio 10 is just coming out. Will Studio 9 and/or Studio 10 work with the capture card and "blue box" I still have?

    Secondly, can I use another product with it and, if so, which programs are compatible?

    Hello Skidude. I have the same exact issue you had in 2005. I cannot get my BlueBOX to work and trying to download the driver from Pinnacle Studio 8 hardware requires a Serial Number. My Studio 8 discs are lost or thrown away. Can anyone help, please?

    Nasser

  • #169062
    Avatarnlukmani
    Participant

    Videoman Wrote:

    Studio 9 does work with the breakout box
    You need the studio AV/DV Drivers
    Pinnacle used to bundle Adobe Premiere with their high end capture cards until they brought out "Edition" and Liquid edition.
    You need the drivers for it though. I have drivers that run Premiere 7. Don’t know where that lies in the range of Premiere – I don’t use it. Tried Studio 9 when I had a deadline to meet. Stupid Edition wouldn’t work. Crashed the computer all the time. My studio 9 is stable – no problems – does what I want it to do.. It is on a dedicated editing computer – nothing else but nero on it.

    If you want the Premiere drivers say the word and I will send

    I would really appreciate it if you can send me the Premiere drivers. I have the same issue where my BlueBOX cannot be recognized by any software. Thanks for your help. Nasser

  • #169063
    AvatarRaven
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    My husband has Studio 8; has had good results with Roxio Easy Creator 7.5 in the past.

    WinXP Pro SP1 could not load the AV/DV Drivers; back when he first bought Studio 8 and I was installing everything. I downloaded an updated Driver from Pinnacle’s website at the time; which was fine.

    I just had to reformat and reload everything in this system; updating to SP2. Now, I am faced with the problem of no AV/DV Driver update being available from Pinnacle; as they have discontinued all Support and Downloads for Studio 8 ( this should be against the law, in my opinion, grrrrr…… )

    Does anyone know where I can get an updated, workable AV/DV Driver?

    Thanks,
    Ravenquille

  • #169064
    Avatarnlukmani
    Participant

    Raven Wrote:

    My husband has Studio 8; has had good results with Roxio Easy Creator 7.5 in the past.

    WinXP Pro SP1 could not load the AV/DV Drivers; back when he first bought Studio 8 and I was installing everything. I downloaded an updated Driver from Pinnacle’s website at the time; which was fine.

    I just had to reformat and reload everything in this system; updating to SP2. Now, I am faced with the problem of no AV/DV Driver update being available from Pinnacle; as they have discontinued all Support and Downloads for Studio 8 ( this should be against the law, in my opinion, grrrrr…… )

    Does anyone know where I can get an updated, workable AV/DV Driver?

    Thanks,
    Ravenquille

    I just installed Studio 8 and it worked on XP.

    Now I am facing the same challenge on Vista as Studio 8 is not compatible with Vista. I think it is time to junk my Blue Box and buy a coponent to dv converter of some sort. Anyone have any suggestions? Please feel free to email me at nlukmani@yahoo.com. Thanks.

    Nasser

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