First of all, I feel sorry


First of all, I feel sorry for you having to uninstall/reinstall the program. Once I uninstall it, I will never reinstall it again; the installation was that hellish for me.

There is a 10.8 update available. I’m not sure if that will fix your problem though. Also, from what it says on the Pinnacle site; you cannot open 10.7 files on any other version of Pinnacle, so in other words, if you can’t get it to work on 10.7, your editing was all done in vain.

To be honest, I have no idea what is wrong. It could be anything. Pinnacle software is notorious for crashing and freezing.

A couple of things to try:

1) Create a new project, put a short video clip on the time line, then go to make movie and see what happens. If it still crashes then you know it wasn’t crashing before because of the amount of film on the time line.

2) When it first says says "initializing" quickly put your disc in the drive. That’s what I usually do to avoid errors.

3) When you select ‘make movie’ quickly select ‘file’ instead of ‘disc’ and see if it still crashes. If it does, then it doesn’t have to do with your dvd drivers and such.

It’s possible your dvd drive is not being friendly with the program. Also, what kind of equipment are you running. It could be that you just don’t have a capable enough computer to run the necessary commands. Pinnacle is a pretty demanding program unfortunately.

Hope this helps. -mogle

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