hi gang i have been a stud


hi gang i have been a studio user since st8 and i can tell you that yes it did have some problems w/chrashing but im told that it’s been fixed . i still use st9plus and yes it dose seem a little deveious to charge for all the goodies but they are good goodies i think it would be safe to say they did it like that to stay in the low price line, it probably wouldn’t be sold if they made it a complete package about $600+ and i find it a plus that i get to choose the package i want believe me you will not use all of the transistions they offer unless you just want to show off the transisitions. as far as the system itself i found that it needs ram at least 1gig and a deicated gpu wouldn’t hurt i started with a toshiba w/128 ram and a 1.1gigcpu it would take 8hours or more to render and god forbit you would touch something ohh no crash city! believe it or not i use a hp laptop (im a truck driver) so my studio is anywhere i stop for the night i have 2.2gigcpu,1gigram plan to up it to 2gig soon and a ati gpu w/128ram dedicated and i can do a 50 min disc render in about 2hours so here’s what i found out after too much trial and error 1) you need to shut down eveything running in the backgroud, 2) you need to keep the harddrive defraged 3) i use three harddrives, main for the system one for all of my captures and stills and music and the last for all that i render (they recomend the use of two hd’s) 4) if you are doing a long dvd w/chapters you should render each chapter as you finish it to avi file. that makes it a lot easier on the cpu at the final render/burn 5) remember video takes alot of space on the hd so i have a 80 gig for laptop,and two 180 gig for the other two,and i don’t have more than 50% used space on them. keep them defraged dude. even when the analyze says you do not need it, i do it anyway. 6) take your time, we tend to get pumped up when our creative jucies start to flow if you click give it time to respond if you keep clicking it will crash or freeze and like videoman stated you must let it do the background render before you keep adding more transistions you’ll see the green at top of story board once it’s gone it safe to go farther.remember rome wasn’t built in a day, it takes time to make a fine wine. now i don’t know of the other software i only use studio so i can’t say if they are better or worse but i told you all i know of the one you already have and it’s not a bad system. but as soon as i bend mr. compusolver’s brain to figure what cams to get (and take that serious beatdown from momma wifey) i will be looking at other software or just go for the advid liquid. anyway good luck and follow what i said p.s. if you go to pinnacle’s posts you will see that most of what i said is there!

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