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I haven’t had the problems some have experienced with Pinnacle crashing (at least not since V10, … which was so bad, I reverted back to V9 until V11 came out). I hate their customer support & think the render times are outrageous, especially on HD. But overall, my experience was excellent with Pinnacle (except V10).
That being said, I recently bought Sony Vegas, and while not as intuitive as Pinnacle, I am getting used to it and really like it. No long render times, more video and audio tracks, nice effects, etc. Pinnacle was relatively easy to use (but I also have used it for 5-6 years). The more I work with Sony Vegas, the more I like it.