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I have used pinnicale for 2 years.
Your right it hangs.
If you are trying to run the bare minimums.
Upgrade your PC……Have plenty of harddrive space. Upgrade to 2 gig of memory. If you have Pinnicle 10 or 11 make sure you have a video card with at least 256 memory.
You cannot even run close to the minimum and make it work.
Lots of other have the same problem
Other than that I like the product.
Thanks for the update.
I am in the process of studying the local market. In fact this forum was one of the steps of that research.
Thanks for the response.
I wish I had a low cost mini DV player. I have looked and can’t find a low cost one.
However, I tape it into my computers editing program and cut a DVD.
Then I either reuse the tape or if it is very important I archive the tape.
The biggest issue with Pinnacle is the minimum computer size for lockups.
they say 1 gig memory – don’t believe it. Go with at least 2 gig
they say a 128 meg video card – once again use at least 256 and a 512 would even be better.
Studio take a good sized machine to really work on.
I had lots of lock ups until I upgraded.
Lots of luck.
I would bet you will net be able to tell the difference.
The larger CCD’s do give a better picture but so many are so small the a CMOS will produce a better picture.
But cost is the biggie. Under a $1000 I do not really see a big difference. $1000 to $3000 you can get a larger CCD and it may make a difference.
However the CMOS chips are getting soooooo good that you may want to view it for the price savings.
sounds like your just getting into this and the people that want you to do the video do not have a lot of money either.
I might suggest you find some equipment you want and of course the materials like tapes DVD etc and charge that till you get some experience. Then after you have done 3 or 4 then you might have a feel for what you can charge.