Reprinted from a Pinnacle Systems press release:

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Pinnacle Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLE – News) announced today that Pinnacle Edition(TM) DV will be the platform for the DV Revolution Free Seminar Tour presented by, a national digital media training company. Following the September 30 launch in Los Angeles, the DV Revolution Free Seminar Tour will begin a year-long, nationwide, 80 date road show. Other partners participating in the free seminar series include Canon, Intel, and Microsoft.

The DV Revolution Free Seminars will focus on showing corporate and event video professionals, educators and DV filmmakers the speed, quality and ease of use that today’s new, more powerful digital video solutions offer.

During the seminars, attendees will see professional instructors shoot, edit and deliver a complete digital video project in 2-1/2 hours. Using Pinnacle Edition DV, video will be captured from a Canon camcorder and edited on a Microsoft XP-based HP workstation powered by Intel Pentium(TM) 4 processors. The final, interactive video, complete with menus, titles, transitions and background music will be recorded to a DVD and played back to illustrate the quality that can be achieved.

“The DV Revolution Free Seminars are a great opportunity for videographers and video enthusiasts alike to see, first-hand, the power and flexibility of Pinnacle Edition DV,” said Scott Taylor, VP Marketing, Business & Consumer Division at Pinnacle Systems. “In each free seminar, instructors will demonstrate Pinnacle Edition’s Sub-pixel processing that offers the highest-quality output for the final product, InstantSave(TM) technology that backs up video projects automatically, background rendering that allows video editors to continue working while effects render in the background, as well as the many other innovative features included in the product.”

“Over the last three years, our coast-to-coast workshops and digital media tutorial products have helped tens of thousands of people in the fields of corporate training, marketing, filmmaking, education, science, medicine, politics and religion get their message across in the most powerful media language on earth,” said Josh Mellicker, President/CEO of

“Intel is excited to be a part of the DV Revolution Free Seminar Tour,” said David L Brown, Director of Intel’s Platform Enabling Group. “These free video-editing and authoring seminars are a perfect opportunity to demonstrate to a wide audience how the latest Intel Pentium(TM) 4 processors and Intel Xeon(TM) processors are the best platform for high-end video-editing applications like Pinnacle Edition.”

“For years, has earned rave reviews for their excellent ‘Secrets of Shooting Great DV’ workshops featuring the Canon XL1S & GL2. Now, Canon is very pleased to be chosen for the DV Revolution Free Seminar Tour as the DV camcorder product line with the most advanced features, the highest picture quality and the most creative flexibility available on the market,” said Michael C. Zorich, Marketing Director for Canon U.S.A’s Photographic Products Group.

For more information on dates and locations of the free seminars, or to register, visit: