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Pinnacle Systems Studio 9 by PINNACLE SYSTEMS
Pinnacle Systems Studio 9 by PINNACLE SYSTEMS
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent software, June 28 2004
I have used 4 different brands of video editing software around this price point. Pinnacle Studio 9 is the winner in most regards. I'd give Microsoft's movie maker a highly defeatured second place for being very easy to use but far less functional.
Pros of Studio:
- Very flexible
- High quality output
- Version 9 has been completely stable (hardware incompatibilities can cause problems though, as other reviews show, so check if you're compatible -- if you're not, the crashes are a royal pain as I've seen with other video software)
- Burn straight to DVD
- Create DVD scenes in your movie very easily
- Merges in photos effectively
- fades, wipes,… Read more
My Life by Bill Clinton
My Life by Bill Clinton
As the 2nd NY Times review said: "William Jefferson Clinton's "My Life" is, by a generous measure, the richest American presidential autobiography - no other book tells us as vividly or fully what it is like to be president of the United States for eight years. Clinton had the good sense to couple great smarts with a solid education; he arrived in Washington in 1964 and has been the nation's - or perhaps the world's - No. 1 politics junkie ever since. And he can write - as Reagan, Ford, Nixon and Lyndon B. Johnson, to go no farther back, could not."
Unfortunately, this wasn't the review that made it onto the front page. Nevertheless, how can you not read this?
Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0 by ADOBE SYSTEMS
Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0 by ADOBE SYSTEMS
This software is very well done -- exactly as software should be. The basic features that get you 75% of the way there are completely intuitive, really without using the manual. You can quickly adjust brightness levels of photos, crop, etc.
But behind these simple but powerful starter features are an incredible range of really powerful photo editing tools. I just created an photo party invitation with a picture of our 4 year old and used layers to make it look like the cover of a popular magazine. The help files for the more complex features (texturing, text additions, rotations, etc.) are very clear and easily searched.
This is a "killer app" for photo manipulation, at a great… Read more