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Pinnacle Dazzle DVD Recorder HD

B&H # PIDDVDRHD Mfr # 9900-65201-00
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Product Highlights
  • Convert Video from Most Camcorders
  • Capture Video from Gaming Consoles
  • Capture Video from VCRs
  • Hardware & Software Package
  • USB 2.0 Connection to Windows Computer
  • For Any Device with S-Video or RCA Out
  • Make Movies with Studio HD Software
  • Add Effects, DVD Menus & Themes
  • Share Your Movies on DVD, YouTube & More

Dazzle DVD Recorder HD from Pinnacle is a hardware/software package that lets you capture video from various devices and edit it. It includes a USB capture device and Pinnacle's Studio HD v.14 capture and editing software. It supports capturing from any analog or digital device, including a VCR, camcorder, and gaming console, via S-Video or Composite RCA inputs. Please note, the USB device isn't capable of capturing without the included Studio HD v.14. Also, if you'd like to edit the captured video in an editing program other than Studio HD, you can do so by converting the captured video to a format compatible with your program, but you'll need an optional converter software.

The keystone of the package is the Dazzle USB capture device, with an RCA composite video input, an S-Video input, stereo analog audio inputs, and a USB 2.0 output. If you've got a free USB 2.0 input on your Windows computer and some free hard drive space, you can use the Dazzle device to start capturing video to your computer, so you can edit it with the included software and share it just about any digital way you can imagine – to YouTube, on DVD, or to files that are compatible with iPods, Sony PSP, or Microsoft Xbox.

And don't stop at mere editing. Pinnacle Studio HD version 14 software helps you create multi-stream video effects and apply pre-defined themes with ease. It includes Hollywood-style animations and transitions and more than 80 Montage themes, so you can customize and personalize your refreshed video just about any way you can imagine. The Windows software package also helps you create DVD menus.

Note! Video capture is not in HD. You can use S-Video or composite video outputs on an HD camcorder to capture video, however.

Quickly Import Photos and Videos
The included high-quality video capture device makes it easy to import standard-definition video from a variety of analog sources. You can also edit video from an HD camcorder, using its analog SD outputs
Turn Home Movies into DVDs
Protect your priceless home video memories by transferring them to DVD – then share them with friends and family
Be the Director
The included Pinnacle Studio HD v.14 software helps you bring your creative vision to life – complete with Hollywood-style animations, effects, sounds, and music
Make Your Movies Stand Out – Instantly
Easily create distinctive looks with over 80 included Montage templates, featuring animations, multi-layer effects, transitions, and titles designed by professional producers and artists
Sharing Options as Limitless as Your Creativity
Save your masterpiece straight to DVD, upload directly to YouTube, or output to Flash, QuickTime, PS3, Nintendo Wii, Xbox, and more
Dazzle USB Video Capture Device
Capture directly from analog sources, including VCRs, gaming consoles, and video cameras
Advanced Output Options
Upload directly to web or output to mobile devices
Pinnacle Studio HD v.14
Make and share great movies easily
Minimum System Requirements Windows 7, Windows Vista (SP2), Windows XP (SP3)
Intel Pentium or AMD Athlon 1.8 GHz (2.4 GHz or higher recommended)
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz required for AVCHD*
Intel Core 2 Quad 2.66 GHz or Intel Core i7 required for AVCHD* 1920
1 GB system memory recommended, 2 GB required for AVCHD*
DirectX 9 or 10 compatible graphics card with 64 MB (128 MB or higher recommended)
Graphics card with 256 MB required for HD and AVCHD*
DirectX 9 or higher compatible sound card
3.2 GB of disk space
DVD-ROM drive to install software
Free USB 2.0 port

Accessories
CD burner for creating Video CDs or Super Video CDs (S-VCDs)
DVD burner for creating DVD and AVCHD* discs

*Requires free online product activation
Output Formats AVCHD*, DVD (DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R or DVD+RW, dual layer), S-VCD, Video CD (VCD)
Apple iPod, Sony PSP/PS3, Nintendo Wii, Microsoft Xbox compatible formats*
DV, HDV, AVI, DivX*, RealVideo 8, WMV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4*, Flash, 3GP*, WAV, MP3*, QuickTime MOV (SD format) files
Dolby Digital 2-channel audio

*Requires free online product activation
Inputs Composite video (1x RCA)
Stereo analog audio (2x RCA)
S-Video (1x mini-DIN)
Outputs USB 2.0
Pinnacle Dazzle DVD Recorder HD
  • Dazzle USB Video Capture Device
  • Pinnacle Studio HD v.14 Software
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    PinnacleDazzle DVD Recorder HD
     
    4.3

    (based on 21 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to install (10)
    • Easy to use (8)
    • Reliable (6)
    • Good graphics quality (4)
    • Easy to navigate (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Multimedia (6)
      • Everyday (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Professional (5), Power user (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (7)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (7)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      I would recomend this product to friends

      Easy to install. Works very well with Win 7 64bits. The editing software is user friendly. Easy to use and record the old video tapes.

      Easy to install. Works very well with Win 7 64bits. The editing software is user friendly. Easy to use and record the old video tapes.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not Ideal, but it Does Work

      I needed a method of capturing standard definition video from an old camcorder and a VCR. The previous devices (I owned 3) were not Windows 7 compatible, and the device I purchased that...Read complete review

      I needed a method of capturing standard definition video from an old camcorder and a VCR. The previous devices (I owned 3) were not Windows 7 compatible, and the device I purchased that was compatible broke within a few months. I finally found the Dazzle device, and while it does work, it's not an easy device. It doesn't work with Vegas Video (the editor I use) and the standalone capture program gave me nothing but trouble. I had to install and use Pinnacle 14 (included) and had additional difficulties. It took several attempts to get it to capture, and even when it finally did capture, the captured video ended halfway through the tape I was transferring. Not a great choice for video capture. Good luck finding something better though.

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      5.0

      Love my dazzle!

      By Kevdog

      from Calicfornia

      Comments about Pinnacle Dazzle DVD Recorder HD:

      This produce is awesome! I got it to transfer my home videos to DVD/hard drive! It is so simple to use! I love it!

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      5.0

      Excellent product

      By hank407

      from Eastern Ky.

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Pinnacle Dazzle DVD Recorder HD:

          I use it for video input - it is an excellent addition to my equipment.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          very pleased

          By Grammy

          from NH

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Navigate

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Multimedia

            Comments about Pinnacle Dazzle DVD Recorder HD:

            having many old vcr tapes that we wished to transfer to dvd and also to enjoy watching them on our computer. Our Dazzle recorded works beautiful and is easy to use. no negatives to report.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            4.0

            Excelent!

            By Eduardo Aranda

            from Monterrey, Mexico

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Pinnacle Dazzle DVD Recorder HD:

                  I like it... (:

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  5.0

                  Archive those Old Family VHS Tapes

                  By Neal S

                  from Redmond WA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Simple

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Archive Old Video

                    Comments about Pinnacle Dazzle DVD Recorder HD:

                    A great way to archive your old family VHS Tapes. VHS Tapes will gradually lose quality and eventually go blank. DVD should resolve that issue.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC

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                    5.0

                    Simple and great price

                    By McBlue

                    from Greenville, SC

                    About Me Gamer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Customize
                    • Easy to Navigate
                    • Great price
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                    • Additional Cables Needed
                    • Learning Curve

                    Best Uses

                    • Gaming Recording
                    • Multimedia

                    Comments about Pinnacle Dazzle DVD Recorder HD:

                    It is really simple to setup and go. Comes with software that helps with editing videos and the way to record the videos.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC

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                    5.0

                    awesome

                    By tjb

                    from brooklyn, ny

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Pinnacle Dazzle DVD Recorder HD:

                          so much fun to bring the memories back, without breaking the bank

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • PC

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                          4.0

                          Was Surprise it would work!

                          By A.Terry

                          from Queens, New York

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                          • Easy to Navigate

                          Cons

                          • Not Very Powerful

                          Best Uses

                          • Educational Purposes
                          • Multimedia

                          Comments about Pinnacle Dazzle DVD Recorder HD:

                          Was looking for another product made by pinnacle, but B & H did not carry it anymore, so I had to take the dazzle, because I was working on a project for church and needed something to capture video off of a camera. I was looking for something powerful, and to capture directly to Premiere. I was surprised the dazzle worked. It did not work with Premiere directly, but I was able to turn the raw footage into AVI's and then import the AVI videos to Premiere. I am still in the market for a video driver that works with Premiere, but I had a shoe string budget to work with in the beginning, so I was pleased regardless.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • PC

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                          5.0

                          Does what it claims

                          By Tony

                          from Brooklyn

                          About Me Cinephile

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Install
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Good Graphics Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use

                            Comments about Pinnacle Dazzle DVD Recorder HD:

                            Used it to transfer a video tape to computer for editing

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                            4.0

                            More than I expected

                            By Gargreen

                            from Bloomfield, CT

                            About Me Av Dir At My Church, Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Install
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Good Graphics Quality
                            • Reliable Performance

                            Cons

                            • Not Firewire

                            Best Uses

                            • Captures Streams And Edit

                            Comments about Pinnacle Dazzle DVD Recorder HD:

                            I use Dazzle DVD Recorder when streaming our Church events. We bought it as a temporary fix but it has far exceeded our expectations and is not so temporary anymore.

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                              5.0

                              Wow, was I surprized

                              By CleverCelt

                              from Buchanan, NY

                              About Me Professional

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Install
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Good Graphics Quality
                              • Reliable Performance

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday use
                                • Graphic Design
                                • Movies
                                • Multimedia

                                Comments about Pinnacle Dazzle DVD Recorder HD:

                                I purchased this product out of desperation. I was stuck on a job with a HD pipeline push camera and My DVR (Digital Video Recorder) was not operating.I had no way to capture the work in progress until I purchased the Dazzle. Now I don't even use the (expensive) DVR anymore.
                                Works great and full of great features!
                                Thank You Pinnacle.

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                                4.0

                                It works as advertised

                                By cagney123

                                from Albuquerque, NM

                                About Me Power user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Install
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Good Graphics Quality
                                • Reliable Performance

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Pinnacle Dazzle DVD Recorder HD:

                                    The software included cost me twice as much as this hardware a couple years ago. Pinnacle video to digital editing works very well. The newest version isn't any better really, so enjoy version 14. I use this hardware to load old Hi-8 video onto the computer for editing and saving. It works just fine...much better than the old days when computers couldn't keep up with 30 frames per second.
                                    I gave the hardware 4 stars because i can't get it to work with Sony and Cyberlink software...only Pinnacle. But since they include the software and it works fine it surely deserves 4 stars.

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                                    2.0

                                    Not Ideal, but it Does Work

                                    By Kyle Olson, Author, Editor, Genius

                                    from San Antonio, TX

                                    About Me Cinephile, Editor, Power user, Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Windows 7 compatible

                                    Cons

                                    • Cumbersome Software
                                    • Difficult To Use
                                    • Poor Graphics Quality
                                    • Unreliable Performance

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Best Used In A Pinch Only

                                    Comments about Pinnacle Dazzle DVD Recorder HD:

                                    I needed a method of capturing standard definition video from an old camcorder and a VCR. The previous devices (I owned 3) were not Windows 7 compatible, and the device I purchased that was compatible broke within a few months. I finally found the Dazzle device, and while it does work, it's not an easy device. It doesn't work with Vegas Video (the editor I use) and the standalone capture program gave me nothing but trouble. I had to install and use Pinnacle 14 (included) and had additional difficulties. It took several attempts to get it to capture, and even when it finally did capture, the captured video ended halfway through the tape I was transferring. Not a great choice for video capture. Good luck finding something better though.

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                                    4.0

                                    Reliable, affordable digitizer

                                    By jschaeferva

                                    from Washington DC metro

                                    About Me Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Install
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Reliable Performance

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Multimedia
                                      • Video Transfers

                                      Comments about Pinnacle Dazzle DVD Recorder HD:

                                      I got the product to get old 3/4" tape onto a digital format. Thus far it's been incredibly efficient and user-friendly. The software that comes with the unit is easy to use and allows you to both digitize the tape onto a designatable drive, and then to transfer the material onto dvd if so desired.

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                                      1.0

                                      Troubleshooting dropped video frames

                                      By Video Daddy-o

                                      from Broken Arrow, OK

                                      About Me Casual User

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Install
                                      • Tbd

                                      Cons

                                      • Tbd

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Tbd

                                      Comments about Pinnacle Dazzle DVD Recorder HD:

                                      The import process is dropping video frames resulting in the replay being choppy and audio/video out of sync. I have submitted an issue and have been contacted immediately by Corel tech help. They seem eager to get the issue resolved. We will see how that ends up.

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                                      4.0

                                      Works as advertised

                                      By antares

                                      from NYC

                                      About Me Casual User

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Install
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Reliable Performance

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Movies

                                        Comments about Pinnacle Dazzle DVD Recorder HD:

                                        Using this with Avid Studio editing SW. Works fine - no problems. Only been using it for a week or so, therefore can't comment on long-term performance

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                                        5.0

                                        Perfect for my needs

                                        By Todd

                                        from NY

                                        About Me Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Install
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Reliable Performance

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Everyday use

                                          Comments about Pinnacle Dazzle DVD Recorder HD:

                                          I use this product to upload and edit video from the HD video camera to DVD. The interface works very well and its quick!

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                                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          4.0

                                          Nice Product

                                          By KCACsports

                                          from Wichita, Kan.

                                          About Me Power user

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Install

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Multimedia

                                            Comments about Pinnacle Dazzle DVD Recorder HD:

                                            We are using this to connect additional cameras for doing live video streaming. So far so good.

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                                            5.0

                                            dazzle

                                            By djbrown2320

                                            from new york

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Comments about Pinnacle Dazzle DVD Recorder HD:

                                            to connect camera to laptop works great!!

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                                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Simply the best!

                                            By Mike Wood

                                            from Durham, NC

                                            About Me Business Owner

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Highly Compatible
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Professional Quality

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Complex Projects
                                              • Home Movies
                                              • Independent Films
                                              • In The Studio

                                              Comments about Pinnacle Dazzle DVD Recorder HD:

                                              I use the Dazzle to show live on air broadcast using my camcorder. It is so easy to use and is the best piece of equipment that I have ever purchased. It is also very inexpensive!

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                                              • No

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