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PinnacleStudio 17 Ultimate (Boxed Version)
 
2.8

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

38%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Freezes or crashes (4)

Best Uses

  • Multimedia (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (5), Personal (3)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Not bad but there's a catch

Works well with only quad core computers, so if you are planning to use with a laptop it better be a Intel i7 or a quad core Intel or AMD desktop. Its very sluggish...Read complete review

Works well with only quad core computers, so if you are planning to use with a laptop it better be a Intel i7 or a quad core Intel or AMD desktop. Its very sluggish on a dual core laptop. Despite the requiremenst for ram, thats not the problem its the processor. Stay away if you are using it with a lowly core 2 Duo machine. I am using it with a quad core and 8 core desktop and it runs fine. Its an easy program to use, a monkey can figure it out. The tech side is pretty lousy but like I said, a monkey can figure it out, no problems so far after 4 projects.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

" BETTER THINK TWICE "

What can I say ? Very simply ..Pinnacle 17 is the worst program that I have ever used. I used the pinnacle 9 on XP for 9 years and it got the job...Read complete review

What can I say ? Very simply ..Pinnacle 17 is the worst program that I have ever used. I used the pinnacle 9 on XP for 9 years and it got the job done just fine. If you need a multi button menu, you can forget it with 17. The 9 was a breeze to create the sixteen button menu which I used. Does this program freeze or crash?, I'm sorry I can't tell you, never got that far... If Technical assistance is what you need, you can forget that to. It's non-existent. But they did figure out that if they took a simple program and made it confusing, ..... THEN THEY CAN CHARGE YOU MONEY TO TELL YOU HOW TO UUUSSSEE IT. Boy, that sure is nice of them! I would recommend this product to ABSOLUTLY NO ONE !! If you want to waste [$] this is the place to do it! At this point, I intend to go with a proven product, you know, the one that also does audio. Yeah, that's the one. This is an excellent example of "Just Cause You Have A Name - Don't Make You Good " P.S.(The one star rating is there only because it has to be and it's as low as you can go.) Good Luck, Bill

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3.0

Great Product-Needs tutorial, Difficult to use

By Overworked and Underpaid

from Brooklyn, NY

About Me Computer Savvy

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • End Results Amazing

Cons

  • Difficult to Navigate
  • Freezes or Crashes
  • Savingexporting Stinks

Best Uses

  • Multimedia

Comments about Pinnacle Studio 17 Ultimate (Boxed Version):

Does phenomenal movies, but very difficult to figure out exactly how to export when you are done. Be careful!! You can lose all your hard work easily

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

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3.0

Over complicated

By John

from Brooklyn New York

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Versatile

Cons

  • Freezes or Crashes

Best Uses

    Comments about Pinnacle Studio 17 Ultimate (Boxed Version):

    I am a retired photographer. I use the product for my personal video's, Pinnacle's old programs were better, because they were simple. They have upgraded to newer formats and technologies which is an improvement, but they also keep adding more
    bells and whistles that are pacifically geared for the low end user. The increased complexity make the program more difficult to use, and cause more crashes. Considering the low price of the program, it is not so bad.

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

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    4.0

    Not bad but there's a catch

    By ernesto

    from los angeles, california

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy to Customize
    • Easy to Navigate

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Multimedia

      Comments about Pinnacle Studio 17 Ultimate (Boxed Version):

      Works well with only quad core computers, so if you are planning to use with a laptop it better be a Intel i7 or a quad core Intel or AMD desktop. Its very sluggish on a dual core laptop. Despite the requiremenst for ram, thats not the problem its the processor. Stay away if you are using it with a lowly core 2 Duo machine. I am using it with a quad core and 8 core desktop and it runs fine. Its an easy program to use, a monkey can figure it out. The tech side is pretty lousy but like I said, a monkey can figure it out, no problems so far after 4 projects.

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

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      4.0

      Great Product

      By Bubbles8406

      from Los Angeles, CA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
      • Easy to Navigate

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Multimedia

        Comments about Pinnacle Studio 17 Ultimate (Boxed Version):

        Just started using the Product, but it is awesome. Just what I wanted. Had a little trouble getting the right product from this company, but once I did, I have been Happy. Thank you

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

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        (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        I give this product a very low rating

        By Tony

        from Columbus, OH

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Pinnacle Studio 17 Ultimate (Boxed Version):

        When it was owned by Avid it was not bad for a consumer product and I go back at least 10 versions. Thinking it would be a great update, not so much since Corel now owns it.If I could return it I would. Don't waste your money instead go for the entry level of Adobe.

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

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        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        " BETTER THINK TWICE "

        By Bill

        from Huntington, Wv

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Pinnacle Studio 17 Ultimate (Boxed Version):

        What can I say ? Very simply ..Pinnacle 17 is the worst program that I have ever used. I used the pinnacle 9 on XP for 9 years and it got the job done just fine. If you need a multi button menu, you can forget it with 17. The 9 was a breeze to create the sixteen button menu which I used. Does this program freeze or crash?, I'm sorry I can't tell you, never got that far... If Technical assistance is what you need, you can forget that to. It's non-existent. But they did figure out that if they took a simple program and made it confusing, ..... THEN THEY CAN CHARGE YOU MONEY TO TELL YOU HOW TO UUUSSSEE IT. Boy, that sure is nice of them! I would recommend this product to ABSOLUTLY NO ONE !! If you want to waste [$] this is the place to do it! At this point, I intend to go with a proven product, you know, the one that also does audio. Yeah, that's the one. This is an excellent example of "Just Cause You Have A Name - Don't Make You Good " P.S.(The one star rating is there only because it has to be and it's as low as you can go.) Good Luck, Bill

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

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        (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Avoid This Product At All Costs

        By Ag Bromide

        from Texas

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Magic Bullet Looks

        Cons

        • Activation Keys
        • Enormous Unhelpful Manual
        • Freezes or Crashes
        • Minimum Specs A Joke
        • Not Very Powerful
        • Very Expensive Support

        Best Uses

        • Anger Management Test
        • Doorstop

        Comments about Pinnacle Studio 17 Ultimate (Boxed Version):

        This company charges outrageous fees for customer support, and the software is designed to ensure that you will need customer support.For example, the "free and easy" download feature for obtaining the very large number of activation keys needed for the audio and video codecs takes me to a blank web page. The only way to get the codecs I've already paid for is to pay $[$]a pop to get them through customer "service." And there are dozens.Search elsewhere for information on this company's products and you will see that mine is not an isolated experience.

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

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        (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        A Real Loser

        By Dan the computerman

        from Kentucky

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Freezes or Crashes

          Best Uses

            Comments about Pinnacle Studio 17 Ultimate (Boxed Version):

            I have used Pinnacle Studio for over 12 years and loved their product running on Windows XP. Microsoft no longer supports XP so I bought a new powerful desktop running 8.1 Pro. I purchased this product and cannot get it to produce anything. Corel's customer support is nonexistent. They want $70 per year to be able to talk with them. I am a Microsoft Certified System Engineer and I recognize junk when I see it. This is junk. Do not buy it!

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

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            (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Product

            By Mike

            from Bethlehem, Pa

            Comments about Pinnacle Studio 17 Ultimate (Boxed Version):

            Easy installation, lots of extras!

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            (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            great Editing software

            By PAR-TRONIC

            from Brooklyn

            Comments about Pinnacle Studio 17 Ultimate (Boxed Version):

            Its a very easy to work with & undestand, many many special video effects, sound effects. Great editing software

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