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PinnacleStudio 17 Ultimate (Boxed Version)
 
2.8

(based on 8 reviews)

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33%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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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.

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          • Business
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          • 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

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            • Business
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            • PC

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            (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            I give this product a very low rating

            By Tony

            from Columbus, OH

            Verified Buyer

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                  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.

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                  • Business
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                  • PC

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                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  " BETTER THINK TWICE "

                  By Bill

                  from Huntington, Wv

                  Verified Buyer

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                        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

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                        • Business
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • PC

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                        (4 of 5 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.

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                        • Business
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                        • PC

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                        (7 of 7 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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                            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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