Studio DV v.7 represents a complete solution
for working with and arranging video from digital camcorders. Functions
for video processing are carried out by "DV/FireWire video capture board"
PCI card and
Pinnacle Studio software for video editing.
The Firewire interface has not penetrated
into computers as standard yet. Therefore, the devices for video
processing are connected through additional cards with Firewire
interface. Just one such card is part of tested package.
Why digital video? Data can be stored and
recorded into and from the computer. For example, you do not have to
store your film materials on a video tape immediately, but you can wait
till more materials are collected, then you can arrange and edit the
video and after that store it on the tape. When you have a digital
camcorder, you can shoot anything and you do not have to worry that the
film can spoil your work in the end. Parts which you do not like can be
easily cut or skipped when recording. Data can be stored on a CD which
is not too prone to mechanical damage as the VHS tape.
MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
300 MHz or faster Pentium ®II or equivalent
64 MB RAM (128 MB recommended)
Windows® ® 98 Second Edition, Windows Millennium, Windows 2000 or Windows XP
DirectX (or higher) compatible graphics and sound boards
One free PCI slot
200 MB of disk space to install software
120 MB of disk space for every 20 minutes of video captured at preview quality (4 GB for every 20 minutes of finished movie).
Hard disk drive must be capable of sustained throughput of at least 4MB
/sec. (All SCSI and most UDMA drives will work)
The Pinnacle Studio program has been
designed for editing and processing video on a semi-professional level
and is supplied together with the card.
On the installation CD, there is version
7.01.3. Advancing development brings new updates, improvements and
solutions of some problems. This update you can download from the
Internet. At first start of the program, the automatic Internet
connection and getting update files are offered. On 11th February 2002
the current version was represented by version 7.07.1. The update brings
support of further devices (camcorders and web cameras) and solutions of
some possible problems (more information you can find on pinnaclesys.com
). This update pack has 9,76MB.
Stunning scene transitions - Program
provides various effects for particular shots. For example 3D effects as
"reverse screen" or "broken glass" and many
others that give your film new dimension. Effects for slowing up or
speeding up the record. Correction for light, color and contrast.
TitleDeko™ - a file containing more
than 300 styles of subtitles with possibility of changing font and
creating new styles.
SmartSound™ - creating sound
effects, adding your favorite music as a background to your film.
Capture from DV and Digital8 camcorders or VCRs with DV port
Captures 1 hour of DV video in only 360 MB of disk space at preview quality using SmartCapture. After video is captured and edited at preview quality Studio automatically recaptures just the footage needed to make your movie at full DV quality. The amount of disk space required for full DV quality recapture is 14000 MB per hour )
Import: Video: AVI
Audio: WAV MP3
Graphic: BMP, JPG, PCT, TGA, TIF, WMF
Output to DV tape (requires DV or Digital8 Camcorder with DV Input port)
MPEG1 & MPEG2
Windows Media Format
Other formats (e. g. Divx) are possible to
be used after installing SW support.
The rules are simple. By changing settings
you affect the output quality and the total size of the video. In case
you want to place your video on Internet, you have set up low size and
limit quality. Choose the highest quality for putting the film back to
tape (DV), but then you have to take the requirements of 14GB for 1 hour
record into account.
Plug and Play 32 bit PCI board with bus mastering interface