Reviews & hands-on

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Pinnacle Studio 12 Ultimate - PC review

    By 9 July 2008

    It seems that video-editing suites have locked into the same upgrade cycle as internet security suites, whereby a new version can be expected on an almost annual basis. Studio 12 rather naturally replaces Studio 11, which was a perfectly competent set...

  • Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Pinnacle Studio Plus 11 - PC review

    By 24 July 2007

    It would seem that video editing is all the rage at the moment with Corel and Pinnacle both releasing new versions of their software at the same time. This latest package from Pinnacle certainly offers plenty of material, as it spans two DVDs. To be fair,...

  • Online 4.5 out of 5

    Pinnacle PCTV To GO review

    By 20 June 2007

    The ability to watch the telly via your PC is hardly a new idea - TV cards, Slingbox, etc. But this new model from Pinnacle ups the ante with its sheer simplicity. The unit plugs into your satellite or Freeview box and then into your router and a few...

  • Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Pinnacle Studio Plus 10 review

    By 15 February 2006

    If you got a digital video recorder for Christmas you’re probably at that point now where you’ve downloaded hours of footage onto your PC and your wondering how to make the most of it? The likelihood is you’ll have got a bundled copy of editing...

  • Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Pinnacle PCTV USB2 review

    By 12 October 2004

    There’s hardly anything to this Pinnacle kit unlike the massive studio sets we’ve reviewed recently. It’s just the box, the USB lead, the installation CD and that’s it. It’s another device entirely open and honest about the need for USB 2.0...

  • Cameras 3 out of 5

    Dazzle Video Creator 90 video editing software review

    By 11 October 2004

    Look at the package. Aside from the two CDs and manual, this blue box that looks like a child’s fist is all there is to the package, which plugs into your USB 2.0 port after you’ve installed the Pinnacle Studio 9 software. Of the current range, only...

  • Cameras 3.5 out of 5

    Pinnacle Studio Moviebox Deluxe 9 review

    By 17 September 2004

    First things first; FA Porsche really shouldn't be taking credit for designing a slab and rounding the edges. The Moviebox looks functional enough, but once you've got two sets of wires going in and out of it, it looks like just another piece of junk...

  • Cameras 4 out of 5

    Pinnacle LINX USB Plus review

    By 9 December 2003

    With the PC becoming the entertainment system of home, why can't it become a video editing suite as well? Pinnacle Systems hopes to turn your PC into a fully functional editing suite with the help of a nifty little gadget and some very easy-to-use software....

  • Cameras 1.5 out of 5

    Pinnacle MovieBox Studio USB review

    By 9 December 2003

    In thousands of homes across the country sit mountains of videotapes, some with programmes you just haven't got around to watching yet, others with lovingly recorded cult TV series in meticulous order. The most essential kind hold family memories and...

  • Cameras 4 out of 5

    Pinnacle Expression review

    By 11 November 2003

    With digital cameras and DV digital camcorders becoming more and more common in the house, Pinnacle hopes to meet some of the demand in making it easier to show others your memories. Pinnacle Expression is a simple package that doesn't offer much outside...

  • Cameras 0.5 out of 5

    Pinnacle Instant Copy review

    By 14 July 2003

    While some software packages pride themselves on being the best that they can be, others seem to not only fall short of the mark, but miss the boat completely. Pinnacle has in the past been renowned for making great movie editing suites, whether it's...