editing software/motherboard

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slwhited
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Joined: Feb 27 2004

Hello, I'm new to this forum. I have gone through some of the posts back to 2002, so since that would be "old" news, I'm going to post a "new" question.

I currently have an AMD system that is in pieces right now (lost my AGP port, so will need to get new motherboard & yes, I did test and my video card is still working). I intend to transfer my old VHS training tapes to DVD so as to increase accessibility/longevity.

My current specs are 1500xp, 80gb Maxtor ata133, 512 PC2100 RAM, XP Pro, Audigy MP3+ w/firewire port, and Gainward GeForce Ti200 64mb.

So one question at a time & the first one would be: Which is the better editing software to use? It will be used to transfer VHS & I don't intend on moving beyond a "hobbyist". I know there is Pinnacle Studio, Ulead VideoStudio, Sound Forge (now Sony) Vegas Video, and probably others I don't know of. Looking for detailed opinions (dislikes/likes). I am familiar with Pinnacle Studio as my friend uses it to help me with the transfers currently.

Any help would be appreciated.

JMCP
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Joined: Nov 21 2000

Hi Steve,

before anyone can give you any form of reasonable answer to your question you should mention the sort of budget that you have for your software as there is a considerable price difference between programs like Ulead VideoStudio, Pinnacle Studio and say VegasVideo4,Premier Pro,Liquid Edition etc...

PS. I have worked in RTP in Raleigh a few times in the past, great place.

slwhited
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Joined: Feb 27 2004

JMCP,

Thanks for the reply. You're right, I forgot to address the budget issue. Right now, it's around 100-150 for the software, due to having to do some other replacements to the computer.

Steve

JMCP
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Joined: Nov 21 2000

Hi Steven,
sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I would suggest that Pinnacle Studio 9 might be worth the risk at approx £60. It even allows you to author and burn dvd's from the timeline which I think is a major plus. I don't know if you read Computer Video magazine (should be able to buy it or get a read at it in Barnes and Noble) but it has a review of Studio 9 in the April edition.

Good Luck, John