Pinnacle Studio 14 HD
Pinnacle Studio 14 Ultimate firmly committed to the entry-level consumer and doesn't include the sophisticated automatic editing features of Premiere Elements 8, or the high-end targeted hardware optimizations that characterize CyberLink PowerDirector 8. It concentrates instead on a clean, sensible interface.
Installation and User Interface
There are three versions of Pinnacle Studio 14. I tested the $99.99 (direct) Pinnacle Studio 14 Ultimate, which sits in the middle of the line. The $49.99 Studio HD drops the Dolby Digital 5.1 encoding, Blu-ray authoring, and some effects. The top-of-the-line, $129.99 Studio Ultimate Collection adds a green screen backdrop and four extra Red Giant Software effects plug-ins.