All posts by David R

Pinnacle Studio Plus 12

Pinnacle Systems has just released Pinnacle Studio Plus 12. I have used version 11 for many of my family and business projects. This new version from Pinnacle Systems is absolutely a must have. What makes the Pinnacle products so versatile are the plug-ins you can purchase depending on your skill.

Pinnacle Studio™ Plus version 12 lets you take control of the latest HD video editing technologies, including Blu-ray and AVCHD. The workflow process from Pinnacle lets the amateur, like myself, or a semi-professional to put quality work to publish on the Internet or on DVD.

A new feature is the Pinnacle Montage theme based editing which was designed by professional producers and artists. This feature provides incredible creative power to create various montage’s of your video. It is a simple as drag and drop your video clips and still images to create your video with Hollywood style multi-layered effects, animated graphics, titles and Hi-Fi audio.

I will have some family video soon for you to review. This is a video editing system for a Windows based system you can rely on. This system is also Microsoft Windows Vista compatible as well.Pinnacle Studio Version 12 Pinnacle Studio Plus 12.

Pinnacle Studio and JVC Everio GGZMG255 Digital Video

Here is the update on our product review of the Pinnacle Studio and JVC Everio GGZMG255 Digital Video in a live situation. Overall, I think the final result shows what you can do with this product. I only just have begun to understand this video making process, and it is a lot of fun.

The concert we taped was in a very large student center. I had to place the JVC Everio digital video camera approximately 75-80 feet away from the stage. The room was very dimly lite with florescent lights. The digital video camera performed remarkable well. The picture was clear enough when viewed on a 46″ flat screen TV ( See Sony Bravia product review ).

Capturing the performance from the JVC Everio with the Pinnacle Studio Version 12was a breeze. I used the DV connection available on the JVC Everio docking station to the computer. Windows XP PNP picked up the digital video camera without any problems. Pinnacle also had no problems finding the video camera as well. Once I captured the video to the computer, it was very simple to drag and drop the clips and transitions during the editing process. Once I had that complete, it was time to burn a DVD and MPEG-4. This all happened seamlessly with the settings available within the Pinnacle Studio 11.0 Ultimate software.

I can see where this can become addicting. I love being able to create my own movies. I know, they look very corny now, but I will get better. You will see. Also, I’m thinking of investing into a shotgun microphone for those long distance audio recordings.

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Pinnacle Studio Ultimate 11.0 – Home Movie Software

Want to transfer VHS tapes you have to DVD? Then you need to take a look at Pinnacle Studio Ultimate 11.0. I recently just purchased this software for my computer and have been having tons of fun playing a big shot movie producer. I have taken about 10 old VHS tapes and converted them to DVD. It is great to see those old home VHS movies again.

Pinnacle Studio Ultimate 11.0This product is really easy to use to transfer VHS tapes to your hard drive. Then with all the video editing tools available, you start creating your own movie. The tools are easy to drag and drop. I do recommend the Ultimate 11.0 version as it provides a host of bonus tools such effects, transitions, and title pages to produce your own movie. Dazzle USB

This software is Windows XP and Vista compliant. Some of the extra tools Continue reading Pinnacle Studio Ultimate 11.0 – Home Movie Software

KitchenAid Pro Line Burr Coffee Grinder

KitchenAid Pro Line Burr Coffee GrinderOne thing I am is a coffee lover and my little hand grinder quit on me last week. So I went out and bought the KitchenAid Pro Line Burr Coffee Grinder for a product review. What I love best is to grind coffee for that fresh taste, and yes, I spent a little more than I probably should have. Then again, maybe I didn’t. I truly love this burr coffee grinder. The flexibility to grind my coffee Continue reading KitchenAid Pro Line Burr Coffee Grinder

New York Giants and New England Patriots Are Super Bowl Bound.

iconiconHappy New Year to our Good Guys Review fans. Since our last post, we have been busy building web sites for other clients and haven’t had time to keep working on our own site. I know this isn’t a review, but since we are big sports fan’s, we just had to comment on both the NFC and AFC Football Championship games today.

If you haven’t heard yet, the New York Giants and New England Patriots are Super Bowl bound. We are very surprise to see the New York Giants heading to the Super Bowl. At the start of the football season, we originally predicted they would go 4-12 for the season after the first few games. To see them come this far has been really exciting and a joy to watch their growth as a team over the last two months.

The New England Patriots seem to be on a road to destiny for a perfect season. I’m sure all those New England fans are hoping for a sweep in winning the Baseball Word Series, Football’s Super Bowl, and with the Boston Celtics on a path for the NBA Championship. The Patriots didn’t look that impressive in their wins the last two weeks. They are a very good team, with excellent skill players. Maybe the sun in Arizona will enable the Patriots to perform at the top of their game.

So, our picks for the Super Bowl are – New England Patriots 27, New York Giants 31, Super Bowl MVP – Eli Manning.

Lets hear your predictions on this year football Super Bowl game by your comments.

Fish Take a Gulp of This Bait – Berkley Gulp! Shrimp

Berkley Gulp! Alive!? ShrimpEvery bait shop I enter into around the Gulf of Florida, the fishing experts tell me to use live shrimp for bait. So, I buy my shrimp and go out fishing off piers, docks, and boats. My results have been very limited in the size and how often I hook a fish. Today, I was talking to my next door neighbor who loves to fish from his boat and he provided me with his testimonial of a new bait fish to try.

Continue reading Fish Take a Gulp of This Bait – Berkley Gulp! Shrimp

An Outrageous Riesling Wine From Chateau Ste Michelle

I’m not a big white or sweet wine drinker, but this wine completely caught me off guard. At the insistence of my wife, I gave this Riesling a try last week. What I found is my new favorite white wine for my product reviews. This Riesling is not overbearingly sweet as most are and has a great character for just a great drinking wine. Chateau Ste. Michelle has really pulled together a great wine from their selection. Continue reading An Outrageous Riesling Wine From Chateau Ste Michelle

Love to Juke? Samsung Juke SCH-u470 Spins You Around This Cell Phone.

Samsung Juke SCH-u470 ClosedOkay, I’ve read many reviews and blogs about the Samsung Juke. It seems everyone is looking for a cell phone to do more and more but what it really needs to be, a bleeping cell phone. I’m not a traveling sales person, so I don’t need access to my calendar and e-mail at every moment of the day. When I browse the web, I have a nice small laptop with some type of Internet connectivity. I don’t need an iPhone or Blackberry to bust my wallet or are so bulky, I drop them at every opportunity. And, I don’t want crappy cell phone reception. Continue reading Love to Juke? Samsung Juke SCH-u470 Spins You Around This Cell Phone.

The Best LCD Flat Panel HDTV – Sony BRAVIA® XBR®

The Best LCD Flat Panel HDTV – Sony BRAVIA® XBR®

The Best LCD Flat Panel HDTV - Sony BRAVIA XBR

Look, I know everyone has their favorite LCD Flat Panel HDTV. My product review reveals the Sonly BRAVIA® XBR® LCD Flat Panel HDTV as the best LCD flat panel product. I purchased this flat panel last March and I can tell you it has been the best TV purchase I’ve ever made. I was really nervous on whether to choose LCD or plasma, and had no idea which of the many different brands was the best.

Here is why I went with LCD and Sony. Continue reading The Best LCD Flat Panel HDTV – Sony BRAVIA® XBR®

rssHugger – Feeding Readers with Bloggers

So what is rssHugger, simple, a web based RSS reader providing you with real time content from your favorite bloggers. The team at Good Guys Review have subscribed and are now loyal users.

rssHugger - Feeding Readers with BloggersThis is a new site, so we will keep a tab on it to see how it progresses. I do, however, like how the posts are setup for easy retrieval from your favorite blog site. One thing I would like the owners of rssHugger to change Continue reading rssHugger – Feeding Readers with Bloggers