Posted 06 March 2005 - 09:49 AM
Hi, I am just curious if you have been to Pinnacle's Forums and read about this problem. I was using Pinnacle Studio 8, full version, and it took forever to Render the information of the video so it could be burned to DVD.
As I recall, when I went to their site and searched around for information about this, what I found was something like: Most computer's will take 4 to 6 times as long to render the information as to the movie's length. Meaning, if you have a 1 hour video, it will take 4 to 6 hours to render it, so it can be burned to DVD.
I was using the software on a HP Celeron 2.4, with a 60 GB Hard drive that was dedicated to only using if for movies and editing them. And, it would take my machine about 4 hours to render 45 minutes of movie.
I hope this info helps....PC world had some articles last spring about the various DVD Software and although Pinnacle rated High in Quality, it was by far the slowest to render.
Just for your knowledge, I totally enjoyed using Pinnacle, it is a Fun and Creative way to Produce a Movie and then burn it to DVD.