Shaky camera footage is the bane of any video editor's life. It is a good job then that Pinnacle's latest piece of editing software banishes bad camerawork forever.
Using some software technology that's usually associated with high-end Avid editing suites, Pinnacle Studio Ultimate HD uses something called a stabiliser effect which means even the shakiest of footage comes out the other end like it's been shot on SteadiCam.
TechRadar was privy to a demo this week and it does look as if the folks at Pinnacle have tried to cram as many high-end features as possible into the software, but still making the editing suite easy to use for those getting into video editing for the first time.
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Pinnacle assured us that all HD codecs are catered for (even H.264), so those shooting on hi-def cameras won't have to worry about compatibility issues.
There's also the option to output your stuff to the PS3, Wii and Xbox – proving that games consoles are now being seen more and more as media hubs.
Interestingly, the editing software also now caters for a DSLR that likes to moonlight as Full HD video camera – the Canon 5D Mark II.
Out now, the software is Windows 7 compatible and also works on Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit.
There are three options available: Pinnacle Studio HD (£40), Pinnacle Studio Ultimate HD (£70) and Pinnacle Studio Ultimate Collection HD (£100).
If you already own a prior edition of Pinnacle Studio, then you can upgrade online for £40 (Pinnacle Studio Ultimate) or £70 (Pinnacle Studio Ultimate Collection).
Go to www.pinnaclesys.com/studio for more information.