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Windows 8 and Pinnacle Studio Plus 11 Compatibility

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by Videomoron, Mar 8, 2013.

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  1. Videomoron

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    This is something of a long shot. I have a new PC with Windows 8 64-bit and I wish to use my old and trusted Pinnacle Studio Plus 11 movie editing programme. Incredibly it has installed properly and works as it did on my old Vista and XP machines, with one exception. When I insert the transitions between video clips, all I get on replay is a big blue exclamation mark (!) for the duration of the transition even though the video clips each side of it play normally. I have found a sort of workaround, where I insert an infinitesimally small blank title clip in front of the transition but that results in a sharp cut-off of the audio volume rather than a smooth decrease. You might wonder why I don't just upgrade to the latest model, but Plus 11 suits my needs so well, even better than my Sony Vegas Studio HD Platinum 10, which appears to totally happy on Windows 8 but is just too cumbersome for my needs. So, any suggestions on how I might get Plus 11 working 100%?
     
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    Not sure if this helps, as you have obviously been using Pinnacle for some time now. I started with 10 and gradually progressed with upgrades. All work reasonably well on Xp and Win7. The only times I have had the dreaded blue exclamation mark is when I have relocated a file. Possible you may have moved some files since changing to Win 8?
     
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    Thanks for the reply, Flagpole, and you might well be right about relocated files. But I gave up in the end, reckoning that I couldn't keep my old programmes running forever, sadly. I have ditched my old Pinnacle and Sony Vegas offerings and bought Pinnacle Studio 16, the basic version. I haven't done a great deal with it yet but it seems to be fairly familiar and reasonably straightforward. It doesn't have the simplicity of Pinnacle 11, with which I could create a decent 55 minute movie in a relatively short time, but it does have enough transitions, effects and background music to preclude my needing to purchase any more.
     
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