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Summary: Pinnacle Studio 11

As discussed in my previous post on working with AVCHD video, Pinnacle Studio 11 provides great support for editing high-def video. You can browse, preview, and import HD clips, mix high-def and standard-def formats edited together on the timeline with no fuss, and then export to a profusion of formats.

Studio 11 features a more scalable user interface, a new Scorefitter music generation tool to automatically create soundtracks to match the length and mood of a video, and simplified Web publishing to Yahoo! Video for public viewing or to the new Pinnacle StudioOnline.com private viewing service.

Studio is actually available in three versions.
- The base Studio 11 application is designed for simplified video editing ($49)
- Studio 11 Plus adds advanced editing and effects, especially for high-def video with native HDV and AVCHD editing ($99).
- Studio 11 Ultimate bundles add-in tools for lighting and film effects, panning and zooming, and audio cleaning -- plus a green screen backdrop for shooting chroma key effects ($129).

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