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Pinnacle 8230-10068-41 Studio MovieBox Ultimate Collection - Capture and Edit HD video

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Video Capture & Editing
3.6 GB of disk space
DirectX 9 or higher compatible sound card
DVD-ROM drive to install software
Export Formats:
- AVCHD*, BD Blu-ray*, HD-DVD, DVD (DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R or DVD+RW, dual layer), S-VCD, Video CD (VCD)
- Apple iPod, Sony PSP/PS3™, Nintendo Wii™, Microsoft Xbox compatible formats*
- DV, HDV, AVI, DivX*, RealVideo 8, WMV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4*, Flash, 3GP*, WAV, MP3*, QuickTime (SD format) Files
- Dolby Digital 2 channel and 5.1 channel audio*
* Requires free online product activation

Inputs & Outputs:
- Composite video input/output (RCA connector) PAL, SECAM (input only), NTSC
- S-Video input/output (mini-DIN connector) PAL, SECAM (input only), NTSC
- Stereo audio input/output (2 x RCA connectors)
- IEEE 1394 In/Out connector (6-pin type)

Analog Video Capture to Computer:
- Analog PAL & SECAM/NTSC input
- HDV/DV (IEEE 1394) camcorder capture. Full camera control support
- Compression: MPEG-2, MPEG-1, DV, MJPEG (User selectable. Available real-time capture formats depend on CPU speed.)

Video Playback from Computer:
- Analog PAL/NTSC output
- HDV/DV (IEEE 1394) output to camcorder. Full camera/device control support


USB 2.0
Video Format
Import Video Formats: AVCHD, BD Blu-ray, DV, HDV, AVI, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, DivX, MPEG-4, 3GP(MPEG-4), WMV, non-encrypted DVD titles (incl. DVD-VR/+VR), QuickTime (DV, MPEG-4, H.264)
Import Audio Formats: MP3, MPA, WAV, AC3, WMA
Image Format


Intel Pentium or AMD Athlon 1.8 GHz (2.4 GHz or higher recommended)
- Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz required for AVCHD, Intel Core 2 Quad 2.66 GHz or Intel Core i7 required for AVCHD 1920
Graphics Card
DirectX 9 or 10 compatible graphics card with 64 MB (128 MB or higher recommended)
- 128 MB required for Red Giant Magic Bullet Looks Plug-in: Pixelshader 2 required, Intel GMA integrated graphics not supported.
- 256 MB required for HD and AVCHD
1 GB system memory recommended, 2 GB required for AVCHD
Available Slot
1 USB 2.0 port
Operating Systems Supported
Windows 7, Windows Vista (SP2),Windows XP (SP3)


Capture video and photos from video cameras, digital cameras, phones, DVDs, and more
Edit HD video directly on your computer
Organize your media using project bin and favorite folders
Use Montage feature to easily create professional-looking multi-track video effects
Over 130 pre-built Montage templates give you a head start with easy-to-use animations, transitions, and titles
Use the new Motion Titler to create sophisticated animated titles—just drag and drop for pro results
Add professional effects from award-winning visual effects company Red Giant
Add incredible Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound to your productions
Included 5’x6’ chroma-key green screen sheet lets you change backgrounds and locations for your subjects
Use stop-motion capture for amazing animations and fast-motion effects
Fix shaky camera shots with the same technology used on major motion pictures
Easy one-click uploading to YouTube—including high-quality widescreen formats
Share straight to Blu-ray and DVD
Export movies to Flash, QuickTime, AVCHD, PS3, Wii, Xbox, and more
Give your movies a finished look with Studio HD Ultimate Collection software’s professionally designed DVD menus
Includes valuable suite of Red Giant effects—used in movies and TV productions
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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1 out of 5 eggsNot as advertised

Pros: Package arrived in good condition

Cons: Item was advertised with a photo showing free upgrade from the supplied version 14 to version 15. The instructions to obtain such an upgrade do not work, but you do get "offers" to upgrade the software for a hefty fee to version 17. I am disappointed with Newegg's resolution suggestion that I contact the supplier. I did. Other purchasers have had the same experience

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  • Francisco J.
  • 1/25/2014 11:32:50 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsabout the software

Pros: I just want to let people know that I did indeed received software version 15.

Cons: Nonz

Other Thoughts: I haven't tested the hardware out yet but windows 8.1 recognized it and installed the drivers.

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  • John M.
  • 1/24/2014 5:06:44 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA Necessity for Video Editors Without Firewire Ports On Their PC

Pros: Ordered this mainly for the MovieBox as I already have my Editing Suite of preference. The Box is the only one that I've found that uses Firewire-in and USB-out for video capture and at a reasonable price. Needed it for use on my laptop as most laptops made in the last few years no longer have Firewire ports. As a couple of other reviewers mentioned, I just loaded the Drivers for the StudioBox, then plugged everything in. So far I've captured several clips from 3 different cameras in Standard Definition_16:9 as '.avi' files. The box is instantly recognized by the editing program which also remotely controls the tape mechanism on the camera. So far it has worked flawlessly and the captures are pristine in quality. I highly recommend this product to anyone with similar circumstances. My laptop is a PC with Windows 7 Home OS.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Was shipped securely in the Retail Packaging which was also securely padded in the shipping box. Received shipment in a timely manner as always when ordering from Newegg.

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  • Mara H.
  • 1/7/2014 12:21:09 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsFalse advertising

Pros: The product did work, but this is not version 15, it is 14 and good luck getting a hold of customer service.

Cons: Hours spent trying to get the paid for, and advertised software. Costumer service at Corel simply says we don't support the product. Horrible costumer service.

Other Thoughts: I always thought companies were legally bound to deliver the product advertised.. Very frustrating.

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  • Albert S.
  • 1/2/2014 8:25:22 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPinnacle Studio 15 using 710-USB

Pros: Was only $30. The 710-USB works fine with Pinnacle Studio 15 or Roxio Creator 2010 Pro

Cons: Video freezes, see other thoughts

Other Thoughts: Capture failed every time, because my USB Wireless Mouse and Bluetooth was interfering. The video would "freeze" but the sound was just fine. If you have the same problem see if your other USB devices are the cause.

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1 out of 5 eggsOld and Unusable with Win7+

Pros: Nothing to really speak of unless I had a machine it worked on.

Comes with an older version of Pinnacle Studio that works with Win 7.0 but you cannot upgrade it without paying more for the product than you bought the device for.

Cons: Product fails on capture every time.

Very disappointed with this device. Wanted to capture old VHS and CVHS to digital. No luck.

Cheap plastic made in China.

Other Thoughts: Been a long time since I got a lemon like this.

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  • Mike H.
  • 12/25/2013 1:36:20 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggswrong software with bogus upgrade coupon

Pros: price

Cons: wrong software (ver 14) with coupon on box listing dead website link for upgrade to advertised version of software (ver 15)

Other Thoughts: would like newegg to contact me with resolution

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  • Ermanno F.
  • 12/25/2013 3:25:47 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorks well with Vista

Pros: Worked well with Vista. No fuss installation both for the device and hardware. It reads both the analog and DV without problems. Neat little package and green screen is included. Nice touch!

Cons: No version 15

Other Thoughts: Although it comes with the upgrade code for version 15, the company has chosen to not make it available. That leaves you three generations behind. New Egg should advise their clients that this is so rather than make it a selling point. It may be because this is the original listing for the product and it has not been updates since that time. It's not a huge deal but be upfront about it.

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  • Scott O.
  • 12/2/2013 5:29:03 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsJust using the capture box

Pros: My old computer with the firewire interface died, so I had no way to get videos off my video cameras that used tapes. I got this package, and it works great. I use Sony Vegas for my video work, so all I did was install the drivers from the DVD. I'm not using the Pinnacle software, so this isn't a review of that. I have it connected to my laptop, and I was concerned that the USB interface wouldn't keep up with the video, but it's capturing DV and HDV just fine. I haven't tried the analog video capture yet (e.g., old VHS tapes).

Cons: Occasionally have to unplug for a few minutes to get Vegas to see the device when it starts up.

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  • Arnold A.
  • 11/19/2013 4:51:27 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsTo Keep-Undecided

Pros: I haven't decided if I want to install or not. See my cons.

Cons: Picture of product on Newegg shows version 15; however, what I received was version 14. This may be important to some due to what I found on Pinnacle's website which was a let-down:
Support Policy for Pinnacle Products

Corel provides three levels of support for Pinnacle Products: • 14 Day Warranty Service for newly purchased products
• Premium Paid Support
• Limited Support

14-Day Warranty Service
If you have purchased or registered your product within the last 14 days, you are eligible for free installation and activation support. • You may use our on-line Submit Question form and receive a response within 6 business hours.
• If required, a technical expert will schedule a call to further assist you.
• Applies to a single installation or activation issue.
• You have access to our extensive Knowledgebase articles, Discussion groups, and Facebook.

(Corel supports only the latest version plus the next older. The current version is 17.)
Corel supports the following Pinnacle products:
Pinnacle Studio
Pinnacle Studio 17
Pinnacle Studio 17 Plus
Pinnacle Studio 17 Ultimate
Pinnacle Studio 16
Pinnacle Studio 16 Plus
Pinnacle Studio 16 Ultimate

Other Thoughts: The Newegg webpage says it works with Vista, but the Pinnacle website says it works with Windows XP SP2 or later, including Windows 7.
Also note:
The following product(s) are certified as compatible with Windows 8 and have and comprehensive testing done in that environment: • Pinnacle Studio 16
The following products are certified as compatible with Windows 8, but have not had comprehensive testing done in that environment: • Avid Studio
• Pinnacle Studio 14
• Pinnacle Studio 15
All other Pinnacle Studio products are not tested and therefore not certified as compatible with Windows 8.

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