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SONY Movie Studio 11
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs It's ok 03/18/2014

This review is from: SONY Movie Studio 11

Pros: Does most simple editing, multiple video tracks, wipes, limited effects etc.

Cons: Weak on the Audio Side, Stupid Limitations, many effects are garbage, clunky controls.

Other Thoughts: Program is ok for cheap price. Coming off a program like Grass Valley Edius, I was a little disappointed in the audio support. Doing exact cross fades and such are a bear with this program. Doesn't seem to let you cut and paste the files on the fly. You have to use their trimmer which is a pain and time consuming. For the fades you do not have exacting control over them, rather you have some pre-bult models which are not exact.

You have decent control over the effects, but if you are looking for a movie look- forget about it. It has some basic effects from Magic Bullet that are not that adjustable and look very poor compared to even the much older version of Edius I was using. If you like fake looking lines on your video (that is supposed to be dust) and limited coloring you're in the right place.

If you are planning to go to a DVD, you will find incredibly and stupidly that the program does not directly render the required audio AC-3 format! Instead, you will have to render the audio into another format and then rebuild it in a program like DVD Architect. Of all the things to cut between this and Plantinum, why would you cut out the proper audio codec? Beats me, but I'll finish in Architect.

I thought I would try it because I did use Vegas a little in the past. However. after using the program, I'm more likely to return to a newer version of Edius than to upgrade this software up to Platinum or move up to full fledged Vegas.

Even though I could understand and navigate this program fairly rapidly coming from an editing background, the controls were sort of clunky. When using certain tools such as motion tracking, the interface constantly annoyed me by trying to dock the window when I had it open large.

It has been relatively stable so it gets one star just for that. It's an ok cutter, it just won't impress the Pros enough to upgrade up the ladder or cross over.

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GEAR HEAD MP1300BLK Silver/Black 3 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical Retractable Mouse
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: It was inexpensive

Cons: Compared to mice I have had in the past it feels cheap and doesn't feel accurate. I often have problems with doing copy and paste with it, almost like the button is self disengaging as it's being held down. it will drive you crazy.

Other Thoughts: I'm on NewEgg looking for another mouse, do the math.

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RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WB Black/Silver 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs Case is ok, they don't honor rebates 01/06/2012

This review is from: RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WB Black/Silver 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case

Pros: Case has been ok. No real problems with my build.

Cons: RaidMax is well known for not honoring rebates.
After a year or two I gave up. I received every other rebate and the rebate problems with this company are all over the internet.

Other Thoughts: I may be ok with this case, but I wouldn't buy another product from a company with a bad reputation.

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Display Name: william M.

Date Joined: 01/03/03

  • Reviews: 3
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 01/06/12
  • Last Review: 03/18/14
  • Most Critical Review: 3 out of 5 eggs
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