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Creator2010 - Better than Camcorder Bundled Software?


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Hello,

I'm a potential Roxio customer. I purchased a Canon/Vixia HG10 Hi-Def hard-drive Camcorder in 12/2007. The Ulead/Corel Movie Factory-SE ver 5.6 software that shipped with the camera is now starting to wear on my nerves and so is their lack of upgrades and customer service options. I did a search on video editing software reviews and found that Roxio receives high marks in the older reviews, so I'm assuming that the 2010 Roxio suite is even better. My needs are simple..just trim unwanted parts from family related events and burn the result to regular DVD video that can be viewed on any standard DVD player.

 

Here are a couple of issues I'm having and I'd like to know if the Creator2010 is what I need to remedy them.

 

1. My Ulead/Corel Movie Factory program takes 3 hours to burn a 1hr30min DVD. The vast majority of that time is spent converting the .mts (AVCHD?) files into DVD format. Very aggravating, considering I just purchased a new computer. (HP Pavilion model: e9220y /Win 7 /64bit / 8gig ram / Quad / 2.6 mhz) When converting/burning, only 35% (max) of the CPU and 21% of the RAM is utilized. The DVD's come out looking really bad compared to the original video..even if I choose the high quality setting. I read that newer video editing software in general is now better at utilizing computer resources. Is there a good chance that Roxio will get the job done faster than what I have now?

 

2. The MovieFactory software doesn't recognize Dual Layer DVD's. It says that I reached the max DVD burning size with any file over 4.5 Gig..or something like that. Will Roxio Creator2010 let me use the entire 8 Gig of storage available on the dual-layer DVD's?

 

3. Is there a "test drive" version available? I get a little leery if a company doesn't have the confidence to let consumers test drive the product. But your reviews are good, which is why I'm here. The forum experts and helpers seem to be very knowledgeable as well.

 

Thanks in advance to anyone who provides positive feedback and guidance.

 

Allen in Chicago

 

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Roxio 2010 is a very good all around multiple purpose set of programs. However, from what I have seen the program set is 32 bit but runs well in a 64 bit system. The better your video card the better Roxio video programs will run. An upper end video card will make a difference. I burn DVD DL without problems.

 

What do you have for a video card?

 

If you buy directly from Roxio then you'll get a 30 day refund period.

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Hello,

I'm a potential Roxio customer. I purchased a Canon/Vixia HG10 Hi-Def hard-drive Camcorder in 12/2007. The Ulead/Corel Movie Factory-SE ver 5.6 software that shipped with the camera is now starting to wear on my nerves and so is their lack of upgrades and customer service options. I did a search on video editing software reviews and found that Roxio receives high marks in the older reviews, so I'm assuming that the 2010 Roxio suite is even better. My needs are simple..just trim unwanted parts from family related events and burn the result to regular DVD video that can be viewed on any standard DVD player.

 

Here are a couple of issues I'm having and I'd like to know if the Creator2010 is what I need to remedy them.

 

1. My Ulead/Corel Movie Factory program takes 3 hours to burn a 1hr30min DVD. The vast majority of that time is spent converting the .mts (AVCHD?) files into DVD format. Very aggravating, considering I just purchased a new computer. (HP Pavilion model: e9220y /Win 7 /64bit / 8gig ram / Quad / 2.6 mhz) When converting/burning, only 35% (max) of the CPU and 21% of the RAM is utilized. The DVD's come out looking really bad compared to the original video..even if I choose the high quality setting. I read that newer video editing software in general is now better at utilizing computer resources. Is there a good chance that Roxio will get the job done faster than what I have now?

 

2. The MovieFactory software doesn't recognize Dual Layer DVD's. It says that I reached the max DVD burning size with any file over 4.5 Gig..or something like that. Will Roxio Creator2010 let me use the entire 8 Gig of storage available on the dual-layer DVD's?

 

3. Is there a "test drive" version available? I get a little leery if a company doesn't have the confidence to let consumers test drive the product. But your reviews are good, which is why I'm here. The forum experts and helpers seem to be very knowledgeable as well.

 

Thanks in advance to anyone who provides positive feedback and guidance.

 

Allen in Chicago

 

 

The software you got with your camera was most likely an OEM version which means it would have a lot of the standard features disabled or missing. On top of that the software is over 2 years old and I am sure Ulead/Corel has newer software on the market.

 

I don't know if C2010 will do the encoding much faster but you have to realize that working with Hidef video takes a lot longer then standard video even with a high-end computer.

 

Roxio does not have a trial version as such. If you buy the downloaded C2010, they have a 30 day refund policy.

 

BTW, this is not Roxio but just a users forum. Nobody here works for Roxio except for a couple of posters who appear only once in a while.

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Thank-you Mr. Master and Mr. Guru for the prompt and thorough reply.

 

Since the link to this forum was on the Roxio website, I (wrongfully) assumed

that it was Roxio owned and staffed. My apologies. Tonight I learned something from you gentlemen.

I had no idea that the video card was involved in the process of DVD editing, beyond

simply displaying the file content. The card is what came with the computer. My Device

Manager says that it's a "Display Adapter ATI Radeon HD 4350".

 

I'm downloading a trial version of a Corel product now. We'll see how that works.

The entire Corel / Ulead relationship is sort of weird. Looks like they're divorced, but

still love each other. :rolleyes: Thanks again for your help gentlemen. Maybe we'll talk

again soon.

 

-Allen in Chicago

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Thank-you Mr. Master and Mr. Guru for the prompt and thorough reply.

 

Since the link to this forum was on the Roxio website, I (wrongfully) assumed

that it was Roxio owned and staffed. My apologies. Tonight I learned something from you gentlemen.

I had no idea that the video card was involved in the process of DVD editing, beyond

simply displaying the file content. The card is what came with the computer. My Device

Manager says that it's a "Display Adapter ATI Radeon HD 4350".

 

I'm downloading a trial version of a Corel product now. We'll see how that works.

The entire Corel / Ulead relationship is sort of weird. Looks like they're divorced, but

still love each other. :rolleyes: Thanks again for your help gentlemen. Maybe we'll talk

again soon.

 

-Allen in Chicago

 

Trial versions are sometimes just like OEM versions - they may have features crippled or disabled.

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