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Pinnacle 16 is a PC based editing system that seems designed for DIY filmmakers and filmmaking. Although why they name things "ultimate" is a bit loopy, as it's usually "the ultimate" until it's not. That being said, if you're not a MAC based editor, Pinnacle is worth looking into. Not expensive, but has the bells and whistles of Avid software backing it up.
Our sponsor Avid dealt Corel their Pinnacle division, so it remains to be seen how that will affect Avid's foray into the low end (DIY) editing world. Currently they're focusing on Media Composer, a professional editing system that handles the higher end material, in a Final Cut Pro fashion.
Where there's a will, there's a way - there are free editing solutions and opportunities in every platform, whether windows "movie maker" or "ifilm" from Mac.
There are many camera platforms to consider, from Canon single lens reflex series that also shoot HD, to the standards of Sony, Panasonic and other versions. With feature films using the RED digital film systems for their big budget pictures, it's a matter of time before these systems become prosumer.
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In that vein, KinoNation is a new company that will act as an aggregator, but takes their cut from the profit of the film. Worth looking into. It's a matter of time before DIY production, distribution becomes a larger share of the creative workplace.
It seems to be the DIY way of the future.
And now back to the show! Click on some of the films along the side panel to get an idea of the kinds of DIY winning films we've had the pleasure of honoring over the past 11 years!!!! Keep up the good work and thanks.