Pinnacle Instant DVD Recorder is really easy to use and even allows you to burn directly to DVD without having to first record your data onto the hard drive. The process of setting up VCP was pretty painless. The software which comes with Dazzle is really easy to use. We experienced a minor installation issue during which the program installation procedure took a long time, then hung up. I ended up having to copy the installation files to my local drive before trying again. Second time lucky.
Capturing video was simply a matter of plugging in the video capture device and and then clicking a button in the software to start and stop the process. Editing and working with my videos was easy. It was a breeze to add simple titles, select & apply effects and then convert my content into various formats. I found I could save my projects to a variety of common video formats including AVI, DivX, iPod Compatible MPEGs, MPEG 1, 2 & 4, Real Media and Windows Media.
When I needed to get technical support for any issues I tried looking up solutions and found Pinnacle's online support very helpful. The online technical support system was easy to use and staff were quick to offer effective solutions.
Cons: More input ports needed. More video editing features needed. The installation process, even when it goes smoothly the first time, takes too long.
Pros: Dazzle Video Creator Platinum & Dazzle Video Creator Plus is easy to use. Produces good quality results. The tool did exactly what was advertised and with great ease. If you want a really simple device for converting, editing and transfering video to DVD and personal media players, then look no further than the Dazzle Video Creator Platinum or Dazzle Video Creator Plus. Recommended.