I'm having such a time getting Pinnacle Studio 12 to burn to a DVD. I'm running WinXP. I've been communicating with Pinnacle Support for the last 3 weeks about the issue. I was 'bumped up' to Level Two support who even checked out the settings via remote control and couldn't find anything to speak of.
What happens is that after it renders the whole show, it gets to the end & says 'Writing Final File' then stalls. I've let it go overnight and still nothing. The movie is 1 hr & 35 mins that I want to burn. I did get it to burn to the DVD, once, and then the transitions were goofed up. That must have been a 'teaser'. I've tried with and with/o a menu.
I was able to burn a 12 min movie, once.
I've uninstalled S12 then reinstalled, twice. They requested Diagnostic files, which I sent them. All they said from that was to turn off all Start Up programs and try again. Nothing again.
When I check the VTS that was saved to the HD, it is only about 5mins of my movie.
I finally broke it up into 5 sections, made AVI files of them in Pinnacle, imported them into NERO 8, and burned DVD's. I've burned other DVD's so its not my DVD burner.
The last thing I did, yesterday, was to cut out 30mins of the movie, so the movie was a little over an hour, and it still did the same thing: "writing final file" forever! :rolleyes:
I'm wondering if others are having this problem?
I've been tempted to buy different software to see if different software will make my movie, but then again, I may be throwing more money away.
Oh, the AVI files I'm working with are converted from a Digital 8 camcorder, using DAZZLE from Pinnacle.