Pinnacle Studio 8 ATI Version
The All-In-Wonder 9700 PRO multimedia card can be used for some simple video editing. It has an analog input and output, and the splitter-cables allow connecting it to any household video devices.
For those people who don’t just watch TV, but also want to do something over recorded video clips or add some effects to a family video footage, there is a powerful and flexible program in the software bundle. It is Studio 8 ATI Version ver.8.4 from Pinnacle Group, a leading company in the video editing field.
Studio 8 ATI Version allows capturing video, editing it, applying special effects and writing the result onto the hard disk or back to a VCR. Studio 8 ATI Version can capture video in AVI or MPEG formats with adjustable quality level. When editing, you can use video clips in AVI, MPEG or MPEG-2 formats as well as still images in DTL, BMP, JPEG, TGA, TIF and WMF formats. The project may be output as an AVI, MPEG, RealVideo or Windows Media file. This program can even produce VideoCDs and DVDs (or course, if you have a CD-RW drive or DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW). Although Pinnacle Studio 8 ATI Version is targeted for a beginner, it has enough options to satisfy even the most demanding user. This article is too short to describe all the features and capabilities of the program, so let’s say bye-bye to Studio 8 ATI Version now and move on.
MatchWare Mediator is a tool for creating various multimedia presentations.
Actually, it’s not quite clear what it has to do with the VIVO functionality of a graphics card and why it is included into All-In-Wonder 9700 PRO.
The remote control unit of the card, called Remote Wonder, allows controlling the computer from a certain distance, and even from another room as the Remote Wonder uses a radio signal that can penetrate through the walls. The control has 42 ordinary keys and a multi-positional one that can be pressed in eight different ways. This key is a substitute for the mouse. At the sides of this big key there are two small ones that emulate the left and right buttons of the mouse. Of course, the remote control unit is less handy than the mouse, but it may be irreplaceable during presentations or other occasions like that.
Six keys on the control unit are programmable for a certain action or keystroke. For example, you can assign them the close active window command (Alt + F4), Clipboard actions (Ctrl + C, Ctrl + V) or something else. Four keys are programmed to emulate arrow keys (they are in the lower part of the remote control unit), while the “OK” key between them serves as the “Enter” key on the keyboard.
Five more keys are programmed for quick launch of programs from the Multimedia Center: TV-Player, DVD-Player, media-files Library, and Web-browser.
As the Remote Wonder uses a radio channel to connect to the computer, it’s quite natural that two Remote Wonders in one room or in two neighboring rooms would collide and conflict. To avoid this, the software of the Remote Wonder can assign a personal number (16 in total) to every remote control unit “in da house” and perform code modulation.
The number is programmed from the remote control unit following the instructions given in the Remote Wonder drivers. It’s hardly possible that there may be more than sixteen computers in a room with Remote Wonders in each. So, these 16 personal numbers should be quite enough, even for a big office.