When it comes to video, you're not a pro, but neither are you a noob. You can use better video tools, but the best is way out of your price range. Pinnacle Studio Plus 16 might be what you're looking for. This full-featured video suite is compatible with the latest HD and 3D standards, including Blu-ray and AVCHD. It offers 24-track editing, multilayer special effects, animated graphics, custom titles, and hi-fi audio quality. You can save your productions in a variety of formats, share them online, or burn them to disk. Pinnacle Studio Plus 16 is free to … Read more
In an age of clone phones, it's refreshing to come across a handset with a character of its own. It might be just me, but the combination of the aesthetics and its software interface on the Huawei Pinnacle for MetroPCS struck a chord.
With the vast majority of the phones I touch being Android handsets, using the Pinnacle made an impression that recommends it to MetroPCS subscribers who aren't in the market for a smartphone.
Unfortunately, call quality was a major setback in my tests. It wouldn't keep me from using the phone if I already had … Read more
Over the roar from a 110-cc, two-cylinder engine, Pinnacle Engines founder James Cleeves (nicknamed Monty), pointed out a window in the block.
"You can see the cylinder sleeve moving for the intake stroke," he yelled over the din. Mostly what I could see was oil bubbling in the tiny window, hidden behind the spinning bands driving the camshafts. On the other side of the block was a bigger belt, joining the engine's two crankshafts and spinning at 4,000rpm, the current test speed. The safety glasses I was issued on entering the test room would be little … Read more
While automakers are working toward building hybrid, plug-in or bio-fuel- driven fleets for the future masses, Pinnacle Engines has unveiled its latest four-stroke engine that promises to be more efficient than the alternatives.
Based on a four-stroke, spark-ignited, opposed-piston, sleeve-valve architecture, Pinnacle's ultra-efficient engine will first power scooters and rickshaws in Asia by 2013, and in the future will power cars in the United States and Europe.
The engine uses technology developed by Monty Cleeves called the Cleeves Cycle.
"By 2016, more than 200 million combustion engines will be manufactured globally. Pinnacle technology could make them considerably more … Read more
It's not exactly winter yet, though it feel fairly cold. However, folks at Pinnacle Systems think differently and on Thursday announced a new Pinnacle Theme Winter Pack for the Pinnacle Studio consumer video-editing application.
The Winter Pack is released together with the 12.1 update of the Pinnacle Studio software. The pack offers more than 80 additional winter-themed titles, DVD menus, and Pinnacle Montage templates. It will be included in special Pinnacle Studio Plus and Ultimate Winter Pack Editions at selected retailers until December 31.
The Winter Pack enables people to quickly create movies with themes relating to the … Read more
One of the side effects of HDTVs becoming prevalent is that you can now show a DVD-based video "slide show" on the TV with pretty good quality. It's not something I do a lot, but it's often just easier to burn a disk that can be popped into a standard consumer DVD player than it is to hook up a laptop or access photos through some other device attached to the TV.
Given that I recently built a new Windows Vista-based computer, I thought this would be a good opportunity to take a look at some … Read more