I heard that Corel are taking over the Avid / Pinnacle range: Avid Studio, Pinnacle Studio, Dazzle etc.
I imagine that some of the more comnsumer-oriented NLE's products from Pinnacle and Corel have not been the first choice for the better film-makers here, but I've always had a soft spot for the Corel VideoStudio range. I have found is very easy to gain a reasonable level of proficiency with it in a short timeframe, and it has reasonable features for an advanced enthusiast.
I've dabbled a bit with Pinnacle and Avid Studio, so I'm interested to see how the product line might rationalise. As I think it was not that long ago that Avid acquired Pinnacle and was slowly phasing out the Pinnacle brand. I assume Corel will also do something like this: Corel brand from beginner to enthusiast and maybe draw on the Avid brand name for enthusiast to professional products.
I hope that some of the particularly good features in Pinnacle are blended into the Corel range and possibly some of the higher end tools from the Avid range might also be incorporated into the next release.
Am I being too naive to think that Corel VdeoStudio is a decent product for an enthusiast? Is it missing any tools that you think are essential or highly desirable?