Hi, I've got the retail version of Pinaccle expression and can't say I'm that impressed.
You can only use the transition effects on standard resolution and that does not produce very good images for TV. The images on high resolution are fine, but then you cannot have the transition effects.
Burning is easy - even though for some strange reason it defaults to Nero, but just cancel that and it goes into its own simple routine.
Pinnacles help line is pathetic in my (limited)experience I gave up trying as they did not seem to know their own system.
I've only used the photo part (not video) to date.