I have found very user-friendly and reliable for my Sony PC110 digicam. Also, I have just bought Nova Video Explosion Deluxe to possibly move over to. This is because I have read good reviews and, importantly it has a big and comprehensive package of sounds, videos, transitions. It also has a wider output format.It costs only a little more than Pinnacle. A small beef with Pinnacle is that they give you special fx transitions but lock most of the smart ones out unless you go and buy them to add-on, I believe.Also,not many sound effects and music clips. No big deal as one can easily get more.