Crashing When Rendering
Another problem that people have when rendering video in Pinnacle Studio is that it stalls out after a while. If you are working with an older machine, make sure that your operating system is compatible with your version of Pinnacle Studio. Usually, you must have at least Windows XP to run this program.
If you are good on this front, try looking to see if there are any updates to the software program. Not having the latest firmware updates can cause your program to crash. Go to the Pinnacle Systems website, and go to Product Support. Then, search for Pinnacle Studio and download the latest firmware release.
Another problem is simply not having enough available memory. Try closing all of your open programs, and then try rendering your video again. If the program is completely stuck, go to the Task Manager and then the Performance tab. Look for the Pinnacle Studio process in the list, and simply select and hit end process. Then, restart the program and try rendering it again.
Video rendering is a memory and processor intensive task. Let your computer take its time when doing this task, and try not to open any other programs if you are working with an older system.