You wanted info about Pinnacle products? Depends which level you mean. For basic, cheapo level, i've been using Pinnacle's Studio DV occasionally for around 9 months, which isn't anything like as good as Premiere obviously (which i also use), but for ease of use it's great. Only costs 50 pounds too in England.
The number of export options, including MPEG2 is ok, but the quality of them is not too hot, which kind of negates their worth.