Start Making Movies Today - It's Fast and Easy
With Pinnacle Studio as your creative partner, you'll spend less time making videos and more time sharing them. Included is an extensive collection of video tutorials from the training experts at Class on Demand, designed to get you creating movies like a pro in no time. Whether you're just getting started or wanting to enhance your skills, it's as simple as going online or popping in the included 'Getting Started with Studio' DVD.
Import All Your Digital Media
Import your videos and photos manually or automatically from virtually any device - camcorders, digital cameras, webcams, tablets, mobile phones, handheld audio recorders and more. You can even import 3D clips from cameras like GoPro. Pinnacle Studio also supports tape-based and analog devices and even imports audio files in 5.1 surround format.
Edit Anywhere, Anytime With iPad and the Cloud
Pinnacle Studio features integrated cloud access so that your media files and projects are always handy, no matter where you are or what you're doing. Project Packages lets you bundle together all of the media files related to a given movie, taking the work out of organising and assuring that you always have all the files you need. You can even start editing projects on the go with Pinnacle Studio for iPad, then transfer them to Pinnacle Studio for polishing. Thrown in - 50GB of free cloud access from Box to get you started.
Organise, Tag and Polish Your Media
With the built-in media library, it's simple to organise and rate your favourite video clips, photos, music, and other creative elements so you can easily find and reuse them in various projects. You can even correct and enhance your source media right inside Pinnacle Studio's media library without the need for additional apps. Crop, pan-and zoom and eliminate red eye from photos. EQ and clean up noisy audio. Color-correct video and stabilize shaky footage with Hollywood-proven technology. The changes and effects you add to your files in the media library apply whenever you use them in a project or export them for other uses' saving time and streamlining your movie making.
Edit Your Movies - Fast
Pinnacle Studio gives you the flexibility to make movies the way that best suits you or the needs of a given project. For instant results, drag-and-drop your desired media elements from the library into SmartMovie or SmartSlide to automatically produce great videos - complete with music. You can also use Storyboard mode to easily create first drafts and visualise how your story will unfold.
At any point, you can switch to the timeline for more traditional editing. Pinnacle Studio lets you set source clip trim in/out points, then send trimmed clips right to the timeline to include in your project. Six tracks give you the ability to create sophisticated picture-in-picture and multi-layer effects in HD or 3D with frame accuracy - just like a Hollywood pro. It all happens at state-of-the-art lightning speeds thanks to optimisation for the latest acceleration technologies like 64-bit operation, NVIDIA CUDA and Intel Quick Sync Video.
Make Movies in Advanced Stereoscopic 3D
From importing to editing to sharing, Pinnacle Studio puts the power of industry-leading, Hollywood-proven stereoscopic 3D technology right in your hands. Import 3D video clips from sources like GoPro 3D cameras. Edit in various viewing modes, add true 3D effects, and enjoy the best quality with NVIDIA 3D Vision optimisation and exclusive GeForce support. Export to YouTube 3D, AVCHD 3D and more for viewing on 3D HDTVs, Sony PS3 and other 3D devices. Pinnacle Studio even lets you mix 2D and 3D in the same project.
Pinnacle Studio also has advanced stereoscopic 3D features you won't find anywhere else, like editing 3D in the timeline just like HD. The partnership with NVIDIA allows exclusive NVIDIA 3D Vision display in both full-screen and window modes. View 3D on dual monitors and export 'side-by-side' formats recognised by most 3D HDTVs. Auto-color correct for both eyes and control stereoscopic 3D depth (parallax effect). When you're ready to go 3D, Pinnacle Studio has everything you need.
Enhance And Energise With Effects
Add excitement and polish to your movies with a range of 2D/3D effects, animated titles and transitions. The included Montage templates provide preset themes' weddings, sports, holidays, sci-fi, comics and more for instant professional results with just a few clicks. You can customise Montage templates for exactly the look you're after. Use stop-motion capture to create amazing animations and fast-motion effects like you see on the big screen. Pinnacle Studio even lets you superimpose people you¿ve shot in front of a green screen over different backgrounds.
Music To Your Ears
No movie is complete without a soundtrack. Pinnacle Studio lets you add music with the included Scorefitter library of royalty-free sounds and songs - and they even automatically adjust to fit the length of your movies. Of course, you can also import tracks from other sound libraries or add your own original compositions.
Share Your Masterpieces
When you're ready to share your videos, a single click in Pinnacle Studio posts your HD and 3D videos on Facebook, YouTube, and Vimeo. You can also easily create DVDs and AVCHD discs, and export to popular formats like Adobe Flash FLV, MPEG-4, and DivX, as well as popular devices like Microsoft Xbox, Sony PS3, Nintendo Wii, Apple TV and Apple iPad. With Pinnacle Studio, the world is your screen.
Frame-Accurate Precision Editing - available in Pinnacle Studio Plus and Ultimate
With multiple tracks (24 tracks in Plus, unlimited in Ultimate), Pinnacle Studio lets you create sophisticated picture-in-picture and multi-layer effects in HD or 3D - just like a Hollywood pro. Frame-accurate editing gives you precision control over how you tell your story. Pinnacle Studio displays source clips and your timeline edit preview simultaneously for intuitive flow. You can set source clip trim in/out points, then drag trimmed clips right into the timeline for fast precision editing - just like the pros.
Red Giant Plug-ins and Over 2000 Keyframe-based Effects - available in Pinnacle Studio Ultimate
Pinnacle Studio Ultimate includes bonus effects and tools from the professional effects gurus at Red Giant. Filmmake's Toolkit includes Magic Bullet Looks, Magic Bullet Mojo, and Magic Bullet Cosmo. Motion Graphics Toolkit includes Trapcode Particular, Trapcode Shine, Warp (Reflection/Shadows) and Knoll Light Factory. Add excitement and polish to your movies with some of the coolest effects around.
Superimpose People on Different Backgrounds - Green Screen Included - available in Pinnacle Studio Ultimate
Big-screen movies and TV shows constantly superimpose people over other backgrounds - ranging from 'the weatherman effect' to alternate locations to exotic sci-fi scenes. This chromakey or green screen effect is achieved by shooting talent in front of a special green screen, then knocking out the green background while editing over a new background. Pinnacle Studio Ultimate not only lets you do the same with your movies, but there is an actual green screen to get you started. Hollywood's got nothing on you!
Internet connection required for installation and updates
Windows 10, Windows 8.x, Windows 7, 64-bit OS highly recommended
Intel Core Duo 1.8 GHz, Core i3 or AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 2.0 GHz or higher
- Intel Core i5 or i7 1.06 GHz or higher required for AVCHD & Intel Quick Sync Video support
- Intel Core i7 or AMD Athlon X4 or better for UHD or Multi-Camera editing
2 GB of RAM or higher, min. 4 GB for Windows 64-bit, 8+GB highly recommended for UHD or Multi-Camera editing
DirectX 9 (or higher) graphics device with Pixel Shader 3.0 support like:
- NVIDIA GeForce 6 series or higher (CUDA enabled required for CUDA support)
- ATI X1000 series or higher
- Intel GMA X3000 series or higher
- Display resolution: 1024 x 768 or higher
- Windows-compatible sound card (multi-channel output required for surround preview)
- 8 GB HDD space for full installation
- Downloadable if DVD-ROM drive not available for installation
DVD burner for creating DVD and AVCHD discs
Capture from DV, HDV and Digital8 camcorders or VCRs (requires a FireWire port)
Capture from analog camcorders, 8mm, HI 8, VHS, SVHS, VHS-C, SVHS-C, or VCRs (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) (requires Dazzle video hardware – sold separately)
Import from AVCHD and other file based camcorders, digital still cameras, mobile devices and webcams
MVC, AVCHD, DV, HDV, AVI, MPEG-1/-2/-4, DivX, Flash, 3GP (MPEG-4, H.263), WMV, Non-encrypted DVD titles (incl. DVD-VR/+VR), QuickTime (DV, MJPEG, MPEG-4, H.264), DivX Plus MKV, XAVC, MXF, DVCPRO HD
MP3, MPA, M4A, WAV, AMR, AC3, AAC, Vorbis, WMA
JPS, BMP, GIF, JPG, PCX, PSD, TGA, TIF, WMF, PNG, J2K
AVCHD, DVD (DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R or DVD+RW, dual layer)
Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad/TV, Sony PSP/PS3/PS4, Nintendo Wii, Microsoft Xbox compatible formats
DV, HDV, AVI, DivX, WMV, MPEG-1/-2/-4, Flash, 3GP, WAV, MP2, MP3, MP4, QuickTime, H.264, DivX Plus MKV, JPEG, TIF, TGA, BMP, XAVC S
Dolby Digital 5.1-channel
Requires purchase of a separate plug-in from within the product
Requires Blu-ray Disc reader and/or burner
Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Swedish
Product specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.
Works with Microsoft Windows 7, 8.x and 10