Pinnacle Studio

Suite for creating and editing high-definition videos


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  • Category Editors
  • Program license Paid
  • Version 26
  • Size 2.11 MB
  • Works under: Windows 10
  • Program available in English
  • Program by Pinnacle Systems

A massive video editor that has all the tools and features that you will need to create movies; Pinnacle Studio HD can make impressive video projects that look professional and encapsulating. You can also use it for more home-like projects such as documenting a family vacation. Developers of the program know that it can look intimidating at first, and because of that, you have excellent introductory videos, online tutorials, and help files.

After you begin with editor, you will see that you have a user-friendly application that divides the media into different chapters. It supports the drag and drop of all the items, and assembling a video is quite simple. For example, if you want to use Pinnacle Studio HD, first, you drag the media over to the timeline found in the order wanted. After that, you will click on your vertical icons found to the left, and this will add text, sound transitions, and effects.

Editing the video can take place in a later stage, and it is just as simple. One of the beneficial features of Pinnacle Studio HD is how they include a preview window so that you can continue to view the creation as you go along. This lets you track your progress, and it ensures that you will have an end result that you will be happy with. Quite obviously, no one wants to create a stunning video if they can't share it with other viewers. Because of that, the software includes a "Make Movie" feature that lets you share and export the video in a variety of ways. This includes disc and numerous file formats. You can also export it directly to the web. Pinnacle Studio HD was not necessarily an easy software to install, and it does require a ton of resources that will slow down your computer. Still, sometimes a more advanced program like Pinnacle Studio requires more resources, and the software still manages to blend functionality with ease of use. This might be a great choice for beginners and intermediate film producers.

Some of the formats include: DV, HDV, AVI, AVCD, TGA, PCX, JPG, MPEG, and WAV. You have a wide selection of formats that are supported. Pinnacle makes use of a magnetic timeline, and the clips that you drag and drop onto the timeline will snap with the existing clips. Nevertheless, you do have the option to turn that off if you prefer. If you hit the trim mode, it will open a second preview window where you will see the first and second clip. That is where it effects the slip and slide trims, but this feature is slightly less intuitive than what you have with some of the similar programs that can trim.


  • Excellent for Beginners and Intermediates
  • Blends Both Functionality and Ease of Use
  • You Can Divide Your Media into Different Chapters


  • Demands A lot of Resources
  • Unattractive Interface
  • Installation Process Long and Arduous
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