Pinnacle Studio 18

Pinnacle Studio 18

  • New! 64-bit performance
  • New! 17 royalty-free tracks from Triple Scoop Music
  • Drag-and-drop video HD editing
  • Includes 1500+ effects, titles and templates
  • 6-track frame-accurate editing
  • Simple sharing to YouTube, Facebook and Vimeo

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Video Editing Made Easy

Get ready for a faster, more responsive movie-making experience with Pinnacle Studio 18. Now with a native 64-bit architecture, Pinnacle Studio lets you make the most of your computer’s processing power and memory for faster multi-track rendering, better file handling and more. Easily import and edit your clips right inside the built-in media organizer. Try SmartMovie to make a movie in minutes or dive into editing on the 6-track timeline. Add excitement with over 1,500 2D/3D effects and royalty-free music. Love your movie? Easily share it on Facebook, YouTube and Vimeo.

  • Get started fast

    Easily import your videos and photos from any device, and then organize them in the built-in media library.

  • Correct and enhance

    Crop, pan and zoom, and clean up your clips before you make your movie. Then use them again in any movie project.

  • Make your movie

    New to video editing? Just drag and drop elements to make a movie automatically or use the Storyboard mode to plan. More experienced editors can use the timeline for precision editing.

  • Add some excitement

    Choose from over 1,500 2D and 3D effects to surprise and delight your audience.

  • Combine video and audio

    Multi-layer editing allows you to combine up to 6 video and audio tracks. Also create custom-fit soundtracks with Scorefitter.

  • Share the memories

    Easily post your HD and 3D videos on Facebook, YouTube and Vimeo. Create DVDs to share with family and friends. And export your movies to popular devices.

  • Includes FREE training!

    Get a 6-week, all-access pass to StudioBacklot.tv, featuring brand-new Pinnacle Studio 18 content, loads of other training and a royalty-free stock library.

Create Awesome Personal Movie Memories

Faster, more enjoyable movie making

Faster, more enjoyable movie making

Movie making is more fun when it’s fast! With new 64-bit power built in, this is the most responsive Pinnacle Studio ever. Automated tools and easy storyboarding help you make a movie in minutes.

Incredible effects and music

Incredible effects and music

With 1,500+ 2D/3D effects, animated titles and transitions, you can easily add excitement and polish to any movie. Add your choice of royalty-free sounds and songs to make your movie complete.

Effortless sharing

Effortless sharing

What’s a movie without an audience? Pinnacle Studio makes it easy to post your HD movies on Facebook, YouTube and Vimeo. Easily create DVDs and export to popular formats to play on a variety of devices.

Drag and drop HD video editing

Drag and drop HD video editing

Create a movie in minutes—just drag-and-drop your desired media elements from the library into SmartMovie to automatically produce great videos—complete with music. Or try Storyboard mode to easily create first drafts and visualize how your story will unfold.

Enhance with 1,500+ effects, transitions and templates

Enhance with 1,500+ effects, transitions and templates

Add excitement and polish with over 1500 2D/3D effects, animated titles and transitions. The included Montage templates provide preset themes—weddings, sports, holidays, sci-fi, comics and more—for fast pro-level results with just a few clicks. Customize them for just the right look.

New

64-bit performance

64-bit performance

See results sooner with native 64-bit architecture that lets you make the most of your PC’s processing power and memory. Enjoy faster multi-track rendering and better file handling.

Timeline Editing (6-tracks)

Timeline Editing (6-tracks)

Ready for more traditional editing? Set source clip trim in/out points, then send your trimmed clips to the timeline. Six tracks let you create sophisticated picture-in-picture and multi-layer effects in HD with frame accuracy—just like a Hollywood pro.

Easily import media

Easily import 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. Pinnacle Studio also supports tape-based1 and analog devices1, and even imports audio files in 5.1 surround format.

Organize and polish media

Organize and polish media

Organize and rate your video clips, photos, music, and other elements in the built-in media library, to easily find and reuse them. You can even correct and enhance your source media in the library without any additional apps. Crop, pan-and zoom, and eliminate red eye from photos. Equalize and clean up noisy audio. Color-correct video and stabilize shaky footage.

Rotate and flip video

Rotate and flip video

Have a sideways video of your kid scoring a goal? No problem! Pinnacle Studio has you covered with video rotation tools.

Titles and overlays

Titles and overlays

Add titles to your photos and videos, or overlay a graphic on your project and set the length of duration.

DVD authoring

DVD authoring

Share your video masterpiece with the whole family on DVD. DVD authoring is an easy final step to add to your video project.

New

17 royalty-free tracks

17 royalty-free tracks

Capture the mood of your movie with the perfect soundtrack. Get 17 royalty-free music tracks from Triple Scoop Music.

Scorefitter Sounds & Music

Scorefitter Sounds & Music

No movie is complete without a soundtrack. Add music with the included Scorefitter library of royalty-free sounds and songs—they even automatically adjust to fit the length of your movies.

Includes FREE training

Includes FREE training!

Get a 6-week, all-access pass to StudioBacklot.tv, featuring brand-new Pinnacle Studio 18 content, loads of other training and a royalty-free stock library.

Photo slideshow

Photo slideshow

Create amazing photo slideshows complete with transitions, titles and effects, or combine photo and video for the perfect montage.

Stop motion and green screen

Stop motion and green screen

Create amazing animations and fast-motion effects like you see on the big screen with stop-motion capture. Pinnacle Studio even lets you superimpose people you've shot in front of a green screen over different backgrounds.

Edit anywhere, anytime

Edit anywhere, anytime

Work on projects anywhere with Pinnacle Studio for iPad2, then transfer them to Pinnacle Studio for further polishing. Try Project Packages to bundle together all of the media files related to a given movie, taking the work out of organizing and assuring that you always have all the files you need.

Share anywhere

Share anywhere

Easily share your HD videos with family and friends on Facebook®, YouTube®, and Vimeo®. You can also easily create DVDs and export to popular formats like Adobe® Flash® FLV, MPEG-4, and DivX®, as well as popular devices like Microsoft® Xbox®, Sony® PlayStation, Nintendo™ Wii™, Apple® TV and Apple® iPad®.

1 Video capture hardware required

2 Pinnacle Studio for iPad app not included

Studio Studio Plus Studio Ultimate
NewBlue bonus effects (700+ presets and 55+ plugins)
4K Ultra HD video support
XAVC S support
Blu-ray™ authoring
iZotope Music & Speech Cleaner
Live Screen Capture
3D MVC file format import
Simultaneous source and master windows with drag-and-drop
Keyframe-based effects
Dolby 5.1 native support (import/export)
Customizable keyboard shortcuts
Stereoscopic 3D import, editing and export
Stereoscopic 3D depth control
Advanced NVIDIA 3D Vision support
Dual-monitor 3D support, "side by side" export
Trim editor for source clip in/out-points
Advanced DVD Authoring
Detach Audio
Advanced Title Editing (Motions)
Native 64-bit architecture
17 Royalty-free music tracks from Triple Scoop Music
6 weeks free training from Studiobacklot/Class on Demand (English)
Included 2D/3D effects, transitions, titles and templates 1500+ 1800+ 2000+
Video/audio tracks for multilayer editing 6 (3/3) 24(12/12) unlimited
Media asset rating, advanced tagging and collections advanced advanced
UI enhancements for improved ease of use
Import and polish projects from Pinnacle Studio for iPad*
Easy sharing to Facebook®, YouTube® and Vimeo®
Export to Apple® iPad, Apple® TV, Microsoft® Xbox®, and more
Export popular files: Flash®, DivX®, AVCHD™ 2.0 and MPEG-4
Storyboard and timeline editing
SmartMovie drag-and-drop automatic moviemaking
Project Packages for easy archive/restore
NVIDIA CUDA hardware acceleration
Intel® Quick Sync Video hardware acceleration
Scorefitter music library for custom-fit soundtracks
Integrated media asset library
Video/photo/music correction and enhancement in media library
Frame-accurate timeline editing
Color bars and tone generation
Transition editor
Editable themed Montage effects/transitions templates
3D auto-color adjustment for both eyes
DVD authoring

* Pinnacle Studio for iPad app not included

  • Windows 8, Windows 7 (64-bit OS recommended)
  • Intel Core Duo 1.8 GHz, Core i3 or AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 2.0 GHz or higher
    • Intel Core2 Duo 2.66 GHz, Intel Core i5 or i7 1.06 GHz or higher required for AVCHD* & Intel Quick Sync Video support
  • 2 GB of RAM or higher, min. 4 GB for Windows 64-bit
  • 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
  • 128 MB VGA VRAM
  • Display resolution: 1024 x 600 or higher
  • Windows-compatible sound card (multi-channel output required for surround preview)
  • 5.8 GB HDD space for full installation
  • DVD-ROM for installation (box version only)
  • Internet connection required for online activation and cloud or online services

Accessories

  • DVD burner for creating DVD and AVCHD discs

Input Options

  • Capture from DV, HDV and Digital8 camcorders or VCRs (requires a FireWire port)
  • Capture from analog camcorders, 8 mm, HI 8, VHS, SVHS, VHS-C, SVHS-C, or VCRs (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) (requires Pinnacle or Dazzle video hardware – sold separately)
  • Import from AVCHD and other file based camcorders, digital still cameras, mobile devices and webcams

Import Formats

  • Video: 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
  • Audio: MP3, MPA, M4A, WAV, AMR, AC3, AAC, Vorbis, WMA
  • Graphic: JPS, BMP, GIF, JPG, PCX, PSD, TGA, TIF, WMF, PNG, J2K

Export Formats

  • 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
  • Dolby Digital 2-channel

Supported Languages

  • Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish.