Pinnacle Studio 18 Ultimate

Pinnacle Studio 18 Ultimate

  • New! 64-bit performance
  • Enhanced! Live Screen Capture
  • New! NewBlue effects pack
  • New! 17 royalty-free tracks from Triple Scoop Music
  • New! 4K Ultra HD including XAVC S support
  • 2,000+ effects, transitions and templates
  • Unlimited-track frame-accurate editing
  • iZotope Music & Speech Cleaner

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The Ultimate Video-Editing Software

Take on any video-editing challenge with Pinnacle Studio 18 Ultimate, our most complete version. Powered by a new native 64-bit architecture, Ultimate lets you create breathtaking movies with support for 4K Ultra HD video. You get all the features of Pinnacle Studio Plus and more, including NewBlue bonus effects, Blu-ray authoring, iZotope Music & Speech Cleaner, additional Scorefitter soundtracks, and support for XAVC S for 4k and HD. Energize your videos with 2,000+ transitions, effects and templates, add the perfect soundtrack, and easily share online, on disc and on devices.

  • Powerful video editing

    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.

  • Live Screen Capture

    Record content from your screen and include the footage in movies with Live Screen Capture. Even add voiceover while you capture!

  • Video effects

    Choose from over 2,000 2D and 3D effects to surprise and delight your audience.

  • Multi-layer editing

    Combine an unlimited number of video and audio track for multi-layer editing, and create custom-fit soundtracks with Scorefitter.

  • Premium effects from NewBlue

    Take your videos to the next level with over 700 presets and more than 55 plugins including:

    • Motion Blends - Video transitions that twist, turn, zoom, smear and spin.
    • Light Blends - Light-inspired scene transitions with light flairs, orbs, rays, strobes and more.
    • Film Effects - Create an authentic, old school film look with blemishes, jitters, spots, scratches and graininess.
    • Stabilizer - Stabilize shakey video to easily create steady footage.
    • Video Essentials 2 - Create a vignette, swap specific colors in a scene, add picture-in-picture, and correct lens distortion.
    • Video Essentials 6 - Remove subtle imperfections, replicate footage into a video wall, magnify a video segment for emphasis.
    • Video Essentials 7 - Avoid tedious keyframing when applying pixelation, easily pan and zoom on still or video, and more.
  • 4K Ultra HD Video support

    If you're shooting video in 4K Ultra HD, Pinnacle's got you covered with 4K Ultra HD Video support that includes new XAVC S support and 4K smart encoding.

  • Remove unwanted noise & enhance audio

    iZotope Music & Speech Cleaner easily removes unwanted noise from your audio and video files. Experience increased audio clarity and enhanced sound!

  • Video sharing & Blu-ray Disc authoring

    Post your movies online with one-click sharing to Facebook, YouTube and Vimeo. Create DVDs and Blu-ray™ discs, and export your movies to popular formats to play them on game consoles and mobile 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.

Your Life in Movies: Mastered

Fast, no-limits movie making

Fast, no-limits movie making

Along with 64-bit speed and responsives, Ultimate offers frame-accurate precision editing on unlimited tracks. Create sophisticated picture-in-picture and multi-layer effects in HD and stereoscopic 3D.

Live Screen Capture

Live Screen Capture

Record content directly from your screen, then easily bring your captures to the main Timeline to add them to your movie. New in this version, record both system audio and microphone sound with ease.

Incredible bonus effects

Incredible bonus effects

Explore endless creative possibilities with over 700 presets and more than 55 plugins from industry leader NewBlue. This bonus pack includes tools for image stabilization, creative effects, exciting translations and more.

Pinnacle Studio 18 Ultimate Features

New

NewBlue Bonus Effects

NewBlue Bonus Effects

Explore endless creative possibilities with over 700 presets and more than 55 plugins from industry leader NewBlue. This bonus pack includes tools for image stabilization, creative effects, exciting translations and more. (details)

New

XAVCS support for 4K and HD

XAVCS support for 4K and HD

Work with XAVC S, a new standard for video cameras based on MP4-AVC/H.264, and get support for resolutions up to 4K 3840 x 2160.

Remove unwanted noise and enhance audio

Remove unwanted noise and enhance audio

iZotope Music & Speech Cleaner easily removes unwanted noise from your audio and video files. Experience increased audio clarity and enhanced sound!

Blu-ray Disc authoring

Blu-ray Disc authoring

Author your video to high-definition Blu-ray Disc to watch in HD on any Blu-ray player.

4K Ultra HD video support

4K Ultra HD video support

Produce breathtaking video with support for 4K Ultra HD.

Pinnacle Studio 18 Plus and Ultimate Features:

Enhanced

Live Screen Capture

Live Screen Capture

Record directly from your screen, capturing both system audio and microphone sound. It’s even easier to bring your captured files to the main timeline to use them in movies, presentation and training videos.

Make movies in stereoscopic 3D

Make movies in stereoscopic 3D

Import 3D video clips from sources like GoPro® 3D cameras and Panasonic® MVC format. Edit in various viewing modes, add true 3D effects, and enjoy the best quality with NVIDIA® 3D Vision® optimization and GeForce® support. Export to YouTube® 3D, AVCHD™ 3D, and more for viewing on 3D HDTVs, Sony® PS3™, and other 3D devices. Pinnacle Studio Plus even lets you mix 2D and 3D in the same project.

Advanced 3D features

Advanced 3D features

Pinnacle Studio 18 Plus also has advanced stereoscopic 3D features, like editing 3D in the timeline just like HD. Our partnership with NVIDIA® allows NVIDIA® 3D Vision® display in both full-screen and window modes. View 3D on dual monitors and export "side-by-side" formats recognized 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 Plus has everything you need.

Drag and drop HD video editing

Drag and drop HD video editing

Choose the editing approach that’s right for your project. For instant results, drag-and-drop your desired media elements from the library into SmartMovie to automatically make great videos—complete with music. Use Storyboard mode to easily create first drafts and visualize your movie. At any point, switch to the timeline for more traditional and precise editing.

Energize with 2,000+ effects , transitions and templates

Energize with 2,000+ effects , transitions and templates

Get creative with 2,000+ 2D/3D effects, animated titles and transitions. Keyframe-based control gives you precision timing over how your effects, titles and transitions move. 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 (Unlimited-tracks)

Timeline Editing (Unlimited tracks)

Do more with unlimited tracks that let 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. See source clips and your timeline edit preview simultaneously for intuitive flow. Set source clip trim in/out points, then drag trimmed clips right into the timeline for fast precision editing.

Import all your digital media

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. Import 3D clips from cameras like GoPro® and formats like Panasonic® MVC. Pinnacle Studio 18 Ultimate also supports tape-based1 and analog devices1, and even audio files in 5.1 surround format.

Organize and tag your media

Organize and tag your media

With the built-in media library, it's simple to organize your favorite video clips, photos, music, and other creative elements so you can easily find and reuse them in various projects. Tag and rate your media files, as well as group them into categories for even faster access. Crop, pan-and zoom, and eliminate red eye from photos. EQ 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 your masterpieces

Share your masterpieces

When you're ready to share your videos, Pinnacle Studio 18 Ultimate makes it easy to post your HD and 3D videos on Facebook, YouTube, and Vimeo. You can also easily create DVDs and AVCHD™ discs, as well as author Blu-ray™ discs complete with Dolby® Digital 5.1 surround sound. 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®. With Pinnacle Studio Ultimate, the world is your screen.

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

  • Internet connection required for enabling Blu-ray functionality, online activation and cloud or online services
  • 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; 256 MB or higher recommended, required for AVCHD, stereoscopic 3D & CUDA
  • 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)

Accessories

  • DVD burner for creating DVD and AVCHD discs
  • Blu-ray burner for creating Blu-ray discs

Stereoscopic 3D Accessories

  • Anaglyph 3D display: red/cyan glasses required
  • 3D TV and compatible glasses with NVIDIA 3DTV Play software on supported GeForce or Quadro graphics card. For more information please visit www.nvidia.com/3dtv
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision Ready display notebook: Compatible GeForce or Quadro graphics card, 3D Vision Ready display or projector and 3D Vision/3D Vision Pro glasses and emitter. For more information please visit www.nvidia.com/3dvision

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, XAVC S, BD Blu-ray, DVD (DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R or DVD+RW, dual layer); 3D: DVD, AVCHD, AVCHD2 (incl. MVC), Blu-ray
  • Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad/TV, Sony PSP/PS3, 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; 3D: MVC, AVCHD, MPEG-4, DivX Plus, MJPEG
  • Dolby Digital 2-channel and 5.1-channel audio

Supported Languages

  • Pinnacle Studio 18: Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish.
  • Live Screen Capture: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, and Japanese
  • iZotope Music & Speach Cleaner: English, German, Italian and Japanese