Pinnacle Studio 18 Plus

Pinnacle Studio 18 Plus

  • New! 64-bit performance
  • Enhanced! Live Screen Capture
  • New! 17 royalty-free tracks from Triple Scoop Music
  • Frame-accurate HD and 3D video editing
  • 1,800+ effects, titles and templates
  • 24-track frame-accurate editing

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Video Editing, Live Screen Capture and more!

If you’re ready for a more robust video-editing experience, Pinnacle Studio 18 Plus combines the powerful new 64-bit architecture of the standard version with the tools you need for more advanced projects. Record directly from your screen to add dynamic content to movies and demo videos with enhanced Live Screen Capture. Create sophisticated movies with 24-track frame-accurate editing in HD and stereoscopic 3D. Choose from over 1,800 effects, titles and templates, and add a custom soundtrack for pro-quality results. Easily share your HD or 3D movies on Facebook, Youtube and Vimeo, or export to share on popular devices.

  • 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.

  • Live Screen Capture

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

  • 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 1,800 2D and 3D effects to surprise and delight your audience.

  • Combine video and audio

    Multi-layer editing allows you to combine up to 24 video and audio tracks. Also create custom-fit soundtracks with Scorefitter.

  • Share the memories

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

Capture, Edit and Share Your Video

Fast, sophisticated movie making

Fast, sophisticated movie making

New 64-bit performance helps you make the most of everything you get in Pinacle Studio Plus. Edit quickly on up to 24 tracks with keyframed effects control and clip trim/out points.

Advanced 3D production

Advanced 3D production

Import 3D video from a variety of sources, edit it right in the Timeline and export to Youtube HD or AVCHD 3D. Enhance your project with true 3D effects, or a combination of 2D and 3D effects.

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.

Pinnacle Studio 18 Plus 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 1,800+ effects , transitions and templates

Energize with 1,800+ effects , transitions and templates

Add excitement and polish to your movies with over 1800 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 (24-tracks)

Timeline Editing (24 tracks)

With 24 tracks, Pinnacle Studio Plus lets you create sophisticated picture-in-picture and multi-layer effects in HD or 3D—just like a Hollywood pro. 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 Plus 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 HD and 3D videos, Pinnacle Studio Plus makes it simple to post them on Facebook, YouTube, and Vimeo. You can also easily create DVDs and AVCHD™ 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® PS3™, Nintendo® Wii™, Apple® TV and Apple® iPad®. With Pinnacle Studio Plus, 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

  • 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 Core 2 Duo 2.66 GHz, Intel Core i5 or i7 1.06 GHz or higher required for AVCHD*, stereoscopic 3D* & Intel Quick Sync Video support
  • 2 GB of RAM or higher, min. 4 GB for Windows 64-bit (strongly recommended for stereoscopic 3D)
  • 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)
  • 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: MPO, 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); 3D: DVD, AVCHD, AVCHD2 (incl. MVC)
  • 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; 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