Edit your way with the power, creativity and control of Pinnacle Studio 20 Ultimate video editing software. Get the professional-quality results you want with precision editing on unlimited tracks in 4K, HD and 3D, and sophisticated audio tools. New Motion Tracking lets you add moving text, graphics or a mosaic blur to people or objects. Realize your creative vision with new Stop Motion Animation, new controls for 360° video editing and a 6 angle multi-camera editor. Plus, get 2,000+ effects, titles and transitions, and new high-quality effects from NewBlue. Finished your project? Create polished DVDs with 100+ new menu templates.
Edit with precision with key frame-based controls, edit on unlimited tracks in 4K, HD and 3D and easily customize your workspace.
Add impact with 2,000+ 2D and 3D effects. Create amazing animations with Stop Motion Animation and superimpose people over different backgrounds using the Green Screen effect.
Easily create tutorial videos or how-to demonstrations with Live Screen Capture. Capture your screen, system audio and voiceover, and then import it into the timeline to edit and refine.
Go full circle with new 360 video editing, combine up to 6 camera in the Multi-Camera Editor, and track, label or blur out an object with new Motion Tracking. The creative possibilities are limitless and control is at your fingertips.
Get the professional results you want with powerful editing and advanced audio tools. Ensure foreground and background sound are always balanced with Audio Ducking.
Take your videos to the next level with over 900 presets and more than 75 plugins exclusively in Pinnacle Studio 20 Ultimate. Now with NewBlue Video Essentials 3 (learn more).
Easily track moving objects on screen and connect them to elements such as text and graphics. Add a mosaic blur to obscure a face, licence plate, logo or more. Support for multi-point motion tracking lets you track multiple points of an object for greater precision as it approaches or moves away from your lens.
Boost the creative power of your video editor with over 900 presets and more than 75 plugins from industry leader NewBlue. This bonus pack includes tools for image stabilization, creative effects, exciting translations and more. (details)
Work with footage from 6 cameras to create more dynamic videos. The Multi-Camera Editor lets you screen your footage, switch angles, cut and delete, and add transitions. Align clips automatically with Audio Syncing or use markers, date/time or manual syncing. Even use your multi-camera results to create a Picture-in-Picture effect.
Let you video take a surprising turn with new controls and support for 360° video editing. Edit and add titles to your video. You can also set a path through your video and convert 360° videos to standard format.
Keep pace with the latest formats with new support for HEVC (H.265) import/export* on Intel 6th generation or certain NVIDIA cards, which offers a higher compression rate, better quality and a smaller file size.
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. Ultimate also supports DVCPRO HD, MXF import and VFR files.
Set source clip trim in/out points, then send your trimmed clips to the timeline. Unlimited tracks let you create sophisticated picture-in-picture and multi-layer effects in HD with frame accuracy and keyframe editing—just like a pro. Or try Storyboard editing to visualize how your story will unfold.
Add excitement and polish with over 2,000 2D/3D effects, animated titles and transitions. The included Montage video templates that provide preset themes—seasons, sports, holidays, sci-fi, comics and more—for fast pro-level results with just a few clicks. Customize them for just the right look.
When you want to put the focus on certain people or objects in your video, Motion Tracking is the perfect tool. Add moving text or graphics to track players in a sporting event, or draw attention to particular guests at a big event. Mark your object, press play to track its motion and then easily add the overlay of your choice.
Add impact to your video tracks and adjust the opacity of a video clip, so you can see multiple clips at the same time in an overlay effect with Track Transparency. Easily control the transparency of each track directly from within the timeline.
Record directly from your screen, capturing both system audio and microphone sound, then bring your captured files to the main timeline to use them in movies, presentations and training videos. Snap View Capture works in Windows 8/10 to let you record Windows apps in action.
Balance dialog, narration with background sound for pro-quality audio. With Audio Ducking, Pinnacle Studio 20 Plus video editing software detects audio or narration and automatically lowers the volume of background sound. Adjust the Ducking Level and Sensitivity if you wish for even more control.
Edit in 3D in the timeline with advanced stereoscopic 3D features. 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).
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, even mix 2D and 3D in the same project.
The SmartMovie tool is like an automatic video editor, creating stunning movies for you in a snap. Just drag-and-drop the videos, photos and music you want to see in your project, then let Smart Movie do the work. Preview your movie and edit in the timeline to further to customize your project. Create a polished movie ready to impress in no time.
Create big screen-style animations and full-HD videos. Gather your props, plug in your camera and tap into the processing power and unique lens capabilities of your DSLR to capture your story frame by frame. Control camera settings, see overlay frames, set distances and capture frames automatically or manually from within your video editing software.
Turn a static image into a compelling part of your video with simple controls for Pan and Zoom. Add interest and excitement with the easy Picture-in-Picture effect. We’ve also made Audio keyframing easier, changing knobs to slider controls.
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 20 also supports for VFR videos from iPhone 6 and other new-generation cameras. Import from tape-based1 and analog devices1, as well as audio files in 5.1 surround format.
With a simple right click, you can easily add your most-used effects, filters and transitions to your Favorite section to quickly find and reuse them anytime. Rate effects using our 5 star scale to easily sort your library and quickly find your favorites or frequently used effects.
Do you need to rotate your video or enhance the color? No problem! Pinnacle Studio has you covered with video rotation tools. Crop, zoom, and eliminate red eye from photos. Color-correct video and stabilize shaky footage.
Add titles to your photos and videos, or overlay graphics on your clips. Control motions and durations. With a diverse selection of title animations, you are guaranteed to find the perfect look to complement your video.
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 perfectly fit the length of your movie.
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. Pinnacle Studio 20 video editing software is also optimized for Intel’s 6th Generation processor (Skylake).
Use your video editor to create amazing photo slideshows complete with transitions, titles and effects, or combine photo and video for the perfect montage. Start with themed montage templates or create from scratch on the multi-track timeline.
Work on projects anywhere with Pinnacle Studio for iOS2, 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.
Pinnacle's simple video editor allows you to 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®.
Learn how to make the most of your video editing software with a 21-day, all-access pass to StudioBacklot.tv, featuring brand-new Pinnacle Studio 20 content, loads of other training and a royalty-free stock library. Visit our Discovery Center for help getting started or to access tutorials on specific techniques and projects.
Expand the power of your video editing software with additional plugins and effects that you can purchase directly within Pinnacle Studio! Preview and purchase high-quality, royalty-free music from Triple Scoop Music and sound effects from Muserk. Burning to Blu-Ray? Purchase the Blu-Ray plug-in directly within Pinnacle Studio.
1 Video capture hardware required
2 Pinnacle Studio for iPad app not included, available for purchase separately
|2D/3D effects, transitions, titles and templates||1,500+||1,800+||2,000+|
|Enhanced! Multi-camera editing — Sync and align your clips, switch angles, cut, delete and add transitions in one application||2 cameras||4 cameras||6 cameras|
|New! Stop Motion Animation — Quickly create animated movies frame by frame starring your toys, food, art and more|
|SmartMovie automatic moviemaking — Drag and drop video, images and music from your library into SmartMovie and jumpstart your production|
|Video Templates — Start with a customized themed Montage template to build your movie|
|ScoreFitter music library — Add royalty-free music that automatically adjusts to fit the length of your movies|
|New! Motion Tracking — Easily track moving objects on screen and connect them to elements, such as text and graphics||with mosaic blur|
|Enhanced! Easy Track Transparency — Superimpose multiple tracks with new, easy-to-use opacity settings|
|Audio Ducking — Detects audio or narration and automatically lowers the volume of background sound|
|Enhanced! Live Screen Capture — Record your screen and capture both system audio and microphone sound; perfect for making tutorials or demo videos|
|New! 360 video controls & effects — Add titles to your 360 video. Convert your 360 video into standard video and control the view path|
|NewBlue bonus effects (900+ presets and 75+ plugins) — Add filters, transitions and special effects from the best-selling NewBlueFX effects and titles. Get access to hundreds of effects, presets, filters and other tools to get that professional polish.|
|Number of video/audio tracks||6||24||Unlimited|
|Storyboard and timeline editing|
|Frame-accurate timeline editing|
|Integrated media asset library, even correct and enhance media in the library|
|Media asset rating, advanced tagging and collections||Advanced||Advanced|
|Customizable keyboard shortcuts|
|VIDEO OUTPUTS & SHARING|
|Enhanced! MyDVD disc authoring — Add menus, chapters and music to your DVD with themed templates||20+ templates||50+ templates||100+ templates|
|DVD authoring* — Export single clips, edit and create DVD subtitles, burn from an ISO disc image and more||Advanced||Advanced|
|Compatible with mobile app — Import and polish projects made with Pinnacle Studio for iOS (available for purchase separately)|
|Export to popular devices — Export video to view on Apple® iPad, Apple® TV, Microsoft® Xbox® and more|
|Easy to share online — Upload directly to YouTube, Facebook, Flickr and Vimeo|
|Project packages for easy archive/restore|
|Formats & Support|
|New! HEVC (H.265)**||Import||Import||Import and Export|
|Native 64-bit architecture|
|Intel® Quick Sync Video hardware acceleration|
|Support for VFR video from iPhone 6 and other cameras|
|3D MVC file format import|
|Stereoscopic 3D import, export, depth control and editing|
|Dual-monitor 3D support, "side by side" export|
|4K Ultra HD video support|
|XAVC S support|
|XAVC and DVCPRO HD decoding|
|Import MXF files|
|Premium effects from NewBlue (900 + filters in 75 plugins)|
|New! NewBlue Video Essentials 3 — Easily split screens, spotlight areas of interest, smooth edges or improve contrast|
|NewBlue Video Essentials 2 — Create a vignette, swap specific colors in a scene, add picture-in-picture, and correct lens distortion|
|NewBlue Video Essentials 4 — Turn day into night, create reflections, touch up skin and more|
|NewBlue Video Essentials 6 — Remove subtle imperfections, replicate footage into a video wall, magnify a video segment for emphasis|
|NewBlue Video Essentials 7 — Avoid tedious keyframing when applying pixelation, easily pan and zoom on still or video, and more|
|NewBlue Stabilizer — Stabilize shaky video to easily create steady footage|
|NewBlue Motion Blends — Video transitions that twist, turn, zoom, smear and spin|
|NewBlue Light Blends — Light-inspired scene transitions with light flairs, orbs, rays, strobes and more|
|NewBlue Film Effects — Create an authentic, old school film look with blemishes, jitters, spots, scratches and graininess|
* Blu-ray Disc authoring available for purchase in Pinnacle Studio
**HEVC (H.265) support requires supporting PC hardware or graphics card
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