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Pinnacle Studio 18 Plus

Pinnacle Studio 18 Plus

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Pinnacle Studio 18 Ultimate

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Pinnacle Studio 18 Plus

Includes 3D video editing, Live Screen Capture, 24-track frame-accurate editing, 1800+ effects, keyframed effects control, simultaneous source and timeline viewing and more.

  • NEW! Native 64-bit architecture
  • ENHANCED! Record from your screen with Live Screen Capture
  • NEW! 17 royalty-free tracks from Triple Scoop Music
  • Drag and drop HD video editing
  • 1,800+ effects, transitions and templates
  • 24-track frame-accurate editing and keyframe-based effects
  • Stereoscopic 3D import, editing and export
  • Share video on Facebook, Vimeo, YouTube, DVD and more
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Pinnacle Studio 18 Ultimate

All the power of Pinnacle Studio 18 Plus + 4K Ultra HD video support, 2000+ effects, premium NewBlue plugins, Blu-ray authoring and iZotope Music & Speech Cleaner.

  • NEW! Native 64-bit architecture
  • ENHANCED! Record from your screen with Live Screen Capture
  • NEW! 17 royalty-free tracks from Triple Scoop Music
  • NEW! Premium effects from NewBlue with 700+ presets and 55+ plugins (details)
  • NEW! 4K Ultra HD including XAVC S support
  • Drag and drop HD video editing
  • 2,000+ effects, transitions and templates
  • Unlimited-track frame-accurate editing and keyframe-based effects
  • Stereoscopic 3D import, editing and export
  • Share video on Facebook, Vimeo, YouTube, DVD and more
  • Blu-ray Disc Authoring with Dolby® 5.1 surround sound
  • Perfect your sound with iZotope Music & Speech Cleaner
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Upgrade Qualification

Previous owners of Avid Studio or Pinnacle Studio 9 and higher qualify for upgrade pricing. Qualified versions include: Studio 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, and 17.

Pinnacle Studio 18 Ultimate System Requirements:

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)


  • 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