Pinnacle Studio 20 Ultimate

Pinnacle Studio 20 Ultimate

Video editing and Live Screen Capture

  • New! Motion Tracking with mosaic blur
  • New! Stop Motion Animation
  • New! 360° video editing
  • New! Premium effects from NewBlue
  • Enhanced! Multi-camera editing
  • 2,000+ effects, transitions and templates
  • Unlimited-track, HD, 3D and 4K video editing
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The Ultimate video editing software

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.

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Pinnacle Studio 20 Ultimate Features

New

Motion Tracking with Mosaic Blur

Motion Tracking with Mosaic Blur

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.

New

NewBlue Bonus Effects

NewBlue Bonus Effects, now with Video Essentials 3

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)

Enhanced

Multi-Camera Video Editor

Multi-Camera Video Editor

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.

New

360° video editing

360° video editing

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.

Enhanced

New formats supported

New formats supported

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.

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. Ultimate also supports DVCPRO HD, MXF import and VFR files.

Timeline Editing (Unlimited tracks)

Timeline Editing (Unlimited tracks)

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.

Enhance with 2,000+ effects, transitions and templates

Enhance with 2,000+ effects, transitions and templates

Add excitement and polish with over 2,000 2D/3D effects, animated titles and transitions. The included Montage video templates that 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.

ENHANCED

Pinnacle MyDVD

Pinnacle MyDVD

Experience a new and easier way to burn to DVD and AVCHD disc. Get a stylish look with 100+ themed templates to add menus, sub-menus and chapters to your video. Turn your videos into pro-quality multimedia disc projects with image-rich menus and music.

Pinnacle Studio Plus and Ultimate Features

New

Motion Tracking

Motion Tracking

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.

New

Easy Track Transparency

Easy Track Transparency

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.

Enhanced

Live Screen Capture

Live Screen Capture

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.

Audio Ducking

Audio Ducking

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.

Advanced 3D features

Advanced 3D features

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).

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, even mix 2D and 3D in the same project.

Pinnacle Studio 20 Features

Drag and drop HD video editing

Drag and drop HD video editing

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.

New

Stop Motion Animation

Stop Motion Animation

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.

ENHANCED

Easy controls for dynamic effects

Easy controls for dynamic effects

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.

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 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.

Easily import media

Save your Favorites

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.

Quick fixes for common problems

Quick fixes for common problems

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.

Titles and overlays

Titles and overlays

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.

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 perfectly fit the length of your movie.

Robust performance

Robust 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. Pinnacle Studio 20 video editing software is also optimized for Intel’s 6th Generation processor (Skylake).

Photo slideshows and videos

Photo slideshows and videos

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.

On-the-go video editing software

On-the-go video editing software

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.

Share anywhere

Share anywhere

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®.

Share anywhere

Includes FREE training!

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.

Additional plugins and effects available

Additional plugins and effects available

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

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CREATIVE FEATURES
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.
PRECISE EDITING
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
Keyframe-based effects
Detach audio
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
Dolby Digital 2CH 5.1CH 5.1CH
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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