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Free Video Editing Software Trial

A 30-day free trial. No credit card required.

Download your Pinnacle Studio free trial

Discover what Pinnacle Studio is all about and download your free 30-day trial today. Designed for first time users, the trial delivers access to the editing workspace so that new users may see first-hand why people all over the globe love editing with Pinnacle Studio.

Editing workspace

Explore the editing workspace

Edit with precision across multiple tracks using powerful audio and video editing tools. Make quick edits, crop video, create video and photo slideshows, add motion to your pictures with pan and zoom, and much more.

Pro-caliber editing features

Test-drive the pro-caliber editing features

Edit 360 videos or swiftly capture and combine footage from multiple cameras. Enjoy pro-caliber tools like Motion Tracking, Stop Motion Animation, Green Screen, and so much more.

Give it a try

Give it a try today — risk free!

Turn those grey skies blue and bring out the best lighting in every scene! With a preview of the hundreds of video effects, titles, and overlays offered, Pinnacle Studio pushes the boundaries of what is possible in video editing software.

Considering Pinnacle Studio as your video editing software?

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How does the trial compare with the full versions of Pinnacle Studio?

The Pinnacle Studio Trial is designed to give first-time users the access to explore the editing workspace and test out a few of the key features. The trial is not a full-featured version and is limited by formats and support. Full purchase is required to experience the complete power of Pinnacle Studio.


Studio Plus

Studio Ultimate

Studio TRIAL


Powerful video editing HD HD 4K, HD Limited*
Video/audio tracks 6 24 Unlimited Unlimited
Trim video, crop video, split video, merge video
Video filters and effects 1,500+ 1,800+ 2,000+ Limited*
MultiCam Capture Lite: video capture and screen recorder
Multi-Camera editing 2 Camera 4 Camera 6 Camera 6 Camera
Color Grading Simplified Basic Full-featured
Selective Color
Split Screen video
with keyframes
Motion Tracking
with mosaic blur
Audio Ducking
Video Masking
360° Video Editing
Morph and Seamless transitions
Paint effects

Upload to social media
Export to popular formats
Expanded support Limited*
Author DVDs 20+ templates 50+ templates 100+ templates

Formats supported (import and export formats) are dependent on the version of Pinnacle Studio you have installed. For a full list of format support, please visit
Expanded support Limited*

Tech Specs

About the Pinnacle Studio Trial

  • The trial is a 30-day period.
  • The trial is intended for first time users of Pinnacle Studio and is designed to deliver a feel for the product before purchase.
  • It is not a fully featured product and offers fewer video effects, templates, titles, and filters.
  • The trial does not include disc authoring capabilities, MyDVD software, or screen recording software.
  • A watermark is placed on project exports. Note that the watermark is removed upon full purchase.
  • Projects, libraries, and customizations created within the trial are transferable to the full software, post purchase.

*Trial Format Supports

  • Format support for Pinnacle Studio Trial depends on your OS system configuration.
  • Fewer formats are supported in the trial version of Pinnacle Studio. This is not representative of the formats supported in Pinnacle Studio, Pinnacle Studio Plus, or Pinnacle Studio Ultimate upon full purchase.

System Requirements

  • Internet connection required for installation, registration, and updates. Registration required for product use.
  • 64-bit OS required: Windows 10 recommended.
  • Intel Core i3 or AMD A4 3.0 GHz or higher
  • 4 GB of RAM or higher, 8GB+ highly recommended for UHD, Multi-Camera, or 360 video
  • DirectX graphics device recommended
  • Minimum 256 MB VGA VRAM, 512 MB or higher recommended
  • Display resolution: 1024 x 768 or higher
  • Windows-compatible sound card
  • 2 GB HDD space for full installation

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Pinnacle Studio Screenshots

Edit Video
Color Grading
Time Remapping
360 video

Faster editing

Dramatically speed up your video rendering with new optimizations for the latest video hardware acceleration technologies from Intel and nVidia.

Customize icons

Now you’re in control of the icons you display in the middle toolbar. Customize your workspace and set quick access points to the tools you use most.

Chapter and cue points

Quickly reference points of interest and drop cue points or set DVD chapter points directly in the timeline with new hotkeys, to edit on the fly.

Questions and answers about the Pinnacle Studio free trial

The free Pinnacle Studio trial lasts for 30 days and begins the day the software is installed. You can unlock the complete product and convert the trial to the full version of the software during the trial period, or after the trial has expired.

Pinnacle Studio is designed for Windows only. The trial version runs on all devices that meet Windows system requirements.

The trial version does not include all of the features or capabilities of the full version of Pinnacle Studio. The trial is designed for first time or prospective users and delivers access to the editing workspace for a first-hand look at what it’s like to edit with Pinnacle Studio.

The trial version does not include the new features in Pinnacle Studio. To explore the newest features, you will have to upgrade to the full product. There are, however, a range of tutorials available to view the new features: