Free Video Editing Software

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Get the control you need and the power you’re looking for with Pinnacle Studio! With precise controls and frame-accurate editing, you can create impressive promotional videos, short films or share the highlights from your latest adventure! Whether you're new to video editing or an experienced editor, there is a Pinnacle Studio that’s right for you.

Pinnacle Studio Trial

Download your 30-day Pinnacle Studio trial

  • Edit your video using hundreds of unique creative video effects
  • Test-drive the pro-caliber audio and video editing features
  • Explore the editing workspace and precision editing tools
  • Get the most from a video editing package designed for every skill level

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

Trial is designed to deliver access to the main features of Pinnacle Studio's video editing software so that you may try it before you decide to buy it.Trial is limited in functionality (complete file support and features, disc burning and third-party effects are not available in the trial).

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Editing workspace

Advanced video editing

Edit with precision across multiple tracks using powerful audio and video editing tools. Pinnacle Studio is the video editor designed to customize and tailor your projects by preferences, so you can edit video like a pro.

Quick video edits

Quick video edits

Take your videos to the next level - quickly and easily. Make simple video edits and trim or crop video in a flash. Create video and photo slideshows using templates and add motion to your pictures with pan and zoom. Make a movie in minutes!

Creative control

Creative control

Turn those grey skies blue and bring out the best lighting in every scene! With hundreds of video effects, titles, and overlays, Pinnacle Studio pushes the limits for common video correction techniques. Grab a quick win with impactful video filters!

Loaded with features

Loaded with features

Explore your video from every angle! Edit 360 videos or swiftly sync and combine footage with the Multi-Camera editor. Enjoy pro-caliber tools like Motion Tracking, Stop Motion Animation, Green Screen and so much more.

Share your video

Share your video

When your video is complete, upload your video to share with family and friends on Facebook, YouTube or Vimeo - and do it right from Pinnacle Studio! Export to popular formats* to playback on popular devices, including mobile phones, gaming systems and beyond!

Training materials

Training materials

Turn those grey skies blue and bring out the best lighting in every scene! With hundreds of video effects, titles, and overlays, Pinnacle Studio pushes the limits for common video correction techniques. Grab a quick win with impactful video filters!

What are you waiting for? Try Pinnacle Studio today!

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 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 effects, transitions, titles and templates 1,500+ 1,800+ 2,000 +
NewBlue effects
Premium video effects from NewBlue FX 1,000+
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
Split screen video with keyframes
Selective Color
Motion tracking with mosaic blur
Audio ducking
360 degree video editing
Morph and Seamless transitions
Paint effects
Done Editing? Here’s what’s next!
Upload to Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo Limited*
Export to popular formats Expanded supports Limited*
Author DVDs 20+ templates 50+ templates 100+ templates
Formats & Support
Formats supported (import and export formats) are dependent on the version of Pinnacle Studio you have installed. For a full list of formats support, please visit Expanded supports Limited*
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*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 and is not representative of the formats supported in Pinnacle Studio, Pinnacle Studio Plus or Pinnacle Studio Ultimate upon full purchase

About the Pinnacle Studio Trial

  • 30-day trial version
  • Trial is intended for first time users of Pinnacle Studio 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 overlayed on final project exports - watermark removed upon full purchase
  • Projects, libraries and customizations created within the trial are transferrable to the full software post purchase

System Requirements

  • Internet connection required for installation, registration, and updates. Registration required for product use.
  • 64-bit OS required: Windows 10 recommended, Windows 8.x, Windows 7
  • Intel Core i3 or AMD A4 3.0 GHz or higher
  • 4GB of RAM or higher, 8GB+ highly recommended for UHD, Multi-Camera, or 360 video
  • DirectX graphics device recommended
  • Minimum 256MB VGA VRAM, 512MB or higher recommended
  • Display resolution: 1024 x 768 or higher
  • Windows-compatible sound card
  • 2GB HDD space for full installation

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