Pinnacle Studio 23 Plus

Pinnacle Studio 23 Plus

Video editing and screen recorder

  • Explore creative possibilities with 1,800+ filters, titles and effects
  • New workflow efficiencies to streamline your editing process
  • Enhanced keyframing controls for precise editing
  • Export to popular file types, now including Animated GIFs

Video editing software that does it all!

Explore your creativity with the powerful video and audio editing tools in Pinnacle Studio Plus. Edit across the 24-track timeline, add flair with 1,800+ filters and effects, tap into Multi-Camera editing and screen recording, and leverage enhanced Color Grading and pro-caliber tools to explore every creative opportunity! It's easy to create pro-quality productions with Pinnacle Studio Plus.

Why Pinnacle Studio?

01

Powerful editing

Edit video across 24 tracks with the precision and control of keyframing to ensure your edits match your vision. Take advantage of powerful, pro-caliber tools.

02

Creative possibilities

Tap into a diverse library of 1,800+ effects, transitions, and templates to add excitement. Correct color, zoom in, and focus on what matters with precise video editing controls.

03

Work efficiently

Pinnacle Studio’s customizable, intuitive interface enables you to streamline your workflow. Save valuable editing time with clip nesting and tool shortcuts.

The power, precision, and creative control of Pinnacle

Powerful & intuitive

Powerful & precise

Get the powerful tools you need and the precision you crave with Pinnacle Studio’s enhanced, intuitive user interface. Enjoy MultiCam Editing, create superimposed effects with Green Screen, and so much more. With advanced keyframing controls, you can make the detailed edits you need to get your project to match your vision. Get the power, precision, and control you need with Pinnacle Studio Plus.

Dynamic & creative

Dynamic & creative

Pinnacle Studio Plus offers a wide selection of pro-caliber tools and artistic effects. Go beyond basic video corrections and explore the creative opportunities of using filters and visual effects! Bring out the best lighting in every scene, adjust color, and bring cohesion to your project with Color Grading controls. Explore your creative potential with the intuitive features of Pinnacle Studio Plus and see your production come to life.

Productive & efficient

Productive & efficient

This powerful collection of applications is loaded with intuitive tools, tutorials, and learning materials to ensure you can get started easily and be successful sooner. Streamline your workflow with a personalizable workspace, create custom shortcuts, and edit seamlessly across dual monitors. Enjoy faster multi-track rendering and better file handling, making the most of your PC’s processing power and memory.

Here's what Pinnacle Studio users have to say

  • Star rating

    "The latest edition is easy to use and has many tracks in which you can add stills, videos, and music with a combination to using your voice over. Great program and it is just getting better. Highly recommended."

    Star rating

    "I've always liked Pinnacle's video editing products and this latest version does not disappoint. The user interfaces are highly intuitive... the software doesn't get boggy... and the updates are valuable. I guess I'd have to say that this version is the ultimate for me."

    Star rating

    "I have been editing and creating videos for about 15 years. I have used a variety of programs, including very expensive high-end software. This version of Pinnacle does everything I need at a very reasonable price."

    Star rating

    "The multi-camera capture works great, and I have enjoyed the many effects, music tracks, and other bonus features that are included."

  • Star rating

    "The best word to describe it is WOW! The speed when rendering, transitions and effects are all awesome."

    Star rating

    "This product has everything to offer the novice to the professional. There are tons of tutorials to help you through the process."

    Star rating

    "I used to use another very popular and expensive editor until I discovered Pinnacle. I'll never go back."

    Star rating

    "Excellent, all-around easy-to-use but powerful video and audio editing application."

  • Star rating

    "Pinnacle Studio Ultimate meets all of my needs. I've been able to increase my productivity while reducing my production time in post."

    Star rating

    "Producing high quality videos at only a fraction of [the] cost of most. Have used it for years and it's worth the $$."

    Star rating

    "This software is amazing, I can't believe how easy it is. Very user friendly and love the photo slideshow option."

    Star rating

    "This is a great pro-consumer video editor. Lots of features. Stable operation. Perfect for the intermediate level videographer."

  • Star rating

    "This software is amazing, I can't believe how easy it is. Very user friendly and love the photo slideshow option."

    Star rating

    "A truly powerful editing program for the amateur video editor. Has the tools used by the pros. I strongly suggest using the included tutorials."

    Star rating

    "I love this software for its price point. Pinnacle Studio is perfect for any creative editors seeking an affordable option."

    Star rating

    "This is a great pro-consumer video editor. Lots of features. Stable operation. Perfect for the intermediate level videographer."

Highlight Features

Motion Tracking

Motion Tracking

Screen Recorder

Screen Recorder

MultiCam Editing

MultiCam Editing

Split Screen Video

Split Screen Video

Color Correction

Color Correction

Lens Correction

Lens Correction

Stop Motion Animation

Stop Motion

Audio Ducking

Audio Ducking

Author DVDs

Author DVDs

Master Pinnacle Studio with free training

From beginner editors to advanced users, get the most out of Pinnacle Studio with our extensive library of tutorial videos from the Discovery Center. For more training and content, first time users enjoy a free 10-day trial from our friends at StudioBacklot training.

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It’s the most powerful Pinnacle Studio yet

See what’s new in Pinnacle Studio 23, our best just got better!

Video Masking

NEW Video Mask Creator

Ultimate Only

Video Masks are a revolutionary tool for everything from basic fixes to advanced edits. Take advantage of Video Masks to blur out faces and licence plates, enhance subjects, or remove unwanted objects. Get inventive with pro-level cinematic effects including cloning subjects, customizing creative transitions, and more.

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NEW Text Masks

Ultimate Only

Get creative and create pro-level titles using Text Masks. Show related footage through your text to add depth and interest to your next project.

Color Grading

NEW Selective Vectorscope

Ultimate Only

Take advantage of new Selective Vectorscope to correct color shifts between clips. Directly view and manipulate the color profile of your footage to keep skin tones consistent and looking natural, easily draw attention to objects, improve project cohesion, and more.

NEW LUT profiles

All Versions

LUT profiles make it easy to instantly add cinema-grade color grading effects to your project. Alter the mood, add drama, and more by choosing from LUT presets.

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Streamlined Editing Tools

NEW Clip Nesting

Plus and Ultimate Only

Group clips together on your timeline with the new nesting feature to reduce clutter and make it simple to navigate sections of your project.

NEW Copy/Paste Color Attributes

Ultimate Only

Maximize your workflow efficiency by easily duplicating your customizations across clips. The ability to instantly replicate your precise alterations will save you valuable minutes of editing time.

ENHANCED Keyframing

All Versions

Improved keyframing controls enables you to customize your transitions and creative effects to the last detail.

NEW Export Alpha Channel

Ultimate Only

Preserve transparency in your video export for unique effect, or to use clips as overlays in future projects.

NEW 360 Freeze Frame

Ultimate Only

Explore a split second moment in time from all angles using new 360 video freeze frame.

NEW Create Animated GIFs

Plus and Ultimate Only

Capture facial expressions, actions, or artistic time lapses, and export the clip as a GIF for easy viewing across online platforms.

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ENHANCED Three and
Four-point editing

Plus and Ultimate Only

Insert clips at exactly the right moment of your project with the precision of three and four-point editing.

NEW NewBlue Audio Essentials

Ultimate Only

Add sound effects, such as chorus, delay, echo, and distortion, and streamline audio processing workflows with ease.

NEW Split Screen video templates

All Versions

With new templates and smart alignment guides, easily create custom split screen videos.

NEW Batch processing

Plus and Ultimate Only

Ease your export process by processing multiple files at one time, minimizing required interaction.

ENHANCED Performance

All Versions

Enjoy higher bitrate and enhanced Intel® Quick Sync video hardware acceleration.

NEW Training material

All Versions

Learn the new features of Pinnacle Studio 23 with new training videos and written how-to tutorials.

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Intuitive and precise timeline editing

Pinnacle Studio delivers creative, intuitive timeline or storyboard editing to give you precise control over how you tell your story.

Pinnacle Studio delivers creative, intuitive timeline or storyboard editing to give you precise control over how you tell your story.

Pinnacle Studio Plus delivers intuitive timeline editing with a customizable interface and keyframe flexibility to fine tune your work. Get the precise control you need to tell your story, your way.

Pinnacle Studio Ultimate delivers powerful timeline editing with complete keyframe flexibility and a customizable workspace. Get the precise control you need to edit like a pro, with more effects, tools, and features than ever before.

Video Masks and Overlays

Intuitive and Flexible

ENHANCED Timeline editing

Edit HD or 4K video projects across unlimited tracks. Take advantage of Pinnacle Studio’s intuitive editing tools and correct color, add effects, and adjust parameters directly on the timeline. Maximize the efficiency of your workflow by easily duplicating your customizations across clips, or use the new clip nesting feature to keep your workspace clutter-free.

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Intuitive and Flexible

Enhanced Timeline editing

Edit HD or 4K video projects across unlimited tracks. Take advantage of Pinnacle Studio’s intuitive editing tools and correct color, add effects, and adjust parameters directly on the timeline. Maximize the efficiency of your workflow by easily duplicating your customizations across clips, or use the new clip nesting feature to keep your workspace clutter-free.

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Intuitive and Flexible

Enhanced Timeline editing

Edit video projects across up to 24 tracks. Pinnacle Studio offers intuitive timeline editing, empowering you to correct color, add effects, and adjust parameters directly on the timeline. Maximize the efficiency of your workflow by easily duplicating your customizations across clips, or use the new clip nesting feature to keep your workspace clutter-free.

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Intuitive and Flexible

Enhanced Timeline editing

Edit video projects across up to six tracks. Pinnacle Studio offers intuitive timeline editing, empowering you to add titles, effects, and adjust the look of your clips with ease - directly on the timeline. Start with storyboard editing to visualize how your narrative will unfold, then move on to timeline editing to customize your video.

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Customize your workspace

Set quick access points to the tools you use most to streamline your workflow. Work seamlessly across dual monitors, create custom profiles, and adjust screen resolutions.

Precise editing

Precision and Control

Precise editing

Effortlessly drag and drop media to the timeline, or insert clips intuitively with the slip tool for the ultimate level of flexibility and precision. Easily scrub through footage to find exact moments to highlight or replace.

ENHANCED Keyframe control

Use keyframes to customize every detail of your transitions and effects with unparalleled precision and control. Adjust the speed of a clip or motion of an object to match your vision. Keyframing empowers you to fully personalize your projects.

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Powerful, pro-caliber tools

Pinnacle Studio 23 Plus has more of the powerful tools you need to edit your next project, including Color Grading, MultiCam editing, title effects, and more.

Powerful, pro-caliber tools

Pinnacle Studio 23 Ultimate is fully loaded with all the powerful tools you need to edit your next production, including comprehensive Color Grading, new Video Masks, MultiCam editing, Green Screen effects, and so much more.

Get creative with overlays

Get creative with advanced masking and overlays

Motion Tracking

NEW Video Masks

Video Masks are a revolutionary tool for everything from basic fixes like face blurring and subject enhancement, to pro-level edits like removing unwanted objects, creating clones of subjects, blurring faces, and customizing creative transitions or effects.

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Video overlays

Layer clips, graphics, and titles to craft creative layouts for footage. Create unique picture-in-picture effects by placing content onto a stationary object like a mirror or a computer screen.

Video overlays

Layer clips, graphics and titles to craft creative layouts for footage. Create unique picture-in-picture effects by placing new content onto a stationary object like a mirror or a computer screen. Even export masks and videos with a transparent background using new Alpha Channel.

Motion Tracking

Utilize Pinnacle’s powerful multi-point Motion Tracking engine to identify and track objects and subjects with precision. Add graphics to track players in a sporting event, or draw attention to particular guests in a room full of people. Mark your object, press play to track its motion, and then easily add the overlay of your choice.

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Motion Tracking

Identify and track objects and subjects with precision. Mark your object, press play to track its motion, and then easily add the overlay of your choice.

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Mosaic Blur

Blur out faces, licence plates, logos, and more with Mosaic Blur. Utilize motion tracking to apply the mask intuitively to your subject as it moves within the frame, then customize the degree of distortion to your liking.

Get creative with advanced masking and overlays

NEW Video Masks

Video Masks are a revolutionary tool for everything from basic fixes like face blurring and subject enhancement, to pro-level edits like removing unwanted objects, creating clones of subjects, blurring faces, and customizing creative transitions or effects.

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Video overlays

Layer clips, graphics, and titles to craft creative layouts for footage. Create unique picture-in-picture effects by placing content onto a stationary object like a mirror or a computer screen.

Video overlays

Layer clips, graphics and titles to craft creative layouts for footage. Create unique picture-in-picture effects by placing new content onto a stationary object like a mirror or a computer screen. Even export masks and videos with a transparent background using new Alpha Channel.

Motion tracking

Motion Tracking

Utilize Pinnacle’s powerful multi-point Motion Tracking engine to identify and track objects and subjects with precision. Add graphics to track players in a sporting event, or draw attention to particular guests in a room full of people. Mark your object, press play to track its motion, and then easily add the overlay of your choice.

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Motion Tracking

Identify and track objects and subjects with precision. Mark your object, press play to track its motion, and then easily add the overlay of your choice.

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Mosaic Blur

Blur out faces, licence plates, logos, and more with Mosaic Blur. Utilize motion tracking to apply the mask intuitively to your subject as it moves within the frame, then customize the degree of distortion to your liking.

Play with speed using Time Remapping

Add intensity to the story and movement of your video by controlling the speed of your clips with keyframing controls.

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It’s the most powerful Pinnacle Studio yet!

Freeze frame

Highlight an iconic moment in your project with a quick pause or leave a lasting impression on viewers with a paused snapshot!

Slow motion

Build anticipation and intensity in your videos with a slow motion effect to add visual interest.

Fast motion

Speed up your scenes to improve your storytelling. Create the illusion of a super-human, or turn basic footage into a timelapse.

Reverse

Create a fascinating visual effect to captivate your viewers and reverse and replay to highlight an effect.

Capture and edit multiple cameras simultaneously

Capture and edit multiple cameras simultaneously

Video capture and screen recorder

Record your screen and webcam simultaneously and create engaging tutorial videos. With unique screen recording software, you can easily capture video, system audio, microphone sound, and record your screen in a single click.

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Multi-camera editing

Combine footage from up to six devices to create more dynamic videos with Pinnacle’s MultiCam Editing. Easily align and sync clips with audio syncing or by markers. Select the angle you want to show as the video plays to create your own multi-camera production.

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Multi-camera editing

Combine footage from up to four* devices to create more dynamic videos with Pinnacle’s MultiCam Editing. Easily align and sync clips with audio syncing or by markers. Select the angle you want to show as the video plays to create your own multi-camera production.

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* Sync up to six cameras with Pinnacle Studio Ultimate

Multi-camera editing

Combine footage from two* devices to create more dynamic videos with Pinnacle’s MultiCam Editing. Easily align and sync clips with audio syncing or by markers. Select the angle you want to show as the video plays to create your own multi-camera production.

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*Sync up to six cameras with Pinnacle Studio Ultimate

Pinnacle Studio Ultimate offers advanced Seamless Transitions, 360° Video Editing, and more pro-caliber features

Get the full Pinnacle Studio Experience with Pinnacle Studio Ultimate

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Combine clips creatively

Split Screen Videos Dynamic Split Screen Videos

Split Screen Videos

Show multiple video clips creatively with split screen videos. Easily drag and drop into split screen templates to create impressive promotional videos or share the highlights from your latest trip!

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Dynamic Split Screen Videos

Show multiple video clips creatively with custom layouts. Add motion to your split screen videos with keyframes for complete control of how your story comes together.

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Track Transparency

Track Transparency

Add impact to your video tracks by adjusting the opacity of a video clip. Show multiple clips at the same time, create superimposed effects or custom fading transitions. Easily control the transparency of each track directly from the timeline.

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Add menus to DVDs Seamless Transitions

Add menus to DVDs

Package your project with a customizable DVD menu! Easily drag and drop your footage, then select from themed templates or personalize it with chapter points, fun text, filters, and more!

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Seamless Transitions

Flip, zoom, spin, or whip between scenes with Seamless Transitions that add excitement and energy to your cuts. Simply align similar colors or objects to create a smooth and artful transition between imagery.

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Enhance your footage creatively

From basic corrections to creative enhancements, Pinnacle Studio is your complete editing toolkit. Featuring a variety of advanced effects and filters, you can make artistic adjustments and basic edits with ease.

Pinnacle Studio Plus is your complete editing suite, loaded with advanced effects and filters to handle your basic corrections and pro-caliber enhancements. Take advantage of the creative opportunities.

Pinnacle Studio Ultimate is your complete editing toolbox, fully loaded with the tools, advanced effects, and filters you need for basic editing and pro-caliber enhancements. Take advantage of limitless creative opportunity.

All the basics, and more
Video templates

All the basics, and more

Crop, rotate, and edit footage, apply quick effects, and even eliminate red eye from your media directly in the preview pane! Easily trim or duplicate clips, and add motion with Pan & Zoom functions.

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Video templates

Choose from hundreds of Montage video templates with themes perfect for every occasion. Simply drag and drop to the template, or quickly create automatic slideshows with SmartMovie.

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Intuitive timeline editing

Video filters

Add excitement and polish to every production with hundreds of customizable video effects, animated titles, and transitions. Drag and drop filters to turn grey skies blue, add cartoon or watercolor-like stylized effects, and much more.

Studio: 1500+ effects
Studio Plus: 1800+ effects
Studio Ultimate: 2000+ effects

Stop Motion animation

Gather your props, plug in your camera, and capture your story, frame by frame. Control camera settings, see overlay frames, set distances, and capture frames automatically or manually from within Pinnacle Studio.

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Lens Correction

Lens Correction

Correct wide-angle camera and fisheye lens distortion to adjust straight lines that appear to be curved or angled. Make your project clips cohesive - even straighten the horizon.

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Green Screen / Chroma Key

Green Screen / Chroma Key

Superimpose your subjects onto virtual backgrounds with the power of green screen. Adjust how the overlay blends with the background, set a transparent color, and easily swap out backgrounds using the Chroma Key effect.

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Selective Color

Selective Color

Bring your focus to the spotlight and highlight a single color in your picture, pushing everything else to the background in black and white. A truly unique effect to add to your next video.

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Ultimate Exclusive

Industry-leading NewBlueFX Premium Effects

Add incredible creative effects and correct almost any video problem with these popular packs from NewBlueFX. Get hundreds of dollars’ worth of professional-quality special effects applications for only a few dollars more with Pinnacle Studio Ultimate.

NewBlue Audio Essentials

NEW NewBlue Audio Essentials

Add sound effects, such as chorus, delay, echo, and distortion, and streamline audio processing workflows with ease.

Motion Blends

Motion Blends

Incorporate video transitions that twist, turn, zoom, smear, and spin with NewBlue Motion Blends!

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Stabilize Video

Stabilize Video

Stabilize shaky video footage captured with handheld cameras using this powerful analytical tool with NewBlue Stabilizer.

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NewBlue Video Essentials 2

Enhance and correct raw footage. Create a vignette, add picture-in-picture, or swap specific colors in a scene to add visual interest.

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NewBlue Video Essentials 3

Easily split screens, spotlight areas of interest, smooth edges, or improve contrast with these time-saving presets.

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NewBlue Video Essentials 4

Turn day into night, create reflections, touch up skin, create photo essays, and more!

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NewBlue Video Essentials 5

Add emphasis to your video story with selective focus, selective color, and selective tint.

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NewBlue Video Essentials 6

Remove subtle imperfections, replicate footage into a video wall, and magnify a video segment for emphasis.

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NewBlue Video Essentials 7

Avoid tedious keyframing when applying pixelation, easily pan and zoom on stills or video, and more.

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NewBlue Video Essentials 1

Enhance, optimize, and accelerate your productivity with this best-selling collection of versatile effects.

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NewBlue Light Blends

Lighten up your production with light-inspired scene transitions that include light flairs, orbs, rays, strobes, and more.

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NewBlue Film Effects

Recreate the unique color and lighting characteristics of an old-school film with blemishes, jitters, scratches, and more with NewBlue Film Effects.

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Master your audio

Audio Editing

Audio Editing

Fade audio in and out, or mute clips completely with just a few clicks.

Pinnacle Studio supports 6 audio/video tracks. Edit across unlimited tracks with Pinnacle Studio Ultimate.

Fade audio in and out, or mute clips completely with just a few clicks.

Pinnacle Studio Plus supports 24 audio/video tracks. Edit across unlimited tracks with Pinnacle Studio Ultimate.

Fade audio in and out across unlimited tracks, or mute clips completely with just a few clicks.

Royalty Free Music

Add royalty-free music that automatically adjusts to the length of your project with the ScoreFitter music library.

Audio Ducking

Audio Ducking can balance background sound with foreground dialog and narration for crisp, clear, pro-quality audio.

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Master your audio

Audio Editing

Audio Editing

Fade audio in and out, or mute clips completely with just a few clicks.

Pinnacle Studio supports 6 audio/video tracks. Edit across unlimited tracks with Pinnacle Studio Ultimate.

Fade audio in and out, or mute clips completely with just a few clicks.

Pinnacle Studio Plus supports 24 audio/video tracks. Edit across unlimited tracks with Pinnacle Studio Ultimate.

Fade audio in and out across unlimited tracks, or mute clips completely with just a few clicks.

Royalty Free Music

Add royalty-free music that automatically adjusts to the length of your project with the ScoreFitter music library.

Share your video with family, friends and more!

Share your video with family, friends and more!

Export to popular formats and devices

Export your project to popular video formats for playback on any device!

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Upload directly to social media

Upload directly to YouTube, Vimeo, and Flickr directly from Pinnacle Studio.

Burn to disc

Author DVDs with customizable themed menus, chapters, and music. Studio: 20+ Templates, Studio Plus: 50+, Studio Ultimate: 100+

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Get more with Pinnacle Studio

Get FREE training

Get FREE training

Get the most out of Pinnacle Studio with video tutorials, tips, and tricks for beginner editors and advanced users from the Discovery Center - accessible from the home tab inside Pinnacle Studio. For more training and content, enjoy a free 10-day trial to StudioBacklot training.

Additional plugins

Additional plugins*

Expand the power of your video editing software and purchase additional features and effects from within Pinnacle Studio. Preview and purchase premium effect packs from NewBlueFX, high-quality, royalty-free music from Triple Scoop Music, a Blu-ray plug-in, and more.

*Available for purvectchase

Compatible extras

Compatible extras*

Give your video new life with Dazzle DVD recorder and convert VHS to DVDs and more. Connect multiple devices and record your screen with the full-featured MultiCam Capture. Record your cameras simultaneously, making post-production a breeze!

*Available for purchase

Start editing like a pro today with Pinnacle Studio

Pinnacle Studio is packed with so many powerful video editing features, it’s impossible to list them all.

Which version of Pinnacle Studio is best for me?

Pinnacle Studio makes it simple to create movies and edit video like a pro with powerful, precise tools and a flexible, intuitive interface. Whether you are new to video editing, or already an experienced producer, there is a tier of Pinnacle Studio that is fully suited to your editing needs.

Pinnacle Comparison Matrix (PDF)

Studio

Basic video editing

  • Timeline editing across 6 tracks
  • Color correction tools
  • Multi-camera editing for 2 cameras
  • Stop Motion Animation
  • 20+ MyDVD menu templates
  • Keyframe controls
  • Basic Motion Tracking
  • Audio Ducking
  • Video Masks
  • 360° video editing
  • Seamless transitions
  • Premium effects from NewBlueFX

Studio Plus

Creative video editing

  • Timeline editing across 24 tracks
  • Color correction tools
  • Multi-camera editing for 4 cameras
  • Stop Motion Animation
  • 50+ MyDVD menu templates
  • Keyframe controls
  • Basic Motion Tracking
  • Audio Ducking
  • Video Masks
  • 360° video editing
  • Seamless transitions
  • Premium effects from NewBlueFX

Studio Ultimate

Advanced video editing

  • Timeline editing across unlimited tracks
  • Color correction tools
  • Multi-camera editing for 6 cameras
  • Stop Motion Animation
  • 100+ MyDVD menu templates
  • Keyframe controls
  • Basic Motion Tracking
  • Audio Ducking
  • Video Masks
  • 360° video editing
  • Seamless transitions
  • Premium effects from NewBlueFX

Studio

Basic video editing

  • Timeline editing across 6 tracks
  • Color correction tools
  • Multi-camera editing for 2 cameras
  • Stop Motion Animation
  • 20+ MyDVD menu templates
  • Keyframe controls
  • Basic Motion Tracking
  • Audio Ducking
  • Video Masks
  • 360° video editing
  • Seamless transitions
  • Premium effects from NewBlueFX

Studio Plus

Creative video editing

  • Timeline editing across 24 tracks
  • Color correction tools
  • Multi-camera editing for 4 cameras
  • Stop Motion Animation
  • 50+ MyDVD menu templates
  • Keyframe controls
  • Basic Motion Tracking
  • Audio Ducking
  • Video Masks
  • 360° video editing
  • Seamless transitions
  • Premium effects from NewBlueFX

Studio Ultimate

Advanced video editing

  • Timeline editing across unlimited tracks
  • Color correction tools
  • Multi-camera editing for 6 cameras
  • Stop Motion Animation
  • 100+ MyDVD menu templates
  • Keyframe controls
  • Basic Motion Tracking
  • Audio Ducking
  • Video Masks
  • 360° video editing
  • Seamless transitions
  • Premium effects from NewBlueFX

Studio

Basic video editing

  • Timeline editing across 6 tracks
  • Color correction tools
  • Multi-camera editing for 2 cameras
  • Stop Motion Animation
  • 20+ MyDVD menu templates
  • Keyframe controls
  • Basic Motion Tracking
  • Audio Ducking
  • Video Masks
  • 360° video editing
  • Seamless transitions
  • Premium effects from NewBlueFX

Studio Plus

Creative video editing

  • Timeline editing across 24 tracks
  • Color correction tools
  • Multi-camera editing for 4 cameras
  • Stop Motion Animation
  • 50+ MyDVD menu templates
  • Keyframe controls
  • Basic Motion Tracking
  • Audio Ducking
  • Video Masks
  • 360° video editing
  • Seamless transitions
  • Premium effects from NewBlueFX

Studio Ultimate

Advanced video editing

  • Timeline editing across unlimited tracks
  • Color correction tools
  • Multi-camera editing for 6 cameras
  • Stop Motion Animation
  • 100+ MyDVD menu templates
  • Keyframe controls
  • Basic Motion Tracking
  • Audio Ducking
  • Video Masks
  • 360° video editing
  • Seamless transitions
  • Premium effects from NewBlueFX

Pinnacle Studio Full Feature Comparison

Pinnacle Comparison Matrix (PDF)

Standard

Plus

Ultimate

Pinnacle Comparison Matrix (PDF)
Powerful and Precise Editing
Video editing software HD HD HD, 4K
Number of video/audio tracks 6 24 unlimited
Storyboard and timeline editing
Drag and drop video editing
Customizable workspace and keyboard shortcuts
Group and nest clips New New
Three and four-point editing Enhanced Enhanced
Keyframe effects and motion Enhanced Enhanced
Copy/paste color attributes across clips New
Creative Features
Video effects, transitions, titles and templates 1,500+ 1,800+ 2,000+ NewBlueFX collections
Video templates
SmartMovie automatic slideshow maker
Split Screen video Enhanced Enhanced Enhanced
with keyframes
Video Capture and Screen Recorder (MultiCam Capture Lite) 2 streams 2 streams 2 streams
Multi-camera editing 2 cameras 4 cameras 6 cameras
Wide angle lens correction tools
Stop Motion animation
Time Remapping
Motion Tracking with mosaic blur
Track Transparency
Video Masking New
Color Correction and Effects
Selective Color
Green Screen / Chroma Key
Color Grading simplified basic full featured
Hue & Saturation
HSL Color Tuning
Luminance
LUT Presets New New New
Image Tone Curve
Color Wheels
Video Scope
Selective Vectorscope New
Edit and Enhance Audio
ScoreFitter royalty free music library
Sound effect library
Audio fllters
Record voiceover
Fade-in/fade-out audio
Detach audio
Audio Ducking to easily layer audio tracks
360 Video Editing
360 video preview Enhanced
360 video freeze frame New
360 titles and transitions
Convert 360 video to standard video
Convert single or double fisheye to equirectangular
Convert 360 video to Spherical Panorama (create Tiny Planet and Rabbit Hole effects)
Premium Effects
NewBlue Audio Essentials New
NewBlue Video Essentials 1
NewBlue Video Essentials 2
NewBlue Video Essentials 3
NewBlue Video Essentials 4
NewBlue Video Essentials 5
NewBlue Video Essentials 6
NewBlue Video Essentials 7
NewBlue Stabilizer
NewBlue Motion Blends
NewBlue Light Blends
NewBlue Film Effects
Seamless transitions
Morph transitions
Paint effects
Video Outputs and Sharing
Burn to disc* with chapters and menus with MyDVD 20+ templates 50+ templates 100+ templates
Insert chapter points in timeline
Export to all common video formats
Export to specific video extension
Export to device (ex. smartphones, tablets, gaming console)
Export to web (YouTube, Flickr and Vimeo)
Convert video to popular formats
Project packages for easy archive/restore
Save projects as templates
Export Animated GIFs New New
Export Alpha Channel video New
Export 360 video
Formats and Support
Intel® Quick Sync Video hardware acceleration Enhanced Enhanced Enhanced
HEVC (H.265)** Import Import Import and export
GoPro LVR
Dolby Digital on Windows 10
64-bit architecture
Support for VFR video
XAVC S support
XAVC and DVCPRO HD decoding
Import MXF files
4K video
360 video
 
 
 
 

* Blu-ray Disc authoring available for purchase in Pinnacle Studio

**HEVC (H.265) support requires supporting PC hardware or graphics card

Standard

Plus

Ultimate

Powerful and Precise Editing
Video editing software HD HD HD, 4K
Number of video/audio tracks 6 24 unlimited
Storyboard and timeline editing
Drag and drop video editing
Customizable workspace and keyboard shortcuts
Group and nest clips New New
Three and four-point editing Enhanced Enhanced
Keyframe effects and motion Enhanced Enhanced
Copy/paste color attributes across clips New
Creative Features
Video effects, transitions, titles and templates 1,500+ 1,800+ 2,000+ NewBlueFX collections
Video templates
SmartMovie automatic slideshow maker
Split Screen video Enhanced Enhanced Enhanced
with keyframes
Video Capture and Screen Recorder (MultiCam Capture Lite) 2 streams 2 streams 2 streams
Multi-camera editing 2 cameras 4 cameras 6 cameras
Wide angle lens correction tools
Stop Motion animation
Time Remapping
Motion Tracking with mosaic blur
Track Transparency
Video Masking New
Color Correction and Effects
Selective Color
Green Screen / Chroma Key
Color Grading simplified basic full featured
Hue & Saturation
HSL Color Tuning
Luminance
LUT Presets New New New
Image Tone Curve
Color Wheels
Video Scope
Selective Vectorscope New
Edit and Enhance Audio
ScoreFitter royalty free music library
Sound effect library
Audio fllters
Record voiceover
Fade-in/fade-out audio
Detach audio
Audio Ducking to easily layer audio tracks
360 Video Editing
360 video preview Enhanced
360 video freeze frame New
360 titles and transitions
Convert 360 video to standard video
Convert single or double fisheye to equirectangular
Convert 360 video to Spherical Panorama (create Tiny Planet and Rabbit Hole effects)
Premium Effects
NewBlue Audio Essentials New
NewBlue Video Essentials 1
NewBlue Video Essentials 2
NewBlue Video Essentials 3
NewBlue Video Essentials 4
NewBlue Video Essentials 5
NewBlue Video Essentials 6
NewBlue Video Essentials 7
NewBlue Stabilizer
NewBlue Motion Blends
NewBlue Light Blends
NewBlue Film Effects
Seamless transitions
Morph transitions
Paint effects
Video Outputs and Sharing
Burn to disc* with chapters and menus with MyDVD 20+ templates 50+ templates 100+ templates
Insert chapter points in timeline
Export to all common video formats
Export to specific video extension
Export to device (ex. smartphones, tablets, gaming console)
Export to web (YouTube, Flickr and Vimeo)
Convert video to popular formats
Project packages for easy archive/restore
Save projects as templates
Export Animated GIFs New New
Export Alpha Channel video New
Export 360 video
Formats and Support
Intel® Quick Sync Video hardware acceleration Enhanced Enhanced Enhanced
HEVC (H.265)** Import Import Import and export
GoPro LVR
Dolby Digital on Windows 10
64-bit architecture
Support for VFR video
XAVC S support
XAVC and DVCPRO HD decoding
Import MXF files
4K video
360 video
 

* Blu-ray Disc authoring available for purchase in Pinnacle Studio

**HEVC (H.265) support requires supporting PC hardware or graphics card

Get the most out of Pinnacle Studio

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Tutorials

Tutorials

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User Guides

User Guides

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Pinnacle Studio Ultimate System Requirements

System Requirements

  • Operating system: Windows 10 recommended, Windows 8.x, Windows 7, 64 bit only
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 or AMD A4 3.0 GHz or higher
    • Intel Core i5 or i7 1.06 GHz or higher required for AVCHD & Intel Quick Sync Video support
    • Intel Core i7 4th generation or later or AMD Athlon A10 or higher for UHD, Multi-Camera or 360 video
    • Intel Core i7 4th generation or later or AMD Athlon A10 or higher for Multi-camera
  • RAM: 4 GB or higher, 8+GB highly recommended for UHD, Multi-Camera, or 360 video
  • RAM: 4 GB or higher, 8+GB highly recommended for Multi-camera
  • Graphics card: Minimum resolution 1024 x 768, minimum 256MB VGA VRAM, 512MB or higher recommended for hardware decoding acceleration
    • DirectX graphics device recommended:
      • NVIDIA GeForce 700 series / Quadro 600 (Fermi-based) or newer (CUDA-enabled required for CUDA support)
      • ATI Radeon HD 5XXX series or higher
      • Intel HD Graphics from Ivy Bridge or higher
      • 3D Titler requires DirectX 11
  • Sound card: Windows-compatible sound card
  • Hard drive space: 8 GB HDD space for full installation
  • Internet connection required for installation, registration and updates. Registration required for product use.

Import Formats

  • Video: AVCHD2, DV, HDV, AVI, MPEG-1/-2/-4, Flash, 3GP (MPEG-4, H.263), WMV, Non-encrypted DVD titles (incl. DVD-VR/+VR), MOV (DV, MPEG-4, H.264), HEVC1 (H.265), XAVC, MXF, DVCPRO HD, XAVC S, GoPro LRV, Cineform
  • Video: AVCHD2, DV, HDV, AVI, MPEG-1/-2/-4, Flash, 3GP (MPEG-4, H.263), WMV, Non-encrypted DVD titles (incl. DVD-VR/+VR), MOV (DV, MPEG-4, H.264), HEVC1 (H.265), GoPro LRV
  • Audio: MP3, MPA, M4A, WAV, AMR, AC32, AAC, Vorbis, WMA
  • Graphic: JPS, BMP, GIF, JPG, PCX, PSD, TGA, TIF, WMF, PNG, J2K

Export Formats

  • Disc: DVD, AVCHD, Blu-ray ($)
  • Video: DV, HDV, AVI, WMV, MPEG-1/-2/-4, Flash, 3GP, HEVC (H.265, H.264), XAVC S, MOV, M2TS, FLV, 3GP, GIF, Cineform
  • Video: DV, HDV, AVI, WMV, MPEG-1/-2/-4, Flash, 3GP, H.264, XAVC S, MOV, M2TS, FLV, 3GP, GIF
  • Video: DV, HDV, AVI, WMV, MPEG-1/-2/-4, Flash, 3GP, H.264, MOV, M2TS, FLV, 3GP
  • Image: BMP, JPEG, TIF, TGA
  • Audio: AC32, MP2, MP3, MP4, WAV

Accessories

  • DVD burner required for creating DVD and AVCHD discs
  • Blu-Ray burning requires purchase of a separate plug-in from within the product

Supported Languages

  • Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Swedish

Product specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.

1 HEVC (H.265) support requires Windows 10, supporting PC hardware or graphics card and Microsoft HEVC video extension installed

2 Support for AC3 audio requires Windows 10, AVCHD with AC3 audio requires Windows 10