NEW Pinnacle Studio 25 Ultimate Pro-level video editing software for Windows

Edit freely across unlimited tracks with complete control, precision, and the power of pro-caliber tools to transform your creative vision into cinema-grade productions.

Create with inspiration.
Edit with Pinnacle.

Enjoy pro-level video editing that can transform your preliminary creative concepts into preeminent productions worthy of the big screen—all with the help of advanced tools, cinema-grade effects, and the unparalleled accuracy that Pinnacle Studio™ 25 Ultimate delivers.

Advanced Tools

Advanced Tools

Precise Controls

Precise Controls

Cinema-Grade Effects

Cinema-Grade Effects

Passion. Power. Precision.

Edit and improvise with confidence.
Learn the ropes quickly.
Transcend to pro-level proficiency.

Take your productions closer to pro.

Enjoy advanced HD, 4K and 360 video editing across unlimited tracks. Elevate your productions to the next level with powerful pro-caliber tools, including Video Masking, 360° Video Editing, Motion Tracking, MultiCam Editing, Split Screen Video, and so much more!

Mesmerize your audience with incredible creative transformations.

Add cinematic flair to your videos with complete Color Grading functionality, premium effects, Seamless Transitions, custom titles, and more–you’ll have everything you need to showcase the unique character of your productions.

Edit with unparalleled precision, control, and frame-accurate customization.

Go beyond traditional keyframing and fine-tune every parameter of your edit—positioning, size, speed, overlays, transitions, effects, and more.

Adjust your workspace to your personal editing preferences: set custom tool shortcuts, group and edit clips simultaneously, and explore a streamlined workflow for your most intuitive editing experience.

Features

360 Video Editing

ULTIMATE EXCLUSIVE 360 Video Editing

Video Masking

ULTIMATE EXCLUSIVE Video Masking

Color Grading

ULTIMATE EXCLUSIVE Color Grading

Smart Object Tracking

ULTIMATE EXCLUSIVE Smart Object Tracking

Screen Recording

Screen Recording

Dynamic Split Screen Video

ULTIMATE EXCLUSIVE Dynamic Split Screen Video

Alpha Channel

ULTIMATE EXCLUSIVE Alpha Channel

Stop Motion Animation

Stop Motion Animation

MultiCam Editing

MultiCam Editing

Blend Modes

Blend Modes

Video Stabilization

Video Stabilization

Keyframe Controls

Keyframe Controls

Motion Tracking

Motion Tracking

Title Editing

Title Editing

Audio Ducking

Audio Ducking

DVD Authoring

DVD Authoring

Pro-caliber editing power that doesn’t break the bank.

Dive into powerful tools you’d expect to only find in professional editing software.

What’s NEW in Pinnacle Studio 25?

ULTIMATE EXCLUSIVENEW Smart object tracking

Edit more efficiently and save a lot of time with new Smart Object Tracking, intelligent, shape-aware motion tracking for masks applied on common objects. Now you can easily apply masks to objects in your video–from pets and cars, to drones, and more. There is no need to re-create masks for each frame because smart technology automates the process by recognizing the original masked object and tracks it throughout the selected episode.

New

Blend modes

Improvise on the fly with Blend Modes and choose how one clip blends with another—from creating a superimposed effect, to blending masked areas, or creating light bleeds or other color and exposure effects. Each Blend Mode uses a different formula to combine the color and brightness values in a selected clip with the values in an underlying clip. ​Blend Modes boost your creativity and help to bring an artistic touch to your films.​

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New

Audio features

  • Noise reduction using a custom noise profile
  • Pitch Scaling
  • Multi-channel Sound Mixing

Other NEW and ENHANCED features

Import 8K videos and enjoy unrivaled quality content with significantly higher resolution, greater color, and incredible sound.

Make your story cinematic.

Why limit your creative vision by grounding it in reality? You choose the story you want to tell—whether fantasy, documentary, or love story—and Pinnacle Studio will help deliver the incredible pro-level results you’re seeking, all with its breadth of remarkable features and precise controls.

Let color in!

Use the whole palette of Color Grading controls.

Pure creativity.

Enjoy a whole host of incredible, powerful special effects.​

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  • After
Stylize your film.

Use special effects to introduce atmosphere and character to your production—make it look like an old movie or an indie film, transform scenes from rain to shine, and much more.

Play with filters and surprise your audience.

Would you like sections of your movie to look like an old painting or pencil sketch? Pinnacle filters will make that transformation a reality in a few clicks.

ULTIMATE EXCLUSIVE
Apply premium effects.

Transform your next production with an expansive collection of premium tools that introduce fun transitions, creative filters, unique titling options, and incredible animation effects.

Add depth to your story.

ULTIMATE EXCLUSIVE Video Masking

Evolve your story, frame by frame.
Enhance, combine, and alter footage with video masks.

Action!

Explore motion graphics and effects.

    ULTIMATE EXCLUSIVE
  • Censor moving objects with mosaic blur
  • Add graphics or text to moving objects with Motion Tracking
  • Create fast or slow-motion effects with Time Remapping
  • Add visual interest with Pan and Zoom and Motion Blur effects

Dimensions. Perspectives. Angles. It’s not a linear world.

Check out MultiCam, Split Screen Video, Screen recording, and 360 Video Editor.

MultiCam

MultiCam

Capture and edit video across up to six cameras to show a scene from various perspectives and with a different level of detail.

Screen recording

Screen recording

Easily record your screen and seamlessly blend it with webcam footage and audio overlays to produce engaging tutorials, gaming videos, or to record webinars. Leverage this go-to tool for vlogging, channel content creation, or business video production.

Split Screen Video Split Screen Video

Split Screen Video

Combine two or more actions filmed separately—on one screen. Use this popular video editing technique to create promo videos or comparison videos to show different gaming strategies or to better illustrate any of your stories.

ULTIMATE EXCLUSIVE

360° Video Editor

Play with fun perspectives and 3D effects (Tiny Planet, Rabbit Hole) to bring entertaining moments to your films. Easily edit your 360° footage and create breathtaking panoramas!

Music can make a good video, great!

Get to know the advanced Audio Editor.

Master your sound:

  • Fade audio in and out, or mute and even detach audio in just a few clicks
  • Record your own narration and voiceover with included recording tools
  • Access royalty-free music and sound effects to take videos to the next level
  • Layer and automatically balance audio for crisp narration with Audio Ducking
  • Use NEW audio features for custom noise profiles, pitch scaling, and mixing several sound tracks in 5.1 space

Always go for ‘extra’ options.

Find more in our best-in-class feature sets.

Video Stabilization

Eliminate shaky footage altogether! Whether it was captured while riding a bike or skiing the slopes, you can easily fix it with the Video Stabilization tool available inside Pinnacle Studio.

Standard | Plus | Ultimate

Stop Motion Animation

Nowadays, Stop Motion Animation is a mainstream filmmaking tool. Support your digital storytelling with this amazing functionality that enables you to animate people and objects inside your productions.

Standard | Plus | Ultimate

Lens Correction

Explore built-in Lens Correction tools to remove lens distortion (e.g., fisheye in wide angle) from your footage.

Standard | Plus | Ultimate

3D Title Editor

Make your video more cinematic with the enhanced Title Editor. Leverage stylish 3D typography presets and tell your story your way.

Standard | Plus | Ultimate

Green Screen

Create all kinds of incredible effects while “traveling” without actually going anywhere—just rely on Green Screen post-production for compositing two video streams together and making your preferred destination a reality.

Standard | Plus | Ultimate

Selective Color

Experiment with Selective Color to highlight a single hue and draw focus to an important facet of your scenery.

Standard | Plus | Ultimate

Play with formats. Easily.

  • Convert videos into the most popular file formats.
  • Share easily across different platforms and devices.
  • Burn to disc and select from more than 100 customizable menu templates.

What’s included:

Main Applications:

  • Video editing software
  • Video capture and screen recorder
  • Slideshow maker
  • Audio editor
  • DVD authoring
  • Video converter

Creative Content:

  • Hundreds of filters and effects
  • Library of animated overlays, graphics, creative fonts, and titles
  • Themed templates and video montages
  • Royalty-free music and sound effects

Documentation & Tutorials:

  • User Guide PDF
  • Search Help Files
  • Built-in tutorials & learning videos
  • 10-day FREE all-access pass to StudioBacklot for first time users, includes training and royalty-free content

Learning & support

We’ve listened.
We’ve learned and improved.
We’ve got the tools in place to train you.

Get the most out of Pinnacle Studio and stay supported with our learning content that’s updated on an ongoing basis: video tutorials, written “How to” tutorials, User Guide.

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Which version of Pinnacle Studio is right for me?

Pinnacle Studio makes it simple to create movies and edit video like a pro. 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.

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Highlight Features

Storyboard and timeline editing 6 Tracks 24 Tracks Unlimited tracks
Keyframe effects and motion ENHANCED ENHANCED ENHANCED keyframe management
Title Editor
Screen recording and video capture
Multi-camera editing 2 Cameras 4 Cameras 6 Cameras
Color Grading Simplified Basic Full featured
Blend Modes NEW NEW
Motion Tracking
Smart Object Tracking NEW
Video Masking ENHANCED mask creation interface
360 Video Editing
Export with Alpha Channel

Storyboard and timeline editing
Drag-and-drop video editing
Import HD videos NEW support for 8K import
Export resolution HD HD HD, 4K
Number of video/audio tracks 6 24 Unlimited
Three and four-point editing
Customizable workspace and keyboard shortcuts
Group and nest clips
Keyframe effects and motion ENHANCED keyframe management ENHANCED keyframe management

Hundreds of video effects, transitions, titles, and templates
Video Templates
Green Screen / Chroma Key
Selective Color
Automatic slideshow maker, Smartmovie
Split Screen video with Dynamic Template Editor
Video Capture and Screen Recorder: MultiCam Capture Lite
Multi-Camera Editing 2 Cameras 4 Cameras 6 Cameras
Stop Motion Animation
Time Remapping
Motion Tracking with Mosaic Blur
Track Transparency
Blend Modes NEW NEW
Video Masking ENHANCED mask management
Smart Object Tracking NEW
Seamless Transitions
Morph Transitions
Paint Effects

Video Stabilization
Lens Correction
Color Grading SIMPLIFIED BASIC FULL FEATURED
Hue & Saturation
HSL Color Tuning
Luminance
LUT Presets
Image Tone Curve
Color Wheels
Video Scope
Selective Vectorscope

Royalty-free music library with ScoreFitter
Sound effects library
Audio filters
Record voiceover
Fade-in/fade-out audio
Detach audio
Audio Ducking to easily layer audio tracks

360 video editing
360 video freeze frame
360 titles and transitions
Convert 360 video to standard video
Convert single or double fisheye to equirectangular
Convert 360 video to Spherical Panorama (Tiny Planet and Rabbit Hole effects)

Add project notes to working files NEW NEW NEW
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 (smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles)
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
Export Alpha Channel video
Export 360 video

Intel® Quick Sync Video hardware acceleration ENHANCED ENHANCED ENHANCED
AV1 import
HEVC (H.265)** Import and Export Import and Export Import and Export
.TS support
GoPro LVR
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

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Highlight Features

Timeline editing across unlimited tracks ENHANCED
Keyframe effects and motion ENHANCED keyframe management
Hardware acceleration and performance ENHANCED
Multicam Capture & Editing
Color Grading
Alpha Channel & GIF support
Video Masking IMPROVED ENHANCED mask management
Smart Object Tracking NEW
Blend Modes NEW
8K Video Import NEW

Storyboard and timeline editing IMPROVED IMPROVED ENHANCED
Keyframe effects and motion IMPROVED IMPROVED ENHANCED keyframe management
Built-in media library with project bins
Customizable workspace and keyboard shortcuts
Three and four-point editing
Clip nesting

Smart Object Tracking NEW masking object recognition
Dynamic Video Masking LIMITED IMPROVED ENHANCED mask creation interface
Webcam and Screen Recorder: MultiCam Capture Lite Two Streams, Upgradable Two Streams, Upgradable Two Streams, Upgradable
Multi-Camera Editing 6 cameras 6 cameras 6 cameras 6 cameras
Motion Tracking IMPROVED IMPROVED ENHANCED with face tracking
Stop Motion Animation
360 Video Editing
360 Video Tiny Planet Effects
360 Video Freeze Frame
Seamless Transitions
Morph Transitions
Split Screen Video

Hundreds of video effects, transitions, titles, and templates
Paint effects
Selective Color
Green Screen / Chroma Key
Color Grading
Hue & Saturation
HSL Color Tuning
Image Tone Curve
Color Wheels
Video Scopes
Selective Vectorscope
LUT Presets

Volume controlls
Record voiceover
Royalty-free music & sound effects library
Audio Ducking
Audio Filters
Noise Reduction
Pitch Scaling NEW
Multi-channel 5.1 sound mixing NEW

Export to all common video formats
Export to devices (smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles)
Export to web (YouTube, Flickr, and Vimeo)
DVD authoring with custom menus and chapters
Export Animated GIFs
Export Alpha Channel video

Tech Specs

System Requirements

  • Operating system: Windows 10, 64 bit
  • 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
  • RAM: 4 GB or higher, 8+GB highly recommended for UHD, Multi-Camera, or 360 video
  • 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: 10 GB HDD space for full installation
  • Internet connection required for installation, registration and updates Registration required for product use.

Import Formats

  • Video: AVCHD, 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), HEVC** (H.265), XAVC, MXF, DVCPRO HD, XAVC S, GoPro LRV, Cineform
  • Audio: MP3, MPA, M4A, WAV, AMR, AC3, AAC, Vorbis, WMA
  • Image: BMP, GIF, JPG, JPS, J2K, PCX, PNG, PSD, TGA, TIF, WMF

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
  • Image: BMP, JPEG, TIF, TGA
  • Audio: AC3, 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

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

Product specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.

* For 8K video support, a 6th generation or later Intel CPU, or a NVIDIA 10 series or later CPU, or an AMD 4000 series or later CPU is recommended.

** HEVC (H.265) support requires supporting PC hardware or graphics card and Microsoft HEVC video extension installed.

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, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24.

Integrated editing experience.
Best-in-class feature sets.
Predictable performance.