How To Make A Film

Whether you are making a corporate film to advertise your new business, a short film to share in festivals or just a video for fun, Pinnacle Studio gives filmmakers the tools they need to complete it. The editing process is where the film comes to life, and Pinnacle Studio is there to help that happen. Get started with the guide below on how to make a film.

1. Install Pinnacle Studio

To install Pinnacle Studio video editing software on your PC, download and run the installation file above. Continue following on-screen instructions to complete the setup process.

2. Launch a Movie Project

The first step in any film making session is to start or open a movie project.
To launch a new production: Choose File > New > Movie from the main menu. Before adding your first clip, make sure that the timeline video format will be right for the project.

Launch a Movie Project

3. Adding clips to the timeline

Most types of Library asset can be brought onto the timeline as independent clips. The types include video and audio clips, photos, graphics, ScoreFitter songs, templates and titles. You can even add your other movie projects as container clips that work just like video clips in your project. Disc projects, however, cannot be added as container clips to a timeline, since they require a capability – user interactivity – that timeline clips don’t have.
Note: Drag-and-drop is the commonest and usually the most convenient method of adding material to a project. Click any asset in the Library panel and drag it wherever you like on the timeline.

Adding clips to the timeline

4. Edit Video

Once your assets are on the timeline, you can review and trim your video clips, position your media how you want it and more. To open a trim point, place the Timeline scrubber near the cut to be trimmed and click the Trim mode button. Click it again to close trim mode.

Edit Video

5. Add Titles

Click the Create Title button to open the Title Editor. Add the text under Text Settings. Adjust fonts, font sizes and styles from there. You can also change Look Settings, Background Settings and Stereoscopic Settings.
Also, you can Switch to Motions to modify text justification and flow.

Add Titles

6. Add Effects

You can choose from a wide range of effects by clicking the Effects button. Just select a effect from the categories and it will be applied on the media of the timeline.

Add Effects

7. Add Transitions

Go to Editor > Transition In or Editor > Transition Out to access the transitions. When you find the one you want, drag it onto one end or the other of the timeline clip.

Add Transitions

8. Add Music

Click the Create Song (Ctrl+7) button to open ScoreFitter. In ScoreFitter, choose a category, song and version from the lists provided. Enter a name for the clip in the Name field and adjust its duration with the Duration counter, if desired. When you have made your choice, click the Add to Movie button.

Add Music

9. Finalize and Export

When you have finished editing your project, open the Exporter by pressing the Export tab at the top of the screen. With a few clicks you can tell the Exporter everything it needs to know to output your movie or asset in the format that best fits your requirements.

Finalize and Export

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