Upgrade to Pinnacle Studio 23

Pinnacle Studio 23 Plus

Pinnacle Studio 23 Plus

Pinnacle Studio 23 Ultimate

Pinnacle Studio 23 Ultimate

Pinnacle Studio 23

Video editing and screen recording software

  • NEW Clip Nesting
  • NEW LUT Profiles
  • NEW Split Screen Video Templates
  • NEW Export Animated GIFs
  • NEW Batch Processing
  • ENHANCED Performance
  • HD video editing
  • 24 video and audio tracks

Pinnacle Studio 23

Includes everything in Pinnacle Studio Plus, AND:

  • NEW Video Masking
  • NEW Selective Vectorscope
  • NEW Alpha Channel Export
  • NEW Effects from NewBlueFX
  • ENHANCED Color Grading
  • ENHANCED 360 Video Editing
  • 4K video editing
  • Edit across unlimited tracks
  • Motion Tracking with mosaic blur
  • Seamless transitions
  • 6 camera MultiCam Editing

Do I qualify for an upgrade?

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 and 22

It’s the most powerful Pinnacle Studio yet

See what’s new

Video Masking

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.

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.

It’s the most powerful Pinnacle Studio yet!

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.

It’s the most powerful Pinnacle Studio yet!

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

See all features in Pinnacle Studio UltimatePlusStandard or upgrade now!

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.

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Powerful and Precise Editing
Video editing software HD HD, 4K
Number of video/audio tracks 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 1,800+ 2,000+ NewBlueFX collections
Video templates
SmartMovie automatic slideshow maker
Split Screen video Enhanced Enhanced
with keyframes
Video Capture and Screen Recorder (MultiCam Capture Lite) 2 streams 2 streams
Multi-camera editing 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 basic full featured
Hue & Saturation
HSL Color Tuning
LUT Presets 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 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
HEVC (H.265)** Import Import and export
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

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
  • 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
  • 3D Titler requires and DirectX 11
  • 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
  • Audio: MP3, MPA, M4A, WAV, AMR, AC32, AAC, Vorbis, WMA

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: AC32, MP2, MP3, MP4, WAV


  • 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

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 and 22.

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