Upgrade to Pinnacle Studio 21.5

Pinnacle Studio 21.5 Plus

Pinnacle Studio 21.5 Plus

Pinnacle Studio 21.5 Ultimate

Pinnacle Studio 21.5 Ultimate

Pinnacle Studio 21.5 Plus

Includes 3D video editing, Live Screen Capture, 24-track frame-accurate editing, 1800+ effects, keyframed effects control, simultaneous source and timeline viewing and more.

  • NEW! Split Screen Video
  • NEW! Selective Color
  • NEW! Wide-angle lens correction
  • NEW! XAVC S support
  • 1,800+ effects, transitions and templates
  • 24-track HD video editing, 64-bit performance
  • Screen recording software
  • Multi-camera editing for 4 cameras
  • Motion Tracking
  • Stop Motion Animation
  • Author DVDs with 50+ menu templates
  • Export to popular formats, share to device or upload online
  • Learn More

Pinnacle Studio 21.5 Ultimate

All the power of Pinnacle Studio 21.5 Plus + 4K Ultra HD video support, 2,000+ effects, premium NewBlue plugins, and 360° video editing.

  • NEW! Paint effects
  • NEW! Morph transitions
  • NEW! Seamless transitions
  • NEW! Effects from NewBlue (details)
  • NEW! Split Screen Video
  • NEW! Wide-angle lens correction
  • NEW! 360 video editing
  • 2,000+ effects, transitions and templates
  • 1,000+ premium effects from NewBlue FX
  • Unlimited track HD and 4K video editing, 64-bit performance
  • 4K Ultra HD video support
  • Screen recording software
  • Multi-camera editing for 6 cameras
  • Motion Tracking with mosaic blur
  • Stop Motion Animation
  • Author DVDs with 100+ menu templates
  • Export to popular formats, share to device or upload online
  • Learn More

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 and 20.

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Which version of Pinnacle Studio is best for me?

Pinnacle Studio makes it easy to create movies, manage your media and edit video like a pro on multiple tracks. Start your next project now with powerful and precise tools in a customizable workspace. Whether you're new to video editing or an experienced editor, there is a Pinnacle Studio that’s right for you.

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Video editing software HD HD, 3D HD, 3D, 4K
Number of video/audio tracks 6 24 unlimited
Storyboard and timeline editing
Frame-accurate timeline editing
Customizable workspace and keyboard shortcuts
Keyframe-based effects
Detach audio
Video effects, transitions, titles and templates 1,500+ 1,800+ 2,000 +
NewBlue effects
Multi-camera editing - Sync and align your clips and select which angle to show as the video plays 2 cameras 4 cameras 6 cameras
Selective Color - Highlight a single color in your picture, pushing everything else to black and white New New New
Split Screen video - Show multiple videos streams simultaneously with pre-designed templates or create your own template with the Split Screen template creator New New New
Motion 3D titles - Expandied titling options with pro-like titles that feel more blockbuster than ever before New New New
Wide angle lens correction tools - Remove distortion from wide-angle cameras and straighten the horizon New New
Video template creator - Save your finished projects as a video template and select which media to replace with placeholders to fast-track future projects New New New
Video templates - Start with a customized themed Montage template to build your movie
Stop Motion Animation - Create animated movies frame by frame starring your toys, food, art and more with easy to use controls
ScoreFitter music library - Add royalty-free music that automatically adjusts to fit the length of your video
SmartMovie automatic moviemaking - Drag and drop video, images and music from your library and jumpstart your production with SmartMovie - the automatic movie and slideshow maker
Motion Tracking - Easily set a target and track moving objects in your video to connect them to elements, such as text and graphics with mosaic blur
Track Transparency - Superimpose multiple tracks or create custom fade-in and fade-out effects with easy-to-use opacity settings
Audio Ducking - Automatically detect audio or narration and lower the volume of background sound
Screen Recording Software - Record your screen and capture both system audio and microphone sound with Live Screen Capture; perfect for making tutorials or demo videos
Painting effects - Create a cartoon or watercolor-like appearance and transform your videos into a virtual animation New
Seamless transitions - Align like colours or objects and flip, zoom, spin or whip between scenes New
Morphing transitions - Take a single image, shape or sequence and make cuts or transitions between scenes so that there is no discernable beginning or end New
360 video editing - Edit your 360 video and trim footage, add titles and transitions, now with support for all popular 360 video formats. Even convert your 360 video for playback on standard devices Enhanced
NewBlue effects collections - Add filters, transitions and special effects from the best-selling NewBlueFX effects and titles. Get access to hundreds of effects, presets, filters and other tools to get that professional polish (1,000+ presets and 85+ plugins) 1,000+ effects
NewBlue Video Essentials 5 - Add emphasis to your video story with selective focus, selective color and selective tint New
NewBlue Video Essentials 2 - Create a vignette, swap specific colors in a scene, add picture-in-picture, and correct lens distortion
NewBlue Video Essentials 3 - Easily split screens, spotlight areas of interest, smooth edges or improve contrast
NewBlue Video Essentials 4 - Turn day into night, create reflections, touch up skin and more
NewBlue Video Essentials 6 - Remove subtle imperfections, replicate footage into a video wall, and magnify a video segment for emphasis
NewBlue Video Essentials 7 - Avoid tedious keyframing when applying pixelation, easily pan and zoom on still or video, and more
NewBlue Stabilizer - Stabilize shaky video footage captured with handheld cameras
NewBlue Motion Blends - Incorporate video transitions that twist, turn, zoom, smear and spin
NewBlue Light Blends - Lighten up your production with light-inspired scene transitions that include light flairs, orbs, rays, strobes and more
NewBlue Film Effects - Create an authentic, old-school film look with blemishes, jitters, spots, scratches and graininess
MyDVD disc authoring - Burn to disc* and add menus, chapters and music to your DVD with themed templates 20+ templates 50+ templates 100+ templates
Compatible with mobile app - Import and polish projects made with Pinnacle Studio for iOS (app is available for purchase separately)
Export to popular formats and devices - Export to a range of popular formats, compatible for viewing on your favorite device (mobile, tablet, game console and more)
Easy to share online - Upload directly to YouTube, Facebook, Flickr and Vimeo
Project packages for easy archive/restore - Easily archive and/or restore projects in no time
HEVC (H.265)** Import Import Import and export
Dolby Digital 2CH 5.1CH 5.1CH
Native 64-bit architecture
Intel® Quick Sync Video hardware acceleration
Support for VFR video from iPhone 6 and other cameras
Stereoscopic 3D import, export, depth control and editing
Dual-monitor 3D support, "side by side" export
XAVC S support New
XAVC and DVCPRO HD decoding
4K Ultra HD video support
Import MXF files

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

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

System Requirements

System Requirements

  • Internet connection required for installation, registration and updates. Registration required for product use.
  • Windows 10 recommended, Windows 8.x, Windows 7, 64-bit OS highly recommended
  • 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 or AMD Athlon A10 or higher for UHD, Multi-Camera or 360 video
  • 4 GB of RAM or higher, 8+GB highly recommended for UHD, Multi-Camera, or 360 video
  • DirectX graphics device recommended:
    • NVIDIA GeForce 200 series or newer (CUDA enabled required for CUDA support)
    • ATI 4xxx series or higher
    • Intel GMA X3000 series or higher
  • HEVC (H.265) support requires Windows 10 and supporting PC hardware or graphics card
  • Minimum 256MB VGA VRAM, 512MB or higher recommended
  • Display resolution: 1024 x 768 or higher
  • Windows-compatible sound card (multi-channel output required for surround preview)
  • 8 GB HDD space for full installation
  • Downloadable if DVD-ROM drive not available for installation


  • DVD burner for creating DVD and AVCHD discs

Input Options

  • Capture from DV, HDV and Digital8 camcorders or VCRs (requires a FireWire port)
  • Capture from analog camcorders, 8mm, HI 8, VHS, SVHS, VHS-C, SVHS-C, or VCRs (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) (requires Dazzle video hardware – sold separately)
  • Import from AVCHD and other file based camcorders, digital still cameras, mobile devices and webcams

Blu-ray Support

  • Requires purchase of a separate plug-in from within the product
  • Requires Blu-ray Disc reader and/or burner

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.