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Pinnacle Studio is a video editor. The new Pinnacle Studio family is the latest in a long line of multi-award winning video editing software that has empowered people all over the world to tell their stories through movies. Incorporating the latest advances in technology, Pinnacle Studio is the fastest, easiest, and most accurate video editing software available for everyday use—period. With the extensive included video tutorials, you’ll be editing HD and 3D movies like a pro in no time. Simply chose the right product package for you.

Payware $60
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26 (August 10, 2022)

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Payware $60

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I've edited quite some videos with this version now. It's packed with a lot of features and it looks verry profesional with all those features. But almost all features are verry glitchy and it's verry time consuming to get an alternative way around it.

Overal usage is actually a pain in the ass...

- Motion tracking is a hit or a mis, ended up placing the tracker manually frame to frame in a lot of videos.
- Adjusting playback speed in clips occur in sound glitches after rendering.
- Noticed that it's placing black frames on more complicated edits. And sometimes they're verry hard to get them removed without altering the timeline.

Just stayed with this program for a while because I tried to master it's functionalities and got used with it. But it delivered me a lot of hours full of frustration.

Not going to update, but going to look for another alternative. This program feels like a BETA version...

Review by Rockel83 on Jun 30, 2023 Version: Pinnacle Studio 24 Ultimate OS: Windows 10 Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 3/10 Value for money: 3/10 Overall: 3/10

I have been using Corel Draw for 30 years and have used Pinnacle studio since version 7. I made over 300 professional diving videos with Studio 7-9. I loved the product and the results helped me land a gig with The Amazing Race. So when it came time to make videos for my employer for You Tube and Facebook naturally I chose Studio 25. Though a lot has been added over the years the appearance was recognizable and I went right to work. Since then it has been nothing short of a pain in the butt. I would add a clip and split the sound to adjust noise reduction and the sound in the edit mode shows graphically but you cannot hear it. I would have to close the program and go back in only have it to work until I made another adjustment. The same happened when i added music to the background. I was expecting this clip to take less than an hour to complete. I already have 8 hours on it and it is still not finished... making me look like an idiot in front of my boss. I would be happy if you brought back Studio 8! This version should have not made it out from Beta. WAIT... it gets worse. I contacted customer support last Thursday 2/9/22 (from some foreign country) and it is Monday 2/14/22 and I have yet to hear back from them. I gave it 2 stars simply because I love the original programs and know what it can do. Otherwise... 1 star!

Review by Tom S. on Feb 14, 2022 Version: 25 OS: Windows 11 64-bit Ease of use: 2/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10

Bought the studio Ultimate 24, but rarely made videos with it. I now tried to export a 4K video at it gets stuck at 99%. I tried HD format, same thing. Lowered the bit rate and it didn't help.

The software is packed with features but is definitely not intuitive. You can't do basic stuff without watching some kind of tutorial somewhere.

Definitely avoid this software, it may be packed with features, but basic usage is a real pain. In fact I had more success with open-source software like Pitivi.

Review by Kiren on Sep 30, 2021 Version: OS: Windows 10 Ease of use: 2/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 2/10 Overall: 2/10

I've used Pinnacle for many years and have also dealt with issues. I recently was having a problem with crashing and inability to export with Studio 23 and 24.
I did some testing with different files and realized my drone footage worked fine which was .mp4 format. My file type with my Sony HD cameras is .MTS. That seemed to be the problem because I ran all my files through Handbrake and converted to .mp4 and had NO further issues with crashing or export.

Review by arspromo on Jul 7, 2021 Version: 24 Ultimate OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10

For me the most stable and working version was Studio 12. After that it just turned to garbage.
Studio 12 still works with Windows 10 but unfortunately, because I have a 4K UHD monitor, there is no way to change the way it looks, even with compatibility mode the program looks "miniscule" and almost impossible to work with.

Review by tmelo67 on May 27, 2020 Version: Pinnacle Studio 23 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10

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