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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 useóperiod. With the extensive included video tutorials, youíll be editing HD and 3D movies like a pro in no time. Simply chose the right product package for you.

Payware $60
OS: Win

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Latest version

23 (August 14, 2019)


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Software License

Payware $60



Supported operating systems

WinWindows




Version history / Release notes / Changelog


See whatís new in Pinnacle Studio 23, our best just got better!

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.

Itís 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 preset profiles or creating and storing your own for later use.

Itís 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.

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.
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 enhanced grid overlay functionality, 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 Intelģ 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.

https://www.pinnaclesys.com/en/products/studio/?utm_source=cj&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=Skimlinks#whats-new

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Acronyms / Also Known As

Pinnacle Studio Plus, Pinnacle Studio Ultimate, Pinnacle Studio HD




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172 reviews, Showing 1 to 5 reviews



I was using Pinnacle/Avid/Corel products for ages. Since I think version 9. Till now. And now I have finally switched to Resolve Studio. And I feel like I have left some ugly prison. A great feeling. I am amazed by the ergonomy and functionality put into Resolve after struggling with Pinnacle's problems, which are:

* unreliability! the longer and more complicated project the bigger chance that it will never render correctly, start crashing including black or red fragments inside your movie etc. What is worse: the files become unusable and you have to re-create the project from scratch.
* lack of logic in basic edititng functions. The timeline was functioning logically till about version 11 and then they changed it so, that there is no possiblity to do true trim edit mode where all the material behind the cursor is logically pushed / pulled when you delete or extend the clip at the cursor. Such a simple thing and Pinnacle never did it right. At least after destroying it.
* overbloating software with a lot of pathetic effects and other crap - completely unnecesary. And what is worse: with every version those addons are incompatible with previous versions. You cannot expect re-rendering of the project created with earlier version of Studio. Theoretically it should work but my experience is - sorry no way. Unless project is very simple.

Now I have comparison with Resolve (which is FREE!!!! compared to paid version of Studio) and I don't believe I didn't trash it much earlier. The learning curve is much steeper but as soon as you learn basic editing concepts with that software the whole process is SO much faster.

My mind was blown by the possiblity (In Resolve) to very quickly go through many hours of footage, quickly choose clips I need, put them into timeline, edit, add titles/effects etc and render 4 different versions simultanously, and then automatically copy only used parts of source material to a backup drive deleting unused clips and extracting only used fragments of long clips. To do the same in Pinnacle would take 3-4 times more time. Even if it would not crash.

Don't understand me wrong: Pinnacle Studio is very easy to use, and has ALL the functinality any prosumer would ever need. And this is true since about 5 last versions or more. I think version 15 was more than enough for me. The problem is that those functionalities either crash/are buggy, or there is something illogical (like lack of true trim cut mode), or hidden in the pile of crapware (if you have 1000 transitions to choose from it does not make sense - even if you find the perfect one you will waste a lot of time searching).

The problem is not in the price (even if you compare it to free Resolve), not in the lack of functions. The problem is that for Pinnacle/Avid/Corel it was always more important to add new crap than to remove bugs, and polish existing functionalities.



Review by damago1 on Dec 17, 2019 Version: 23 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 6/10 Functionality: 3/10 Value for money: 2/10 Overall: 2/10




Studio 23 ultimate wont install and customer service couldn't understand me enough to get the issue resolved
Bought Studio 23 Ultimate and it was bundled with other Corel software. I have been hesitating on upgrading for a couple of years because i had issues during installation, at least with studio 21 ultimate. I have been with the studio ultimate supporter since studio 11 but after this last experience i just cannot do it anymore. All the bundled software installed perfectly, had no issues. Studio 23 however turned into a nightmare, kept crashing at the beginning and told me to restart. I was on their live chat 5 or 6 times that night and the phone twice but could not get any resolution because all customer service inquires seemed to be outsourced from out of the country. I couldn't get very technical with my issue with someone reading a book or cue card, its kinda like calling 911 with an emergency only to find the operator speaks Hindi reading from a script, what are they thinking? Technical support is suppose to be TECHNICAL SUPPORT, how can you support my technical issues when you cant understand me? After about 4 days and countless hours, i finally got it installed but it will my last Studio installation i have to endure. I recommend spending the money for Adobe After Effects or Premier Pro, the installation is a breeze and you can skip customer service all together.



Review by Wade on Dec 9, 2019 Version: Studio 23 Ultimate OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10




Studio 23 ultimate wont install and customer service couldn't understand me enough to get the issue resolved
Bought Studio 23 Ultimate and it was bundled with other Corel software. I have been hesitating on upgrading for a couple of years because i had issues during installation, at least with studio 21 ultimate. I have been with the studio ultimate supporter since studio 11 but after this last experience i just cannot do it anymore. All the bundled software installed perfectly, had no issues. Studio 23 however turned into a nightmare, kept crashing at the beginning and told me to restart. I was on their live chat 5 or 6 times that night and the phone twice but could not get any resolution because all customer service inquires seemed to be outsourced from out of the country. I couldn't get very technical with my issue with someone reading a book or cue card, its kinda like calling 911 with an emergency only to find the operator speaks Hindi reading from a script, what are they thinking? Technical support is suppose to be TECHNICAL SUPPORT, how can you support my technical issues when you cant understand me? After about 4 days and countless hours, i finally got it installed but it will my last Studio installation i have to endure. I recommend spending the money for Adobe After Effects or Premier Pro, the installation is a breeze and you can skip customer service all together.



Review by Wade on Dec 9, 2019 Version: Studio 23 Ultimate OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10




I bought 23 Ultimate. The program works ok and is more stable than others seemed to have had with past versions. I've had experience in several other NLEs so learning the ropes was not too hard. The thing I hate about it is that support for importing HEVC is pretty useless. If you try to play them in the viewer from the media library, it will crash the program. If you put them on the timeline and have the program render a shadow file, sometimes it will render right and sometimes not. Then when you produce the video, sometimes it will render right or mostly, it will render upside down or have glitches in it. The funny thing is that VideoStudio, also from Corel has the same issues. Magix and Cyberlink software works great at importing/exporting HEVC.

Review by Alex on Nov 25, 2019 Version: 23 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 6/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 7/10 Overall: 7/10




Purchased the Ultimate 21 not a year ago along with a new HP computer designed for editing videos. Program itself was ok but difficult to find files even though I put different names on files, would just read the date transferred to program. Worked on a 20 minute video for over 7 months for a firehouse 100th anniversary, and will only play from the software. Tried saving, burning, etc. for hours on different formats and to my computer and will play on disk on USB drive without flickering pictures. Called tech support, can't understand half of their broken english, just to get a tech ticket and hung up. CAN'T SAVE THE VIDEO!!!!

Review by Peskybird on May 16, 2019 Version: Pinnacle Ultimate 21 OS: Windows 10 Ease of use: 4/10 Functionality: 4/10 Value for money: 3/10 Overall: 2/10


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