Pinnacle Studio

Pinnacle Studio

Non-linear video creator and editor
3.6  (507 votes)
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Create or edit videos and take advantage of the multi-layer support to add over 1500 2D as well as 3D effects to them. Save the results locally or share them via YouTube, Facebook and Vimeo.

Pinnacle Studio is a well-known program for non-linear video editing sold in several packages offering varying functionality, but always extremely useful even if you're a complete amateur of a jaded veteran of video creation.

The program has a very professional-looking interface that may scare some people off at first, but turns out actually pretty easy to get a grasp on. You can open and edit media files using interactive sliders, context menus and toolbars providing every feature available, and if you need to go deeper, simple intuitive menus are there. All this is performed in the main Storyboard field where you can adjust and preview your editing project. You can easily open projects and save all the changes you make, those will be immediately accessible. There are also various options for rendering and output formats. The program offers over 1500 effects, both 2D and 3D, as well as audio samples available in ScoreFitter library.

Using multi-layered nature of the editing tools, you can create a rather complex project, which can then be rendered and instantly shared on sites like Facebook, Youtube and Vimeo. There's even an option for multi-camera project creation. The latest versions can boast improved stability and better functioning of some of the more advanced features.

All in all, Pinnacle Studio is a great editing tool capable of meeting the expectations of both novices and experienced enthusiasts.

James Lynch
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Review summary


  • Easy to use
  • useful editing features
  • Multi-layered editing table
  • Great library of samples and effects
  • Online integration


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