Compare Pinnacle Studio 20 Features
|NewBlue bonus effects (900+ presets and 75+ plugins)||✓|
|360 video controls & effects||✓|
|4K Ultra HD video support||✓|
|XAVC and DVCPRO HD decoding||✓|
|Live Screen Capture||✓||✓|
|Audio Ducking — Detects audio or narration and automatically lowers the volume of background sound||✓||✓|
|Motion Tracking — Easily track moving objects on screen and connect them to elements, such as text||with mosaic blur||✓|
|Stop Motion Animation||✓||✓||✓|
|Number of video/audio tracks||Unlimited||24||6|
|Multi-camera editing — Sync and align your clips, switch angles, cut, delete and add transitions in||6 cameras||4 cameras||2 cameras|
Powerful, creative video editing software
Create movies that impress with a video editor that combines pro-level editing and unlimited creativity--Pinnacle Studio 20. Start your project with a themed template or edit on the 6 track timeline. Include footage from two cameras with multi-camera video editing and add eye-catching animations with new Stop Motion Animation. Add style with 1,500 2D/3D effects, amazing titles and a custom-fit soundtrack. Then share your movie online, export to popular devices or create polished DVD projects with 20+ menu templates.
- New! Stop Motion Animation
- Enhanced! Multi-camera editing
- Enhanced! Multi-camera editing
- 6-track, HD editing
Multi-Camera Video Editor Enhanced!
Work with footage from 2 cameras to create more dynamic videos. The Multi-Camera Video Editor lets you screen your footage, switch angles, cut and delete, and add transitions. Align clips automatically with Audio Syncing or use markers, date/time or manual syncing. Even use your multi-camera results to create a Picture-in-Picture effect.
Drag and Drop HD Video Editing
The SmartMovie tool is like an automatic video editor, creating stunning movies for you in a snap. Just drag-and-drop the videos, photos and music you want to see in your project, then let Smart Movie do the work. Preview your movie and edit in the timeline to further to customize your project. Create a polished movie ready to impress in no time.
Stop Motion Animation New!
Create big screen-style animations and full-HD videos. Gather your props, plug in your camera and tap into the processing power and unique lens capabilities of your DSLR to capture your story frame by frame. Control camera settings, see overlay frames, set distances and capture frames automatically or manually from within your video editing software.
Enhance with 1,500+ Effects, Transitions and Templates
Add excitement and polish with over 1,500 2D/3D effects, animated titles and transitions. The included Montage video templates that provide preset themes—weddings, sports, holidays, sci-fi, comics and more—for fast pro-level results with just a few clicks. Customize them for just the right look.
Easy Controls for Dynamic Effects Enhanced!
Turn a static image into a compelling part of your video with simple controls for Pan and Zoom. Add interest and excitement with the easy Picture-in-Picture effect. We’ve also made Audio keyframing easier, changing knobs to slider controls.
Timeline Editing (6-tracks)
Set source clip trim in/out points, then send your trimmed clips to the timeline. Six tracks let you create sophisticated picture-in-picture and multi-layer effects in HD with frame accuracy and keyframe editing—just like a pro. Or try Storyboard editing to visualize how your story will unfold.
Easily Import Media
Import your videos and photos manually or automatically from virtually any device—camcorders, digital cameras, webcams, tablets, mobile phones, handheld audio recorders, and more. Pinnacle Studio 20 also supports for VFR videos from iPhone 6 and other new-generation cameras. Import from tape-based1 and analog devices1, as well as audio files in 5.1 surround format.
Save Your Favorites
With a simple right click, you can easily add your most-used effects, filters and transitions to your Favorite section to quickly find and reuse them anytime. Rate effects using our 5 star scale to easily sort your library and quickly find your favorites or frequently used effects.
Quick Fixes for Common Problems
Do you need to rotate your video or enhance the color? No problem! Pinnacle Studio has you covered with video rotation tools. Crop, zoom, and eliminate red eye from photos. Color-correct video and stabilize shaky footage.
Titles and Overlays
Add titles to your photos and videos, or overlay graphics on your clips. Control motions and durations. With a diverse selection of title animations, you are guaranteed to find the perfect look to complement your video.
Pinnacle MyDVD Enhanced!
Experience a new and easier way to burn to DVD and AVCHD disc. Get a stylish look with 50+ themed templates to add menus, sub-menus and chapters to your video. Turn your videos into pro-quality multimedia disc projects with image-rich menus and music.
ScoreFitter Sounds & Music
No movie is complete without a soundtrack. Add music with the included ScoreFitter library of royalty-free sounds and songs—they even automatically adjust to perfectly fit the length of your movie.
See results sooner with native 64-bit architecture that lets you make the most of your PC’s processing power and memory. Enjoy faster multi-track rendering and better file handling. Pinnacle Studio 20 video editing software is also optimized for Intel’s 6th Generation processor (Skylake).
Photo Slideshows and Videos
Use your video editor to create amazing photo slideshows complete with transitions, titles and effects, or combine photo and video for the perfect montage. Start with themed montage templates or create from scratch on the multi-track timeline.
On-the-Go Video Editing Software
Work on projects anywhere with Pinnacle Studio for iOS2, then transfer them to Pinnacle Studio for further polishing. Try Project Packages to bundle together all of the media files related to a given movie, taking the work out of organizing and assuring that you always have all the files you need.
Pinnacle's simple video editor allows you to easily share your HD videos with family and friends on Facebook®, YouTube®, and Vimeo®. You can also easily create DVDs and export to popular formats like Adobe® Flash® FLV, MPEG-4, and DivX®, as well as popular devices like Microsoft® Xbox®, Sony® PlayStation, Nintendo™ Wii™, Apple® TV and Apple® iPad®.
Includes FREE Training!
Learn how to make the most of your video editing software with a 21-day, all-access pass to StudioBacklot.tv, featuring brand-new Pinnacle Studio 20 content, loads of other training and a royalty-free stock library. Visit our Discovery Center for help getting started or to access tutorials on specific techniques and projects.
Additional Plugins and Effects Available
Expand the power of your video editing software with additional plugins and effects that you can purchase directly within Pinnacle Studio! Preview and purchase high-quality, royalty-free music from Triple Scoop Music and sound effects from Muserk. Burning to Blu-Ray? Purchase the Blu-Ray plug-in directly within Pinnacle Studio.
1 Video capture hardware required
2 Pinnacle Studio for iPad app not included, available for purchase separately
Number of Computers/Users1 Computer
License DurationOne Time Purchase
Delivery MethodInstant Download
Compatible Operating SystemsWindows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11
Just what I expected…..perfect
too complicated for me.
If you want to edit video for youtube this is a good editor.
I like this software's user interface to edit and merge segments to produce my videos. Processing speed for blue-ray quality videos is slow and it does not use graphics card processing capabilities. But I can let it run all night if it has to. Due to a software bug I have to specify the 60i HD output setting for Blu-ray disc creations versus standard 24p - but this is good for high action scenes.
Great seller - Works great !
This is AMAZING!I use this thing for editing my YouTube videosMy YouTube channel is: TechnoGlowStickI'd just stick to this version, no need to upgrade any time soon.
Enjoy making videos with this software. Transferred all of old VHS home movies.
I have used Pinnacle Studio since version 8. I love it. It is straight forward and easy to use but powerful enough to create really excellent and creative videos!!! it is my go to!
I have enjoyed making memories with this software. Great for social media edits
By far one of the easiest and high quality video editing programs I've ever used. I love it and my clients love it.
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