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.
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.
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.