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Pinnacle Studio 17 [Old Version]

Platform : Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 8
Rated: Everyone
114 customer reviews

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  • Quickly import video and photos from your digital devices
  • Import and polish projects from Avid Studio for iPad
  • Create custom-fit soundtracks with Scorefitter
  • Customize keyboard shortcuts
  • Share instantly via Facebook, YouTube, DVD, and more
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Product Description

Platform: PC Disc

Edit Your Videos
Everything You Need to Turn Video Clips into Amazing Movies

We think making awesome movies should be simple, fun, and lightning fast. That's why we've made Pinnacle Studio faster than ever. Import clips and polish them right inside the built-in media organizer. Storyboard first drafts and even create movies automatically—or refine edits with frame accuracy on a 6-track timeline and spice things up with over 1500 2D/3D effects. Built-in media cloud access from Box1 makes your files available anywhere, anytime—including projects you start on Pinnacle Studio for iPad. One click shares your HD videos on Facebook, YouTube, and Vimeo.

Import Your Digital 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 also supports tape-based and analog devices4, and even imports audio files in 5.1 surround format.

Edit Anywhere, Anytime With iPad and the Cloud

Pinnacle Studio features integrated cloud access so that your media files and projects are always handy, no matter where you are or what you're doing. Project Packages lets you 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. You can even start editing projects on the go with Pinnacle Studio for iPad3, then transfer them to Pinnacle Studio for polishing. We've thrown in 50GB1 of free cloud access from Box to get you started.

Key Features:

  • See results sooner with up to 10x faster video rendering2
  • Access video and photos from HD camcorders and digital devices
  • Import clips and movie projects from Pinnacle Studio for iPad3
  • Organize and polish your favorite clips and music with the built-in media library
  • Storyboard quick first drafts—even create movies automatically
  • Edit with frame accuracy on a 6-track timeline in HD
  • Add excitement with over 1500 2D/3D effects—even green-screen superimposition
  • Layer animations and titles easily with included Montage templates
  • Use the trim editor to set source clip in/out points, then send to the timeline to include in your project
  • Create custom-fit soundtracks with Scorefitter
  • Share HD videos on Facebook, YouTube, and Vimeo with a few clicks Create DVDs and export to your favorite digital devices and formats
  • Store projects and clips in the cloud to access anywhere, anytime—includes 50 GB1 of cloud access free from Box
  • Easily archive and restore your work with Project Packages
  • Zip through projects via 64-bit, NVIDIA CUDA, and Intel Quick Sync Video optimization

Main Interface
System Requirements
  • Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista (SP2) (64-bit OS recommended)
  • Intel Core Duo 1.8 GHz, Core i3 or AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 2.0 GHz or higher; Intel Core2 Duo 2.66 GHz, Intel Core i5 or i7 1.06 GHz or higher required for AVCHD, stereoscopic 3D & Intel Quick Sync Video support
  • 2 GB of RAM or higher, min. 4 GB for Windows 64-bit (strongly recommended for stereoscopic 3D)
  • DirectX 9 (or higher) graphics device with Pixel Shader 3.0 support such as:
  • NVIDIA GeForce 6 series or higher (CUDA enabled required for CUDA support)
  • ATI X1000 series or higher
  • Intel GMA X3000 series or higher
  • 128 MB VGA VRAM; 256 MB or higher recommended, required for AVCHD, stereoscopic 3D & CUDA
  • Display resolution: 1024 x 600 or higher
  • Windows-compatible sound card (multi-channel output required for surround preview)
  • 5.8 GB HDD space for installation
  • DVD-ROM for installation (box version only)
  • Internet connection required for online activation and cloud or online services

(1) 25 GB included, additional 25 GB with product registration. (2) When editing AVC (H.264) video format and producing video in the same format. (3) Pinnacle Studio for iPad app not included. (4) Video capture hardware required.

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Live Screen Capture
Up to 10x faster video rendering
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Product Details

Platform: PC Disc
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  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1.2 x 7.5 inches ; 3.7 ounces
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Release Date: November 5, 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (114 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,452 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Brian Baker VINE VOICE on February 11, 2014
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I think those first four words in the title are really essential to understand. I am definitely NOT a "pro". I am a guy who shoots a lot of "home movie" video, and likes to put it together in a DVD that can be played on any DVD player attached to a TV. That way I can distribute the discs to family members who want them, the "mementos" of family events, kids growing up, things like that.

For years I've been using Windows Movie Maker, which is very easy to use and gives me "professional" touches like title cards, disc menus, the ability to add a music soundtrack, etc. But I've tried a bunch of other programs over the years, looking for expanded capabilities.

Unfortunately, the ones I've tried were also difficult for me to learn and/or use, usually had capabilities I couldn't care less about while adding complexity, and just generally weren't for me.

I was very impressed with Pinnacle Studio 17. In "Author" mode, it was a snap to assemble my movie on a storyboard, including a disc menu; add voiceover and/or supplemental music tracks, came equipped with a bunch of freeware music tracks (as well as allowing you to import your own); and just generally was as easy as the Windows product, while adding a bit more technical capability. It was just what I've been looking for all these years.

In reading some of the other reviews, it seems many are dissatisfied with its limitations as a "pro" grade program. That very well may be; I'm really not one to make that call, because (as I said) that's not what I was looking for anyway.

But I suspect the vast majority of us are looking for something easy to use that will give us a "polished" look to our home movies, and if that's the case I can strongly recommend this software.

I don't think my movies are going to be playing on cable TV or in the theaters any time soon. Are yours? If not, you might want to take this software out for a spin.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Long-Suffering Technology Consumer TOP 100 REVIEWER on January 31, 2014
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This software failed to install on two computers (a desktop running Windows 7 Professional and a laptop running Windows 8.1).

Bottom line: Can't evaluate what can't be used...

In both cases, the installation routine reached a screen that indicated: "File: AVID.VFEditing.manifest". Once there: nothing happened.

The install failure under Windows 8.1 added this this inscrutable message:
"Error 1330. A file that is required cannot be installed because the cabinet file D;\Studio\Data1.cab has an invalid digital signature. This may indicate that the cabinet file is corrupt. Error 24592 was returned by WinVerify Tust."

In both cases, the optical drive was the "D" drive.

Both "Error 1330" and "Error 24592" show up in great quantities when searched online. Error 1330 is clearly Pinnacle-specific, and Error 24592 is associated with many applications across multiple Windows operating systems. In both of my cases, the issue came on machines with recent clean installs of their respective operating systems. For both error messages, you can find many possible solutions online, but no consensus is evident. Instead, I'll look for a different consumer-level video editor (and start with the free Windows Movie Maker...)
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Eugene Tenenbaum VINE VOICE on January 31, 2014
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If ease is a priority, it is for you (or even easier, but less advanced Roxio Creator NXT 2). Pinnacle Studio 17 is lacking 3D editing, live screen capture, 24-track frame-accurate editing, key-framed effects control, simultaneous source, or timeline viewing, of much pricier Pinnacle Studio Plus 17, which is lacking a 4K Ultra HD video support, premium Red Giant plug-ins, Blu-ray authoring, or iZotope music & speech cleaner, of Pinnacle Studio Ultimate 17.

Its closest competitors are - one - slightly faster and more versatile PowerDirector, which additionally includes a version for tablets (weak CPUs), and - two - slower, but with superior organizational tools Adobe Premiere Elements/Touch - both slightly more difficult to learn, but superior in audio correction. Corel VideoStudio, Sony Movie Studio, and the video editors in Roxio Creator and Nero lag far behind Pinnacle Studios. The Elements were always much more difficult to learn, but the recent edition of the Guided editing mode made them a bit easier, but still behind Pinnacle Studios.

Its interface (looks) is attractive despite some less intuitive procedures. Pinnacle Studio leads in video effects. Video can be directly uploaded to Facebook, Box, YouTube, and Vimeo. Disk creation is supported by a wide range of menu templates. Video preview is fast on nVidia graphics cards with CUDA, but slower on AMD graphics cards without it. Still no multi-cam editing, motion tracking, or dynamic warping time of PowerDirector.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Bill Cashell TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 20, 2014
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I have been using Pinnacle Studio for several years. I started with version 8 and have versions 9 ,11, 12, and now 17. the past versions of this software are much more user friendly that this current version. the designers have changed the interface and it is much harder to navigate. the product works OK, but having used the studio software for about 10 years and several versions I found it like starting all over again.

I can' help but wonder if the designers used to work for Microsoft and just feel they need to change things without making them better. I am still a fan of Pinnacle Studio and think it is a fine product. I just haven't found the improvements yet.
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