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Pinnacle Studio 16

Platform : Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
2.9 out of 5 stars 30 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 stereoscopic 3D movies as easily as HD movies
  • Storyboard quick first drafts-even create movies automatically
  • Enhance and fix video clips, photos, and audio
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Product Description

Product Description

Based on trusted award-winning Pinnacle technology, Pinnacle Studio is the fastest, easiest, and most accurate video editing software available for creating incredible home movie memories in HD or stereoscopic 3D. Organize and polish your imported clips right inside the built-in media library. Storyboard first drafts and even create movies automatically-or refine edits intuitively on a 6-track timeline and spice things up with 1500+ 2D/3D effects. Built-in media cloud access makes your files available anywhere, anytime-including projects started on Pinnacle Studio for iPad. One click shares your videos on Facebook, YouTube, and Vimeo. Includes video tutorials DVD.

From the Manufacturer

Pinnacle Studio 16 helps you create incredible home movie memories in HD or stereoscopic 3D. Organize and polish your imported clips right inside the built-in media library. Storyboard first drafts and even create movies automatically or refine edits intuitively on a 6-track timeline and spice things up with 1500+ 2D/3D effects. Built-in media cloud access makes your files available anywhere including projects started on Pinnacle Studio for iPad. One click shares your videos on Facebook, YouTube, and Vimeo.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Quickly import video and photos from your digital devices
  • Import and polish projects from Pinnacle Studio for iPad
  • Create stereoscopic 3D movies as easily as HD movies
  • Storyboard quick first drafts—even create movies automatically
  • Enhance and fix video clips, photos, and audio
  • Use 1500+ 2D/3D effects, menus, animations, and more
  • Create custom-fit soundtracks with Scorefitter
  • Share instantly via Facebook, YouTube, DVD, and more

Minimum 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*, and 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, and CUDA
  • Display resolution: 1024 x 600 or higher
  • Windows-compatible sound card (multi-channel output required for surround preview**)
  • 4.5 GB HDD space for installation
  • DVD-ROM for installation
  • Internet connection required for online activation and cloud or online services

* Requires free product activation via the Internet

**Requires product activation via Internet at additional cost

Pinnacle Studio 16 Pinnacle Studio 16 Plus Pinnacle Studio 16 Ultimate
Stereoscopic 3D import, editing and export
Video/audio tracks for multilayer editing 6 (3/3) 24 (12/12) Unlimited
Import and polish projects from Pinnacle Studio for iPad
Cloud-based media and project access/transfer from Box (50GB included)
One-click sharing to Facebook, YouTube and Vimeo
Export to Apple iPad, Apple TV, Microsoft Xbox, and more
Included 2D/3D effects, transitions, titles and templates 1500+ 1800+ 2000+
Red Giant Filmmaker’s Toolkit and Motion Graphics Toolkit - -
Green-screen background sheet included - -

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 1.4 x 5.3 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B008U5ELCK
  • Item model number: 9900-65279-00
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 7, 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars 30 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,537 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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I have used Pinnacle Studio products for several years. Generally, I have been satisfied with the programs, and, have purchased several versions to keep up to date. I purchased the latest version (Pinnacle 16) and the installation went smoothly. On using the product I found the user interface had changed and not for the better. It is much more difficult to use. The program crashes frequently. It does not handle several clips well. I have found it impossible to get an product support. I would no longer recommend Pinnacle as a video editing tool. In my opinion the program has gotten worse rather than better with the latest version.
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I am an amateur video maker and likely should have gone with a more basic program. I LOVED the windows DVD maker program when I had windows 7, it was perfect for my needs and very easy to use - plus it was free! Unfortunately when I bought my new laptop I discovered that the DVD maker portion of the DVD program was now only available for purchase. I figured if I had to pay forint anyway, why not try something new? I was hoping to get a bit more fancy and be able to do more editing features. This program appears that has all editing capabilities, but it is not intuitive to use. I will have to do some research on how to do all the features, even simple ones. My biggest disappointment is the quality of the transition and add-on graphics. One of the biggest reasons for me purchasing software was to indulge on fun, fancy transition and graphic slides, including nice title pages. The graphics on the program are pixilated and fake - they remind me of a 1990 computer game. Very disappointed by this!
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I got this software for $20 at the time and it has been well worth the money! I use it for some of my editing, but it does crash a lot, especially if you are working on HD videos that are longer than 5 min. Also, the software has a bug with the titling screen. If you don't insert anything for the Title part of the software. It keeps the please enter title on the video,even when visually it doesn't appear on the timeline.
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My history with Pinnacle is an uneasy alliance. I have to get some video work done, and I need to go carefully through the project so I know when and where the error messages come into play, and can work around them. When Pinnacle has no issues, works great. Also, be aware of the push for purchasing more filters, effects, etc. within the program.
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I always hold my breath when I start a project and hope it doesn't crash. It is finicky. I don't really care for the library feature which keeps all video files cataloged and available. I had some problems that I referred to support and seemed to be resolved for now.
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I used Pinnacle Studio 14 for editing videos for years and was happy with the results. I bought a new computer that uses Windows 8 and decided to buy the pinnacle Studio 16 plus. I am converting VHS tapes to digital DVD's. The file I am trying to import was made on a JVC DVD/VHS player/recorder. The file I import has the video but cuts off the sound after one minute. I used the same files and imported them into Pinnacle 14 on my old computer that is running on XL. They imported with no trouble. I have tried several fixes recommended by technical support that not helped. In the time I have spent trying to fix the problem, I could have imported and edited several videos.
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It states in the catalog that this product works on Windows 8 / 7 / Vista / XP platforms and when I tried to install it just now, it tells me that it can only be installed on Vista or windows 7, I have windows XP. I tried to follow the process to get it replaced and Amazon site tells me I've left it too long. Well I'm sorry for taking too long I have a life!

I bought it with the understanding that it would install on Windows XP. To send me a copy that will only install on Vista or Windows 7 is misrepresentation. I would like this copy replaced with one that installs on XP.

This should be ZERO stars for Amazon.
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My old Pinnacle software wouldn't work with my Windows 7 desktop, and the size of the files from my new digital camcorder was simply too much for the video card in my XP laptop to handle.

After researching many different products, and downloading a trial version of several, I ended up going back to Pinnacle Studio 16. I really don't want all the bells and whistles, just intuitive editing and great on-line support via tutorials and message boards. I found that the most basic version of Studio 16 fit the bill perfectly.

Only problem I encountered was installing the full version and having it be recognized as the trial version I had uninstalled. Luckily I had already encountered this problem in one of the on-line reviews of the product and knew how to circumvent it. The software has worked flawlessly since.

Would not recommend this basic version for those interested in really high-tech editing. For simple home videos to be viewed on a big screen TV by family only, this works great. A few special effects, transitions, music, and titles is all I need, and Studio 16 provides them all.

ADDENDUM:

Turns out the basic version is just too basic, even for simple editing. I didn't realize this until I began to put together the video from my vacation this summer. The basic version is missing several functions that one might assume would be standard. The most glaring omission is the ability to "lock" one or more of the tracks while working on another. But there are many more, too numerous to mention.

There is no way to "upgrade" to one of the "premium editions" so I bit the bullet, wrote off the money I spent on this cheap version as a lesson learned, and shelled out the cash for the Ultimate version.
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