Pinnacle Studio 18 Ultimate Video Editing Software for Windows
Pinnacle Studio 18 Ultimate Video Editing Software for Windows

Pinnacle Studio 18 Ultimate Video Editing Software for Windows



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Key Features

  • UtraHD 4K and Stereoscopic 3D Editing
  • Imports XAVC S, AVCHD, H.264 + More
  • Blu-ray Disc and DVD Authoring
  • Live Screen Capture with Voice Over
  • Support for FireWire and Analog Capture
  • Drag-and-Drop Video Editing
  • NewBlue Effects + 17 Royalty-Free Tracks
  • iZotope Music & Speech Cleaner
  • Stop Motion and Green Screen Tools
  • Native 64-Bit Processor Support

The download edition of Pinnacle Studio 18 Ultimate Video Editing Software for Windows improves upon version 17 by adding native support for 64-bit processor architecture and - unique to the Ultimate edition - can work with 4K content, including the XAVC S codec. An enhanced feature in version 18 of note is Live Screen Capture, which lets you record a video of whatever is showing on your computer's screen, complete with audio from the mic input. On top of this, you can work with stereoscopic 3D footage, edit unlimited tracks, and add pizzazz with over 700 presets plus 55 plugins from NewBlue. So your video will sound as good as it looks, Pinnacle have included 17 royalty-free audio tracks from Triple Scoop Music, and iZotope Music & Speech Cleaner is included to help you further enhance your audio. Once done editing, you can share your creations to Blu-ray, upload to social media websites, or export for playback on a range of devices.

What's New for Version 18?

64-Bit Performance
64-bit support means Pinnacle can take advantage of more RAM and perform many computation more quickly than is possible with 32-bit. A 64-bit version of Windows is required to take advantage of this feature
XAVC S Support for 4K and HD
You can now import and edit in XAVC S, an MP4-AVC/H.264 codec that is being used in an increasing number of camcorders and photo cameras that shoot video. Pinnacle Studio Ultimate supports XAVC S in resolutions up to UltraHD 4K (3840 x 2160)
Enhanced: Live Screen Capture
Record directly from your screen, capturing both system audio and microphone sound. For version 18, Pinnacle has simplified the process of bringing your captured files to the main timeline to use in movies, presentation, and training videos
NewBlue Bonus Effects
Enhance your movie with over 700 and 55 plugins from NewBlue. Here are just a few of the included plugins:

Motion Blends: Dynamic transition effects that Liquify, Shear, Smear, and Melt one scene to the next

Light Blends: Add light flairs, orbs, rays, strobes, glowing blasts, and other luminous effects. Plugins included Glow Pro, Light Bender, Neon Lights, and Psycho Strobe

Film Effects: Transform your digital footage into vintage film stock with over 80 presets in 5 plugins designed to recreate the look of hand-cranked cameras, dirty projectors, and the unique color and lighting characteristics of aged film stock

Video Essentials II: Use over 100 presets in 10 plugins to create vignettes, enhance and adjust color, as well as add artificial depth of field. Plugins such as Noise Reducer and Chroma Key serve as foundational video enhancement tools to improve your raw footage, while Color EQ, Lens Correction, Picture-in-Picture, and Rack Focus let you add dimension, color, and visual interest to any project

Video Essentials VI:This toolkit features plugins including Saturation Modifier, Picture-in-Shape, Cut Away, and Color Replace, to enhance your video footage while re-focusing and highlighting the details of your story to help achieve your creative vision

Video Essentials VII: Contains plugins including Auto Pan, Gamma Corrector, Legal Level, Quick Pixelator, and Gradient Fill Pro. This collection enables you to inspect a specific region of your footage with multiple scopes, generate gradients over alpha assets, separate your image into high and low regions, and pan and zoom on stills and video footage
17 Royalty-Free Tracks
Pinnacle Studio Ultimate now includes 17 music tracks - in addition to the Scorefitter library - for you to incorporate into the soundtrack of your movies

Video Editing

4K UltraHD Video Support
Edit UltraHD video natively in its full 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution
Drag-and-Drop HD Video Editing
Choose the editing approach that's right for your project. For instant results, drag-and-drop your desired media elements from the library into SmartMovie to automatically make complete videos, including music. Use Storyboard mode to create first drafts and visualize your movie. At any point, switch to the timeline for more traditional and precise editing
Timeline Editing (Unlimited Tracks)
Do more with unlimited tracks that let you create sophisticated picture-in-picture and multi-layer effects in HD or 3D. Frame-accurate editing gives you precision control over how you tell your story. See source clips and your timeline edit preview simultaneously for intuitive flow. Set source clip trim in/out points, then drag trimmed clips right into the timeline for precision editing
Edit Anywhere, Anytime
Work on projects anywhere with Pinnacle Studio for iPad (available separately), 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

Audio Editing

Remove Unwanted Noise and Enhance Audio
iZotope Music & Speech Cleaner utility is included to help you remove unwanted noise from your audio
Scorefitter Sounds & Music
Add music with the included Scorefitter library of royalty-free sounds and songs - they even automatically adjust to fit the length of your movies

Blu-ray and DVD Authoring

Blu-ray Support
If your computer has a Blu-ray burner you can burn projects to Blu-ray Discs and enjoy them in full HD glory. With Pinnacle Studio Ultimate, you can burn AVCHD and regular SD DVD too

Stereoscopic 3D Support

Make Movies in Stereoscopic 3D
Import 3D video clips from sources like GoPro 3D camera systems or Panasonic cameras using the MVC format. Edit in various viewing modes, add true 3D effects, and enjoy the immersive 3D experience with NVIDIA 3D Vision optimization and GeForce support (compatible graphics card required). Export to YouTube 3D, AVCHD 3D, and more for viewing on 3D HDTVs, Sony PS3, and other 3D devices. Pinnacle Studio Plus even lets you mix 2D and 3D in the same project
Advanced 3D Features
Pinnacle Studio 18 Plus also has advanced stereoscopic 3D features, like editing 3D in the timeline just like HD:
  • Support for NVIDIA 3D Vision enables viewing in both full-screen and window modes where a compatible graphics card and display are available
  • View 3D on dual monitors and export "side-by-side" formats recognized by most 3D HDTVs
  • Auto-color correct for both eyes and control stereoscopic 3D depth (parallax effect)

Titles, Effects, and Image Correction

Titles and Overlays
Add titles to your photos and videos, or overlay a graphic on your project and set the length of duration
Energize with Over 2,000 Effects, Transitions and Templates
Get creative with 2,000+ 2D/3D effects, animated titles, and transitions. Keyframe-based control gives you precision timing over how your effects, titles, and transitions move or charge over time. The included Montage templates provide preset themes - weddings, sports, holidays, sci-fi, comics and more. You can customize these to get just the right look
Rotate and Flip Video
Whether from an action camera mounted upside-down or a smartphone in "portrait" mode, you can flip the image so it's the right way
Photo Slideshow
Create photo slideshows complete with transitions, titles, and effects, or combine photo and video for the perfect montage
Stop Motion and Green Screen
Create animations and fast-motion effects with stop-motion capture. Pinnacle Studio even lets you superimpose people you've shot in front of a green screen over different backgrounds

File Management

Import All 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. Import 3D clips from cameras like GoPro and formats like Panasonic MVC. Pinnacle Studio 18 Ultimate also supports tape-based and analog devices, and even audio files in 5.1 surround format
Organize and Tag Your Media
With the built-in media library, you can organize your favorite video clips, photos, music, and other creative elements for easy location and reuse later. Tag and rate your media files, as well as group them into categories for even faster access. Crop, pan-and zoom, and eliminate red eye from photos. EQ and clean up noisy audio. Color-correct video and stabilize shaky footage

Export and Sharing

When you're ready to share your videos, Pinnacle Studio 18 Ultimate makes it easy to post your HD and 3D videos on Facebook, YouTube, and Vimeo. You can also easily create DVDs and AVCHD discs, as well as author Blu-ray discs complete with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. 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
System Requirements
Operating System Windows: 8, 7 (64-bit version recommended)
CPU Minimum:
Intel Core Duo 1.8 GHz, Core i3 or higher
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800, 2.0 GHz or higher

Required for AVCHD and Intel Quick Sync Video Support
Intel Core2 Duo 2.66 GHz or higher
Intel Core i5 or i7 1.06 GHz or higher
RAM Minimum with 32-Bit OS: 2 GB
Minimum with 64-Bit OS: 4 GB
Graphics Hardware DirectX 9 (or higher) graphics device with Pixel Shader 3.0 support, like:
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 VRAM (256 MB or higher recommended, required for AVCHD, stereoscopic 3D and CUDA)
Display Resolution 1024 x 600 or higher
Audio Windows-compatible sound card (multi-channel output required for surround preview)
Disk Space 5.8 GB HDD space for full installation
DVD-ROM Drive Required for installation from disc
Internet Access Required for online activation, to enable Blu-ray functionality, and access to cloud and online services
3D Support Anaglyph 3D display: red/cyan glasses required

3D TV and compatible glasses with NVIDIA 3DTV Play software on supported GeForce or Quadro graphics card. For more information, please visit the NVIDIA website

NVIDIA 3D Vision Ready display notebook: Compatible GeForce or Quadro graphics card, 3D Vision Ready display or projector and 3D Vision/3D Vision Pro glasses and emitter. For more information please visit the NVIDIA website
Optional Hardware DVD burner for creating DVDs and AVCHD discs
Blu-ray burner for creating Blu-ray Discs
Video Capture
Supported Capture Methods FireWire:
Capture from DV, HDV, and Digital8 camcorders or VCRs (requires a FireWire port)

Analog Video (NTSC/PAL/SECAM):
Capture from analog camcorders, 8 mm, Hi8, VHS, SVHS, VHS-C, SVHS-C, or VCRs (requires Pinnacle or Dazzle video hardware - available separately)

File-Based Cameras:
Import from AVCHD and other file based camcorders, digital still cameras, mobile devices and webcams
Supported File Types
Import Formats Video:
MVC, AVCHD, DV, HDV, AVI, MPEG-1/-2/-4, DivX, Flash, 3GP (MPEG-4, H.263), WMV, non-encrypted DVD titles (including DVD-VR/+VR), QuickTime (DV, MJPEG, MPEG-4, H.264), DivX Plus MKV

MP3, MPA, M4A, WAV, AMR, AC3, AAC, Vorbis, WMA

Still Image / Graphic:
Export Formats Video:
AVCHD, XAVC S, BD Blu-ray, DVD (DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R or DVD+RW, dual layer); 3D: DVD, AVCHD, AVCHD2 (including MVC), Blu-ray

Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad/TV, Sony PSP/PS3, Nintendo Wii, Microsoft Xbox compatible formats

DV, HDV, AVI, DivX, WMV, MPEG-1/-2/-4, Flash, 3GP, WAV, MP2, MP3, MP4, QuickTime, H.264, DivX Plus MKV, JPEG, TIF, TGA, BMP; 3D: MVC, AVCHD, MPEG-4, DivX Plus, MJPEG

Dolby Digital 2-channel and 5.1-channel audio
Supported Languages Pinnacle Studio 18: Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish

Live Screen Capture: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, and Japanese

iZotope Music & Speech Cleaner: English, German, Italian, and Japanese

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