Software : Corel : Pinnacle Studio

Pinnacle Studio

(as of 11/21/2018)

Software Overview

Main Features

  • Edit video with a drag-and-drop interface or using a timeline
  • Spice up your videos with over 1500 templates, transitions, and effects
  • Automatically import media from almost any device
  • Create DVDs to easily share your video projects
  • Learn how to edit video with free training for 6 weeks

Corel Pinnacle Studio is a 64-bit consumer level video editing program available on Windows computers. Even though it is a consumer video editor, it has many professional capabilities and features.

Video editing in Pinnacle Studio can be done in a couple of ways based on your preference. The drag-and-drop editing interface lets you simply drag media elements from your library into your project and drop them where you want. It also has a Storyboard mode to help you visualize how your movie will flow. For more traditional editing there is also a timeline editing mode that allows up to six tracks for multi-layered video effects.

Pinnacle Studio provides you with many effects that you can add to your movies. It can rotate and flip video, which can be useful if footage is recorded sideways or if you simply want to add a mirrored effect. Special effects like green screen keying and fast-motion effects are also available, as well as stop-motion animation capabilities. Some other effects that you can add to your video projects are cropping, zooming, and adding titles.

If you are looking for a decent editing program for a great price Corel Pinnacle Studio is an excellent choice. While it doesn't quite hold a candle to professional video editing behemoths, it also doesn't carry nearly as hefty of a price tag. With Pinnacle Studio you also have the option to pick your level of product based on your needs and budget as it comes in the standard, Plus, and Ultimate versions.

Supported File Types

Primary file extension

.STX – Pinnacle Studio Project File

Other file extensions used by Pinnacle Studio 22

Supported File Types
.3GP3GPP Multimedia File
.AC3Audio Codec 3 File
.ASFAdvanced Systems Format File
.AVIAudio Video Interleave File
.BMPBitmap Image File
.DIVXDivX-Encoded Movie File
.DVDCloneCD DVD Information File
.FLVFlash Video File
.GIFGraphical Interchange Format File
.M4AMPEG-4 Audio File
.M4ViTunes Video File
.MKVMatroska Video File
.MOVApple QuickTime Movie
.MP3MP3 Audio File
.MPAMPEG-2 Audio File
.PCXPaintbrush Bitmap Image File
.PNGPortable Network Graphic
.PSDAdobe Photoshop Document
.RMRealMedia File
.SCNPinnacle Studio Scene File
.STUPinnacle Studio Project File
.TGATarga Graphic
.TIFTagged Image File
.TODJVC Everio Video Capture File
.WAVWAVE Audio File
.WMAWindows Media Audio File
.WMFWindows Metafile
.WMVWindows Media Video File
.YUVYUV Video File
Additional Related File Formats
.3G23GPP2 Multimedia File
.AVCHDHigh Definition Video File
.COS2Pinnacle Studio Cache File
.CPIAVCHD Video Clip Information File
.DIFDigital Interface Format
.M1VMPEG-1 Video File
.M2VMPEG-2 Video
.MODCamcorder Recorded Video File
.MPGMPEG Video File
.SDVStudio DV Project File
.TIFFTagged Image File Format
.TSVideo Transport Stream File

Updated: November 21, 2018