Pinnacle Studio

Version24(as of 11/12/2020)
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Main Features

  • Simple yet robust video editor
  • Spice up your videos with over 1500 templates, transitions, and effects
  • Automatically import media from almost any device
  • Create DVDs to easily share your videos
  • Ultimate edition includes pro-level features

Software Overview

Screenshot of Corel Pinnacle Studio
Screenshot of Corel Pinnacle Studio

Corel Pinnacle Studio is a consumer-level video editing program available for Windows. Even though Pinnacle Studio is a consumer program, it has many professional capabilities and features that allow even amateurs to create polished-looking videos.

Pinnacle Studio users can "edit like a pro" using the program's standard drag-and-drop editing interface, which lets editors drag media elements from their library into their project's timeline. From there, users can layer and edit audio tracks, videos, and visual effects to create the perfect movie.

The program's basic visual effects and editing tools include (but are not limited to):

  • The ability to crop and zoom in on video clips
  • The ability to rotate and flip videos
  • The ability to add titles, transitions, and other graphic design elements
  • Keyframe controls
  • Fast- and slow-motion effects
  • Stop-motion animation capabilities
  • Screen capture and multi-camera editing

Those using the Ultimate edition of Pinnacle Studio also gain access to color grading, 360 video editing, dynamic split-screen video, motion tracking, and audio ducking.


If you are looking for a decent video 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 software, it also doesn't carry nearly as hefty a price tag. Those who want a closer-to-pro editing experience can opt for the program's Ultimate version, which is a little more expensive but includes additional advanced features.

Primary File Type

stx icon.STXPinnacle Studio Project File

Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.STXPinnacle Studio Project File
.3GP3GPP Multimedia File
.AC3Audio Codec 3 File
.ASFAdvanced Systems Format File
.AVIAudio Video Interleave File
.BMPBitmap Image
.DIVXDivX-Encoded Movie
.DVDCloneCD DVD Information File
.FLVFlash Video
.GIFGraphical Interchange Format File
.M4AMPEG-4 Audio File
.M4ViTunes Video File
.MKVMatroska Video
.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
.YUVYUV Video File

Additional Related File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.3G23GPP2 Multimedia File
.AVCHDHigh Definition Video File
.COS2Pinnacle Studio Cache File
.CPIAVCHD Video Clip Information
.DIFDigital Interface Format
.M1VMPEG-1 Video File
.M2VMPEG-2 Video
.MODCamcorder Recorded Video File
.SDVStudio DV Project File
.TIFFTagged Image File Format
.TSVideo Transport Stream File
Updated 11/12/2020