Pinnacle Studio

Version26(as of 8/16/2023)
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Main Features

  • Simple yet robust video editor
  • Supports many formats, including MP4, AVI, MOV, and WMV
  • 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 26
Screenshot of Corel Pinnacle Studio 26

Corel Pinnacle Studio is a video editing application available for Windows. The video editor supports various formats and provides many editing capabilities for helping amateurs create polished-looking videos. The program is available in Standard and Ultimate editions.

Pinnacle Studio supports various video formats, including .MP4, .AVI, .WMV, .3GP, .MOV, and .MKV. 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 their perfect movie.

The program's basic visual effects and editing tools include the ability to crop and zoom in on video clips, rotate and flip videos, and add titles, transitions, and other graphic design elements. Pinnacle Studio also provides 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.


Corel Pinnacle Studio is an excellent choice if you are looking for a capable video editing program for a great price. 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

axp icon.AXPPinnacle Studio Movie Project

Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.AXPPinnacle Studio Movie Project
.3GP3GPP Multimedia File
.AACAdvanced Audio Coding File
.AC3Audio Codec 3 File
.AMRAdaptive Multi-Rate Codec File
.ASFAdvanced Systems Format File
.AVIAudio Video Interleave File
.AXXPinnacle Studio Project Package
.BMPBitmap Image
.DIVXDivX-Encoded Movie
.DVDCloneCD DVD Information File
.FLVFlash Video
.GIFGraphical Interchange Format File
.J2KJPEG 2000 Image
.JPSStereo JPEG Image
.LRVLow-resolution Video File
.M4AMPEG-4 Audio
.M4ViTunes Video File
.MKVMatroska Video
.MOVApple QuickTime Movie
.MP3MP3 Audio
.MPAMPEG-2 Audio File
.MXFMaterial Exchange Format
.OGGOgg Vorbis Audio
.PCXPaintbrush Bitmap Image File
.PNGPortable Network Graphic
.PSDAdobe Photoshop Document
.PSTEMPLATEPinnacle Studio Project Template
.RMRealMedia File
.STXPinnacle Studio Project File
.TGATarga Graphic
.TIFTagged Image File
.TODJVC Everio Video Capture File
.WMAWindows Media Audio
.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 8/16/2023