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Pinnacle Studio 16

B&H # PISTUDIO16 Mfr # 9900-65279-00
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Product Highlights
  • Create Your Own Stereoscopic 3D Movies
  • 6 Track Timeline in HD and/or 3D
  • Over 1500 2D/3D effects
  • Built-in Media Cloud Access from Box
  • Edit Anywhere, Anytime with iPad & Cloud
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Sound
  • Share Easily on YouTube, Xbox and More
  • Create Custom Soundtracks w/Scorefitter
  • 80-Plus Montage Themes
  • User Friendly Drag-and-Drop Interface

The Pinnacle Studio 16, with intuitive features, quick performance, and massive content, enables you to edit scenes and make HD movies. It includes more than 1500 2D/3D effects. Import clips and polish them right inside the built-in media organizer. Storyboard first drafts and even create movies automatically, or refine edits with frame accuracy on a 6-track timeline. Spend more time sharing your movies instead of creating them with a user-friendly drag and drop feature that provides instant results. Simply drag-and-drop your desired media elements from the library into SmartMovie or SmartSlide to automatically produce great videos, complete with music. You can also use Storyboard mode to easily create first drafts and visualize how your story will unfold. And once done, a fast single-click feature in Pinnacle allows you to post your videos on Facebook, YouTube, and Vimeo.

Pinnacle Studio 16 allows you to polish your media as well, helping you to create even more high quality movies like the pros. With the built-in media library, it's simple to organize and rate your favorite video clips, photos, music, and other creative elements so you can easily find and reuse them in various projects. You can even correct and enhance your source media right inside Pinnacle Studio's media library without the need for additional apps. You can crop, pan-and zoom, and eliminate red eye from photos. EQ and clean up noisy audio. Color-correct video and stabilize shaky footage with Hollywood-proven technology. The changes and effects you add to your files in the media library apply whenever you use them in a project or export them for other uses, saving time and streamlining your movie making.

When finished editing your films, Pinnacle makes it easy to share them with your friends, family, and the world. Besides the fast single-click feature that allows you to share your movies online you can also create and export your films to several other platforms as well. You can also easily create DVDs and AVCHD discs, and export to popular formats like Adobe Flash FLV, MPEG-4, and DivX, as well as popular devices like Xbox, PS3, Nintendo Wii, Apple TV and the iPad.

Edit Anywhere, Anytime with iPad and the Cloud
Pinnacle Studio 16 features integrated cloud access so that your media files and projects are always handy, no matter where you are or what you're doing. Project Packages lets you 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. You can even start editing projects on the go with Pinnacle Studio for iPad (Pinnacle Studio for iPad app sold separately), then transfer them to Pinnacle Studio for polishing. We've thrown in 50GB of free cloud access from Box to get you started.
Make Your own 3D Movies
Import 3D video clips from sources like GoPro 3D cameras. Edit in various viewing modes, add true 3D effects, and enjoy the best quality with NVIDIA 3D Vision optimization and exclusive GeForce support. Export to YouTube 3D, AVCHD 3D, and more for viewing on 3D HDTVs, Sony PS3, and other 3D devices. Pinnacle Studio even lets you mix 2D and 3D in the same project. And Pinnacle Studio also has advanced stereoscopic 3D features you won't find anywhere else, like editing 3D in the timeline just like HD.
No movie is complete without a soundtrack. Pinnacle Studio lets you add music with the included Scorefitter library of royalty-free sounds and songs, and they even automatically adjust to fit the length of your movies. Of course, you can also import tracks from other sound libraries or add your own original compositions.
Fast and Flexible Editing
Pinnacle Studio 16 lets you set source clip trim in/out points, then send trimmed clips right to the timeline to include in your project. Six tracks give you the ability to create sophisticated picture-in-picture and multi-layer effects in HD or 3D with frame accuracy. It all happens at lightning speeds thanks to optimization for the latest acceleration technologies like 64-bit operation, NVIDIA CUDA, and Intel Quick Sync Video.
System Requirements Windows 8, 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 & 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 & CUDA
Display Resolution: 1024 x 600 or higher
Windows compatible sound card (multi-channel output required for surround preview)
4.5 GB of disk space
DVD-ROM drive to install software

CD burner for creating Video CDs or Super Video CDs (S-VCDs)
DVD burner for creating DVD and AVCHD discs
Input Options Capture from DV, HDV and Digital8 camcorders or VCRs (requires FireWire port)
Capture from analog camcorders, 8 mm, HI 8, VHS, SVHS, VHS-C, SVHS-C, or VCRs (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) (requires Pinnacle or Dazzle video hardware)
Import from AVCHD and other file-based camcorders, digital still cameras, mobile devices and webcams
Output Options Output to DV, HDV or Digital8 tape (requires camcorder with FireWire input port and a PC with a DV/FireWire port)
Output to analog videotape (requires DirectShow compatible device with video output)
Import Formats Video: AVCHD, BD Blu-ray, DV, HDV, AVI, MPEG-1/-2/-4, DivX, Flash, 3GP (MPEG-4, H.263), WMV, non-encrypted DVD titles (incl. DVD-VR/+VR), QuickTime (DV, MJPEG, MPEG-4, H.264), DivX Plus MKV
Audio: MP3, MPA, M4A, WAV, AMR, AC3, AAC, Vorbis, WMA
Export Formats AVCHD, DVD (DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R or DVD+RW, dual layer); 3D: DVD, AVCHD, AVCHD 2
Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad/TV, Sony PSP/PS3, Nintendo Wii, Microsoft Xbox compatible formats
DV, HDV, AVI, DivX, RealVideo 8, 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


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Pinnacle Studio 16

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Not Too Bad

By B. B. Labs

from WI

Verified Buyer


  • Stable
  • Versatile
  • Very Fast Rendering


  • Cluttered Effects Window

Best Uses

  • Home Video
  • Multimedia

Comments about Pinnacle Studio 16:

This product works exceptionally well. I purchased this for a budget video setup with a quad core laptop.
Pros: I was able to render full HD video in less than real time (About a two minute clip). This is because it renders ahead of time while you are editing and it does not render anything that was not changed. Brilliant! I was very impressed with price to performance.

Cons: activation is difficult. There are too many effects and transitions, making navigation cluttered on a small screen.

Other: This is a very stable program for creating basic home or even semi-professional videos in full HD. It works better than other very expensive programs that have more features but crash regularly.

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By Ravphotovideo

from Queens NY



    • Difficult to Navigate
    • Freezes or Crashes
    • Not Enough Audio Tools
    • Not Very Powerful

    Best Uses

    • Educational Purposes
    • Multimedia

    Comments about Pinnacle Studio 16:

    I Invested in the ultimate version and the software does not allow you to export to a sony dvcam recorder while the studio 15 version does.
    Also pinnacle technical support sucks

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC

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    Terrible software. Far too complicated..

    By Micro Videos

    from Virginia Beach, VA

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Verified Buyer



      • Difficult To Navigate

      Best Uses

        Comments about Pinnacle Studio 16:

        Studio 14 was easier, faster and far more efficient. I only ordered Studio 16 to 3D. It is, without a doubt, the worst software I have ever tried. It was money wasted. I simply don't have the time to re-package and ship back. The B&H service was superb as usual.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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