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Pinnacle Studio 16 Ultimate

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Product Highlights
  • Create Your Own Stereoscopic 3D Movies
  • 24 Track Timeline in HD and/or 3D
  • Create & Author Blu-Ray Discs
  • Over 2000 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
  • Green Screen Included

The Pinnacle Studio 16 Ultimate, with intuitive features, quick performance, and massive content, enables you to edit scenes and make HD movies. Pinnacle Studio 16 Ultimate has all the features and tutorials of its younger brother, Pinnacle Studio 16 Plus, but includes even more options for creating great movies easily and accurately, like over 20000 2D/3D effects, key-frame based effects, and Blu-Ray authoring, plus utilizing green screen 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 an unlimited 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 Ultimate 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 author HD quality Blu-Ray discs. Also, you can 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 Ultimate 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. Pinnacle also threw 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.
Scorefitter
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 Ultimate 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.
Creative Freedom with Even More Effects
Pinnacle Studio Ultimate includes bonus effects and tools from the professional effects gurus at Red Giant. Filmmaker's Toolkit includes Magic Bullet Looks, Magic Bullet Mojo, and Magic Bullet Cosmo. Motion Graphics Toolkit includes Trapcode Particular, Trapcode Shine, Warp (Reflection/Shadows) and Knoll Light Factory. Add excitement and polish to your movies with this massive array of additional effects.

You also get over 2000 additional 2D/3D effects, animated titles and transitions. Keyframe-based control gives you precision timing over how your effects, titles and transitions move. The included Montage templates provide preset themes-weddings, sports, holidays, sci-fi, comics and more-for instant professional results with just a few clicks. You can customize the Montage templates for exactly the look you're after. Use stop-motion capture to create animations and fast-motion effects like you see on the big screen.
Superimpose Characters on Different Backgrounds with the Included Green Screen
Big-screen movies and TV shows constantly superimpose people over other backgrounds-ranging from "the weatherman effect" to alternate locations to exotic sci-fi scenes. This chromakey or "green screen" effect is achieved by shooting talent in front of a special green screen, then knocking out the green background while editing over a new background. Pinnacle Studio Ultimate not only lets you do the same with your movies, but Pinnacle Studio Ultimate includes an actual green screen to get you started.
System Requirements Windows 8, Windows 7, 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)
Display Resolution: 1024 x 600 or higher
4.5 GB of disk space
DVD-ROM drive to install software
Internet connection required for online activation and cloud or online services

Accessory:
CD burner for creating Video CDs or MiniDVD discs
DVD burner for creating DVD and AVCHD discs
Blu-ray burner for creating Blu-ray 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: MVC, 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
Graphic: MPO, JPS, BMP, GIF, JPG, PCX, PSD, TGA, TIF, WMF, PNG, J2K
Export Formats AVCHD, BD Blu-ray, DVD (DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R or DVD+RW, dual layer); 3D: DVD, AVCHD, AVCHD 2 (incl. MVC), Blu-ray
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
Pinnacle Studio 16 Ultimate
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    Pinnacle Studio 16 Ultimate
     
    4.0

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    70%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (6)
    • Professional quality (5)
    • Improves performance (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home movies (5)
      • Independent films (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (6)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      IT GOT BETTER

      I been using Pinnacle from version 10 until now version 16.But now is more sofisticated, infinite video and audio tracks for people who use 2 or more video cameras, now you can add...Read complete review

      I been using Pinnacle from version 10 until now version 16.But now is more sofisticated, infinite video and audio tracks for people who use 2 or more video cameras, now you can add voices, sound effects, music, titles, video effects, photos, 2 or more video etc all at the same time and just keep adding tracks, dont forget pro-dad effects library.It works just like my professional video editing software i work with.This software is up there just learn to work with it read and practice, because is different from past pinnacle studios , make sure you get a good fast computer remember with this new software you are going to need it, or you will complaint that the more you add the more is going to slow down your computer then you blame the software ,go to you tube and learn a few tricks

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      WASTE OF MONEY..DO NOT BUY

      0 STARS IF I COULD . YOU CAN IMPORT FROM A DVCAM RECORDER BUT CANNOT EXPORT TO . THEIR REASON IS THAT THERE IS NO DEMAND FOR IT. SYSTEM CRASHES WITH A FULLY LOADED...Read complete review

      0 STARS IF I COULD . YOU CAN IMPORT FROM A DVCAM RECORDER BUT CANNOT EXPORT TO . THEIR REASON IS THAT THERE IS NO DEMAND FOR IT. SYSTEM CRASHES WITH A FULLY LOADED MEDIA COMPUTER . THEIR TECHNICAL SUPPORT SUCKS . SAVE YOUR MONEY INVEST IT ELSEWHERE.

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      5.0

      Nice step up from Studio 14

      By crutch1948

      from White Pine, Tennessee

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
      • Easy to Navigate
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Multimedia

        Comments about Pinnacle Studio 16 Ultimate:

        Hesitated at first, but glad I made the jump. Some getting use to, but it's a great improvement and a lot of fun.

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

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        5.0

        astoria..gozoypaz.com

        By gozoypaz.mx

        from new york. astoria...mexico

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
        • Easy to Customize
        • Easy to Navigate
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Multimedia

          Comments about Pinnacle Studio 16 Ultimate:

          easy to use very versatil...i like this product

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

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          1.0

          WASTE OF MONEY..DO NOT BUY

          By Ravphotovideo

          from Queens NY

          Pros

            Cons

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

            Best Uses

              Comments about Pinnacle Studio 16 Ultimate:

              0 STARS IF I COULD . YOU CAN IMPORT FROM A DVCAM RECORDER BUT CANNOT EXPORT TO . THEIR REASON IS THAT THERE IS NO DEMAND FOR IT. SYSTEM CRASHES WITH A FULLY LOADED MEDIA COMPUTER . THEIR TECHNICAL SUPPORT SUCKS . SAVE YOUR MONEY INVEST IT ELSEWHERE.

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

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              USER FRIENDLY

              By Geff

              from Tampa, FL

              About Me Aspiring Film Maker

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Improves Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Movies

                Comments about Pinnacle Studio 16 Ultimate:

                I have been a user of Pinnacle for the past three years. I just upgraded to this version. Some study is required. The tutorials are excellent but pass much information quickly. The program is user friendly. It fits all my needs very well. This is precisley why I upgraded. B&H had the best price as usual so it was a win-win deal for me.

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                • No

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                4.0

                An enprovement over Studio 12

                By John

                from New York City

                About Me Professional Artist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Improves Performance
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Movies
                  • Independent Films

                  Comments about Pinnacle Studio 16 Ultimate:

                  It is perfict for amiture video makers. It has a lot of extea junk that is for the not so smart low end consumer. It is also useable for profesionals who don't have a lot of money to spend. It has everything you need to make quality videos. You can overlook the stupid stuff, and throw away those silly cartoon transitions, and work with the good editing componants of this program. Pinnacle Studio 16 is the best you can get for the money.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  using pinnacle

                  By Taya

                  from Nebraska

                  About Me Hobbyist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Improves Performance
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Complex Projects
                    • Home Movies
                    • Independent Films

                    Comments about Pinnacle Studio 16 Ultimate:

                    The procduct is easy to use!! I can create and edit my pictures and videos with no problems. There are zero cons about this product.

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Biggest piece of garbage ever

                    By Jersey Doug

                    from Chicago, IL

                    About Me Hobbyist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Not A One

                    Cons

                    • 19 To Make It Work
                    • No support
                    • Only Basic Functionality
                    • Poor Design
                    • Poor Performance
                    • Pricey / Poor Value

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Pinnacle Studio 16 Ultimate:

                      If there were negative stars this would rate an -8.5. Unbelievable -- I am having basic problems getting this to work and getting absolutely NO technical support. Nada. Zilch. They have you go through all this e-mail nonsense and never provide you basic activation keys just to be able to see high definition video -- which is the biggest reason I bought this piece of drivel to work on. I called Corel's sales line and was told by the folks in Bangalore this product comes with NO product support -- even if you have an installation problem you need to pay $19 for a 'trouble ticket' that allows you to EMAIL for support. My experience to date shows they ignore any email. Not only a rip off when you buy this but then they want to keep emptying your wallet. I should mention this is running on a brand-new Intel I7 PC with more than enough horsepower to do the job. It isn't the hardware it's the software that's at fault. I value B&H as an honest dealer. As a result, I strongly recommend they consider dropping this entire product offering line in light of what appears to be Corel's abusive and unethical treatment of unlucky fools (like me) who buy their products in this space.

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                      4.0

                      Same as AVID Studio

                      By ABEDI

                      from Costa Mesa, Ca

                      About Me Professional Artist

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                      • Lacks Functionality

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Movies

                      Comments about Pinnacle Studio 16 Ultimate:

                      This is a newer version of Avid Studio. It probably has a few more effects and Transitions than Avid, which already had one too many. The problem with too many effects is that by the time you decide which Effect or Transition to use, you have already lost a lot of valuable editing time. The biggest drawback in Pinnacle/Avid is the inability to change the speed of a clip without either loosing the end of the clip, or having deleted footage added to the clip. Pinnacle should learn how to do the clip speed change from Adobe Premier, Nero and Sony Video editing software. Aside from this very important drawback, Pinnacle is a very user friendly and easy to use software.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Nice Job Easy To Use

                      By Dave

                      from Aberdeen, Maryland

                      About Me Hobbyist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Movies
                        • Independent Films
                        • In The Studio

                        Comments about Pinnacle Studio 16 Ultimate:

                        Pinnacle Studio 16 is a very easy video editor. I'm an Avid 7.2 user and wanted to something a little more simple for quick work on some edits. Studio 16 does the trick.

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                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        IT GOT BETTER

                        By F. PARRENO

                        from BROOKLYN NY

                        About Me Video production

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Highly Compatible
                        • Improves Performance
                        • Professional Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Birthdays Videos
                          • Independent Films
                          • In The Studio
                          • Music videos
                          • Wedding videos

                          Comments about Pinnacle Studio 16 Ultimate:

                          I been using Pinnacle from version 10 until now version 16.But now is more sofisticated, infinite video and audio tracks for people who use 2 or more video cameras, now you can add voices, sound effects, music, titles, video effects, photos, 2 or more video etc all at the same time and just keep adding tracks, dont forget pro-dad effects library.It works just like my professional video editing software i work with.This software is up there just learn to work with it read and practice, because is different from past pinnacle studios , make sure you get a good fast computer remember with this new software you are going to need it, or you will complaint that the more you add the more is going to slow down your computer then you blame the software ,go to you tube and learn a few tricks

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                          • No

                          Share this review

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