Pinnacle Studio 18 Ultimate is a video editor and converter offering loads of effects, 4K support as well as native 64 bit operation. All the content uploaded and created in the editor is searchable due to a convenient and simple system of tagging and rating allowing you to make your own rating of materials, effects and transitions. If compared to top video editors then users point to slower performance and some irritations of the interface. Pro users rate it as a capable software for editing videos, converting video files into necessary formats and creating videos. The price of the video editing application is much lower than of competitive pro solutions from Adobe, for example, still the video editing tool kit is poorer.
On the start
Pinnacle Studio 18 Ultimate, unlike many other beginners' and pro solutions, does not offer any free trial versions. But in the same unlike manner this application does not force a user into installation of additional tools or software to operate well on a PC.
Pinnacle Studio 18 Ultimate features low system requirements. It is compatible with Windows version 7 or later. It works smoothly as on 32bit system so on 64bit OS. The software will require up to 2Gb of free space on a hard disk. With the software you will get a 45 days of access to video editing tutorials and webinars as well as to the stock of content.
Interface from the start
On the first launch of the application you will see a greeting message which will guide you through the initial settings of the application and folders for easier and simpler use. The interface offers three environments for editing work: Organize workspace, Edit workspace and Author workspace. The first two deserve detailed attention.
This interface area guides you through videos and photos, pictures and projects stored on your PC. You will easily browse through folders and organize your visual content as you need it.
Edit interface mode offers a tool panel for work with any visual content. You will be able to preview a visual project with timeline running across the top of an edited clip. Though a size of any working panel is customizable (you can make it bigger or smaller), still you will be unable to change the position of any panel as well as to add necessary panels or remove unused panels from the screen. But the panels are customizable themselves. You can add necessary buttons even on a timeline bar. However it is impossible to add Effects Editor on any panel. It appears in a pop up window offering you to use and apply transitions, video filters, make necessary color corrections, chroma keyings and other effects, to zoom and change the position of the video. Mind that the search panel looks up only what your panel is showing as sound effects, transitions, templates and video clips.
Advanced effects of the Pinnacle Studio 18 Ultimate
The application offers over 1500 additional effects you can use to create really pro videos. There are many duplicated effects and the ones you will never use at all. Some of the effects may seem just goofy overlays, however most of them create really impressive effects as Drama or Old Film effects. The software offers a powerful tool kit for working with 3D effects, extensive set of tools for color correction added with auto correction, brightness, color balances corrections. The application lacks color matching instrument to produce uniform clips using the same color. To uniform colors for your videos you will need to use some external applications.
Unfortunately, the Pinnacle Studio application of 18 Ultimate version does not support some important features as multicam, tilt-sift or motion tracking.
XAVCS support for 4K and HD
Remove unwanted noise and enhance audio
4K Ultra HD video support
Make movies in stereoscopic 3D
Drag and drop HD video editing
Energize with 2,000+ effects , transitions and templates
Timeline Editing (Unlimited tracks)
Import all your digital media
Organize and tag your media
Scorefitter Sounds & Music
Stop motion and green screen
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