Pinnacle Studio Tips

How we wish we had a website to supply us with Pinnacle Studio tips when we first purchased the software over 8 years ago. As you well know, learning how to use any new technology or software can be a chore. It can take endless hours of trial and error just trying to figure out the simplest operation. Manuals have basically been reduced to installation guides (if that) and help sections within the software can be difficult to navigate or they just don't fit the bill. So we decided to take the bull by the horns and make it our goal to create video tutorials that assist Studio users with the learning curve and get them down to business creating videos. You don't know what you don't know. These tutorials will enlighten you with tips and techniques you probably never knew existed. The information will streamline your workflow and simplify the editing process. We will add tips and tricks to this page as we upload them to YouTube. If you want to receive notifications when we create a new Studio tip tutorial subscribe to our YouTube channel.


Delete Files

The Pinnacle Studio 19 Ultimate delete files tutorial shows you how to remove files from your hard drive. The delete render files feature in the control panel & the library help to remove files.

Voice Over

The Pinnacle Studio 19 Ultimate voiceover tutorial shows users how to use the voice over tool in Pinnacle Studio to create audio commentary which can be played over any video. We show you what you need to know to make a voiceover with Pinnacle Studio.

No Audio Preview

This is the fix if there is no audio or sound preview in the edit mode of Pinnacle Studio. If you can hear the audio or sound in your video clips before you bring them into Pinnacle Studio but can't hear them in the preview mode this video will help you fix the issue.

Star Wars Intro

The Pinnacle Studio 19 Ultimate star wars intro crawl tutorial shows you how to make the opening text scroll from the movie star wars using Pinnacle Studio. This tutorial provides you with all the info you need to recreate the iconic scene.

Slideshow / Montage

The Pinnacle Studio 19 Ultimate slideshow montage tutorial shows you how to make a slideshow using photos or videos with Pinnacle Studio. This fun and lively tutorial will have you creating professional slideshows and montages in minutes.

Photo Time Lapse

The Pinnacle Studio 19 Ultimate photo time-lapse tutorial shows you how to create a time-lapse using Pinnacle Studio. This tutorial will provide you with the basics of time-lapse photography and show you how to make it happen with Pinnacle Studio 19 Ultimate.

Multi-Camera Editor

The Pinnacle Studio 19 Ultimate Multi-Camera Editor tutorial shows you how to create multi-cam videos using multiple cameras and camera angles. You can sync up to six videos using visual markers, audio from external recorders, in-camera audio, or date and time.

Voice Pitch

The Pinnacle Studio 18 Ultimate voice pitch tutorial shows you how to change the sound of your voice for your videos. Pinnacle Studio is used to separate the audio from the video clip and export the audio to use in Audacity.

Pan and Zoom

Learn how to pan and zoom using the Pinnacle Studio 18 Ultimate. This tutorial shows you how to change the camera angle of a shot. This is a cool effect to help any filmmaker focus on a particular part of a shot.

Symbols & Icons

Our Pinnacle Studio 18 Ultimate symbols & icons tutorial will show you how to add several shapes, symbols, characters, & icons to your videos. Using the title editor and some text tricks you can add copyright, trademark, or registered symbols to your videos.

Photos in Text / Titles

Learn how to add logos and pictures to text and titles using the Pinnacle Studio title editor. The tutorial for this cool effect shows you how to add a photo into the text and titles like they were letters in the words. This will work with jpeg, png, as well as tiff images.

Beat Sync

The Pinnacle Studio 18 Ultimate beat sync effect tutorial shows you how to match a video to the beat of the music in a song. This effects allows you to switch scenes or photos with each beat in a song. Using the M shortcut key in this software makes it simple to do.

Basic Editing

The Pinnacle Studio 18 Ultimate basic editing tutorial for beginners will get most users up to speed on the basics of the video editing software application and give you some useful tips for video editing. You'll love tips for Pinnacle Studio 18 Ultimate and Plus.

Cropping Videos & Photos

Crop videos and photos in Pinnacle Studio 17 Ultimate! Our cropping tutorial will show you several tools you can use to get rid of black bars around your video, remove objects from your video that you recorded in error, or get your talent front and center in your shot.

Creating Media Collections

The media manager in Pinnacle Studio 17 Ultimate allows you to create media collections which make it easy to access media from the navigation bar without going through the navigation tree. The import and organize tab tools make this process a snap.

Saving Effects Presets

Save your effect settings and create custom presets in Pinnacle Studio 16 & 17 Ultimate. This is a great time saver that will definitely speed up your editing workflow. If you have go to effects or any settings that you use on a regular basis this is the Pinnacle Studio tip for you.

Importing & Managing Media

This Pinnacle Studio tip on importing media and managing media assets will show you how to get your media where you want it and get to making videos with the greatest of ease. This video is loaded with tips to streamline your workflow.

Best Render Settings

Improve your render speeds with this useful tip. This tutorial will help give you the settings to make your video rendering easy as pie. The settings will help you speed up the render process so you can get back to editing your video quickly.

Creating Closing Credits

The Pinnacle Studio 16 closing credits / scrolling text tutorial shows you how to create text that rolls up the screen like the end or closing credits in Hollywood films. The scrolling or rolling text effect has been used for years in the film industry.

Transferring Toonit & 3D Stroke

This tutorial transferring Red Giant Toonit and 3D Stroke will help you make those powerful add-ons available for all of your videos. If you can follow a few simple steps you should be able to do this.

Using Red Giant Particular

This tutorial on Red Giant Particular will allow you to make particle effects that you can use for any video. We teach you about how particle works and show you how to make particles fly across the screen and make a fireworks display.

Creating Custom Transitions

This tutorial on how to make custom transitions with Avid Studio / Pinnacle Studio 16 will help you create personalized transitions for your home movies and videos. It is a cool effect which can be used to make your transitions match your videos theme.

Using the Chroma Keyer

This green screen and chroma key tutorial will help you make realistic green screen effects with Avid Studio / Pinnacle Studio. You will be able to make professional looking effects for your home movies, short films, and videos.

Where to get Effects

This video on where to get effects will provide you with some great websites to obtain the resources to make awesome effects with Avid Studio / Pinnacle Studio. You will also get information on compatible file formats and conversion tools.

Creating DVD Menus

This tutorial on how to make a disc menu or disc authoring with Avid Studio / Pinnacle Studio will help you create a professional menu for all of your videos and home movies. It is easy to do once you know how it's done and it makes regular DVDs look incredible.

Using Virtual Reality Sets

This tutorial on how to use virtual reality sets in Avid Studio / Pinnacle Studio will help you add realistic backgrounds to your videos. Forget about the motion loops and stale backgrounds. You can put your talent into a realistic environment.

Creating Logo Watermarks

This tutorial on how to make a logo watermark with Avid Studio will help you add a logo watermark to your videos using logo creator or Adobe Photoshop Elements 9. It is great for protecting your videos from being used by others without your brand or logo.

60FPS Export

The Pinnacle Studio 19 Ultimate 60fps video export tutorial will show you how to create silky smooth videos. The 60 fps render option is not that easy to find when you access the export tab in Pinnacle Studio.

SmartMovie

The Pinnacle Studio 19 Ultimate travel SmartMovie tutorial will show you how to create a great looking movie in minutes. The SmartMovie feature is found under the Organize tab.

Scorefitter

The Pinnacle Studio 19 Ultimate Scorefitter tutorial shows users how to use Scorefitter to add free royalty free music to their videos, slideshows, and time lapses. In this tutorial Maliek Whitaker discusses how to use it to add songs to the project timeline.

Karaoke

The Pinnacle Studio 19 Ultimate karaoke tutorial shows users how to use the title editor in Pinnacle Studio to create awesome sing a long videos. We show you how to use text layers to make the text changes colors as the words to a song are being played.

Rotate

The Pinnacle Studio 19 Ultimate rotate tutorial teaches users how to turn videos in Pinnacle Studio. When a video or a photo is turned sideways or upside down Pinnacle Studio can rotate the video or picture until it is oriented correctly.

Zoom

The Pinnacle Studio Zoom tutorial teaches you how to zoom in on a subject using Pinnacle Studio 19 Ultimate. Using the 2D Editor CPU effect one can zoom in and zoom out on a subject in any video clip without loosing video quality.

Audio Ducking

The Pinnacle Studio 19 Ultimate Audio Ducking tutorial shows you how to create videos with professional voiceovers and music. The feature automatically makes the music volume go down every time there is dialogue in the master track that you select.

Basic Editing

The Pinnacle Studio 19 Ultimate basic editing beginners tutorial will get you up to speed on how to use the software. Our tutorial helps you learn all of the editing tools so you can use them to improve your workflow and your videos.

Lower Third

The Pinnacle Studio 18 Ultimate lower third tutorial will show you how to create background animations for text to use in your videos. This tutorial shows you how to use paint.net to create a lower third and use Pinnacle Studio to animate the lower third and add text.

Export HD Video 

Learn how to create HD Video in Pinnacle Studio. The video shows you how to export 1920 X 1080p video and 1280 X 720p video in several high definition file formats. This tutorial shows you several ways to render HD video using this video editing software.

Priority Settings

Do priority settings help fix freezes errors & crashes in Pinnacle Studio 18 Ultimate? Can it make the NGStudio has stopped working error a thing of the past? Make these adjustments and leave a comment to let us know if it works.

DVD Menu / Disc Authoring

Learn how to make a disc menu or disc authoring with Pinnacle Studio 18 Ultimate. This video will help you create a professional menu for your videos and home movies. The menus and sub-menus are professional and it is easy to create them.

Title Creator / Editing Text

Learn how to use the title editor to create titles and edit text in Pinnacle Studio 18 Ultimate and Plus. This comprehensive tutorial from PinnacleStudioPro has a wealth of text editing tips and tricks. We show you how to get the most out of the software.

Copy and Paste

Learn how to copy and paste clips and effects in Pinnacle Studio 17 Ultimate. This tutorial will show you how to duplicate any audio clip, video clip, setting, or effect in Pinnacle Studio and paste or add it to the timeline track of your choice.

Creating The Film Look

Create the film look with Pinnacle Studio 17 Ultimate. Our tutorial shows you how to achieve a cinematic look using color correction and color grading. We also give you tips on the DSLR & camcorder settings to get that elusive film look.

Audio Adjustments

Learn how to adjust the volume in Pinnacle Studio 17 Ultimate. Our tutorial shows you how to increase or decrease the audio of entire track or specific parts of an audio track separately using some of our tried and true tips and tricks.

Exporting & Publishing Videos

The exporting and publishing videos tutorial for Pinnacle Studio 17 Ultimate will show you how to get your videos from your camcorder or DSLR to your audience. Whether you are creating discs, files, or publishing online this video will help.

Basic Editing

The Pinnacle Studio 17 basic editing tutorial is a full overview and review of the software that will get beginners up and running in no time. We break down the features you need to know to create great videos and show you how to use them.

Creating a Looping DVD

Create a looping / repeating DVD or make your menu as long as you want it to be with Pinnacle Studio 16, 17 & Avid Studio. This tip from PinnacleStudioPro will explain the technique to give you total control of your DVD's.

Creating a Letterbox

The letterbox effect tutorial will show you how to place black bars / lines above and below your video to create a box office like effect for your videos. You can use this effect to enhance the film look (after recording in 24P and color correcting).

Transferring Other Plugins

This tutorial will show you how to transfer plugins or add-ons like Boris Graffiti, NewBlueFX, and ProDad from previous versions of Studio into Avid Studio or new versions of Pinnacle Studio.

Adding Effects to Videos

This tutorial on how to add effects to Pinnacle Studio 16 ultimate / Avid Studio will allow you to make just about any effect you want to make. Using media from sites like TubeTape and DigitalJuice along with the effects in Pinnacle anything can be done.

Creating Transparent Text

This tutorial on how to make transparent text with Avid Studio / Pinnacle Studio 16 will help you create a fancy text effect for your home movies and videos. It is a cool effect which will captivate your audience and set the mood for your video.

Using HoltzFX Sports Pack

This tutorial on How To Use HoltzFX Sports Pack Volume One will help you create professional broadcast quality sports graphics with Avid Studio / Pinnacle Studio. It includes graphics for several sports including baseball, football, basketball, and a host of other sports.

Converting Action Essentials Files

This tutorial on how to convert action essential 2 files to a useable quicktime or .mov file format that will work with Avid Studio / Pinnacle Studio will help you use the most popular effects with your software.

Creating Video Intros

This tutorial on how to make a video intro with Avid Studio / Pinnacle Studio and Boris Graffiti will help you create professional intros for your videos. It will show you how to make a sphere or a globe from any image and put spinning text around it.

Creating Video Montages

This tutorial on how to make a video montage with Avid Studio / Pinnacle Studio will help you create a professional montage effect for the beginning or end of your home movies and videos. It is a beautiful effect which will captivate your audience.

Using the Title Editor

This tutorial on how to use the title editor, make motion titles, and video overlays in Avid Studio / Pinnacle Studio will help you create amazing titles for your home movies and videos. The demonstration and tutorial will show you how to make great titles.


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