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Customer Comments
  • Mary
    12/08/2019

    On average, a good video editing program but with a couple of weak spots.

    Jack
    11/08/2019

    There must be better programs available for editing video.

    Jason
    10/08/2019

    On average, a good video editing software with all the important features an no major drawbacks.

  • Robin
    09/08/2019

    With this software, just about anyone can create their own videos. It has everything users may need in terms of features.

    Jasmin
    08/08/2019

    I think it could have used an extra feature or two here and there. But otherwise I'd recommend this video editing software.

    Kenny
    07/08/2019

    Of course there are better programs out there, but I'm happy with this software and I'm getting the hang of all the features.

  • Drake
    06/08/2019

    On average, a good video editing program with few drawbacks.

    Marc
    05/08/2019

    On the whole, I'm satisfied with the number of compatible formats.

    Lee
    04/08/2019

    Both importing and exporting work pretty well on average.

  • Julia
    03/08/2019

    A decent range of features with some room for improvement.

    Ian
    02/08/2019

    The video editing features work really well. A couple more features would be nice.

    Lesly
    01/08/2019

    I'm sure the number of effects is considerably higher for other programs, but it's still enough for my needs.

  • Laura
    31/07/2019

    Bottom line: the video editing program is super user-friendly.

    John
    30/07/2019

    Good performance! The software is really fast.

    Carl
    29/07/2019

    Average load on both the operating system and the computer.

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Customer Comments
  • Mary
    12/08/2019

    On average, a good video editing program but with a couple of weak spots.

    Jack
    11/08/2019

    There must be better programs available for editing video.

    Jason
    10/08/2019

    On average, a good video editing software with all the important features an no major drawbacks.

    Robin
    09/08/2019

    With this software, just about anyone can create their own videos. It has everything users may need in terms of features.

    Jasmin
    08/08/2019

    I think it could have used an extra feature or two here and there. But otherwise I'd recommend this video editing software.

  • Kenny
    07/08/2019

    Of course there are better programs out there, but I'm happy with this software and I'm getting the hang of all the features.

    Drake
    06/08/2019

    On average, a good video editing program with few drawbacks.

    Marc
    05/08/2019

    On the whole, I'm satisfied with the number of compatible formats.

    Lee
    04/08/2019

    Both importing and exporting work pretty well on average.

    Julia
    03/08/2019

    A decent range of features with some room for improvement.

  • Ian
    02/08/2019

    The video editing features work really well. A couple more features would be nice.

    Lesly
    01/08/2019

    I'm sure the number of effects is considerably higher for other programs, but it's still enough for my needs.

    Laura
    31/07/2019

    Bottom line: the video editing program is super user-friendly.

    John
    30/07/2019

    Good performance! The software is really fast.

    Carl
    29/07/2019

    Average load on both the operating system and the computer.

Overview

Corel Corporation is headquartered in Ontario, Canada, and produces imaging, word processing and graphics software. Founded in 1985, Corel employs more than 500 people and has acquired many IT companies over the years. In July 2012, Corel Corporation acquired video editing product line Avid, including the well-known Pinnacle Studio video editing program. This software is trusted by more than 13 million users.

Pinnacle Studio 22 is a creative and flexible video editing program equipped with a multitude of new features. It is available in 3 versions, has a clear user interface and can be used as a trial version free of charge. The video editing software has more than 1,500 effects, templates and titles, allows you to edit HD videos on 6 tracks, offers direct uploading onto YouTube, Facebook and Vimeo, and is so simple to use.

Users can contact the support team by email (ticketing system) and by phone on a national or international number. With a money-back guarantee, buyers can return Pinnacle Studio 22 within a 30-day period at no financial risk.

Performance Data - Pinnacle Studio 22

FeatureValue
Import function 8/10
Video Editing 7/10
Effect selection 8/10
Export function 8/10
PlugIns 7/10
User friendliness 7/10
Advantages
  • Over 1,500 templates, titles and effects
  • MultiCam Capture & HD video editing
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
Disadvantages
  • No German-language user interface
  • No hardware acceleration with AMD graphic cards

Price & Conditions

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$59.95
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$149.95
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$129.95
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No Discount
$99.95

Overview

Corel Corporation is headquartered in Ontario, Canada, and produces imaging, word processing and graphics software. Founded in 1985, Corel employs more than 500 people and has acquired many IT companies over the years. In July 2012, Corel Corporation acquired video editing product line Avid, including the well-known Pinnacle Studio video editing program. This software is trusted by more than 13 million users.

Pinnacle Studio 22 is a creative and flexible video editing program equipped with a multitude of new features. It is available in 3 versions, has a clear user interface and can be used as a trial version free of charge. The video editing software has more than 1,500 effects, templates and titles, allows you to edit HD videos on 6 tracks, offers direct uploading onto YouTube, Facebook and Vimeo, and is so simple to use.

Users can contact the support team by email (ticketing system) and by phone on a national or international number. With a money-back guarantee, buyers can return Pinnacle Studio 22 within a 30-day period at no financial risk.

Import function & interfaces

According to the producer, Pinnacle Studio 22 is the most powerful editing program of the popular series to date. In fact, the functionality has significantly been expanded and the software is supported by even more file formats in Version 22. Via an import function, films from various sources and numerous formats, including HEVC (H.265), can be imported into the program. Thanks to the new MultiCam Capture feature, users can record the desktop and the webcam at the same time and create appealing video explanations.

Although Pinnacle Studio 22 have a english-language user interface, it can be easily and intuitively used. The menus and labels are in English but are self-explanatory. The imported media is simple to manage thanks to the clear interface and can be sorted according to different criteria. Users can, for example, organize the files into different project folders or assign a preferred effect to the files by right-clicking on them. Especially practical: In order to save time, completed video projects can be saved as templates for future projects.

Video Editing

The imported movies can be individually edited and creatively changed with the click of a mouse. Pinnacle Studio 22 provides users with numerous different video editing features for this purpose. The maximum resolution depends on the version that was purchased. The Pinnacle Studio 22 Standard and Plus versions maximally support HD resolutions, while the Ultimate version also supports videos in 4K. Depending on the version, editing can take up to 6, 24 or an unlimited amount of video and audio tracks.

Users benefit from intelligent storyboard and timeline editing and can easily move elements with the Drag & Drop function. In only takes a few mouse clicks for users to be able to create impressive animations or split-screen videos with stop-motion. Using the simplified color grading, the colors can be corrected and matched to suit each other. On request, the main theme can skillfully be made the focal point by highlighting a particular color or reducing the remaining black and white image content. Despite the large range of features, the software remains clear at all times and can be operated without having a long training period.

Effects

Users can choose from over 1,500 impressive effects and a variety of templates. Using these effects, they can create innovative and customized clips with Pinnacle Studio 22. The integrated multi-camera processing allows you to combine movies from different devices and create fantastic videos. By means of the Green Screen/Chroma Key, objects can be placed in front of a virtual background and tailored individually. Thanks to the time-reorganization function, the playback speed of the videos can be altered and complemented with slow-motion and time-lapse effects.

Users can set their cameras, preview overlay images, set distances or capture single frames. All common video problems are corrected speedily and with little effort in Pinnacle Studio. Users can insert any titles and overlays into their videos or photos. With only a few mouse clicks, you can separate the soundtrack from the videos, mute the sound completely or have the audio fade in or out. The ScoreFitter music library allows for royalty-free music to directly be inserted into the timeline. If buyers choose to opt for the Plus or Ultimate version, they receive access to a larger range of features with more than 1,800 or 2,000 effects.

Export-Functions

Thanks to the hardware acceleration, the movies that you have created can swiftly be exported. Unfortunately, this only works with Intel and NVIDIA graphics cards. Pinnacle Studio 22 supports all common image and movie formats and is compatible with almost all devices and platforms. The first movies you make can be exported at the touch of a button in any format to be played later on TVs, smartphones and tablet PCs. The video editing software is also compatible with VFR videos of smartphones and cameras as well as GoPro LVR. The Ultimate version of Pinnacle Studio 22 even supports the importing and exporting of HEVC videos (H.265) and has even more beneficial features.

Features

Pinnacle Studio 22 runs exclusively on 64-bit operating systems. Pinnacle Studio 22 only runs on Windows and is not suitable for Mac and Linux users. At least 4 GB RAM and a 3 GHz CPU are recommended. Additionally, an Internet connection is of essence as the software must be activated online. The created videos can be uploaded directly to the online platforms YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook. If users wish to create 360-degree videos, they need to purchase the Ultimate version.

 

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Thanks to its ease of use and clear design, Pinnacle Studio 22 is also suitable for beginners. Based on the large range of features and the various versions, advanced individuals as well as professionals will get their money’s worth. Video tutorials, instructions and a handbook can be found on the website. The support team can be reached by email or hotline on weekdays from 09:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (German hotline) and on Saturdays and Sundays between 09:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. (international number).

PlugIns

Further studio effects and plugins are offered directly on the creator’s website. Users can choose between 3 ScoreFitter packages and can use original royalty-free music in their studio projects. With these fee-free songs, your videos can be jazzed up even more. Especially practical: ScoreFitter automatically cuts the songs to suit the length of the video. The packages cost € 30 each and can be downloaded directly from the creator’s website. As applies to the software, buyers also benefit from a 30-day money-back guarantee when purchasing packages. This allows users to get acquainted with the program and first convince themselves of the content, thus not having to buy the packages blindly.

Summary

Pinnacle Studio 22, created by Corel, continues the method that has been tried-and-tested over many years and has been supplemented with numerous useful features. Beginners as well as professionals can create impressive clips, produce their own DVDs or Blu-rays and upload their videos directly to YouTube and other platforms with this editing program that only costs around € 60. Users can enjoy over 1,500 effects, an enormous selection of templates and numerous varied editing options. With Pinnacle Studio 22, Corel has succeeded in creating a modern, versatile and intuitive video editing program, which unfortunately only runs on Windows. In addition to the free trial version, which gives prospective buyers comprehensive insight into the product, buyers can also take advantage of the 30-day money-back guarantee.

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