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Pinnacle Studio 15 HD Review

Pinnacle Studio 15

 Pinnacle Studio 15

Released in February 2011, the Pinnacle Studio HD v15 is an advanced video-editing program that enables any user, from the novice amateur video maker to the seasoned professional, to create and edit content with ease. In addition, it comes with menus to burn AVCHD, DVD and Blu-ray discs without using any extra software.

Pinnacle Studio 15 Features and Effects

Manufactured by Pinnacle Systems, a division of Avid Technology, this easy-to-use software includes over 1800 effects. Featured is a dedicated “effects corner” toolbar with a montage (transition) template, which can be used to create layered animations, titles and transitions as well as both 2D and 3D effects. The software also showcases its “SmartMovie” feature, which allows users to automatically edit videos to fit music for the length of their content, and to create photo slideshows. The Pinnacle has a “Looks” option, which provides post-production filters that can give content a day-to-night effect as well as fabricate a tilt-shift. The ability to preview content in real-time using the full-screen mode or player window is an especially attractive bonus of the Pinnacle Studio 15.

Import and Export Formats

Pinnacle Studio HDI makes sharing content with family, friends or fans from around the world simple, with one-click uploading to YouTube and direct burning to Blu-ray and DVD. Some of the import and export formats that be used include DV, HDV, AVI, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, DivX, QuickTime, MP3, MPA, WAV, AC3, UDVD, iPod, Sony PSP/PS3, Apple, Microsoft Xbox  and Nintendo Wii.

Optional Accessories

Some of the new enhancements that come with the Pinnacle Studio 15 are the CD burner, DVD burner, Blu-ray burner and a sound card with surround sound output. The most impressive additional feature of the Pinnacle Studio 15 is the Red Giant plug-in ,which gives the same production value and enhancements used in Hollywood movies. Included in the Hollywood FX Volumes are the Knoll Light Factory, with light and lens flares, the ToonIt option, used to turn video into animation, and professional effects such as sci-fi, comics and cartoons, pirates and historical architecture.

Regardless of editing needs, the Pinnacle Studio 15 makes editing any content simple and quick with its abundant content options, devices and new features.