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Pinnacle Studio 25 Ultimate

Pinnacle Studio 25 Ultimate

Pinnacle Studio 25 Ultimate

Platform: PC
Status: Available


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The Ultimate video editing software

Edit like a pro with the power, precision, and control of Pinnacle Studio™ 25 Ultimate. This powerful video editing suite is loaded with pro-caliber tools and powerful keyframe controls to transform your footage. Edit freely across unlimited tracks with unparalleled accuracy and create custom tool shortcuts to streamline your most-utilized workflows. Explore enhanced Video Masking, Color Grading controls, screen recording, and tap into hundreds of creative effects and powerful tools. With Pinnacle Studio Ultimate, there are no limits.

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Advanced video editing and screen recording software

  • Loaded with pro-caliber tools including enhanced Colour Grading controls and new Video Masks
  • Unlimited creative possibilities with 2,000+ filters and effects
  • Enhanced keyframing controls for precise editing
  • New workflow efficiencies to streamline your editing process

Why Pinnacle Studio?

Advanced time editing with powerful tools
Edit across unlimited tracks with pro-caliber editing tools, including new Smart Object Tracking, enhanced Video Masking, Color Grading, Motion Tracking, Screen Recording and more.

Keyframing controls for unparalleled precision
Advanced keyframing controls deliver the power to fine-tune every parameter of your clips, transitions and effects.

Explore creative effects and Color Grading tools
Enhance your videos with hundreds of creative effects, Color Grading, Color Correction tools and new Blend Modes that are sure to unlock your creative potential.

Edit efficiently with a customisable workspace
Streamline your workflow with a flexible workspace, customisable shortcuts and new timeline efficiences that can save you hours of edition.

Pro-caliber power that doesn't break the bank
Dive into powerful tools you'd expect to only find in professional editing software at a fraction of the price.

Your Complete Advanced Video Editor

  • Editing across unlimited tracks
  • Advanced Color Grading
  • Multi-camera editing for 6 cameras
  • 100+ MyDVD menu templates
  • Keyframe controls
  • Motion Tracking with Mosaic Blur
  • Audio Ducking
  • Batch Processing
  • Video Masking
  • 4K Video Editing
  • 360 degree Video Editing
  • Seamless Transitions
  • Alpha Channel Export
  • Includes Advanced Video Editing software; Screen Recording and Webcam Video capture tools; DVD menu creator with templates; Hundreds of creative filters, effects, titles, transitions and templates

The power, precision and creative control of Pinnacle

Creative with inspiration. Edit with Pinnacle
Enjoy pro-level video editing that can transform your preliminary creative concepts into preeminent productions worthy of the big screen—all with the help of advanced tools, cinema-grade effects, and the unparalleled accuracy that Pinnacle Studio™ 25 Ultimate delivers.

Take your productions closer to pro
Enjoy advanced HD, 4K and 360 video editing across unlimited tracks. Elevate your productions to the next level with powerful pro-caliber tools, including Video Masking, 360° Video Editing, Motion Tracking, MultiCam Editing, Split Screen Video, and so much more!

Mesmerise your audience with incredible creative transformations
Add cinematic flair to your videos with complete Color Grading functionality, premium effects, Seamless Transitions, custom titles, and more–you’ll have everything you need to showcase the unique character of your productions.

Edit with unparalleled precision, control, and frame-accurate customisation
Go beyond traditional keyframing and fine-tune every parameter of your edit—positioning, size, speed, overlays, transitions, effects, and more.

Adjust your workspace to your personal editing preferences: set custom tool shortcuts, group and edit clips simultaneously, and explore a streamlined workflow for your most intuitive editing experience.


NEW Smart object tracking
Edit more efficiently and save a lot of time with new Smart Object Tracking, intelligent, shape-aware motion tracking for masks applied on common objects. Now you can easily apply masks to objects in your video–from pets and cars, to drones, and more. There is no need to re-create masks for each frame because smart technology automates the process by recognizing the original masked object and tracks it throughout the selected episode.

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NEW Blend modes
Improvise on the fly with Blend Modes and choose how one clip blends with another—from creating a superimposed effect, to blending masked areas, or creating light bleeds or other color and exposure effects. Each Blend Mode uses a different formula to combine the color and brightness values in a selected clip with the values in an underlying clip. ​Blend Modes boost your creativity and help to bring an artistic touch to your films.​

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NEW Audio features
  • Noise reduction using a custom noise profile
  • Pitch Scaling
  • Multi-channel Sound Mixing

NEW 8K Import
Import 8K videos and enjoy unrivaled quality content with significantly higher resolution, greater color, and incredible sound.

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NEW Keyframe groups
Copy and paste groups of keyframes across attributes to duplicate changes efficiently.

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 Video Masking
Convert Clip masks into Track masks and vice versa and nest projects as assets in panel masks.
Convert vector images to raster files, and explore grouped painting tools that can be used successively in any order until the shape is complete—without creating a new shape each time.

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ENHANCED Title Editor
Take letter-accurate control of your titles with the enhanced Title Editor, now including keyframe control for Font Size and Color.

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 Stability and Performance
UI improvements along with enhanced performance and stability enable you to fully focus on the creative side of the editing process and not get bogged down by the technical details.

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Intuitive and precise timeline editing

Pinnacle Studio Ultimate delivers powerful timeline editing with complete keyframe flexibility and a customisable workspace. Get the precise control you need to edit like a pro, with more effects, tools, and features than ever before.

Intuitive and Flexible

Timeline editing
Edit HD or 4K video projects across unlimited tracks. Take advantage of Pinnacle Studio’s intuitive editing tools and correct colour, add effects, and adjust parameters directly on the timeline. Maximise the efficiency of your workflow by easily duplicating your customisations across clips, or use the new clip nesting feature to keep your workspace clutter-free.

Customise your workspace
Set quick access points to the tools you use most to streamline your workflow. Work seamlessly across dual monitors, create custom profiles, and adjust screen resolutions.

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Precision and Control

Precise editing
Effortlessly drag and drop media to the timeline, or insert clips intuitively with the slip tool for the ultimate level of flexibility and precision. Easily scrub through footage to find exact moments to highlight or replace.

Keyframe control
Use keyframes to customise every detail of your transitions and effects with unparalleled precision and control. Adjust the speed of a clip or motion of an object to match your vision. Keyframing empowers you to fully personalise your projects.

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Powerful, pro-caliber tools

Pinnacle Studio Ultimate is fully loaded with all the powerful tools you need to edit your next production, including comprehensive Colour Grading, new Video Masks, MultiCam editing, Green Screen effects, and so much more.

Set the tone with Colour Grading

Control the ambiance of your video and set the mood with full Colour Grading capabilities, customisable down to the keyframe. Achieve professional-level thematic effects, and easily duplicate your alterations across clips. Colour Grading empowers you to completely transform the feel of your footage, draw focus to scenes or subjects, make corrections to the hue and brightness of your clips, and so much more.

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Get creative with advanced masking and overlays

Video Masks
Video Masks are a revolutionary tool for everything from basic fixes like face blurring and subject enhancement, to pro-level edits like removing unwanted objects, creating clones of subjects, blurring faces, and customising creative transitions or effects.

Video overlays
Layer clips, graphics and titles to craft creative layouts for footage. Create unique picture-in-picture effects by placing new content onto a stationary object like a mirror or a computer screen. Even export masks and videos with a transparent background using new Alpha Channel.

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Motion Tracking
Identify and track objects and subjects with precision. Mark your object, press play to track its motion, and then easily add the overlay of your choice.

Mosaic Blur
Blur out faces, licence plates, logos, and more with Mosaic Blur. Utilise motion tracking to apply the mask intuitively to your subject as it moves within the frame, then customise the degree of distortion to your liking.

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Play with speed using Time Remapping

Add intensity to the story and movement of your video by controlling the speed of your clips with keyframing controls.

Freeze frame
Highlight an iconic moment in your project with a quick pause or leave a lasting impression on viewers with a paused snapshot!

Slow motion
Build anticipation and intensity in your videos with a slow motion effect to add visual interest.

Fast motion
Speed up your scenes to improve your storytelling. Create the illusion of a super-human, or turn basic footage into a timelapse.

Create a fascinating visual effect to captivate your viewers and reverse and replay to highlight an effect.

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Capture and edit multiple cameras simultaneously

Video capture and screen recorder
Record your screen and webcam simultaneously and create engaging tutorial videos. With unique screen recording software, you can easily capture video, system audio, microphone sound, and record your screen in a single click.

Multi-camera editing
Combine footage from up to six devices to create more dynamic videos with Pinnacle’s MultiCam Editing. Easily align and sync clips with audio syncing or by markers. Select the angle you want to show as the video plays to create your own multi-camera production.

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Combine clips creatively

Dynamic Split Screen Videos
Show multiple video clips creatively with custom layouts. Add motion to your split screen videos with keyframes for complete control of how your story comes together.

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Track Transparency
Add impact to your video tracks by adjusting the opacity of a video clip. Show multiple clips at the same time, create superimposed effects or custom fading transitions. Easily control the transparency of each track directly from the timeline.

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Seamless Transitions
Flip, zoom, spin, or whip between scenes with Seamless Transitions that add excitement and energy to your cuts. Simply align similar colours or objects to create a smooth and artful transition between imagery.

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Your complete 360° video editor

Edit 360 videos
Go full circle with the full suite of 360 degree video editing tools to trim, correct colour, add titles or graphics, and edit your 360 video, now with new Freeze Frame.

360 Video 'Tiny Planet' effect
Give your audience a fun perspective and transform your 360 footage to Spherical Panorama to create a 'Tiny Planet effect'.

Convert 360 to standard video
You control the view the audience sees and convert 360 video to standard video for playback on TVs and standard video players.

Export 360 video
Export your video to view on a 360 video player or your VR headset. Even upload your 360 video directly to YouTube or Vimeo 360.

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Enhance your footage creatively

Pinnacle Studio Ultimate is your complete editing toolbox, fully loaded with the tools, advanced effects, and filters you need for basic editing and pro-caliber enhancements. Take advantage of limitless creative opportunity.

All the basics, and more
Crop, rotate, and edit footage, apply quick effects, and even eliminate red eye from your media directly in the preview pane! Easily trim or duplicate clips, and add motion with Pan & Zoom functions.

Video templates
Choose from hundreds of Montage video templates with themes perfect for every occasion. Simply drag and drop to the template, or quickly create automatic slideshows with SmartMovie.

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Video filters
Add excitement and polish to every production with hundreds of customisable video effects, animated titles, and transitions. Drag and drop filters to turn grey skies blue, add cartoon or watercolour-like stylised effects, and much more.

Studio Ultimate: 2000+ effects

Stop Motion animation
Gather your props, plug in your camera, and capture your story, frame by frame. Control camera settings, see overlay frames, set distances, and capture frames automatically or manually from within Pinnacle Studio.

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Lens Correction
Correct wide-angle camera and fisheye lens distortion to adjust straight lines that appear to be curved or angled. Make your project clips cohesive - even straighten the horizon.

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Green Screen / Chroma Key
Superimpose your subjects onto virtual backgrounds with the power of green screen. Adjust how the overlay blends with the background, set a transparent colour, and easily swap out backgrounds using the Chroma Key effect.

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Selective Colour
Bring your focus to the spotlight and highlight a single colour in your picture, pushing everything else to the background in black and white. A truly unique effect to add to your next video.

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Industry-leading NewBlueFX Premium Effects

Add incredible creative effects and correct almost any video problem with these popular packs from NewBlueFX. Get hundreds of dollars’ worth of professional-quality special effects applications for only a few dollars more with Pinnacle Studio Ultimate.

NewBlue Audio Essentials
Add sound effects, such as chorus, delay, echo, and distortion, and streamline audio processing workflows with ease.

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Motion Blends
Incorporate video transitions that twist, turn, zoom, smear, and spin with NewBlue Motion Blends!

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Stabilise Video
Stabilise shaky video footage captured with handheld cameras using this powerful analytical tool with NewBlue Stabilizer.

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Master your audio

Audio Editing
Fade audio in and out across unlimited tracks, or mute clips completely with just a few clicks.

Royalty Free Music
Add royalty-free music that automatically adjusts to the length of your project with the ScoreFitter music library.

Audio Ducking
Audio Ducking can balance background sound with foreground dialog and narration for crisp, clear, pro-quality audio.

Share your video with family, friends and more!

Export to popular formats and devices
Export your project to popular video formats for playback on any device!

Upload directly to social media
Upload directly to YouTube, Vimeo, and Flickr directly from Pinnacle Studio.

Burn to disc
Author DVDs with customisable themed menus, chapters, and music. Studio Ultimate: 100+

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Get more with Pinnacle Studio

Get FREE training
Get the most out of Pinnacle Studio with video tutorials, tips, and tricks for beginner editors and advanced users from the Discovery Center - accessible from the home tab inside Pinnacle Studio. For more training and content, enjoy a free 10-day trial to StudioBacklot training.


Main Applications:
  • Video editing software
  • Video capture and screen recorder
  • Slideshow maker
  • Audio editor
  • DVD authoring
  • Video converter

Creative Content:
  • Hundreds of filters and effects
  • Library of animated overlays, graphics, creative fonts, and titles
  • Themed templates and video montages
  • Royalty-free music and sound effects

Documentation & Tutorials:
  • User Guide PDF
  • Search Help Files
  • Built-in tutorials & learning videos


  • Operating system: Windows 10 recommended, Windows 8.x, Windows 7, 64 bit only
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 or AMD A4 3.0 GHz or higher
    • Intel Core i5 or i7 1.06 GHz or higher required for AVCHD & Intel Quick Sync Video support
    • Intel Core i7 4th generation or later or AMD Athlon A10 or higher for UHD, Multi-Camera or 360 video
  • RAM: 4 GB or higher, 8+GB highly recommended for UHD, Multi-Camera, or 360 video
  • Graphics card: Minimum resolution 1024 x 768, minimum 256MB VGA VRAM, 512MB or higher recommended for hardware decoding acceleration
    • DirectX graphics device recommended:
      • NVIDIA GeForce 700 series / Quadro 600 (Fermi-based) or newer (CUDA-enabled required for CUDA support)
      • ATI Radeon HD 5XXX series or higher
      • Intel HD Graphics from Ivy Bridge or higher
      • 3D Titler requires DirectX 11
  • Sound card: Windows-compatible sound card
  • Hard drive space: 8 GB HDD space for full installation
Internet connection required for installation, registration and updates. Registration required for product use.

Import Formats
  • Video: AVCHD2, DV, HDV, AVI, MPEG-1/-2/-4, Flash, 3GP (MPEG-4, H.263), WMV, Non-encrypted DVD titles (incl. DVD-VR/+VR), MOV (DV, MPEG-4, H.264), HEVC1 (H.265), XAVC, MXF, DVCPRO HD, XAVC S, GoPro LRV, Cineform
  • Audio: MP3, MPA, M4A, WAV, AMR, AC32, AAC, Vorbis, WMA
  • Graphic: JPS, BMP, GIF, JPG, PCX, PSD, TGA, TIF, WMF, PNG, J2K
Export Formats
  • Disc: DVD, AVCHD, Blu-ray ($)
  • Video: DV, HDV, AVI, WMV, MPEG-1/-2/-4, Flash, 3GP, HEVC (H.265, H.264), XAVC S, MOV, M2TS, FLV, 3GP, GIF, Cineform
  • Image: BMP, JPEG, TIF, TGA
  • Audio: AC32, MP2, MP3, MP4, WAV
  • DVD burner required for creating DVD and AVCHD discs
  • Blu-Ray burning requires purchase of a separate plug-in from within the product

Supported Languages
Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Swedish