Easy Video Editor - Pinnacle Studio 21

Pinnacle Studio 21

Video editing software

  • 1,500+ effects, titles and templates
  • 6-track, HD editing
  • New User interface
  • New Split Screen video
  • New 3D title editor

Flexible and creative video editing software

Create movies that make an impression with our sophisticated and easier to use video editor--Pinnacle Studio 21. Start your project with a themed template or edit on the multi-track timeline. Enjoy features like multi-camera video editing, split screen video and more than 1,500 video filters, effects and titles. Even add a custom-fit soundtrack to your video to set the mood. When you’re ready, share your movie online, export it to popular devices, or create polished DVDs that include chapters and menus.

Why Pinnacle Studio?

Why Pinnacle Studio?
  1. Flexible video editing.

    Enjoy timeline or storyboard editing.

  2. Correct and enhance.

    Tap into 1,500+ video effects, titles and templates.

  3. Drag and drop video editing.

    Create movies automatically or start with video templates.

  4. Express yourself.

    Create animations with Stop Motion or create Split Screen videos.

  5. Share your movies.

    Burn to disc, output to device, upload online and more!

See what’s new in Pinnacle Studio 21

New User interface

Pinnacle Studio 21 introduces a new, intuitive user interface that streamlines your video editing workflow and enables quick access to the tools you need, with the power and precision you crave.

New Split Screen video

Show multiple video streams simultaneously with new Split Screen video. Easily drag and drop to create impressive promotional videos or share the highlights from your latest trip!

New Save as template

Fast-track future projects and save your finished projects as templates. When your project is done, go to ‘File > Save Movie as Template’ and easily replace media with placeholders.

3D title editor

New 3D title editor

Add 3D text to your videos with expanded titling options. Enjoy pro-like 3D titles that feel more blockbuster than ever before. Engage your audience and enhance your videos with customizable, eye-catching titling options.

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Our most powerful Studio ever. Edit on unlimited tracks with 2000+ effects and premium effects from NewBlue. Includes all the power of Pinnacle Studio and Studio Plus & more.

Professional caliber video editing - Exclusive to Ultimate

New Morph transitions

Create seamless transitions between clips. Transform a single image, shape or sequence and make cuts or transitions between scenes and merge video so that there is no discernable beginning or end.

Morph transitions

New Paint effects

Paint the town and transform your next video into a storybook-like motion animation. Drag and drop filters to add cartoon or watercolor-like stylized effects to create the next big animation.

360 video formats

New 360 video formats

Edit your 360 video your way, in the formats your camera outputs. Pinnacle Studio Ultimate now supports all popular 360 spherical video formats, including equirectangular, fisheye and dual fisheye. Simply import your 360 footage and start editing!

360 degree video editing

360 degree video editing

Let your video take a surprising turn with new controls for 360 video editing. Edit, trim video and add titles to your 360 video for playback on 360 video players or your VR headset-- even convert 360 video to standard video to ensure your audience doesn’t miss the important moments. Learn more about 360 video editing.

Motion Tracking with mosaic blur

Motion Tracking with mosaic blur

Track an object and add a mosaic blur to sensor or obscure a face, licence plate, logo or more. Support for multi-point motion tracking lets you track multiple points of an object for greater precision as it approaches or moves away from your lens. Even add labels or graphics to tracked items.

Ultimate Exclusive

Ultimate premium effects collections

Effect & Corrections – Only in Ultimate. Add incredible creative effects and correct almost any video problem with these popular apps from proven industry leaders. Get hundreds of dollars’ worth of professional-quality special effects applications for only a few dollars more than the price of Pinnacle Studio 21 Ultimate.

New NewBlue Video Essentials 5

Add emphasis to your video story with selective focus, selective color and selective tint. Produce professional quality results with minimum effort using this powerful collection of over 100 presets in 10 video software plugins with Video Essentials 5.

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NewBlue Film Effects

Transform your digital footage into vintage film stock. Discover the classic looks you need with over 80 presets in 5 plugins that recreate the look of hand-cranked cameras, dirty projectors, and the unique color and lighting characteristics of aged film stock.

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NewBlue Stabilizer

NewBlue Stabilizer makes it easy to produce smooth and steady footage. A powerful analyzer searches through all frames, calculates frame-to-frame motion, and realigns the affected pictures so they look clear and jitter-free, just like the rest of your footage.

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NewBlue Video Essentials 2

Over 100 presets in 10 plugins help to create vignettes, enhance and adjust color, and add artificial depth of field. Enhance your raw footage with Noise Reducer and Chroma Key and add color and visual interest with Color EQ, Picture-in Picture, Lens Correction and more.

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NewBlue Video Essentials 3

NewBlue Video Essentials III includes over 175 image-enhancing, time-saving presets in 10 integrated plugins. Easily split screens, spotlight areas of interest, smooth edges, improve contrast and much more.

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NewBlue Video Essentials 4

NewBlue Video Essentials 4 software plugins offer many new features like turning day footage to night, creating a reflection, retouching skin in video, creating a photo essay, and more!

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NewBlue Video Essentials 6

NewBlueFX Video Essentials 6 includes over 100 presets in 10 specialized plugins. This best-selling toolkit features Saturation Modifier, Picture-in-Shape, Cutaway, and Color Replace, to enhance your footage and highlight the details of your story to achieve your creative vision.

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NewBlue Motion Blends

Add movement to your scene transitions with 112 style presets in 10 specialized plugins. Transport your audience from scene to scene with these energetic plugins that Liquify, Shear, Smear, and Melt one scene into the next.

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NewBlue Light Blends

Light Blends electrifies your story with over 138 presets in 10 plugins including Glow Pro, Light Bender, Neon Lights, and Psycho Strobe. These light-based scene transitions give you the tools to add vivid impact to your video with light flairs, orbs, rays, strobes, glowing blasts, and more.

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NewBlue Video Essentials 7

This collection includes 10 sophisticated plugins including Auto Pan, Gamma Corrector, Quick Pixelator, Gradient Fill Pro and more. Create gradients over alpha assets, separate your image into high and low regions and pan and zoom on stills and video footage to enhance your videos.

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PINNACLE STUDIO PLUS: Edit on 24-tracks with 1800+ video effects. Includes all the power of Pinnacle Studio, PLUS:

Advanced video editing with easy-to-use tools

New Wide-angle lens correction

Quickly remove distortion and create pro-like videos. Quickly straight lines that appear to be curved or angled and even straighten the horizon. Make footage feel fluid with the rest of your film and correct lens distortions from wide angle cameras.

Screen recording software

Screen recording software

Record directly from your screen, capturing both system audio and microphone sound with Live Screen Capture. Bring your captured files to the main timeline to use them in movies and presentations or create custom training videos.

Track Transparency

Track Transparency

Add impact to your video tracks and adjust the opacity of a video clip, so you can see multiple clips at the same time, create superimposed effects or custom fade-in / fade-out transitions. Easily control the transparency of each track directly from the timeline.

Audio Ducking

Audio Ducking

Balance dialog and narration with background sound for pro-quality audio. Use Audio Ducking to detect audio or voiceover and automatically dial down the volume of the background sound. Adjust the Ducking Level and Sensitivity for even more control.

Motion Tracking

Put the focus on certain people or objects in your video using Motion Tracking. Add moving text or graphics to track players in a sporting event, or draw attention to particular guest in a room full of people. Mark your object, press play to track its motion and then easily add the overlay of your choice.

Advanced 3D features

Advanced 3D features

Edit in 3D in the timeline and create movies in stereoscopic 3D. Our partnership with NVIDIA enables the NVIDIA 3D Vision display to present in both full-screen and window modes. View 3D on dual monitors and export "side-by-side" formats recognized by most 3D HDTVs.


PINNACLE STUDIO: Edit on 6-tracks with 1500+ video effects.

Unleash your creative possibilities

New Split Screen video

Show multiple videos streams simultaneously with new Split Screen video. Easily drag and drop to create impressive promotional videos or share the highlights from your latest trip! Choose an existing template or create your own with the Split Screen template creator.

Multi-Camera editing

Combine footage from multiple devices to create more dynamic videos. Easily align and sync clips with audio syncing or by markers. When you’re ready, select the angle you want to show as the video plays, to create your own multi-camera production.

Studio: 2 cameras, Studio Plus: 4 cameras, Studio Ultimate: 6 cameras

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.

Royalty-free music library

Royalty-free music library

No movie is complete without the perfect soundtrack. Add music to your videos with the royalty-free ScoreFitter music library--it automatically adjusts to perfectly fit the length of your movie!

Add dynamic effects

Add dynamic effects

Add motion to your still images or videos with simple controls for Pan and Zoom. Or, layer clips and add interest with easy tools to create a picture-in-picture effect or crop video directly in the preview pane!

Flexible editing in an advanced video editing software

New Editing workspace

Enjoy Timeline or Storyboard editing. Easily trim video and edit freely on the multi-track timeline. Create sophisticated picture-in-picture and multi-layer HD effects with frame accuracy and keyframe editing—produce like a pro with the control you need.

Studio: 6-track, Studio Plus: 24-track, Studio Ultimate: unlimited tracks

New Save as template

Save your finished projects as templates and fast-track future work. When your project is complete, you can go to ‘File, Save Movie as Template’ and easily replace media with placeholders. This is the perfect tool for creating standard intro and exits for your videos!

Video and photo slideshows

Video and photo slideshows

Drag and drop your videos, photos and music and let SmartMovie, the automatic movie generator, do the rest. Preview your production and edit in the timeline to customize your movie. Or, start with hundreds of Montage video templates with themes perfect for every occasion.

Perfect your videos and add excitement

Video filters and effects

Video filters and effects

Add excitement and polish to every production with hundreds of customizable video effects, animated titles and transitions. Enhance colors, add effects, turn grey skies blue and much more.

Studio: 1500+ effects, Studio Plus: 1800+ effect, Studio Ultimate: 2000+ effects

Quick fixes for common problems

Quick fixes for common problems

Crop and rotate video or enhance color with Pinnacle Studio. Now it’s easier than ever to access all the tools you need to crop, zoom, rotate, enhance and even eliminate red eye from your photos and film!

Titles and overlays

New Titles and overlays

Add titles to your photos and videos, or overlay graphics on your clips. With a diverse selection of title animations, you are guaranteed to find the perfect look to complement your video. Add and customize titles with animations and motion and try your hand at new 3D text effects.

Share your video with family, friends and more!

Share anywhere

Share anywhere

When you video is complete, upload your video to share with your family and friends on Facebook, YouTube and/or Vimeo - directly from Pinnacle Studio! Export to popular formats to playback on your favourite device, or burn it to disc - complete with menus and chapters!

Create DVDs with menus

Create DVDs with menus

You’ve spent hours creating the perfect videos, now give it the packaging it deserves! Turn your production into a pro-quality disc with menus, chapters and music or burn to DVD and AVCHD disc in a flash with customizable themed menu templates. Blu-ray plug-in available for purchase.

Studio: 20+ Templates, Studio Plus: 50+, Studio Ultimate: 100+

Powerful video editor with customizable controls

User Interface to edit your way

New User Interface to edit your way

Customize your workspace and easily create custom shortcuts to edit your way and streamline your workflow. Extend your editing across dual monitors with new detachable windows. Create custom profiles and adjust screen resolutions. Organize your media and with a simple right-click, add your most-used effects to your favourites section.

Robust performance

Robust performance

View results sooner with native 64-bit architecture that lets you make the most of your PC’s processing power and memory. Enjoy faster multi-track rendering and better file handling. Pinnacle Studio video editing software is also optimized for Intel’s 6th Generation processor (Skylake).

Do even more with Pinnacle Studio

Get FREE training

Get FREE training

For beginner editors to advanced users, get the most out of Pinnacle Studio with video tutorials, tips and tricks from the Discovery Center. Covering everything from basic editing to new features, access learning materials directly inside the Pinnacle Studio Welcome Tab.

Additional plugins

Additional plugins*

Expand the power of your video editing software and purchase additional features and effects from within Pinnacle Studio. Preview and purchase premium effect packs from NewBlue, high-quality, royalty-free music from Triple Scoop Music and Muserk, the Blu-ray plug-in and more.

*Available for purchase

Compatible extras

Compatible extras*

Edit on your mobile device with Pinnacle Studio for iOS and quickly make movies on the go. Give your video new life with Dazzle DVD recorder and convert VHS to DVDs and more. Create multi-camera videos or tutorials with MultiCam Capture and record cameras simultaneously, making post-production a breeze.

*Available for purchase

Which version of Pinnacle Studio is best for me?

Pinnacle Studio makes it easy to create movies, manage your media and edit video like a pro on multiple tracks. Start your next project now with powerful and precise tools in a customizable workspace. Whether you're new to video editing or an experienced editor, there is a Pinnacle Studio that’s right for you.

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Video editing software HD HD, 3D HD, 3D, 4K
Number of video/audio tracks 6 24 unlimited
Storyboard and timeline editing
Frame-accurate timeline editing
Customizable workspace and keyboard shortcuts
Keyframe-based effects
Detach audio
Video effects, transitions, titles and templates 1,500+ 1,800+ 2,000 +
NewBlue effects
Multi-camera editing - Sync and align your clips and select which angle to show as the video plays 2 cameras 4 cameras 6 cameras
Split Screen video - Show multiple videos streams simultaneously with pre-designed templates or create your own template with the Split Screen template creator New New New
Motion 3D titles - Expandied titling options with pro-like titles that feel more blockbuster than ever before New New New
Wide angle lens correction tools - Remove distortion from wide-angle cameras and straighten the horizon New New
Video template creator - Save your finished projects as a video template and select which media to replace with placeholders to fast-track future projects New New New
Video templates - Start with a customized themed Montage template to build your movie
Stop Motion Animation - Create animated movies frame by frame starring your toys, food, art and more with easy to use controls
ScoreFitter music library - Add royalty-free music that automatically adjusts to fit the length of your video
SmartMovie automatic moviemaking - Drag and drop video, images and music from your library and jumpstart your production with SmartMovie - the automatic movie and slideshow maker
Motion Tracking - Easily set a target and track moving objects in your video to connect them to elements, such as text and graphics with mosaic blur
Track Transparency - Superimpose multiple tracks or create custom fade-in and fade-out effects with easy-to-use opacity settings
Audio Ducking - Automatically detect audio or narration and lower the volume of background sound
Screen Recording Software - Record your screen and capture both system audio and microphone sound with Live Screen Capture; perfect for making tutorials or demo videos
Painting effects - Create a cartoon or watercolor-like appearance and transform your videos into a virtual animation New
Morphing transitions - Take a single image, shape or sequence and make cuts or transitions between scenes so that there is no discernable beginning or end New
360 video editing - Edit your 360 video and trim footage, add titles and transitions, now with support for all popular 360 video formats. Even convert your 360 video for playback on standard devices Enhanced
NewBlue effects collections - Add filters, transitions and special effects from the best-selling NewBlueFX effects and titles. Get access to hundreds of effects, presets, filters and other tools to get that professional polish (1,000+ presets and 85+ plugins) 1,000+ effects
NewBlue Video Essentials 5 - Add emphasis to your video story with selective focus, selective color and selective tint New
NewBlue Video Essentials 2 - Create a vignette, swap specific colors in a scene, add picture-in-picture, and correct lens distortion
NewBlue Video Essentials 3 - Easily split screens, spotlight areas of interest, smooth edges or improve contrast
NewBlue Video Essentials 4 - Turn day into night, create reflections, touch up skin and more
NewBlue Video Essentials 6 - Remove subtle imperfections, replicate footage into a video wall, and magnify a video segment for emphasis
NewBlue Video Essentials 7 - Avoid tedious keyframing when applying pixelation, easily pan and zoom on still or video, and more
NewBlue Stabilizer - Stabilize shaky video footage captured with handheld cameras
NewBlue Motion Blends - Incorporate video transitions that twist, turn, zoom, smear and spin
NewBlue Light Blends - Lighten up your production with light-inspired scene transitions that include light flairs, orbs, rays, strobes and more
NewBlue Film Effects - Create an authentic, old-school film look with blemishes, jitters, spots, scratches and graininess
MyDVD disc authoring - Burn to disc* and add menus, chapters and music to your DVD with themed templates 20+ templates 50+ templates 100+ templates
Compatible with mobile app - Import and polish projects made with Pinnacle Studio for iOS (app is available for purchase separately)
Export to popular formats and devices - Export to a range of popular formats, compatible for viewing on your favorite device (mobile, tablet, game console and more)
Easy to share online - Upload directly to YouTube, Facebook, Flickr and Vimeo
Project packages for easy archive/restore - Easily archive and/or restore projects in no time
HEVC (H.265)** Import Import Import and export
Dolby Digital 2CH 5.1CH 5.1CH
Native 64-bit architecture
Intel® Quick Sync Video hardware acceleration
Support for VFR video from iPhone 6 and other cameras
Stereoscopic 3D import, export, depth control and editing
Dual-monitor 3D support, "side by side" export
XAVC S support New
XAVC and DVCPRO HD decoding
4K Ultra HD video support
Import MXF files

* Blu-ray Disc authoring available for purchase in Pinnacle Studio

**HEVC (H.265) support requires supporting PC hardware or graphics card

Get the most out of Pinnacle Studio

Get the most out of Pinnacle Studio and learn new features with video tutorials, tips and tricks. If you’re looking to create a special project, master new feature functionality or simply searching for inspiration, this is the place for you!

Getting started with Pinnacle Studio

Creating a Split Screen video

What's new in Studio 21

Download user guide

Download user guide

Access how-to information on features, learn the basics and much more.

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User-to-user forum

User-to-user forum

Connect with other VideoStudio users, ask questions, get advice, and swap tips and techniques.

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Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions*

Find answers to frequently asked questions in the Corel Knowledgebase.

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Studio Backlot training

Studio Backlot training*

From our friends at Studio Backlot, access their library of tutorials and creative content.

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* Content is in English only

System Requirements

  • Internet connection required for installation, registration and updates. Registration required for product use.
  • Windows 10 recommended, Windows 8.x, Windows 7, 64-bit OS highly recommended
  • 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 or AMD Athlon A10 or higher for UHD, Multi-Camera or 360 video
    • Intel Core i7 or AMD Athlon A10 or higher for Multi-camera
  • 4 GB of RAM or higher, 8+GB highly recommended for UHD, Multi-Camera, or 360 video
  • 4 GB of RAM or higher, 8+GB highly recommended for Multi-camera
  • DirectX graphics device recommended:
    • NVIDIA GeForce 200 series or newer (CUDA enabled required for CUDA support)
    • ATI 4xxx series or higher
    • Intel GMA X3000 series or higher
  • HEVC (H.265) support requires Windows 10 and supporting PC hardware or graphics card
  • Minimum 256MB VGA VRAM, 512MB or higher recommended
  • Display resolution: 1024 x 768 or higher
  • Windows-compatible sound card (multi-channel output required for surround preview)
  • 8 GB HDD space for full installation
  • Downloadable if DVD-ROM drive not available for installation


  • DVD burner for creating DVD and AVCHD discs

Input Options

  • Capture from DV, HDV and Digital8 camcorders or VCRs (requires a FireWire port)
  • Capture from analog camcorders, 8mm, HI 8, VHS, SVHS, VHS-C, SVHS-C, or VCRs (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) (requires Dazzle video hardware – sold separately)
  • Import from AVCHD and other file based camcorders, digital still cameras, mobile devices and webcams

Import Formats

  • Video: AVCHD, DV, HDV, AVI, MPEG-1/-2/-4, DivX, Flash, 3GP (MPEG-4, H.263), WMV, Non-encrypted DVD titles (incl. DVD-VR/+VR), MOV (DV, MPEG-4, H.264), HEVC (H.265), DivX Plus MKV, XAVC, MXF, DVCPRO HD, XAVC S
  • Video: AVCHD, DV, HDV, AVI, MPEG-1/-2/-4, DivX, Flash, 3GP (MPEG-4, H.263), WMV, Non-encrypted DVD titles (incl. DVD-VR/+VR), MOV (DV, MPEG-4, H.264), HEVC (H.265), DivX Plus MKV, XAVC S
  • Video: AVCHD, DV, HDV, AVI, MPEG-1/-2/-4, DivX, Flash, 3GP (MPEG-4, H.263), WMV, Non-encrypted DVD titles (incl. DVD-VR/+VR), MOV (DV, MPEG-4, H.264), HEVC (H.265), DivX Plus MKV
  • Audio: MP3, MPA, M4A, WAV, AMR, AC3, AAC, Vorbis, WMA
  • Graphic: JPS, BMP, GIF, JPG, PCX, PSD, TGA, TIF, WMF, PNG, J2K

Export Formats

  • Disc: AVCHD, DVD (DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R or DVD+RW, dual layer)
  • Video: DV, HDV, AVI, DivX, WMV, MPEG-1/-2/-4, Flash, 3GP, WAV, MP2, MP3, MP4, HEVC (H.265, H.264), DivX Plus MKV, JPEG, TIF, TGA, BMP, XAVC S
  • Video: DV, HDV, AVI, DivX, WMV, MPEG-1/-2/-4, Flash, 3GP, WAV, MP2, MP3, MP4, H.264, DivX Plus MKV, JPEG, TIF, TGA, BMP, XAVC S
  • Video: DV, HDV, AVI, DivX, WMV, MPEG-1/-2/-4, Flash, 3GP, WAV, MP2, MP3, MP4, H.264, DivX Plus MKV, JPEG, TIF, TGA, BMP
  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1-channel
  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1-channel
  • Audio: Dolby Digital 2-channel

Blu-ray Support

  • Requires purchase of a separate plug-in from within the product
  • Requires Blu-ray Disc reader and/or burner

Supported Languages

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

Product specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.