Pinnacle Studio 16 video editor comes with over 1,500 effects, transitions and other material. You are able to choose themes to go along with your video clip. This video editing software also comes with 3 audio tracks where you may place audio files.
The online help and support for this video editor isn’t as effective as the support for other products we reviewed. There are some options that cost money, and it takes a while to receive a response with the free email tech support provided by Pinnacle.
The Verdict: 8,28/10
Pinnacle Studio 16 video editing software has supports more transitions and effects compared with other applications we reviewed; however, it only has a few tracks where you are able to place video, audio and effects. This might not be a problem if you want to make simple projects only. If you need to add many video clips that overlap one another, this Pinnacle Studio 16 video editing software might not be up to the task.
Pinnacle Studio 16 is video editor, which secures you with the basics. If you need to edit video clips but your PC can not handle a complex application, this video editing software may be a good choice for you. It is AVCHD and HD compatible. What is even more to that, you are able to add audio and images to your movie.
Even though this application is a lightweight when it comes to features, it still has very good and useful tools. For example, it comes with over 1,500 transitions, effects and other items. There are also and 3D effects. You are also going to find themes such as Tropical Vacation, Holiday, Waves and Historical Architecture.
You are allowed to use up to 3 audio tracks on your video. This is nice if you need to add background music, voiceovers and sound effects. Some of the movie editors we reviewed have much more than this. However, Pinnacle Studio 16 video editing software also requires more computer resources. Additionally, if you just want to create simple video clips, you might not need more audio tracks.
Import and Export with Pinnacle Studio 16
With Pinnacle Studio 16 video editor, you are able to import from video cameras and camcorders, DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, smartphones and even more. The export options for this video editing application include Flash, DVD, AVCHD Lite. AVCHD, DivX Plus HD, QuickTime HD, QuickTime, PS3, Xbox and more. One of the few features missing in Pinnacle Studio 16 video editor is the ability to burn movie projects to Blu-ray Discs. Since the movie software has HD capability, accessible to burn Blu-ray would be a useful feature to have.
Help & Support
Pinnacle Studio 16 video editing software secures a knowledgebase, a forum and email for technical support. You will also receive 30-days of free support when you register your video editing software. For additional support, you should purchase Priority Support.
Summary of Pinnacle Studio 16:
When you search for a video editor, we understand the importance of having a well-rounded application. With Pinnacle Studio 16 video editing software, you get an application, which has all of the basics you need to make stylish home video clips. Even though it does not have all of the bells and whistles that some other applications have, the selection it has is very impressive. There’re a few drawbacks to this video software like the absence of Blu-ray burning capabilities, but overall, you are going to be pleased with what this application has to offer – Pinnacle Studio 16.