Looking for a fabulous video editing software that is easy to use, yet has some solid, advanced features for you to grow into? Well, you may want to check out Pinnacle Studio 15.
I've been using Pinnacle products for many years. One thing that strikes me
is the completeness of their offering. With Pinnacle video editing software, you
get everything - and I mean everything - you need to make fantastic videos.
I think one of the biggest problems with video editing software can be the video
import process. A lot of software programs make it difficult for users to import
These days, videos don't just come from your camcorder. They also come from your mobile phone, digital cameras, DVDs, Blu-ray discs and a whole slew of other devices.
Import videos from a variety of devices
Pinnacle Studio 15 makes it easy for you to import videos into your computer easily, regardless of what capture device you're using.
These days, video is all HD. If you're looking for a video editing software, then be sure to find one that supports HD video. In particular, it's important to find support for AVCHD and H.264-based video formats.
And here's the thing I like about Pinnacle Studio when it comes to editing
video. Pinnacle has a cool SmartMovie feature that automatically edits your
videos to fit the music and creates photo slideshows. Too little time for
editing? Invoke the SmartMovie function and your editing is done for you! I've
tried it a few times, it works pretty well.
Pinnacle Studio 15 also provides a montage feature. I tried this out and found it makes fantastic picture-in-picture animations.
I also love the pre-built templates to help get a head start in titles, animations and other cool effects.
Some cool transition effects in Pinnacle Studio
Want to create your own music video? Add a soundtrack to a friend's wedding?
I tried out Pinnacle Studio and I'm glad to report ... it has some of the best music effects I've seen in a video editor! It's music capability beats out my other favorite video editor (Corel VideoStudio) in terms of ease-of-use.
And here's another thing I love about Pinnacle Studio 15. Have you ever heard of stop-motion capture? It's a way of shooting videos where you position an object, take a shot on your camcorder, then position it again, then take another shot.
Over many frames and shots, the end video will look like a fluid motion
sequence. That's stop-motion capture. It's really cool and fun for kids - just
check out some of the
action figures they're animating over at YouTube.
I always expound that a good video editing program must allow you to easily share video. In Pinnacle Studio, you can upload videos easily with one-click.
Various options for exporting your video in Pinnacle Studio
I recently shot a movie of my family walking in the park, put it into Pinnacle
Studio, did a quick edit and then click one-button to get it into YouTube.
You can also export your movies to DVD, Blu-ray, Flash, DivX Plus HD*, QuickTime®, QuickTime HD*, AVCHD, AVCHD Lite*, PS3, Wii, Xbox®, and many, many more formats.
And oh, if you're creating a DVD, make sure you check out the professional looking DVD templates which allow you to create cool looking DVD menus.
Well, I hope the above has given you a good understanding of Pinnacle Studio 15. If you're out looking for a good video editing program, this is definitely one you should consider.
If you've been looking for a good video editing program, you may want to check out Corel VideoStudio Pro. This software allows you to quickly create and share a movie using built-in templates, special effects, titles and transitions. You can apply unique effects such as stop-motion animation, time-lapse and chroma key to create brilliant digital videos.
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