Pinnacle Studio 21
There’s a lot to love about Pinnacle Studio. It has the best UI I’ve ever come across in a video editor, the most usable and professional templates in its class of video editors, and some the sleekest ease-of-use features in the business. It comes with tons of cool bells and whistles. At the end of the day, though, is that what makes a video editor worth your money?
For me, the bottom line when it comes to video editors is the quality of videos it can produce for the price you pay. Pinnacle excels at generating quality in certain categories but fails to deliver a substantial increase in quality for the increased price of the Plus and Ultimate editions.
What’s New and Improved?
This is not a new feature but is the biggest talking point you will hit if you look at the reputation of Pinnacle anywhere else online.
The New Interface
In this version of Pinnacle the user interface has not just been tidied up a bit or slightly re-arranged. This is a total redesign and quite frankly is astoundingly good. You can customize the workspace to pretty much however you want, you can detach windows and place them aside or on to a second monitor. You can create shortcuts for just about anything, organize your media however you want and save favorite effects to a separate folder.
All in all I would say that the Pinnacle Studio 21 user interface now stands as one of the most intuitive and user friendly interfaces at this level of the video editing market and if you said I would be writing that sentence a year ago I would have thought you were delusional!
Pinnacle Studio now has the ability to do that with the introduction of a Morph Transitions module which in keeping with the Pinnacle tradition, allows full control over how the morph occurs.
Titles and Overlays
The Titles and Overlays module has been introduced to allow images, videos or graphics to be overlayed onto the base video with a whole bunch of animations to choose from or create your own.
Paint or animation effects can be dragged on to clips to give a cartoon or “painting” look to any footage.
360 Video Formats
In keeping with the development of 360 degree footage, support for newer formats such as equirectangular, fisheye and dual fisheye has been extended for import, edit and export.
Wide-Angle Lens Correction
They have added an entire correction module that offers full control over exactly how you achieve that correction which can be finely adjusted to account for the hundreds of different lens types out there.
Split Screen Video
In Pinnacle they have added a module that works on a template basis so that you can easily create all sorts of weird and wonderful split screens based on the templates.