Creating Special Effects in Pinnacle Studio

Creating Special Effects in Pinnacle Studio

This series of tutorials will show you how you can create some very cool effects using Pinnacle Studio. Give your video stars a lightsaber or super powers like shooting an energy wave from their hand. Create an explosion, make people appear and disappear or get teleported. With these effects you can get busy creating your own action or sci-fi films, or just add a bit of flair to your video clips.

How to Create an Explosion

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a realistic explosion using Pinnacle Studio. It’s a lot easier than blowing things up in real life!


High Quality Zoom Effect

This tutorial from Pinnacle Studio Pro Maliek will show you how to zoom in and zoom out on a subject in any video clip without losing video quality.


Super Speed Illusion with the Flash Effect

This Pinnacle Studio 17 & 18 Ultimate Flash or Quicksilver tutorial shows you how to run with super speed. Maliek will have you zipping around like a superhero or running like a vampire in a Flash…pun intended


How to Split Clips to Create the Change Up Effect

Use the Pinnacle Studio 17 & 18 Ultimate change up effect to change your clothes, location, or position. Use it to change objects, morph objects or do just about anything you can think of. This tutorial shows you how to split clips, go frame by frame to nail the timing, and create a cool effect.


Creating Green Screen Effects

Learn how to create realistic green screen effects using Garbage Matte and Chroma Key Pro plugins for Pinnacle Studio Ultimate.

Teleport Tutorial

The teleport effect tutorial will give you the info, tips, and tricks to transport yourself from one place to another in your next sci-fi, fantasy, or adventure video.


Creating an Energy Wave Effect

Join Pinnacle Studio Pro Maliek Whitaker and learn how to create an energy wave effect, using Pinnacle Studio addons like Magic Bullet from the Red Giant Filmmaker Toolkit and Turbulent Edges from 2D-3D Effects.


Adding a Superhero Landing Effect

This tutorial on how to make a Superhero Landing effect in Avid Studio and Pinnacle Studio 16+ teaches you all the steps you need to know to turn your talent into a super hero like Hancock. Make your talent fly and create a fantastic effect for your home movies and videos!


Incredible Shrinking Man Effect

The incredible shrinking man effect tutorial for Pinnacle Studio 16 and Pinnacle Studio 17 Ultimate will help you shrink the subject in your videos. Shrink a man, a woman, a dog, anything you want! Now you can create a magical and fun effect to bring anyone down to size.

Appear and Disappear Effect

See how to create an effect that makes it look like you are appearing magically from behind an object like a tree, pole or wall. This simple video tutorial from Pinnacle Studio Pro Maliek will show you how to pull off this effect in no time flat.


Add a Lightsaber Effect

This tutorial on the lightsaber effect for Pinnacle Studio Ultimate will show you how to use the force and engage in a lightsaber battle in any of your videos. We use the same principles as the energy ball effect to create a lightsaber with the title editor.


How to Add a Ghost Effect

This tutorial on how to make a ghost effect with Avid Studio and Pinnacle Studio 16 Ultimate will help you add a spooky ghost to your home movies and videos using chroma keyer and transparency. It is a spooky effect which will have your audience shaking in their boots.


Make Your Hero Fly with the Flying Effect

This tutorial will show you how to make your talent fly through the clouds like a superhero. Whether you want to be like superman, iron man, or any other hero this tutorial will show you the way. This effect is great for any video, short film, home movie, music videos, and the like. All you need is a green screen and some imagination!