MultiCam Capture for Pinnacle Studio Makes YouTube Videos a Snap


Hello Pinnacle Studio Users!

We’ve just introduced a new plug-in exclusively for Pinnacle Studio that we’re very excited to share with you. If you’re a YouTube vlogger or inspired to become one, things just got a whole lot simpler. You can now create even more engaging tutorials and presentations, from unboxing videos to software tutorialswithout the time-consuming hassle of capturing and syncing video from multiple devices.

Introducing MultiCam Capture video capture and screen recording software! Record from your webcam, any connected devices, and your computer screen. Simply plug in your cameras, press record, and let MultiCam Capture do the rest. Because the footage is all captured simultaneously, including any audio from a high-quality microphone, there’s no post-capture syncing required.

To get this powerful plug-in, visit Get More or Store Tab on the Pinnacle Studio Welcome Screen

With MultiCam Capture, easily set up more than one camera and ensure that the focus, color, and lighting look great across every input so all your streams match and you can get to the fun part of video creation. Stream the preview screens of each connected device on your PC and start recording. Then bring it into Pinnacle Studio to add the final polish and creative touches you want.

There are many benefits to using multiple cameras when recording yourself or conducting an interview. Not only do the different angles make your video more interesting, but it’s also easier to address a variety of creative challenges. For example, it’s simple to combine close-up views that fit into the flow of your presentation. And it’s much easier to remove ‘ums’ and hesitations we’re so good at inserting when we talk! Just cut the offending part, change the angle at the same time, and you’ve hidden it.


As you can see, it’s an ideal tool for YouTubers. Whether you’re creating software tutorials, cooking demos, or vlogging about last night’s viewing of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, your content will be more dynamic and engaging than ever. Use different cameras to show multiple angles, and get the perfect look by adjusting the images to compensate for different camera locations. Easily record yourself, a screen, objects, or products all at the same time. When you’re done recording, export directly to Pinnacle Studio’s MultiCam Editor. With all streams already in sync, all you need to do is select the angle you want to show as the videos play.

We can’t wait to see what you create! For a closer look at how the plug-in works, check out this helpful video:

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  1. John Underwood says

    I am interested in pinnacle studio and corel multicam capture but am not able to find the multicam capture. I only get a screen shot on the “get More” Could you direct me. Thank you

    • Adam says

      Hello John,

      Which version of Pinnacle Studio are you using? The MultiCam Capture plugin can be purchased from within Pinnacle Studio 20.5 and later via the Get More menu from the Welcome Page. If you are using an earlier version of Pinnacle Studio, MultiCam Capture is not available.

      Hope this helps,
      Discovery Center Team

  2. Michael H says

    I just obtained Pinnacle Ultimate 22, and see a lot of great features.
    Concerning Multicam: how do i physically hook up multiple cameras, and/or audio, etc to my computer?
    I have a Surface Pro by Microsoft. Will I need some other devices to do the capturing (YouTube talks alot about black magic boxes).
    Again, the Multicam looks like something that could be great, especially once the input video and audio are in the computer. Just getting them in place is a key.
    (also: can this also be used for a live broadcast to Youtube, Facebook, or other sites?)

    • Adam says

      Hello Michael,

      The Surface Pro series does not have video inputs, so you would need capture cards for your cameras. In general due to video bandwith limitations, these are paired 1:1 with your cameras so you may need a few of them. As for brands, one of the biggest names is Elgato, but there are many others including AVerMedia, Hauppauge, even Razer has gotten into video capture! Blackmagic has definitely seen a lot of interest online lately, and we don’t want to discount them either.

      It can be tricky to find information on how exactly to set up your computer for multi-camera streaming even when you have the capture hardware. We did some looking around and found this great walkthrough video on the physical components of a multi-camera setup.

      As for streaming, Pinnacle Studio currently does not have the ability to collect and stream videos live, although you can produce and edit your videos in it!

      Hope this helps, and happy filming!
      Discovery Center Team

    • Adam says

      Hello Armando,

      The only limit on your recordings is disc space, and it can be tough to work around! Depending on the format you use, an hour of 1080p video can be anywhere from 3.7 MB/s at ~24 fps to 40-50 MB/s at higher framerates, 4K resolution, video formats with less compression, or a mix of these. This can result in files that are over 100 GB per hour of footage! If you are planning a longer recording, we suggest checking what your maximum runtimes could be, how much space you’ll need, how much space you have (never enough, are we right?) and picking a codec with the best fit.

      Hope this helps!
      Discovery Center Team

  3. Olav Windrich says

    I bought the full version and Use Pinnacle Studio Ulitmate 22.
    But MultiCam Capture does’t show 4K when I use my Logitech BRIO. it only goes up to FullHD?
    Does multicam Capture support recordings in 4K?

  4. mcleaver says

    I bought Pinnacle Studio Ultimate in order to import video files from several cameras and sync them. But does it only do multicam capture and not import?

    • Adam says

      Hello mcleaver,

      That is correct – when importing videos, Pinnacle Studio assumes they are individual files as there are no keys or references built into the files that inform it of a multicam setup. When using MultiCam Capture, Pinnacle Studio is able to sync them as part of the capture process.

      Discovery Center Team

  5. elvis135 says

    I am using a Logitech Pro 9000 camera….but the sound of both Vocal and my acoustic guitar is very low…In Setting turned the Mic vol from 25 to 75…still no luck…tried another Logitech Pro9000 camera – still the same???

    Please advise.

    • Adam says

      Hello Elvis,

      The Pro 9000 is a great video conferencing device, but if you are looking to pick up high-fidelity audio like a musical performance you would be better off with a dedicated, professional level PC microphone. We would also recommend a pop screen or cover, to make sure you are getting the best sound possible without any snaps or pops.

      Discovery Center Team

  6. Aristos says

    I have the full version of Multicam Capture, and plan to use it to record drum cover videos. I have 8 microphones capturing my audio through an 18i20 Focusrite Audio Interface, however, Multicam Capture only recognizes the first two analog inputs, which is not sufficient for my recording. I use ProTools to capture the full recording so could MultiCam recognize an output from ProTools maybe? I know I could record the the audio and video separately and sync them up later, but is there a better way?

  7. chips76 says

    I recently purchased Pinnacle Studio 24 Ultimate, then upgraded the Multi Cam Lite software to the full version. While the Multi Cam software will recognize another web cam, it doesn’t recognize my iPhone 12 as a camera source. Am I missing a setting or a procedural step? Is it possible to use my iPhone 12 as a camera source with the Multi Cam software?

    Thank you.

    Mike B

    • Adam says

      Hello Ahron,

      Thanks for the suggestion! MultiCam is designed to supplement Pinnacle Studio and is not currently available as a standalone product.

      Discovery Center Team

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