Getting Started with Pinnacle Studio 21

Getting Started with Pinnacle Studio 21

By the Corel Video Team

Learn the basics and get started in Pinnacle Studio 21. From beginner to advanced users, Pinnacle Studio has something for you. Creativity meets control with Pinnacle Studio. Edit with precision on unlimited tracks with pro-caliber tools like Multi-Camera editing, screen recording, new Split Screen video, sophisticated audio tools and 2000+ filters and effects. Easily share online, export to device or burn to DVD with menus!

Des sous-titres sont disponibles pour ce didacticiel en français | Dieses Videotutorial ist mit Untertiteln auf Deutsch verfügbar | Este tutorial en vídeo tiene subtítulos disponibles en español | Per questa esercitazione video sono disponibili sottotitoli in italiano | Voor deze studieles op video zijn ondertitels beschikbaar in het Nederlands

Pour afficher ces sous-titres, cliquez sur l’icône Paramètres dans la fenêtre de lecture et sélectionnez la langue de sous-titrage à utiliser. | Um die Untertitel anzuzeigen, klicken Sie im Wiedergabefenster auf das Symbol für die Einstellungen und wählen Sie die gewünschte Sprache. | Para mostrar los subtítulos, haga clic en el icono de configuración de la ventana de reproducción y seleccione el idioma de los subtítulos que desee. | Per visualizzare i sottotitoli, fare clic sull’icona Impostazioni nella finestra di riproduzione e selezionare la lingua desiderata. | Als u deze wilt weergeven, klikt u op het pictogram Instellingen in het afspeelvenster en selecteert u de gewenste taal.

Thanks for watching! We hope you found this tutorial helpful and we would love to hear your feedback in the Comments section below. And don’t forget to visit our social media pages and show us what you’ve learned by sharing your photos, videos and creative projects with us.

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Comments (25)

  • Joe H Reply

    I have a music video with poor audio quality and would like to use a better quality audio recorded at exactly the same time as the video. How can I use pinnacle to “synchronize” the other audio to that video?

    October 3, 2020 at 9:24 pm
  • Keith Singleton Reply

    The tutorial is far too fast for my elderly, somewhat deaf ears. Together with the American accent, I was only able to pick up the odd phrase.
    Can I slow the speech down?

    November 22, 2018 at 7:14 am
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Keith,

      Thanks for the feedback! Unfortunately there is no option to slow down the audio on these videos. We are always looking for ways to improve the accessibility of our content however, and have passed your comments on to the tutorial team for their consideration in the planning of future tutorials.

      Discovery Center Team

      November 25, 2018 at 9:04 pm
  • hans jensen Reply

    I do not want google or face book

    October 20, 2018 at 9:07 pm
  • Jonet Reply

    Bonjour. J’utilise pinnacle 21. Habitué au 15, je ne m’en sors plus. Dans l’écran “plan de montage”, rien n’apparaît. Quelqu’un aurait une idée ?

    April 29, 2018 at 12:25 pm
  • Frans Schots Reply


    I use nowadaysstudio 21 Plus.
    In an earlyer studio 16 it was possible to export directly to DVD, but now it it is impossible to do it.
    Wat do I wrong ?

    Thans for your help.

    March 24, 2018 at 9:06 am
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Frans,

      Are you getting an error message when attempting to export your project to DVD, or is there a change in menu that is making it harder to find the export controls?

      If it is an interface issue, here is a link to the Pinnacle Studio 21 manual to help you find what you are looking for!

      Discovery Center Team

      March 26, 2018 at 1:36 am
      • Frans Reply

        Hello Adam,

        Thank you for your rspons.

        I discovered that the my version studio 21 ultimate does noet show the export options “File” and “disc”, but that problem can be solved by exporting to a file and then to burn this filz to a DVD.

        The othe probem was that the parameters for exporting were not quite clear, but by consulting the leaflet of the DVDreader.

        So as far as I am concerned : the problem is solved

        Again many thanks

        April 10, 2018 at 9:17 am
  • Thomas OBryan Reply

    The tutorial was most helpful. However, at time 4:21 the screen went black for a couple of seconds and when he came back the pan and zoom window of the editor was closed. The problem is I couldn’t figure out how to close my pan and zoom window. It was very frustrating. I hope somebody will see this and help me?

    February 24, 2018 at 10:05 pm
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Thomas,

      You can exit Pan and zoom by selecting the Properties menu to close the Pan and Zoom image views, and then select Library at the top left of the screen to exit out of the editor and resume your original view.

      Hope this helps!
      Discovery Center Team

      February 26, 2018 at 10:17 pm
  • Angel Garcia Reply

    Cuando importo videos a la biblioteca,puedo verlos para editar.Una vez cierro el programa y vuelvo abrir,no encuentro los videos en la biblioteca y tengo que volver a importar para seguir editando.Solo me queda guardado alguna importación.Que tengo que hacer para tener acceso a todas las importaciones de la biblioteca .Gracias.

    January 31, 2018 at 3:46 pm
  • muriel LEVAIN Reply

    Comment puis je avoir le pdf en langue française

    January 15, 2018 at 4:09 am
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Muriel,

      The Pinnacle Studio 21 User Guide is available in French here:

      Hope this helps!
      Corel Discovery Center Team

      January 17, 2018 at 8:57 pm
      • Bernard Reply

        Erreur. Dans Pinnacles Ultimat la vitesse se trouve dans et non comme précédemment. C’était trop simple. Et pour faire apparaitre cette commande c’est galère. En haut à gauche sur plusieurs lignes on arrive parfois à l’attraper…
        A noter que le mode d’emploi n’est absolument pas à jour. On y trouve des pages entieres avec des chiffres sur des tableaux sans aucune explication…Allez voir comment corriger les couleurs.

        February 6, 2018 at 9:09 am
        • Bernard Reply

          En lisant mon commentaire’ je constate qu’un mot a sauté .J’avais écrit que vitesse s’appelle <>
          C’est la mode des néo logismes…

          February 6, 2018 at 9:13 am
          • Bernard

            Ce mot a encore sauté..Je pense retirer les << et que maintenant il va rester .Je répete Remapage temporel

            February 6, 2018 at 9:15 am
        • Adam Reply

          Hello Bernard,

          Thank you for the feedback! We are always looking for which tutorials are the most in demand for updates, and will be sure that this is added to the Pinnacle team’s list for consideration.

          All the best,
          Discovery Center Team

          February 6, 2018 at 7:33 pm
    • ricordeau Reply

      je ne trouve pas comment obtenir mon plan de montage de mon projet

      February 24, 2018 at 9:04 am
  • Mike Helton Reply

    I have home videos with audio that I want to detach. I cannot figure out how to detach audio tracks. I have basic and used a basic Pinnacle program several years ago and detaching audio was simple. Please advise.

    January 3, 2018 at 4:53 pm
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Mike,

      Of course! You can separate the audio track from a video file by dragging the video into the project timeline, then right clicking the video in the timeline and selecting “Separate Audio”.

      Hope this helps,
      Discovery Center Team

      February 4, 2018 at 11:30 am
  • Jürgen Simon Reply

    do you have the operating instruction or tutorial in German language? Or where can I obtain it. Your English speaking Tudor is too fast for a proper introduction to the Programme.
    I hope you can help.
    B. regards

    December 5, 2017 at 11:11 am
  • Haestincks Danny Reply

    How do i change the music-sound during 1 clip (for example :when someone speaks for a moment, the music has to lower, en after a while resume to the same high level
    I bought Pinnacle 21 , but i don’t know how to manage this action

    November 17, 2017 at 8:51 am
    • Adam Reply

      There are a few different ways you can reduce (or ‘duck’, in video editing terms) the music during a specific section of your project! One of them is the Audio Ducking tool – here is a link to a tutorial on how to use it:

      Hope this helps,
      Corel Discovery Center Team

      December 9, 2017 at 12:27 am

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