Importing and Managing Media

Importing and Managing Media

By Maliek Whitaker

This Pinnacle Studio 17 & 18 Ultimate tutorial on importing media and managing media assets will show you how to get your media where you want it and get to making videos with the greatest of ease. We discuss how to import from the watchfolders, how to import from your computer, an attached device such as a DSLR, camera, camcorder, or game capture device and how to scan your connected drives for specific files. Then we get into identifying, managing, and arranging your media so you have it all at your fingertips. We’ll even show you how to create collections so your files are nice and neat.

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Comments (2)

  • Ray Snitynsky Reply

    Hello Maliek;

    I purchased Pin. 21 Ultimate. I moved my HD video into my Pin. library and review in the side screen and the resolution has not been compromised. When I more it onto the video track, the resolution is greatly reduced. I have gone into setup and have selected say 3840 x 1920 HD 60 p but the resolution on the track is still poor.

    How do I maintain the resolution of the video tracks?


    December 27, 2017 at 3:31 pm
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Ray,

      Was this a 4k or an HD video? High Definition can mean a number of things these days, but most often when a camera or video file says HD it is referring to a 1920 x 1080 resolution, whereas 3840 x 1920 is a 4K, UHD, or ‘Ultra High Definition’ format. HD can also refer to a smaller 1280 x 720 resolution, depending on the age of the device in question.

      If you take a smaller video and tell Pinnacle to treat it as a larger resolution video, the quality will drop significantly due to being stretched so much. If you are uncertain of the resolution of a video clip, the resolution can be found in the video properties, and you can then make sure that Pinnacle Studio’s settings match to ensure the video is not being unintentionally stretched or distorted on import.

      Hope this helps!
      Discovery Center Team

      February 3, 2018 at 6:28 pm

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