Pinnacle Studio 20 Ultimate Review

Pinnacle Studio 20 Ultimate Review

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Comments (16)

  • Royston Reply

    Hi for a few years and no problems but a while ago change to studio 20 ultimate and now I am finding that when importing from vhs tapes the file size is virtually 3times the size of previous ie with studio 10 a 3hr tape would import as around 2gb, now a 1hr tape is coming in at around 5-6 gb and too big to burn onto a std 4.74 gb dvd disk. Why ??

    October 8, 2018 at 3:10 pm
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Royston,

      What file format and bitrate are you using for your import in Pinnacle Studio 20? It sounds like you are upsampling the VHS to a higher bitrate or less compressed format, which would result in a larger video file. Since the source is a VHS tape, we would suggest making sure the selected format is a Standard Definition option with a fairly modest bitrate (DVDs are typically around 8 Mbps). This should help keep that file size down, and since VHS tapes are from before HD TV, there will be no change in quality by selecting an SD format.

      Hope this helps,
      Discovery Center Team

      October 8, 2018 at 10:43 pm
  • ARBELOT Reply

    comment acceder à la réduction de bruit ?

    May 14, 2018 at 11:55 am
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Arbelot,

      Noise reduction can be accessed from the Correction tools, found in the Audio Editor menu. You can find more detailed instructions in the user manual starting on page 290 of the French user guide.

      Hope this helps!

      Discovery Center Team

      May 15, 2018 at 12:08 am
  • Dan Reply

    I had installed on my computer Pinnacle Studio 20.5 ultimate. I have not used it since December of last year. Now, when I try to open it I get into an advertising for Pinnacle 21 and it stops running properly. Could anybody help me? I need assistance very quick because I need to make a movie very fast (actually, to burn the movie on a DVD/CD). Please help me. Many thanks.

    January 31, 2018 at 10:25 am
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Dan,

      Thank you for getting in touch! We have referred this to our technical support team and they will be in touch directly to help.

      Discovery Center Team

      February 3, 2018 at 5:29 pm
  • Ralph Forshaw Reply

    dont know if this matters now but as a follow up to Jleon ( May 3rd 2017 ) and his prob converting other formats so that Studio 20 can be used to edit them Adam mentioned Dazzle I have recently purchased it and it works a treat from Hi 8 vid cams, digital tape cams, VHSC cams, dvd players and more a real bargain as well, would recommend it very very highly.

    November 11, 2017 at 12:54 pm
    • Akbar Ali Reply

      I have no Title Editor in my pinnacle ultimate 20 also no audio on the video in the timeline when I used to insert a title. Please advise

      January 20, 2018 at 5:37 pm
      • Adam Reply

        Hello Akbar,

        Thank you for getting in touch! We have referred this to our technical support team and they will be in touch directly to help.

        Discovery Center Team

        February 4, 2018 at 11:20 am
  • Matt Reply

    Hi Adam,

    I have been using Studio 17 so shouldn’t be too much of a learning curve (hopefully) with this upgrade. I have appreciated you simple explanations of specific features of studio and will continue to watch your tutorials. What are the biggest upgrade differences between 17 and 20?

    cheers Matt from NZ

    July 18, 2017 at 11:42 pm
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Matt,

      No problem! As a Pinnacle Studio 17 user, here are a few of the changes that would stand out most in Studio 20:
      – Motion Tracking: We moved it to the Effects library, so you can just drag it out onto the timeline to add it.
      – We changed tracking transparency on a track-by-track basis to make it a smoother part of your workflow.
      – The Multi-Camera editing tools can now handle up to six cameras!
      – And some new Stop Motion Animation and the 360 degree (VR) video tools.

      And of course in addition to these there has been a host of performance optimization, fixes, tweaks, and additional effects.

      Hope this helps!
      Corel Discovery Center Team

      July 20, 2017 at 12:15 am
  • galina shmuilovich Reply

    i like your tutorials. thank you. but i can not enjoy the program because of very slow performance.
    my pinnacle 20.5 is very slow. after every editting even the simple one as cut, it thinks for a long time. only if timeline is less then 2 min it is ok. but edit 20- 30 min movie 4-5 layers is is a big difficulty. i have Windows 7, intel i5 6600 cpu, 3.30 GHz, 16 GB RAM. ssd 250GB.
    i connected COREL support. they didn’t fix it yet.
    but i want to know if it is a known problem

    July 6, 2017 at 4:45 am
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Galina,

      While this is definitely an issue for the Support team, one thing did stand out to us: do you have a dedicated video card?

      Your processor, RAM, and storage device are all solid choices, but video editing without a dedicated GPU is going to get choppy with larger projects and multiple layers.

      Hope this helps!
      Corel Discovery Center Team

      July 6, 2017 at 10:26 pm
  • Birgitte Jensen Reply

    Thank you for showing this lovey video . I just simply love iit

    May 29, 2017 at 6:55 am
  • JLeon Reply

    I just bought Pinnacle Studio 20 ultimate. Your tutorial is very nice! just hope I can learn to use the program to its maximum as I used to own the DVD Maker Plus and it was very easy to understand I used it to copy my old family VHS movies to DVDS it no longer works with win 10 so I had to buy a new program but, I noticed there was no cable in the box. The old version had a cable to connect the VCR to the computer to burn onto a DVD so this will not help. Is there a cable for this new program? I have to copy five VHS of my mother in law to DVDS my wife is going to kill me… help.

    May 3, 2017 at 4:22 pm
    • Adam Reply

      Hello JLeon,

      While Pinnacle Studio 20 does not come with a cable for connecting a VHS player to your PC as you describe, you may want to check out the Dazzle Video Capture card! It can take RCA or S-Video inputs, and converts them to USB for your PC.

      May 9, 2017 at 11:30 pm

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