Pinnacle Studio Beginner Editing Techniques

Pinnacle Studio Beginner Editing Techniques

If you are new to Pinnacle Studio, or just need a refresher course on the basics of video editing, this series of tutorials will walk you through the various tools and techniques you need to be familiar with before starting any video project. Learn how to import, organize and manage your media files, how to perform basic tasks like cropping video and creating titles, and how to use some key features like Chroma Key and SmartMovie.

How to Use the Different Editing Modes

Learn about Pinnacle Studio’s various editing modes and see how each mode works differently when you trim clips or add new media to the timeline.

Setting Up Your Project

Starting your first Pinnacle Studio project? Learn the basics of setting up your project, creating project bins and how to adjust default settings.

Getting Started with Pinnacle Studio

Whether you are new to video editing, or just need a refresher, this tutorial will cover the basics of what you need to get started with Pinnacle Studio.

Easy Green Screen Effects with Chroma Key

In this tutorial we’ll show you how to use the chroma key tool in Pinnacle Studio to create easy green screen effects in just a few simple steps.

Adding Titles

Learn how to use Pinnacle Studio’s pre-made title templates and then modify the font style and add effects and motion to get exactly the look you want.

Discover Pinnacle Studio

New to Pinnacle Studio? Get an overview of the product and an introduction to the 10 basics steps in the video editing workflow, from importing your clips to exporting your movie.

How to Export Videos

Get step-by-step instructions on how to export your Pinnacle Studio video projects, to view on your computer or upload to a social media site.

How to Split, Cut and Trim Videos

Learn how to split, cut, and trim your video clips in Pinnacle Studio to remove segments from the beginning, middle or end of your video project.

Skin Touch Ups in Pinnacle Studio

Learn how to quickly and easily remove wrinkles and blemishes and make your subjects look flawless in just a few clicks, using Skin Touch Up in Pinnacle Studio.

How to Use Transitions

Learn how to use transitions in Pinnacle Studio. This simple editing technique is an easy way to make your video projects look polished and professional.

Easy Photo Slideshows with SmartMovie and Montage Templates

Looking to create a quick photo slideshow? Learn the shortcuts to video editing with Pinnacle Studio's SmartMovie feature and Montage templates.

Introduction to Basic Video Editing Techniques

Get an introduction to the basic video editing tools in Pinnacle Studio: how to split, trim, crop and resize clips, how to enhance footage, and how to use presets and transitions.

Removing the Green Line from YouTube Videos

Have you had an annoying green line appear at the bottom of your 4K YouTube videos? Here's how to remove it with Pinnacle Studio.

Picture-in-Picture Overview

This short tutorial will show you how to easily create a picture-in-picture effect by resizing any video or image track right in the preview pane.

Add Motion with Pan and Zoom Presets

Pinnacle Studio’s Pan and Zoom presets make it easier than ever to add move movement to your video to focus in on what matters. Zoom in, or pan across your video – customize the motion your way.

Cropping and Resizing in the Timeline

This tutorial will show you how to use the Crop icon in Pinnacle Studio to crop, zoom, resize or create a picture-in-picture effect directly in the timeline.

An Overview of the Track Transparency Feature

This tutorial will give you a look at the new Track Transparency feature in Pinnacle Studio 20 Plus and Ultimate.

Using the SmartMovie Feature

This Pinnacle Studio Pro tutorial on the SmartMovie feature will show you how to create a great looking movie in minutes.

How to Add Music

Learn how to use Pinnacle Studio’s ScoreFitter tool to easily add music tracks that automatically adjust to match the length of your project.

Rotating Video Clips in Pinnacle Studio

Do videos shot on your phone end up the wrong way? This tutorial will teach you about rotating video clips and pictures in Pinnacle Studio.