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.

Editing Basic Clip Properties

Get an overview of the Properties section in Pinnacle’s Editor workspace, learn how to make adjustments to your clips then add motion with keyframes.

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.

Reversing your Video Clips

Learn how to easily reverse your video clips in Pinnacle Studio, and then adjust the duration to speed up or slow down your reversed clips.

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

Pinnacle Studio Pro Maliek shows you how to remove the green line that sometimes appears at the bottom of YouTube videos.

Relink Missing Media

Pinnacle Studio Pro Maliek shows you how simple it is to restore missing media files that have been moved to a different folder, renamed or deleted.

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.

Deleting Files to Make Space on your Hard Drive

Pinnacle Studio Pro Maliek shows you the various ways you can delete your video render files to make space on your hard drive.

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.

Adding Music Using Scorefitter

Pinnacle Studio Pro Maliek shows you how to use Scorefitter to add free music to your videos, slideshows and time lapse projects.

Using Project Bins to Organize your Media

Pinnacle Studio Pro Maliek shows you how to streamline your video editing workflow by using project bins to import, organize and manage your media assets.

How to Adjust the Volume

Learn how to use the Audio Mixer and Volume Keyframing in Pinnacle Studio to adjust the volume for the entire track or specific segments only.

Copy and Paste Tutorial

Pinnacle Studio Pro Maliek shares his tips and shortcuts for copying any media or effect and pasting it onto a different track or location on the timeline.

How to Crop Videos

Learn about the different tools you can use to get rid of black bars around your video and remove objects from your footage.

Importing and Managing Media

This tutorial will show you how to import your videos and photos into Pinnacle Studio from a variety of devices.

Adding Symbols and Icons to Your Titles

In this tutorial, you will learn how to add symbols like © or wingdings to your video titles using the title editor.

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