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Pinnacle Studio 14

Pinnacle Studio 14 / Pinnacle Studio 15 (update of an article published on 09.09.2009)

The non-linear video editing software pinnacle studio 14 HD was available at the end of September 2009. Pinnacle Studio 15 HD has been available in February 2011. Most "on the ball" people have certainly noticed that we "jumped over" the Pinnacle Studio 13 version, probably due to triskaidekaphobia ? Two and a half years after Studio 11 (1), a little bit more than one year after Studio 12 (2), let's find out what is inside this latest release, Pinnacle Studio HD version 14 / 15.


Studio HD 14/15 is available in 3 versions:

Pinnacle Studio 14 HD  Pinnacle Studio HD 14 ULTIMATE  Pinnacle Studio 14 HD ULTIMATE COLLECTION
 Pinnacle Studio 14/15 HD (base) Pinnacle Studio 14/15 HD
Pinnacle Studio 14/15 HD

The basics are always the same with non-linear video editing software, capture your movie and edit it to share with friends and family, ... (the "non-linear video editing software" term means that you can place your sequence in the desired order, you do not need to arrange them by date/hour). For advanced users or beginners, the interface is always based on the drag-and-drop technique for videos as well as photos hosted on your computer. They can be captured with your video or still digital camera, in HD, AVCHD (High Définition) or SD (Standard Definition). Add music, sounds, effects, transitions or animated tites with Pinnacle Montage, to obtain a perfect movie that you will export to DVD, Blu-Ray disc, share on a public website, portable phone, iPod, Nintendo Wii, etc...

What are the features ? What's new ?

First of all, the 3 options offer:

  • HD editing,
  • straight to DVD, YouTube (with wide-screen export 16:9), and other media (see below).

New features in these 3 options are :

  • stop motion is an animation technique to make a physically manipulated object appear to move on its own,
  • fluid image stabilization for shaky camera shots, using a specific AVID technology (within Studio 12, you have maybe already used the well-known proDAD Mercalli plugin). Let's see the behavior between them, we will keep you informed and we will probably do some cross tests.
  • export movies for Flash, QuickTime, improved AVCHD, PS3, Nintendo Wii, XBox and more
  • motion titling and new title designs
  • Studio 15 exclusivity: archive system and restoring system, DivX, YouTube / QuickTime HD support
  • DVD menus, effects, and more than 80 Montage Themes

Pinnacle Studio 14 interface

So, which version do you prefer, S14/S15 HD, Ultimate or Ultimate Collection ?

Compared to Pinnacle Studio HD 14/15, ULTIMATE also includes:

  • Dolby-Digital 5.1 (also possible with HD basic version, but as a paid add-on)
  • BD Blu-Ray export as well as HD DVD
  • RedGiant plugins: ToonIt and Knoll Light Factory

Compared to Pinnacle Studio HD 14/15 Ultimate, ULTIMATE COLLECTION also includes:

  • RedGiant plugins: MagicBullet Looks, Trapcode Shine, 3D Stroke and Particular

What are Red Giants plugins ?

Red Giant Software was founded in 2002 by industry veterans to develop and distribute special effects tools for digital video & film professionals. They develop their own applications but also publish other people's technology. Red Giant plugins have been used in thousands of feature films, like "Quantum of Solace" following are some examples...
(Click to view the sequence where the "Particular" plugin has been used), "Angels & Demons" ("Particular" plugin), "Dream Girls"("Knoll Light Factory" plugin),  ...


RedGiant Plugins (click on the following images for an overview - must have the QuickTime plugin )

 RedGiant ToonIt  RedGiant Knoll Light Factory  RedGiant Magic Bullet
(ULTIMATE et supérieure)
Knoll Light Factory
(ULTIMATE et supérieure)
MagicBullet Looks
 RedGiant Shine  RedGiant 3D Stroke  RedGiant Particular
TrapCode Shine
3D Stroke
What is inside Studio HD 14/15, Ultimate and Ultimate Collection ?

The Pinnacle Studio HD 14/15 box contains the following:

  • Pinnacle Studio HD 14/15 install DVD, as well as SureThing Express Labeler software, Pinnacle Studio User Guide in PDF
  • Pinnacle Studio Quickstart guide

Pinnacle Studio HD 14/15 ULTIMATE contains these additional items:

  • Red Giant Plug-Ins: ToonIt, Knoll Light Factory

Pinnacle Studio HD 14/15 ULTIMATE COLLECTION contains these additional items:

  • Red Giant Plug-Ins: ToonIt, Knoll Light Factory, Magic Bullet Looks, Trapcode Shine, 3D Stroke, Particular
  • Pinnacle Studio User Guide PDF as well as a printed manual
  • Green screen backdrop (please note, it's not included on upgrade skus)
System Requirements
  • Windows 7, Windows Vista (SP2), Windows XP (SP3)
  • Intel Pentium or AMD Athlon 1.8 GHz (2.4 GHz or higher recommended), Intel Core2 Duo 2.4 GHz required for AVCHD*, Intel Core2 Quad 2.66 GHz or Intel Core i7 required for AVCHD* 1920
  • 1 GB system memory recommended, 2 GB required for AVCHD*
  • DirectX 9 or 10 compatible graphics card with 64 MB (128 MB or higher recommended), 256 MB required for HD and AVCHD*
  • 3.2 GB of disk space
  • DVD-ROM drive to install software
  • Accessory:
    • CD burner for creating Video CDs or Super Video CDs (S-VCDs)
    • DVD burner for creating DVD and AVCHD* discs
    • Sound card with surround sound output required for preview of surround sound mixes*
    • Blu-Ray burner for Blu-Ray disk (only for ULTIMATE and ULTIMATE COLLECTION)
Input Options:
  • Capture from DV, HDV and Digital8 camcorders or VCRs (requires a FireWire® port)
  • Capture from analog camcorders, 8 mm, HI 8, VHS, SVHS, VHS-C, SVHS-C, or VCRs (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) - (requires Pinnacle or Dazzle video hardware)
  • Import from AVCHD* and other file based Camcorders, Digital Still Cameras, Mobile Devices and Webcams via USB
Output Options:
  • Output to DV, HDV or Digital8 tape (requires camcorder with FireWire Input port and a PC with a DV/FireWire port)
  • Output to analog videotape (requires DirectShow compatible device with video output)
Import Formats:
  • Video: AVCHD*, BD Blu-ray*, DV, HDV, AVI, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, DivX*, MPEG-4*, 3GP(MPEG-4)*, WMV, Non-encrypted DVD titles (incl. DVD-VR/+VR), QuickTime (DV, MPEG-4*, H.264*)
  • Audio: MP3, MPA, WAV, AC3*, WMA
  • Graphic: BMP, GIF, JPG, PCX, PSD, TGA, TIF, WMF, PNG, J2K
Export Formats:
  • AVCHD*, DVD (DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R or DVD+RW, dual layer), S-VCD, Video CD (VCD)
  • Apple® iPod®, Sony® PSP/PS3, Nintendo® Wii, Microsoft® Xbox compatible formats*
  • DV, HDV, AVI, DivX*, RealVideo® 8, WMV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4*, Flash, 3GP*, WAV, MP3*, QuickTime® (SD format) files
  • Dolby Digital 2 channel and 5.1 channel* audio (free with ULTIMATE and ULTIMATE COLLECTION, paying option for basic HD version)

(*) Requires free product activation via the Internet
(**) Requires product activation via Internet at additional cost.


Pinnacle Studio HD, Pinnacle Studio HD 14/15 Ultimate and Pinnacle Studio 14/15 HD Ultimate Collection will have similar prices than Studio 12:  $86, $144 and $188.

For Pinnacle Studio users, version 9, 10, 11 and 12, you will have the opportunity to upgrade for 100$ (upgrade to Pinnacle Studio Ultimate) or 130$ (upgrade to Pinnacle Studio Ultimate Collection) .

Of course, we will try to inform you as soon as possible of our tests with Pinnacle Studio 14/15, during the installation phase as well as the test phase, giving you our most honest opinions regarding Studio 14/15. To be kept up to date on a regular basis, do take the time to subscribe to our free newsletter.

UPDATED ! New article: Pinnacle Studio 14: first impressions


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Gert Reitner
#Gert Reitner
Wednesday, September 9, 2009 10:08 AM
Will you be testing on all windows formats that being XP , Vista and Windows 7 ???
Gert Reitner
#Gert Reitner
Wednesday, September 9, 2009 10:38 AM
Hopefully the SmartSound issue was resolved ?? Nice job on your release notice !
Déclic Vidéo FX
Wednesday, September 9, 2009 12:47 PM
Hello Gert,

Thanks for the congratulations.

About the tests : that's just to give other people an overview of what can be done with Studio 14 (and what can not be done). Which kind of new functionnality, what's new, etc...
Concerning XP, Vista and Windows 7, there are plenty of beta testers who already did the job. So for sure, if beta tester done their job and Pinnacle team took into account the various issues, we should not have any problem. But you already know how it looks like with every new release... (not only for Pinnacle).
But I am quite confident for this one ! Just wait a little bit before the next update, stay tuned and do not forget to check your subscription to our newsletter !

Graham Pearson
#Graham Pearson
Wednesday, September 9, 2009 11:06 PM
I have studio 11 now ,is there a way to install Studio 14 on a new computer as an update?I had planned to switch to liquid but I learned from one of the original beta testers that a completely new app. is coming in the next year to replace it .In the meantime I would like to upgrade with a new computer and software.
Thursday, September 10, 2009 3:44 AM
Great news DeclicVideo Team!

I wish there should be MOV clips import possible in the new version (with alpha-channel recognizig) otherwise PS14HD will be still almost the only great NLE tool without such an option!

If it is not implemented, please consider that as an info to PinnacleSys guys from your side, as Beta-Testers :)

Best regards,
Beathan (Poland)
Déclic Vidéo FX
Thursday, September 10, 2009 2:05 PM

Do you have any example of this ?? On my side, I tried with Studio 12 and BluffTitler, the transparency is taken into account (but I never tried on a MOV file).

Friday, September 11, 2009 1:28 AM
Does anybody knows how many (simultaneos) video tracks can you edit with studio 14 ?
Friday, September 11, 2009 2:23 AM
I can not directly put MOV files without transcoding them into AVI-PAL with alpha, unfortunatelly [ProCoder]
I tried it on Edius Trial version and it worked perfectly. As it is in Adobe Premiere...

Pinnacle Studio 12 recognizes MOV files only from the camera folder directly (e.q. Panasonic) not as a separate clip located on the hard disc, usefull for overlaying... :(
Déclic Vidéo FX
Friday, September 11, 2009 8:27 AM

Many questions have been answered in this newsletter, consult our most recent article: Pinnacle Studio 14: first impressions (you will also find two bonus at the end, one demo video as well as a pre-order link with a discount !!)

Thanks for your support,
Keith Wright
#Keith Wright
Saturday, September 12, 2009 12:13 AM
Will you be offering a 3:2 pulldown removal option so that you can use 24p/30p in 60i? I currently have to use VoltaicHD to remove the 3:2 pulldown but would prefer to have this done within Pinnacle.
Keith Wright
#Keith Wright
Saturday, September 12, 2009 12:15 AM
...also, there have been issues witht he Cineform AVI codec being recognized in Pinnacle Studio. Has this issue been addressed?
Déclic Vidéo FX
Saturday, September 12, 2009 12:20 AM
@ Keith,

Can you clarify pulldown ? I had a look to some articles on the net, but I am not familiar with this.

Keith Wright
#Keith Wright
Saturday, September 12, 2009 12:36 AM
Telecine info

When shooting in NTSC, you shoot at 24p or 30p in a 60i container. If you were shooting at 25p, you have no problem with extra frames being inserted. Since not all AVCHD cams shoot in native 24p, you need to remove the 3:2 pulldown (the extra frames) in order to have the film=like qualities of 24p to be seen AND allow for the flags to remain from the 24p mode. VoltaicHD does this, but adds an element to your workflow.

Um. Are you with Pinnacle or a beta tester? If you are not with Pinnacle, could you forward my inquires to them?
Saturday, September 12, 2009 5:10 AM
@ Keith

No need to flood this comment section !
If you don't get an answer to your question it's just a matter of time or good understanding from us.

We are not affiliated in any ways to Pinnacle. This website is only the work of non-professionnal people.

Concerning your question, I'm not sure at all that Studio is able to handle 24p footages which is tipically a prosumer format used in highend material.
Saturday, September 12, 2009 5:17 AM
Sounds great, but will they EVER have the ability to add extra Video Tracks. This is the only feature missing that I am bothered by.
Déclic Vidéo FX
Saturday, September 12, 2009 1:21 PM
@ John,
For the current release, the answer is NO... You could always use the third video track ? See "Forgotten track...".

Sunday, September 13, 2009 10:32 AM
does studio 14 support avchd lite ? pinnacle said that there next release would but i cannot find any info

Déclic Vidéo FX
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 1:14 PM
@ Des,

Question has been asked to Pinnacle, I will come back with an answer asap. In the mean time, a french user will send me a small AVCH-lite clip, and I will try myself.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 3:34 AM
hi guys! there miss about export to bluray. pinn14 hd do not folder for BD? or what? I don't like to export to bluray in AVCHD
Thank you1
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 3:03 PM
@ Keith

Rectification : I'm sure you will be pleased to learn that Studio 14 can import 24p footages.

Keith Wright
#Keith Wright
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 8:47 PM
"Rectification : I'm sure you will be pleased to learn that Studio 14 can import 24p footages."

Thanks...but will it import in the 60i container which many AVCHD codecs do...most shoot the video in 60i and then it must be de-interlaced. When that happens, especially with Canon AVCHD, all of the 24p flags are lost. In order to import the 24p video, the container must be opened and the 24p/30p video must be removed. The question is, will Studio 14 do the 2:3 pulldown from 60i and leave the 24p/30p in its original form, or must I still use a program such as VoltaicHD to remove the 2:3 pulldown and THEN import the 24p video into Studio 14. Studio 12 already supports 24p...it is the 60i to 24p/30p that is the question...FYI
Déclic Vidéo FX
Thursday, September 17, 2009 12:56 PM
Once again, as soon as you contact me with some clips, I may try....
I just received a clip, someone claimed it was AVCHD lite. It works fine, but it also works in S12, so I am wondering if the upgrade process change something, or if it is *NOT* an AVCHD lite clip... That's the reason why I need several clips to do the test (and to tell me which kind of test I need to do).

Déclic Vidéo FX
Sunday, September 20, 2009 8:54 AM
Concerning AVCHD lite, I confirm that S14 fully support it (no problem for editing, adding transition, montage theme, etc...). Rendering is also OK

Graham Pearson
#Graham Pearson
Sunday, September 20, 2009 5:15 PM
Please tell me if this not the place for this question.I am planning to buy a new computer.Can I use the update version of studio 14 on a virgin computer.I already have studio 11 on my old machine.
Sunday, September 20, 2009 11:38 PM
Hello Graham.

Yes you can !

You'll be asked to insert Studio 11 CD during installation. Don't forget to press Shift when inserting this CD, in order to avoid Studio 11 complete installation.
Graham Pearson
#Graham Pearson
Monday, September 21, 2009 1:15 PM
Thank you very much for the prompt reply!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 6:49 AM
pinnacle studio program is have a many problems..!

and need to more timetrack.!!! during 7,8,9,10,11,12..

never add to track.!!! we need to 4~5 timetrack!!!

also pinnacle not import!! JVC HM100& HM700U MP4!!

I hope import!! this file.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 10:26 AM
I bought and just installed studio 14 ultimate collection (upgrade from studio 9). No original studio 9 cd nor serial was requested (probably because studio 9 was registered with pinnacle).
Just played 5 minutes with studio 14 and already found problems.
- Import of a previous studio project displays all titles as half transparent.
- full scree Preview of thi project is "all black"
On a new studio 14 project:
- new title editor switches Vista to BASIC mode (!? - shame !)
- in title editor you cannot see typed text (whatever font/color/size).. as if text is set to full transparent...

If this is the beginning ....
Running on vista 64 home premium 4GB ram, ati 4850

Anyone having same problems ?

P.s. Opened case with avid support
Déclic Vidéo FX
Thursday, September 24, 2009 2:18 PM
@ kyj,
As I said already, as soon as people send me some files to test, I do the test and I report here...

@ stefan,
on the french forum, I do not have any similar feedback for the moment...
On my configuration, I have NONE of your symptoms, sorry.

George Ramick
Friday, September 25, 2009 11:16 AM
I recently purchased a Canon HF S11 AVCVHD camcorder in the hopes of migrating to High Definition. I currently used AVID LIQUID 7.2, but it seems that it does not deal well with AVCHD input. I am considering buying STUDIO 14 when it is released to deal the AVCHD issues.
Ok, here is the questioon: Can I used 24P input with this program and add other SD scenes and .jpg shots and get a good result? If not 24P ("cinematic mode" in Canon), then what would you recommend? I am about to head to China for 3 weeks and plan on doing a lots of shooting.
Déclic Vidéo FX
Friday, September 25, 2009 12:00 PM
Hello George,
I think that saby already replied to this question, and 24p is accepted. To be confirmed by saby....

Friday, September 25, 2009 6:33 PM
I got an email offer tonight to purchase Studio HD Ultimate Collection Version 14 on upgrade for £55.00 UK pounds (3 day offer to save £14)
I am very tempted as i only have Studio 11 basic, but when i read on their site on also here that the Chroma keyer is not included on upgrade versions, well i was very disappointed and don't think i will buy it.
If i did buy it, how much more would i have to pay for the Chroma key plugin if they even offer that option?.

I think they are being a bit greedy leaving it out, just my opinion.

Saturday, September 26, 2009 2:57 AM
Thanks for your answer DV FX.

Problems persist with MOVING TITLE EDITOR.
All inserted text is "invisible" and often studio crashes on launching the moving title editor (old "static" title editor seems fine).

Avid support seems to have no clue. told me to reinstall: did but problems still there.

Also AVID support claims that TITLE EDITOR forcing vista to switch to BASIC view mode is NORMAL ! Never seen a serious Vista compatible application (espacially handling graphics) that is not aero compatible !

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 4:29 AM
I just did some more testing by myself and SOLVED.

All the following S14 video options MUST be turned on:

- Enable high resolution preview

- hardware acceleration

- background rendering

Please note that now Moving Title editor NO LONGER SWITCHES to Vista BASIC
Déclic Vidéo FX
Thursday, October 1, 2009 9:34 AM
@ Jason,
Where do you see that the Chroma key plugin is not present anymore ?????

@ Stefan,
Thanks a lot for reporting the solution here, that's very well appreciated !!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009 2:06 PM
I am having the same problem in pinnacle 14 with Moving Title Editor as mentioned above. I have reset the preferences, reinstalled the program, deleted temp files and still as soon as I exit Moving Title Editor the program "stops responding". I have sent an email to Avid and spoke on their chat line three times....no answers. I hope there is a patch SOON!
Friday, October 2, 2009 9:27 PM
DV FX, I bought the Studio HD 14 Ultimate Collection Upgrade on 28th September, the last day when i could save some money. I also bought the manual (big black book) and the backup DVD which came by UPS today.

I can not use the Chroma key in Studio HD 14, as that area is 'greyed out' it can not be used, Upgrade users did not get the Chroma keyer and i really need that to work.

Also i am having problems trying to remove the older Studio 11, i want it un-installed and to get some HDD space back on my laptop as i will only be using Studio HD 14 Ultimate Collection.

When i go to un-install programs, the installer runs and just before it gets to the end i get a windows error: Error Number: 0x80040303 (unhanded exception) then set-up terminates.
Un-install or Install can not run, also i tried putting in the master dvd for Studio 11, the same thing happens installer runs, then same error and exits.

I have Windows Vista Home Premium.

Any ideas how i remove the old Studio 11?
I only had Studio 11 for 2 months, it came with Dazzle Video Creator Platinum. I really wish i could get it off my computer.

Guy P
#Guy P
Saturday, October 3, 2009 10:56 AM
If you can get to install on Vista, consider yourself lucky.

2 Days of Blue Screen Crashes on install and I've give up.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 4:46 AM
hello ican i use StageToolMovingPicture with Studio ultimate colletion ver14
Thursday, October 8, 2009 8:42 PM
Okay,, wow. The TITLE EDITOR>.. What a pain in the $#%. Well, I got a new system for our company.. Massive sys,,, i7quad core 3.33ghz , x58 chip set, 12gig ddr3 and so on.
Title editor worked GREAT at first. Had a powerful nvideia N 295 GTX vid card. Then I dicided to go with the ultimate. TWO Saphire ATI Radion HD 4870x2 cards, (best on the market)
Well the title editor still worked. Did some testing, amazing rendering btw. HOWEVER.. Last night I DID THE STUPID! I allowed WINDOWS UPDATE to auto install some 58 "important" updates. Well, that just screwed it all up.
Spent last 18 hrs installing, reading, updating, removing and so on. Ill give you a run down of what I found.
-Radon cards, WORKED GREAT FOR 2 DAYS,,,,,,,,,
, then updateded windows.. titles stopped working
-uninstalled all win updates,, but didint help.
-removed crosfire dual cards went to one Radon card, no good.
---- By the way,, I removed and updated drives, removed and reinstalled Pinnacle. I did a lot of junk.
- Decided to Put back in Nividia 295 card and installed original drivers.
Now, i wnated the power of the EXPENSIVE Radon cards so I uninstalled the nividia card and drivers
- Reinstalled the two sapphire Radon cards and drivers
TITLES WONT WORK... Same problem again.
KEY POINT!!! Dont miss this, it was not the Radon Card! It worked great until I updated windows.
It seems there is a software conflict with the drivers from Radon and Windows and or Pinnacle. Im unhappy because im sure its a simple fix if only Windows or Radon or Pinnacle would locate the bad driver/software.
Anyway, looks like I will have to re-install the smaller graphics card again and im stuck with $800 worth of new Radon HD 4870 x2 2gb cards. Again, before the windows update,, these cards blazed through everything including titles.
ANY IDEAS? please help if you can. If nothign else,, you guys now have a lot of info on this issue. Maybe this can help someone isolate the problem.
Jim R
#Jim R
Friday, October 9, 2009 12:09 PM
Been working with Studio 14 for a week now after upgrading from Studio 12. One of the main reasons I upgraded was to get the new Xbox HD compatible feature. Well after spending days with Pinnacle that new feature simply DOES NOT WORK. If you even add one transition to your project the make movie function will fail 100% of the time with a rendering error. Pinnacles final solution is to create the entire movie in a different format. Re-import this movie back into Studio and then re-create the whole movie in the Xbox format. First of all, working with AVCHD this takes many hours to do. Secondly, the quality is lost. This is the reason I wanted to created Xbox HD files directly. I want to return the software but then I found another big problem. I had Studio 12 before and was working on several projects. When you open an existing project in Studio 14 it will update your project to the new Studio 14 format and after that you can never open it again in Studio 12. Lastly, as if that isn't enought, I've had many errors and rendering failures with my several projects even though the same projects rendered properly in Studio 12.
THE Brush
#THE Brush
Sunday, October 11, 2009 7:30 AM
I received my Pinnacle 14 yesterday and installed it on my Vista 64 machine. I had Pinnacle 12 installed but it has never worked since I installed it. (I have an XP unit it works well with)
After my initial install I tried to render a 5 minute project and Pinnacle worked perfect. Later I tried a 15 minute project and then I ran into a wall. When I tried to make a Mpeg2 File the "save as" screen came on (black) and the program froze. I did it a number of times. I imagine if I were to contact the tech line when I had similar problems with 12 and Vista they would tell me to continue re-loading Pinnacle 14 until I stopped calling.
It works great with Vista!
The Brush
#The Brush
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 8:46 PM
Installed Pinnacle 14 on my Vista System on Sunday and everything seemed to be running smoothly. Now it freezes when; I try to open a project, save a project or make a movie. Alll critically important when editing.
It works fine on my XP system.
I guess I'll call tech assist tomorrow. Why do I think they'll ask me to re-install it again?
Maybe I'll do that now!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 6:00 AM
Hi guys! Can U help me? I use 14 HD
I have a good sistem and I work verry good in AVCHD. It takes more time but is ok. I just have the same problem: in the "writing frames" process (after rendering in "make movie" sv hangs. Stops with the export error mesage
I observed that if I make a movie longer than 35-40 mins in AVCHD, hangs, under this time is ok. What happens in fact? Sv doesnt support a longer worflow? Can someoane "illuminate" me?
I use:
CPU Q 9450 2,66-2,66 GHz, nvidia 9600 GS, 4Gb RAM, 10000 rot/min - 1Tb HDD, Windows 7, sv 14 HD Ultimate downloaded.
Thank You!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 6:43 AM
I was experiencing many of the same issues with Pinnacle 14 on my Vista 64-bit unit as I've been reading, especially with the Motion Titles. So I invested in Ashampoo WinOptimizer and ran the scan a couple of times. It found a bunch of "stuff" to clean out and since then Pinnacle 14 has been working fine....for two weeks now. I already had CCleaner and Glary Utilities installed, but I guess Ashampoo found deeper clutter than was interfering with Pinnacle. Maybe my experience can be helpful to someone else.
Le Papy
Thursday, October 15, 2009 1:29 PM
This comment section that some have used is generally reserved for discussion on the published article, but in no case become a forum where everyone sets his problem. Since we are receiving more and more requests, we do not have the ability to answer on a case by case basis. I suggest that you contact the forums listed on our home page so you will receive a prompt answer to your question. As specified in our contact page, all questions related to Pinnacle Studio, HFX, VitaScene, Heroglyph, Adorage or Mercalli proDAD "How to." must be asked in the appropriate forums.
Our ability to answer through the forums is dependent on how much free time we have. Best Regards,
DV FX Team
olaniyan  olushola
#olaniyan olushola
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 12:09 PM
thanks for the comprehensive information on pinnaclehd,altimate and altimate collection.good work
Wednesday, November 4, 2009 4:07 AM
Have just bought studio 14 ultimate, the only problem I have now is that the preview is black. Cannot play the video at all when editing, is there a setting I have overlooked?
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 12:20 PM
"Have just bought studio 14 ultimate, the only problem I have now is that the preview is black. Cannot play the video at all when editing, is there a setting I have overlooked?"

Same problem---worked on it for two hours last night. Have you found any answer?
Wednesday, November 18, 2009 1:04 PM
Do you have Hardware acceleration turned on and all the way up?

Control Panel > Display > Settings > Advanced > Troubleshoot
Sunday, November 29, 2009 3:26 AM
very good editing software
Tony S
Tuesday, December 8, 2009 10:26 PM
I hate VISTA. Nothing works right.
RE: # Jim R
Friday, October 09, 2009 9:09 PM
Been working with Studio 14 for a week now after upgrading from Studio 12. One of the main reasons I upgraded was to get the new Xbox HD compatible feature. Well after spending days with Pinnacle that new feature simply DOES NOT WORK. If you even add one transition to your project the make movie function will fail 100% of the time with a rendering error. Pinnacles final solution is to create the entire movie in a different format.

This may sound stupid. I had similar issues with Vegas. Forget what it was, but I would get an error halfway through"..blah blah Don't have permission..."

On a whim, I uninstalled it. Rebooted and restarted again. Put the install "CD" in, I hit explore, right clicked on the set up . exe file. clicked "Run as administrator"...then did everything normal...


Good Luck!
Monday, January 4, 2010 9:51 PM
I downloaded the trial version and everything looked ok, so I bought s14. As soon as I tried a slomo on a gh1 720p/50 clip, I realized the AVCHD lite is NOT FULLY SUPPORTED. I asked for a refund and switched to sony vegas hd.

error replication: load a 720p/50 clip in the timeline, split it by half, remove the first part, the apply the speed effect for a slomo. The preview and output file are messed up.

vegas hd runs with no problems at all.
Déclic Vidéo FX
Tuesday, January 5, 2010 2:37 AM
Hello Lor,

Thanks for taking the time to visit our Pinnacle website and informing us of your purchase. Enjoy video montage, and do not forget that we also have proDAD products that might interest you ?

Friday, February 5, 2010 7:53 PM
Can i download a free trial of this before I actually buy it?
Déclic Vidéo FX
Saturday, February 6, 2010 1:11 PM
Hello thecheapestguyonearth,

Yes you can, just follow this link.
Have fun,
Tuesday, March 2, 2010 8:36 AM
I hope someone can help!
I had Pinnacle Studio Plus 9 on my PC (windows XP professional) with the extra features (unlock code) purchased.
My PC recently crashed (bue screen) but I recovered the data and re-loaded the Studio plus program from the disc.
At first it wouldn't accept the original unlock code emailed by Studio plus. I visited the website and gave them the passport number and a new unlock code was generated but still rejected by the program! I also noticed that it wouldn't open my most recent projects that were created after I purchased the activation key. The earlier (completed) projects, done without the extra features being activated would open fine.
Then after a while the extra features were mysteriously released anyway (probably by a Pinnacle cookie verifying the program) but it still would not open the projects ("Studio plus cannot open file") displayed with no reason .
I the downloaded the trial version of Pinncle Studio 14 Ultimate edition to see if it could open the projects and it does but without the ability to edit the sound!
It won't even allow you to mute the video soundtrack or the added music soundtrack line. It recognises where I have altered the sound levels and faded in or out etc on the timeline view but ignores the fades or variations on audio playback and ixes added misic with the orginal video audio. It did this on my laptop, so it's not a PC glitch.And the same thing happends with Studio 12.
Does the Studio 14 trial version lock access to the sound editing? I am afraid that if I buy the full version I may see the same problem.
I have looked around all the forums and threads but no one seems to have had the same perblem.
Any assistance would be greatly apprecaited as I spent hours on these projects!
Edward G.
Thursday, January 13, 2011 8:39 PM
I'm got Studio 14 out for trial, and it is crashing my computer. Seems to get memory in an infinite loop. Had 1 g, not enough. Now have 3 g and not enough. Exact same problems; uses ALL memory loading a 3gp file. Haven't tried any other type. Have NVidia Gforce 6200 with 256, P4 processor. Quite nuts.
Déclic Vidéo FX
#Déclic Vidéo FX
Saturday, January 15, 2011 8:11 AM
@ Edward, you might have a look here and wait a little bit ?
--> Is Pinnacle launching AVID Studio 15 ??

Friday, April 29, 2011 12:57 AM
Eerste installatie van Pinnacle Collection ging goed, mooi om te zien en beter om mee te werken. Echter opeens deed het menu het niet meer. Ik kon
geen achtergronden meer veranderen en alleen nog de tekst op een bestaand menu weghalen. Geen lettertype veranderen of foto achter grond in voeren. Ik heb nu alles opnieuw geinstalleerd (wat zeer tijdrovend is als je een upgrade van 14 hebt) maar het probleem blijft bestaan. Hoe kan dit nu
i neens......
Hopelijk weten jullie raad !!!!
Gert Oskar Reitner
#Gert Oskar Reitner
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 2:14 PM
If I have Ultimate Collection 14 installed can I upgrade with Ultimate 15 ( WITHOUT Collection ) and the Magic Bullet Looks, Trapcode Shine, 3D Stroke, Particular from 14 remain and are still functional ?
Déclic Vidéo FX
#Déclic Vidéo FX
Sunday, August 14, 2011 3:28 PM
Hello Gert,

That's a very good question, but I do not have the answer.... I would say YES, but I am not sure. Have you tried asking Pinnacle support ?

Thursday, June 14, 2012 5:48 AM
I have been using Pinnacle 14 Ultimate HD and found a really stupid problem that I am unable to resolve.
I have produced a video and I am trying to add my own high res photo to Menu background and menu thumbnail. But Pinnacle wouldn't let me do that. It simply wouldn't display in the righthand panel. If I download the same photo from my internet blog then no problem. I have tried different things like loding the original photos in Photoshop and then save the photos with different compression, but still no joy.
I can use the same original photos to video timeline but not in the menu. The photos are jpeg and were taken using Canon 500D in highest resolution mode. Your help will be appreciated.
Mike McMahon
#Mike McMahon
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 4:58 AM
Importing HD Video from camcorder to Pinnacle 14 Ultimate. MTS to any file: ie: AVI< MPEG
Getting fed up with Pinnacle.(had it for years and keep updating to new upgrades each year or two). Windows Movie Maker works fine with same files. What am I missing?

Had had success in the past, with hassles. Too many to mention.

Using Windows 7.

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