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Entries for February 2014


Download Pinnacle Studio 17 patch

Release of a patch for Pinnacle Studio 17 - Download link

After release of Pinnacle Studio 17, a fourth patch is available. Pinnacle recommends installing the update for all users.

It concerns Pinnacle Studio 17, Pinnacle Studio 17 plus as well as Pinnacle Studio 17 ultimate. The download for the patch is free for all users who already bought Pinnacle Studio 17....









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A digital alarm clock created with Boris Graffiti and intended to be integrated into Studio 17

In this, the first tutorial, you will learn how to create a working digital alarm clock from scratch. The Boris Graffiti Character Generator along with a digital font will allow you to accomplish this.

Later, in the second tutorial, you'll learn how to integrate this digital clock into Studio 17, so as to recreate a scenario using a static close-up of a bedside table. You can even set a specific time for the alarm clock ...

But let's not get ahead of ourselves, if you're up for the presentation of these two tutorials, we'll start with the first...

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Pinnacle Studio 17 Retail Box

Update 16 July 2014:  latest patch 17.6
Update 27 May 2014:  latest patch 17.5
Update 25 Apr. 2014: latest patch 17.4
Update 24 Mar. 2014:  latest patch 17.3
Update 3 Feb. 2014:   Good news with Pinnacle Studio...
Update 17 Jan. 2014:  latest patch 17.1
Update 12 Jan. 2014:  latest patch, proDAD compatibility, surprise gift, re-ordered the essential link collection, bugs report...
Update 03 Nov. 2013:   Everything you ever wanted to know about Pinnacle Studio 17 and that we know on our side...










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proDAD Heroglyph V4

proDAD just launched Heroglyph 4 LE (Light Edition)


In July 2012, proDAD heroglyph V4 PRO was launched. Today, it's time to launch Heroglyph V4 LE.
It's the same version than Heroglyph V4 PRO, but less expensive because .... ( this newsarticle contains 30% discount, but hurry up, it's valid few weeks only )



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BluffTitler 11

BluffTitler 11 is launched and provide some interesting functionnalities compared to V10 !

Do you know BluffTitler ? BluffTitler creates 3D titles for your videos, as well as cool other effects. Have a look to the video example we have for you, and have a look to the special introduction price....




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JPsEffects Integration in Studio 16 and 17

Many of you have manually install the JPsEffects effects in Studio 16 or Studio 17. Unfortunately for those who do not have a Studio 11/15 release installed on the same partition, these effects were not seen in Studio 16/17. What a pity! If you have used these effects in the past, you were able to enjoy excellent quality.

Therefore, the DV-FX team decided to contact Jan Peter to see if we could do something together. We received a very enthusiastic greeting and saby was the kingpin of this collaboration by actively participating to tests and ensuring ...

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Transfers in All Studio Versions from Studio 11 to Studio 17

With each new Studio version, users want to transfer the maximum number of plugins and transitions from their older Studio version to their new version.

So, from Studio 11 to Studio 17, what can you recover without breaching the "End User License Agreement" that you have accepted and without crashing the new Studio version by importing plugins that are no longer compatible? To clarify, I would classify potential recoveries into four categories....



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A major update was made on the tutorial " When everything goes wrong " ....




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SmartSound and Pinnacle Studio 17 SmartSound with Pinnacle Studio 16 or Pinnacle Studio 17, yes we can !


I have to recognize that I love SmartSounds, the royalty free music (much better than Scorefitter, I have to admit...). That's why I had a closer look at SmartSounds recently...

Did you buy SmartSounds previously, and with Studio 16 or Studio 17, you would like to use it ? But you have an error message "The SmartSound plug-in is not properly activated. Please contact the vendor" ? Then, we have the solution... And if you are using previous Pinnacle Studio version, and you have a similar problem, our tutorial will explain you how to solve the problem.

You never bought SmartSounds so far but you would like to buy it ? We obtained a marvelous 20% discount for a limited duration (until ....



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Management, Installation and Use of HFX effects I had the great honor to modify the tutorial that has had the greatest number of readers on this site. With nearly 60,000 visits, you have made this the champion of all our tutorials. Over the years, my esteemed predecessors enthusiastically updated this tutorial as each Studio version came out or was updated. Since the introduction of Avid and Studio versions, up to and including version 16, this tutorial requested a review. I took this opportunity to...


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Lot of news, not always visible at first glance...


Some of you say that we don't have a good english level in some of our newsletter (*)... That's true ! Do you know why ? We are french guys... So we try to do our best, so please apologize some of our errors...  (*) concerning our tutorial, majority of them are fine tuned by Loosecannon who provide a great english level !

As you know, we are working hard to provide the best of Pinnacle Studio (as a proof, we recently learned that we  were referenced by  Corel support who propose customers to contact us ! Well, that's nice, but we would not like that it becomes usual practice, we do this for fun, and should not be a place because of a deficient support...) . In short, we provide ....



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Pinnacle Studio 1, good old days ? Why this logo you say? Because it reminds me the good old days, and I'm nostalgic ...


EDIT : in addition to the contact we established with Pinnacle, we have just seen that Jacques Lamontagne, Director of Pinnacle Marketing, left a message for our readers in the comments section of the news : All about Pinnacle Studio 17

Yes, be honnest, in recent months, it was not all rosy with Pinnacle Studio ... So we prefer good old times... No need to hide it, everyone has seen on the forums in here and there, that unsatisfied customers was numerous. Of course you say, we see more often unsatisfied population on a forum... Yes, except that here it becomes hard to manage... Many people have problems with Pinnacle Studio. And in addition to this, we were somewhat neglected by Pinnacle Management these last months...

It seems that there are good news: indeed, we have been contacted by ....



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