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Another Closing Credits, This Time with Studio 17 Ultimate

Another Closing Credits, This Time with Studio 17 Ultimate By Le Papy - Last updated on Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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Category: Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Edition
Published on Thursday, July 31, 2014
Created on Monday, March 3, 2014 3:12 AM

We have already published several tutorials about creating end credits. Probably, one of the oldest is the tutorial "Closing Credits - "Star Wars"" because it was already on the old Declic-Video site. That tutorial used the 3rd party plugin JPs Effects . Then came the video tutorial "Tip-4 Closing Credits (#182)" and the "Using the HFX effect 312-finale." tutorial which used Hollywood FX. Then with Pinnacle Studio Ultimate (V14 or higher), it was the Motion titles highlighted by the tutorial "Overview of Motion Title" that were used to make "Closing Credits Using Only Pinnacle Studio" and see how Pinnacle Studio was able to do this task on it's own. Finally it was Avid Studio's turn (or new Studio versions) that did all the work to make a new kind of end credit in "Studio can Create End Credits on It's Own".

Today, with Studio 16 or Studio 17, we will try to do almost the same thing, using titles and effects of the Ultimate version.

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Criss-Cross your Videos with our Plugins

Criss-Cross your Videos with our Plugins By Le Papy - Last updated on Monday, April 21, 2014
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Category: Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Plugins
Published on Thursday, July 3, 2014
Created on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 2:27 PM

One of our readers was enthralled by a video he saw on the Internet. He asked us what plugin might have been used to make the video. Having no knowledge of the existence of this plugin, I thought it would be easier if I could find a way to do the effect and then he would be happy with that.

This tutorial is intended to give you some ideas for using 10 free Boris Graffiti plugins we have made available to you in this tutorial . If you practice Boris Graffiti a bit you can have fun creating and dissecting your own new grid variations and effects by reusing some or all of the tracks in the effects available to you. If Boris Graffiti makes you cringe, then content yourself ...

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Fast Motions, Slow Motions and Other Reverse Gear in Studio 17

Fast Motions, Slow Motions and Other Reverse Gear in Studio 17 By Le Papy - Last updated on Saturday, May 17, 2014
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Category: Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Edition
Published on Thursday, June 5, 2014
Created on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 8:19 AM

If the speed effect could easily be found in older versions of Studio, it's not the same in Avid, Studio 16 and 17. The new user seeks absolute speed control in the effects editor. Indeed, that's to be expected, but he finds nothing and inexorably asks the question on the forum...

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BluffTitler tips and tricks

BluffTitler tips and tricks By Déclic Vidéo FX - Last updated on Friday, May 16, 2014
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Category: Studio 1-15 Tutorials / Edition, Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Plugins
Published on Thursday, May 15, 2014
Created on Sunday, May 11, 2014 1:03 PM

BluffTitler allows you to create 3D titles for your videos, and other pretty cool effects. In this tutorial, learn how to simply change the language of the software to fit your native language.

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Analog Video Capture and Parameters with Pinnacle Studio

Analog Video Capture and Parameters with Pinnacle Studio By Chip819 - Last updated on Friday, April 11, 2014
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Category: Studio 1-15 Tutorials / Capture, Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Capture
Published on Thursday, April 10, 2014
Created on Sunday, March 11, 2012 7:02 PM

You have many VHS or 8mm tapes but you do not really know how to convert them in DVD format or computer files? It is very easy to do it with Pinnacle Studio with the help of an analog transfer tool kit like the Dazzle DVC100. Behind the Import Tab, there are many options and parameters. Let's take a look...

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Combine Effects to Create an Original Clip

Combine Effects to Create an Original Clip By Le Papy - Last updated on Saturday, March 22, 2014
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Category: Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Edition, Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Plugins
Published on Thursday, March 27, 2014
Created on Monday, February 3, 2014 7:29 AM

Studio 17 ships with many effects and offers an unexpected palette. But are you even aware of their the existence and do you know the things you can learn from studying this wealth of effects? To make you aware of how creative you can be with these effects, I have chosen to combine three effects and a plugin to create a custom clip...

 

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Include a Digital Clock in a Studio 17 Movie Scene

Include a Digital Clock in a Studio 17 Movie Scene By Le Papy - Last updated on Thursday, March 20, 2014
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Category: Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Edition
Published on Friday, March 21, 2014
Created on Saturday, January 4, 2014 4:42 AM

I promised you a tutorial on how to use the digital alarm clock that you made ​​with Boris Graffiti. I guess a number of you have already managed to achieve this integration in Studio. So maybe I should just provide a simple outline in Studio 17. But I don't want to disappoint you, so I will give you a readymade Boris Graffiti effect that's a little more sophisticated than what you may have already done. You can then take the time to dissect it and see the differences from the one you created from the Boris Graffiti tutorial. If you wish, you can make a double integration embellished with some sound effects that you can download...

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Review of Dazzle DVD Recorder HD

Review of Dazzle DVD Recorder HD By saby - Last updated on Friday, March 14, 2014
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Category: Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Capture
Published on Thursday, March 13, 2014
Created on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 11:49 AM

Dazzle DVD Recorder HD is the last survivor of analog capture solutions sold by Pinnacle. It is a USB capture device coupled to Pinnacle Studio for Dazzle. I propose you to discover it.

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Enhance your Audio Recordings with iZotope included in Pinnacle Studio Ultimate

Enhance your Audio Recordings with iZotope included in Pinnacle Studio Ultimate By Le Papy - Last updated on Friday, March 7, 2014
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Category: Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Capture, Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Edition, Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / General
Published on Thursday, March 6, 2014
Created on Saturday, November 23, 2013 2:20 AM

Previous users of Studio did not think much of the audio plugin that came as a bonus with Studio 11. iZotope Music & Speech Cleaner, the bonus audio plugin that comes with Studio 17 Ultimate, in my opinion, deserves a little more attention. This software is not integrated as a plugin into Studio but is used as a standalone program only. It is fairly easy to implement and gives quite good results on the most common corrections. It can be used to record any audio coming into your sound card as a digital audio file. Once your audio has been recorded into a digital audio file, you can use your recordings in other applications.

 

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Transfer your Plugins and Transitions in all Studio Versions

Transfer your Plugins and Transitions in all Studio Versions By Le Papy - Last updated on Thursday, February 20, 2014
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Category: Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Installation, Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Plugins
Published on Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Created on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 9:08 AM

So what can you recover without breaching the End User License Agreement that you have accepted, and without crashing the new Studio version by trying to install plugins that are no longer compatible? To clarify, I have classified potentially recoverable plugins into four categories. This tutorial will explain you step by step how to proceed.

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When everything goes wrong

When everything goes wrong By Déclic Vidéo FX - Last updated on Thursday, February 20, 2014
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Category: Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / General
Published on Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Created on Monday, December 3, 2007 6:53 AM

What to do when everything goes wrong and we no longer know what to do ... In this case, very often, it is imperative to identify where the problem is. This tutorial should be able to help you.

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Installation of Declic Video transitions: A to Z

Installation of Declic Video transitions: A to Z By Le Papy - Last updated on Thursday, February 13, 2014
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Category: Studio 1-15 Tutorials / General, Studio 1-15 Tutorials / Installation, Hollywood FX Tutorials / Basis, Hollywood FX Tutorials / Theory, Hollywood FX Tutorials / Solving problems, Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / General, Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Installation
Published on Thursday, February 13, 2014
Created on Monday, January 23, 2012 2:10 AM

Free Declic Video transitions Declic have largely been part of the success of the site. Continuously improved, supplemented, renewed and technically adapted to the different versions of Studio, they have greatly helped to publicize the site...

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Install our free HFX transitions in Pinnacle Studio

Install our free HFX transitions in Pinnacle Studio By Le Papy - Last updated on Sunday, March 9, 2014
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Category: Hollywood FX Tutorials / Basis, Hollywood FX Tutorials / Solving problems, Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Installation
Published on Thursday, February 13, 2014
Created on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 7:44 AM

This tutorial is only for users of Pinnacle Studio version greater than 15.

To install our free 00 - Declic Video transitions in AVID Studio or new Studio Versions, it is necessary provide to Studio *. xml files that will allow it to display transitions.

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Restore SmartSound in Pinnacle Studio

Restore SmartSound in Pinnacle Studio By Déclic Vidéo FX - Last updated on Sunday, February 2, 2014
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Category: Studio 1-15 Tutorials / Installation, Studio 1-15 Tutorials / Plugins, Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Installation, Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Plugins
Published on Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Created on Tuesday, December 4, 2007 11:49 AM

This tip can help you to enable SmartSound in Studio 11, Studio 12, ... if it doesn't appear despite being normally installed or reinstalled afterwards. It will also help you to solve the error message you encounter within Pinnacle Studio 17.

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Installing and using SmartSounds in Studio

Installing and using SmartSounds in Studio By saby - Last updated on Thursday, February 6, 2014
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Category: Studio 1-15 Tutorials / Plugins, Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Plugins
Published on Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Created on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 2:47 AM

I propose in this tutorial to introduce the SmartSounds plugin for Pinnacle Studio. We will see its installation, its use and its operation.

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Customize your Disc Menu with Pinnacle Studio

Customize your Disc Menu with Pinnacle Studio By Le Papy - Last updated on Monday, January 13, 2014
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Category: Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Menus
Published on Thursday, January 23, 2014
Created on Saturday, November 30, 2013 7:17 AM

I told you about customization of menu in 2011 with Studio 14. Today, I propose the same thing with Pinnacle Studio 16 and Pinnacle Studio 17.

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Selective brightness with Pinnacle Studio

Selective brightness with Pinnacle Studio By saby - Last updated on Monday, March 24, 2014
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Category: Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Edition
Published on Sunday, January 12, 2014
Created on Sunday, December 8, 2013 2:22 PM

There are several ways to change the brightness of a video into Studio. One I like and that I most often use is called Selective brightness. I recently discovered a very useful and undocumented feature of this tool that I wanted to share with you.

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Playing with Pinnacle Studio Keyers

Playing with Pinnacle Studio Keyers By Le Papy - Last updated on Thursday, January 2, 2014
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Category: Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Plugins
Published on Thursday, January 2, 2014
Created on Monday, October 28, 2013 9:06 AM

Studio 16 and upper versions come with 3 keyers: a luminance keyer, a color keyer and a transparency keyer. As their name suggests, the first (Luma key) uses the luminance and the second (Chroma key) uses colors to select the areas to change. The chroma keyer will be the subject of this tutorial. To summarize very briefly, a chroma keyer allows you, in post-production, to replace a color in a clip using an overlay.

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Rotation Effect: A Stunning Effect!

Rotation Effect: A Stunning Effect! By Le Papy - Last updated on Wednesday, November 27, 2013
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Category: Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Edition
Published on Friday, November 29, 2013
Created on Sunday, October 20, 2013 8:17 AM

It wasn't that long ago that we didn't do too much with special effects. Rummaging through my personal archives, I found a clip that I modified with Studio 12. I'm suggesting that we take the original clip and see what we can do with it in Studio 16. This clip was shot on an adult sized airplane carousel ride. The effect I'm proposing is simple, use the  "Rotation" effect to make the occupants of the carousel ride do some quarter rolls before landing. Aerobatic specialists can certainly blame my lack of flying experience for not attempting an Immelmann ... but this is only an example of implementing an effect, and nothing more...

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An introduction that leads to a menu with Studio 16 and later

An introduction that leads to a menu with Studio 16 and later By Yann256 - Last updated on Wednesday, November 13, 2013
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Category: Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Menus
Published on Friday, November 15, 2013
Created on Thursday, October 31, 2013 11:17 AM

The versions of Studio after Studio 15 (Avid, S16, S17 ...) do not let insert a video before a menu in except the first clip. This is suitable for commercial discs that only treat one subject (the film), but not for us amateurs who generally deal with several themes in two hours of video: family holidays, travel etc.. during a given period.  So how ? : Renounce authoring, make DVD (BD) with a single theme, insert the introduction as the first chapter of the theme? No way: a tip will allow us to make introductions that lead to menus as many times as needed...

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How to install Pinnacle Studio 17 ULTIMATE

How to install Pinnacle Studio 17 ULTIMATE By Le Papy - Last updated on Saturday, February 15, 2014
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Category: Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Installation
Published on Friday, November 1, 2013
Created on Thursday, October 31, 2013 3:07 AM

This tutorial teaches a step by step how to install a downloaded version of Pinnacle Studio 17 to your computer. If you install from a DVD boxed version, the process is quite similar except that you have nothing to download, everything being available on DVD

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Free Several GB on Your System Disk

Free Several GB on Your System Disk By Déclic Vidéo FX - Last updated on Sunday, September 15, 2013
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Category: Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Installation
Published on Friday, October 4, 2013
Created on Sunday, September 23, 2012 4:11 AM

If you're like me, you have opted for a computer with an SSD drive in order to increase the operating speed of Windows. You opted for a well known expensive brand but are still a bit nervous. And you have decided on a 128GB drive to reduce costs? Now you would like to free up some space, to install Pinnacle Studio over your previous versions of Avid Studio and Studio 16, 15, 14? But you do not have enough disk space on the C:\ system disk. This tutorial will teach you how to quickly and easily free up a lot of space on your hard drive as long as you have another data disk.

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Tips and tricks for Pinnacle Studio

Tips and tricks for Pinnacle Studio By saby - Last updated on Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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Category: Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / General
Published on Sunday, September 22, 2013
Created on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 4:40 PM

Once is not custom I propose today an extendable tutorial. Regularly (or not) I will grow this tutorial by adding a chapter. Each chapter is a pretty basic tip or trick that can be of great service for users of Pinnacle Studio and that I think little known to the users of Studio.

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Cropping Successfully

Cropping Successfully By Le Papy - Last updated on Sunday, May 12, 2013
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Category: Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Edition
Published on Saturday, May 18, 2013
Created on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 8:59 AM

On several occasions, users had problems fitting their photos into the montage thumbnails and looked for answers on the forums. As usual, there are often several ways to achieve the same result. So in this tutorial I'll give you another way to achieve this.

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How to Import Previous Pinnacle Projects into Pinnacle Studio 16?

How to Import Previous Pinnacle Projects into Pinnacle Studio 16? By Le Papy - Last updated on Sunday, April 28, 2013
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Category: Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / General
Published on Friday, May 3, 2013
Created on Saturday, September 29, 2012 1:23 PM

We have received several inquiries from users as to whether it was possible and how to do it ... The question is basic and if you read the documentation, the answer is very simple. There's not any explanations, just simply open the "File" menu and click on the sub-menu "Import previous Pinnacle Studio Projects". But before we go any further, I wanted to see for myself...

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Groups of Motion Effects in the Title Editor

Groups of Motion Effects in the Title Editor By Le Papy - Last updated on Sunday, March 31, 2013
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Category: Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Edition
Published on Sunday, March 31, 2013
Created on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 10:01 AM

Recently in a news article I told you : "This tutorial is the latest in a series that has helped you gradually discover the wealth of possibilities in the AVID Studio title editor.". This was without taking into consideration the insight of some of our readers ... One of you wants to combine several motion effects in the same title and would like to know if this is possible. My first answer was yes because I had already done some testing of this possibility. But then, I had to dig a little deeper to support my answer and why not add a little more.

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Keyframes in Pinnacle Studio Effects Editor

Keyframes in Pinnacle Studio Effects Editor By Le Papy - Last updated on Sunday, October 14, 2012
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Category: Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Edition, Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Plugins
Published on Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Created on Sunday, September 23, 2012 3:00 PM

In a previous tutorial we saw that this effects editor had a few surprises in store for us. By testing these new features, I discovered a few tricks that I'd like to share with you. As we often get questions about keyframes, we would like to spend a little time on these famous keyframes which are often the basis of many operations in the Effect Editor.

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Introduce your video clip with satellite view (Google Earth)

Introduce your video clip with satellite view (Google Earth) By Yann256 - Last updated on Saturday, November 9, 2013
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Category: Studio 1-15 Tutorials / Edition, Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Edition
Published on Sunday, October 7, 2012
Created on Sunday, August 19, 2012 4:48 AM

This tutorial gives an example of an introductory video trip flying over the Earth, from start to finish. For this it uses Google Earth to fly over and Microsoft Expression Encoder 4 for screengrab. To finalize and resolve some problems we use an editing software as Pinnacle Studio.

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Pinnacle Studio 16 new features revealed

Pinnacle Studio 16 new features revealed By Le Papy - Last updated on Thursday, October 4, 2012
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Category: Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / General
Published on Sunday, September 30, 2012
Created on Saturday, September 15, 2012 2:48 AM

After completing our tutorial, you should have installed Pinnacle Studio 16 on your computer. In addition to the reported bug fixes, this new version has some new features that are not just marketing gimmicks. These improvements provide the user with some real help when editing...

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How to install Pinnacle Studio 16

 How to install Pinnacle Studio 16 By saby - Last updated on Saturday, October 19, 2013
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Category: Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Installation
Published on Thursday, September 20, 2012
Created on Monday, September 10, 2012 10:14 AM

This tutorial explains step by step how to install the downloaded version of Pinnacle Studio version 16 in your computer.

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Use the Title Editor to Create a Montage Theme

Use the Title Editor to Create a Montage Theme By Le Papy - Last updated on Friday, October 26, 2012
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Category: Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Edition
Published on Saturday, August 25, 2012
Created on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 4:09 AM

We have already extensively discussed in our previous tutorials all the wonderful opportunities offered by the new Studio versions Title Editor. This editor gives you all the ingredients needed to create a pseudo personalized montage theme.

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Studio can Create End Credits on It's Own

Studio can Create End Credits on It's Own By Le Papy - Last updated on Friday, October 26, 2012
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Category: Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Edition
Published on Sunday, July 15, 2012
Created on Thursday, December 15, 2011 7:40 AM

We have already published several tutorials about creating end credits. Probably, one of the oldest is the tutorial "Closing credits: Star Wars" because it was already on the old Declic-Video site. That tutorial used the 3rd party plugin JPs Effects. Other tutorials were created later on, based on other ideas and/or new software. Recently a tutorial that uses only Pinnacle Studio Ultimate (V14 or above) was published. So this time it's Avid Studio (or new Studio versions) that does all the work.

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Insert a Video Introduction Before Your Menu

Insert a Video Introduction Before Your Menu By Le Papy - Last updated on Friday, October 26, 2012
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Category: Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Menus
Published on Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Created on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 9:05 AM

In a previous tutorial, we saw in detail how to handle DVD menus in Avid Studio (or new Studio versions) and I promised a sequel. Then in another tutorial, we detailed the workings of the title editor. Today we are going to combine what we learned by using the title editor and menu publisher to create a video introduction, with sound, before your classic menu.
 

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Studio's library : discover all the secrets

Studio's library : discover all the secrets By Larocom - Last updated on Sunday, September 1, 2013
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Category: Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / General
Published on Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Created on Monday, May 14, 2012 3:27 PM

After reading some comments here or on the forum of new Studio versions, it appears that the notion of library within Pinnacle Studio 16 or AVID Studio versions is handled with difficulties by some, especially in the early days of using the software. But only at first sight because this is not as complicated as it sounds !

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Making Custom Effects Presets in Studio

Making Custom Effects Presets in Studio By jjn - Last updated on Sunday, January 13, 2013
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Category: Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Plugins
Published on Sunday, May 27, 2012
Created on Sunday, May 27, 2012 3:21 AM
Avid Studio 1.1 and newer versions of Studio are not able to create your own effect presets (audio or video) ? What if your favorite effects require changes every time you use them ? It is not difficult to permanently change any preset and just as easy to create a new preset with its thumbnail library. This tutorial will show you how to do.
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StudioPRO Tutorials, The Very Best Of

StudioPRO Tutorials, The Very Best Of By PinnacleStudio Pro - Last updated on Sunday, July 13, 2014
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Category: Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / General
Published on Friday, May 18, 2012
Created on Friday, May 18, 2012 4:37 AM

In this page, we will present some of the best tutorials for Pinnacle Studio, done by a colleague named "PinnacleStudio Pro". He is not affiliated to PINNACLE, nor did he work for PINNACLE, but he is like us: he loves Pinnacle Studio video editing software and he do plenty of very good tutorial for Pinnacle Studio, to help us using the best of the software.

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Making professional menu with "highlight" buttons

Making professional menu with "highlight" buttons By Yann256 - Last updated on Sunday, May 13, 2012
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Category: Studio 1-15 Tutorials / Menus, Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Menus
Published on Sunday, May 13, 2012
Created on Saturday, March 17, 2012 12:14 PM

Create a small image when we activate a chapter button of menu, is the feature "highlight" usually used in DVD /BD commercial. Reserved for professionals having software authoring specialized ? In principle yes! Nevertheless small trick revealed by Tiwa allows to make almost so much with Pinnacle Studio and the open source graphic software  Gimp. A complement in the tutorial " an introduction leading to the menu " gives a practical example of application.

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Studio: Library and Tags

Studio: Library and Tags By JCD59 - Last updated on Sunday, January 13, 2013
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Category: Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Edition
Published on Friday, May 4, 2012
Created on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 10:47 AM
From the first use of Avid Studio, one must admit that we are in a totally different environnement from that of Pinnacle Studio 1-15. But we are not too much disoriented, because a majority of the known elements are there. Except that during first editing, one may ask the question: "where's the little checkmark indicating the use of a clip in the current movie? ". This is in order to solve this problem that I suggest you to discover this tutorial.
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A Title Editor is Making Headlines

A Title Editor is Making Headlines By Le Papy - Last updated on Friday, November 1, 2013
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Category: Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / General
Published on Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Created on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 4:20 AM

In the latest version of Pinnacle Studio 1-15 we have already shown you the Motion Titles editor.

New Pinnacle Studio versions have gone a step further with improved ergonomics for the title editor to make it a more powerful tool. With this editor, your creativity can lead to even greater achievements.

But like any newly developed tool, you need to get a better handle on it and some explanations are needed to tap into it's full potential...

 

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Customize Your DVD Menu Buttons with Studio

Customize Your DVD Menu Buttons with Studio By Le Papy - Last updated on Sunday, January 13, 2013
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Category: Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Menus
Published on Sunday, April 1, 2012
Created on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 8:56 AM
With the arrival of Avid Studio and new Studio versions, it was necessary to face the facts, the good old recipes do not work anymore because the alpha channel method for tga buttons used with Pinnacle Studio 1-15 was no longer compatible with that used by Avid Studio and new Studio versions.
Aficionados of custom buttons then reached out to the people on the Pinnacle forum to see if anyone knew how ... Alas, the answers were evasive, even demoralizing. Along with Francis57, we searched on our own to try to find a solution to the challenge. Thus, two different approaches were pursued in parallel and resulted in two methods to achieve similar results. By mutual agreement, we decided to show them both to you. This tutorial consists of two independent processes and you can address them separately.
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My PC is slow to boot ...

My PC is slow to boot ... By Loosecannon - Last updated on Sunday, March 25, 2012
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Category: Studio 1-15 Tutorials / General, Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / General
Published on Sunday, March 25, 2012
Created on Monday, March 5, 2012 1:58 PM

Over the years our computers are taking longer to boot, with increasing numbers of programs that slow down the loading time of Windows. Moreover, as Rémy Fehlmann reminded us in one of his tutorials, a computer requires regular preventive maintenance. This is an opportunity to see what we can do to regain control of the situation.

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How to add shapes (arrows, squares ...) in Studio

   How to add shapes (arrows, squares ...) in Studio By Larocom - Last updated on Sunday, October 28, 2012
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Category: Studio 1-15 Tutorials / Edition, Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Edition
Published on Friday, March 2, 2012
Created on Monday, February 6, 2012 4:04 AM

On Pinnacle Studio 16 & Avid Studio forum, many of you have consulted the thread on how to add shapes to a clip, marking your interest in the subject. So read this tutorial which will tell you more ...

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Customize "Movie" transition provided with Studio

Customize "Movie" transition provided with Studio By Le Papy - Last updated on Sunday, January 13, 2013
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Category: Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Edition
Published on Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Created on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 1:43 PM
Avid Studio and new Studio versions come with many transitions and many plugins ready to use. But the beautiful HD "Movie" transition did not quite satisfy my needs. So I decided to change it in my own unique way and share it with you. Two things had me leaning this way : opening and closing the red curtain in front of an empty room bothered me a little and I wanted to start my video with a beautiful opening curtain, not a transition.
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Export Failure and other crashes in Studio

Export Failure and other crashes in Studio By czmax - Last updated on Tuesday, January 17, 2012
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Category: Studio 1-15 Tutorials / General, Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / General
Published on Saturday, January 14, 2012
Created on Thursday, December 8, 2011 8:30 AM

If you encounter an "Export Failure" when rendering your movie, you probably won't understand the content of the message shown by Studio. In the absence of this help from Studio, follow this tutorial created by an experienced user. You will find:

  • an explanation of the message and the location of the error;
  • possible causes and ways to fix them.
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Discover Contour Design shuttles

Discover Contour Design shuttles By saby - Last updated on Sunday, October 28, 2012
8279 Views :: 2 Comments :: Article Rating (Total Votes: 29)
Category: Studio 1-15 Tutorials / General, Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / General
Published on Saturday, October 15, 2011
Created on Friday, August 26, 2011 6:15 AM

Contour Design sells two devices called Shuttle that are programmable USB multimedia controllers specifically dedicated to audio and video applications. I propose here a review of these devices.

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Avid Studio installation

Avid Studio installation By saby - Last updated on Saturday, October 19, 2013
11281 Views :: 8 Comments :: Article Rating (Total Votes: 15)
Category: Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Installation
Published on Sunday, September 4, 2011
Created on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 11:07 AM

This tutorial shows you step by step how to install Avid Studio on your computer.

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Using Chroma Key and Luma Key to create a text effect

Using Chroma Key and Luma Key to create a text effect By Videoman3857 - Last updated on Sunday, October 28, 2012
23822 Views :: 4 Comments :: Article Rating (Total Votes: 21)
Category: Studio 1-15 Tutorials / Edition, Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Edition
Published on Saturday, July 2, 2011
Created on Saturday, July 2, 2011 6:20 AM

This tutorial will explain you how to create a "text effect" using chroma key and luma key. The tutorial is based on Pinnacle Studio screen capture, but it can also been accomplished using AVID Studio and new Studio versions.

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Learn how to work with a video in AVCHD converted to HDV

Learn how to work with a video in AVCHD converted to HDV By czmax - Last updated on Sunday, October 28, 2012
5123 Views :: 3 Comments :: Article Rating (Total Votes: 27)
Category: Studio 1-15 Tutorials / Edition, Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Edition
Published on Saturday, June 18, 2011
Created on Saturday, June 18, 2011 7:42 AM

You purchased a new camcorder that records in AVCHD and your PC is having trouble working with the captured video (Studio 12 and above, Avid Studio as well as or new Studio versions) ? When you view the video, there are delays and jerks that make your life difficult ? This tutorial may be a solution to your frustration, helping you to convert AVCHD to HDV.

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BluffTitler, Studio, smoke and lumakeying

BluffTitler, Studio, smoke and lumakeying By saby - Last updated on Sunday, October 28, 2012
11976 Views :: 3 Comments :: Article Rating (Total Votes: 9)
Category: Studio 1-15 Tutorials / Plugins, Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Plugins
Published on Sunday, October 24, 2010
Created on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 1:48 PM

The combined use of BluffTitler and Luma Keyer integrated into Studio can render great service. In this tutorial, we will illustrate my point with the realization of a video transition in the form of smoke.

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Auxiliary files management with Pinnacle Studio

Auxiliary files management with Pinnacle Studio By Le Papy - Last updated on Sunday, July 28, 2013
25740 Views :: 10 Comments :: Article Rating (Total Votes: 31)
Category: Studio 1-15 Tutorials / General, Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / General
Published on Saturday, April 24, 2010
Created on Sunday, January 6, 2008 8:10 AM

The auxiliary files, sometimes called temporary, sometimes secondary files,  and now render files in new Studio versions are created by Studio, in different circumstances, when editing or exporting a project. These files are saved in a specific folder. The auxiliary files can grow quite large and cause various disturbances in exporting your projects. These auxiliary files can be deleted at any time during your editing for Studio will recreate them automatically when you work on the project.

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DVD menu: using Eye Scream Factory content in Studio

DVD menu: using Eye Scream Factory content in Studio By saby - Last updated on Monday, November 12, 2012
39968 Views :: 9 Comments :: Article Rating (Total Votes: 20)
Category: Studio 1-15 Tutorials / Menus, Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Menus
Published on Saturday, March 28, 2009
Created on Sunday, March 8, 2009 12:39 AM

This tutorial will teach you how to use in Pinnacle Studio 1-15 and new Studio version the DVD menu from Eye Scream Factory. This tutorial begins with an explanation for changing the background menu. Later on, we will see how to include animated menu, as well as button and much more...

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Ripples

Ripples By Déclic Vidéo FX - Last updated on Saturday, May 18, 2013
5640 Views :: 6 Comments :: Article Rating (Total Votes: 20)
Category: Studio 1-15 Tutorials / Edition, Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Edition
Published on Saturday, September 27, 2008
Created on Sunday, January 6, 2008 8:03 AM

When you hear this word, Ripples, generally speaking you think about ripples in the water. But since the introduction of Studio this word is also known in video editing. The ‘rippling’ function is designed to place the same identical transition between a number of continuous clips or photographs on the time-line.

Depending on the version, the interface is different and the mode of application changes slightly but the principle remains. This tutorial helps you to move easily from older versions to the new Studio versions.

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Apply the parameters of a clip to several other clips

Apply the parameters of a clip to several other clips By Le Papy - Last updated on Saturday, September 7, 2013
5194 Views :: 9 Comments :: Article Rating (Total Votes: 10)
Category: Studio 1-15 Tutorials / Edition, Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Edition
Published on Sunday, September 7, 2008
Created on Friday, July 25, 2008 2:33 AM

Specific plugins are applied to a clip. Now, you would like the same plugins with the same settings on multiple clips (contiguous or not). How to proceed? This tip & trick will give you the solution.

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Simulating snow (transition #244)

Simulating snow (transition #244) By Le Papy - Last updated on Sunday, March 17, 2013
13891 Views :: 1 Comments :: Article Rating (Total Votes: 28)
Category: Studio 1-15 Tutorials / Edition, Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Edition
Published on Thursday, May 22, 2008
Created on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 1:09 PM

To achieve this effect, I decided to use the Hollywood FX software included with Pinnacle Studio. I decided to use two effects (#244): Snow 5s, and Snow 10s, which will be used as plugins or filters. This tutorial will teach you how to use these two effects.

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Convert CD music to .wav file

Convert CD music to .wav file By Rémy Fehlmann - Last updated on Sunday, April 28, 2013
7411 Views :: 1 Comments :: Article Rating (Total Votes: 7)
Category: Studio 1-15 Tutorials / Edition, Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Edition
Published on Thursday, January 24, 2008
Created on Thursday, December 20, 2007 12:47 PM

Studio's preferred music format is .WAV so it is strongly advised to convert your music CD's to WAV files (Rip CD) instead of using the Studio CD Import function. This can be accomplished with the well known CDEx utility. This Tips & Tricks will explain how to proceed so there is no more need to insert CD's after deleting Auxiliary Files (as Studio needs to recreate the related Auxiliary Files), useful instant access to any music, and no risk of crash related issues. If you are using new Studio version, the above recommendation becomes a requirement.

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Using transparency in Studio

Using transparency in Studio By Le Papy - Last updated on Monday, November 12, 2012
19504 Views :: 4 Comments :: Article Rating (Total Votes: 25)
Category: Studio 1-15 Tutorials / Edition, Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Edition
Published on Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Created on Sunday, November 18, 2007 2:28 AM

Transparency allows you to create special effects (PIP like). It can be achieved by using the color tool (Chroma Key), which is documented in Studio.  It can also be achieved by using an image stored in a format that retains some parts of the image as transparent. It is this process that I refer to in the following example.

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Closing Credits - "Star Wars"

Closing Credits - "Star Wars" By Frank Jones - Last updated on Monday, November 12, 2012
25739 Views :: 20 Comments :: Article Rating (Total Votes: 23)
Category: Studio 1-15 Tutorials / Edition, Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Edition
Published on Saturday, December 1, 2007
Created on Thursday, November 29, 2007 8:19 AM

This tutorial will help you make a generic "Star Wars" closing credit. In summary, we will see how to use a background animated video, the zoom effect, and as inlay with perspective ...

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Using a frame around your video

Using a frame around your video By wimnatuur - Last updated on Monday, November 12, 2012
12471 Views :: 3 Comments :: Article Rating (Total Votes: 29)
Category: Studio 1-15 Tutorials / Edition, Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Edition
Published on Saturday, October 13, 2007
Created on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 11:09 AM

On Television you often see a frame around the picture. And inside this frame is the movie.
This is also possible in Pinnacle Studio 1-15 or new Studio version, here is how you can achieve this.
Note that this can also be used to hide a portion of the screen, a logo, border, ...

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From one menu to another menu in a video-film

From one menu to another menu in a video-film By Jan Molenaar - Last updated on Monday, November 12, 2012
10751 Views :: 4 Comments :: Article Rating (Total Votes: 79)
Category: Studio 1-15 Tutorials / Menus, Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Menus
Published on Monday, October 1, 2007
Created on Friday, September 28, 2007 7:48 AM

Tip & trick to have a menu pointing to another menu. Tutorial adapted to new Studio versions.

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Selective Coloring

Selective Coloring By Déclic Vidéo FX - Last updated on Monday, November 12, 2012
13091 Views :: 4 Comments :: Article Rating (Total Votes: 21)
Category: Studio 1-15 Tutorials / Edition, Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Edition
Published on Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Created on Tuesday, September 11, 2007 2:11 AM

Trick to keep only one color in your movie, suppressing all the others...

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Trimming two clips at the same time

Trimming two clips at the same time By Jan Molenaar - Last updated on Monday, November 12, 2012
8607 Views :: 0 Comments :: Article Rating (Total Votes: 28)
Category: Studio 1-15 Tutorials / Edition, Pinnacle Studio 17 & S16 Tutorials / Edition
Published on Saturday, September 8, 2007
Created on Saturday, September 8, 2007 5:35 AM

In Pinnacle Studio 1-15 and new Studio versions, it is possible to trim two clips, which are positioned beside each other on the timeline, in one time, where the total length of both clips is not changed. This "Tip & trick" will explain you how to make it in few clicks.

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