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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 21 & S16-S20 Tutorials / Installation  -  Previous tutorials
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. If you are installing from the DVD of a box version, the process is quite similar except that you do not have to download anything, either at the beginning, or during installation. Everything is available in the DVD.

If you install Pinnacle Studio on a new setup and that you already own activation keys: read the FAQ #19 How to enable all activation keys at once when re-installing Studio ?. This FAQ is perfectly valid for installation of Pinnacle Studio 16.

Let's go !

Double-click the PinnacleStudio16_Setup_77329.exe file that you downloaded and installation of Pinnacle Studio 16 will begin. Files are uncompressed on your PC. WARNING, the location of the installer is memorized during the installation, and sometimes the software might require this path, therefore do not move the installer after installation. You have been warned, choose a correct location for your installer from the very beginning.

Choose the installation language and click OK. Language selection
Studio prepares your system for installation. System preparation
Fill in all fields of the registration form and click Activate and register now. Registration form
Registration entitles you to 50 GB of free storage at Box.com. Goodies
Two types of installations are available to you. Select installation type
Standard installation where everything that your version of Studio entitles you is installed. Standard installation
Custom installation where you can select what you want to be installed depending on the version of Studio you own. If you select a part, only that part will be downloaded and installed. You will have the option to raise another installation of these non-selected elements later. Custom installation
When downloading the PinnacleStudio16_Setup_77329.exe after your purchase, only the Pinnacle Studio 16 application has been downloaded. You will now have to download everything that you selected depending on the installation type selected above. Complementary content download
Studio will use the download manager Pando Media Booster to perform this task. Pando Media Booster
The download starts. It may be long. You've been warned !

Download in progress

Well, it's over. Please note that the files are stored in C:\Users\votrenomdutilisateur\AppData\Local\Pinnacle.

At this point if you want to delay the installation of the software, click No. Otherwise, press Yes.

Download is finished
An update of DirectX .Net 4.0 is often necessary. Update DirectX .Net 4.0
The installation finally starts. Beginning of installation
Some files are extracted. Files extraction
Update of .NET Framework. Update .NET
Installer configuration. InstallShield Wizard
Click Next. InstallShield starts
Accept software Licence. Licence agreement
Confirm the installation paths of the software and additional content. All other installation paths than the default are not recommended. Select installation path
Validate Desktop shortcut creation. Desktop shortcut creation
The actual installation of the software can begin. Installation starts
You can follow the progress of the installation. Installation proress
When the installation of an element is over a green checkmark appears next to this item. Items already installed
Here we are. It's finished. Installation finished

On the forums some installation issues were discussed. Pinnacle reacted quickly and began publishing articles in its Knowledge Base. If you have any problems with paid version remaining a trial version or Knoll Light Factory being locked follow this link or this one.

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Graham By # Graham @ Thursday, September 20, 2012 11:29 PM
Do I need to uninstall Avid Studio?

Déclic Vidéo FX By # Déclic Vidéo FX @ Saturday, September 22, 2012 12:11 PM
Hello Graham,

No need to uninstall AVID Studio. Up to you.
If you keep AVID Studio, you will be able to use our batch transfer tool....


Nishant By # Nishant @ Friday, November 9, 2012 9:08 PM
I am Pinnacle Studio 15 ultimate collection user. Is Pinnacle 16 an update of Pinnacle 15 or AVID Studio (as some people are saying on the internet)? Do I have to uninstall Pinnacle 15 or can version 16 and 15 co-exist?

Le Papy By # Le Papy @ Sunday, November 11, 2012 3:06 AM
Hello Nishant,

Studio 15 is the latest software from the older generation. Avid Studio software is the first of the new generation. These two programs are very different in their design and functionality made ​​available to the user. Studio 16 is an improvement of Avid Studio. Studio 16 is, therefore, entirely different from Studio 15.

You can keep Studio 15 and Studio 16 in parallel on the same computer, but you cannot run two programs simultaneously.

Nishant By # Nishant @ Wednesday, November 14, 2012 10:55 PM
Thanks Le Papy,

I have installed Studio 16 ultimate. And it seems to be much better than studio 15. Guess, will need a little longer learnign curve to get used to new interface.

But you guys at declic-video-fx.com are doing great work. Thank you so much for the resources here. I must be one of the very few Pinnacle users in India. I am so glad to have found a community online for the tools that I use. Keep up the good work.


Le Papy By # Le Papy @ Thursday, November 15, 2012 4:04 AM
Nishant, thank you and congratulations for your web site and beautiful photos that I really liked.

Ray By # Ray @ Monday, November 19, 2012 8:09 AM
I installed Pinnacle Studio 16 Plus and have a problem with my videos. The problem is that I cannot see the video that i had import from my hard drive, but the audio works fine. Also, videos like transitions and special fx doesnt play either. What should I do?

william By # william @ Saturday, December 8, 2012 3:05 PM
hello guys
i have problem when running instalation pinnacle 16.. when section update directx..show error said '' failed to update durectx''
please help me bro..

Déclic Vidéo FX By # Déclic Vidéo FX @ Wednesday, January 2, 2013 3:25 PM
Dear Nishant,

Sorry for answering so late (I moved house and I had few problems). I love your website as well. And believe me or not, your country is the THIRD one in the statistics of our website. It means that INDIA is in the TOP 3 of the country visiting our website... So, you are not alone in India, there are probably thousands of other users, maybe you have a forum somewhere in your country ???


John By # John @ Saturday, May 4, 2013 8:01 AM
I'm having the same problem as William, Installation asks me to select a program to install DirectX update and subsequently fails to update. I'm running DirectX 11. Please help!!!

Déclic Vidéo FX By # Déclic Vidéo FX @ Saturday, May 4, 2013 1:15 PM
Hello John,

Here is what you can do:

- click on the start menu
- then in the white search box, type dxdiag and press enter
- it will bring up your DirectX diagnostic tool and will tell you your version.

If you are below V9, then upgrade with the following Direct X version.


Larry By # Larry @ Thursday, August 8, 2013 1:15 PM
I get that error, and I have DirectX v11, I can not get past it, I am on Windows 7.

Failed to install DirectX Update

Mudih By # Mudih @ Tuesday, September 10, 2013 9:49 PM
My problem is, when I intall Pinnacle 16 on my labtop, the program automatically to ask intall Microsoft Net. 4 but when I intall, something popup instructions say I have trouble intall Microsoft Net 4

what should I do to solve this problem?....

Déclic Vidéo FX By # Déclic Vidéo FX @ Wednesday, September 18, 2013 2:06 PM
Try installing Microsoft .Net package. If you have problem doing so, please refer to a Windows Forum.


Brad By # Brad @ Sunday, January 12, 2014 4:25 PM
I installed studio 16 plus and it works although during the downloadable content section it will say unable to download. I turned off Norton and firewall and still extra free content will not download?

Déclic Vidéo FX By # Déclic Vidéo FX @ Sunday, January 12, 2014 4:35 PM
No solution other than try and try again... Maybe a problem with your speed connection ? Try at a friend house ?


philinhouston By # philinhouston @ Friday, January 24, 2014 10:41 AM
I have Pinnacle Studio 16 Ultimate
I get that error, and I have DirectX v11, I can not get past it, I am on Windows 8.1 Pro

Failed to install DirectX Update

Nishant By # Nishant @ Monday, March 2, 2015 10:34 PM
I think we need to update this post about Pinnacle 16 installation.

I tried re-installing studio 16 on a new machine. But, the installation cannot proceed now to download additional components as Pando Media Booster is not available anymore as the parent company Pando has shut its business and the link for it will not work anymore.

Anyone installing studio 16 will need the entire DVD ISO file which has all the components.

Déclic Vidéo FX By # Déclic Vidéo FX @ Sunday, March 29, 2015 6:37 PM
Dear Nishant,

Sorry for not answering sooner... If you want the DVD ISO, you need to contact a moderator on Pinnacle Forum or through support. You will then be provided with it.


F. Carvalho By # F. Carvalho @ Thursday, October 27, 2016 1:20 PM
Today it is impossible to download and reinstall Studio 16 because the app. Pando Media Booster required to do it is not available anymore.

I´ve asked for welp to Corel Suport. I received today the following unbelievable answer: « « Unfortunatelly we don´t have any solution unless the updating of Studio buying the last version available in http://www.pinnaclesys.com/PublicSite/us/Products/studio/»

This the COREL´s concept of Customer Satisfaction!!!

Le Papy By # Le Papy @ Thursday, October 27, 2016 2:00 PM
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