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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 21 & S16-S20 Tutorials / Installation  -  Previous tutorials
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. For Pinnacle Studio 17 and Pinnacle Studio 17 PLUS, the process is similar.

Step 1 : Access download

You can order the software on Pinnacle's site . After choosing your version, you will have the opportunity to request a full version or an update, downloaded or boxed. After the usual formalities, you will reach the last step that will allow you to download your installation files.

  1. After check out, you can download the 3 install files of Studio 17.
  2. Follow the instructions on the screen and download Studio_17_Content.exe.
  3. Follow the instructions on the screen and download PinnacleStudio_17_Setup.exe.
  4. If you bought an Ultimate version follow the instructions on the screen and download Ultimate_Bonus_Content.exe.
  5. Note now your two serial numbers pending the confirmation email.
  6. Here you have some useful links in case of problems.
The download Studio 17 page
In the bottom of the page, you have some helpful instructions regarding Pinnacle orders. You can also check your bill from this page. The bottom of Pinnacle site web page
Step 2 : Downloading and installation of Studio_17_Content.exe
The button "Start download" of item 2 of step 1 launches download. Download Studio_17_Content.exe file
Your browser displays the download progress. Your browser displays the download progress
File download is finished. The file is completely downloaded
Execution of an application authorization . The usual warnings are sent to you before executing an Application file type. But the company is clearly identified and known, you can run without fear... Authorization application execution
Extraction of files begins immediately. Extraction of files begins immediately
Choose the software installation language from the dropdown list. Select the installation language software
For the first time, you know the image of Pinnacle Studio 17 while the installer of Pinnacle Studio 17 starts working. Image of Pinnacle Studio 17 while the installer starts working.
The installation really starts with the traditional welcome and information window. The Welcome and information.

Select target folder.

  1. Note that if Studio 16 is installed on the computer, Standard Content Pack files will be installed in the folder of Studio 16 without possibility of changing the destination.
Select target folder
The installation program begins. Start the installation by clicking the "Install" button. The installation program can begin
Installing ... This may take a few minutes, you have been warned. Installing ...

The installation is complete. An installation "PinnacleStudioSetup" folder was created on your desktop.

  1. You can view and save the Windows Installer log. It may be useful to keep for future reference someday ... Check the box if you want to keep. Otherwise, click "Finish" to complete the installation of Studio_17_Content.exe.
Installation Complete
Step 3 : Downloading and installing PinnacleStudio_17_Setup.exe
The button "Start download" of item 3 of Step 1, start the download. Download PinnacleStudio_17_Setup.exe file
Your browser displays the download progress. Your browser displays the download progress
The file is fully downloaded. The file is completely downloaded
Extraction of files begins immediately. Extraction of files begins immediately
Choose the software installation language from the dropdown list. Select the installation language software
Everything is going well... But if you have an installation problem, do not forget to read the comments below, you will certainly find a troubleshooting solution. Everything is going well ...

Your turn...

Enter your First and Last names, your valid email address. This is the address that will be used by Pinnacle in case of problems and will serve to open your BOX account.

Finally, enter your serial number for Studio 17 you have already got in item 5 of step 1 or in your email purchase confirmation.

  1. If you wish to be informed of offers and news from Pinnacle, check the box;
  2. Click on the big green button if you want to activate and record immediatly your software;
  3. You have another option by clicking on the link 3.
Your turn ...
This is done ... your software is registered and you are entitled to free 50 Gb on Cloud. But do not forget to click on the link www.box.com in this window to open your account and avail this facility. Thanks

Choosing the type of installation :

  1. Standard Installation (Recommended);
  2. Customized Installation.

I advise you to click 1 immediatly.

Choosing the type of installation
  1. On this screenshot you can locate the installation files and possibly change their location. I strongly do not recommend it.
Location of the installation files
  1. Currently the installation files are in a "PinnacleStudioSetup" folder installed on the desktop. I advise you not to change the location of this folder until more information.
Currently the installation files are installed in a folder on the desktop
The installer prepares Pinnacle Studio 17 installation. The Pinnacle Studio 17 installer prepares installation.
The welcome and information window.  The Welcome and information.

Read the license agreement...

  1. You must accept the terms of this license agreement before proceeding with the installation;
  2. You can not save the license, but you can print its 9 pages...
The license agreement

The choice of the location of the installation files...

  1. I advise you not to change the default folder;
  2. You will notice that you do not have the option of changing the "Content" folder that is used by all the latest versions of Studio. Continue the installation by clicking the "Next" button.
Select target folder

Creating shortcuts...

  1. The installer prompts you to create a shortcut on the desktop. If you do not want, uncheck the box;
  2. Continue the installation by clicking on the "Next" button.
Creating shortcuts
Everything is ready to begin installation... The installation program can begin
During installation, you are aware of the possibilities offered by Box .  Information during installation
Installation and optimization of the system are running Installing ...

Installation of Studio 17 and its Content Pack are finished.

If you have the Ultimate version, you have to install the plugins of this version (see Step 4). In this case, I recommend you don't open Studio before installing Ultimate_Bonus_Content.exe. It is preferable for proper installation of the library.

In all cases, complete the installation by pressing the "Done" button.

 Installation Complete
Step 4 : Downloading and installing Ultimate_Bonus_Content.exe
The button "Start download" item 4 of step 1, runs the download. Download Ultimate_Bonus_Content.exe file
Your browser displays the download progress. Your browser displays the download progress
Extraction of files begins immediately. Extraction of files begins immediately
The installation of add-ons really starts with the welcome and information window. The Welcome and information.

Here is a new window license only for add-ons.

  1. You must accept the terms of this license agreement before proceeding with the installation;
  2. By clicking on the "View" button, the license will be displayed in your default text editor, so you can save the document;
  3. Continue the installation by clicking the "Next" button;
The add-ons license agreement

Choosing the type of installation :

  1. Custom installation.
  2. Complete installation

As its name suggests, the complete installation will install all the add-ons. The custom installation allows you to install only some add-ons depending on the space you have on your hard drive.

Click one of the 1 or 2 button.

Choosing the type of installation

With the Custom Installation window :

  1. You can select only the add-ons you want to install.
  2. After your selection, click the "Next" button.
View the Custom Install window

Everything is ready to begin installation.

  1. Click the "Install" button.
Ready for installation
The installation of the selected add-ons started. You see the names of the add-ons that are being installed.  Installing ...
Add-ons installation is completed. Completing the add-ons installation

You have finished installing Studio 17 or Studio 17 Ultimate. If you have followed the given instructions, you have reached the end of the installation. At the end of installation, you see 3 .exe download files and install folder "PinnacleStudioSetup" on the desktop. We are waiting for instructions if these files and the folder can be moved. In the meantime, apply the precautionary principle and leave them where they are... laugh

Finally, if you had a Studio 16 version installed on the same computer, the installer Studio 17 has transferred all your settings, effects plugins, your transitions, Scoreffiter, your music, your songs, your montage themes, your menus in Studio 17. It remains to enable SmartSound.

I will do one last recommendation ... Open Studio 17 and then wait thirty minutes without touching anything that Studio 17 has time to quietly build his library... angel

{Thanks to saby for the translation and the fine tuning}

{Screen Captures were made with the help of Snagit 10 by TechSmith}

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Graham By # Graham @ Friday, November 1, 2013 5:47 PM
Does scorefitter include any new music? Compared to what comes with PS16.P.S. Great work on a fast turnaround Saby. What a team.

Déclic Vidéo FX By # Déclic Vidéo FX @ Saturday, November 2, 2013 6:53 AM
Hello Graham,

We will soon propose an article which summarize what is new and what is not. For Scorefitter, there is no new song.

DV FX

Graham By # Graham @ Saturday, November 2, 2013 1:21 PM
Thank you for the prompt reply and I will try to hold my horses until you are ready.

Griffithb By # Griffithb @ Friday, November 8, 2013 6:06 PM
Why did you install the content first? before the setup file?

Déclic Vidéo FX By # Déclic Vidéo FX @ Saturday, November 9, 2013 4:10 PM
Hello Griffithb,

It's because this is the recommended way according to Pinnacle website explanation.

DV FX

Déclic Vidéo FX By # Déclic Vidéo FX @ Saturday, November 9, 2013 4:11 PM
Graham,
After intensive test, there is nothing missing in S17 compared to S16 (nothing really new neither, excepted minor correction).
DV FX

Griffithb By # Griffithb @ Saturday, November 9, 2013 4:33 PM
On the page that appeared after my order completed, the files were listed in a different order. (Mine was an upgrade download).
The Bonus Content file was first,
then the content file and after that
the setup file.

I ran the files in the more logical manner, as it would have from a disc...
Setup, Content, then Bonus Content.
The program appears to work fine.


Thanks for the tip to let the program build the libraries first. I'm sure it saved a lot of time.

Déclic Vidéo FX By # Déclic Vidéo FX @ Saturday, November 9, 2013 4:41 PM
Dear Griffithb,

That's correct, you are right regarding the order the file appear. But it's not the order than Pinnacle propose to install it if you follow the recommendations they provide. Glad it works well.

DV FX

EranL By # EranL @ Monday, November 18, 2013 4:56 AM

how to change language in pinnacle studio 17 after installation?
tHnaks

Déclic Vidéo FX By # Déclic Vidéo FX @ Monday, November 18, 2013 2:56 PM
Hello EranL,

To my knowledge, this is impossible to achieve after having installed Pinnacle Studio... Take care also that you don't have a PAL instead of NTSC or the opposite...

DV FX

EranL By # EranL @ Monday, November 18, 2013 3:13 PM
Thanks, so what should I do? uninstall and re install choosing "Spanish" in the installation option? does it any connection to the operating system language?

Marco By # Marco @ Wednesday, November 20, 2013 3:04 AM
Buongiorno, nel momento in cui io vado ad installare il programma stesso, mi esce un messaggio DATABASE: "Impossibile caricare la tabella "LounchCondition" nella query SQL:Select "condition", "description" from "lounchcondition"

E questo anche dopo aver rimosso la prima installazione... Premetto che sull'hd ho comunque installato il 14.....

Biagio Privitera By # Biagio Privitera @ Saturday, November 30, 2013 1:50 AM
I have the same problem! during the installation of Pinnacle Studio 17 Setup.
"Impossibile caricare la tabella "LounchCondition" nella query SQL:Select "condition", "description" from "lounchcondition"

what to do?? :-(

fidan6363 By # fidan6363 @ Saturday, November 30, 2013 12:06 PM
Bilmiyorum valla dilinden

Riccardo By # Riccardo @ Sunday, December 1, 2013 11:30 PM
HP91Medesimo problema launchCondition, se qualcuno ne sa di più

Stefano By # Stefano @ Monday, December 2, 2013 9:10 AM
ho lo stesso problema LaunchCondition e sembra che pinnacle non sia in grado di risolvere, mi sa che devo chiedere la restituzione dei soldi, :( che delusione....

Le Papy By # Le Papy @ Monday, December 2, 2013 9:25 AM
Ciao stefano e altri
Io non parlo italiano, non so se capirai. È molto facile da fare. Finisci le fermate di installazione e si ricordi Programmi \ Pinnacle Studio 17> Install Manager. E allora funzionerà ...
Saluti,

Hello stefano and other

This is the trap into which I also fell. It is very easy to make it. You finish the installation stops and you reminders Programs \ Pinnacle Studio 17> Install Manager. And then it will work ...
Regards,

Biagio By # Biagio @ Monday, December 2, 2013 9:53 AM
Trovata la soluzione.
Bisogna decomprimere il file di setup, si apriranno due folder, e bisogna far eseguire il file applicativo all'interno di uno dei due.
Adesso mi funziona perfettamente!! :-)

Roxana By # Roxana @ Sunday, December 22, 2013 4:58 PM
Can you install the software on multiple computers if you purchased it on line?

Riccardo By # Riccardo @ Friday, January 10, 2014 5:54 AM
Planning to update from Pinnacle Studio 14HD, previously installed on XP.
Now I have a new machine with Windows 8.1. How to install S17Ultimate Upgrade without any previous release? I don't want to setup R14 on the new one, but only have the Latest on.
Thanks

Déclic Vidéo FX By # Déclic Vidéo FX @ Friday, January 10, 2014 6:55 AM
@ Roxana,
Yes it's possible, as long as you only use ONE version at the same time.

@ Riccardo,
Assuming S17 is working like previous version, you will need to insert the S14 DVD into your computer when the installer is looking for previous version.

Let us known if it works.
DV FX

Déclic Vidéo FX By # Déclic Vidéo FX @ Friday, January 10, 2014 1:57 PM
Sorry Riccardo, as Papy noticed, you can visit our Studio FAQ #20 where you have the information... You don't need to insert the DVD, just the serial number to enter.
;-)

Thanks Le Papy for spotting this error.
DV FX

Denton By # Denton @ Tuesday, February 25, 2014 12:01 AM
Just curious, is there a link or could you please help me with exactly what file/folder contents should be in Pinnacle 17 folder locations please? I jacked my installation all up and have since dropped every folder relating to Pinnacle into one folder lol. Stupid idea I know but now I think I'm getting conflicts within the program from this. Also, updates and patches won't "take" because of, what I am assuming, is this mess I've created. Pinnacle tells me that it's up to date with the latest version, but I have the same export problems, Particular crash problems, and so on that the patches addressed. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks so much.

Déclic Vidéo FX By # Déclic Vidéo FX @ Tuesday, February 25, 2014 1:36 PM
Denton, don't try to patch or to solve it by yourself, if you put the mess in the folder. Uninstall, delete all Pinnacle folders, and re-install.

fairview209 By # fairview209 @ Wednesday, March 5, 2014 3:26 PM
I am trying to install 17 with a disk I purchased.
I have been using Avid/Pinnacle 16 on this AMD computer.
The installer starts normally but hangs at:
File:AVID.VFEditing.manisest
I have tried to install the program several times and it does the same thing.
Any ideas?
Thanks

Stefano By # Stefano @ Thursday, March 6, 2014 3:25 AM
The program I was able to install it, but is very unstable and constantly freezes with any work I perform. This before and even after the update. I have a next-generation PC and powerful, Pinnacle 16 and 17 are unstable. Have you heard about this?

Il programma sono riuscito ad installarlo, ma è molto instabile e si blocca continuamente con qualsiasi operazione io esegua. Questo prima e anche dopo aver fatto l'aggiornamento. Ho un PC di nuova generazione e potente, Pinnacle 16 e 17 sono instabili. Avete notizie in merito?

Joe By # Joe @ Wednesday, March 26, 2014 8:08 PM
Hi
If I download the software (rather than buy the CD) on my current computer but then in 6 months time buy a new computer will I be able to re-download for free or be able to put the software on my new computer?

saby By # saby @ Thursday, March 27, 2014 1:51 AM
Hi Joe,

Save the install files onto an USB key, external Hard Drive, burn it on a DVD, ...
This way, you'll be able to re-install Studio on your new computer from this previously saved media.

Stefano By # Stefano @ Thursday, March 27, 2014 6:55 AM
Possible that there is no one with a solution to the constant crashing of the program Pinnacle Studio 17. It is just a bad program? I threw my money?

Déclic Vidéo FX By # Déclic Vidéo FX @ Saturday, March 29, 2014 3:37 PM
Stefano,

You are not alone, other people have those kind of problem. Usually, they join us on forum, we study the case, and find a solution. Sometimes need to re-install from scratch, there is a conflict or similar. Right now, we receive more and more people who are satisfied with the latest update of Studio 17, more stable and better than before, you are the first one who is complaining following the recent patch.

DV FX

Mark Medlin By # Mark Medlin @ Wednesday, April 9, 2014 8:35 AM
I have the same issue as fairview, above, except I was using Studio 14 on a Windows 8 laptop. Samsung, i7 2.4GHz, 8gb RAM. After updating to Win 8.1, S14 won't work.
No worries; I purchased Studio 17 in a box, but it hangs at the same file during install: AVID.VFEditing.manifest.
Disabled Windows Update and Avast antivirus, same results. Run as Administrator, same results.
Also posted on Pinnacle Forums, and opened support case with Corel. Email-only support...really?!?!
Others have S17 running with Win8.1, someone suspects it may be a Samsung-specific issue?
Thanks for any ideas!

michał By # michał @ Friday, July 25, 2014 6:17 AM
Hallo, do you have problem with Studio 17 ? I can't editing clips from Sony NX3 (AVCHD 2.0). Studio crash very often and works very slow. Avid studio works very well but PS 17 is horrible!!! My PC's is lenovo y510p with i7.

 
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