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How to install Pinnacle Studio 18 ULTIMATE

How to install Pinnacle Studio 18 ULTIMATE By Le Papy - Last updated on Friday, October 2, 2015
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Category: Pinnacle Studio 20 & S16-S19 Tutorials / Installation  -  Previous tutorials
Published on Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Created on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 9:57 AM
 

This tutorial gives step by step instructions on how to install a downloaded version of Pinnacle Studio 18 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 18 and Pinnacle Studio 18 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 for Studio 18.
  2. Pending receipt of the confirmation email, note the date and order number, it may be useful later.
  3. If you are unsure of your operating system (32 or 64 bits), the test is free ...
  4. Download the 3 files (Setup, Content and Bonus Content) corresponding to your OS.
  5. Make note of your two serial numbers pending the confirmation email.
  6. There are some helpful instructions regarding the Pinnacle orders.
  7. You can also check your bill from this page.
The download Studio 18 page
If you did the test to see if your system is running in 32 or 64 bits: no doubt ... you are using 64 bits ... Now you know what files you need to download. Testing operating system
Step 2 : Installation of PinnacleStudio_18_Setup.exe
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 already uninstalled the software without thoroughly cleaning the registry, you may have the installer bug that existed in Studio 17.

 

 

 

You will then see a "database: ...... " alert. It's very easy to get out of it. Complete the installation steps and you start with All Programs \ Pinnacle Studio 18> Install Manager. And then it will work ...

 

Everything is going well ...

Your turn...

Enter your First and Last names and your valid email address. This is the address that will be used by Pinnacle in case of problems.

Finally, enter your serial number for Studio 18 that you 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 and click on the big green button if you want to activate and register your software immediately.
  2. You have another option by clicking on the second link.
Your turn ...
All done ... your software is registered and you are entitled to full product support for 14 days. Thanks

Choosing the type of installation :

  1. Standard Installation (Recommended).
  2. Choose Custom Installation if you do not want to install some components. But I recommend that you don't change the location of the installation files.

I advise you to click 1 immediately.

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
A number of prerequisite system files must be installed or updated before installing Studio. Studio handles this automatically and shows you the progress. Prerequisites Installation
For the moment, nothing to worry about ... For the moment, no worries ...
The installer prepares for the Pinnacle Studio 18 installation... The Pinnacle Studio 18 installer prepares installation.

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 15 pages...
The license agreement
Don't worry, I'm too respectful of the forests to suggest printing a 15 page Word document. I simply did a CTRL + A (select all), CTRL + C (copy) in the window of the license agreement above, and I did a CTRL + V (paste) in Notepad to save the license because it is difficult to find it if we need it some day. The EULA print  request 15 pages

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

  1. I advise you not to change the default folder.
  2. You will notice that Studio 18 creates its own Content folder unlike previous versions which used a common Content folder. I do not recommend that you change the default folder. 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 to do that, uncheck the box.
  2. Continue the installation by clicking on the "Next" button.
Creating shortcuts
Everything is ready to begin the installation... The installation program can begin
During installation, you are informed of the latest technical advances.  Information during installation
And the iPad is not forgotten ... And the iPad is not forgotten ...

Installation is in progress and the system optimization is being processed.

Installing ...

Installation of Studio 18 and the desired components are completed. You can even customize your installation by clicking the "Back" button.

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

 Installation Complete
On opening the software you will be introduced to the new splash screen for Studio 18. The Studio 18 interface will open and the sample film project will be on the time line ... The Studio 18 presentation image
at the center of the screen is the the Welcome window and the choice of options for the watch folders. The Welcome window in Studio 18
  1. Overview of the sample project is loaded on the timeline.
  2. Studio updates its database of watched folders. You can follow the progress as it works and I advise you to leave it alone as long as this process is not completed and the level of your processor is not income to about 0% utilization.
Overall view of the interface
Upon opening, and after letting Studio complete ​​its database of effects, your effects library should look approximately like the content of screenshots shown here, depending on your plugins already installed. Studio 18 library after loading the Setup
Step 3 : Installation of Studio_18_Content.exe

 

Extraction of files begins immediately. Extraction of files begins immediately
Choose the software installation language from the dropdown list. Select the installation language software
The installation starts for real with the traditional Welcome and information window. The Welcome and information.

Select target folder.

  1. You will notice that Studio 18 installs its files in a personal StandardContentPack and there's no way to change the destination folder.
Select target folder
The installation program begins. Start the installation by clicking the "Install" button. The installation program can begin
Installing ... be aware that this may take a few minutes. Installing ...

The installation is complete. A "PinnacleStudioSetup" installation 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_18_Content.exe.
Installation Complete

When first opening after installing PinnacleStudio_18_Content.exe, and after letting Studio make its effects database, your effects library should look roughly like the content of the screenshots shown here, depending on your purchased additional plugins already installed.

Note that HFX Volume 1 is already there ...

Installation terminée
Step 4 : Installation of Ultimate_Bonus_Content.exe
Extraction of files begins immediately. Extraction of files begins immediately
The installation of the Bonus Content starts with the Welcome and Information window. The Welcome and information.

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

  1. By clicking on the "View" button, the license will be displayed in your default text editor, so you can save the document.
  2. You must accept the terms of this license agreement before proceeding with the installation.
  3. Continue the installation by clicking the "Next" button.
The add-ons license agreement
The EULA is displayed in your default word processor. I suggest you save it in case you may need to refer to it later. The EULA is displayed in your default word processing

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 either 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 begins. You will see the names of the add-ons that are being installed.  Installing ...
If you chose to install iZotope Music and Speech Cleaner, do not go too far from your computer during this phase because you may have to answer some questions relating to the installlation of the iZotope Music and Speech Cleaner. Following the installation is in progress
Add-ons installation is completed. Completing the add-ons installation
It is likely that the next time you open Studio, you will be prompted to install the latest patch if you have not done so yet. Installation proposal patch

You have finished installing Studio 18 or Studio 18 Ultimate. If you have followed the given instructions, you have reached the end of the installation.

At the end of installation, you will see a "PinnacleStudioSetup" folder on your desktop. You can "store" this PinnacleStudioSetup installation folder carefully to clear your desktop. But remember the new location:

  • because the next time you open a HFZ file, Studio will ask you where you have stored PinnacleStudio.msi found in PinnacleStudioSetup \ Studio \ PinnacleStudio.msi.
  • because when you install a patch, Studio will ask you where you have stored PinnacleStudio.msi found in PinnacleStudioSetup \ Studio \ PinnacleStudio.msi.
  • because if you want to "Repair" the Standard Content Pack from the Control Panel, Studio will ask you where you have stored StandardContent.msi found in PinnacleStudioSetup \ StandardContent.msi.

Then, if you don't move it after that, Studio will still remember where it's at .... laugh

Step 5 : And here is a video installation

If you prefer a video installation of the software, Declic Video has thought of you:

I will make one last recommendation ... Open Studio 18 and then wait thirty minutes without touching anything that Studio 18 has time to quietly build the library... angel

Finally, if you find any missing add-ons, be sure to check out the FAQ : 4- Initialize/Backup Pinnacle Studio parameters. (If you have installed the 18.0.2 patch, you can use the "Reset" button located in the Studio 18 Control Panel, your task will be simplified).

{Thanks to Loosecannon for the fine tuning}

{Screen Captures were made with the help of Snagit 12 by TechSmith}

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Comments
Essel By # Essel @ Thursday, November 6, 2014 10:21 PM
Hi delic , I have installed new studio 18 plus. Blu ray authoring how to enable on internet .Some doubts raises me .
Transport stream ( 1920 x 1080) export file create a bluray disc? .
Its possible to burn dvd (4.7 gb )
Please help me suggested me by email
Thanq

Déclic Vidéo FX By # Déclic Vidéo FX @ Saturday, November 8, 2014 12:43 PM
Essel,

Please:
* join forum to ask questions not related to the article
* read the fu... manual
* and open your eyes for activation (in the menu)

DV FX

nicolas rastoul By # nicolas rastoul @ Monday, November 10, 2014 5:28 AM
17 ultimate is already installed on my PC win 8.
How to install utlimate 18 ultimate update?
Do I unistall 17?

Déclic Vidéo FX By # Déclic Vidéo FX @ Monday, November 10, 2014 3:28 PM
Nicolas, for Pinnacle Studio 18 ULTIMATE update, it's similar to the normal installation, insert DVD (or launch the setup.exe), and follow instructions.
Don't uninstall Pinnacle Studio 17 unless you install Pinnacle Studio 18.
You could perform the uninstall later on.

DV FX

Graham By # Graham @ Friday, January 2, 2015 5:55 PM
I can't emphasis enough that the 64 bit version is the way to go.This has been the most reliable version since PS 11,I never used 12, but have used PS 14,Avid Studio,PS 16 and now PS 18. All the ultimate version.

Graham By # Graham @ Friday, January 2, 2015 6:01 PM
Okay, here is my question. Is there anyway to transfer the Magic Bullet effects from PS 16 ultimate? If this is the wrong forum for this please redirect me.

Déclic Vidéo FX By # Déclic Vidéo FX @ Monday, January 5, 2015 2:40 PM
Hello Graham,

Owner of Pinnacle Studio 17 who installed Pinnacle Studio 18 should have Red Giant Magix Bullet plugin installed. As you said that you jump from S16 to S18, it's normal that you did not have it.

DV FX

Graham By # Graham @ Monday, January 5, 2015 5:35 PM
Does this mean I'm out of luck? Or can I re-install PS 16 completely and get i?. I used custom install and only tried Magic Bullet.

Graham By # Graham @ Monday, January 5, 2015 5:41 PM
Just saw the note, I will try the other forum.

Déclic Vidéo FX By # Déclic Vidéo FX @ Tuesday, January 6, 2015 4:30 PM
I doubt that re-installing S16 and migrating to S18 will solve the problem, you can try anyway if you can roll back with Ghost or Norton Backup or Acronis ?

DV FX

saby By # saby @ Wednesday, January 7, 2015 5:45 AM
If PS17 with MB Looks is present on the PC when PS18 is installed, then the plugin must be transfered into PS18.
Do you see it in the RTFXV2 folder of PS18's plugins ?

Graham By # Graham @ Thursday, January 8, 2015 2:19 AM
Not only is my vs 16 not 17 but I am using the 64 bit version of PS 18. So no sign of it in the plug in folder. At least New blue up dated Colorfast and told me that they are working on a suite of effects for PS 18 so maybe they will do a 64 bit update.

Graham By # Graham @ Thursday, January 8, 2015 2:45 AM
Oops, got all mixed up, Magic Bullet is Red Giant.

antonio fabbiano By # antonio fabbiano @ Thursday, August 27, 2015 6:38 PM
I have pinnacle studio 18
how to installe update to studio 18 ultimate?

Le Papy By # Le Papy @ Thursday, August 27, 2015 8:57 PM
Hello antonio fabbiano,
Look at this news...
Best regards,

Alan By # Alan @ Friday, March 4, 2016 12:15 PM
Pinnacle 18 Ultimate:
I have mistakenly deleted titles and disc menus - the items are there under navigator but nothing inside - everything else is OK.
Is there a way of reloading these without uninstalling and reinstalling the complete software.
Thanks.

Le Papy By # Le Papy @ Friday, March 4, 2016 4:17 PM
Hello,
You can try to do a repair. Otherwise, it will uninstall and reinstall.
Regards,

 
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