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How to install Pinnacle Studio 19 ULTIMATE

How to install Pinnacle Studio 19 ULTIMATE By Le Papy - Last updated on Monday, April 11, 2016
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Category: Pinnacle Studio 21 & S16-S20 Tutorials / Installation  -  Previous tutorials
Published on Sunday, October 4, 2015
Created on Thursday, October 1, 2015 4:13 PM

This tutorial gives step by step instructions on how to install a downloaded version of Pinnacle Studio 19 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 the DVD. For Pinnacle Studio 19 and Pinnacle Studio 19 PLUS, the process is similar. Compared to previous versions, the installer can perform, if you wish, downloading and installing the software practically without your intervention. We will see all this in detail.

Step 1 : Which Version to Choose?

As to your budget, I do not want to influence you. But on the technical side, I don't recommend the Standard version since it is still too limited for my liking and the user often very quickly regrets his choice. This is how the options are presented on the Pinnaclesys.com site:

The three versions are offered side by side:

  1. The Standard version.
  2. The Plus version.
  3. The Ultimate version.

You can see, at the bottom of the Pinnaclesys.com page, a comparison of the three versions

Click an option to access the next window. This is how your grid choice looks on the Pinnaclesys.com site:

The Pinnacle Studio 19 page
  1. Choose the full version or upgrade version.
  2. Select download or boxed version. Note that even the boxed version no longer contains a printed user manual.
  3. If you have decided, click the Buy Now button.
  4. Note that the software has a 30 day money back guarantee and there is no longer a trial version.
The choice full version / Update and Download / Box
Once the identification and payment has been completed you can download the Pinnacle-Installer.exe file in a few seconds. By running this file everything will start... The installation file Pinnacle-Installer.exe
Step 2 : Downloading and Installing the Software with Minimal Intervention from You

With the new installer, at the very beginning of the installation, you'll be needed for less than 5 minutes ...

Your participation will be limited to:

  1. Selecting the installation language.

  2. Entering the serial number (5 sets each of 5 capital letters).

Click on the Next button.

Language selection and input the license key

You will have to read the License Agreement (EULA).

  1. Obviously, to install the software, you must accept the EULA.
  2. So to continue the installation, click the Accept button.
The license agreement (EULA)

And we come to the end of your work.

  1. The installer has detected a 64 bit system and has  selected the 64-bit version for downloading.
  2. But it is possible to download both versions (64 and/or 32-bit)
  3. An important point ... By default, the installer offers to install the downloaded files folder on your desktop. If you want to have a clean desktop and not overload your system disk, put the files directly to another internal drive.
  4. The option to download only. You can then start the installation later. . . .Or
  5. You can download and install at the same time allowing the installer to proceed by itself.
Download Tuning

From now on, your input is no longer needed and you can go about your business for at least 2 hours if you don't have optical fiber. And here's what happens in your absence:

  1. The main program is downloaded.
  2. The Pause button may possibly be active when you return ...  After the break, the download will resume where you left off.
The main program is downloaded
  1. The Standard Content is downloaded.
  2. The main program is installed.
  3. The Pause button may possibly be active when you return ...
The Standard Content is downloaded.
  1. The Bonus Content is downloaded.
  2. Preparing the installation of Standard Content.
  3. After installation of the main program, the Pinnacle Studio Start button appears. But, as you are not there, you're not supposed to see it so just leave Studio to finish quietly installing... The curious are sometimes punished .... wink
The Bonus content is downloaded.
  1. The Bonus Content installs.
  2. Wait a little while before launching Pinnacle Studio...
The Bonus Content installs.
  1. When you come back, here is what you will discover. Installation is complete and a message strongly recommends that you back up the installation files folder you selected. at the beginning of the installation
  2. It remains only to click on the Finish button and launch Studio 19 from the icon placed on your desktop.
Installation is complete

When Studio is opened, you will be prompted to register your software.

  1. Complete the required fields. The serial number will be filled automatically.
  2. Check or leave unchecked the box relating to commercial email offers from Pinnacle
  3. Click to Register now ...
  4. Or register later.
Software Registration
If you have registered your software, you are now eligible for support (limited to installation issues). THANK YOU !!

The Pinnacle Studio 19 Welcome window...

  1. Offers to open the importer.
  2. Or click OK to close this window if you are already familiar with the software so you can start discovering what's new after waiting for the library initialization.
And Pinnacle Studio 19 interface Welcome ...
Step 3 : Download and Install the Software only in a Second Time with Minimal Input from You

Earlier in this installation, if you chose to click the Download Only button instead of the Download/Install button, the following will happen during your absence:

  1. The main program, Standard Content and Bonus content will download.
  2. The Pause button is there if you need it. After the pause, the download will resume where you left off.
The main program, Standard Content and Bonus content will download in turn.

When you come back, about two hours later, if the download is complete, here's what you'll find:

  1. A notice that the three packages are ready to be installed.
  2. A button that leaves no doubt as to its function ...
The three packages are downloaded and ready to install
Step 4 : Installation in the Old Way with all Conventional Windows and Your Necessary Intervention

If you prefer to control the installation process via the old method (see tutorial "How to install Pinnacle Studio 18 ULTIMATE") you can close the window shown above instead of clicking the Install button.

  1. Go to the downloaded files folder in the 64bit sub-folder and run the Welcome.exe file.

The downloaded files folder

You will then have access to the Pinnacle Studio 19 installation mode selection window and you can install it as described in the tutorial "How to install Pinnacle Studio 18 ULTIMATE". Custom install
Step 5 : Installation Problems

In several installs/uninstalls, I had some small installation problems that were not deal breakers. The only recurring issue concerns the absence of parts of the Bonus Content while using the new fully automated installation process.

Missing files included:

  • Volume 1 HFX 95%
  • Volume 2 HFX 100%
  • Volume 3 HFX 100%
  • Creative Pack Volume 1 100% (titles and disc menus)
  • Title Extreme 100%

To recover the missing content, simply run the executable program Welcome.exe located in the downloaded files folder in the 64bit sub-folder. Select the Customized Installation item and check the box select all (top of the list).

  1. 3 HFX volumes will be set to 100%.
  2. The Scoreffiter Vol. 1-2 were already installed despite being unchecked.
  3. The Creative Pack Volume 1 settles in 100%.
  4. Title Extreme settles in 100%.

In a few minutes the Bonus Content was finished installing.

Remember to reset the library for the new content to appear in Studio. (Set / Control Panel / Reset / reset button and restart Studio).

Additional custom installation

So, good installation, good discovery and good editing ... laugh

{Thanks to Loosecannon for the fine tuning}

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

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Michel Aarts By # Michel Aarts @ Sunday, October 4, 2015 8:41 AM
where are my plugins of prodad?

Le Papy By # Le Papy @ Sunday, October 4, 2015 8:47 AM
It is necessary reinstall the 64-bit versions. Look at this news.

Michel Aarts By # Michel Aarts @ Sunday, October 4, 2015 3:46 PM
Thank you about the plugin you are the best

Honorius By # Honorius @ Sunday, October 18, 2015 7:08 PM
Upgraded from PS17 do 19 and Izotope is only as demo :(

Le Papy By # Le Papy @ Sunday, October 18, 2015 7:20 PM
@ Honorius : Read the Readme.rtf file. You authorize the software again with the key you received with Studio 17.

jbav By # jbav @ Tuesday, December 1, 2015 3:35 AM
I have several versions of Studio on my computer, including the Avid and 17, 18. I purchased 19 Ultimate...not an upgrade...can I uninstall all other previous versions and plug ins? Cons on that? I'm running out of space on my SSD's? I'm literate for editing, just not software...thanks all.


Le Papy By # Le Papy @ Tuesday, December 1, 2015 8:50 AM
@ jbav : This comment section is generally reserved for discussions related to :
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