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PS 16.0.1 Update

Release of a patch for Pinnacle Studio 16 - Download link

In november, Pinnacle released a patch (read Download Pinnacle Studio patch 16.0.1). Now, a new patch is available to udpate to version Pinnacle recommends installing the update for all users.
Warning: once installed, the Pinnacle Studio 16 Update cannot be uninstalled separately, but only with a complete uninstall of the full Pinnacle Studio 16 installation.

--> Click here to download Pinnacle Studio patch --

What's new ? It's mainly major items fixed. Please find the summary fix list below :

General :

  • Pinnacle branded product
  • Several stability improvements
  • Addressed several user interface issues
  • Fixed various localization issues
  • Updated links and manual references
  • Fixed 3rd party plug-in locking issue
  • Improved Trial to Full upgrade behavior
  • Enabled install from USB sticks
  • Fixed several issues in codec unlock process
  • Improved Windows 8 compatibility

Installation :

  • Many stability and performance improvements
  • Enabled update functionality for Install manager
  • Improved usability of Install Manager and first-time start behavior
  • Addressed auto-restart after updates
  • Fixed Premium Pack Vol. 1 and 2 installation   
  • Corrected install behavior with discs in drive
  • Full selection for Upgrade installs enabled
  • User guide opens with installed non-Adobe PDF reader
  • Increased flexibility with install locations

Import/Export :

  • Fixed frame capture issue with Snapshot tool
  • Fixed HDV capturing on Windows 8
  • Fixed YouTube login issue
  • Improved AVCHD2 (MVC) video stream quality
  • Fixed Blu-ray burning on Windows 8
  • Fixed 720p timeline export size problems
  • Fixed preview scrubber in Export window
  • Fixed crashes with removable drives
  • Fixed PCM audio problems in File export

Library/Movie :

  • Fixed "time interval" and "time and date" scene detection
  • Improved stability Enhanced Tooltips
  • Corrected Speed effect behavior
  • Fixed silent gaps during audio shuttle
  • Fixed issues with Tagging and Filtering
  • Fixed issues in Titler thumbnail sizes and color picker
  • Improved Navigation in Compact Library
  • Fixed several bugs in dual-view preview window
  • Fixed issues with DD 5.1 channel loss and reversal

For information, the complete list of bugs has nearly 300 entries.

There are several new features (non-exhaustive list) :

  • Navigating with the mouse wheel frame by frame or at a higher speed depending on the zoom level of the timeline
  • Creation of a attachable/detachable navigation bar in the compact library
  • Direct export to Box.com from the File menu
  • A new button in the titler editor to automatically adjust the size of the text characters according to the size of the text layer
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Friday, March 15, 2013 3:08 PM
I know some people have written of problems on the Pinnacle forum...but I found that this patch solved a lot of the problems I had.
Friday, March 15, 2013 4:27 PM
After installing the 16.0.1 update I cannot access Pinnacle at all. I get a runtime error. This happens even after I had to uninstall Pinnacle and reinstall, rendering the use of the software to useless.

Be advised before you install this update.
Steve Arnold
#Steve Arnold
Saturday, March 16, 2013 8:05 AM
Am I correct in assuming that the first patch (16.0.1) does NOT need to be installed before the latest patch (
Déclic Vidéo FX
#Déclic Vidéo FX
Saturday, March 16, 2013 3:12 PM
Hello Steve,

You are absolutely correct. include the 16.0.1 corrective.

@ Glenn,
If you have problem with the patch, you can't uninstall it, you need to uninstall the whole Pinnacle stuff !

Monday, March 18, 2013 9:02 AM
when we add a video effect we should select a part, it is easy to edit if we can drag and drop a effect on a 10 sec. portion any where of 5 minute long clip and flexibility to edit the length of effect.
Thursday, March 21, 2013 10:47 AM
I cannot install the 16.1 patch. My Windows 8 (64 Bit) tells me that the pinnacle "CAB" file has not been digitally signed and thus my be damaged. Any suggestions? Thanks

Déclic Vidéo FX
#Déclic Vidéo FX
Sunday, March 31, 2013 2:51 PM
Hello Juerg,

This usually means that you moved your installation files, and the patch does not find the path which is in the registry. Uninstall, and re-install, but do not move the installation file once installed. Then, start the patch again.

PS: Thanks to Le Papy for correcting me.
Saturday, April 27, 2013 9:30 AM
Since installing the most recent patch I cannot import any files into the library - only read the files which were there before installing the patch. Any suggestions on what I should tweak to fix this annoying glitch?
Déclic Vidéo FX
#Déclic Vidéo FX
Sunday, April 28, 2013 3:37 PM
Sorry Greg, no idea... Try on the forums.
Thursday, May 9, 2013 6:37 AM
I have just bought a computer with windows 8. I loaded my pinnacle studio 500-pci up and it won't work it said there are some compatibility issues. This is the error message: (Studio.exe - Entry Point Not Found) The procedure entry point MpHeapReAlloc could not be located in the dynamic link library C:\Program Files (x86)\Pinnacle\Studio10\programs\vafzu.DLL.
I would lke to know if there is a fix to this problem ?
George Drew
#George Drew
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 11:38 PM
Hi, I just installed the latest patch for Studio16 Ultimate ( and now have a purple cast to imported video? This problem was not there previously, and to prove it I uninstalled everything, re-installed the basic v16 and all was well again. What gives? I have the Ultimate upgrade version. More annoyingis I cannot contact Corel support as it won't recognise the serial number, and the "about" dialog box in v16 patch version does not show the serial number despite Corel asking for it. What is with these companies that refuse to support their products? In Australia under current consumer law they must support when the product is faulty!

George Drew
#George Drew
Thursday, June 6, 2013 9:41 PM
Hi, I have discovered an issue with v16 studio. ( It appears to be with the 3d settings on the preview window which does not have a 2d box to check e.g., Left Eye, Right Eye, Side by Side, Differential, Checkerboard, 3D TV Side by Side (default) and Anaglyph. This is accessed by a small dialog window to the left of the Loop symbol. I do not understand these settings or their application!
Has anyone else figured them out?

Thursday, July 11, 2013 5:23 PM
Trying to install patch 16.1 gives an error saying: "The upgrade patch cannot be installed by the Windows Installer service because the program to be upgraded may be missing, or the upgrade patch may update a different version of the program. Verify that the program to be upgraded exists on your computer and taht you have the correct upgrade patch."
The message is, of course, nonsense, I suspect some version clash with other software (Visual something....).
Can anybody help?
Fabian Cardinal
#Fabian Cardinal
Saturday, November 16, 2013 5:51 PM
Hola ! cuanto abro pinnacle 16, solo a clickear sobre cualquier cosa del programa (ejemplo escogo a una foto) me aparece esta pantalla y no puedo hacer nada. si clickeo en aceptar se me desaparece pinnacle como si escogo la x, se me borra todo. por favor alguien me puede ayudar. abajo esta escrito en la ventana de error que me aparece.

runtime Error !

Program:...ram Files (x86)\Pinnacle\Studio16\programs\NGStudio.ese

This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.
Please cotact the application's support team for more information.

Sunday, November 17, 2013 4:30 AM
Hola Fabian
Creo que no todomundo habla Español suficientemente y que es mejor cuando escrives en Inglés. Even my Spanish is very limited as you may notice.
Sunday, November 17, 2013 4:38 AM
I still have the same issue with installing the 16.10. Patch, i.e. after extracting the installation files the process stops with a Windows Installer error message saying:
"The upgrade patch cannot be installed by the Windows Installer service because the program to be upgraded may be missing, or the upgrade patch may update a different version of the program. Verify that the program to be upgraded exists on your computer and that you have the correct upgrade patch."
And no, I did not move any installation files, I simply downloaded the patch and started it.
Any suggestions?
Sunday, November 17, 2013 4:39 AM
Patch, of course, not 16.10.
Sunday, November 17, 2013 4:49 AM
...and by the way, I am running Win7 Home Premium with the original Windows Installer that came with it, i.e. msi.dll has file/product version 5.0.7601.17807.
Sunday, November 17, 2013 6:48 AM
Problem solved, I just removed and re-installed the entire Studio 16 Suite. The re-install automatically installed the latest version, very smart!
Saturday, December 28, 2013 7:41 AM
I was happy using Studio 16 for the last twelve months but now everything has gone wrong. Firstly the system has ground to a halt when i try to edit video from my new H264 camera, i am getting red lines on the edit timeline and transitions will not work. I have just upgraded using the 16.01.0 patch and now the programme fails to start " NGStudio failed". I have uninstalled the lot and re installed from the disc and the problem remains, how can i delete the upgrade patch, is it somewhere in the registry ?
I fear that my hard earned cash is now wasted on this software which is a shame as it produced good results before. My sytem is Win7, 4gb ram, intel quad core which is sufficient for the task... Help 😣😣😣
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 1:37 AM
My Studio 16 won't open. I uninstalled and then reinstalled and ran the patch and it still says "PinnacleStudio has stopped working A problem caused the program to stop working correctly" Suggestions?

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