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  • Download Pinnacle Studio 17 manual
  • Latest patch 17.6.0: Download Pinnacle Studio patch
    (warning, when upgrading to and upper version, there is no longer sharing of the library and the plugins directory with PS16. It means that you need to manually copy folders and files under RTFx and RTFx2 from Studio 16 to Studio 17 if you upgrade from S16 to S17. This way, you find all your effects/plugins back. In addition, cache of PS17 is now in C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Local\Pinnacle_Studio_17
  • Link to re-download you Pinnacle Studio 17 version   (enter your order number and credit card or password - only available after the first month of purchase if you did not buy the option "Download")


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RELEASE DATE: Pinnacle Studio 17 has been released on 30 October 2013 as a download version. Box version has been sent middle of november 2013
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DOWNLOAD Pinnacle Studio 17 TRIAL version: not available currently, we will keep you informed. The current version is ~4.1 Go (PinnacleStudio17_Setup.exe for 1.5 Go, Studio_17_Content.exe with 870 Mo while Ultimate_Bonus_Content.exe is 1.8 Go)

VERSIONS: as usual, you have the choice between Pinnacle Studio 17 (basic), Pinnacle Studio 17 plus and Pinnacle Studio 17 ultimate. You don't know which one to choose ? Compare Pinnacle Studio 17 Family

PRICE: 89.95$ for ULTIMATE as an update, 129.95$ for the full ULTIMATE version, 69.95$ for PLUS version as an update, 99.95$ for the full PLUS version while it will cost 59.95$ for basic version (price similar if you buy the upgrade or the full version). Click here to buy Pinnacle Studio 17 on Pinnacle official website and to obtain additionnal information. Click here to buy Pinnacle Studio 17 UPGRADE on Pinnacle official website (if you are coming from Studio 14, Studio 15, Studio 16, AVID Studio, etc...)


  • Windows® 8, Windows® 7, Windows Vista® (SP2) (64-bit OS recommended) with Intel® Core™ Duo 1.8 GHz, Core™ i3 or AMD® Athlon™ 64 X2 3800+2.0 GHz or higher; Intel® Core™2 Duo 2.66 GHz, Intel® Core™ i5 or i7 1.06 GHz or higher required for AVCHD™* & Intel® Quick Sync
  • 2 GB of RAM or higher, min. 4 GB for Windows® 64-bit
  • DirectX® 9 (or higher) graphics device with Pixel Shader 3.0 support such as
    • NVIDIA® GeForce® 6 series or higher (CUDA™ enabled required for CUDA support)
    • ATI X1000 series or higher
    • Intel® GMA X3000 series or higher
  • 128 MB VGA VRAM; 256 MB or higher recommended, required for AVCHD™*& CUDA™
  • Display resolution: 1024 x 600 or higher
  • Windows®-compatible sound card (multi-channel output required for surround preview)
  • 4.5 GB HDD space for installation

NEW FEATURES FOR PINNACLE STUDIO 17 compared to previous versions:

  • Processing speed and encoding up to 10 times faster (smart-rendering), currently only available for .MP4 file (for H264 files, it should arrive rather soon in a future patch)
  • Support for Ultra HD 4K (for Christmas)
  • A new feature of Live screen capture to record what happens on the screen
  • A cleaning function and audio reinforcement with iZotope Music & Speech Cleaner
  • Few interface modifications to better classify your library (color code)

saby REVIEW FOR PINNACLE STUDIO 17: Pinnacle Studio 17 : review and first impressions

EASILY INSTALL PINNACLE STUDIO 17, follow Le Papy advice: How to install Pinnacle Studio 17 ultimate


  • A high number of problems are currently present when editing video with portable computer, take care if you intend to do video editing with portable computer...
  • Applying a RedGiant Particular plugin to an AVCHD clip crashes the application
  • During installation, you may encounter an error message if you do not follow the advice of Le Papy above:
    • In case of problems, first try to re-download your file if you have an error related to the installation file
    • Otherwise, use the Start menu > Pinnacle Studio 17 > Install manager which should solves the problem and allows you to complete your installation
  • While using the software, you have delays, crashes if you have an old computer, in such case, follow these tips:
    • remove background process which are not essential or usefull (CTRL + ALT + DEL and start Task Manager, go to the Processes tab and remove those that you do not need)
    • check that you do not have software that runs in the background which might caue trouble (it can be useful to stop your anti-virus and other firewall, it can greatly enhance the speed of the computer)
    • Finally, only after completing these two steps, you can start Pinnacle Studio 17
  • It is strongly recommended to separate the auxiliary files that Studio 17 uses with the one that Studio 16 uses (if you have both versions)
  • It is currently recommended to keep the installation file that are on the desktop (C:\Users\xxxxx\Desktop\PinnacleStudioSetup)
  • It is currently recommended to avoid uninstalling Pinnacle Studio 16 after installing Pinnacle Studio 17, the paths are common, you might have problems doing so...


  • What do we earn, what do we lose with Studio 17 compared to S16 ? Answer: you do not lose / gain anything (or almost):
    • Pinnacle_Studio_Content.exe does not install anything if you have Pinnacle Studio 16 on your computer already, excepted updating some plugins (like Trapcode Particular presets) and corrections in motions and montage. Ultimate_Bonus_Content.exe removes Pinnacle Studio 16 plugins RedGiant Cosmo, Looks and Mojo for some users... (but they are present on Pinnacle Studio 17 ) - it is under investigation by Pinnacle team.
  • Is Pinnacle Studio 17 is a 64-bit program ? The answer is NO, it is 64-bit optimized, which means that it does not have a native 64-bit code, but it can take advantage of a 64-bit system, using additional RAM; therefore, performance are a little better on 64 bits OS.
  • The routes/itinerary are not included in Pinnacle Studio at the moment, and you still need Heroglyph .
  • NewBlue plugins work, provided you recover your previous files that are on previous installation
  • "Live Screen Capture" is not integrated within Pinnacle Studio 17 but it is an independent program
  • iZotope Music & Speech Cleaner is not integrated within Pinnacle Studio 17 neither, it is an independent program (made in 2009...)
  • To recover your previous plugins : if you already have Pinnacle Studio 16 on your computer, install Pinnacle Studio 17 and you will have surprises, everything is recovered, including your settings !
  • Is it possible to import Avid Studio or Pinnacle Studio 16 projects into Pinnacle Studio 17 ? Yes, it is possible without any major problem. But I strongly suggest that you finish your work before migrating.



Update 28.10.2013: an interview made by videoaktiv.de seems to announce the release of Pinnacle Studio 17 for... tomorrow ! See below:

Pinnacle Studio 17 is in the starting blocks, and Videoaktiv lead an interview with Corel Marketing Manager, Jacques Lamontagne. Since the article is only available in German, we tried to translate it into english as much as we can (and rapidly, so you were informed):

Q 1. Pinnacle Studio 16 is now more than a year on the market - that means that a new version will be published soon. Normally we would have been expected in August / September with a new version. Does this now before Christmas - because that should already be the classic time to look at the man to get the software respectively the wife?

Answer from Jacques Lamontagne: Pinnacle Studio 17 will be available starting tomorrow on Pinnaclesys.com available for download. In mid-November, the program is then also available commercially.

Q 2. In what area are the innovations in terms of functionality? Could you already tell us a few key points?

Answer from Jacques Lamontagne:   At Pinnacle Studio 17, we focused on four core areas:

  • Speed ​​and performance: The new version is much faster than before, which certainly will appeal especially to our German users, who often work with large projects. The power has been increased significantly faster using AVC video renderings and various optimizations such as improved CUDA support.
  • Creative features: Among other things, we have added a new feature live screen capture. Thus, users can record their screen and for example create unique presentations or training videos.
  • Support for new standards: Pinnacle Studio 17 now supports AVCHD 2.0 and is therefore compatible with current devices. In addition, the current version supports new hardware, including the new Xbox and PlayStation consoles. Before Christmas we bring to our customers a Pinnacle Studio 17 Update for 4K Ultra HD, so you can create stunning HD movies for all the latest high-end displays.
  • Optimized user interface: We have made a number of improvements to streamline workflow and simplify operation. An application that offers high performance and a nearly professional service, does not mean high difficulty.

Q 3. With version 16, the Pinnacle Studio interface has been completely revised, strictly speaking, it was indeed taken over by Avid Studio. What is new - the user must adapt to major changes again?

Answer from Jacques Lamontagne: we are aware that major changes in the work environment affect our faithful followers. Major changes, such as the Pinnacle Studio version 15 to 16, we therefore present only when we are expecting them tremendous benefits for our customers. We use the codes of Avid Studio and Pinnacle Studio 16 so that a new surface that was not necessary, and we have received nothing but positive feedback on our former decision. Of course there are always opportunities for optimization just in the operation. An improved user interface was therefore a focus of our development work. Significant changes such as Pinnacle Studio 16 does not exist at this time. Rather, we focused on smaller, more subtle improvements. For example, the user will find that it is now easier to view their media using tabs and color codes. We have also designed the uniform interfaces within the software and some similar functions grouped under the same label, so they are intuitive and quickly found again. The changes at this point are of course not yet completed. We plan further refinements that we will provide users gradually over the entire product life cycle by means of updates. Users of Pinnacle Studio 16 will be immediately familiar with the improved Pinnacle Studio 17 environment.

Q 4. You have certainly worked on performance - there are already performance benchmarks?

Answer from Jacques Lamontagne: Performance is currently playing an important role in video, especially when working with resource-intensive AVC source files. Therefore, we have added in the current version smart encoding for source files to AVC format. As soon as users can now export in the same format, the speed is greatly increased. Smart Encoding speeds up the playback by only the parts of a video re-encoded, which has changed the user (eg, titles, effects and transitions). Because of this subtle optimization, customers can now save a lot of time when working with AVC files.

Q 5. Pinnacle Studio has a lot of followers, however, the market for Pinnacle Studio editing software have not developed in positive trend. What do you want to do now, to reverse this trend again.

Answer from Jacques Lamontagne:  Germany is still the most important market for our Pinnacle Studio product line. In our opinion, Pinnacle is so successful, especially in Germany, because we have the software tailored to the needs of German clients. German users place a high value on precision, multiple control options and performance - just like us. Let us know in the area of ​​consumer video very well and are of the opinion that Pinnacle Studio 17 is the most technologically advanced and best equipped functional video editing software in the consumer market. We also know that German users especially appreciate the impressive functionality of the program. Therefore, the Avid Studio interface was just as well received by German customers. These benefits we plan to expand further in coming versions.

Q 6. Pinnacle Studio has been partly developed in Munich and to another part of the United States. The Munich team, previously responsible for the source code of the program, was, if we are correctly informed, released just over a half a year. Is that a reason for the late appearance of Pinnacle Studio?

Answer from Jacques Lamontagne: it's always difficult when a company is losing good employees, and we found it not easy to have to close our Pinnacle office in Germany. The successful development of our Pinnacle Studio app for the iPad and the idea of ​​Pinnacle Studio 17 show hopefully our commitment. We believe in the consumer video area and are committed towards Pinnacle Studio.

Q 7. Is the Pinnacle development team has been increased in the U.S., so that the user can rely on a further "their" editing software?

Answer from Jacques Lamontagne: Pinnacle Studio is further developed by an international team, as before the acquisition. Our customers can therefore rest assured that we work with full dedication in supporting their favorite editing software and develop. The use of synergies with other development teams, for example, developers of Corel VideoStudio, ultimately contribute to it.

Q 8. It is certainly not easy to continue the development of a program, when a whole team at once is no longer there. But Corel has experience with the acquisition of software company - how to ensure there because the know-how transfer?

Answer from Jacques Lamontagne:  Yes, we know that with acquisitions, in fact it looks globally good. The cooperation and know-how transfer, as you put it across borders are part of our everyday life. And as already mentioned works an experienced, international team that has already helped develop Pinnacle Studio 16 on the development of the program.

Q 9. With the purchased of Avid Pinnacle Studio and formerly developed by Corel Ulead Video Studio currently offers two video editing programs. Power as a dual strategy of dual development effort in the long term sense, and if so, why?

Answer from Jacques Lamontagne: Videos are always popular. Whether in the private, business or education area. With Pinnacle Studio and Corel Video Studio offers two leading video editing programs. We also want to continue and make a large audience for any claims available to our video software. So VideoStudio is extremely easy to use and therefore is rather aimed at a wider audience, such as in the area Actioncams - Rollei bundles as its new generation of Actioncams with VideoStudio. Especially young people want without much effort quickly edit video and share on YouTube or Facebook. Pinnacle Studio, however, is a more extensive and more powerful software and is rather aimed at video enthusiasts who almost professional claims.  Moreover, the two products have different positions in different markets. Pinnacle is a leader in Germany, Video Studio in Japan. Not least, our customers benefit from synergies. Various features, such as live screen capture, are already included in VideoStudio. For all these reasons, it makes perfect sense for us, therefore, to continue the two products and brands independently.

Jacques Lamontagne is the the Director, Marketing & Product Management for Pinnacle Studio and was available to videoaktiv for the questions.


Article published on 26.10.2013:

It seems that we are close to the release date of Pinnacle Studio 17 ULTIMATE and its sub product... I obtained information on Pinnacle Studio 17 in various public website which published some information regarding Pinnacle Studio 17. As usual, I will tell you what I know so far: all those pages are public, so here is the summary !

Note that this article will be updated on a regular basis with information we receive, if you want to be informed, do not hesitate to subscribe for updates (it's free and guaranteed no SPAM, we do not resale or transfer your email address to third parties).

RELEASE DATE: some website claim that Pinnacle Studio 17 will be launched on 15th November 2013 (1), while other said it will be the 6th November 2013 for swiss customers (2)  (is it true, to be confirmed, I always believe what I see myself...)

VERSIONS:  as usual, it seems that we will have Pinnacle Studio 17, Pinnacle Studio 17 PLUS and Pinnacle Studio 17 ULTIMATE

PRICE: 94 euros in Europe, which is probably around 130 US $ for ULTIMATE version  (to be confirmed, I did not see any information regarding the US price, only european prices)

FEATURES FOR PINNACLE STUDIO: some website display very clear information (3):

  • Processing speed and encoding up to 10 times faster, with support for the latest formats and processing technologies (so if that is true, it would be nice ! Isn't it the Smart Rendering or Smart Encoding we are all waiting for ?)
  • Support for Ultra HD 4K (we already have some slow down with HD sometimes, I wish the processing engine is 10x faster for 4K, or it may require to change computer... But you know the song, you must regularly change computer if you want to edit video in a confortable way, isn't it?)
  • A new feature of Live screen capture to record what happens on the screen (to see how it looks and if it is efficient)
  • A cleaning function and audio reinforcement with iZotope Music & Speech Cleaner (4) (let's wait and see)
  • The presence of 7 plugins Red Giant (great!)
  • Over 2000 2D and 3D effects with keyframing (ok, we already have plenty of them with S16, do we have new plugins ?)
  • More than 1800 2D and 3D effects (without keyframing I understood) , menus, animations (we already have plenty of them, let's wait and see if we have new one)
  • Enhancement of the interface (what do they mean ?)
  • 3D stereoscopic video editing/exporting
  • Unlimited number of tracks
  • Import and polish projects from Avid Studio for iPad (we already have this one, isn't it ?)
  • Preview timeline and source clips simultaneously - set in/out points (same than above, already existing...)
  • Many opportunities for sharing as Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, iPad, Apple TV, Xbox and PlayStation (to see how it behaves)


  • Windows® 8, Windows® 7, Windows Vista® (SP2) (64-bit OS recommended)
  • Intel® Core™ Duo 1.8 GHz, Core™ i3 or AMD® Athlon™ 64 X2 3800+2.0 GHz or higher; Intel® Core™2 Duo 2.66 GHz, Intel® Core™ i5 or i7 1.06 GHz or higher required for AVCHD™* & Intel® Quick Sync
  • 2 GB of RAM or higher, min. 4 GB for Windows® 64-bit
  • DirectX® 9 (or higher) graphics device with Pixel Shader 3.0 support such as
    • NVIDIA® GeForce® 6 series or higher (CUDA™ enabled required for CUDA support)
    • ATI X1000 series or higher
    • Intel® GMA X3000 series or higher
  • 128 MB VGA VRAM; 256 MB or higher recommended, required for AVCHD™*& CUDA™
  • Display resolution: 1024 x 600 or higher
  • Windows®-compatible sound card (multi-channel output required for surround preview)
  • 4.5 GB HDD space for installation
  • DVD-ROM for installation
  • Internet connection required for some features
  • Box contents:
    • Pinnacle Studio Install DVD
    • Link to Studio User Guide (download PDF for Studio 17 for free)
    • Pinnacle Studio Installation Guide

(1) Amazon Deutschland announce a release date on 15th November 2013:

Buy Pinnacle Studio 17 - Release Date

(2) Exlibris (switzerland) announce a release date for 6 November 2013 :

Buy Pinnacle Studio 17 in Switzerland

(3) Amazon.com display the features for Pinnacle Studio 17:

Download Pinnacle Studio 17 - Features

(4) Finally,  iZotope Music and Speech Cleaner  is explained in this movie :


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Bill Carey
#Bill Carey
Saturday, October 26, 2013 3:29 PM
"Processing speed and encoding up to 10 times faster" if my speeds increase by 2X I'll be surprised and happy.
More Red Giant effects will be good but I don't use them much now.
4K stuff? who really cares?
1000, 2000, 20000 effects? Who cares? (Hey Marketing - maybe more fonts will help sell product!)
"Enhancement of the interface" means I need to be re-trained, again, but it might be good. There are many things now I don't find intuitive.
Thanks for up-date.
Saturday, October 26, 2013 4:20 PM
Will be able to perform RMP videos, alpha effects? Because if is not better think twice before buy it! use Avid Studio 1.1 and it is able to perform PNG pictures no matter someones said it cannot. The new Red Giant plugin must be Starglow. What's really missing in home video video editors are rays; Avid could install the plugin Rays v1, or made it able to host professional plugins. Will be possible install NewBlue Video Essentials 6?
Sunday, October 27, 2013 5:22 AM
will it be full 64bit, what about D.V.D. creation have the bugs been fixed
What about the QUALITY of the finished D.V.D.
has the encoder improved any?????
how long does it run before it crashes or hangs??????????
Tom G
Déclic Vidéo FX
#Déclic Vidéo FX
Sunday, October 27, 2013 5:44 AM
@ Everybody,

We don't have the answer to all those questions yet... So far, the 64 bits = nothing promoted (I am afraid that it won't be there - if it is launched in few weeks, it should be already quite ready in the box, isn't it ??)

Let's wait the final review, as soon as we got the product, we will try to answer all of these questions.

Pat Brewer
#Pat Brewer
Sunday, October 27, 2013 6:49 AM
Hi, can any one tell me if this will work with a Sony HD camera, each time on capture unlike the current version which merely crashes each time this is attempted. Personally I have always been with Pinnacle since the early days but with the problem have had to go over to a rival program which actually works. But having said that would like very much to return to the Avid/Pinnacle stable.
Déclic Vidéo FX
#Déclic Vidéo FX
Sunday, October 27, 2013 6:54 AM
Hello Pat,

There is no reason why Pinnacle Studio 17 will not work with SONY HD Camera. It's already working with Pinnacle Studio 16 for Sony HD (for example I have a NEX-VG30). I have no crash.
Why not importing your video with Playmemories in such case ?
Maybe you have a problem with the installation ?

Monday, October 28, 2013 12:10 PM
Don't get too hung up on x64. What most ppl forget is x64 uses twice the memory. x86 is just fine, don't worry.
Déclic Vidéo FX
#Déclic Vidéo FX
Monday, October 28, 2013 5:06 PM
For your information, we just updated the article with plenty of good news....

Monday, October 28, 2013 7:54 PM
It seems the new plugins are iZotope Music & Speech Cleaner and Red Giant Starglow. Shame they did put something more as Boris Graffiti present in Pinnacle Studio 12. The stupid thing is that some of the montage features you can use only as disc menu. Of pinnacle remains just scorfitter 3 and creative pack 3, right?
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 2:00 PM
Studio 8 was usable on the machine I had at the time. Studio 11 with new machine. Now had problems with DVD creation/authoring. Never could get menus to work correctly. New Intel quad core machine and Avid Studio 1.1 Ultimate version. Loads of new features same poor result with DVD menus, discs play but menus choices are not usable because they don't key to the appropriate chapter no matter how simple they are made. Shortly after purchase of Avid Studio, Avid sells it off to Corel, Not happy times 2. Received many offers from Corel to update to Corel Studio 16, I received my "Last Chance, This Week Only" offer October 13, 2013. That was a SUCKER offer as no mention was made of Studio 17 near release date, no offer of a free or reduced price upgrade to Studio 17. Genius truly genius, give the marketing department a big party. Now the latest offer of October 29, 2013, to update to Studio 17. Is this 64 bit to take advantage of multiple cores? No more money from me until Corel proves they have the menu creation and DVD authoring problems corrected AND it takes advantage of multiple core processing.
Déclic Vidéo FX
#Déclic Vidéo FX
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 6:33 PM
@ Crimsonhelldragon: ULTIMATE Studio 17 contains all previous content (i.e. Creative Pack Volume 1-2-3). Nothing has been "deleted". I will add a small FAQ regarding the content of what is new, what is lost (if any), etc...
Just let us some time to test/check/write and publish...

We have been a little bit surprised by this release... Usually, we had some time in advance to write and prepare, but for this one, quite difficult...

Déclic Vidéo FX
#Déclic Vidéo FX
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 6:34 PM
@ Mark: it is 64 bits compatible and not fully a 64 bits application. Nonetheless, the menu and DVD authoring is working perfectly on S16, I do hope it's the same with S17

Déclic Vidéo FX
#Déclic Vidéo FX
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 7:02 PM
In few minutes, you will discover the new article written specially by saby for you: Pinnacle Studio 17 : review and first impressions
(if you don't manage to access it, please come back in few minutes...)

Pat Brewer
#Pat Brewer
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 1:09 PM
I have to report that 17 does capture hd footage unlike 16 where it would not for me, I have to point out that I have had the same problem with a few other current video edit programs. I have come to the opinion that the two HD Sony cameras I use are not compatable with current programs, for some reason. The two cameras date from 2003 it must be said. But as previously stated they work with 17 without any problem.
Déclic Vidéo FX
#Déclic Vidéo FX
Friday, November 1, 2013 3:25 PM

Friday, November 1, 2013 3:54 PM
How can anyone promote Pinnacle 17, it still has the same bugs as version 16 which I have, from what I have seen on a friends P.C. whom bought this product, All Corel have done is add a few buttons, add some colour to separate projects, files, and video, add smart rendering, which does not work, it has carried the same bugs from version 16 to version 17.
a TOTAL RIP OFF, if you ask me. anyone whom does any video edit work should steer clear of this product, THEN MABEY COREL WILL FIX THE BUGS the try and make a D.V.D. be it Blu-ray and it constantly crashes.
1 - Placing a title of photo into a movie that would otherwise smart render stops the smart render.
RG Particular still doesn't work in PS17
Software hangs at start up (10 - 15 minutes)

Hover over navigation slider bar, drag a clip to the timeline, or basically do anything and PS17 crashes (the infamous NG Studio message
Titles would add that when you highlight a menu button, the selection colour is kind of bleak and fuzzy around letters.
mp4 files crash PS17 as soon as I hit the Export tab.
GoPro Hero2 files crash when you select Export
all the above BUGS were in version 16 now carried over to version17

And they want £95 for this if I treated my clients the way Corel does I would not be in Business long.
This has been a rushed job I think Corel could do with some new programmers.
Please DON'T promote C--P
I'm now glad I bought Cyberlink Powerdirector 12 Suite now there's a program that should be promoted.
Friday, November 1, 2013 10:09 PM
There was a question about PS17 using four cores. It does max them out when rendering, but my experience is that PS17 is almost 30% slower rendering AVCHD than PS16 (29 mins vs 22 mins respectively) with the same content and the same project files on the same PC.
Déclic Vidéo FX
#Déclic Vidéo FX
Saturday, November 2, 2013 6:52 AM
Thanks for the feedback ptwat, we will do our own test and give us our feedback as well.

vanderli martins
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 6:57 PM
oi...este Studio 17 está melhor que o 16.....o seja o 15 ainda é melhor de todos.....voces melhoraram o 17 ...para ficar melhor que 15.....obrigado
Déclic Vidéo FX
#Déclic Vidéo FX
Saturday, November 9, 2013 4:48 PM
Oi lá, mais do que feliz que Brasil leia nós!

Sunday, November 10, 2013 11:50 AM
Do you recommend to uninstall Studio 16 before install Studio 17 upgrade?
Déclic Vidéo FX
#Déclic Vidéo FX
Sunday, November 10, 2013 11:57 AM
Hello Roberto,

No, keep Studio 16 installed, you will find all previous content very easily.
I have both S16 and S17 installed.

Bill Smith
#Bill Smith
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 3:36 PM
Studio 17! Why bother, Studio 16 has such an abortion of an interface, any smart Studio15 user would have either returned or trashed the Avid version. It has as many bugs and crashes as the old Studio 12 days. Try and do a simple quick video without spending hours looking for everything you need, like where is the content? What happened to titles, why is it so slow, now how do I burn a disk, OMG Studio 16 is the new champion loser of how to kill off an applications faithful. And I'm going to shell out another $100 for an upgrade to 17? Sure, just as soon as the disk is available (much easier when you need to re-install over and over again.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 2:54 AM
Studio 17 with the patch or without the patch should NEVER have been realest IT IS NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE.
Buyer beware, this was a rush job to catch people out leading up to the pagan festival (xmas) Studio is now the worst video edit programme available the bugs are two many to report here. I believe this is down to Corel putting pressure on the programmers.
Corel could have brought out a Patch for Studio 16 and made that work the way it should, but GREED takes over these companies, and it is your monies they want.
Why doesn't Declic Video do a PROPER REVIEW over a couple of weeks trying to edit with this program, they will soon find out the bugs.
GoPro Hero2 files crash when you select Export, mpeg 4 crash when you try to export, when you try to install patch says it can't find Studio.

make a dvd if you can with any format and it crashes, Blu-ray forget it.

This program was realist for the Buyers to beta test.
OF what was one of the best??????????? and now the worst, and there after SALES service is non existent I could go on and on.
Déclic Vidéo FX
#Déclic Vidéo FX
Thursday, November 14, 2013 3:17 PM
@ Tom,

Looking at all your problem, I am wondering if it's not your computer or your installation which has a problem. Look around and on forum, you will see that there are problems, for sure, but not all the one you mention here which seems to be specific to your installation.
Now it's my 2 cents, maybe I am cheating and saying non sense or lying, but those who know me from years know that we always have been honnest. Try wondering why you have so many problems, and then afterwards come back to us to tell us what you think about it.

Devries John
#Devries John
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 1:09 AM
Been using 17 ultimate had a few crashes but pretty good overall until I try to put movie on disk. Several attempts looked like it was going according to plan but always stops after 10-15 min is all I get of a 1 hr movie.
Sunday, December 8, 2013 5:16 PM
-sigh- It's unbelievable that a trial version of Pinnacle Studio 17 does not exist. After so much time, I am starting to think that it will never exist at this point and I'll just move over towards another video editing software.

Just curiosity... for Pinnacle Studio 16 how much did you wait that time??

Devries John
#Devries John
Monday, December 9, 2013 9:11 AM
tried pinnacle 17 for a few weeks with BD-R disks lots of crashes and could not get a 1.1hr full length movie to process. Ended up uninstalling and used 16 with know problem. They do have some bugs to get worked out before I would recommend 17. Really see very little difference between the two of them. I do have a bit of jerky motion in final production not sure about problem.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 3:19 AM
I hated pinnacle 16, bought it and it would not install right, when I did get it to work found out it was A 100% copy of Avid Studio. Still to this day I still have Pinnacle 11, 14 + 15 installed, Dumped 16 and was pissed off that it was a rip off of Avid, It has been uninstalled, It there A trial vers out there ? Thanks
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 3:20 AM
Cont... of Pinnacle 17 ?
Bill Carey
#Bill Carey
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 10:37 AM
Devries John,

Thanks for your comments. I believe I will skip S17.
I've been with Pinnacle along time( ver 9?), but S17 doesn't have much for me, too bad. Keeping fingers crossed for continued support from Corel and better product down the road.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 1:09 PM
I have used pinnacle since version #1, 10 + 12 sucked, but I like 11 for some stuff, like capturing footage from Mini DV or HDV, does the scene cutting right. That is 1 thing I don't like about #14 + #15. it does not split the video clips right for editing. I mostly use 15 for everything else like the editing, titles, making disc files, ect. Another tip for those who keep getting crash problems with pinnacle 12 (and on) What I do is make the Dvd or BD file (in pinnacle) and burn it in "Image Burn", Its a free program you can find on the web. Every time I tried to burn A BD in pinnacle it would crash, like A lot of people on here I wish they would fix that problem, if anybody has any other questions let me know I have been using it since late 1999 or early 2000. I have used almost all the version up till #15, What sucks is A few months before I knew about Cpu video editing I spent about $5000.00 (Us) on high end video stuff to film and edit with time code, now you can do all that and more for around $100.00 Luke
Sunday, December 22, 2013 6:08 PM
The screen capture tool is useful but it has one major flaw; it will not retain the audio setting you choose and defaults to voice instead of system audio. Most captures will be ruined by terrible echo like room sounds, if you forget to change it before every capture. Also there is no manual (hard copy or DVD in box) and none seems available for download. The import of video clips does not work from anything but the default folder and there is no drag and drop.
Sunday, January 5, 2014 3:15 PM
Been using Pinnacle since 1999 v.3. When I went to V16, I didn't like the new format that AVID had changed it to, but got used to it. I like some of the new features and smooth fading transitions. I got V17, I like most everything about it except that it renders during editing and really bogs the editing process down to a crawl. My only temp fix is to exit and relaunch the app. It will be fast again for a couple minutes, then bogs down again til I relaunch again. Its a pain in the ass to say the least. V16 did not do this. I have a dell quad core, windows 7, 8G ram. Shouldn't be doing this. If this cant be fixed, Im either going back to 16 or getting a different software editing program.
Bill Caey
#Bill Caey
Sunday, January 5, 2014 8:11 PM
Interesting comments on Studio V17. I'd like to read more after you try the following:
SETUP > CONTROL PANEL > PREVIEW > Quality > "Fastest Playback";
"Optimization Threshold" set to "60".
What is the best feature of Studio V17?
Déclic Vidéo FX
#Déclic Vidéo FX
Thursday, January 16, 2014 5:44 AM
I just updated the article with a link to the Pinnacle Studio 17 UPGRADE page to buy the product... Nonetheless, it might be urgent to wait (since there is a critical bug discovered which prevent you from rendering an H264 project with a good quality - more to come soon, once it has been validated and confirmed by multiple people) ?
Déclic Vidéo FX
#Déclic Vidéo FX
Friday, January 17, 2014 2:42 PM
Latest patch available here: Download Pinnacle Studio patch
Don't be too enthusiastic, one of the bug we encountered recently is still present... :-(
Testing Smart Rendering now...
Devries John
#Devries John
Sunday, January 19, 2014 11:41 AM
Totally frustrated with 17 it has loaded my library with things I didn't want in there when I went back to 16 still have everything cannot figure out how to stop it. In some instances I now have up to three copies on my comp. Would try to get my money back but just going to keep using 16 and write 17 of as a bad decision.
Déclic Vidéo FX
#Déclic Vidéo FX
Sunday, January 19, 2014 1:00 PM
Dear John,

I would suggest that you "reset" Studio database, this should solve your problem. For this, please visit Jeff Naylor website and follow the "Reset pages".
Déclic Vidéo FX
#Déclic Vidéo FX
Monday, February 3, 2014 4:58 PM
Latest update: Pinnacle Studio: good news ?
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 4:38 PM
Hello, my name is Jacques Lamontagne and I'm director of Marketing at Pinnacle Studio/Corel.

I'm adapting here a message I left on the public Pinnacle Studio forum a few days ago:

Thank you to Declic-video FX forum members for the helpful feedback you've shared about Pinnacle Studio 17. Unfortunately, it appears that some of our users have not had the great experience we expect from our software. We want you to know that the team has been following the info you've provided and is working diligently to have the issues corrected.

We've introduced a number of product updates since the launch and recently released 17.1 that offers support for 4K Ultra HD. This update also includes all the stability enhancements we introduced in the 17.0.1 and 17.0.2 updates that came before. It is important that all our users check they have the latest updates installed. I also want to assure you that we have scheduled a new patch in the coming weeks to provide another significant performance and stability boost. We apologize to any user who has not had the great experience we expect with our software. You have my commitment that Pinnacle Studio 17 will continue to get better and better.

The declic-video-fx moderators are doing a great job helping with your questions and we have established closer links in order for them to bring your comments and concerns to our team. I want to personally thank each of them for all their hard work. Please continue to take advantage of their impressive knowledge, problem solving skills and passion for our products. While I can't be present in this forum, the moderators are an excellent way to get information to us and we're giving their feedback an even greater voice in our product plans moving ahead. If you want to make sure your feedback makes it to the Pinnacle team, the this forum is a great way to do it.

Thank you and please keep sharing your feedback and questions in this community. Your comments are vitally important to our product plans and we are hard at work to ensure Pinnacle Studio delivers the power and quality you need.


Jacques Lamontagne
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 5:08 PM
Thank you very much Jacques for these kind words. Much appreciated !
Monday, February 24, 2014 12:15 PM
I have used Pinnacle since V6 - and the program usefulness has changed little. I am now running 17 Ultimate and find that the errors are still there (crashes during edit at the most in-opportune time - how do it know), rendering still takes forever (have a current render going now for 01:13:42:02 and only 75% on the export phase [25% overall]) and I am on an i7/16Gb with hardware enabled and a GeForce 550 with nothing else running) and I find that the faster render times is nothing more than a marketing wish or lie.

When is someone going to own up that this software is not prime time and admit there is need for repair and fix it. Also - how about a little support for things that would would show and interest in making things work? Something other than reload or rebuild or... That tells me that the program is antiquated and has no self diagnostics or recovery built in. If that is the case - then tell us the exact machine you THINK this stuff will run on. I have configured several machines over the years to run this stuff and never had anyone other than random trials from other users to go by... Let's see - if I continue - I presume after about 10 G of build variations I might get one that runs this stuff decently...

Also, over the years I have paid for Liquid, Avid and Pinnacle and all three are about the same - great specs - useless for NLR. I have had better results and quicker, easier production from Linear VCR editing on physical machines and that is a VERY SAD statement - considering that NLR should be much, much easier and faster.

Corel - you bought this stuff - you bought a large group of folks that are willing to pay your yearly upgrade charges - PLEASE, when will you fix things? This is the last one I am paying for until I can see that you have made improvements.

Monday, February 24, 2014 3:32 PM
Hello Ralf,

I realize that I may sound like a broken record when you read this, but we are working on another fix that is aimed at addressing a number of issues that have been raised on this forum. It should be coming out within the next few weeks.

Kind regards,

Monday, February 24, 2014 7:21 PM
Hello Jacques,

That is very good news and will be waiting anxiously!!!

Thanks for the response,
Miroslav Polner
#Miroslav Polner
Sunday, May 25, 2014 7:45 AM
Compared with one PC Pinnacle Studio16 and PS17. See that PS 17 is not applicable when cutting? Cutting and adding transitions Editor gradually slows down until you can not normally do! PS16 regards as so normal. If you put the timeline at PS 17 two films above the other, rendering time is longer compared to PS16 hundred percent. PS17 is unusable even after appeal pack 17.4.
focsa ciprian
Sunday, June 8, 2014 8:58 AM
I subscribe at all who write "Miroslav Polner" .I put pinnacle 16 on two different pc's with different hardware and pinnalce 16 is run faster when you drag clips when you push the space nad want to pause the clip or when you want to play it.Pinnacle 17 is run more slow.I remain for this moment at pinnacle 16 when i want to edit it .I use pinnacle 17 when i want to finish the project and make the disc becouse have many option when you want to export.Pinnalce 16 is more faster then pinnacle 17 when edit movie.I use piinacle at the pinnacle 9 and i use all the version.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 9:13 AM
Pinnacle Studio14 and others older Version can mpg2 export 14000mbps. Quality. i have now Pinnacle Studio17, in My PC, with window 7 64 bit, But Pinnacle Studio17 but it can Only 8500mbps mpg2 video quality. why is it.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 10:42 AM
I would not touch P.S.17 until they catch up with the 21st Centaury
i.e. when they bring out 64bit version were it supports todays modern mobo, P.S. is still not worth upgrading to or purchasing, been out for quiet a while and it still hangs and farts about on the timeline,
look at the forum nothing but problems, need I say more.
I have heard all the excuses you know like the plugins wont work if we move to 64bit a load of rubbish.
take my advice and keep away from Pinnacle until they start treating customers with a bit if intelligence,
We want 64bit Pinnacle Studio, as it is it cannot use more than 3.5gig of ram no wonder there's bottle necks, it can not even keep up with H.D. Video, and they talk about 3D whose telling porkies,
It struggles with some normal video, have you ever tried putting a 1hr-30min HD video on the timeline and this is with a powerful P.C
it just locks up
so its time the customers started SHOUTING they want 64bit Pinnacle Studio 18?????? then we might get some where
Tom g
Time the mods: got onto pinnacle instead of agreeing with them??
Déclic Vidéo FX
#Déclic Vidéo FX
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 11:51 AM
Dear Tom,

We (@ DV FX Website) hear your message and fully support it !

I just transferred your message to Pinnacle Studio team who confirmed having received it. And guess what, they also confirmed that it will be addressed with priority.

Good news, stay tuned, looks like a beautiful and nice update or new version is on the way...

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:12 PM
Does that mean we will get pin 18 version soon also in 64bit
But??? BUT???BUT??? will it work will all or most of the bugs that has plagued pin 17 be fixed.
I Think users from version 16 should get a free upgrade to the ultimate version of pin 18--64bit for all the hassle that has been caused,
That would be a good jester on Pinnacle's part.
if others agree please say so, that includes you Saby
Tom G
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 2:46 PM
I am a 10 year veteran of Pinnacle Video editing programs.
I am not ready to give up on Pinnacle Studio. I use PS16 and I skipped PS17. But I am not giving up on Pinnacle.

I hope Corel knows that if the next version has modest improved features and vastly improved stability they will have a BIG hit.
Déclic Vidéo FX
#Déclic Vidéo FX
Thursday, August 21, 2014 12:17 PM

The day you will work for free, Pinnacle will produce products for free, all other firm will do so as well.

Thursday, August 21, 2014 12:43 PM
All other firms don't bring out products that are, NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE

Pin 18/64bit SHOULD BE FREE to loyal customers since version 16/17
after all they sold a product that did not work as described, and still does not work after numerous patches, If I sell a computer/Laptop, and it develops problems I fix for free, otherwise customers would go elsewhere but in Pinnacle's case customers have been very loyalsticking by the brand and Loyalty deserves reward, I'm sure Corel can afford it
and we are not talking about other companies its Pin that is Guilty of shoddy programming I rest my case

Tom Gee
Tom G
Focsa Ciprian
Thursday, August 21, 2014 6:32 PM
Edited by saby :

I don't think that claiming you've been using pirated copies of Pinnacle Studio since many years now and ranting about their quality is a good idea.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 3:48 PM
Please I would like to know specifically how much faster the 64bit versions renders HD video to DVD?
Not theoretical but actual
thanks for the info
Déclic Vidéo FX
#Déclic Vidéo FX
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 4:11 PM
Hello halfpipe,

Pinnacle Studio 17 is not 64 bits.

MarDee McDougal
#MarDee McDougal
Saturday, March 26, 2016 10:56 PM
I have been trying for several hours now to get Pinnacle Studio 17 reinstalled. It worked just fine before it was removed an year or so ago. NOW it will not install & I keep getting messages that it cannot install & that Windows will send me a message IF there is a solution. I need to produce 3 slide show/videos just ASAP.

I use Windows 7

What do you suggest that I do?
Le Papy
#Le Papy
Sunday, March 27, 2016 9:23 AM
Hello MarDee McDougal,
This comment section is generally reserved for discussions related to :
- errors on our part
- effects which are described in our article and not possible for any reason
- asking details regarding a particular point
- approval that you were able to find and apply this article, or on the other hand, your disapproval

Unfortunately, your question is not covered by any of the above. This site is managed by volunteers and we do not have the means for direct assistance and troubleshooting for issues not directly or indirectly related to our publications. In this case, we recommend that you go directly on the Pinnacle official forum. You will receive a prompt response to your question, either from forum members or ourselves if we have the time available.
Best Regards,
DV FX Team

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