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Download Pinnacle Studio 17 patch

Release of a patch for Pinnacle Studio 17 - Download link

After release of Pinnacle Studio 17, a fifth patch is available. Pinnacle recommends installing the update for all users.

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It concerns Pinnacle Studio 17, Pinnacle Studio 17 plus as well as Pinnacle Studio 17 ultimate. The download for the patch is free for all users who already bought Pinnacle Studio 17.




A lot of work has been done by the development teams. The list of major bugs (there are others) corrected announced by Pinnacle :

  • Fixed several crashes with DVD export.
  • Fixed hangs and crashes with BluRay disc export.
  • Fixed issues with 3D files recognition, and exported file playback.
  • Fixed MTS export issues.
  • Fixed hang, playback problems with RedGiant "Particular" effects.
  • Fixed remaining causes of black frames in exported files.
  • Fixed startup and performance problems after faulty shutdown.
  • Fixed issue where export settings aren't saved.
  • Fixed file import, playback problems - MTS/M2TS, FLV, MP4, AVI.

Note the bug fix of Particular dating from 16.1 Studio. It was time! FYI, when the effect is applied, there is no display of the background rendering progress bar. Be patient and wait for the reading again become fluid to know when rendering is complete.

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Monday, March 24, 2014 4:32 PM
I was dissapointed when I saw that the newest Correl release is 64 bit and PS 17 isn't.Then it was pointed out to me that this would effect the plug ins used with Pinnacle.In the audio world Avid just made a similar change in Pro tools leaving a lot of developers having to play catch up. Does this apply to video also, is this a legit reason for holding back on a 64 bit application? For better ram allocation which would make a bigger difference, Win 7 home vs. pro or a 64 bit version of PS?
Déclic Vidéo FX
#Déclic Vidéo FX
Monday, March 24, 2014 4:36 PM
I do agree Graham, but in the past, we were said that PS would need a major revamp to be 64 bits ready... Maybe S18 ?

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 7:02 AM
Hi all.
Once again it was not solved the problem related to the montage theme text editor that had already been reported both here (in patch article) and in the Pinnacle official forum.
Déclic Vidéo FX
#Déclic Vidéo FX
Saturday, March 29, 2014 3:44 PM

You are right, but please do not see the empty part of the glass, but the one which is full. They already improved compared to previous version, and they are working hard on the product.
They are plenty of other bugs still uncorrected (one is particularly problematic for me), but they are working on it, we still need to wait a little bit to see everything solved.

Sunday, March 30, 2014 10:28 AM
OK, let's look forward with confidence ...
Monday, March 31, 2014 4:11 AM
No way with the import of MTS 1080p...... sigh....

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 2:34 AM
It is a shame we have these problems. It's like they tried to release this version before it had thorough Beta testing and we have become the testers. At least they are doing something about it - still frustrating though. That aside, I am very excited with 17 after having migrated from 15. I would still love to see a Semi-pro version released with multi-camera editing, auto audio syncing and motion tracking. And yes if it goes to 64 bit, most of our plug ins will be redundant. Perhaps this is why Pro Dad is starting to release everything as "Stand alone" _ makes sense to me
Bob Meyer
#Bob Meyer
Friday, April 4, 2014 9:24 PM
Just installed the 17.3 update. It used to crash occasionally, now it crashes continually whenever I try to import an .flv. I am running an AMD machine, six cores, 16 G ram and Windows 7 64bit. Anyone else have this?
Déclic Vidéo FX
#Déclic Vidéo FX
Saturday, April 5, 2014 4:45 PM
Hello Bob,

I had problems in the past with S16 and flv (mainly when video where not of the correct format like 16:9). When using Instant Demo and making some flv, it was creating troubles.

I just tried with latest, and I have no more problems, sorry, everything is fine on my side. Maybe you can try to send us a flv file so we can check if the problem is with your flv file ? In such case, please join the forum and we will do the test with you

Déclic Vidéo FX
#Déclic Vidéo FX
Sunday, April 6, 2014 2:42 PM
I made some tests today, I can run flv without problems.

With mts, it's just impossible to work, and I ran into troubles. Impossible to playback a single MTS on 2 timeline with this version, I am obliged to go back to which is much better for my configuration and fully working... As they claim: "fixed problem with MTS playback" (but adding another bug !). Probably fixed for 60i, but not for 50i, this is how I understand it.

Big deception for me. I believed in it, but we are going backward for some unknown reasons.

Monday, April 7, 2014 11:04 AM
Your better giving Pinnacle Studio version 17 a total miss its not FIT for for purpose for most P.C. Systems
Tom G
Monday, April 7, 2014 11:22 AM
Your bad faith is so big that it will soon explode. PS17 is working well for plenty users.
Do not generalize your bad personal experience.
Monday, April 7, 2014 11:51 AM
Well saby. I go with the forum and the users there are certainly not having an easy time,
maybe version 18 will be 64bit AND WORK what brilliant Faith I have "EH" "EH"
They have brought out more patches than what's on my bedroom quilt. and still can not get it right.the D.V.D. section is were I had the trouble
and its still not fixed all it makes is coaster,
It needs completely rewritten code for that section, and as for 4K well I wont even go there
Have a nice day Saby- Baby?????????
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 2:21 AM
Problems, problems, problems. What will it be like when we are using 4K???
I must admit that so far I have been one of the lucky ones (touch wood) with no problems. (so far). Therefore I stand by my rule "if it ain"t broke - don't fix it"
By this I mean I do not apply any patches if the program is working ok. Why introduce problems?
I have not made DVD - everyone wants MPEG4 on flash drive. Has anyone tried create DVD files, then burn with Nero?
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 9:30 AM
what about the quality of videos encoded with Studio 17?

I think it's worse than Studio 16
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 9:35 AM
100% worse
Tom G
Déclic Vidéo FX
#Déclic Vidéo FX
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 1:50 PM
Videoiman3857, Studio 17.3 is buggy with creation of DVD. Many people have the problem, not even possible to make an ISO file... Keep your version until the next release. Pinnacle is aware of this problem. Another beta release is on the rail, Jacques Lamontagne gave the information in a third party website.

Right now, I am back editing AVI 4:3 DV Encoder, that works perfectlly !

Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:19 PM
ok perfetto
Friday, April 25, 2014 7:01 AM
Pinnacle Studio 17.4 is out. Makes this program ever better.
Friday, April 25, 2014 12:48 PM
Hi Marian you say ( Friday, April 25, 2014 7:01 AM
Pinnacle Studio 17.4 is out. Makes this program ever better. )

You must be the ONLY one Marion that has no problems then.
17.3 is buggy with creation of DVD.( has been since it came out
still not fixed in this latest patch.
They would be better starting to,
TRY re-write the program in 64bit,
and stop these people giving the reason for not doing so by saying the plugins won't work, ( That's pure Bull----e they work in 64bit in all other edit programs )
roll on version 18/ 64bit just maybe Pinnacle will get there act together
and hire some programmers that no what there doing????
no doubt I will get fired down for stating the truth, ( eh Saby )
Tom G
Friday, April 25, 2014 12:57 PM
It's been a long time now that I stopped troll hunting.

One of my moderator comrade in Pinnacle's forum has a signature perfectly suitable to your case :

It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
Mark Twain
Déclic Vidéo FX
#Déclic Vidéo FX
Sunday, April 27, 2014 3:05 PM
Marian says "Pinnacle Studio 17.4 is out. Makes this program ever better."

@ Marian, lucky you are, because my problem is still unsolved on my side... Still can't edit any movie with 17.3 or 17.4, the program crashes with 2 movies, one on top of each other on the timeline. Maybe I am alone with this particular problem, but at least it affects me a lot.
I had to rollback to 17.2 which is working well for me.

Monday, April 28, 2014 5:07 AM
I have problems with PS17, but I still manage to finish and export my projects. The problems that I have involve crashes from time to time, export to mov 1080i creates playback artefacts, image gets double, frame tearing. If I export it to bluray mts I don't have any problem and I can export properly. I tend to export to cpu because the export quality is better that Intel Quick Sync HD4000. I agree with Tom. I want 64bits in Pinnacle Studio 17-18 because I want Mercalli plug-in to work more than 15fps,etc. Studio 18 must be made in 64 bits to edit and export 4K, must have proxy editing 4k and Full HD, smartrendering, better export quality, etc. I guess there are some systems that Ps is performing better but i see that Ps17 has receive 5 patches so far and is doing well. Better than the support for Ps16. Right now i have version 17.2 and after i installed it, i tried to made a new project and save it as normal with save as option, and realized that it crashed. I tried again and the same thing happened. I then open an old project and then i click create a new project and click save as. Then it gave me the option to save as the new project. The same thing happened on two diferent systems, so is not my system. As soon as i return from vacation i will install 17.4 patch and i am thinking to install 17.3 before and then 17.4 patch.
Déclic Vidéo FX
#Déclic Vidéo FX
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 2:47 PM
Hello Marian,

Normally, you don't need to install 17.3 and then 17.4. You can immediately install 17.4, without going through 17.3 (which is included in 17.4). Hope it will solve your crash issue, on my side I am stopped with 17.2 which is the only version working on my system. 17.3 and 17.4 causes continuous crashes. No luck...
Wish it can help and solve your problem.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 5:45 AM
Alleluja... finally 17.4 imports MTS 1080p. Now I'll test the program.
Saturday, July 12, 2014 3:35 PM
I have the same issue as Déclic Vidéo FX. I can run Patch2 as the highest level when trying to use .m2ts files.

Studio17 Ultimate
HP Workstation Z800 (new 2010)
Dual Xeon 6 core X5680 system 3.33GHz
24G Ram Win7 Pro-64b
Quadro FX 3800 1GB GDDR3

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