Pinnacle Studio 23 Review

Corel Corporation has introduced an update to its popular video editing software: Pinnacle Studio 23. This new version features loads of new tools typically found on much more advanced NLE such as Multicam editing, video masking, 360 video editing, color grading keyframing, and so on. Let’s take a closer look at it.

The Easy-To-Use Video Editor

If you’re not familiar with Pinnacle Studio, it’s a Windows-only video editing software initially designed for beginners and prosumers users. The idea behind Pinnacle Studio is that everybody should be able to do simple video edits.

The previous Pinnacle Studio versions are easy to use and feature fundamental video editing tools: import, cut, modify your footage a bit, and hit export. It is straightforward and doesn’t feature a ton of sophisticated tools made for professional video editors.

In the end, if you want to edit a family holiday video, you want to get the job done as fast as possible. Indeed, you have other things to do in your life. Most of my friends that need short video edits for a birthday video don’t want to mess with too many tools and features they don’t need/want/understand. They want a video that looks great, they want to get it done quickly, and that they can edit in their spare time.

To do so, you need an affordable NLE that features intuitive tools: this is what Pinnacle Studio is all about.

Pinnacle Studio 23

The new Pinnacle Studio 23 update comes in three different versions: Studio, Studio Plus, and Ultimate. Each version has more tools than the other, and the Pinnacle Studio 23 Ultimate is their flagship video editor.

Pinnacle Studio 23 Ultimate features a lot of new powerful editing tools like:

  • Over 2,000+ effects, titles, and templates included, including effects from NewBlueFX.
  • Three- and Four-Point Editing for more flexibility and precision over your edit.
  • Compatible with HD, 4K, and 360 video footage.
  • You can now have an unlimited number of video/audio tracks.
  • It now has a video masking tool. You can easily enhance or remove elements in your video, blur faces, clone subjects, selectively apply effects to any portion of a clip, layer footage with text or shapes, and so on.
  • Clip Nesting allows you to group multiple clips. Also, you can use the new Multicam tool.
  • You can export the Alpha Channel only.
  • They improved the color grading panel. It’s possible to apply LUTs to your footage and even keyframe your color adjustments. With the “selective vectorscope” you can also key specific area in your video for adjusting skin tones only, for example.
  • And finally, it supports more formats and resolutions.




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