About a week ago — August 14, 2018 — Corel officially released the newest flagship version of the Pinnacle video editing software, the Pinnacle Studio 22. If you were excited about the features that Corel pumped into the Pinnacle Studio 21, I should inform you beforehand that the newly released version of one the best video editing software —the Pinnacle Studio 22— will blow your mind. For a preview of the Video Editing Software, Click Here.
When the Studio 21 was released sometime last year, Corel was widely lauded for empowering users with more control in the software in the area of customization, media organization, shortcut creation, workspace interface friendliness and simplicity.
Now, with the Studio 22, Corel is bringing more on board in the latest software version; high-end features typically found in advanced/pro editing software is what this version boasts of, while still retaining the user-friendly interface native to the Pinnacle family of course.
“With the latest version, we’re pushing this even further with a pro-inspired feature set that’s ideal for the video editing enthusiast who wants to do more. Pinnacle Studio Ultimate is the ideal choice for anyone striving to create projects that replicate the polish and creativity of professional productions,”
said Pinnacle’s Senior Director of Product Management, Michel Yavercovski.
In simpler terms, the Pinnacle Studio 22 can be safely said to be “Studio 21 + more high-end features.”
Pinnacle Studio 22: New features
The new Pinnacle Studio flagship version comes with about 6 new features lacking on the previous versions.
Addendum: Newly introduced features of the Studio 22 are model-specific (more on this later in the article).
1. Three and Four-Point Editing
The new ‘Three and Four-Point Editing’ feature of the Pinnacle Studio 22 will increase the precision at which users insert clips, mark on & out points, and identify insertion positions on their timeline.
As resourceful and invaluable as this feature is, only users of Plus and Ultimate version of the Studio 22 will have access to it.
2. Improved Color Grading
The Studio 22, according to Pinnacle, puts users “in the driver’s seat when it comes to setting the ambience, creating a sun-kissed scenario or an ice blue landscape”.
The Pinnacle Studio 22 comes with new colour grading options like LUT, color wheels, waveform scope, color correction etc. for improved creativity.
3. MultiCam Capture / Multi-Camera Editing
Pinnacle now allows creatives to produce videos without much stress with the MultiCam Capture feature. Users, particularly those who make tutorial videos can now —simultaneously— capture display video, system audio, and microphone sound all at the single click of a button and edit them together seamlessly.
The Multi-Camera Editing is available on models of the Pinnacle Studio 22.
4. Motion Tracking
Available on Plus and Ultimate models of the Studio 22, the new Motion tracking feature can now effectively enact focus on selected individual(s) or objects in a video by marking them either with moving text or graphics.
5. Split Screen with Keyframe
The Studio 22 will now allow you spice up your split videos by adding motion to them while simultaneously showing multiple video stream. Split screen with Keyframe is available in Ultimate model only.
6. Selective Color
Have you always wanted to focus on a single object in a picture by highlighting its colour while other objects are in monochrome? The ‘Selective Color’ feature of the Pinnacle Studio 22 allows you to do that easily. Selective colour is available for all versions of Studio 22.
Pinnacle Studio 22 Versions
The Pinnacle Studio comes in three available versions: a base version, a Plus version, and an Ultimate version.
Pinnacle Studio 22
This is the base version. It is basically for starters and beginners looking to kickstart their video editing journey.
The Pinnacle Studio 22 Base model comes with up to 1,500 templates, titles, and effects, 6-track HD video editing, selective colour, colour grading, MultiCam Capture and more. The base model is the cheapest of the trio and it costs $59.95. Learn More
Pinnacle Studio 22 Plus
This version is best suited for intermediates looking to try out more video editing features and create more professional works. This model costs $99.95 and comes with everything in the Pinnacle Studio 22 and a lot more pro features than the base model. Learn More
Pinnacle Studio 22 Ultimate
In addition to over 2,000+ effects premium effects and templates, the Ultimate model is fully-loaded and gives you everything you need to create beautiful and professional pieces.
In this model, all old, new, and enhanced features of the Studio 22 are at your disposal; this means more power, creativity, and control.
Ultimate model of the Pinnacle Studio 22 sells for $129.95. Learn More
Just like previous versions, the Pinnacle Studio 22 supports only Windows-powered laptops and iOS iPads and iPhone. Support for the MacOS is still not available yet.
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later
- iPad 2 or higher
- iPhone 4s or higher
- iPod Touch Series 5 or higher
- 64-bit OS required: Windows 10 recommended, Windows 8.x, Windows 7
- 4 GB of RAM or higher
- 8 GB HDD space for full installation
- Display resolution: 1024 x 768 or higher
- IntelCore i3 or AMD A4 3.0 GHz or higher
Supported languages include Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish.