Pinnacle Studio Tutorials

Our Pinnacle Studio tutorials will help make editing a breeze for beginners and provide some new techniques for seasoned Pinnacle Studio users.

Video editing is one of the most fun parts of creating a video. If you don’t know what you are doing though, it can be a rather painstaking ordeal. We have used our several years of experience to give you a helping hand with these great video tutorials for Pinnacle Tutorials.

We are willing to pass our knowledge in order to make things as simple as possible. Our video editing tutorials will provide you with the information you need for successful video editing along with some handy tips.

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The Spinning Newspaper Effect

This effect uses Adobe Photoshop and Pinnacle Studio 16 to create a transition that can be used in any video. All you need is a newspaper PSD template which you can get for free online (see links the video description) and the info in this pinnacle studio tutorial.



The Picture in Picture Effect

This picture in picture tutorial will show you how to create a fantastic effect to enhance your presentation, marketing, or news videos. It can be used to highlight scenes or add multiple scenes to one section of a video.



The Flicker Transition Effect

This effect is used to create a dynamic transition from one scene to another. It is used in music videos when a drum roll or break beat in a song drops. It can also be used for several other transitions like moving through time or transforming into something else.



The Wizard Spell Effect

This Pinnacle studio tutorial on the wizard spell effect will show you how to make a creative spell casting effect with Pinnacle Studio 16 and Avid Studio. So now you can bring the next Harry Potter or Gandalf the White into your videos. We use Red Giant Knoll Light Factory and Red Giant Shine to create a magical flash of light that will amaze your audience.



The Lightsabre Effect

This tutorial on the lightsabre effect will show you how to use the force to battle Jedis, bad guys, or the next door neighbor in your videos. We use the same principles as we did when creating the energy ball effect to create a lightsabre with the title editor.

The Crater Effect

This tutorial on the crater effect uses stock footage found in Action Essentials 2 from Video CoPilot of debris, smoke, a dirt charge, dust, and a ground hole  and stock footage found in Space Motion Elements from TubeTape.com of a meteor/asteroid, to make a crater in the ground.



Red Giant Particular Tutorial

This Pinnacle Studio tutorial on Red Giant Particular shows you to make particle effects. We teach you about how particles work and show you how to control them in any way you want. Particles are used for fire, smoke, snow, stars, and several other effects.



The Scope Effect

This tutorial on the scope effect with Avid Studio or Pinnacle Studio 16 and Paint.net will show you how to create a sniper scene for your videos. You will learn how to create cross hairs that you can see through just like a sniper rifle scope or machine gun scope.



NewBlueFX Video Essentials V Tutorial & Review

Our basic tutorial and review of NewBlueFX Video Essentials V gives you a look at what can be done with this plugin for Pinnacle Studio 16 and Avid Studio. The demos and basic tutorials on each tool will teach you how to quickly create professional effects for your videos. Because Selective Color, Selective Tint, and Color Fixer Pro currently do not work in AS or PS16 we show how to use them in Pinnacle Studio 14.



Pinnacle Studio 16 Plus and Ultimate Revealed Book Review

This book review of Pinnacle Studio 16 Plus and Ultimate Revealed will give you insight into the features of the book. It explains how the book can help beginners and advanced users learn how to edit videos with easy to follow step by step instructions. The book is applicable to Pinnacle Studio 16 and Avid Studio.



Transferring ToonIt and 3D Stroke to Pinnacle Studio 16

This Pinnacle Studio tutorial on how to transfer Red Giant Toonit and 3D Stroke to Pinnacle Studio 16 will help you make those powerful plugins available for all of your videos. If you can follow a few simple steps you should be able to do this.



The Trail Effect

This Pinnacle Studio tutorial on the trail effect creates a cool effect where your subject leaves a trail of images across the screen and then fades off of the screen. It is great for sci-fi, fantasy, or videos where someone is seeing double vision. It can also be done using Avid Studio.



Adding Stock Effects To Pinnacle Studio 16

This tutorial on how to add effects to Pinnacle Studio 16 will allow you to make just about any effect you’d like. All you need is some stock effects and your imagination to create realistic fire, smoke, water, electricity, muzzle flashes and other effects.



Pinnacle Studio 16 Review

This review of Pinnacle Studio 16 will show you all of the improvements made on the software since Pinnacle Studio 15 and Avid Studio. We’ll go over everything from effects to importing and exporting media. This software has a lot of new features and benefits that will make your videos quite impressive.



Transferring Plug-ins To Pinnacle Studio / Avid Studio

Wanna know how to transfer your existing plugins to Pinnacle Studio 16? We knew you did, so we made this tutorial. Maliek shows you how to transfer plugins from previous versions of Pinnacle Studio into Avid Studio or Pinnacle Studio 16.



Tilt Shift Tutorial

Watch the tilt shift effect tutorial for Pinnacle Studio Ultimate Collection HD and learn how to make objects or people in your videos look like models or toys.



Censor Blur Tutorial

Blur the ugly out of your videos, protect someones identity, or just cover up someone who didn’t agree to be in your video. This Pinnacle Studio tutorial on the censor blur effect will show you how to do it.


Jumper Tutorial

Jump here…jump there…jump everywhere! Watch this video and amaze your audience by using the Jumper Effect to make your talent disappear and re-appear somewhere else. This tutorial will show you how to a realistic jump or teleport effect for your videos and home movies.



Laser Tutorial

This tutorial on how to make a laser effect in Pinnacle Studio Ultimate Collection HD will show you how to make a realistic sci fi effect for your home movies and videos. You can use it to make a laser gun, rifle, pistol, laser eyes, or make a laser come out of anywhere. You will need to download a free program called Inkscape to create the laser.



Hancock Tutorial

This Pinnacle Studio tutorial on how to make the Hancock effect teaches you all the steps you need to know to turn your talent into a super hero like Hancock. You will be able to make a fantastic effect for your home movies and videos using Pinnacle Studio and Action Essentials 2 video effects and stock footage. The demonstration and tutorial will help you produce something special for you audience, family, or friends. Watch our video below on Converting Action Essentials Files to make sure the effects work in Pinnacle Studio.



Stop Motion Animation Tutorial

This Pinnacle Studio tutorial on how to make stop motion animation teaches you all the steps you need to know to create a stop motion animation video. You will be able to make smooth animations for your home movies and videos. You may need a capture device such as a Pinnacle Dazzle to get your footage into Pinnacle’s built in stop motion application.



The Matrix Tutorial

This tutorial on how to make the matrix effect in Pinnacle Studio Ultimate Collection HD will show you how to make a cool matrix effect for your home movies and videos. You can move just like an agent or like Neo from the movie.



Spinning Globe and Text Tutorial

This Pinnacle Studio tutorial on how to map an image to an object using the Boris Graffiti plugin will show you how to make a globe with text for your home movies and videos. This tutorial will help you create a cool effect which is great for intros and transitions.



Muzzle Flash Tutorial

This tutorial on how to make a muzzle flash in Pinnacle Studio 14 Ultimate Collection HD is a great effect for action films and videos. You can get free muzzle flashes from DetonationFilms.com or Action Essentials 2. This tutorial will show you everything you need to know to get it done.



Hologram Tutorial

This tutorial on how to make a hologram in Pinnacle Studio Ultimate Collection HD is a cool effect for any sci-fi video. This effect uses Red Giant Shine to make a realistic look. The tutorial will help you create a holographic image of your talent whenever you want.



Pleasantville Tutorial

This Pinnacle Studio tutorial on how to make the Pleasantville Effect is great for films or projects. The demonstration and tutorial will show you an easy way to make the effect using the Studio Chroma Keyer.



Slow Motion Tutorial

This tutorial on how to make a slow motion effect in Pinnacle Studio Ultimate Collection HD will add an amazing effect to your home movies or videos. You will be able to slow down clips or parts of clips to enhance a scene and wow your audience.



Keyframe Tutorial

This tutorial on how to use keyframes in Pinnacle Studio Ultimate Collection HD shows you how to control movement of your effects and video clips. The tutorial will have you creating pans, zooms, changing camera angles, and moving effects across the screen in no time.



Time Freeze Tutorial

This Pinnacle Studio tutorial on how to make a time freeze effect in Pinnacle Studio Ultimate Collection HD will have you amazing your friends with ease. It is one of our favorites because it can be used in many different ways as long as you keep your mind open and use your imagination.



Fire Effect Tutorial

This video will show you how to make a fire effect in Pinnacle Studio 14 Ultimate Collection HD. You can make anyone into a regular fire starter with this tutorial. You can get free fire effects to use in you videos from DetonationFilms.com.



Plasma Ball Tutorial

This video will show you how to make a plasma ball in Pinnacle Studio Ultimate Collection HD. It is a great demonstration of what can be done using Red Giant Knoll Light Factory and a little imagination.



Clone Tutorial

This tutorial on how to create a clone in Pinnacle Studio Ultimate Collection HD is a cool effect for any type of video. This effect uses cropping or 2D Editor Advanced to make a perfect clone of your talent whenever you want.



Teleport Tutorial

This tutorial on how to teleport in Pinnacle Studio Ultimate Collection HD will have you popping in and out of scenes with ease. This is an awesome effect for any type of video that will captivate your audience.



Motion Title Tutorial

This tutorial will show you how to make stunning static and motion titles with Pinnacle Studio Ultimate Collection HD. This video editing software lets you create many different effects within the titles of your videos.



Montage Themes Demo

This is just a sample of some of the montage themes available in Pinnacle Studio Ultimate Collection HD. Watch to see video effects, special effects, motion graphics, and video montages.



Red Giant 3D Stroke Demo

This is a collection of video effects using Red Giant 3D Stroke from Pinnacle Studio Ultimate Collection HD. Watch this video to see Red Giant software in action. It includes some video effects, special effects, and motion graphics as well.



Red Giant 3D Stroke Demo

This demo of Red Giant 3D Stroke in Pinnacle Studio Ultimate Collection HD shows you some of the presets for this fantastic plugin. It includes some video effects and motion graphics as well.



Red Giant Shine Demo

These samples of Red Giant Shine presets in Pinnacle Studio Ultimate Collection HD will give you a basic idea of what you can do with this incredible plugin. The demo includes video effects, motion graphics, and titles.



Red Giant Knoll Light Factory Demo

This demo of Red Giant Knoll Light Factory give you a quick sample of the presets available in Pinnacle Studio Ultimate Collection HD. The demo includes video effects, motion graphics, and titles.



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