Pinnacle Studio 16: Capable Yet Inexpensive NLE

NYC Production & Post News by Joe Herman

Recently, the folks from Corel came to town, treating us to a demo of the new Pinnacle Studio 16 Ultimate, a capable video-editing program with some innovative features. While this won’t turn up at major facilities anytime soon, this new release has chops that will satisfy the needs of the most demanding prosumer users, with probably a few producers and ad execs thrown in too.

If you’re familiar with this part of the market, it might be a surprise that Studio is now a Corel product. Until this past July, Avid owned the NLE as part of its consumer division. Seeking to concentrate solely on the pro market, Avid sold the Pinnacle product line as well as M-Audio, its prosumer music hardware and software company.

Watching the Pinnacle Studio 16 demo, I was impressed with its slick interface and capable features. Unusual for a product not marketed to the pro user, the app includes Nvidia CUDA support, NVIDIA 3D Vision support, free cloud file sharing and storage with Box, and Red Giant plugins, to name just a few ways the app will differentiate itself in the market. read more...

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