Pinnacle Studio 21 Ultimate


  • 2,000+ effects plus NewBlue premium effects
  • Unlimited-track, HD, 3D and 4K video editing
  • NEW User interface
  • NEW Morph transitions
  • NEW Paint effects
  • NEW Split Screen video
  • NEW Effects from NewBlue FX
  • NEW Wide angle lens correction

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Edit your media your way with the power, creativity and control of Pinnacle Studio 21 Ultimate video editor – our best just got better! Pinnacle Studio Ultimate delivers the tools you need to create pro-like videos, including premium effects from NewBlue FX. With powerful features like new Morph transitions, Split Screen video, Multi-Camera video editing and more, you can create HD and 4K videos with the controls, filters and precision you need to edit like a pro. Get the controls you need and go beyond what you thought possible with Pinnacle Studio Ultimate!

Why Pinnacle Studio Ultimate?

  • Advanced video editing.
    Edit video in HD and 4K on unlimited tracks!
  • Creative control.
    Enjoy 2,000+ video filters, transitions and effects.
  • Professional caliber tools.
    Try your hand at 360 video editing, Audio Ducking, Multi-Camera video editing and more!
  • Screen recording software.
    Easily capture and edit tutorial videos or how-to demonstrations.
  • Premium effects collection.
    Exclusive to Ultimate! Leverage 1,000+ presets from NewBlue FX.


It’s the most powerful Pinnacle Studio yet

See what’s new in Pinnacle Studio 21 – our best just got better!

NEW User interface & template creator

Pinnacle Studio 21 introduces a new, intuitive user interface that streamlines your video editing and enables quick access to the tools you need, with the power and precision you crave. Even save completed projects as templates for future use!

NEW Split Screen video

Show multiple video streams simultaneously with new Split Screen video. Easily drag and drop to create impressive promotional videos or share the highlights from your latest trip!

NEW Paint effects

Paint the town and transform your next video into a storybook-like motion animation. Drag and drop filters to add cartoon or watercolor-like stylized effects to create the next big animation.

NEW Morph transitions

Create seamless transitions between clips. Transform a single image, shape or sequence and make cuts or transitions between scenes and merge video so that there is no discernable beginning or end.

ENHANCED 360 video editing

Keeping pace with the latest formats and supports, Pinnacle Studio Ultimate now supports all popular 360 spherical video formats. Simply import your 360 footage and start editing!

NEW NewBlue FX

Add emphasis to your video story with selective focus, color and tint. Produce professional quality results with 100 presets in 10 plugins in new Video Essentials V.

NEW Wide angle lens correction

Quickly remove distortion from wide angle cameras and create pro-like videos. Straighten the horizon and make footage feel fluid with the rest of your film.

NEW 3D title editor

Add 3D text to your videos with expanded titling options. Enjoy pro-like 3D titles that feel more blockbuster than ever before. Engage your audience and enhance your videos with customizable, eye-catching titling options.

Ultimate premium effects collections

Effect & Corrections – Only in Ultimate. Add incredible creative effects and correct almost any video problem with these popular apps from proven industry leaders. Get hundreds of dollars’ worth of professional-quality special effects applications for only a few dollars more than the price of VideoStudio Pro.

NEW NewBlue Video Essentials 5

Add emphasis to your video story with selective focus, selective color and selective tint. Produce professional quality results with minimum effort using this powerful collection of over 100 presets in 10 video software plugins with Video Essentials 5.

New Blue Film Effects

Transform your digital footage into vintage film stock. Discover the classic looks you need with over 80 presets in 5 plugins that recreate the look of hand-cranked cameras, dirty projectors, and the unique color and lighting characteristics of aged film stock.

New Blue Stabilizer

NewBlue Stabilizer makes it easy to produce smooth and steady footage. A powerful analyzer searches through all frames, calculates frame-to-frame motion, and realigns the affected pictures so they look clear and jitter-free, just like the rest of your footage.

NEW Wide-angle lens correction

Quickly remove distortion and create pro-like videos. Quickly straight lines that appear to be curved or angled and even straighten the horizon. Make footage feel fluid with the rest of your film and correct lens distortions from wide angle cameras.

NEW Split Screen video

Show multiple videos streams simultaneously with new Split Screen video. Easily drag and drop to create impressive promotional videos or share the highlights from your latest trip! Choose an existing template or create your own with the Split Screen template creator.

NEW Editing workspace

Enjoy Timeline or Storyboard editing. Easily trim video and edit freely on the multi-track timeline. Create sophisticated picture-in-picture and multi-layer HD effects with frame accuracy and keyframe editing—produce like a pro with the control you need.

Studio Ultimate: unlimited tracks

NEW Save as template

Save your finished projects as templates and fast-track future work. When your project is complete, you can go to ‘File, Save Movie as Template’ and easily replace media with placeholders. This is the perfect tool for creating standard intro and exits for your videos!

NEW Titles and overlays

Add titles to your photos and videos, or overlay graphics on your clips. With a diverse selection of title animations, you are guaranteed to find the perfect look to complement your video. Add and customize titles with animations and motion and try your hand at new 3D text effects.

NEW User Interface to edit your way

Customize your workspace and easily create custom shortcuts to edit your way and streamline your workflow. Extend your editing across dual monitors with new detachable windows. Create custom profiles and adjust screen resolutions. Organize your media and with a simple right-click, add your most-used effects to your favourites section.

Additional information


0.3 kg


14 × 5 × 20 cm

System Requirements

• Internet connection required for installation, registration and updates. Registration required for product use.
• Windows 10 recommended, Windows 8.x, Windows 7, 64-bit OS highly recommended
• Intel Core i3 or AMD A4 3.0 GHz or higher
✓ Intel Core i5 or i7 1.06 GHz or higher required for AVCHD & Intel Quick Sync Video support
✓ Intel Core i7 or AMD Athlon A10 or higher for UHD, Multi-Camera or 360 video
• 4 GB of RAM or higher, 8+GB highly recommended for UHD, Multi-Camera, or 360 video
• DirectX graphics device recommended:
✓ NVIDIA GeForce 200 series or newer (CUDA enabled required for CUDA support)
✓ ATI 4xxx series or higher
✓ Intel GMA X3000 series or higher
• HEVC (H.265) support requires Windows 10 and supporting PC hardware or graphics card
• Minimum 256MB VGA VRAM, 512MB or higher recommended
• Display resolution: 1024 x 768 or higher
• Windows-compatible sound card (multi-channel output required for surround preview)
• 8 GB HDD space for full installation


• DVD burner for creating DVD and AVCHD discs

Input Options

• Capture from DV, HDV and Digital8 camcorders or VCRs (requires a FireWire port)
• Capture from analog camcorders, 8mm, HI 8, VHS, SVHS, VHS-C, SVHS-C, or VCRs (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) (requires Dazzle video hardware – sold separately)
• Import from AVCHD and other file based camcorders, digital still cameras, mobile devices and webcams

Import Formats

• Video: AVCHD, DV, HDV, AVI, MPEG-1/-2/-4, DivX, Flash, 3GP (MPEG-4, H.263), WMV, Non-encrypted DVD titles (incl. DVD-VR/+VR), MOV (DV, MPEG-4, H.264), HEVC (H.265), DivX Plus MKV, XAVC, MXF, DVCPRO HD, XAVC S
• Audio: MP3, MPA, M4A, WAV, AMR, AC3, AAC, Vorbis, WMA

Export Formats

• Disc: AVCHD, DVD (DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R or DVD+RW, dual layer)
• Video: DV, HDV, AVI, DivX, WMV, MPEG-1/-2/-4, Flash, 3GP, WAV, MP2, MP3, MP4, HEVC (H.265, H.264), DivX Plus MKV, JPEG, TIF, TGA, BMP, XAVC S
• Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1-channel

Blu-ray Support

• Requires purchase of a separate plug-in from within the product
• Requires Blu-ray Disc reader and/or burner

Supported Languages

• Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Swedish

Product specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.

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