Pinnacle Studio 20 -What’s New and Improved?
In addition to the existing features in Pinnacle Studio 20 they have added or improved the following:
The new motion tracking module has been tucked away in the effects library so access to it is simply a matter of dragging the effect on to the timeline and customizing it from there.
In keeping with the theme of greater control it actually consists of two separate effects.
One designed for face or object tracking and the other more for moving objects like text or graphics around the screen.
Stop Motion Animation
Allows you to control your camera through the software to capture frame by frame action for animation or fast motion effects.
Easy Track Transparency
Allows you to adjust the transparency or opacity of individual tracks so that they can be seen or “seen through” on an overlay track.
360° Video Editing
Allows you to import and edit the new 360° or VR videos add titles or set paths and convert to standard video.
You can then either export to a 360° video for YouTube or any other service that will play them or you can convert to 2D.
NewBlue Creative Effects
In addition to the already bewildering array of special effects they have added NewBlue’s Video Essentials III pack which packs another 900 preset effects and 75 more plugin type effects.
It has to be noted here that the 900 figure applies to the number of preset effects and in fact nearly all of those effects can be manually adjusted to suit you rather than just using the preset.
The existing multicam capability has been beefed up to now allow you to handle 6 cameras simultaneously with a couple of methods for syncing them prior to using the switching panel to edit.
The recently released Pinnacle Studio 20 features 3 versions: Standard, Plus and Ultimate. If you want to import footage on a Blu-ray to Pinnacle Studio 20 Ultimate/Standard/Plusfor editing, you’ll be disppointed. In fact, Pinnacle Studio does not support handling Blu-ray project. To add Blu-ray movies to Pinnacle Studio 20 Ultimate/Standard/Plus, you’ll need to convert Blu-ray files to Pinnacle compatible video format first. In this article, you will learn how to easily rip and import Blu-ray to Pinnacle Studio 20.
To finish the task, here the best Blu-ray Ripper from Brorsoft is highly recommended. It can assist you to powerfully convert all the Blu-ray videos and also Blu-ray ISO, IFO, DVD, or DVD Video_TS folder into any of Pinnacle Studio 20 Standard/Plus editable formats such as AVI, WMV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DV, etc. And, it is not only good at ripping any (protected) Blu-rays to Pinnacle Studiocompatible formats in fast speed while keep its original video quality, but also has customized settings like DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro, Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie, and other non-linear video editing software. For Mac users, please turn to Brorsoft Blu-ray ripper for Mac.
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Note: Blu-ray Ripper can not only Rip Blu-ray, but also rip DVD well, just like the Blu-ray Player can play the DVD disc well. If you want to rip both Blu-ray and DVD to Pinnacle Studio for editing, there is no harm in trying Blu-ray Ripper.
How to Convert Blu-ray to Pinnacle Studio supported video files
Step 1: Add Blu-ray movies
Insert your disc to your Blu-ray drive, and launch the Blu-ray Ripper; click the disc button to import your Blu-ray movies to the program.
Step 2: Select the output format
Click “Format” menu firstly and then follow “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas” > ” MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” as the output format. MPEG-4, WMV are also the proper choices.
Step 3. Start Blu-ray conversion
Tap “Convert” button to start converting Blu-ray to MPEG-2 for Pinnacle Studio 20 Standard/Plus/Ultimate.
Once the conversion is done, you can transfer Blu-ray footage into Pinnacle Studio 20 Standard/Plus/Ultimate for editing smoothly with ease.