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Pinnacle Studio: Understanding the Storyboard View

Pinnacle Studio is unique because it offers two views for editing your video projects, timeline and storyboard. A project in timeline view, which is used by most video programs, can be edited down to the...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: Understanding the Capture Hardware

In order to transfer your digital video tapes to your computer's hard drive, you need the proper capture hardware. Your capture hardware is what makes it possible to play back footage from your camera and...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: How To Set Up the Make Disc Settings

In Pinnacle Studio, the Make Disc settings allow you to adjust the settings for creating various discs. The disc formats that you can create in Pinnacle Studio include: VCD, DVD, S-VCD, Blu-ray and HD DVD....[more]

Pinnacle Studio: How To Set Up the Make Windows Media File Settings

In Pinnacle Studio, you will use the Make Windows Media File panel to adjust the settings for Window Media Player files. To create custom settings for your Windows Media Player project, select Custom from the...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: How To Set Up the Make RealVideo File Settings

In Pinnacle Studio, you will use the Make Real Media File options panel to set up the RealVideo file settings. RealVideo files are created to be played back with the RealNetworks RealPlayer. This guideline will...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: How To Set Up the Make AVI Settings

In Pinnacle Studio, the AVI settings are located under the Make File settings. The Make File settings are used for many file types, including AVI, DivX, and MPEG. The Make File panel allows you to...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: How To Set Up the Make Tape Settings

In Pinnacle Studio, there is no need for you to manually set up the make tape settings. Pinnacle Studio will automatically configure the Make Tape settings for you based off of the hardware you have...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: How To Use the Voice Over Tool

A voice over is the voice of an unseen commentator in a video or broadcast. The voice over is often used when a scene is shot that requires a description or narrative. Pinnacle Studio allows...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: How To Use the SmartSound Tool

The SmartSound tool in Pinnacle Studio allows users to create precise timing of music for their videos. The have access to thousands of music tracks. Using this tool in Pinnacle Studio is quite easy, and...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: How To Use the Timeline Audio Tracks

There are four main audio tracks in the Timeline in Pinnacle Studio. Those audio tracks are the original audio track, the overlay audio track, the sound effect and voice-over track, and the background music track....[more]

Pinnacle Studio: How To Edit Menus on the Timeline

In Pinnacle Studio, you can edit menus directly on the Timeline. If you need to trim menus, you can trim them just like you would any other clip by using the handles. To view directions...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: How To Make a Disc Menu

Pinnacle Studio is one of the best and most professional video editing packages currently available. It also simplifies the process of creating a disc menu. This makes editing all sorts of videos very simple. No...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: How To Use the Frame Grabber Tool

In Pinnacle Studio, the frame grabber tool is located in the video toolbox in the Player. The frame grabber tool is represented by a small hand that is holding a camera. You can use the...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: How To Preview Transitions

Pinnacle Studio makes it very easy for you to preview transitions. All of the transitions in Pinnacle Studio are stored in their own section of the Album. Once you access the transitions section in the...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: About Transition Types and How To Use Them

There are many different transition types in Pinnacle Studio. A transition is an animated effect that is placed in between two clips. The purpose of the transition is to make the passage from one clip...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: How To Use the The Chroma Key Tool

The Chroma key tool in Pinnacle Studio allows users to superimpose an image onto any video or background recorded through a green or blue screen. The video editing software in Pinnacle Studio 12 is used...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: How To Use the the Picture-In-Picture Tool

The Picture-In-Picture tool in Pinnacle Studio allows users to show more than one video on the same screen. Picture-In-Picture, or PIP, can also show multiple video shots in a single screen to simulate a simultaneous...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: Understanding the Lens Flare Effect

To understand the lens flare effect, you need to understand what lens flare is. Lens flare occurs when light is directly hitting the camera lens, creating a glaring light on your frame. They're typically avoided,...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: Understanding Sepia

Sepia is a video effect available in Pinnacle studio. it is a reproduction of the sepia photographic effect. Sepia gives a photo a warm tone, and it's achieved by developing the film in a special...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: Understanding Color Correction

Color correction is one of the final stages of the post production process. To understand how color correction works, you need to understand how a digital image is created. Digital Image Creation A digital image...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: Understanding Speed

Pinnacle is a dynamic and easy-to-use video editing system. One of the options that Pinnacle offers you is the ability to change the playback speed of you video clips. But, in order to fully utilize...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: Understanding Auto Color Correct

Auto color correct is a quick, but imperfect way to color correct your video. What it does is hand over control to the computer and allows it to decide what color is true white in...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: How To Work with the Effects List

Pinnacle Studio comes preloaded with many effects. You can apply these effects to video or image clips in your movie project. If you apply more than one effect to a single clip, the effects will...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: Insert Editing in the Timeline

Insert editing in the Timeline refers to replacing part of the video track while the original audio track is not touched. Insert editing can also refer to replacing part of the original audio track while...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: How To Clip-Trim

Pinnacle Studio gives you a couple of different options for trimming clips. You can trim clips directly on the Timeline by using handles or you can use the Clip properties tool to trim clips. To...[more]

Clever ways to Edit Your Home Movies

Computers and video editing software have made it easier than ever to edit your home movies to improve them and make them look much more professional. Armed with a computer and the right pieces of...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: How To Trim on the Timeline Using Handles

In Pinnacle Studio, the fastest way to trim clips is to use the handles in the timeline. When you trim clips, you are essentially creating new in and out points for the clip. You are...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: How To Add Video Clips To Your Movie

Pinnacle Studio makes it easy to add video clips to your movie. There are several ways of adding video clips. Video clips can be come from a variety of sources including videotapes, memory cards or...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: Understanding the Video Toolbox

In pinnacle Studio, the video toolbox is the fastest and simplest way to create and modify visual clip types. The eight tools in the video toolbox are clip properties, montage themes, titles, disc menus, frame...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: Understanding the Timeline View

The timeline view in Pinnacle Studio is one of three Movie Window views. The other two Movie Window views are the Storyboard view and the Text view. The Timeline view displays the position and duration...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: Basics of the Movie Window

In Pinnacle Studio, the Movie Window will be where you spend most of your time. The purpose of the Movie Window is to allow you to build your movie using items that are located in...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: Understanding the Disc Menus Section

In Pinnacle Studio, the Disc Menus section is located within the Album. The Disc Menus section is represented by an icon that contains a folder that is overlapping a compact disc. When you open the...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: Understanding the Sound Effects Section

The sound effects section is located within the Album in Pinnacle Studio. The Sound Effects section contains many sound effects that you can use throughout your movie project. The sound effects that come preloaded with...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: Understanding the Titles Section

In Pinnacle Studio, the titles section is located in the Album. The Titles section is represented by the letter T in the Album. In the Titles section, you will find a wide variety of text...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: Understanding the Transitions Section

The transitions section is located within the Album in Pinnacle Studio. Within the Transitions section, you will find many drag and drop clip transitions. A clip transition can be applied to the end of a...[more]

Adobe Premiere: How To Use the A/B Editing Workspace

Those new to editing may have some difficulty wrestling with the dizzying number of options in Adobe Premiere. If you've had some experience with other software in the past, the adjustment may not be as...[more]

Final Cut Pro: How To Manage Media and Motion Analysis Data

In Final Cut Pro, you can manage both media and motion analysis data of your track. It is important that you understand or are able to manage the motion analysis data in your clip. The...[more]

Final Cut Pro: Understanding External Audio Monitors

The first step to understanding and manipulating audio in Final Cut Pro is to know how to properly connect the external audio monitors to your editing system. When you connect your external audio monitors or...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: How To Combine and Subdivide Scenes

Pinnacle Studio makes it easy for you to combine and/or subdivide scenes. The only time that you should be combining and subdividing scenes is after the capture process. While you are previewing your captured movie...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: How To Open a Captured Video File

To open a captured video file in Pinnacle Studio, you first need to locate the folder that the file is saved to. By default, Pinnacle Studio will save captured video files to the Windows public...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: Understanding Source Folders for Album Content

In Pinnacle Studio, most of the content that you will find in the Album is grouped into source folders. Content that you will find in the Album source folders are titles, photos and frame grabs,...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: How To Use the Album

The Album is a very useful tool in Pinnacle Studio. The Album allows you to browse your entire media collection. Pinnacle Studio has designed the Album so that it is very easy for you to...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: Scene Detection

The scene detection feature in Pinnacle Studio is very useful. If you have scene detection enabled, Pinnacle Studio will divide your footage up into scenes when you import the footage into Pinnacle Studio. The purpose...[more]

How to Unlock Effect Packs in Pinnacle Studio

Pinnacle Studio is one of the most powerful video editing tool currently available. This makes it possible to edit various formats of video including videos recorded in high definition quality. The software is completely customisable...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: Understanding the Playback Controls

There are two sets of playback controls in Pinnacle Studio. The playback controls are located in the Player. There are standard playback controls and DVD playback controls. This guideline will go over all of the...[more]

Pinnacle Studio: How To Capture Video

Pinnacle Studio is a video editing software that allows users to create and burn DVDs with a menu, one step to creating the DVD is to capture video to your computer. You must first capture the...[more]

Understanding the Buttons in Pinnacle Studio

Pinnacle Studio Pro is one of the most useful pieces of software which can be used to edit videos. In order to use it correctly you will first need to find out how to use...[more]

Preparing for DV Video Capture in Adobe Premiere

Even though tapeless media is growing in popularity, dv video capture is still a common way of bringing your video clips in Adobe Premiere. Up until a few years ago it was the only way...[more]

Preparing for Analog Capture in Adobe Premiere

Performing an analog capture is very similar to capturing digital video from a camcorder. The main difference is the hardware, but the process is essentially the same. You still use the capture window, you still...[more]

Adobe Premiere: How To Record and Replace Timecode

The timecode is recorded by almost all digital video cameras and the majority of professional video recording equipment. The timecode is very important for certain editing techniques because it helps to identify a precise part...[more]

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