Video - Revealed
All the material that was previously hosted here of general interest now exists on PinnacleStudio.info and new articles will be added to that site. Anything relevant to the books will be posted here.
There is no official “full” patch for S14 - it remains at version 14.0. There are two official Hotfixs that aren’t widely publicised, however.
The first is to repair YouTube uploading now YouTube have changed their upload routines. The details can be found by clicking HERE.
The second is a beta patch to fix issues with import from PAL DV cameras. There is a forum thread HERE that explains what to do.
These and other unofficial fixes and workrounds are discussed on the Pinnacle forum HERE
There is no official “full” patch for S15 - it remains at version 15.0. There is one Hotfix that isn’t widely publicised, however.
This solves an issue where discs from certain DVD recorders imports only a small portion of the video. The details can be found by clicking HERE.
This and other unofficial fixes and workrounds are discussed on the Pinnacle forum HERE
Copy and pasting of projects is explained in detail on page 157 of Pinnacle Studio 14 Revealed, but some people experience problems when attempting to copy an old project into a newly created empty project.
This problem is explored in the new S15 book, but if you have the older book I have written a tutorial to explain why you might want to do this and also give a step-by step illustrated breakdown to doing it successfully. The formatted guide is in the same style as the book so you can print it out if you wish.
Studio 14 and 15 are still suffering from a bug that reduces DVD player compatibility in comparison to Studio 12. My solution to this is to use the ImgBurn program for the final burning stage. ImgBurn is free and has additional advantages over using Studio.
If you have the new S15 book you won’t need this download as using ImgBurn covered in detail. If you have the older book please download the PDF file from the link below.
The most obvious place of support is the official Pinnacle forum. It is moderated with a light touch and is where I’ve learned a great deal.
For news, tutorials, free HFX downloads and much more visit http://declic-video-fx.com/
If you have a copy of Pinnacle Studio 14 Revealed and have bought, or are thinking of buying, Studio 15, then you will find a link below to a document that contains all the information you need to continue using the book.
Do the projects in the book all still work? Yes – I’ve tested them all!
Grid for the Motion Title Editor. Just set this as a temporary background to help you line up titles.
Harold Linke’s RTFX website offers a timecode plug-in and a way of using some of the many Virtualdub filters in Studio.
Jan Peter’s Website offers a series of effects that are particularly useful for owners of basic Studio versions. Some of the effects are unique, others can be keyframed in a simple manner.
WLFilter has a particularly useful Spotlight effect amongst others
In earlier printed copies page 104 contains an error - the path for the thumbnail locations is incorrect. It should read Scratch instead of 2.0
Since the patch to version 16.0..1.98, the files locations for resetting the installation have changed as I predicted. All references to C:\Users\Your User Name\AppData\Local\Avid should be changed to C:\Users\Your User Name\AppData\Local\Pinnacle. All references to the 2.0 folder should be changed to 16.0. More details are on the Pinnacle Studio Info site HERE
The patch released in March 2013 not only fixed many bugs, it added some new features. If your printing of the book is version 1_8 or lower, please download the following PDF for information. It is in the same format as the book.
A second comprehensive bugfix patch was released in March 2013, which also contains a number of new features. For details of the new features please see the above PDF download.
The patch details and a download link are here:
Early editions of the book may have two pages misaligned. Please download replacement PDF pages below:
The Trim mode behaviour is still as described in the book. However, there is one additional function which may help when setting a split trim point for transitions - in addtion to ALT GR you can use CTRL and ALT together to set or reset a split trim point.
At the end of April 2015 Pinnacle released version 18.5 of Pinnacle Studio. It is not just for bug fixes, but includes a number of extra features.
SmartRender has been improved in its scope, so that you can now add still photos, titles and multiple source files and still get the opportunity to Smart Render an output file to mp4 format
MyDVD is a new, standalone program that can simplfy the making of optical discs. If you choose the Export option MyDVD, you can make a file that will be compatible with the new program and quickly create a DVD. This may well help you if you are experiencing issues with the built in Dics Export routines.
My Favourtes is a new category system for transitions, effects, titles and menus that overlaps in function with Collections, but appears within each category within the Library.
Very early editions of the book may have two incorrect screenshots. Please download replacement PDF page below:
If your copy of Pinnacle Studio 19 Revealed doesn’t list the 184.108.40.2062 patch on the page opposite the Introduction, then there are some improvements that have been included in the patch that will affect you.