How can I import videos into Pinnacle Studio for editing? So I can’t import some videos in Pinnacle Studio 12, it says that the video can’t be opened. I have tried a lot of format of videos and it won’t work. Does anyone know what do I need to do so I can import videos to Pinnacle Studio?
The latest Pinnacle Studio Ultimate supports most standard and high-definition video formats, here’s the list of file types that can be accepted by Pinnacle Studio HD and Pinnacle Studio HD Ultimate:
• Video: AVCHD*, AVCHD Lite*, BD Blu-ray*, DV, HDV, AVI, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, DivX®*, MPEG-4*, 3GP (MPEG-4)*, WMV, non-encrypted DVD titles (incl. DVD-VR/+VR), QuickTime® MOV (DV, MPEG-4*, H.264*), DivX Plus® MKV*
• Audio: MP3, MPA, WAV, AC3*, WMA
• Graphic: BMP, GIF, JPG, PCX, PSD, TGA, TIF, WMF, PNG, J2K
However, older version of Pinnacle Studio software does not support many file formats and HD is one of them. Basically, there are two solutions handling the problems of importing videos into Pinnacle Studio. One is that you can simply upgrade your Pinnacle (11/12/13) to HD version, you will avoid these problems. The other way is to convert your videos to a format that Pinnacle Studio works. AVI is a universal file that is supported by all Pinnacle versions. The following step-by-step guide explains on how to convert videos to AVI so that you can import them to Pinnacle Studio successfully.
Step 1 Download Video Converter
What we use is Video Converter which is capable of converting almost any videos to whatever video, audio or devices you have. Now you may download and install it onto your computer.
Step 2 Add Video Files
Now open the program, select the icon that is represented by a picture of a file folder to navigate your video files and add those you want to convert to the program. Batch conversion is supported, so that you can add multiple pieces to convert at a time.
Step 3 Select Output Format
The output format is needed to be carefully selected so that it is compatible with Pinnacle Studio. Here you may choose AVI which works pretty well on Pinnacle applications. If you want other formats, just select “Profile” button and select the targeted file type according to your need.
Step 4 Convert Files
Click “Start” button and wait for the file to be converted. Depending on the size of the file and speed of your computer, this could take anywhere from a few seconds to an hour or more.
Once done, select “Find Target” to browse the converted Pinnacle friendly files. Then launch you Pinnacle Studio and import videos to it for editing. Have fun.
1. More about Video Converter
Video Converter serves as the best and most professional Video Converter program which allows you to convert common videos, HD videos, audio files to whatever file type you want. It works for all Pinnacle Studio versions, including, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, HD, HD Ultimate and HD Ultimate Collection.
2. Convert Videos to Pinnacle Studio on Mac
If you want to do the conversion task on your Mac computer, including Snow Leopard and Lion, you can use our powerful Video Converter for Mac. It’s as easy as 1-2-3.