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How to Add Blu-ray clips to Pinnacle Studio 20 Standard/Plus/Ultimate

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Although the Pinnacle Studio video editing software suite has been around for quite some time version 20 is the first time I have done a review of it. Pinnacle Studio was one of the first commercially available video editors that appeared at the dawn of the digital video age and is one of the oldest video editing products that is still around today.

Why Pinnacle Studio?

The answer to that question could be summed up in one word, control.
Pinnacle Studio does not pack any different features or capabilities than any of its competition so let’s be clear on that.
What it does offer is an abundance of those features all of which are presented in a way designed to allow the user to exert a level of control almost at the standard of fully professional software.
In fact Pinnacle Studio 20 is as close as you can get to a professional video editor while still staying within a “drag’n’drop” style interface without the complication and hefty price tag.

The recently released Pinnacle Studio 20 features 3 versions: Standard, Plus and Ultimate.

Here we list the input formats of Pinnacle Studio – Import Formats

Video: MVC, AVCHD, DV, HDV, AVI, MPEG-1/-2/-4, DivX, Flash, 3GP (MPEG-4, H.263), WMV, Non-encrypted DVD titles (incl. DVD-VR/+VR), QuickTime (DV, MJPEG, MPEG-4, H.264), DivX Plus MKV

Audio: MP3, MPA, M4A, WAV, AMR, AC3, AAC, Vorbis, WMA

Graphic: JPS, BMP, GIF, JPG, PCX, PSD, TGA, TIF, WMF, PNG, J2K

So if you want to import some footages from Blu-ray into Pinnacle Studio 20 Standard, Plus and Ultimate for editing smoothly, first you need to convert Blu-ray to Pinnacle accepted AVI, or other video formats, like MPEG-2, for which you will need a best workable Pinnacle Studio video converter, like Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper.

The program 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.

(Click here for OS X 10.5)

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 import Blu-ray files to Pinnacle Studio 20 Ultimate/Standard/Plus for Editing

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.

Additional Tips:

Although all the 3 versions have claimed support for the drag and drop of HD video editor, however, when comparing with the Ultimate version, both the Standard and Plus version lacks the import support for some HD video such as MXF, XAVC, XAVC S, MXF, HEVC (H.265) recorded by professional but popular camera/camcorders. What's more, only the the more expensive Ultimate version Pinnacle Studio 20 has the import capability for 4K Ultra HD video support.

To achieve a high quality and high performance workflow of HD video with Studio 20 Standard/Plus, what you need to do is fixing the format or codec incompatible issue with a third-party video conversion version. Here, we highly recommend Brorosft Video Converter Ultimate program to you, the program supports creating high quality AVI/MPG/WMV video for your Pinnacle Studio 20 Standard/Plus, no matter what's the format of your source video files. It can convert and compress almost any video including MP4, MKV, MOV, MTS, XAVC, XAVC S, MXF, etc. to seamlessly suit for Pinnacle Studio, Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas Pro, PowerDirector, etc to satisfy your diverse editing demands. Plus, it comes with all regular video editing tools like Trim, Crop, Effect, Watermark, 3D creating, etc.. Now don't hesitate to download it and transcode 4k/HD videos for editing in Pinnacle Studio smoothly.

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