Pinnacle, a division of Avid, makes a variety of PC-based video editing software. The company offers a range of programs, from the free Pinnacle Video Spin to the multi-talented Pinnacle Studio Ultimate Collection.
Pinnacle Studio HD, the basic Pinnacle software, offers powerful, easy to use drag-and-drop editing. With Pinnacle Studio HD, you can capture video, edit scenes, add music, and incorporate Montage Themes, transitions, animations and effects. Pinnacle Studio HD supports video and photo formats from a variety of camcorders and cell phones. The editing software also allows you to export your finished videos to DVD, mobile devices or to social media sites like YouTube.
Pinnacle Studio Ultimate is much like Pinnacle Studio HD, but offers more features, tools and effects. The biggest difference between the two programs, though, is that Pinnacle Studio Ultimate allows users to burn their finished videos to Blu-Ray.