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Pinnacle Studio Alternatives

Pinnacle Studio is described as 'non-linear video editing software application, an industry leading home video editing tool aimed at the Windows consumer market' and is a Video Editor in the video & movies category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Pinnacle Studio for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is Kdenlive, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Pinnacle Studio are Shotcut, Avidemux, DaVinci Resolve and OpenShot.

Pinnacle Studio alternatives are mainly Video Editors but may also be Screen Recorders or Screenshot Capture Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Pinnacle Studio.
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  1. Kdenlive is a non linear video editor. It is based on the MLT framework and accepts many audio and video formats, allows you to add effects, transitions and render into the format of your choice.

    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Kdenlive, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    ⚫︎ Ad-freeKdenlive doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ Chroma Key / Green ScreenKdenlive supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeKdenlive supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableKdenlive is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    Most users think Kdenlive is a great alternative to Pinnacle Studio.
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    It's faster than other software, quite easy to use, and rich of feautres! And it's also open source! I always use this software.

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  2. Shotcut is a free, open source, cross-platform, non-linear video editor.

    ⚫︎ LightweightShotcut consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Shotcut, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    ⚫︎ Chroma Key / Green ScreenShotcut supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
    ⚫︎ PortableShotcut can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeShotcut supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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  3. Free and simple video editor that supports a variety of file types and automated tasks. SIMPLE video editor, dedicated for ONE video at a time. NOT for multi video editing/montage.

    ⚫︎ PortableAvidemux can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Chroma Key / Green ScreenAvidemux supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Avidemux, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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    Most users think Avidemux is a great alternative to Pinnacle Studio.

    Does not seem to have timeline or scene editing

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  4. DaVinci Resolve combines the world’s most advanced color corrector with professional multi-track editing, so now you can edit, color correct, finish and deliver all from one system!.

    ⚫︎ Colour GradingDaVinci Resolve lets you manipulate color in creative and artistic ways.
    ⚫︎ Chroma Key / Green ScreenDaVinci Resolve supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
    ⚫︎ Node BasedDaVinci Resolve supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsDaVinci Resolve support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    ⚫︎ Facial RecognitionDaVinci Resolve can register a biometric facial pattern to identify or verify the identity of a subject through an image or video.
    ⚫︎ Multicam EditingMulticam editing lets you automatically sync several angles of video with different formats, frame sizes, and frame rates.
    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in DaVinci Resolve, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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  5. We designed OpenShot Video Editor to be an easy to use, quick to learn, and surprisingly powerful video editor. Take a quick look at some of our most popular features and capabilities.

    ⚫︎ Chroma Key / Green ScreenOpenShot supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
    ⚫︎ Ad-freeOpenShot doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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    Most users think OpenShot is a great alternative to Pinnacle Studio.

    it's free and easy to use for simple editing

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  6. Olive is a free non-linear video editor aiming to provide a fully-featured alternative to high-end professional video editing software.

    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Olive Video Editor, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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    My brother uses it and He has mad a lot of really good edited movies and even entered them into competitions!!

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  7. Edit video faster than ever before with the powerful, more connected Adobe Premiere® Pro CC. Dozens of brand-new features include a redesigned timeline, improved media management, and streamlined color grading.

    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Adobe Premiere Pro, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    ⚫︎ Colour GradingAdobe Premiere Pro lets you manipulate color in creative and artistic ways.
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  8. Produce videos for the web using the industry-leading H.264 format. No tweaks or technospeak, just sparkling HD-quality video with compact file sizes...every single time. Two existing production presets (blog and web) and three new presets (YouTube, HD display, and Screencast.

    ⚫︎ Chroma Key / Green ScreenCamtasia Studio supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
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    VirtualDub

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
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    VirtualDub is a video capture/processing utility for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows platforms (98/ME/NT4/2000/XP/Vista/7), licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL).

    ⚫︎ PortableVirtualDub can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Discontinued

    The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 1.10.4.35491, released on October 27, 2013, can be still downloaded from SourceForge

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    Lightworks

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Lightworks is an editing powerhouse, delivering unparalleled speed and flexibility, fully integrated with the other members of the Complete Collaboration family.

    ⚫︎ Ad-freeLightworks doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ Chroma Key / Green ScreenLightworks supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
    ⚫︎ Node BasedLightworks supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Lightworks, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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