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Edit 4K Video with Pinnacle Studio

Edit 4K Video with Pinnacle Studio

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With the popularity of 4K recording devices, the demand of 4K video editing is also increasing day and day. More and more professional NLE editing software has included native editing support for 4K video such as Premiere Pro CC, Final Cut Pro X, Sony Vegas Pro, etc. For Pinnacle Studio users, is it possible for you to work 4K video smoothly with Pinnacle Studio. The following article will discuss this issue with great details.

Can Pinnacle Studio handle 4K video?

The Pinnacle Studio 18 released in October 2014 adds the new feature to include native 4K video support. This means that the previous version of Pinnacle Studio lack the ability to handle 4K resolution video. In addition, although Pinnacle Studio 18 and later support 4K video editing, however, it doesn’t mean that you can throw 4K video in any file formats to it. Only 4K video that are supported by Pinnacle Studio can be loaded to it.

Edit 4K video on Pinnacle Studio 17/16/15 or previous version

If you try to run 4K video on Pinnacle Studio 17/16/15 or other previous version which can’t handle 4K resolution video, we highly recommend you to compress 4K to 1080p to achieve a smooth post editing workflow.

Work unsupported 4K video with Pinnacle Studio 18 or later version

Even for those people who are running Pinnacle Studio 18 or later version, you may still feel a little annoyed if the 4K video is not supported by Pinnacle Studio. Fortunately, you can easily fix this format or codec incompatible issue by downloading our powerful 4K Video Converter - Pavtube Video Converter. The program has full importing support for all 4K video wrapped with different container file format such as AVI, WMV, MP4, MOV, MKV, TS, MXF, XAVC, XAVC S or encoded with different compression codec like H.264, H.265, Prores, etc. Thanks to its batch conversion mode, you can load multiple 4K video into the application for conversion at one time.

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This powerful application can facilitates you to easily produce Pinnacle Studio native compatible 4K H.264 High Profile video with perfect quality and super fast conversion speed. The program supports hard-ware encoding acceleration, so that you can get up to 6x H.264 codec encoding speed as long as you run your computer on Graphic cards that supports Nvidia CUDA or AMD App technology.

If your computer is not powerful enough to handle 4K resolution video or you are using previous version of Pinnacle Studio that don’t supports 4K editing, you can also use our application to compress 4K to 1080p to create smaller proxy files for smooth editing workflow.

Pavtube Video Converter is available on Windows 10/8.1/8/7, it is also accompanied by an up-to-date Mac version – Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to assist to complete the same conversion for macOS High Sierra, macOS Sierra, Mac OS X El Capitan, Mac OS X Yosemite.

Step by Step to Transcode and Compress 4K Video for Pinnacle Studio Editing

Step 1: Load 4K video into the program.

Open the program, click “File” menu, from its drop-down option, select “Add Video/Audio” to load 4K video to the program.

Load 4K video into the application

Step 2: Choose output file format.

If you are using an old version Pinnacle Studio or running Pinnacle 18 OR later version on old computer, you can use the program to compress 4K video to 1080p by outputting one of Pinnacle Studio supported HD editing format such as “HD Video” > “AVI HD Video(*.avi)”.

Output Pinnacle Studio supported HD file formats

If you are loading one of Pinnacle Studio 18 or later version unsupported 4K video to edit on a powerful computer, just output one of Pinnacle Studio compatible 4K format such as “H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)” under “Common Video” main category.

Output Pinnacle Studio supported 4K file formats

Step 3: Enable GPU Encode Acceleration.

Click “Tools” > “Options”, in the opened “Options” window, click “Acceleration” menu, then check “Enable GPU Encode Acceleration” otpion so that the program will accelerate converion speed when encoding video/Blu-ray/DVD to H.265/HEVC codec.

GPU Encode Acceleration

Step 4: Start the conversion process.

After all settings are done, click right-bottom “Convert” button to begin to convert and compress 4K video to Pinnacle Studio compatible editing codec or resolution.

When the conversion is completed, you will have no problem to import converted video to Pinnacle Studio for smooth post video editing workflow.


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