SOURCE: Pinnacle Systems, a part of Avid Technology, Inc.

June 23, 2008 09:00 ET

Create, Edit and Distribute Professional-Looking Videos From Your Desktop!

Pinnacle Assures Novices and Fearless Experts Alike: It's a No-Brainer

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - June 23, 2008) - Yes -- with Pinnacle System's latest video editing software suite, Pinnacle Studio™ version 12, you'll have everything it takes to create flashy, polished, Hollywood-style videos. Studio version 12 makes it easy to create great-looking movies. For instance, editing templates provide stunning results and include Hi-Fi audio, transitions and effects. Plus, you can archive your videos, upload them direct to YouTube® or enjoy them on DVDs and portable devices. And, Studio version 12 is certified with Windows Vista™.

Whether you're a hesitant first-timer or a seasoned video expert, Pinnacle helps fulfill your passion to create and share professional-looking movies featuring rich soundtracks, slick transitions, and other dazzling special effects.

The Pinnacle Studio version 12 family includes three flavors to fit the needs of aspiring and expert video makers: Studio offers simplified editing for novices who want to make real movies from their videos but have little or no experience with video production. Studio Plus brings enhanced tools for hobbyists familiar with editing video and adding theme-based effects. Studio Ultimate delivers professional strength editing and special effects capabilities for enthusiasts and movie makers creating full-featured video masterpieces.

Pinnacle's Studio version 12 provides a finely tuned blend of intuitive simplicity and feature rich sophistication that make capturing, creating/editing and distributing your videos as easy as 1-2-3!

1. Capture and Import Videos

-- Directly import digital videos, photos, and audio from a wide range of devices including DV, HDV and AVCHD camcorders, and digital still cameras.

2. Create and Edit Videos

-- Utilize streamlined HD workflow -- from import to native editing to export -- with advanced AVCHD editing capabilities including Blu-ray format authoring on standard DVD media.

-- SmartMovie -- choose your video clips, theme and music, and it does all the work for you!

-- Use the precise keyframe control of proDAD VitaScene to apply expert color effects, blurring and other filters, and dramatic movie-style lighting.

-- Create polished openings, endings, and chapter separators using pre-built themes and templates designed by professional artists.

-- Layer a variety of elements including video clips, still photos, animated graphics, titles, and even hi-fi audio with Pinnacle Montage theme-based editing.

-- Make your video look like film -- Magic Bullets Looks, a ground-breaking plug-in that lets you define footage style, add warmth to a video, or match the look of your favorite blockbuster movie.

-- Create a rich, resonant soundtrack with easy-to-use digital audio controls and monitors.

-- Create sophisticated title animations using Boris Graffiti precision titling tools.

3. Distribute Videos on DVDs, YouTube and Mobile Devices

-- When you're finished editing, author your HD footage to a Blu-ray disc with full motion menus.

-- Use one-click Web publishing to upload your finished product on Web sharing sites like YouTube and Yahoo! Video.

-- Export your movies to Flash video or output videos to Sony® PSP®, Apple® iPod®, and 3GP- and DivX®-certified mobile phones.

The Pinnacle Studio version 12 product complete product line is slated to reach store shelves in June 2008.

About Pinnacle Systems, Inc.

Pinnacle Systems, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Avid Technology, Inc., is an industry leader in video editing solutions, TV tuners for the PC, and digital media adapters for the consumer market. The company's product lines include Pinnacle PCTV™, Dazzle®, Pinnacle ShowCenter™, Pinnacle Mobile Media™ and its flagship Pinnacle Studio™ line. For more information, visit,, technorati or connect with Pinnacle on Facebook.

About Avid Technology, Inc.

Avid is a worldwide leader in tools for film, video, audio, 3D animation, gaming and broadcast professionals -- as well as for home audio and video enthusiasts. Avid professional and consumer brands include Avid, Digidesign®, M-Audio®, Pinnacle Systems®, Sibelius®, Softimage® and Sundance Digital®. The vast majority of primetime television shows, feature films, commercials and chart-topping music hits are made using one or more Avid products. Whether used by seasoned professionals or beginning students, Avid's products and services enable customers to work more efficiently, productively and creatively. Avid received an Oscar® statuette representing the 1998 Scientific and Technical Award for the concept, design, and engineering of the Avid Film Composer® system for motion picture editing. For more information about the company's Oscar, Grammy® and Emmy® award-winning products and services, visit

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