Pinnacle Studio 20 Ultimate | Transition Tutorial

Pinnacle Studio 20 Ultimate transition tutorial. The transition tutorial for Pinnacle Studio 20 Ultimate will teach you how to apply transitions to videos, pictures, titles, and audio in Pinnacle Studio. This video will show you how to setup your project with default durations for your transitions. It will show you how to access transitions from the navigator bar and the effects editor. The videos also teaches you how to add ripple transitions to multiple clips, how to change transitions, and how to remove transitions. It also shows you how transitions impact your timeline based on what timeline mode you are in. You will be able to use the information in this video to apply professional transitions to your home movies, short films, and videos. The demonstration and tutorial will show you how easy it is to use transitions in your videos.

Music in this video:
Title: Game Plan
Composer: Eric Palmer
Album: StackTraxx V12: Corporate Stacks 1
Publisher: Digital Juice Music, Inc.

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Craftily Creative says:

Maliek, half the stuff you shoe I already know but I watch your video’s anyway ’cause there is always something or some click I don’t know about. Thank you.

Kathy Roberts says:

Thank you once again Maliek. Even though I knew how to use transitions I always find that you go the extra mile and add things I don’t necessarily use or know how to use. Now I know what the RIPPLE does! As always I love your work!

Chick Chinski says:

Your training is great. I have been trying to make a Star Trek transporter effect using a green screen I have tried a basic dissolve & a matrix4 wipe, either seems ok. but I cannot figure out how to get some sort of light effect at the position I enter the scene or exit. Using Pinnacle studio Ultimate 20 with updates. any Ideas.

Pixelyoutube Grannyhaakkanaal says:

Thank you for the video. Regards.

miguelangelcativo4 says:

Hi. Do you have a tutorial on authoring?

PinnacleStudioPro says:

What’s your go to transition?

Robert Groves says:

You create great tutorials. Thanks for the great info.

I noticed you’re using Camtasia, I assume for creating these? Is Camtasia better for that use case (screen capping for Tutorial/How-To videos) than the Pinnacle Studio with it’s screen capture functionality?

Johny Albazi says:

How to switch to different language on pinnacle studio 20

John Buck says:

Hi Maliek, can you tell me if you have a tutorial on general house keeping activities, I have completed a number of projects, and have not removed any of them, thus I have noticed that i have hundreds of tags, videos and photos in my list as well as a lot of Project bins, it is becoming quite cluttered.

TyrekJacksonRecords says:

is there a flicker effect tutorial for this version of ps 20??

pbmja says:

Need Help with Pinnacle 20 Ultimate…………. We have a DJI Phantom 4 Pro Drone the video will not play in pinnacle 20 preview. It really don’t see it at all. Some clips with show the last 5 or 6 sec but that’s all. The timeline shows the full length of the video but we only see a few sec. Please help?????????

Angelic Interior Designs by Shenell says:

Omg i appreciate these videos they have helped me soooooo much i was so frustrated . After using a muvh older version i updated and oh my goodness was it a transition. Good stuff here !

Ed Pruitt says:

Learn something new and valuable . . . every time I click onto your videos. Thank You.

MarkTheLostTraveler says:

Awesome video on transition. Thank you for all your hard work.

woodcraftmarketing says:

Thanks for the new video, always learn a lot from you Maliek. Sometimes I make my own transitions for our woodworking product videos. For example, I’ll take two .PNG files containing two different wood species place them on the time line and use Pan and Zoom to make them cross straight or on an angle for shifting from one scene to another and add a sound byte to compliment the action. This video: shows that effect at the 1:07 mark.

Salem77k says:

?  Thanks dear brother Malik , Are you a muslim

Jim M says:

I use the plain cross dissolve almost exclusively as it doesn’t distract from the fishing content of my videos.

I found out the hard way about adding cross dissolves as the last edit, after syncing title locations, voiceovers, etc to the video track. I had to realign the entire project. That was a major pain. I do seem to recall one time having everything on all tracks move in sync when I changed the length of a transition. I can’t recall though how I accomplished that (maybe a dream?).

Thanks again, Maliek, for all the effort you take making these videos, all to keep your peeps getting the most out of PS.

DTryThis says:

Picked up another thing I didn’t fully understand until this video, thank you Maliek !

Birute00 says:

I finally upgraded to Ultimate 20.5 and have been watching your videos yesterday and today. Well I always watched your videos, but now I watch more intently and sometimes watch twice!

EpicMango says:

Pinnacle Studio 20 or PowerDirector 15? Which is the better software overall.

BigRenman says:

Just upgraded from 19.5 to 20.5 and I’m loving these. Is there a way I can download these video into my computer so I don’t have to come back here to search? Thanks ….


Maliek: Another terrific instructional video. Even on a “simple” topic like transitions, I learned many tips and shortcuts. Keep up the great work.

byhark1 says:

The “Ripple” effect takes care of the problem I sent you a question on about a month ago, where I wanted to select a group of timeline elements and have the transition change all of those I selected. That is pretty nifty and this Tutorial you published answered my question. . . Thank you Maliek…

Don says:

I just upgraded to Studio 21 from 14 because I just decided to edit all my home movies that are on Sony 8 mm tape. I knew how to import the first tape (of many) to my computer which I did using Studio 14 and knew how to edit it sort of on Studio 14. For example, I knew how to make transitions in 14, which are a lot different from 21. I opened the project in Studio 21 after I installed the program. It seems to be compatible so far. I was ready to go back to 14 until I saw this very thorough and easy to understand lesson on transitions. I’ll watch all of your videos before I tackle more of the tapes. Thanks a lot.

The quality of the videotapes is reasonable, but obviously not HD. Is there any way to improve that? I noticed that the definition of the titles match the lesser quality of the tapes. I hope there will be some information on that in some of your other lessons.

Sakman says:

Maliek, I have never used the transition at once for a few selected clips….. It works well. Thanks Maliek. Appreciated.

Anna-Karin Andersson says:

Great Thanks! 🙂

Giup Nguoi Giup Doi says:

Can you make one video tutorial about how to Transferring Red Giant Toonit and 3D Stroke To Pinnacle Studio 20 or 21. How to use them? I stuck with this because I not see the Red Giant at all in my Pinnacle Studio 20.6.0 Thank you.


is it possible to make and bass shake in videos when beats drop. like a rapid earth shaking in scenes please help!:)

krssner says:

Thank you for the shout out,Maliek.

Because Y_Not says:


Edit:you are an awesome youtuber and you have helped me sooo much

Gary Elmquist says:

Thanks again for all the hard work to put all of this together. You are a very good instructor and I enjoy learning from you. Thanks again for a awesome video on Pinnacle.

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