Pinnacle Studio 21 Ultimate | Control Panel Tutorial (Work Flow Series #1)

Pinnacle Studio 21 Ultimate Control Panel tutorial. This video tutorial on the control panel in Pinnacle Studio 21 Ultimate will show you what to do before you start editing with the software. This tutorial provides you with information on settings for Export, Preview, Import, Projects, and storage locations. Maliek Whitaker takes you through all of the control panel settings that he recommends and explains them so you can determine the best settings for your own project. Many of the settings will help streamline your workflow and speed up the editing process. This is a great tutorial for helping you learn how to use Pinnacle Studio. This is the first video in the Pinnacle Studio work flow series.

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Gregory Evans Callaway says:

Mr. Maliek: This is a really great tutorial and I wish that you would continue making tutorials of this nature. Thank you very much. I learned a lot. Please make more like this.

Peter Heeringa says:

Thanks Maliek. Greetings from the Netherlands.

Anthony Pierre says:

Also, deleting Rendered files will save you some space. I usually do this when I finish a project. I do not need the rendered files anymore. Also sadly, there is no “love” fro AMD from Pinnacle “yet”. For graphics, OpenCL/GL is something they should also embrace. I use different storage locations than default. This is important if you have a small SSD system drive. Also, if you decide to use Project Settings>Detect format from first clip, make sure you do not put a title or photo on the timeline first. It will change the resolution of the project. If I have New Movie Project set to 4K and put a title at the start, the timeline resolution will change from 4K to Widescreen instead of HD 3840×2160. Pinnacle can handle just about any resolution video file on the timeline, but Timeline Settings will over ride Project Settings. I’m glad you decided to go over the “mystery” known as Control Panel! Happy New Year my brother!

North Shore Apparently says:

Thank you Maliek. This is so valuable. I wondered by the rendering was taking so long during editing. Your tips are so helpful if it wasn’t for you I would have given up years ago.

GrandMasterLynx says:

Happy New Year

Chick Chinski says:

I have been using studio 20 ultimate. getting ready to load 2, does this overwrite S-20 or create a separate program. Always enjoy your videos Thanks

Fred Klapetzky says:

Love the detailed content. It really helps. Please do more.

Marcel Uithoof says:

Thanks Maliek for your great videos. Helped me a lot to get started with Pinnacle Studio 21 Ultimate. (From NL)

GrandMasterLynx says:

Very nice video

I was wondering how can I adjust the Green & Blue lines in the videos and what are they I know the volume but what’s the difference

Reviews To The Point says:

Great tutorial. I’m having problems exporting a video in PS21. I can’t burn a Video to DVD or an MP4 file on my computer. (It’s been a while since I have done it) Do you have an older tutorial to accomplish this?  ((There are so many settings even for exporting))

Kempton Yelland says:

Thanks Maliek as always for another amazing, down to earth tutorial. You’ve helped me put together a large media presentation that I know I couldn’t have down without you. Thanks much my friend.

Swami Amala says:

Yes please do a series on how to setup everything.

NotByIntent Photography says:

Happy New Year….may those tutorials flow in 2018

John Stocker says:

Thanks very much for an interesting and informative video. Happy New Year to you and yours. All the best for 2018.

Bjørn Birkeland says:

Great tutorial, as usual! I recently had to use the wide lens angle correction feature which you taught us in another tutorial. Selected the preset “GoPro Hero4 wide FOV correction”. Result was perfect! Thank you Maliek and thank you Pinnacle 🙂

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