Pinnacle Studio is one of the few programs that reaches version 23. The venerable video editing software has become increasingly powerful and fast with each iteration. Corel also develops VideoStudio video editing software, with Pinnacle positioned as the top end of the two product lines. Pinnacle is aimed at almost professional level enthusiasts, with excellent editing functions and effects such as stop-motion video, multi-camera editing and motion tracking. Pinnacle also supports 360-degree virtual reality content, and its rendering speed is among the best in our tests.
For those familiar with all the ins and outs of the Pinnacle interface, processes and capabilities, here is an information sheet of the latest version 23. Several are features that professional video editors expect.
- Video Masking This tool allows you to create overlay effects based on shapes, text and selections.
- Nesting clip. This allows you to group a timeline sequence for easy reuse. Professionals often use this for things like introduction and others.
- Create animated GIFs. Anyone who has tried to create an animated GIF from a video in Photoshop knows that it is more difficult than it should be, since it requires the creation of hundreds of still images. Yes, there are utilities that do, but it is good to have the ability in your video editing program.
- LUT color presets. The program now includes presets from many sources for cinematic looks like the world of dreams or horror.
- Vectorscope selective. This will mainly attract those who have professional video aspirations or some experience in color grading. It allows you to display a graphic representation of the colors in your production for a selected range, for example, in skin tones.
- Batch processing. Professional users of products such as Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro are accustomed to the ability to process multiple projects in batch mode. However, they have to rely on additional software such as Apple Compressor and Adobe Media Encoder for this.
- Improved keyframing, 360 degree editing and 3/4 point editing. Pinnacle has implemented subtle improvements in each of these areas. Now you can also create frozen frames in 360 degree sequences.
Last year's update focused on color grading, screen and webcam capture, three and four point editing, and improved motion tracking and 360 image support. I will go into more details about of these new features throughout this review, but first I will cover the basics, along with previously introduced power tools such as the editing panel focusing on the keyframe, creating 3D moving titles, correction of large lens distortion angular, video templates, paint effects and transformation transitions.
Prices and commissioning
Like most video editing programs aimed at consumers and almost professional users (a group sometimes known as prosumers), Pinnacle Studio is available in a trinity of good, better and better levels, with the basic level listing from Pinnacle Studio for $ 59.95, plus for $ 99.95, and Ultimate (reviewed here) for $ 129.95. If you need to edit 360-degree or 4K content, you will need to use Ultimate, which also adds high-end NewBlue effects and unlimited video tracks. It is also the only level that includes some of the new features detailed here. Unfortunately, there is no free trial version of any of the Pinnacle Studio levels. Several competitors, including Adobe Premiere Elements and CyberLink PowerDirector, offer free trials.
Windows 10 is recommended, but Pinnacle Studio also runs on Windows 8.X, and 7, and requires 64-bit versions of those operating systems, as expected. It also requires an Intel Core i3 or AMD A4 3.0 GHz or higher, an Intel Core i7 4th generation or later or AMD Athlon A10 or higher for UHD, multi-camera or 360 video, and at least 4 GB of RAM, with 8 GB recommended.
First you download a small installer application, which then downloads the complete mbad program. It is a 1.7 GB download and occupies 3 GB on disk after installation, so you will want a fast Internet connection and a lot of space on your hard disk. Of course, if you are editing 4K video, you still need a large disc.
Import and interface
When you run the program for the first time, you are invited to the Program to improve the user experience of the program, which sends anonymous usage data to the company; Turning that off is simple, if you're not interested. Next, a dialog box tells you that the Import function allows you to record and open multimedia files.
The import occupies the full window of the program, which facilitates the selection of the types of import you need, whether from DVDs, computer folders, stop motion, snapshot or multi-camera. The software can import 4K content, and can clbadify the content of stars and keyword tags in the import, which helps you find it later. The search bar also helps you find content that you have not bookmarked in this way, by searching for words in the file name.
An option in Import mode is MultiCam Capture. This opens an external application that allows you to record your screen along with any webcam that you have connected or incorporated into your PC. You can use the function keys to start and stop recording, and the tool produces separate and synchronized clips that you can add to your project container. It allows you to adjust the sources of light and sound, and in my tests it worked perfectly.
The Pinnacle interface has flat, 2D icons and a nice black and gray color scheme. The program uses the concept of Project Bins, in which it saves all the content of a particular movie project: clips, photos and sound files, but not effects and transitions. This is a common approach for professional-level applications such as Final Cut Pro X, and is a feature that Corel's other line, VideoStudio, does not offer.
The complete program window is crowned by four mode change buttons: Start, Import, Edit and Export. The first is simply a welcome screen that offers tutorials, information about new program features and badets and additional programs for sale. If you have been a user of the program for a long time and have been stuck, you can return to the legacy interface view in the Program Control Panel by selecting Settings> Control Panel> Legacy Options> Enable Legacy Authoring Mode.
The editing mode uses the standard interface of the three-panel editor, with the source content occupying the upper left quadrant of the screen, the preview window in the upper right and the timeline in the lower half. If you are used to having a preview on the left, a handy change button allows you to move it there without any problem. The Ultimate level allows an unlimited number of tracks, as mentioned above. The Plus level limits it to 24 tracks and the Standard to six. You can change the relative size of the panels, add a preview of the source video and change the preview of the movie to full screen.
You can extract the interface panels and change their positions, as you can in other editors, such as Magix Movie Edit Pro. The preview window includes detailed controls, such as jogging and shuttle, frame advance and rewind. Expand and contract the timeline (either the main one or the one in the preview window) with an intelligent drag-and-drop action, but I wish there was a mouse wheel option to resize the timeline.
You can search and sort any content, which is more than I can say for some video editing programs, such as Studio's sister application, VideoStudio. Hiding and showing elements by type of content (video, audio, photo and project) is simplicity itself. There is a wide variety of customizable keyboard shortcuts. You can also choose which buttons you want to display in the timeline toolbar, including Split, Add Bookmark, Crop Mode, Multiple Camera Editor and Audio Ducking.
For those who want maximum control, Pinnacle allows video editors every type of effect and adjustment with keyframes. That includes position, size, rotation, opacity, edges, corrections, filter effects, displacement / zoom, transitions and reallocation of time. Keyframing allows you to uniformly increase or decrease an effect over time. Once you have a video project set up the way you want, you can save it as a template from the File menu. You specify which clips should become placeholders, which you can complete in subsequent projects with different clips.
Starting with version 23, you can now reuse a project as a nested clip. This is useful for intros and outros, which he uses again and again, especially if he produces a series of social videos. To do this, select several clips in your timeline, right-click and choose Group> Save Group as Project. This contracts all the selected clips in one, allowing you to edit it as a unit.
The interface does not make a specific concession to the touch input, which I find useful for cleaning, changing the value sliders and touching the control buttons. That said, scrubbing the timeline with your finger worked acceptably. The software is now fully compatible with high resolution monitors; When testing earlier versions, some items seemed small on my 4K touch screen monitor, but that is no longer the case. Instead of the integrated help, you get an online PDF (which is even better than Adobe's unimpressive web help, which shows information for other products and non-staff users). However, in general, the Pinnacle interface is more accessible than that of some competing video editors.
Basic video editing and transitions
Pinnacle uses a magnetic timeline, so any clip that you drag and drop fits any existing clip, and you can disable that behavior, if you prefer. Dropping a clip into another divides the original, and a blade icon also offers clip division. One thing missing is a button to drop a selected clip in the timeline at the current insertion point; Most publishers have it.
The Trim Mode button (or simply by double clicking on a junction point) opens a second preview window so you can see the first and second state of the clips at the clipping point. This is supposed to help make slip and slide adjustments, but I find it less intuitive than the CyberLink PowerDirector and VideoStudio crop windows, among other applications.
The three and four point edition offers more precision input and output. Switch to this edit mode from the same button on the right side that switches between Smart Edit, Insert, Replace and Overwrite modes. With the three-point option, you can specify entry and exit points in the timeline, and an entry or exit point in the source clip. This way, when you insert the clip into the timeline, it will fit your specification.
Two insert buttons appear in the source window: Maintain speed and Adjust to duration. The second of these stretches the source clip to fit the target area in the timeline. The four-point option allows you to specify entry and exit points at both the source and the timeline. When you use that, if your source selection is longer than the point on the timeline you have marked, you will see a dialog box asking if you want to align the source clip with the beginning or end of the points of the Timeline, and if you want to crop the source or overwrite the timeline.
If you choose the Adjust to Duration button, your source clip accelerates or slows down to fit exactly the area marked on the timeline. I see how these could be useful and less random options than simply dragging the source to the timeline. In particular, the time it takes to adapt to a marked area saves you time.
The corners with dog ears of the adjacent clips allow you to adjust the transition length between them. You can also enable dynamic length transitions, or simply follow with established length transitions. Crossfades can be accessed directly in the timeline through the transition dog's ears, but the place from which it obtains its most elegant transitions is somewhat hidden, compared to how other video editors present it. Nor are they so easy to add to the timeline clips, without the option of automatic duration. Sometimes I dragged a transition between clips in my tests and the application didn't add anything. However, there is a very complete selection of transitions, grouped as 2D-3D, Artistic, Magic Alpha and more.
The Seamless Transition tool implements an effect that is fashionable among amateur cameramen. As Davonte Douglas explains in this tutorial, you don't even need software to make transitions without interruptions, but the software can, in fact, make them even softer and more impressive. The smooth transitions in Pinnacle Studio work like any other transition: simply drag them from the source panel down between the clips. Get options for moving down, from left to right, and up between clips, along with rotation variations during the transition. You can adjust the movement by placing similar areas in selection boxes.
The Morph transition allows you to draw guides in the first and second videos to affect the transition. It's not as impressive as the Final Cut Pro X Flow transition, which combines jump cuts; For example, you can cut some words or even a sentence from a single clip of the interview without problems. The Pinnacle Morph transition is practically a crossfade that allows you to add blurred motion between the clips.
With the wide-angle lens correction function, simply double-click on a source clip and then choose that option from the top menu. There are six GoPro presets, but you can also manually adjust the geometry, making sure that the lines that must be straight are straight, a problem with the GoPro wide-angle lenses.
There is a new Mask button just above the source panel that offers access to two types of mask: shape masks and panel masks. The first type can only create a 2D effect, but panel masks can be manipulated with 3D motion effects. You can create masks from a selection of square, circle, pencil, brush, text or magic wand. The last option is difficult to obtain with an effective mask; It took me several attempts to get one that worked. Each time you click on the image with the tool enabled, what you previously selected is deselected. Fortunately, there is an Eraser tool that allows you to refine the selection.
Once you have selected a mask, you can use it with an opacity function with a draft setting. You can also choose Color Correction, Reverse Color, Replace Color, Black and White, Zoom and Magnifying Glbad or Fill. Alternatively, you can apply any of these functions to the matte background or the unselected background. Filter options include high pbad, low pbad, dichroic and color. The latter allows you to choose a color filter from a color picker. Text masks are a fun option, also available in CyberLink PowerDirector. You get a lot of font options, as well as alignment, rotation and positioning adjustments. Panel masks, as mentioned, can be manipulated in 3D using keyframes. They differ from normal masks in that they can only have one panel badociated with a track, and choose an Active, that is, a clip or an image, for the mask.
You can access the Pinnacle Studio motion tracking tool by right-clicking on a track or double-clicking the clip in the timeline to open the Effects window. First, it masks the object you want to track, and then you have the program to track it. It sounds simple, but in truth the process is a bit more complicated than in some other software. On my all-in-one PC with a 4K screen, it took some attempts to follow my masked motorcyclist, and after many attempts, I still couldn't achieve reliable tracking. On a system with a standard HD screen, the tracking worked fine.
All these tools have difficulties in tracking objects when the background confuses the problem, but in my tests Pinnacle has lost the object tracked more frequently than the competition, even Corel's own VideoStudio. Some kind of step-by-step badistant would help. The tool offers mosaic and blur options, something you will often want to do in a video to hide faces, plates, branded items or naughty parts.
360 degree VR video
Like CyberLink PowerDirector, Pinnacle Studio now allows you to work with 360-degree video, from cameras such as the Kodak Pixpro SP360 4K and the Samsung Gear 360. You can make a basic edition while maintaining the 360-degree appearance or convert the 360 to standard 2D View I tried images of the latter. Confusingly, you must first add the 360 clip to the timeline and so Right click on it and choose Add as 360 or 360-to-Standard. Several of my 360 sample clips were not played at all in the application, although I could see them in the Windows Movie Player.
When editing 360 degree content, you will see two windows with two tabs, a 360 degree source and a preview window with the final 2D result. You can scroll through the scene in the source window with a cross-shaped control or simply click and drag the mouse pointer in the preview window to change the viewing angle.
The program did a good job of straightening my 360 degree 4K test content in double fisheye format. If you want the content to remain in 360 degrees, it is limited to basic clipping, fade transitions and titles. After adding titles, you should also choose Add as 360, if you want to keep that mode. I had trouble moving a title, which landed in the center of the video and was not shown in 360 Preview mode. Stabilization is not an option for 360 video, although it is still available in the menus. Fortunately, Pinnacle allows you to continue editing the last project you were working on when you restart.
Starting with version 22, you can create small planet and rabbit hole effects with its 360 degree content. These are fun effects, and you can even animate things like zoom, rotation and even the transition from a small planet to a rabbit hole or vice versa. What's new in version 23 is the frozen frame for 360-degree images. I confirmed that this works by right clicking on the insertion point and choosing Time Freeze and then entering a number of seconds in a dialog box.
Like its stable partner Corel VideoStudio, Pinnacle Studio allows you to simultaneously edit several clips of the same event captured at different angles. The base version allows two camera angles, Plus makes four, and Ultimate gives you six. The tool did a good job of aligning my clips using their audio tracks, but you can also align them using time codes and markers. As with all these tools, you can change the angle by touching a clip box on a grid. There are even frames to change to clear and black, which is excellent if you want to add B-roll later.
When you press OK, a new clip appears in your project, not in the timeline. I like that you can right-click and choose Edit Movie to adjust the angle changes in a timeline or even reopen it in the multi-camera switch window. Some multi-camera tools, such as VideoStudio, simply create a new clip that is not adjustable after the fact.
Stop Motion is one of the most attractive types of animation in my book. Just think about Rudolf the red-nosed reindeer or more recently to Chickens race Y Wallace and gromit. The Pinnacle tool allows you to control a connected camera to automatically take photos at the time intervals you specify, and can even display ghost images from your last shot so you know how to place the next one.
You can then send the captures to the timeline and adjust the duration and apply any other edition. The tool now includes support for DSLR and circular guides that tell you how far an object should move to cross the screen in a specified period of time between 0.3 and 10 seconds.
Pinnacle claims to offer more than 2,000 effects. That is more than anyone really needs, and many are duplicated with transitions or, worse still, silly overlays. Pinnacle would do better to trim fat and combine duplicates to make the effects easier to find and use.
Scale of colors. The Standard and Plus editions add some basic color adjustments, but Ultimate offers a professional level color gradation. Choose the Editor button in the upper left panel, choose Color and you will see four numbered options: Basic, Tone Curve, HSL Adjustment and Color Wheel. Basic offers white balance, hue (which includes exposure, contrast and other lighting options) and basic settings (vibration, saturation, clarity and turbidity correction).
The Auto Tone and Auto White Balance options on this panel worked well for my sample clips. You can even apply very professional LUTs (search tables) for color mapping. Pinnacle now includes 34 LUT, allowing you to make your movie look like Pandora, Moonlight or one of many black and white effects. You can also get LUT from high-end camcorder companies if you shoot with them. I could prove this with a LUT in the .CUBE file type, and correctly applied a horror movie look to the clip. The Tone Curve tool, like Photoshop's, allows you to change the lighting for effects, correction or contrast settings. HSL (hue, saturation, lighting) allows you to change the color intensity and brightness separately for eight colors. One problem I had when trying this tool was that I couldn't see the effect until I moved the playback head. That is no big deal, but it is not ideal.
The Color interface can also display a video range in four modes: waveform, vector, histogram and RGB parade. Professional publishers are familiar with these views of color information, although they are less useful for fans. What's new for version 23 is the ability to display vectorscopes for a selected range of colors, for example, skin tones. To make this happen, use a brush to mark the areas of your image for which you want to see the scope. However, the program crashed reliably when I tried to use this tool.
Also new to Color in Pinnacle Studio 23 is the ability to copy and paste color settings. There is no menu option for this, but pressing Ctrl-C while the color adjustment panel was active allowed me to copy the settings to another clip.
The Color Wheels view allows you to adjust saturation and hue separately for each of the three tonal ranges: Highlights, Midtones and Shadows, as well as apply a general color change. It's something quite professional like what you find in Adobe Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro, but not in Corel VideoStudio or Adobe Premiere Elements. I appreciate that double clicking on the control points will reset them to the center. You can use these tools to adjust colors or to get some crazy effects, as in the previous screenshot.
Filters Many of these are standard old-school Photoshop filters, but there are many impressive effects among them, such as Dream Glow and Old Film. Many of the included third-party effects, such as NewBlue's Drop Shadow, Shredder and Photon Blast, are of professional quality. With the Ultimate edition, you get several NewBlue plugin effects. The last of these to enter the program is NewBlue Video Essentials 5, which allows you to apply selective focus, selective color and selective dye. Other NewBlue packages include several effects that alter the geometry, along with good effects of automatic contrast, gradient dye, diffusion and blind.
Why should digital photos be the only type of content that can turn into art and improve with artistic effects? The Paint in Pinnacle tool offers you stunning painting effects: stylization, pencil drawing, oil painting, detail enhancement and cartoons. You are not really painting on the image, but the effects make it appear painted or drawn. I particularly like the Stylization effect, which looks like a graphic novel. The cartoon effect uses more a black ink outline around the object in the video. But these effects are not as sophisticated as the artificial intelligence styles of PowerDirector, which is its video that looks like specific artists, such as Van Gogh.
Pinnacle Studio includes solid tools for 3D editing, although at the moment it is not fashionable. Picture-in-picture is also supported, and Pinnacle now has templates like PowerDirector's, and what Premiere Elements calls "video collages." Pinnacle Studio includes a dozen of what it calls split screen templates. You can drag them to the timeline and then open a subeditor to add clips to the embedded image design. The Split Screen Template Creator allows you to draw shapes to create your own reusable design of embedded images. With version 22, you can use keyframes to animate these templates.
Transparency. A special tool of its own, this effect can be accessed from a button on the timeline. This provides an easy way to adjust the transparency level of each track, in percentages. It is a useful tool to create an evocative effect, especially to show the pbadage of time. But I think the PowerDirector masking tool with automated animations is more fun.
Chroma-Keying. This worked well with my green screen footage test, almost perfectly removing the somewhat imperfect green background.
Stabilization. The Stabilize tool allows you to adjust the edges and zoom, and can make it work in the background, since it consumes a lot of time. My trembling images came out somewhat softened. However, as with all similar tools, it is not a substitute for stabilization in the camera or, better yet, a tripod.
Titration The text is a strength for Pinnacle, with interesting things like editing 3D titles such as the one found in Final Cut Pro X. You can change the position of the title on three axes, as well as choose the light source and angle and The types of materials such as metal, plastic. And you can animate it using keyframes. It is an awesome tool. Magix Movie Edit Pro and PowerDirector have also added some ingenious title tricks in recent versions, including video mask title effects, although the latter lacks 3D title editing. Even without the 3D options, Pinnacle offers a good selection of animated text options, all of which you can edit on the screen in the WYSIWYG form.
Screen cam. Pinnacle Studio's screen camera capability is something you'll also find in Corel VideoStudio. The tool comes as a separate application called Live Screenshot. The Pinnacle Studio implementation worked perfectly in my tests.
The sound for your digital movies is another strong point in Pinnacle Studio. From the timeline, you can display level controls, and the buttons on the toolbar quickly take you to a selection of background music and voiceover recording. Incluso puede subir y bajar el volumen del clip arrastrando la línea de audio de un clip hacia arriba y hacia abajo, como puede hacer en Final Cut Pro.
Las opciones de Scorefitter amplían la música de fondo de varios estilos para adaptarse a su película. Simplemente arrastre su entrada de la línea de tiempo para que se ajuste, y después de procesar un poco de renderizado, ¡listo! La pestaña Efectos de sonido del panel de origen ofrece una gran cantidad de clips de sonido, desde el canto de los pájaros hasta el fuerte viento y todo tipo de vehículos. También hay herramientas de limpieza de audio como Speech De-esser (para eliminar la sibilancia) y un reductor de ruido.
La reducción de audio reduce automáticamente la música de fondo durante el discurso. La herramienta funcionó bien en un video de prueba, con más control que su contraparte de VideoStudio. Me resultó fácil establecer el umbral para que se activara y la cantidad de reducción en el volumen de la música de fondo.
Probé el tiempo de renderizado creando una película que consta de cuatro clips de tipos mixtos (algunos 1080p, algunos SD, algunos 4K) con un conjunto estándar de transiciones y renderizándolas a 1080p MPEG-4 a 15Mbps, H.264 High Profile. El audio era audio MPEG AAC: 192 Kbps. Probé en un Asus Zen AiO Pro Z240IC con Windows 10 Home de 64 bits y con una pantalla 4K, 16 GB de RAM, una CPU Intel Core i7-6700T de cuatro núcleos y una tarjeta gráfica discreta Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M.
La película de prueba (que tiene una duración de poco menos de 5 minutos) le tomó a Pinnacle Studio solo 1:39 (min: seg), justo detrás del rápido 1:29 de PowerDirector. Ambos superaron fácilmente a otros contendientes que probé: Corel VideoStudio tomó 4:20 y Adobe Premiere Elements tomó 5:18.
Sin embargo, cuando se utilizan algunas de las funciones más exigentes del programa, se cierra inesperadamente. Afortunadamente, cuando esto sucedió, el programa me ofreció dejarme continuar trabajando en el proyecto abierto por última vez después de reiniciarlo. Tal inestabilidad ha sido durante mucho tiempo un sello distintivo desafortunado de la categoría compleja de software de edición de video, pero en los últimos años ha mejorado en general.
Compartir y producir
El programa incluye un módulo completo de creación de discos con soporte para discos Blu-ray, junto con el formato DVD y AVCHD. Para seguir esta ruta, haga clic en el botón Contenido del menú del disco, que parece un disco. Una buena selección de estilos de menú está a su disposición; agrega marcadores de capítulos para probar y previsualizar con controles de disco en pantalla. Después de esto, elige la opción Exportar a MyDVD, que aparece al hacer clic en el botón Exportar cambio de modo.
En cuanto al método de salida más moderno, compartir en línea, la selección en la nube del cuadro de diálogo Exportar de Pinnacle ofrece carga directa a Facebook, Vimeo, YouTube y Box. Cuando probé el primero, afortunadamente pude establecer el nivel de privacidad antes de subirlo, y tuve una opción de calidad de video, de 360p a 1080p.
Al igual que Adobe Premiere Elements, Pinnacle ahora puede crear GIF animados a partir de sus películas cortas. La opción está un poco oculta, ya que no está incluida en las opciones desplegables de Formato. Tienes que cambiar la extensión y luego elegir GIF. Y la única forma de ver opciones como Loop Play y framerate es hacer clic en el botón del lápiz. Para ser justos, la opción no es más obvia en Premeiere Elements; eso requiere que cambie a Personalizado, luego elija un panel de Configuración avanzada.
También puede simplemente exportar a disco en una amplia gama de formatos de archivo, incluido AVCHD; DivX; MKV; MPEG-1, 2 y 4; Tiempo rapido; y WMV. Los ajustes preestablecidos le permiten orientar su formato de salida a dispositivos de visualización populares como el iPhone y Xbox. Afortunadamente, la última versión agrega la capacidad de exportar al formato H.265 HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding), que es importante para el contenido de 4K e incluso 8K, que necesita mucha información, ya que duplica la compresión y mantiene la calidad de la imagen.
Lo nuevo para la versión 23 es la capacidad de procesar por lotes múltiples proyectos. Esto es posible gracias a una simple opción Agregar a la cola y pestaña en la página Exportar. Es algo que aquellos que producen muchos proyectos de video seguramente apreciarán.
¿El pináculo de la edición de video de consumo?
Pinnacle Studio es una excelente herramienta de edición de video, y la última versión agrega algunas nuevas herramientas de edición, entre las que destacan sus herramientas de enmascaramiento. Sin embargo, una vez más, algunas características nuevas son lo suficientemente inestables como para que los usuarios actuales quieran retrasar la actualización hasta que Corel la actualice. La compañía generalmente lanza una actualización .5 a mitad de año. El software aún impresiona con sus poderosas herramientas de edición de video, y aún más con su rápida velocidad de renderizado. Es realmente un producto de nivel casi profesional. Usability continues to improve, though it's still somewhat behind our Editors' Choices for video editing on the PC, CyberLink PowerDirector and Corel VideoStudio. For macOS, our Editors' Choice is Final Cut Pro X.