Studio is one of the longest-standing brands in its field, and has passed through numerous hands. The latest owner, as of about a year ago, is Corel. So Studio 16 sits alongside VideoStudio 16 , with which it used to be a direct competitor, and in some ways now is even more so. After all, it has been a pretty equal fight between the two applications for over a decade, and both have large followings. As usual, there are multiple editions of Studio, with a range of features and bundled extras. The basic version provides three audio and three video tracks, whilst Plus increases this to 12 apiece, and the Ultimate version on test here is unlimited. There are more effects, transitions, titles and templates as you move up the range, and if you want to author Blu-ray or import and export 5.
After existing as a standalone company for 19 years, Avid, a force in professional audio and video production software, bought it in and put out Avid Studio, a video editor that was supposed to lie between the pro and enthusiast tiers. Corel is keeping Pinnacle a separate entity for now, with its own branding and website.
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