Pinnacle Studio is a widely-used video editing software program that supports various formats for editing. Although Pinnacle claims it natively support the QuickTime movie format, you may come across problems when add MOV files to Pinnacle Studio (even the lastest Pinnacle Studio 18). There're some frequently asked questions quoted as below.

"I purchased a Nikon D810 and the movies are .mov files. How can I convert those to .avi files. My editing software is Pinnacle Studio and doesn't recognize the .mov format"

"My friend sent me an intro for YouTube and I need to move it into pinnacle studios. Its a QuickTime file and when I try to put the MOV video in pinnacle studios 14 it won't let me. Is there anyway to get around that?"

This could happen because of the different codec in a number of MOV files as Pinnacle Studio might not support all of these codecs. To solve those problems, the quick and easy workaround is to transcode MOV to a more editing-friendly format like AVI or WMV for Pinnacle Studio. Actually, it's not as difficult as you imagine. What you need is a just a common video converter like EaseFab Video Converter.

The program supports creating high quality AVI or WMV video for your Pinnacle Studio, no matter what's the format of your source video files (VOB, MKV, MP4 and more). What's more, it also supports various formats of videos to seamlessly fit Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer, Windows Movie Maker, etc. editing softwares. Download the program and read on to see how it works.

How to Get Pinnacle Studio Recognize MOV files

1. Add MOV files

Download, install and run the MOV to Pinnacle Studio converter, and then click "Add Video" button to load the .mov videos. You can directly drag and drop to import.


2. Select the output format for Pinnacle Studio

Click "Profile" bar to determine output format. Here we choose "HD Video" -> "AVI HD" as output, which seems to be the best one due to the great video quality but small size. Of course, MPG, WMV are also the proper formats for Pinnacle.


Tip: By clicking the Settings button beside Profile, you can adjust the output video/audio resolution, frame rate, bit rate, etc. to customize the output files to get the best quality you want.

3. Start conversion

Finally, simpley convert the big Convert button to start the MOV to Pinnacle Studio conversion.

Soon after the conversion is finished, you can find the converted file on your computer by clicking the "Open" button. And then you can import the converted files to Pinnacle Studio for editing via its "Import" option.