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How to work with H.264 Files in Pinnacle Studio

You may have collected some H.264 video files. The weird thing is that when using H.264 in Pinnacle Studio, issues always occur like choppy playback, black screen and even program crashed... In this page, we will quickly walk you through how to import H.264 files into Pinnacle Studio for smooth editing.


In fact, H.264 is the ubiquitous codec, and it looks like it will stay for quite some time. However, it seems that Pinnacle Studio does not like the way. The file type is not compatible with Pinnacle. To solve those problems, the quick workaround is to transcode H.264 video to Pinnacle Studio natively supported formats (MPG/WMV/MOV are highly recommended).

To convert H.264 files for Pinnacle Studio, you need to use an H.264 file converter. In this case, Brorsoft Video Converter is the first and best choice for you. The program is the best H.264 video converter. With it, you can effortlessly convert H.264 to MPEG-2, which will create an Pinnacle Studio friendly file format keeping the original quality. Besides Pinnacle, this software can also export DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, WMV for Windows Movie Maker and more NLE systems for native editing. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.



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Step-by-step guide on converting H.264 to Pinnacle Studio:

STEP 1. Add H.264 video files

Install and launch the best H.264 file converter for and load source H.264 video clips to it.

Tip: If you need, check the "Merge into one file" box to combine H.264 clips into a single file.


STEP 2. Select Pinnacle friendly format

Click "Format" pull down list to select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as the best video format for Premiere Pro. WMV, MOV formats are the good choice as well.


STEP 3. Profile Settings

In case the default settings do not fit your requirement, you can click "Settings" button and enter "Profile Settings" panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.

STEP 4. Start transcoding H.264 files

Click "Convert" button to start encoding H.264 to MPG for importing to Pinnacle. Soon after the conversion, just click "Open" button to get the generated files for natively editing in Pinnacle Studio 9/11/12/14/16 perfectly.

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