Back in February 2012, I first wrote about Avid Studio for iPad, including its initial features and limitations. Then in April, I published iPad video journalism comes of age at NAB 2012 and in June, Flaw in Avid Studio & iMovie for iPad makes them more appropriate for broadcast news than for new media. Later that month, Avid announced that it would divest its consumer businesses and streamline its operations. One result of that divestment is that Corel Corporation quickly rebranded the Avid Studio for iPad app as Pinnacle Studio, re-released it to the Apple iOS App Store, and added some of the missing features I had covered previously. Avid Studio for iPad is temporarily free. Ahead I’ll cover the upgrade details, reiterate the missing features, and include some screenshots.
Links to prior related articles
- Avid now lets you edit video on your iPad for US$4.99. Should you? from February 2012
- iPad video journalism comes of age at NAB 2012 from April 2012
- Flaw in Avid Studio & iMovie for iPad makes them more appropriate for broadcast news than for new media. How ironic! from June 2012
New features in Pinnacle Studio for iPad version 2.0
- 1080p projects and 1080p export (Previously it would only export to 720p max.)
- Integrated Box (i.e. Box.com) upload to transfer projects and movies to the PC
- Now you can duplicate your projects on the home screen
- More stability improvements
Feature announced on the website, but not yet available in the app
On the product’s official web page (as of the publication date of this article), Corel says that the app now offers direct upload to Vimeo.
However, Rub©n Abruña of iLevel.us has confirmed that Vimeo is not yet in the product’s Share menu, as indicated above in his screenshot. Hopefully it’s coming soon.
Key feature still missing
As I published back in June in Flaw in Avid Studio & iMovie for iPad makes them more appropriate for broadcast news than for new media. How ironic!, this app still fails to respect the alpha channel of an imported graphic.
Ruben Abruña’s screen grab shows that even the current version of Pinnacle Studio for iPad still neglects to respect the alpha channel, even though it does respect the alpha channel of its own character generator, as illustrated below:
Price and language localization
Pinnacle Studio iPad is available free (temporarily) from iTunes or the iOS App Store. Its GUI is available in Castilian (aka “Spanish”), Chinese (presumably Mandarin), Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, and Japanese. I was not involved in this particular localization at all.
Download it free today, even if you don’t (yet) own an iPad
Even if you don’t (yet) own an iPad, download it from your iTunes on your Mac or Windows machine. That way, once you get an iPad, you’ll be able to sync it with your computer and get the program free, even after they start charging for it again.
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My latest ebook
I have just published an ebook in two languages.
The format is Kindle, but even if you don't have a Kindle device, you can read Kindle books on many other devices using a free Kindle app. That includes iPad, iPhone, Android phones, Android tablets, Mac computers, Windows computers, some Blackberry phones and Windows 7 phones.
In English, it is currently available in the following Amazon stores, depending upon your region:
- At Amazon.com (for all of the Americas)
- Amazon.co.uk (United Kingdom)
- Amazon.de (Germany)
- Amazon.es (Spain, pero a lo mejor lo prefieres en castellano, a continuación)
- Amazon.fr (France)
- Amazon.it (Italy)
If you’re going to buy a Kindle book as a gift, you must do so via the Pan-American Amazon store (the first one listed above), regardless of where you live or where the recipient lives.
En castellano, está disponible actualmente en las siguientes tiendas Amazon, según tu región:
- Amazon.com (todas las Am©ricas)
- Amazon.co.uk (Reino Unido)
- Amazon.de (Alemania)
- Amazon.es (España)
- Amazon.fr (Francia)
- Amazon.it (Italia)
Si vas a comprar un libro Kindle como regalo, debes hacerlo vía la tienda panamericana de Amazon (la primera de la lista) sin importar donde vivas tú o donde viva la persona que recibirá el regalo.
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