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    • CommentAuthorjacknjchn
    • CommentTimeMay 23rd 2014

    Q:How to open and edit MKV files in Pinnacle Studio?

    Studio 14/15/16 can import the following video file formats with the allowable extensions for each format noted in parenthesis: AVI, MPEG, SD & HD, and MPEG-4, WMV, DIVX, TOD and AVCHD.

    MKV is not listed as above.

    Okay, reading the following pages you'll find out how to import and edit MKV video files in Pinnacle Studio on Windows (Windows 8 included) without any issues.

    To get rid of the issues, you will need to transcode MKV to a more "edit" friendly codec for Pinnacle like MPEG-2.

    Brorsoft Video Converter is the one that you shouldn’t miss. This video converter is fully compatible with the latest Windows 8 and an equivalent Mac version- Video Converter for Mac is also provided to help you convert MKV video to MP4, MOV, AVI, FLV, MPG, etc on Mac OS X (Mountain Lion) without any hassles. In addition to converting MKV files, it can also convert almost all other regular video/audio formats as you need. Now download the right version and follow the step-by-step guide below to finish the conversion.

    Download the best MKV Converter:
    (Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

    Guide: MKV files to Pinnacle Studio best workflow

    Step 1: Add MKV media

    Install and launch the MKV file converter, and then click "Add Files" button to import your MKV videos to the software.

    Tip: If you wanna combine MKV video clips into one file, you can click the "Merge into one" box.

    Step 2: Select output format

    Hit the "Format" bar and select “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” as output format on the drop-down menu. It ensures the smooth editing with Pinnacle. Of course, AVI, WMV are also the proper formats for Pinnacle.

    Step 3: Convert MKV to Pinnacle Studio

    Click the convert button under the preview window, the converter will start encoding MKV for importing to Pinnacle Studio.

    Some more helpful features of the MKV to Pinnacle Studio Converter:

    1. Settings- Click it to customize audio and video parameters Video Codec, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.

    2. Editor (next to "Add" icon)- Click to set add watermark, deinterlace, trim, crop, add subtitles and more.

    Soon after the conversion is finished, just click "Open" button to get the converted MKV files for editing in Pinnacle Studio 13/14/15/16 perfectly.

    Learn more:

    How to Import MOV files to Pinnacle Studio
    How to Rip Blu-ray movie in Windows 8.1/8
    Workflow for Working 4K footage in Sony Vegas Pro
    How to get H.264 video clips into Sony Vegas Pro directly
    Transcoding H.264 to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer
    Editing Sony X180 xavc footage to Adobe Premiere
    Source:How to open and edit MKV files in Pinnacle Studio

    • CommentAuthorkorence
    • CommentTimeDec 25th 2018 edited

    To convert MKV video, to be honest, I'm not familiar about this. The more as I know before is about how to convert DRM protected M4V to DRM-free MP4. Since all iTunes purchased movies/TV shows are encrypted with fairplay DRM protection, it can be played on Apple devices only. If you want to watch iTunes movies on Samsung TV, Android phone, Google player, etc. You can try to use M4V Video Converter for Windows to crack DRM protection and convert videos from M4V to MP4, MPG, MOV, FLV, AVI, MP3, etc with all audio tracks, subtitles at faster speed with lossless quality.


    some MKV movies are not supported by Pinnacle studio. In order to edit MKV, you'd better convert MKV to a common format such as MP4, AVI. DRmare iTunes Video Converter for Windows can help you get the job done quickly. I have been using it for converting all my iTunes movies, TV shows and so on.