How to Unlock Pinnacle Effects

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You must unlock the Pinnacle Studio software before you can use Pinnacle Studio effects. Pinnacle Studio is a video editing application that enables you to add content, text, music and effects to video. You can then burn the videos to a DVD directly within the application. Pinnacle effects are included in some versions of Pinnacle Studio or are sold as an add-on application. You need a valid activation key to unlock Pinnacle Studio effects.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Launch the Pinnacle Studio application.

  2. 2

    Click "Help" on the main menu bar and then select "View Activation Keys" to view the activation key. Record the 25-character activation key. If the activation key is not displayed in the Help menu, click "Help," and then select "Pinnacle Passport number" from the drop-down list. Record the number, and then click "Regenerate Activation Keys" from the right-hand navigation. A website that will regenerate the keys will open. Enter your Pinnacle Passport number in the appropriate field to regenerate the activation key.

  3. 3

    Click "Help" on the main menu bar and select "Enter Activation Key" from the drop-down list.

  4. 4

    Enter the activation key in the pop-up dialogue box. Click "OK" to unlock the software.

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