Importing iPhone X/8/7/6 4K Video to Pinnacle Studio

This troubleshooting article answers how to load and edit iPhone 4K videos in Pinnacle Studio smoothly. 


With the right process in Pinnacle Studio, it’s easy to get awesome results. But I found Pinnacle Studio can’t ingest my iPhone 8 4K video. I’m quite in hurry to find a way to import and edit iPhone video in Pinnacle Studio without hassle. After reading several different posts here I put together a working workflow.

From its official site, we know Pinnacle Studio 20 Ultimate (above) is up-to-date to support 4K UHD Video formats (with strict system requirements), but the older version 15/16/17/18/19 and previous doesn’t even support 4K H.265/HEVC videos as input. So, an alternative choice is to convert iPhone X/8/7/6 4K Video to Pinnacle Studio more edit-friendly format.

I turn to look for a professional third party program to deal with iPhone 4K files to use it in Pinnacle Studio. After testing numbers of tools online, I finally chose Brorsoft Video Converter. This program features high efficiency and seamless conversion. With it, you can do batch conversion from 4K h.265 or h.264 videos originated from iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 6 into Pinnacle Studio compatible formats like MPEG-2, AVI, MKV, MOV, WMV, etc. without losing any quality. Just get the free trial and follow the guide below to convert and import iPhone video files to Pinnacle so you can make engaging movies.

Import and Edit iPhone video files in Pinnacle Studio

Step 1: Launch the iPhone video converter and click “add” button to import the 4K files. Or you can drag&drop the source files into the program directly.

Tip: If you would like to join all the selected files together, check the box of “Merge into one”.

Step 2: Choose “MPEG-2” as the output format. The output video will keep the original quality of iPhone video and seamlessly fit Pinnacle Studio.

Step 3:(Optional) You can click “Settings” if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sampling rate, bit rate, channels. For easier editing, set video resolution from 4K to 1080p is a good choice.

Step 4: Click “Convert” to start transcoding the iPhone 4K recordings to .mpg videos. After conversion, click “Open” to find .mpg videos and for Pinnacle Studio smooth editing.

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