Pinnacle Studio is driving me insane with this problem: it lets me import OBS mp4 files, but will not show the video, only audio in Pinnacle. I have researched the web and tried to follow these instructions and worked out the best way to import and play OBS files in Pinnacle Studio beautifully.
Open Broadcaster Software(OBS) generally can record FLV and MP4 videos, but it seems that Pinnacle Studio does not like the way. The file type is not compatible with Pinnacle. To get Pinnacle Studio working beautifully with OBS FLV/MP4 files, the easy workaround is to transcode the OBS files to a format that Pinnacle natively supports with Brorsoft Video Converter.
The program is the best Video Converter for OBS footage. With this OBS video converter, you can effortlessly convert OBS FLV/MP4 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.
Convert OBS for using in Pinnacle Studio smoothly
Step 1. Install and launch the best OBS to Pinnacle Studio converter and load source FLV, MP4 clips to it. You can also drag and drop the OBS files to the software directly.
Step 2. 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.
Tip: Advanced Settings You can click the “Settings” button and customize proper video/audio parameters if necessary. Video size, bitrate and fame rate are flexible and can be adjusted as you like.
Step 3. Click the convert button under the preview window; this OBS file converter will start encoding OBS FLV or MP4 to Pinnacle Studio. After the conversion, you can get the resulted videos from output folder for easier editing in Pinnacle Studio 9/11/12/14/16.