What is a .SDV File And How To Open It – Pinnacle


Have you downloaded a file with .sdv extension, but you are not sure what it is? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .sdv file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .SDV file?

The .SDV file extension comes from Studio DV Project File. The developer of this file extension is Pinnacle. The file is a video related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .sdv file on 1 platform.

How to open a .SDV file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .SDV file on various operating systems.

How to open a .SDV file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

The .sdv file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. In the first step you need to download the Pinnacle Studio software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Pinnacle Studio software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .SDV file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Pinnacle Studio software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .SDV file?

If you cannot open the .SDV file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .SDV file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .sdw – LizardTech, .sdx – Kivuto Solutions, .sdz – Spring, .sdz – National Cancer Institute, .se – Shuttle Document. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .SDV file with the Pinnacle Studio program on Windows.