Except for one drawback, Corel VideoStudio is an outstanding video creator and editor. Its main flaw is its lack of speed. It installs slowly, it loads slowly, and it works slowly.
When it comes down to creating videos and photo slideshows, however, the program is top-notch. It even lets an amateur turn video footage into a finished film--complete with transitions, picture-in-picture, and effects--with a minimal learning curve. You can capture video from the program's interface, import HDV and AVCHD, or import video from a file, a digital camera, or a DV camcorder. The handy interface lets you create an animated title screen, assemble a film by dragging and dropping audio and video fragments, and applying transitions onto the montage line. We like the new paint feature which lets you draw or write freehand on your videos making it easy to add thought balloons or draw your travel route on a map, for example. The new picture-in-picture and montage effects add even more polish to your home video projects.
The video-editing module contains a large library of filters, effects, and tools. You can share your video online, and even burn a VCD or SVCD with the built-in burner. New end-to-end HD support also allows you to import and burn in HDV and AVCHD. Assuming you have enough patience and a great hardware setup, Corel VideoStudio should appeal to home-video enthusiasts.
Corel VideoStudio Pro is easy-to-use video editing and disc-authoring software for creating professional-looking videos and slide shows. Produce complete movies with the time-saving Movie Wizard or use easy editing tools. Share your creation in any format from DVD to mobile phones to the latest high-definition home theater systems. Even upload directly to YouTube to let the whole world in on the fun. Grab photos and video from anywhere--camcorders, cameras, or TV. Make movies pop by adding titles, music and special effects. Create movie and slide show discs to share with family and friends.
What's new in this version:
Version X2 includes easier and more intuitive editing, more creative options, more content, more sharing options, and support for next-generation HD.