Corel VideoStudio Pro X4: The Intutive Future of Consumer Editing Program
Canadian software house Corel seems to be continuing well on its reputation of producing intuitive and user-friendly software. All new VideoStudio Pro X4 has the features of being a favorite consumer digital video editor with its well-designed interface, fast and responsive tools and some really class-leading features such as Stop-Motion importer.
One of the best examples of a user oriented UI design, this software has a pretty convenient 3 Mode approach and all the tools are well placed. The software also opens to a Corel guide, which is a nice way to learn the basics of the program for any newbie.
The 3 Modes approach - Capture, Edit, and Share - keeps all tools and buttons easily sorted in their relevant window, keeping the overall approach easy and simple to use.
Unlike other video editing apps in the market, it also gives you the flexibility of moving the panels around and saving your own layout. With a support of dual monitor you can always move relevant panels to their own respective windows and enjoy a clean and professional video editing experience. Also, switching between timeline and storyboard makes it easy to drag transitions between frames. Although, a limit on the six overlay video tracks seems to be a hindrance but hardly any video production requires more than that.
With capture and import being pretty comfortable in handling all the file formats mentioned by the company, one of the most class-leading features is the stop motion importer which enables you to import and create extremely funny animations from your webcam, camcorder or any similar device. The inclusion of onion-skinning option has also made the software a good tool for doing professional stop motion animation.
Keeping in line with the current trend of 3D movies, VideoStudio Pro X4 has brought in the ability to convert 2D video clips into 3D files with presets for 3D output on DVD, Blu-ray, and AVCHD discs, as well as WMV 3D formats for mobile. Box versions also include a pair of 3D glasses.
The basic editing prowess of the software is undoubtedly extraordinary with its easy to drag and drop clip features and start and finish markers for trimming. Another feature that makes this a really handy experience is the Multi-trim video tool which enables the user to set multiple in and out point. The overall editing time is surely reduced by this important feature.
The Painting Creator in the tools is something which really caught my eye for it's really fun to use and enables to record the drawing or scribbles and use it in your videos as a clip. It has options of using various stylized brush modes, textures on brush tips and even referencing an image behind it. This feature can really make the dead still arrows or drawings livelier with addition of animation from the user. The mechanical flow of video can easily be broken by this personalized feature which makes it great fun for the users.
VideoStudio Pro X4 allows you to output your video in standard formats like AVI, MPEG, QuickTime, WMV plus it gives amazing variety in the ability of exporting for iPods, PSPs etc. The ability to directly upload your videos to famous public sharing sites, like YouTube, Vimeo, Flickr and Facebook, is what will make any user more than happy. It also comes with 8 blue-ray and 12 DVD menu choices with the ability to auto detect chapters, making its really quick and easy to burn your video to the disk without the interference of external software.
The software accompanied with all the great features of easy editing, fun tools and easy authoring and burning ability, is still pretty fast, responsive and stable. It also brings in the feature of processor optimization for Intel core and AMD fusion Processors. A comparative test render with other software has made me believe that Corel VideoStudio Pro X4 uses the abilities of the machine to the best and results in a comprehensively quicker output.
With Box Version: Save your 2D movies in 3D or upload them to YouTube™ 3D, then watch them with your free 3D glasses (Glasses in box version only) plus, get the tips and advice you need with free tutorials within the enhanced Corel Guide.
With Download Version: Turn average footage into brilliant videos! With NewBlue Light Rays, you'll create compelling atmospheric effects, heavenly glows, shimmering light streams and more. Also, get the tips and advice you need with free tutorials within the enhanced Corel Guide.
The bottom-line is – the software presents an intuitive approach with some fun features and ability to turn into a powerful professional editing tool in the hands of an experienced user. With its amazing stability and quick responsiveness packed in a small cost, I would surely say it's a steal of a deal.