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3.0 out of 5 stars Missing a trick, 23 Jun 2013
This review is from: Corel VideoStudio Pro X6 (PC) (DVD-ROM)
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On first glance, this software offers a lot but is infuriatingly complex. For my test piece, I wanted to sync up an old live song with existing unofficial VHS footage to cut together a live video. How hard could it be, to select the four seconds you want from a three minute MPG, and drop it into the correct part of the file, just by cut'n'paste? I have no idea, but it seems to be absurdly hard. All I really need are two video channels (for the odd cross fade) and an audio track. The ability to upscale smaller footage into bigger format, for example, or to crop existing footage to remove a watermark set by a TV station? I have no idea. Unlike the other versions of Corel Pro this does not have a paper manual, and, as is the usual wont of companies, instead of including a help file on the disc or install, it's all online. Data harvesting is no fun. It doesn't help that this programme is rampant with DRM software, which doesn't even tell you when its been installed to snoop on you. Fundamentally whilst this may be a good programme, it is far from intuiative to use, and simple acts - selecting a shot from another file, and inserting seems to be at best, practically impossible. Which therefore makes it pointless to use this. I'm sure I am missing a trick, but the programme does not contain a self-loaded programme or tutorial, so I am a little lost.

Ideally I want some software that easily opens a 100 minutes MPG file, allows me to select any part, and drop it into another file at any point I want. It would be even better if I could, in effect, stream several files simultaneously and then pick the footage I want from the options in 'real time' but this is probably a bit ambitious, even for this. So I'm not sure why or how I have it, or what the point of this actually is.
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