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4.0 out of 5 stars Good editing for beginners and intermediates, 30 Mar 2012
This review is from: Corel VideoStudio Pro X5 Ultimate (PC) (DVD-ROM)
I found this program incredibly easy to use - the UI is one of the best i have ever seen in an editing suite and will be
very attractive to beginners. When you first start the app your greeted with the Corel Guide window which has video
tutorials and free downloads of additional templates, titles, fonts and audio files. Although it's an easy to use app it
has all the features of competing products as well as some nice extras like importing and editing 3D files such as MVC/MPO.

As with most editing programs the timeline runs along the bottom half of the screen, top left houses a preview/trim window,
and the top right has your video library as well all the video and audio effects at your disposal. Very simple user interface.

Like the previous version the 3 step workflow of Capture, Edit and Share remains. Once you have finished importing/capturing
your video and have completed editing your ready to share your masterpiece. The program has several built in options allowing
you to upload directly to services such as Flickr, Vimeo and of course YouTube (with a 3D option too).

Performance wise everything is very smooth due to the app's enchanced multithreading capabilities which take full advantage
of the latest multicore processors from AMD and Intel. Different tasks are assigned to the various cores making everything
from previewing HD video to exporting it run much smoother and faster. On my Intel i5 processor everything went nicely.

An excellent new feature included is screen capture, its built into the app and allows you to record what you're doing on your
screen - both audio and video. There is freeware that does the same, but this is built into Corel VideoStudio Pro X5 and is
very quick and easy to use, and there is hardly any lag or slowdown because the app uses the Windows Media API for acceleration.

Another great feature is the ability to create stop motion clips from webcams, digital cameras and SLRs. Like the rest of the
program its very easy to configure. The app takes all of your shots and compiles them into a video clip which makes the job
of adding titles and effects even easier.

VideoStudio Pro X5 is easy to use, packs all the features expected in modern editing suites and then some. It's not cheap, but
the templates and effects included, as well as all the free ones available from Corel Guide definitley add some value to this
package. This is a good editing suite suitable for beginners and intermediates - 8.5 out of 10.
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