Capture, edit, enhance, and share movies on tape, DVD, VideoCD and Web.
With digital camcorders and video editing software falling in price all the time, you don’t need to be Roman Polanski to make your own movies these days. Ulead’s VideoStudio has been at the forefront of the budget video software market for some time now and this latest releases promises even more value for hard-up users looking to make music videos, spruce up their home movies or produce documentaries on their life.
The application certainly looks good on paper, with a host of new tools for working with HD media, as well as a bevy of templates, video effects and filters, and capturing tools. There are three different apps bundled with the suite, catering for different needs and skill levels, including Movie Wizard and DV-to-DVD Wizard. However, it’s the main utility, VideoStudio Editor, where all the action happens.
The program certainly boasts some decent editing features, including an extended storyboard to view and sort scenes (alongside the ubiquitous timeline), an extra large scene preview window, customizable title and text templates, audio tracks for voice narration and a music score, and built-in instrumental scores to fit the length of your movie. The user interface doesn’t do too bad a job at making all of these features easy to tap into, but it will still take most virgin film producers a while to grasp the basics.
There’s no doubt that with a little practice, you can conjure up some decent looking creations in the package, but you’re sure to experience a few setbacks along the way. The main problem with VideoStudio has always been its strain on your system memory and unfortunately this doesn’t seem to have been addressed properly in this version. Load times are cripplingly slow and unless you’re using a NASA computer previewing complex edits can be horrible experience, with clips and audio jumping and lagging frequently.
Other annoyances include the fact that you can’t fast forward and rewind from the scene preview window, and the zoom facility on the timeline is not nearly powerful enough. Strangely, considering its support for the new HD disc format, Ulead appears to have neglected to include support for Blu-Ray too. Another point worth mentioning is that several Softonic users have hammered the technical support as being very poor, with many people reporting that their queries are consistently unanswered. Come on Ulead, if you’re going to bring out a program which sometimes falls over then at least give the customer a bit of help to put things right.
Despite its flaws, VideoStudio has enough features to enable the creation of fairly sophisticated videos, and it’s pretty easy to use once you get acquainted with the interface. Nevertheless, if you’re looking for reliability then you’d probably be best off looking at one of the other budget editing apps such as Adobe Premiere Elements or PowerDirector.
Lots of features
Great for video capture
Plenty of helpful wizards and templates for beginners
Prone to crashes
Unreliable tech support
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Ulead VideoStudio 9 is easy-to-use software that turns home videos into fun-to-watch movies! The two-step DV-to-DVD Wizard creates complete movies in a flash. With more than 1000 customizable transitions, titles and special effects, beginners and seasoned veterans alike can easily achieve unique results. Preserve your precious movies on DVD, CD, tape, the Web or mobile devices to share with family and friends.
DV Quick Scan- Shows you exactly what is on your DV tape by automatically scanning it and giving you a timecoded thumbnail list of all your clips. Create Themed DVD Movies in minutes- Hook up your camcorder and choose which clips you want. The wizard does the rest! It gives you a DVD with menus, titles, transitions and music.
Add Smart Pan and Zoom to Slideshows- Smart Pan and Zoom automatically recognizes key characteristics like faces and pans across and zooms in on details. Chroma Key- Create movie magic like the pros. Shoot your subject against any uniformly-colored background and then “fill in” the background of your choice.
Movie Wizard is ideal for users new to video editing. Select from 30+ theme styles to get started then let auto-editing make your first edits. You’ll have a complete movie as easy as 1, 2, 3. Also use the new smart pan & zoom to help you create entertaining photo slideshows. VideoStudio Editor gives you all the powerful tools you’ll need to produce great-looking home movies while using an intuitive, step-by-step workflow. Spend your time being creative rather than learning the program.Top 5 video camera capture tools
YouTube have just launched a new Multi-Upload tool and increased the upload limit to 1GB. With this in mind, I've been uploading a shed load of footage from my video camera that was previously too big to go on YouTube. However, I've had mixed experiences capturing footage from my camera onto my PC. The best choice for you depends on your hardware and what editing program you're going to use but I found that these 5 capture tools were the easiest to use:
- McFunSoft Video Studio - Fast and simple with lots of wizards to guide you
- Debut Video Capture - Designed with first time film makers in mind
- Open Video Capture - Also captures from various webcams and other devices
- Ulead Video Studio - Professional capturing and editing in one package
- Exsate Video Express - Helps you capture and compress video for quicker uploading