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Released: 2008-09-23

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Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 Ultimate & VideoStudio Pro X2 Bundle [OLD VERSION] by Corel

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Brand: CorelMedia: DVD-ROMHardware Platform: PCOperating System: Windows Vista
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The Corel Photo & Video Bundle gives you everything you need to edit photos and videos like a pro. Remove flaws, organize and enhance your photos, and turn your favorite shots into creative projects for sharing with Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 Ultimate. Turn video clips you capture from handheld devices, digital cameras and HDV, AVCHD, Blu-ray Disc and JVC HD camcorders into stunning movies, complete with animated menus, music and special effects, with VideoStudio Pro X2. You can even edit photos with Paint Shop Pro and then import them into VideoStudio to create stunning slide shows and custom menus! Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 Ultimate: Ease of use with full professional power ¿ Download pictures from your camera automatically ¿ Instantly fix common problems such as red eye, color and sharpness ¿ Add special effects to photos, text and projects with a few simple clicks ¿ Use advanced editing tools like HDR Photo Merge and Levels and Curves to fine-tune images ¿ Print, email and share photos VideoStudio Pro X2: Professional-quality video solution ¿ Capture, edit, author, burn and view the latest high-definition video ¿ Create montages and picture-in-picture effects with multiple video, audio and title tracks ¿ Turn stereo audio into immersive Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound with one click ¿ Improve video with Auto Color & Tone correction ¿ Create a polished video in 3 easy steps with the Movie Wizard


Windows Vista, Windows XP

Product Features

  • View, organize and edit photos quickly, retouch and enhance photos, create and share photo projects; Utilize a complete video solution with easy-to-use tools, full creative control to add impact to your videos, and end-to-end HD support
  • Includes Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 Ultimate, VideoStudio Pro X2, MediaOne Plus, Painter Photo Essentials 4, WinDVD, Background remover plug-in, Media recovery software, 2 GB USB flash drive, Special effects filters, and NewBlue Film Effects Filters
  • Includes photo editor, video editor, photo and video management, automatic photo painting, DVD and video playback software, photo recovery, photo special effects, video film effects, and more
  • Import photos automatically including raw images, design scrapbook pages, cards and collages to share; capture video and photos in HD or standard definition from camcorders, Internet, TV, digital cameras and mobile devices; Author Blu-ray and AVCHD discs
  • Give photos a unique look with vintage and artistic effects; add impact to your videos by creating picture-in-picture and montage effects with transitions on overlay tracks, and apply audio/video cross-fades by simply Overlapping clips

Editorial Review

The complete digital photo and video editing package, the Corel Photo & Video Bundle features Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 Ultimate, VideoStudio Pro X2, MediaOne Plus, Painter Photo Essentials 4, WinDVD, Background remover plug-in, Media recovery software, 2 GB USB flash drive, Special effects filters by Nik Software, and NewBlue Film Effects Filters.

Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 Ultimate

Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 Ultimate combines ease of use with full professional power. Fix brightness, color and photo imperfections like red eye in a few clicks, or use precision photo-editing controls to create photos you'll be proud to share. The Ultimate edition features valuable extras like media recovery software, a creative content pack, Corel Painter Photo Essentials 4 and a 2 GB USB flash drive--over $180 in value!

The easiest way to get professional looking photos--fast!


Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 has everything you need to create stunning photos. The integrated Learning Center and a selection of one-click photo-fixing tools make it easy to correct common photo flaws such as red eye, color and sharpness. Unique makeover tools let you whiten teeth, remove blemishes and paint on a tan, so you can make everyone look their best before printing or posting photos online. As your skills and confidence grow, you can harness the power of professional-quality features such as HDR Photo Merge, Histogram, Curves and Levels Adjustment tools to make precision edits. You can even get creative with artistic effects and filters to turn your favorite photos into fun projects to share with family and friends.
  • Import pictures from your camera automatically
  • Instantly fix common problems such as red eye, color and sharpness
  • Add special effects to photos, text and projects with a few simple clicks
  • Use advanced editing tools to fine-tune images on your own
  • Print, email and share photos

Paint Shop Pro Photo X2

  • New--Express Lab
    • Save hours with this rapid photo fixing mode
  • Corel MediaOne Plus (DVD Maker not included)
    • Edit with fast, fun and easy photo & video software
    • Turn pictures and video clips into slide shows, or create collages, calendars and album pages
  • Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 video training
    • Learn editing tips and tricks with video tutorials by
  • Special effects filters by Nik Software
    • Add stunning effects and styles to transform pictures into unique photographs

The Express Lab lets you edit photos without opening each image file individually, so your workflow runs seamlessly.

Use layers to add effects to your images.

Ease of use with full professional power.

Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 Ultimate
Includes everything in Paint Shop Pro Photo X2, plus:

  • Enhanced--Camera raw support
    • Enjoy support for over 250 camera raw formats
  • New--Background remover plug-in
    • Easily remove the background of a photo and change it to a new scene for more creative impact
  • Enhanced--Creative content pack
    • Get creative with your photos by adding fun details. Choose from 150 brand-new, custom-made photo frames, photo edges and Picture Tubes
  • New--Certified for Windows Vista
    • Certified for Windows Vista software has undergone Microsoft compatibility tests for ease of use, better performance and enhanced security
  • Bonus--USB flash drive (2 GB)
    • Store and transfer your digital photos with this handy thumb drive
  • Bonus--Corel Painter Photo Essentials 4
    • Transform your photos into stunning paintings in 3 easy steps
  • Bonus--Media recovery software
    • Recover images, movies and sound files, even from reformatted memory cards

What's New

Enhanced--Camera Raw Support
For those who shoot in raw format, support for over 250 cameras has been added.

New--Background Remover
This new plug-in lets you easily change the background in your photos to create unique and exciting effects. Just cut out part of an image, remove it from the background and place it on a different setting. You can even preserve fine image details like strands of hair or smoke.

Enhanced--Creative Content Pack
Ideal for scrapbooking and other creative photo projects, this bonus pack contains 150 brand-new, custom-made photo frames, photo edges and Picture Tubes that allow you to enhance any image with fun graphics.

New--Certified for Microsoft Windows Vista
Certified for Windows Vista software has undergone Microsoft compatibility tests for ease of use, better performance and enhanced security.

Bonus--Corel Painter Photo Essentials 4
This fun program lets you turn a photo into a unique work of art in just 3 easy steps:

1. Choose a photo and the painting style you want to apply.
2. Let the Smart Stroke painting technology create a stunning painting.
3. Touch up your masterpiece by hand if desired.

Bonus--Media Recovery Software
New Media Recovery software included with Paint Shop Pro X2 Ultimate can recover images, movies and sound files from memory cards, even if they have been reformatted. It is compatible with virtually all media card formats, including SD, miniSD, microSD, CompactFlash I & II, Memory Stick, MMC, xD, SmartMedia and Micro Drive.

Bonus--USB Flash Drive
Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 Ultimate comes with a 2 GB USB flash drive for storing and transferring your digital photos and files.

New--Corel MediaOne Plus (DVD Maker not included)
This fast, fun and easy photo & video software lets you turn pictures and video clips into slide shows, and create collages, calendars and album pages.

Get photos from your PC, camera or scanner automatically with Express Lab.

Easily apply artistic effects to individual layers, such as drop shadows, embossing and reflections.

Merge photos of the same scene taken at different exposures or with different brightness/contract settings to create a final image that features the full range of detail in the highlights and the shadows.


View, organize and edit photos quickly

  • Rotate, resize, crop, straighten and remove red eye fast in Express Lab mode
  • Import photos automatically, including raw images
  • View thumbnails of all images on your hard drive
  • Tag photos with keywords for easy reference
  • Search for photos by filename, folder name, keyword tag, caption text or image metadata

Express Lab
This easy photo fixing mode helps you view and correct dozens of photos in the time it used to take to edit just a few. The Express Lab lets you edit photos without opening each image file individually, so your workflow runs seamlessly!

  • Get photos from your PC, camera or scanner automatically
  • Adjust photo details, such as brightness, shadows, highlights and saturation
  • Rotate, resize, crop, straighten and remove red eye
  • Retouch and restore to remove flaws

Autopreserve Originals
Automatically store a copy of your original photo when saving an edited version.

Crop to New Image
Quickly separate multiple images that you scanned at the same time. This tool automatically creates a new file from the cropped area and keeps the original scan open so you can easily separate individual image files from the group scan.

Enhanced--Camera Raw Support
Download photos from your camera to computer effortlessly, including raw image formats produced by many digital cameras. By working with these "digital negatives," you can achieve the results you want with greater artistic control and flexibility, without overwriting the original raw files.

Support for Over 50 Formats
View photos and video clips in more than 50 file formats. Easily import files and ensure accurate color quality for your images.

Share Photos Instantly
Email photos or slide shows to family and friends.

Retouch your photos like a pro

  • Retouch with unique makeover tools to look your best in photos you print or post online
  • Whiten teeth, smooth wrinkles and remove blemishes with a few clicks
  • Edit quickly with easy tools
  • Cover distractions or remove unwanted objects
  • Change the color of anything in your photo
  • Remove noise, grain or discolorations

Makeover Tools
Make sure the people in your photos look their best with tools that are fun and easy to use. Help your subjects look thinner in seconds, whiten bloodshot eyes, smooth wrinkles, paint on a tan and remove blemishes.

Smart Photo Fix
Instantly correct lighting and color problems with automated tools, or make manual corrections on your own.

Red Eye Removal
Eliminate red eye in one click or use advanced red-eye removal that even works on pets.

Color Changer
Easily change the color of objects in your digital photos, such as clothing, walls and furniture. Rather than simply replacing a color, the Color Changer detects and analyzes variations in brightness, then makes the necessary adjustments to produce a realistic effect.

Remove Digital Camera Noise
"Noise" artifacts are small specks of color that interfere with the clarity of your digital image.

  • One-Step Noise Removal--smooth photos with a single click
  • Digital Camera Noise Removal--precisely control how these same corrections are applied

Straighten Tool
Fix crooked photos taken at awkward angles.

Correct Perspective
Get rid of unwanted distortions by changing perspective.

Repair Damaged Photos
Restore old, damaged photos by removing scratches and fading.

Remove Distracting Objects
Improve photos by covering up unwanted background objects, such as lamp posts, trees and buildings.

Enhance with professional tools

  • Combine exposures to get full details in highlights and shadows
  • Simulate black & white film or convert to sepia
  • Adjust levels, curves or histogram settings
  • Fix brightness, color, contrast, saturation and sharpness
  • Experiment with more advanced editing tools by fine-tuning details on your own

HDR Photo Merge
Merge photos of the same scene taken at different exposures or with different brightness/contract settings to create a final image that features the full range of detail in the highlights and the shadows.

Enhanced--Black & White Photos
Create dynamic black & white images by simulating the look of taking photos using a colored lens filter.

Layers and Adjustment Layers
Maintain image quality when applying changes to color or tone. Edit photos with precision by adding multiple adjustment layers to test various color corrections or to see how corrections look when they're combined.

Adjust Levels & Curves
Change photo exposure using advanced features, including Levels, Curves or Histogram Adjustment tools.

Sharpen Out-of-Focus Pictures
Turn fuzzy photos into crisp images, without compressing or degrading the quality of the image.

Fix Lens Distortions
Easily remove fish-eye, barrel and other lens distortions.

Depth of Field Effect
Draw attention to a specific area of an image. Depth of Field applies focus to a region of your photo while applying an out-of-focus blur to the rest of the image. This allows you to create an effect in seconds that usually requires precise manual lens aperture adjustments.

Professional-Level Options
Work with a variety of advanced features, including 16-bits-per-channel editing, color management settings and raw file conversion.

Visible Watermarks
Take credit for your photos by easily adding a visible watermark to label your work.

Create and share one-of-a-kind photo projects

  • Give photos a unique look with vintage and artistic effects
  • Simulate the look of film using vivid, glamour and vibrant foliage filters
  • Decorate your favorite photos with Picture Frames and Picture Tubes
  • Use layers to add drop shadows, glows, reflections and embossing to your images
  • Design scrapbook pages, cards and collages to share with friends and family

Layer Styles
Easily apply artistic effects to individual layers, such as drop shadows, embossing and reflections.

Picture Tubes
Decorate your photos with 30 new sets of professionally designed artistic elements. A longtime user favorite, this tool lets you paint on photos with readymade art that features a variety of themes. For example, add butterflies and beetles to a picnic setting or fill an aquarium with fish.

Picture Frames and Photo Edges
Easily add eye-catching final touches to your images with 20 new Picture Frames. A variety of styles and the ability to edit give you more creative possibilities.

Time Machine
Go back in time and give photos a retro look using effects that replicate the unique appearance of photos taken in the 1800s, 1950s and other points in history.

Black & White Photos
Easily covert your color photos to black & white, mimic infrared film or add a touch of class by making them sepia-toned.

Special Film Effects
Produce interesting, eye-catching photos with a range of effects inspired by classic film and filter types. Simulate the unique look of slide or portrait film, mimic the effect of using color filters on your camera lens, or apply a Film Look to model the effect of using different types of film in a traditional camera.

Add shapes or words to your photos to add creativity, raise impact, or note important dates and events.

Enhanced--Creative Content Pack
This bonus pack contains 150 brand-new, custom-made photo frames, photo edges and Picture Tubes that allow you to brighten up any image with fun graphics.

Corel VideoStudio Pro X2

Corel VideoStudio Pro X2 is an all-in-one video-editing and disc-authoring application that makes it easy to create professional-looking videos, slide shows, and DVDs. Integrating all the latest video production technologies, VideoStudio includes time-saving wizards, easy-to-use editing tools, unique special effects, surround-sound audio, and full support for high-definition (HD) video. Users can easily share movies with family and friends on Blu-ray Disc, DVD, or mobile devices. They can even share movies worldwide by uploading directly to the YouTube Web site.

Create sophisticated Blu-ray Disc menus.

Choose from several output formats.

Take control with a full set of editing tools.

With transitions in overlay tracks, create sophisticated picture-in-picture effects.

The Most Complete HD Solution

Corel VideoStudio Pro X2 is the most complete HD solution available today. Whether the source is tape, disc, camcorder, or memory card, users can capture and edit video in all the leading HD formats, including HDV, AVCHD, Blu-ray Disc, and TOD.

Fast, Smooth Video Capture and Editing

With an updated user interface, the ability to import from multiple camcorders and storage devices, and the unique Smart Proxy editing feature, VideoStudio helps users edit video quickly and smoothly.

Enhanced--Smart Proxy editing:
With Smart Proxy editing, users can edit HD content as easily as they edit SD (standard definition)--even on midrange PCs. By using lower-resolution files for editing and previewing an HD project, VideoStudio Pro X2 requires fewer system resources, which results in faster, smoother editing of HD video. The final output retains the full resolution of the original HD content.

New--BDMV import:
Users can now import BDMV files directly from Blu-ray camcorders, making it easier to transfer files and get started with video-editing projects.

AVCHD import:
VideoStudio lets users import AVCHD files directly from AVCHD hard drives, memory card camcorders, or any storage medium.

Fast Encoding

Though easy-to-use, VideoStudio Pro X2 is a powerful video-editing application. The unrivaled MPEG Optimizer, the MainConcept H.264 codec, and support for both dual-core and quad-core CPUs mean users spend less time waiting to view their discs and DVDs.

H.264 High Definition (HD) encoding:
VideoStudio Pro X2 uses the new MainConcept H.264 codec, which provides rapid encoding with superior quality. Both 1440 x 1080 and 1920 x 1080 output frame sizes are supported.

TOD format support:
Users can import and edit video from the latest JVC HD-7 camcorders without having to convert formats. VideoStudio fully supports all frame sizes offered by these camcorders, including Full HD 1920 x 1080i. Users can expect efficient performance with the MPEG Optimizer and the SmartRender feature, both of which support TOD video.

Choice of Output

VideoStudio Pro X2 lets users create Blu-ray Discs, burn HD video on standard DVDs in AVCHD format, create DVDs with stylish, professional-looking menus, and output video projects to mobile devices or online sharing Web sites--such as YouTube.

Blu-ray Disc output:
Users can author HD video with motion menus and burn the video to Blu-ray Disc (single- or dual-layer). Compliant video is not re-rendered, ensuring shorter encoding times and excellent picture quality. VideoStudio Pro X2 also supports Dolby stereo (two-channel) and 5.1 audio.

AVCHD output:
With AVCHD support, VideoStudio Pro X2 users can author HD video with menus and burn to a standard DVD. AVCHD discs are playable on a PC (with AVCHD playback software), Blu-ray player, Sony PlayStation3 (PS3), or disc-based AVCHD camcorder.

Create WMV-HD and MPEG-2 HD files:
Users can create WMV-HD and MPEG-2 HD files for playback on Media Center PCs or other HD playback devices.

Write back to HDV camcorder:
With VideoStudio, users can record finished video projects back to tape. This is convenient for viewing directly from a camcorder or for long-term archiving.

Switch between HD and SD output:
Users can choose to output an HD project in standard definition (SD), and vice versa. On the Timeline, users can seamlessly mix HD and SD formats.

Easily trim single clips.

Easily adjust volume levels in the Audio View.

Corel VideoStudio Pro X2 automatically corrects video color and tone.

Easily add title animations.

Professional, Easy-To-Use Editing Tools

VideoStudio includes a wealth of professional-quality, yet easy-to-use editing tools that help users polish their video productions. Users can choose from three easy ways to make a movie:
  • VideoStudio Editor--for complete control and power
  • Movie Wizard--for users who are new to video editing
  • DV-to-DVD Wizard--for the shortest way from camcorder tape to disc

New--Transitions in overlay tracks:
Superimposed over a video, overlay tracks can be additional video, still images, or color clips. Users can easily apply transitions in overlay tracks to create sophisticated picture-in-picture and montage effects.

New--Auto-video/audio crossfade:
Users can now simply drag video clips so that the clips overlap on the timeline, automatically creating a video transition and audio crossfade for the duration of the overlap.

New--Resizable interface:
VideoStudio now lets users resize any of the panels within the interface according to their preference.

New--Enlarged filter and effects controls:
For VideoStudio Pro X2, dialog boxes and controls have been enlarged, so that users can apply effects and keyframes more quickly, easily, and accurately.

New--Toggle Filter View:
With a single click, users can now preview the effects of filters on their videos. A toggle icon appears next to each filter, so users can instantly turn the effect on or off.

New--Autoplay of transitions and filters:
Users can simply click any transition, filter, or title animation to display a preview of the effect before applying it to a video.

New--Show all tracks:
It has never been easier to get a quick glimpse of all tracks in a video. With a single click, users can switch the Timeline View to show only the portion being worked on or a comprehensive display of all elements in a movie project.

Enhanced--Storyboard View:
With VideoStudio Pro X2, users can simply drag to adjust the size of the Storyboard to suit their preference. The Storyboard View also lets users drag to add clips to a movie. In addition, users can apply filters directly to the clips in the Storyboard.

New--Instant timecode tip:
When users drag clips into the timeline, VideoStudio now provides an instant timecode tip. This tip displays the change in video duration in real time, making it easier for users to trim clips accurately.

New--Auto Pan & Zoom in VideoStudio Editor:
Auto Pan & Zoom is now available in both the Movie Wizard and VideoStudio Editor. When making photo slide shows, it automatically detects the faces of subjects in the photo and homes in on them. This eliminates the tedious manual work of applying Pan & Zoom effects.

New--Single Clip Trim:
The new Single Clip Trim dialog box makes it easy to frame and accurately trim single clips. Users can access the dialog box by double-clicking any clip in the Library.

New--Updated icons:
Many features, such as Smart Proxy and Ripple Editing, are now easier to find, thanks to updated, intuitive icons.

Instant preview:
By double-clicking the preview window, users can access an instant, full-screen preview of their video project.

Audio View:
In the Audio View, users can visually adjust volume levels of the individual video, voice, and music clips that make up a project's soundtrack. For example, by using the wave form in Audio View, users can easily cue a title on a particular beat. In addition, Audio View provides access to the Surround Sound Mixer, Overlay Track, and the Music Track.

Multi-trim Video:
With the Multi-trim feature, users can easily extract multiple segments from video clips. The AccuCut timeline makes it fast and simple to zoom in precisely on the exact frame that needs to be trimmed. In addition, Ad-Zapper automatically detects commercials in videos captured from TV, allowing for easy removal. What's more, the Jog Wheel lets users quickly scroll through a clip, and the Shuttle Slider makes it easy to find an exact frame.

Automatic color and tone correction:
VideoStudio Pro X2 automatically corrects the color and tone of videos that have been taken under less than ideal lighting conditions.

DeBlock filter:
The DeBlock filter reduces blocky digital-compression artifacts often found in highly compressed videos. This filter is particularly useful for videos copied from Video CDs (VCD) or other low-resolution formats.

DeSnow filter:
The DeSnow filter removes visible noise patterns (colored spots or snow) that occur in videos taken under low lighting conditions, taken with high ISO values, or captured from older sources--for example, videos copied from VHS tapes.

New--Two title tracks:
With an additional title track available, users can include a title that runs through the entire video and easily add more titles.

New--Title animations:
VideoStudio includes ten new animation presets to use with titles, including a traditional favorite--Perspective Scroll. Animated titles give viewers additional information about a video, or introduce or differentiate a particular portion of the video.

Enhanced--Color backgrounds for titles:
To add more personal flair to their videos, users can choose from a variety of colored background shapes and styles that make their movie titles stand out.

Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound:
With comprehensive support for Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound, users can produce videos that take full advantage of today's home theater systems. VideoStudio provides one-click conversion that automatically turns conventional stereo audio into Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. For a more hands-on approach, the Surround Sound Mixer offers complete control over stereo and panning for audio tracks. In addition, users can simply blend camcorder audio and background music to produce a compelling surround-sound effect.

SmartSound Auto Music Maker:
This advanced music engine lets users create an infinite variety of unique royalty-free tunes that perfectly fit the style and duration of their video project.

Audio filters:
VideoStudio includes a collection of audio filters to help users fix common audio problems and enhance the sound of their video projects. Users can choose from Amplify, Hiss Reduction, Long Echo, Normalize, Pitch Shift, Remove Noise, Reverb, Stadium, Vocal Reduction, and Volume Leveling.

Library organization:
The Library makes it easy for users to sort media clips by date, time, or filename. Media clips can include video clips, video filters, audio clips, still images, transition effects, music files, titles, and color clips--everything needed to create a movie.

Easily add colored backgrounds to titles.

The Surround Mixer lets you create stunning audio effects.

The Movie Wizard helps you produce exciting, Hollywood-style movies.

Users can draw the route of a family vacation on a map.

Choose from several encoding settings.

New--Import/Export library file:
With VideoStudio Pro X2, users can now save their presets and settings before reinstalling or upgrading their application. This feature eases the transition to the latest version.

New--Add Projects library:
With the new option to add a Projects library, VideoStudio makes it easier to reuse and modify files from existing projects. Users can add projects (VSP files) directly into the Timeline as a virtual clip, saving time by eliminating the need to re-encode or re-render previously used project files. These project files can then be organized into their own folder.

New--Specify capture library:
VideoStudio Pro X2 users can eliminate clutter by setting up a dedicated target library for each project, making it easier to organize and find specific files.

New--Integration with Windows Vista Media library:
Users can now load media directly from the Windows Vista Media library. This features makes it easier to access other media files to use in video projects.

New--Adjustable thumbnails:
By dragging a convenient slider, users can now adjust the size of thumbnails in the Library. By enlarging thumbnails, users can zoom in to identify a particular clip. By reducing the size of thumbnails, users can zoom out for an overall view of all available clips.

New--Categorized filter effects:
For VideoStudio Pro X2, the filter effects have been reorganized into categories that make them easier to identify and navigate. The new categories are 2D Mapping, 3D Texture Mapping, Adjust, Camera Lens, Darkroom, Focus, Nature Painting, and Special.

Enhanced--Movie Wizard templates:
The Movie Wizard is the perfect starting place for first-time video editors to quickly produce exciting, Hollywood-style movies. Each template provides a different theme, which comes with preset start and ending video clips, transitions, titles, and background music.

Enhanced--Fit slides to music tempo and duration:
With VideoStudio Pro X2, it's easier than ever for users to adjust the slide duration to match the tempo of background music. Users can also adjust the music duration to match the duration of slides in a project.

Enhanced--Smart Pan & Zoom in Movie Wizard:
The enhanced Smart Pan & Zoom feature automatically detects the faces of subjects in a photo and homes in on them. Users can create dynamic, motion-rich slide shows without the tedious manual work of applying panning and zooming effects.

Create DVDs faster than ever:
The DV-to-DVD Wizard lets users transfer an entire DV tape to DVD (with a menu) in one step. In addition, the "blank" template option lets users back up DV tapes or archive footage for the fastest, most straightforward way to transfer from tape to disc.

DV Quick Scan:
For archiving DV tapes, VideoStudio scans the tape and generates a thumbnail list of clips. Users can select and capture the clips they want, and then print out scene digests as a record of the content.

Unique Special Effects

VideoStudio Pro X2 lets users explore their creativity with unique special effects, tools, and easy-to-use templates.

New--Painting Creator:
This unique new tool gives users another way to personalize their video projects. With the Painting Creator, users can record painting, drawing, or writing strokes as an animation to use as an overlay effect. For example, users can enhance a family vacation video by drawing their route on a map and overlaying it on the video. The Painting Creator lets users choose to create still paintings or animations.

New--NewBlue Film Effects:
Users can now make videos look like they are from the silent-movie era. This dynamic collection of five filters provides 81 presets that recreate the inexact mechanics of hand-cranked cameras, dirty projectors, and decades of sitting in film vaults.

Chroma Key:
Commonly referred to as Bluescreen, the Chroma Key special effect lets users create video magic just like the pros. By making a particular color transparent, the underlying clips, objects, or layers can be superimposed onto any background. For example, users can film a subject against a solid background and later add any background image, which makes the subject appear to be in a particular location.

Adjustable playback speed:
Users can create slow and fast motion effects, without altering the pitch of the audio.

New--HD-style templates:
With VideoStudio Pro X2, a new set of professionally designed templates are included. These HD-style templates are designed to match the quality of any HD video.

New--Creative content:
VideoStudio Pro X2 includes a wealth of content to enhance any production. Users can choose from many overlay objects, frames, Flash animations, and menu templates.

Easy-to-use menu templates:
Users can polish their productions with more than 100 motion menus in a range of styles for any occasion.

Menu transitions:
Users can easily add transitions just like those in Hollywood DVDs. VideoStudio includes a collection of menu-in and menu-out transitions that smoothly flow from one menu into the next title or menu.

Any Output, Anywhere

VideoStudio Pro X2 gives users a multitude of options for sharing their videos with the world.

Direct YouTube upload:
Users can easily upload their videos directly to YouTube--the most popular online video-sharing Web site. VideoStudio offers several settings, such as the WMV, H.264, and FLV formats, to ensure the best possible encoding quality.

Quality movies for mobile devices:
VideoStudio Pro X2 includes MPEG-4, H.264, and WMV templates that let users produce movies for mobile devices, such as Apple iPod, Touch, and iPhone, as well as Sony PSP, Zune, and Nokia mobile phones. In addition, VideoStudio lets users import video from supported cell phones, smartphones, PDAs, and other portable devices.

DivX support:
Users can easily import and export DivX-encoded video with the appropriate codec and convert the video to DVD or other formats.

Output to any disc:
By providing many disc output options, VideoStudio ensures that users can easily share their video productions. Users can burn their videos to CDs and DVDs as well as to AVCHD and Blu-ray formats.

New--Intel quad-core support:
VideoStudio Pro X2 supports Intel quadcore technology, enhanced for both dual-core and quad-core CPUs to provide faster response times and less time waiting for encoding--especially useful when working with HD video.

New--Faster rendering:
While rendering a video production, users can now disable the preview window to maximize rendering resources and render the video more quickly.

New--Faster MPEG-2 encoding:
VideoStudio Pro X2 provides enhanced encoding performance for MPEG-2 files.

MPEG Optimizer:
VideoStudio ensures the fastest encoding at the highest possible quality. The MPEG Optimizer analyzes the bit rates of all clips on the Timeline and suggests MPEG encoding settings that ensure the least re-rendering and re-encoding while maintaining the highest quality for a video project.

New--Size setting in MPEG Optimizer:
The new size setting in the MPEG Optimizer lets users select a target size before encoding MPEGs. This feature is especially helpful to users who share their videos on Web sites that set limits on file size. In addition, when burning MPEGs to DVD, users can easily adjust the size setting to ensure that their files will fit on the DVD.

More Details

Publisher: CorelCategory: Photo EditingBinding: DVD-ROM


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