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Reviewer’s
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Ulead® VideoStudio® 11
Video Editing & DVD Authoring Made Easy
Welcome
Welcome to the Reviewer’s Guide for Ulead VideoStudio® 11 and VideoStudio® 11 Plus, the newest
versions of Ulead’s award-winning consumer video editing and authoring software. Widely regarded for its
powerful features and unmatched ease of use, VideoStudio now includes an enhanced DV-to-DVD Wizard,
more title/subtitle and overlay tools and a host of quick-fix solutions for common video problems. With
the new Plus version, consumers also have a complete, end-to-end solution for capturing, editing,
authoring and burning HD DVD videos.
Contents:
Product Strategy
Introduction ........................................................................................................................................
Two Versions .......................................................................................................................................
Version Comparison.............................................................................................................................
Working with HD .................................................................................................................................
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What’s New
New Features ..................................................................................................................................... 6
Product Tour
VideoStudio Launcher.......................................................................................................................... 8
DV-to-DVD Wizard ............................................................................................................................... 9
Movie Wizard .................................................................................................................................... 10
VideoStudio Editor ............................................................................................................................. 13
DVD and HD DVD Authoring ............................................................................................................ 22
Summary
Pricing and availability ...................................................................................................................... 25
System Requirements ....................................................................................................................... 26
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Product
Strategy
Why Two Versions?
Ulead VideoStudio 11 offers two editions to let consumers choose the range of features they need, at
different price points.
Ulead VideoStudio 11
Ulead VideoStudio 11 Plus
This easy-to-use yet powerful video editing and disc
authoring software is aimed at the consumer who
wants a simple way to get videos and pictures off a
camera, do some editing to polish it, and burn it on to
a disc that will play well and look good. Ulead
VideoStudio 11 makes it easy to capture video and
pictures, add titles, effects and music, and create
great-looking videos and DVDs.
The Plus version provides video enthusiasts with a
more powerful video production package, and offers
full High Definition capabilities. Users can capture and
edit HD video from HDV or AVCHD camcorders, author
HD projects, and burn to HD DVD discs. In addition to
the same editing and authoring tools in the standard
version, it supports Dolby Digital 5.1 audio creation,
and six overlay tracks for more creative picture-inpicture overlay effects. It also offers more output
options to mobile devices like iPod, Zune™ and PSP™
PRICE: US$89.99
Program CD contains:
VideoStudio 11 including:
• DV-to-Wizard
• Movie Wizard
• VideoStudio Editor
Windows Media Format
Acrobat Reader
Microsoft DirectX
Quicktime
Flash Player
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PRICE: US$128.99
Program CD contains:
VideoStudio 11 Plus including:
• DV-to-Wizard
• Movie Wizard
• VideoStudio Editor
Windows Media Format
Acrobat Reader
Microsoft DirectX
Quicktime
Flash Player
Bonus CD contains:
WinDVD 8 Silver
Ulead Disc Image Recorder
Content files (image, audio and video clips)
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Version
Comparison Chart
Comparing VideoStudio 11 & VideoStudio 11 Plus
VideoStudio 11
Capture/Import
VideoStudio 11
Plus
NEW! AVCHD Import
NEW! Capture DV Date/Time as subtitle
NEW! HDV capture & write back to camcorder
Editing
NEW! Multiple Overlay Movie Wizard Templates
Video Tracks
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NEW! MPEG Optimizer encoding tool
Smart Proxy HD editing
Ad-Zapper to remove commercials
Chroma Key (Blue Screen)
NEW! Multi-Language/double-byte Titles
NEW! Title Rotate
NEW! Import DVD subtitle
NEW! Expandable Timeline
Overlay Video Distortion
NEW! Combine mask/chroma key with
transparency for overlays
NEW! Auto White Balance / Tone
NEW! DeBlock filter
NEW! DeSnow filter
Anti-Shake filter
NEW! Smart Package (Project Archive)
Audio Editing
Dolby® Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
Output device support
NEW! HD DVD author and burn
NEW! Microsoft® Zune™
iPod® & PSP®
File support
MPEG-2 HD
MPEG- 4
NEW! H.264
Bonus
InterVideo WinDVD 8 Player Software
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Working
with HD
VideoStudio 11 Plus
High-Definition video offers exceptional video quality that is catching the attention of consumers. However, HD also
presents challenges in terms of increased complexity and demands on PC resources. VideoStudio 11 Plus helps users
have a positive HD experience, whether capturing or importing their video, editing and authoring, or outputting it to
tape or disc.
HD workflow in the VideoStudio Editor
HD workflow in the Movie Wizard
Capture and Import HD
VideoStudio captures from the latest camcorders and devices, whether they record on tape, disc, hard drive or memory
card, and supports both HDV and AVCHD formats. Users can import MPEG-2 HD and WMV-HD files.
Edit HD
Editing HD is achieved either natively or by creating proxy files. AVCHD for instance, comes in 2 flavors: the hard-drive
camcorders produce a file with an .m2s extension, and the DVD versions produce an .m2ts file. In both cases,
VideoStudio converts these “transport stream” files during import from the camcorder to an editable format, without
affecting quality.
Output HD
VideoStudio 11 Plus can output the most important HD file formats for playback from hard drive or recording back to
HDV camcorder.
Author & Burn HD DVD
Authoring and burning high-definition video to HD DVD discs is now as easy as producing standard DVDs. HD
productions can be burned to HD DVDs, or to low-cost DVD discs on standard DVD burners. This creates a “3X DVD” that
holds about 40 minutes of full-res HD video, and plays back on an HD DVD player.
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What’s New
VideoStudio 11 Plus
What’s New Listing for
VideoStudio 11 available
from Ulead.com
End-to-end HD DVD
• Burn HD DVD authored projects or folders to HD DVD-R or
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DVD discs
AVCHD Camcorder Support - Import high definition video
from hard drive and disc-based AVCHD camcorders.
H.264 output support, in Baseline Profile for mobile
applications, as well as Main Profile.
Real-time HD Editing without proxies on high-spec
systems.
Enhanced Movie Wizard Templates
• Automatically create exciting movie-style openings using
your video clips in multiple animated frames, which you
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can personalize later.
Capture, edit and output full-resolution HD movies and discs.
Multi-layered Movie Wizard templates
Advanced Auto-correction
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Corrective Video Filters
o Auto Color & Tone will auto-correct the color
and tone of videos that were recorded in low
light or less than perfect white balance
conditions.
o DeBlock Filter cleans up video with blocky
compression artifacts, such as movies copied
from VCD.
o DeSnow Filter removes digital noise from your
videos shot in low light.
Overlay videos can have transparency, mask and
chroma key effects combined and can be cropped
on-screen to remove any unwanted elements.
New Auto Features
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DeBlock filter enhances
heavily-compressed video
Auto Subtitles in DV-to-DVD Wizard
Automatically add DV date and timestamp as you capture your videos, to instantly identify when it was shot.
Smart Project Package
Free up disc space by exporting your trimmed and edited project to a new folder, for efficient archiving of only the
clips that you have used in your final movie.
More Flexible User Interface
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Preview Window for overlays shows
original overlay image, making it easier to
adjust chroma key settings.
Expandable Timeline
Expand the timeline at a click of a button,
so that you can conveniently see all your
overlay tracks.
Place cue marks on the timeline to easily
mark where you want a title to start, or
perhaps some music to come in.
“My Favorites” folder in Transitions
Folder makes it easier to find the mostused transitions quickly.
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Preview window lets users adjust settings on original clips
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What’s New
VideoStudio 11 Plus
Expanded Title and Subtitle Support
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Multi-language titles such as double-byte Chinese, Japanese and Korean
characters supported.
Unicode character set supported to simplify multi-language titles.
Rotate titles directly in the preview window to any angle you like.
DVD Sub-Title Import lets you Import a subtitle set in the language
of your choice together with the video from a DVD.
Sync subtitles to downloaded movies, which often have subtitle files available
in .srt format that will automatically synch to the video when burning a DVD.
Position and rotate Titles
New Encoding Options
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MPEG Optimizer analyzes the bitrates of all clips on the timeline, and
suggests encoding settings to ensure the least re-rendering for the best
quality and speed.
Safely Pause rendering at any time when you need to do something that
requires more PC resources.
MPEG Optimizer takes the
guesswork out of encoding
Enhanced DVD Menus and Authoring
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Lots More Content. Movie Wizard Video & Slideshow Style Templates and
HD DVD menus.
Distort menu objects like buttons and overlays for creative effects.
Choose from a variety of menu styles
The Most Complete Solution
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Create Quality Movies for Mobile Devices and show them on the go.
Works with virtually any handheld device with MPEG-4, H.264 and WMV
templates for:
o Apple iPod
o Sony PSP™
o Zune™
o Nokia® mobile phones – including import from videophones
o Smartphones (Windows Mobile 5.0), PDAs and other portable devices.
Write back to HDV camcorder
Windows Vista™ Support for the latest-generation systems.
Intel® Core 2 Duo™ support – enjoy improved performance from dual-core CPUs.
Bonus Software
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InterVideo® WinDVD® 8 Silver is a great software DVD player that plays back any
video and audio files, including AVCHD.
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VideoStudio Launcher
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Three Ways to Make Movies
Shared by both VideoStudio 11 and VideoStudio 11 Plus, the Launcher makes things simple from the word go. It
offers users three ways to make movies and slideshows: The main VideoStudio Editor, the Movie Wizard and the
DV-to-DVD Wizard.
VideoStudio Editor gives
users all the tools they need to
produce great-looking home
movies. An easy, step-by-step
workflow helps people spend
their time being creative rather
than learning technical editing.
Movie Wizard is ideal for
users new to video editing.
Attractive theme templates
create professional opening
sequences. Users can quickly
create entertaining photo
slideshows with Smart Pan &
Zoom. The Movie Wizard
creates a complete movie on
only three steps.
The VideoStudio 11 Launcher
DV-to-DVD Wizard™ The
fastest way from DV camcorder
to DVD. As simple as hooking
up a camcorder and choosing
the clips you want, in just two
steps the Wizard delivers a
finished DVD complete with
menus, titles, transitions and
music.
This Reviewer’s Guide starts by looking at the DV-to-DVD Wizard & Movie Wizard and then talks about the VideoStudio
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DV-to-DVD Wizard
For users who want to transfer a group of clips from tape to DVD – or simply burn
an entire tape to DVD – the DV-to-DVD Wizard is the fastest way to go.
Select “Burn whole tape”,
and the DV-to-DVD Wizard
will burn the entire tape
on to a DVD in one pass.
To start, users hook up their DV camcorder and click Start Scan. The software scans the tape at
up to 11x speed depending on the camcorder. Users can then review the thumbnails to select
the clips they want included on their disc. The next step is to select a theme template, choose
quality and burning options, and click “Start”
DV-to-DVD Wizard now goes to work capturing the selected clips, applying a movie template,
authoring a DVD with a menu, and burning a finished DVD – all of which happens with no further input needed from
the user.
(For users who really just want to get the contents of an entire tape on to a DVD in a hurry, the Burn whole tape
feature burns directly from tape to DVD, eliminating the scanning and selection steps.)
Finally, users can save the scan results, called digests, for reference or re-use. Printing the digests is a great way to
create a record of all the shots on a tape.
Quick Scan Digest
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Movie Wizard
The Movie Wizard automatically creates finished movies and slideshows in just three
steps. It is ideal for users new to video editing or when they just want to quickly
produce a DVD for family and friends. Making a slideshow, or video, or a
combination of the two, is simple.
The Movie Wizard provides complete capture tools, including capturing from HDV
and importing from AVCHD camcorders in VideoStudio 11 Plus.
NEW! Also found in the VideoStudio 11 Plus Movie Wizard are Multi-overlay
Templates. These take the first clip from the video or slideshow, and
automatically create a sophisticated picture-in-picture opening sequence with
music and motion. It would take hours to create this in a traditional
“professional” editing package!
What’s New in the Movie Wizard
• HD support
• Multiple-overlay templates
The Movie Wizard gives users a
wide choice of movie templates.
The VideoStudio11 Plus Movie Wizard
now supports multiple overlay tracks.
Easy Slideshows
To make a slideshow, users insert digital photos, arrange them in the order that they like, choose a suitable template
and customize the titles. The Movie Wizard does the rest. Users get a slideshow complete with pan & zoom effects and
transitions.
For simple slideshow, VideoStudio
offers templates with a minimum
of effects, including several with
no titles or openings at all.
Special templates for slideshows
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Movie Wizard
Editing Videos in the Movie Wizard
The Movie Wizard also offers the Multi-Trim Editor with AccuCut Editing and, in the VideoStudio
11 Plus Movie Wizard, the Ad-Zapper, for picking the best scenes from longer clips and removing
commercials from captured TV programs.
Output Options
The final step in the Movie Wizard is output.
Users can choose to Create
Video File on their hard drive,
to play on their PC or output to
the Web or a mobile device.
Running the Create Disc function lets users author and
burn a DVD. Authoring will be covered later in this
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DVD Menu Authoring
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Even experienced editors often use the Wizard to get a
project started, and then choose the option Edit in
Ulead VideoStudio Editor. This imports the entire
project into the editor, with full control over overlays,
music, titles, and more.
VideoStudio Editor
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Movie Wizard
”Clipshows” – Easy-to-make Combination Photo/Video Slideshows
Digital cameras are getting better at shooting video, making it easier to capture both still and motion images of people,
places and events.
The VideoStudio Movie Wizard is perfect for combining still images and video clips into photo/video “clipshows.”
The new “Import from Mobile Device” feature makes it easy to grab photos and video from cameras, video enabled
cell phones and other devices.
For video clips, the interface provides thumbnail or enlarged playback as well as trimming options.
Users can drag both still images and video directly into the
Movie Wizard storyboard. Movie Wizard templates
automatically apply transitions between both video clips and
images. Depending on the template, Pan & Zoom effects are
applied to the still images.
It’s easy to adjust the relative volume of any audio from the
video clips, and, like any Movie Wizard project, users just
have to update the opening and closing titles and they’re set.
Still image + video clip projects are fast to make and
great to watch. A terrific way to get more from
digital media!
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VideoStudio Editor
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The VideoStudio Editor gives users all the tools they need to produce great-looking
home movies. Always at the forefront of technology, the VideoStudio Editor provides
powerful features, broad format support and unrivalled ease-of-use.
The first thing to notice is the layout of the program along to the top of the
screen, with the editing process broken down into seven steps from capture
to share.
Capture
VideoStudio’s capture tools feature
straightforward, easy-to-use controls to
capture from a variety of sources, such
as DV and analog camcorders, DVD
camcorders and TV tuner cards.
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What’s New in the VideoStudio Editor
• AVCHD camcorder support
• HD DVD authoring and burning
• Expandable Timeline
• Auto White balance and exposure
• DeBlock & DeSnow filters
• Preview Window for overlays
• MPEG Optimizer
• Smart Package
Current HDV camcorders from major manufacturers are supported in
VideoStudio 11 Plus. Capturing HDV as simple and straightforward as
capturing DV.
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Support for DVB-T and other TV tuner/capture devices enables capture of standard and high-definition video from
next generation digital TV broadcasts.
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Grabbing photos and video directly from a mobile device is easy with the Import from Mobile device function.
VideoStudio 11 Plus specifically supports importing video from Nokia Video Phones.
Import from AVCHD and DVD
AVCHD Import: VideoStudio 11 Plus imports AVCHD from
Sony or Panasonic cameras by connecting directly to the
camera, and recognizing the DVD file structure on the
hard drive, DVD disc or SD card. This makes it easy to
select and import just the clips you want.
In the Capture setup, select Import from DVD/DVD-VR,
then click on IMPORT and find the AVCHD device. During
import, VideoStudio will seamlessly import the AVCHD
H.264 video in an editable format, without quality loss.
Users can also import DVD video directly from a DVD
disc or from DVD Folders copied to a PC hard drive.
NEW! When importing from DVD, DVD Sub-Title capture lets you
import the subtitles in the language of your choice from a DVD, and
embeds them with the video.
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VideoStudio Editor
Powerful Editing
Enhanced Timeline View
In VideoStudio 11 Plus, users have up to 6 overlay tracks available. This is useful to create plenty of impressive picturein-picture and montage effects.
Clicking the Expand button expands the timeline view,
so the user can see all the overlay tracks for accurately
positioning overlays and audio.
Expand Button
The Multi-Trim Editor
The Multi-Trim Editor has always been praised as the fastest way to trim
multiple clips out of a long piece of video. It is also well suited for general
trimming.
In VideoStudio 11 Plus, Multi-Trim editing also includes Ad-Zapper, a scanning
tool that runs through a clip and automatically detects the TV commercials. Ad-Zapper splits ads off as separate clips
so they can be deleted singly or in groups.
Ad-Zapper finds
ad breaks for
removal.
AccuCut Zoom
and Jog/Shuttle
Controls are
responsive,
making it easy
to find cut points
on long clips.
Extract multiple
segments from
clips.
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VideoStudio Editor
NEW! White Balance and Auto Tone
Having those great party shots on tape somehow isn’t as
satisfying if it’s all dark and you can’t see a thing, or those lovely
baby shots are all blue because the camera didn’t adjust the
white balance properly.
Clicking on Color Correction opens the White balance & Auto-Tone
dialog where users can automatically correct the color and tonal
range (curves) of videos that were recorded in low light or poor
white balance conditions.
The White balance tool includes an eyedropper with
which users can select a white point to adjust the rest
of the color in the image, as well as presets for
common lighting conditions.
Auto Tone Adjustment evens out the exposure range for video with contrast problems or which was shot in low light.
These tools were adapted from the HDR technology in Ulead’s flagship image editor, PhotoImpact.
NEW! Overlay Preview Window
There is a new overlay preview feature which shows the original clip in a small window, making it much easier to
experiment with different white balance settings until the desired effect is achieved.
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VideoStudio Editor
Video Filters
The quality of video that users wish to work with varies greatly. Backing up old VHS tapes to DVD is an excellent way
to preserve family memories, but tape degrades and the resulting images are often noisy and grainy.
Also, people often want to repurpose digital footage that has been compressed a few times, leaving blocky artifacts on
the screen. VideoStudio 11 has several corrective filters to o get the best from heavily compressed or older material.
NEW! DeBlock Filter cleans up video with blocky compression
artifacts, such as movies copied from VCD or the internet.
DeBlock Filter
NEW! DeSnow Filter removes digital noise from video shot in
poor light or copied from analog sources.
DeSnow Filter
Also very welcome is the Anti-Shake Filter. Shaky video is
probably the most common problem inexperienced users
experience. This filter helps to smooth things out for them.
Anti-Shake Filter
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VideoStudio Editor
Transitions
VideoStudio has over 150 preset transition effects that users can drag from the library and drop between clips.
Virtually all are customizable in some fashion.
Some of the most interesting are the Mask Transitions. These produce soft-edged wipes and transitions in all kinds of
shapes like leaves, snowflakes and arrows that are highly customizable.
Mask Transitions let users match transitions to content
Users can use the supplied
masks or create their own
color or b&w bitmaps for
use with mask transitions.
NEW! My Favorites Folder
Under Transitions, there is now a
“My Favorites” Folder where users
can save the transitions they use
most often.
Other innovative transition effects include Flashback, combining glow effects with fades, and Album transitions that
let users turn pages between scenes.
Album Transition
NEW! “Apply to all” transitions
Right-click on any transition in the library
and apply to the entire project. Users
can even choose to “Replace all”, or
apply only to remaining cuts – so the
transitions you chose before are not
removed.
Double clicking a transition in the
Library automatically inserts it into the
first open space in the current project.
Save time by applying transitions to multiple clips.
In Preferences (F6) users can set a
default transition when clips are added
to projects.
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VideoStudio Editor
Overlays
With six overlay tracks, users can get creative with, say, four videos in picture-in-picture, plus a frame and even a Flash
animation effect. VideoStudio offers a great deal of flexibility for overlays, including resizing and, in VideoStudio 11
Plus, distorting clips. Overlays can now also have combined effects, such as transparency and chroma key.
Motion, spin and fade controls.
Green handles distort video.
Yellow handles resize.
Mark-in / mark-out points set overlay pause duration.
NEW! When adjusting overlay clips,
VideoStudio 11 and VideoStudio 11 Plus now
offer the very useful Preview Window for
overlays which shows the original overlay
image, making it easier to adjust chroma key
and other settings.
Overlay Objects & Frames
The VideoStudio library includes a set of Flash animations, clip-art
decorations and frames to use in overlay tracks.
Overlay tracks support alpha channel graphics so it’s easy to create additional
overlay objects.
Mask and Chroma Key
The Chroma Key feature automatically detects the background color of clips, so users can do their own magic overlay
effects. The background does not have to be green or blue – any solid-color wall will do. It also offers the option to
crop off extra bits from the edges.
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VideoStudio Editor
Titles
Creating titles is as easy as dragging a preset title from the library onto the title track, or just double-clicking the
preview window and typing.
Users can overlay several titles at once, each with
different font, style, border, shadow and transparency
settings, and animation behavior! Titles can have solid
or gradient backdrops.
Stroking (outlining) of on-screen text provides for more
legible titles. Users can also import and export project
titles in standard subtitle format.
Individual titles may be animated separately to fly,
swing or fade - in 8 different animation styles with
hundreds of variations.
Gridlines help with positioning titles on screen. Mark-in and markout points on the navigation panel control title animation pauses.
Titles can now also be rotated for a more unique look.
Style presets
The Title Library provides ready-to-customize
titles in a variety of styles.
Position and rotate titles
NEW! The Unicode character set enables multi-language titles, with
double-byte Chinese, Japanese and Korean characters now
supported.
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VideoStudio Editor
Audio
In the Audio tab, users can add audio to the Music and Voice tracks. VideoStudio can
import audio clips in common formats, rip tracks from audio CDs, and record voiceovers on-the-fly using a microphone.
Importing from audio CDs supports CD information from the Internet, such as track
titles, artists, genres and dates.
Users can adjust the Playback Speed, and
apply Audio Filters, including Remove Noise
to clean up tracks, plus Volume Leveling and
Reverb to enhance the sound. A Pitch Shift
filter raises or lowers the key of audio clips
without altering their length.
CD info from the Internet
Auto music
The Auto Music tab in the Options Panel shows the Auto Music Maker
by SmartSound (www.smartsound.com). VideoStudio provides a
library of 26 royalty-free music styles, each with a range of variations.
The Auto Music function, like Audio Filters, is only available when
VideoStudio is in Timeline View. The greatest advantage of using
SmartSound is that it will create a complete piece of music with a
beginning, middle and end, and match it exactly to the length of your
project. If the user drags it longer or shorter, it will continue to retain its
correct musical structure.
SmartSound Auto Music creates royaltyfree soundtracks automatically.
Audio View
Switching to Audio view opens the Surround
Sound Mixer.
The Surround Sound Mixer lets users adjust the
levels or steer audio of individual audio tracks.
Selecting the track icon on the left of the panel
changes the color of the icon in the sound field.
Audio view also enables waveform display.
Selecting a track in audio view changes the
rubber band line to Red. Users can add key
frames directly in the timeline to change audio
levels.
Changing to Project mode in the Navigation Panel (or clicking the Play
button in the Surround Sound Mixer) changes the rubber band line to
Blue. In Blue mode, users can change levels for the entire track by
positioning the scrub line at the beginning of the track and adjusting
the Mixer sliders. This is the technique used in tip presented to the
right.
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Your Own Surround Tracks!
A simple technique for
creating 5.1 tracks for home movies with
background music: Leave the audio from
the camcorder video untouched, then
select the background music in the music
track. Zero the center channel level and
reduce the overall level by 6 or 12 db.
This will play the camcorder (dialogue)
mostly on the center channel, while
providing a pleasing surround experience
of the background music.
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VideoStudio Editor
Share
The Share tab provides all the options for outputting video.
Create Video File
VideoStudio 11’s wide file format support ensures highquality output to WMV or MPEG-4 templates for iPod, PSP
and other mobile devices. It also includes several highdefinition video formats, such as MPEG-2 HD, HDV and
WMV-HD.
The custom option gives users access to full codec settings.
Users can create new presets in the Make Movie Manager in the Tools menu.
Share Options Panel
NEW! MPEG Optimizer
When choosing MPEG as the output format, VideoStudio will analyze the
video on the timeline and make an intelligent recommendation which
frame size and bitrate to use, to ensure the most efficient encoding.
Export to Mobile device
Choose from a selection of MPEG-4 and WMV presets and then invoke
the Mobile device interface to find connected devices. It directly
supports iPod, Zune, PSP, Nokia Video Phones, and PDAs.
Share Video Online
Upload videos to sharing site Neptune.com. (Users can also use sites
like YouTube’s own uploading utilities.)
DV/HDV recording
Connect an HDV or DV camcorder and write back
to tape. VideoStudio 11 supports writing back to
DVD camcorders while VideoStudio 11 Plus allows
users to write to both DV and HDV camcorders.
DV and HDV Recording
Smart Project Package
When users are done with their project, the Smart Project Package tool in
the File menu backs up a complete folder with project file and all related
media where you can archive it and easily recover it for further editing.
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DVD and HD DVD Authoring
Create Disc
VideoStudio has matured into a powerful DVD authoring tool
and shares many of the advanced authoring features found in
Ulead DVD MovieFactory 6, including support for high
definition HD DVD discs in VideoStudio 10 Plus.
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Add media to DVD projects from a variety of sources including
VideoStudio project files, existing video clips, non-copyprotected video from AVCHD, DVD-Video or DVD-VR discs and,
as in the Capture and Share steps, video from mobile devices.
Users choose a
disc format from
a list in the
bottom left hand
corner of the
authoring wizard, where they can also switch
between standard and widescreen aspect ratios
for DVDs.
Creating 3X DVD Discs
This is just one of the really cool things users can do in VideoStudio 11 Plus. Capture and edit HD footage, select HD
DVD in preferences, and author an HD DVD project. In the final burning step, all you need to do is insert a standard
DVD, and VideoStudio will burn a “DVD 3X” disc that can play about 20 minutes of HD video on an HD DVD player like
the Toshiba HD-A1 or the Xbox 360 add-on player. It will also play full-res HD on your PC with a software player such
as WinDVD 8 HD DVD.
Menu Authoring
VideoStudio now provides full creative control over menu
elements. Users can resize, reposition, rotate and even distort
menu buttons and text on-screen.
VideoStudio 11 provides a great-looking selection of
professionally-designed 16:9 widescreen and 4:3 menu
templates, simple click-and-type on-screen text entry, and
the ability to create moving menu backgrounds and button
labels.
Menu objects and text can be freely
positioned, rotated and distorted for an
eye-catching layout.
Users can add motion filters or Pan &
Zoom effects to bring still image
menu backgrounds to life.
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Product Tour
DVD and HD DVD Authoring
The Perfect Menu Every Time
VideoStudio 11 comes with a rich set of DVD Menu
templates in both 4:3 and 16:9 that can be used as is,
or freely customized.
Mix and match from over 110 background images, 11
layouts, 11 sets of navigation buttons, and 12 frame
types, for literally millions of possible combinations!
For users, that means fresh menu designs that perfectly
suit their videos, every time!
Unique! SmartScene Menus feature one
large preview screen for the movie titles on
a DVD.
Unique! Menu Transitions
Menu-in and Menu-out transitions give DVDs smooth, professional transitions from menus to video contents and back.
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Product Tour
DVD and HD DVD Authoring
Preview and Burn
Users can preview menu behavior at any stage of the authoring process.
Preview
Window &
Playback
Controls
Preview button
Return to menu
authoring
Choose the disc burner and/or select the folder to output video files or a disc image.
Everything can
go on one disc:
video, as well as
data files or
documents
Adjust output
settings, including
high-quality 2-pass
MPEG encoding
Click BURN and sit back while
VideoStudio does the rest!
VideoStudio 11 Plus - Bonus Software
InterVideo® WinDVD® 8 Player
(Silver version)
The World’s #1 DVD Playback Software
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Universal Player
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Superior Audio & Video Technologies
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Visualizations & interactive panel
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Play back AVCHD Camcorder discs or files
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Summary
Ulead VideoStudio 11 and VideoStudio 11 Plus are video editing and DVD authoring software that lets anyone do
more with video. Both packages offer users a complete array of easy-to-use tools to edit video and author discs.
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With VideoStudio 11, new users have an affordable, entry-level application that delivers a winning balance
between creativity and ease-of-use.
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VideoStudio 11 Plus offers a rich array of advanced editing features together with High-definition support for
users who are ready to take their videos to the next level.
Thank you for taking the time to review Ulead VideoStudio 11 and VideoStudio 11 Plus. For further information, please
visit www.corel.com or www.ulead.com.
Pricing and Availability
Ulead VideoStudio 11 and VideoStudio 11 Plus will be available in late April, 2007.
The suggested retail prices for the box and download editions are:
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Ulead VideoStudio 11 $89.99
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Ulead VideoStudio 11 Plus $128.99
Upgrades to Ulead VideoStudio 11 Plus will be available in a download version.
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VideoStudio 11 Plus ESD Upgrade $59.99
Users may upgrade from:
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VideoStudio 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10
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Ulead Movie Wizard 1 & 2
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Ulead Video ToolBox 2 HE & ME
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System
Requirements
VideoStudio 11 Plus
System Requirements (for general and Proxy HDV Editing)
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Intel® Pentium® 4 (equivalent) or higher recommended
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Microsoft® Windows® XP SP2 Home Edition/Professional, Windows® XP Media Center Edition, Windows®
XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows Vista™
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512 MB (1GB RAM recommended)
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1 GB of available hard disk space for program installation
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Windows-compatible sound card (multi-channel sound card for surround sound support recommended)
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Windows-compatible CD-ROM for installation
Non-Proxy HDV editing requires:
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Intel® Pentium® 4 3.0 GHz or higher with Hyper-Threading technology
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Microsoft® Windows® XP (Service Pack 2 for HDV camcorder support)
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1 GB of RAM (2GB or more recommended)
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16X PCI Express™ display adapter
Input/Output Device Support
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1394 FireWire cards for use with DV/D8/HDV camcorders
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Support for OHCI Compliant IEEE-1394
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Analog capture cards for analog camcorders (VFW & WDM support for XP and Broadcast Driver Architecture support
for Vista)
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Analog and Digital TV capture device (Broadcast Driver Architecture support)
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USB capture devices, PC cameras, and DVD/hard drive/AVCHD camcorders *
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Windows® compatible HD DVD, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, DVD-RAM or CD-R/RW drive
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Apple iPod with video, Sony PSP, Pocket PC, Smartphone, Nokia Mobile phone, Microsoft® Zune™
Input File Format Support
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Video: AVI, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, M2T, MPEG-4, H.264, QuickTime, Windows Media Format, DVR- MS, MOD (JVC MOD
File Format), 3GPP**, 3GPP2**
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Audio: Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, MP3, MPA, QuickTime, WAV, Windows Media Format.
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Images: BMP, CLP, CUR, EPS, FAX, FPX, GIF87a, ICO, IFF, IMG, JP2, JPC, JPG, PCD, PCT, PCX, PIC, PNG, PSD, PXR, RAS,
SCT, SHG, TGA, TIF/TIFF, UFO, UFP, WMF
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Disc: DVD, Video CD (VCD), Super Video CD (SVCD)
Output File Format Support
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Video: AVI, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, M2T (MPEG Transport Stream) MPEG-4, H.264, QuickTime, Real Media, Windows
Media Format, 3GPP**, 3GPP2**
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Audio: Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, MPA, WAV, Windows Media Format.
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Images: BMP, JPG
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Disc: HD DVD, DVD, Video CD (VCD), Super Video CD (SVCD)
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Media: CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R Dual Layer, DVD+R Double Layer, HD DVD.
*AVCHD supports import directly from camcorder or DVD disc only
** Plug-in required
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