Corel® VideoStudio® 2018
User Guide
Including VideoStudio Pro and VideoStudio Ultimate
Contents
Quick start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
What’s new in Corel VideoStudio 2018? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
System requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Supported file formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Hardware acceleration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Preparing for video editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Installing and uninstalling the application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Starting and quitting the application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Updating the application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Corel Support Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
About Corel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Learning resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Documentation conventions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Using the Help system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Corel VideoStudio 2018 User Guide PDF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Understanding VideoStudio terminology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Learning with video tutorials. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Using Web-based resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Workspace tour. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Exploring the workspaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Switching between workspaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
The Welcome book. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Using the Player panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Using the toolbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Customizing the workspace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Changing the application language. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Capture and import . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
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Using the Options panel in the Capture workspace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Capturing videos and photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Capturing digital video (DV) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Using DV Quick Scan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Capturing analog video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Importing from digital media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Scanning and splitting scenes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Project basics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Creating new projects and opening projects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Setting project properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Creating custom profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Using Smart Proxy for a faster, smoother editing experience. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Previewing your project or clips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Undoing and redoing actions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Showing and hiding grid lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Saving projects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Saving projects by using Smart Package . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Adding cues and chapters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Templates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Using Instant Project templates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Split screen video templates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Organize and find media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Using the Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Sorting, viewing, and filtering clips in the Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Resizing thumbnails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Tagging files as 3D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Timeline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Switching between Timeline views. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Showing and hiding tracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Adding and swapping tracks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
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Renaming tracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Adjusting track height . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Grouping and ungrouping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Using Ripple Editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Edit media. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Using the Options panel in the Edit workspace. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Converting multiple files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Adding video clips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Adding photos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Rotate a video or photo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Crop a video or photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Resizing/scaling a video or photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Time remapping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Modifying video playback speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Using Freeze Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Replacing media clips. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Trimming a clip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Using Split by Scene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Trimming video into multiple clips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Saving trimmed clips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Taking a snapshot from a video clip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Adjusting the color and tone of clips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Adjusting white balance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Lens Correction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Pan and zoom for video and photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Working with the Mask Creator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Track transparency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
360 video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Adding audio files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Using Audio Ducking to automatically adjust volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
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Splitting an audio track from a video clip. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Using Auto Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Balancing the volume of multiple clips with Normalize Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Adjusting clip volume. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Trimming and cutting audio clips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Stretching audio duration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Applying fade-in/out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Using the Sound Mixer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Adjusting stereo channels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Using the Surround Sound Mixer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Mixing Surround Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Duplicating an audio channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Applying audio filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Titles and subtitles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Using the Title Safe area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Adding titles using the Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Adding titles with the Subtitle Editor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Formatting text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Applying text effects and animation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Converting titles to image and animation files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
3D Title Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
3D Title Editor workspace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Creating and editing 3D titles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Transitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Adding transitions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Saving and deleting transitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Adding color clips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Adding color patterns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Adding backgrounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
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Adding objects or frames . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Adding Flash animations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Customizing objects, frames, and animations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Video filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Applying filters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Marking filters as favorites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Applying multiple filters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Customizing filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Overlay clips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Adding clips to overlay tracks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Adjusting overlay clips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Combining Overlay clips to create an Ultra HD (4K) video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Applying motion to an overlay clip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Adjusting the overall transparency of overlay clips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Adding borders to overlay clips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Blending overlay clips with the background . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Adding a mask frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Using video masks with overlay clips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Motion tracking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Tracking motion of video objects. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Matching motion to a tracking path . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Customizing motion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Tracking paths. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Adjusting tracking paths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Using objects on tracking paths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Using the Path Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Painting Creator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Working with Painter Creator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Switching between Painting Creator modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
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Creating images and animations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Live screen capture. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Starting a screen capture project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
Recording your screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
FastFlick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Creating a FastFlick project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Selecting a template (FastFlick) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Adding media clips (FastFlick). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Editing titles (FastFlick). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Adding music (FastFlick) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Applying Pan & Zoom effects (FastFlick) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Setting movie duration (FastFlick) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Saving to video files for computer playback (FastFlick) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Uploading to the Web (FastFlick) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Editing your movie in VideoStudio (FastFlick) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176
Making FastFlick templates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Terminology for FastFlick templates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Rules for creating FastFlick templates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Creating FastFlick templates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Stop motion animation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
How to create a stop motion project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
Stop motion settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
Opening and importing files for stop motion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
Using the DSLR Enlarge Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
Multi-Camera editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
The Multi-Camera Editor workspace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
Basic steps in multi-camera editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
Importing video and audio clips into the Multi-Camera Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
Synchronizing video and audio clips in multi-camera projects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
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Choosing an audio source for your multi-camera project. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
Editing multiple clips to create a multi-camera compilation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190
Adding picture-in-picture (PIP) in the Multi-Camera Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
Managing multi-camera source files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
Saving and exporting your multi-camera project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
Using Smart Proxy with the Multi-Camera Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
Save and share . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Choosing a sharing option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Saving to video files for computer playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
Saving to video files for mobile devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Saving HTML5 video files. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
Uploading to the Web . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
Creating 3D video files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
Creating video files from part of a project (trimmed). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202
Creating sound files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202
Working with custom profiles in the Share workspace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
Burn discs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
Saving a project to disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
Assembling files. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
Adding and editing chapters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
Editing a menu template . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
Creating advanced menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
Previewing your movie and menu before burning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213
Burning your project onto a disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
Copying a disc image file. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
Creating disc labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219
Shortcuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225
Menu command shortcuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225
Workspace shortcuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225
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Navigation area shortcuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225
Timeline shortcuts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226
Multi-trim Video shortcuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227
Layout settings shortcuts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227
Screen capture shortcuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227
Other Shortcuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227
DV-to-DVD Wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229
Scanning for scenes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229
Applying templates and burning to DVDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230
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Quick start
If you want to dive into Corel VideoStudio right away, this tutorial will walk you through the
key tasks. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to:
• Import video clips to the Library
• Add your clips and photos
• Review and trim your video clips
• Add titles
• Apply transitions
• Add music
• Save and share
The same basic steps can be applied to create a photo slideshow or any multimedia
presentation that includes photos, video clips, and music.
For a quick movie, try the FastFlick. For more information, see “FastFlick” on page 171.
For more details about starting movie projects, see “Project basics” on page 39.
Import video clips to the Library
Let’s start with the most common situation—the shoot is done and you’ve transferred your
video clips and photos from your camera to your computer. We can open Corel VideoStudio,
and jump directly to the Edit workspace and the Library.
The Library is the source for all your media, including video clips, photos, and music. It also
houses templates, transitions, effects, and a variety of other media assets that you can use in
your projects.
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1 Click the Edit tab
at the top of the application window to open the Edit
workspace. The Library panel appears in the upper right corner of the application.
2 Create a folder for your project to keep all your videos together by clicking the Add a
new folder button
.
3 Type a name for the folder.
4 At the top of the Library, click the Import Media Files button
and photos that you want to use, and click Open.
, select the video clips
Note that the buttons at the top of the Library can be enabled and disabled to filter the
thumbnails by video, photos, and music. If you don’t see the media you expect to see, check
the state of these media buttons.
Add your clips and photos
Adding clips and photos to a video project is as easy as dragging thumbnails for the video
clips and photos that you want to use from the Library to the Timeline.
If you’re looking for a way to get polished results quickly, you can use an Instant Project
template. For more information, see “Using Instant Project templates” on page 49.
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Review and trim your video clips
The key to a successful video is to keep it short enough to hold your viewer’s interest. Let’s
review and trim the video clips.
1 In the Edit workspace, click a video clip in the Timeline.
2 In the Navigation area of the Player panel, click Clip, and click the Play button.
3 After you review the clip, drag the orange Trim Marker from the original starting
position to the new starting position. The Scrubber moves to the selected frame and this
frame displays in the Preview Window.
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1. Trim Marker (one on each end). 2. Scrubber.
4 Now drag the second Trim Marker from the original end position to the new end
position.
5 Click Play.
Note: Changes made to files imported into the Library do not affect the original files.
You can also trim video clips in the Timeline itself by dragging the end handles of a clip.
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Want to edit a section in the middle? Try Multi-Trim Video. For more information, see
“Trimming video into multiple clips” on page 81.
Add titles
Now let’s add a title.
1 Drag the Scrubber to the position you want.
2 Click the Title button
to the left of the Library thumbnails.
3 You can type directly in the Preview Window, but the easiest way to get a professionallooking title, is to drag one of the title thumbnails from the Library to the Title track in
the Timeline.
4 You can drag the title to any position in the Title track and adjust the duration of the title
by dragging the end handles of the clip.
5 To edit the title text, double-click the title clip in the Timeline, in the Preview Window,
select the text and type new text. Keep the text inside the box that displays near the
edges of the Preview Window (called the Title Safe area).
6 The Options panel displays to the right of the Library thumbnails. On the Edit page of
the Options panel, use any of the controls to format your title text. For example, you can
align the text and change the font, size, and color.
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Apply transitions
You can add transitions between clips or between photos. Transitions can be used to fade in
or fade out or to dissolve one photo into the next. There are many transition options to
choose from.
1 In the Library, click the Transition button .
2 Click the Gallery drop-list at the top of the Library, and choose All if you want to see
what is available.
3 Drag the thumbnail for the transition you want to the Timeline and place it between two
clips or photos.
If you want to apply the same transition between all clips and photos in the track, in the
Library, right-click the transition thumbnail, and choose Apply current effect to video
track. You will be warned about replacing any existing transitions.
Add music
You can add songs from your computer by dragging a music file from the Library to the
Music track. You can also use Auto Music to choose royalty-free music to your project.
1 On the Timeline toolbar, click the Auto Music button .
1 In the Auto Music area that displays in the Options panel, experiment with different
choices in the drop-lists and click Play selected Song to listen to the selection.
2 To add your selection to the Timeline, click Add to Timeline.
3 The music is added to the Music track, and as with other clips, you can drag it to a new
position in the Timeline and trim it by dragging the end handles.
4 To fade the music at the end of your project, click the Fade-out button
Music area.
in the Auto
Note that with any audio clips, or video clips that include sound, you can control the volume
of the clips. For more information about adjusting audio, see “Audio” on page 99.
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Save and share
When you’re finished with your project, you can save it and share it in a variety of ways. For
this tutorial, we’ll upload it directly to the Web.
Before sharing, it’s important to save a version of your project to the native *.vsp format. This
will give you maximum flexibility if you choose to edit your project later or if you want to
output it to a different format.
1 Click the Share tab
to view the Share workspace.
2 Click File > Save, choose a location from the Save in box, and type a name in the File
name box.
3 To share your video on the Web, click the Web button , then click YouTube,
Facebook, Flickr, or Vimeo, and click Log In to sign in to your account or to create an
account. After you sign in and approve the link between Corel VideoStudio and the
account, choose the settings you want for your video upload and click Start.
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Welcome
Welcome to Corel® VideoStudio®, the surprisingly creative video-editing software that lets
you produce impressive video projects, regardless of your skill level. Corel VideoStudio
provides a complete set of tools for capturing, editing, and sharing your video, slideshow,
and multimedia projects.
The availability of features depends on the version of the software that you have. For
more information, please see www.videostudiopro.com/compare.
This section contains the following topics:
• What’s new in Corel VideoStudio 2018?
• System requirements
• Hardware acceleration
• Preparing for video editing
• Installing and uninstalling the application
• Starting and quitting the application
• Updating the application
• Corel Support Services
• About Corel
What’s new in Corel VideoStudio 2018?
New creative features as well as enhancements to favorite features means that you can create
stunning videos faster in Corel VideoStudio. The key updates are listed below.
New! Video editing shortcuts
In VideoStudio 2018, we’ve enhanced the tools you use most often! Easily crop, resize, and
position your media directly in the preview pane. Snap your media in place with new Smart
Guide alignment tools. The entire toolkit is faster and easier to access.
New! Streamlined Timeline editing
The updated Timeline puts common editing controls at your fingertips and lets you
customize the toolbar, providing instant access to the tools you love to use. Mute tracks
directly on the timeline and preview edits as you make any adjustments. Focus in on your
edits and adjust the height of your timeline tracks with brand new controls. Making custom
motions? You can now edit with new full screen editing windows to get even closer to the
action.
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New! Lens Correction tools
VideoStudio 2018 introduces new Lens Correction to quickly remove wide-angle camera
distortion, better known as a fisheye effect. Sometimes this is your preferred outtake from a
lively GoPro session, but other times it’s nice to have a quick way to remove the distortion.
VideoStudio adds new and intuitive controls to make this easy, freeing you up to focus on
the fun parts of video editing. For more information, see “Lens Correction” on page 86.
New to Ultimate! Split screen video and Template Creator
The creative possibilities with Split Screen video are limitless. Show multiple video streams
on screen simultaneously and create impressive videos to share the highlights from a recent
trip, event, or activity. Split the screen to add two video frames or create custom picture-inpicture effects. Drag and drop your videos into a range of templates, or create your own with
the Split Screen Template Creator—exclusive to Ultimate. For more information, see
“Templates” on page 49.
New to Ultimate! 3D Title Editor and motion titles
Add fun effects and create eye-catching titles with new 3D motion titles in VideoStudio
Ultimate 2018. Choose from built-in presets and templates for an immediate result or dive in
deeper and create custom motion titles with the new 3D Title Editor! Control textures,
lighting, motion, and more to create that dramatic cinematic opening you want to see. For
more information, see “3D Title Editor” on page 119.
New! Pan and Zoom controls
Take your audience on an adventure as you zoom into action or pan across the scene.
VideoStudio Ultimate 2018 adds more flexibility with new pan and zoom controls. Begin with
elegant presets to move across your video or zoom into your picture for the closeup it
deserves! Go beyond traditional keyframe editing—we’ve added new tools that enable you
to make adjustments to your pan and zoom motions as the video plays. For more
information, see “Pan and zoom for video and photos” on page 87.
Enhanced! 360° Video editing
Import your 360° video and start editing! Trim your footage, then add music, titles, and
effects in no time. New to VideoStudio 2018, preview your 360° video as you would on your
device. Navigate the new 360° video player, then export your 360° video to playback on your
virtual reality headset, upload directly to YouTube 360, or convert to standard video format
to control the angles seen. VideoStudio supports 360° equirectangular and spherical video
formats, and with expanded support for a wider selection of popular 360 video cameras. For
more information, see “360 video” on page 95.
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New! Premium effects from NewBlueFX (Ultimate)
Create a stunning title in seconds using the brand-new NewBlue Titler Pro 5 inside
VideoStudio Ultimate 2018! Apply one of more than 100 animated templates, then customize
the text, colors, and more for a powerful result. With video stabilization tools, color effects,
and other engaging extras, VideoStudio Ultimate has what you need to take your video to
the next level.
Enhanced! Stop motion animation
VideoStudio provides you with the controls you need to sync with your camera and capture
frames automatically. Preview and manage each frame captured with transparent layers to
show you your last frame captured and use the new overlay grid controls to help gauge
distance between each subtle movement. VideoStudio 2018 adds support for even more
Canon cameras and introduces support for Nikon cameras. Just plug in your camera and
start capturing images—Stop Motion will do the rest! For more information, see “Stop
motion animation” on page 181.
New! Chapter and cue points
Get right to the heart of your story in no time! VideoStudio 2018 has added the ability to add
cue points to your timeline to make editing so much simpler and to quickly reference points
of interest. Thinking of burning your next project to disc? Do it! Now plan your chapters right
inside the timeline. Just drop chapter markers as you edit, and when you export to disc, the
chapter points will be automatically identified. This is an incredible time-saving feature and
will expedite the process of building your menus. Better yet, enable hotkeys to set chapter
markers or cue points as the video plays. For more information, see “Adding cues and
chapters” on page 45.
Enhanced! Speed and performance
Edit smoother and render faster in VideoStudio 2018! VideoStudio is now optimized for the
latest video hardware acceleration technologies from Intel and nVidia, which improves
efficiencies and dramatically speeds up rendering to popular file formats. Enjoy faster and
smoother 4K editing and playback thanks to the innovative Smart Proxy technology. Your
original high resolution files are preserved for export, but you are able to work with smaller
files to improve speed and performance.
New! Formats and support
VideoStudio continues to track with the latest file formats and associated support. We’ve
added XAVC-s authoring to SD card, so you can export your video for playback directly on
your camera. If you’re interested in creating a Stop Motion animation, we’ve now added
support for Nikon cameras and expanded our support for even more Canon cameras. As 360
video grows in popularity, we continue to add support for the latest cameras and formats.
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Even import your footage from your mobile device and edit portrait videos without adding
irritating black bars!
New! Tutorials and learning materials
Get help when you need it—right inside the VideoStudio Welcome Book—with new tutorials
for VideoStudio 2018. Explore a wide range of helpful and inspirational tutorials designed for
both new and advanced users. Search for keywords and topics you want to learn more about
in the help files, or join the VideoStudio community and ask a question to learn from other
users with more hands-on experience.
System requirements
For optimal performance of Corel VideoStudio, make sure that your system meets the
recommended specifications. Note that some formats and features require specific hardware
or software (as indicated).
• Internet connection required for installation, registration and updates. Registration
required for product use.
• Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, 64-bit OS highly recommended
• Intel Core i3 or AMD A4 3.0 GHz or higher
• Intel Core i5 or i7 1.06 GHz or higher required for AVCHD & Intel Quick Sync Video
support
• Intel Core i7 or AMD Athlon A10 or higher for UHD, Multi-Camera or 360° video
• 4 GB of RAM or higher, 8+GB highly recommended for UHD, Multi-Camera, or 360°
video
• Minimum 256 MB VRAM, 512 MB or higher recommended for hardware decoding
acceleration
• HEVC (H.265) support requires Windows 10, supporting PC hardware or graphics card
and Microsoft HEVC video extension installed
• Program available for installation in 32 or 64-bit. Some features only available in 64-bit
(3D Title Editor, NewBlue Titler Pro, Boris Title Studio)
• Minimum display resolution: 1024 x 768
• Windows-compatible sound card
• Minimum 8 GB HDD space for full installation
• Digital download option available if DVD-ROM drive not available for installation
Accessories
• DVD burner for creating DVD and AVCHD discs
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Input Options
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Capture from DV, HDV and Digital8 camcorders or VCRs (requires a FireWire port)
Capture from analog camcorders with compatible analog capture card
Capture from USB capture devices, PC cameras, webcams
Import from AVCHD and other file-based camcorders, digital still cameras, mobile
devices and discs
Product specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.
For more details, visit: www.videostudiopro.com
Supported file formats
The supported file formats are listed below. Please review release notes for any updates to
supported files or visit www.videostudiopro.com for the latest list in the system requirements
section.
Import Formats
• Video: AVI, DivX*, DV, DVR-MS, HDV, HEVC (H.265), M2T, M2TS, M4V, MKV, MOD, MOV
(H.264), MPEG-1/-2/-4, MXF**, SWF*, TOD, UIS, UISX, WebM, WMV, XAVC, XAVC S, 3GP,
Non-encrypted DVD titles
• Audio: AAC, Aiff, AMR, AU, CDA, M4A, MOV, MP3, MP4, MPA, OGG, WAV, WMA
• Image: CLP, CUR, DCS, DCX, EPS, FAX, FPX, GIF87a, ICO, IFF, IMG, JP2, JPC, JPG, MAC,
MPO, MSP, PBM, PCT, PCX, PGM, PIC, PNG, PPM, PSD, PSPImage, PXR, RAS, SCI, SCT,
SHG, TGA, TIF/TIFF, UFO, UFP, WBM, WBMP, WMF, 001, Camera RAW
Export Formats
• Video: AVCHD, DV, HDV, AVI, MPEG-1/-2/-4, UIS, UISX, M2T, WebM, 3GP, HEVC (H.265),
WMV
• Device: Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad/TV, Sony PSP/PS3/PS4, Nintendo Wii, Microsoft Xbox
compatible formats
• Audio: AC3, M4A, OGG, WAV, WMA
• Image: BMP, JPG
Blu-ray Support
• Requires purchase of a separate plug-in from within the product
• Requires Blu-ray Disc reader and/or burner
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* DivX & SWF: DivX codec for DivX and Flash player for SWF are required to enable these
formats.
**VideoStudio Ultimate only
Hardware acceleration
Depending on your hardware specifications, Corel VideoStudio lets you optimize the
performance of your system by optimizing hardware acceleration.
Hardware decoder and encoder acceleration is supported only by Windows Vista and
later versions of the Windows operating system software and requires at least 512 MB
of VRAM.
To change hardware acceleration settings
1 Select Settings > Preferences [F6].
2 Click the Performance tab and select the following options under Editing Process and
File Creation:
• Enable Hardware Decoder acceleration — enhances editing performance and
improves clip and project playback by using video graphics acceleration technologies
of the computer’s available hardware
• Enable Hardware Encoder acceleration — improves the rendering time required for
producing your movies
Note: For optimum performance, VGA cards must support DXVA2 VLD mode with
Vertex and Pixel Shader 2.0 or later.
If you want the program to automatically detect the hardware acceleration capabilities
of your system and determine the optimum settings, select all hardware acceleration
options in Performance Optimization, including Enable hardware acceleration
optimization.
If the feature is not supported by your system, some hardware acceleration options will
be grayed out.
Preparing for video editing
Video editing tasks require a lot of computer resources. Your computer must be properly set
up to ensure successful capturing and smooth video editing. Below are some tips on how to
prepare and optimize your computer before you launch Corel VideoStudio.
• It is recommended that you close other applications when working with
Corel VideoStudio. To avoid interruptions while capturing, it is best to turn off any
automatically launched software.
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• If you have two hard drives in your system, it is recommended that you install
Corel VideoStudio to your system drive (usually C:) and store captured videos on your
other drive.
• It is recommended that you store video files on a dedicated hard drive.
• Increase the Paging File (Swap File) size to twice your amount of RAM.
When you are in Corel VideoStudio, you can choose settings that let you balance the quality
of the playback and the speed of the application. For example, is your playback fast but
fuzzy? Or is your playback too slow? The tips below can help you find the right settings in
Corel VideoStudio.
• Clearer, higher quality playback is available if your computer system meets or exceeds
the recommended system requirements. You can work with HD projects and you can
preview your project in HD. For more information, see “Setting project properties” on
page 40 and “Previewing your project or clips” on page 42.
• To speed up less powerful systems, consider using Smart Proxy and review the hardware
acceleration options. For more information, see “Using Smart Proxy for a faster,
smoother editing experience” on page 42 and “Hardware acceleration” on page 12.
Installing and uninstalling the application
You can install Corel VideoStudio from a disc or from installation files that you download.
To install Corel VideoStudio
1 Close any open applications.
2 Insert the DVD in the DVD drive or double-click the associated .exe file that you
downloaded.
If the disc-initiated setup does not start automatically, navigate to the DVD drive on your
computer, and double-click Setup.exe.
3 Follow the instructions on your screen.
Note: In addition to Corel VideoStudio, you might be prompted to install supporting
Windows extensions and third-party programs and drivers.
To uninstall Corel VideoStudio
1 Open the Windows Control Panel.
2 In the Programs category, click the Uninstall a program link.
3 In the Programs and Features window, click Corel VideoStudio 2018 in the list of
applications.
4 Click Uninstall/Change.
5 Follow the instructions on your screen.
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Starting and quitting the application
You can start Corel VideoStudio from the Windows desktop or Start menu, and quit the
program from the application window.
To start the application
• From the Windows Start menu or Start screen, choose Corel VideoStudio 2018.
To quit the application
• Click the Close button
in the upper-right corner of the application window.
Updating the application
You can check for and install product updates. Updates provide important new information
about your application.
To update the application
• Choose Help > Check for Updates.
Corel Support Services
Corel Support Services can provide you with prompt and accurate information about
product features, specifications, pricing, availability, services, and technical support options.
For the most current information on available support and professional services for your
Corel product, please visit www.corel.com/support.
About Corel
Corel is one of the world's top software companies, boasting some of the industry's bestknown graphics, productivity and digital media products. We've built a reputation for giving
customers more choice, and delivering solutions that are easy to learn and use. Our mission
is simple: help people achieve new levels of creativity and productivity.
Corel's product lines include CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite, Corel® Painter®, Corel®PaintShop®
Pro, Corel® VideoStudio®, MindManager®, Pinnacle Studio™, ReviverSoft®, Roxio Creator®,
Roxio® Toast™ and WinZip®. For more information on Corel, please visit www.corel.com.
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Learning resources
You can learn how to use Corel VideoStudio in various ways: by searching the Help or the
user guide, by accessing video tutorials in the Welcome tab, or by exploring the Corel
website (www.corel.com).
This section contains the following topics:
• Documentation conventions
• Using the Help system
• Corel VideoStudio 2018 User Guide PDF
• Understanding VideoStudio terminology
• Learning with video tutorials
• Using Web-based resources
Documentation conventions
The following table describes important conventions used in the Help.
Convention
Description
Example
Menu >Menu
command
A menu item followed by a menu
command
Click Settings > Preferences > Edit.
drop-list
A list of options that drops down when a
user clicks a down arrow button
Select a profile from the Profile drop-list.
A note containing information that is
important to the preceding steps. It may
describe conditions under which the
procedure can be performed.
Enable Flatten audio and background
video if your browser can only support a
single track for audio and video.
A tip containing suggestions for
performing the preceding steps. It may
present alternatives to the steps, or other
benefits and uses of the procedure.
For best results, use a tripod when you
shoot photos and videos that you want
to use in your stop motion animation
project.
Using the Help system
The Help that is available from within the program is the most comprehensive source of
information for Corel VideoStudio. The Help system provides two ways to find information.
You can choose a topic from the Contents page, or use the Search page to search for specific
words and phrases. You can also print topics from the Help.
An Internet connection is required to view the Help. If you work offline on a regular basis,
you can download a PDF copy of the information (Help > User Guide (PDF)).
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To use the Help system
1 Do one of the following:
• Click Help > Help topics.
• Press F1.
2 In the Help window, click one of the following tabs:
• Contents — lets you browse through topics in the Help
• Search — lets you search the full text of the Help for a particular word or phrase
(enclosed in quotation marks). For example, if you are looking for information about a
specific tool or command, you can type the name of the tool or command, such as
Trimming, to display a list of relevant topics.
Corel VideoStudio 2018 User Guide PDF
You can view the Corel VideoStudio 2018 User Guide PDF online or you can download it to
your computer or tablet. At any time, you can print the pages you want. You can find the PDF
in Help menu (Help > User Guide (PDF)).
Understanding VideoStudio terminology
Learn more about the language of video editing. We created a list of the most common
video editing terms used in Corel VideoStudio to help you out. What is a scrubber and what
does rendering mean? Find out by reading the “Glossary” on page 219.
Learning with video tutorials
The Welcome tab includes access to learning material, such as video tutorials (English only
for some video content), as well as free and paid content to help you expand your project
options in VideoStudio.
The Welcome book is accessed from the Welcome tab. Click Tutorials to explore the
collection of video tutorials. For more information, see “The Welcome book” on page 23.
You can also visit www.youtube.com/VideoStudioPro for more tutorials.
To open the Discovery Center window
• Choose Help  Video Tutorials.
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Using Web-based resources
From the Corel VideoStudio Help menu and the Corel website, you can access a number of
Web pages dedicated to customer support and communities. You can find resources such
as tutorials, tips, newsgroups, downloads, and other online resources.
To access Corel VideoStudio Web resources
• Use your Internet browser to go to www.videostudiopro.com/learn for tutorials,
community forums, and other resources
• Visit VideoStudio Facebook postings: https://www.facebook.com/corelvideostudio
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Workspace tour
Corel VideoStudio has three workspaces: Capture, Edit, and Share. These workspaces are
based on the key steps in the video-editing process. The customizable workspaces let you
rearrange the panels to suit your preferences and ensure that you have everything you need
at a glance.
This section presents the following topics:
• Exploring the workspaces
• Switching between workspaces
• The Welcome book
• Using the Player panel
• Using the toolbar
• Customizing the workspace
Exploring the workspaces
Corel VideoStudio Pro consists of three main workspaces, and a Welcome tab.
• Capture
• Edit
• Share
Each workspace contains specific tools and controls to help you accomplish the task at hand
quickly and efficiently.
For more information about the Welcome tab, see “The Welcome book” on page 23.
You can customize the size and position of the elements on your screen for full control of
your editing environment. For information about using a custom workspace layout, see
“Customizing the workspace” on page 27.
The Capture workspace
Media clips can be recorded or imported directly to your computer's hard drive. This step
allows you to capture and import video, photo, and audio clips.
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The Capture workspace consists of the following components:
1. Menu bar — provides various commands for customizing Corel VideoStudio, opening and
saving movie projects, working with individual clips, and more.
2. Preview Window — shows the current video being played in the Player panel.
3. Library panel — a storage depot for captured media clips.
4. Navigation area — provides buttons for playback and for precision trimming in the Player
panel.
5. Information panel — lets you view information about the files you are working with.
6. Capture Options — displays different media capture and import methods.
The Edit workspace
When you open Corel VideoStudio Pro, the Edit workspace appears as your default
workspace. The Edit workspace and the Timeline are the heart of Corel VideoStudio Pro,
where you can arrange, edit, trim, and add effects to your video clips.
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The Edit workspace consists of the following components:
1. Menu bar — provides various commands for customizing Corel VideoStudio, opening and
saving movie projects, working with individual clips, and more.
2. Preview Window — shows the current video being played in the Player panel and lets you
edit objects interactively.
3. Library panel — a storage depot for everything you need to create a movie, including
sample video, photo, and music clips, and your imported clips. It also includes templates,
transitions, titles, graphics, filters, and paths. The Options panel shares space with the
Library panel.
4. Navigation area — provides buttons for playback and for precision trimming in the Player
panel.
5. Toolbar — lets you choose from a variety of functions related to content in the Timeline.
6. Timeline panel — The Timeline is where you assemble the media clips for your video
project. For more information, see “Timeline” on page 59.
The Share workspace
The Share workspace lets you save and share your finished movie.
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The Share workspace consists of the following components:
1. Menu bar — provides various commands for customizing Corel VideoStudio, opening and
saving movie projects, working with individual clips, and more.
2. Preview Window — shows the current video being played in the Player panel.
3. Category selection area — lets you choose between Computer, Device, Web, Disc, and
3D movies output categories. For HTML5 projects, you can choose HTML5 and Corel
VideoStudio project.
4. Format area — provides a selection of file formats, profiles, and descriptions. For Web
sharing, it displays the settings for your account.
5. Navigation area — provides buttons for playback and for precision trimming in the Player
panel.
6. Information area — lets you view the information about the output location and provides
an estimate of the file size.
Switching between workspaces
Corel VideoStudio simplifies the process of creating movies by organizing the controls you
need into three workspaces that correspond to the different steps in the video-editing process.
Media clips can be recorded or imported directly to your computer's hard
drive in the Capture workspace. This workspace allows you to capture
and import video, photo, and audio clips.
The Edit workspace includes the Timeline. This is the heart of
Corel VideoStudio, where you can arrange, edit, trim and add effects to
your video clips.
The Share workspace lets you save and share your movie. You can save
your video file, burn it to a disc, or upload it to the Web.
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To switch between workspaces
• At the top of the application window, click one of the following tabs:
• Capture
• Edit
• Share
The Welcome book
The Welcome book is accessed from the Welcome tab.
In the Welcome book, you’ll find
• Video tutorials
• Content offerings (free and paid)
• Update information
• Information about other resources
Review the Welcome book regularly to see what’s new.
The Welcome book is set as the default tab when you open the application. You can adjust
your default startup page in Settings > Preferences, and on the General tab, choose a
Default startup page. Note that the Welcome book page might still display on startup if
important updates are available.
Using the Player panel
The Player panel consists of the Preview window and the Navigation area, which provides
buttons for playback and for precision trimming of clips. Use the controls in the Navigation
area to move around a selected clip or your project. Use the Trim Markers and Scrubber to
edit your clips. In the Capture workspace, this panel also acts as the device control for a DV
or HDV camcorder.
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The Player panel consists of the 1. Preview Window and the 2. Navigation area
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The preview window in the Player panel is where you can interactively edit your project. The
type of edits depend on the content and tool that you select.
Smart guides
Smart guides are alignment lines that show automatically when you select and move objects
in the preview window. For example, if you move text in the preview window, Smart guides
help you identify the project center or edge, or the alignment relative to other objects.
Smart guides appear as red dashed lines to help you align the selected object in the
Preview window.
The Navigation area
The table below describes the controls available in the Navigation area.
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Part
Description
Scrubber
Lets you scrub through the project or clip.
Trim Markers
Lets you drag the scrubbers to set a preview range in
the project or to trim a clip.
Project/Clip mode
Specifies a preview of the entire project or of a
selected clip.
Play
Plays, pauses, or resumes the current project or a
selected clip.
Home
Returns to the starting segment or cue.
Previous
Moves to the previous frame.
Next
Moves to the next frame.
End
Moves to the end segment or cue.
Repeat
Loops playback.
System Volume
Lets you adjust the volume of your computer's
speakers by dragging a slider.
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Description
HD Preview and 360
Preview drop-list
Lets you preview clips or projects in high definition
(HD) or 360 degree (360).
Change project aspect
ratio
Lets you change the aspect ratio (updates the
project settings).
Resize/Crop
Lets you access Crop
(resize or distort).
Timecode
Lets you jump directly to a part of your project or
selected clip by specifying the exact timecode.
Enlarge Preview
Window
Increases the size of the Preview Window.
Split Clip
Splits the selected clip. Position the Scrubber to
where you want the clip to be split, and then click
this button.
Mark-in and Mark-out
Sets a preview range in the project, or sets the start
and end points for trimming a clip.
mode and Scale mode
The Play button in the Navigation area serves two purposes: for playback of your entire
project or a selected clip.
To preview projects or clips
• Click Project or Clip, then click Play.
While working on your project, you will want to preview your work frequently to see how
your project is progressing. Instant Playback allows you to quickly preview changes in your
project. Playback quality will be dependent on your computer’s resources.
You may choose to play only a part of your project. The selected range of frames to
preview is referred to as the preview range, and it is marked as a colored bar in the
Ruler Panel.
To play the trimmed range only
1 Use the Trim Markers or the Mark-in/out buttons to select the preview range.
2 To preview the selected range, select what you want to preview (Project or Clip), then
click Play. To preview the entire clip, hold [Shift], then click Play.
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Using the toolbar
The toolbar provides easy access to many editing commands. You can change your project
view, zoom in and out on the Timeline, and launch different tools that can help you edit
efficiently. You can customize the toolbar by showing or hiding tools.
Part
Description
Storyboard View
Displays your media thumbnails in chronological order.
Timeline View
Lets you perform frame-accurate editing of your clips on
separate tracks, add and position other elements such as titles,
overlays, voice-over and music.
Customize Toolbar
Lets you hide or show individual toolbar tools.
Undo
Undoes the last action.
Redo
Repeats the last action that was undone.
Record/Capture
Option
Shows the Record/Capture Option panel, where you can capture
videos, import files, record voice-overs and take snapshots.
Sound Mixer
Launches the Surround Sound Mixer and the multitrack Audio
Timeline, which lets you customize your audio settings.
Auto Music
Launches the Auto Music Options Panel for adding background
music to your project in a variety of styles and moods. You can
set the music to match the duration of your project.
Track Motion
Launches the Track Motion dialog box, which lets you create
tracking paths of particular elements in selected video clips.
Subtitle Editor
Launches the Subtitle Editor dialog box, which lets you detect
and organize segments to easily add titles in selected video clips.
Multi-Camera Editor
Launches the Multi-Camera Editor and imports any of the
selected media.
Time Remapping
Launches the Time Remapping dialog box, which lets you use
speed controls to slow down, speed up, reverse, or freeze frames
in a video clip.
Mask Creator
Launches the Mask Creator dialog box, which lets you create
video and still masks.
Pan and Zoom
3D Title Editor
Split Screen Template
Creator
Zoom in and Zoom
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Lets you adjust your view of the Timeline by using the zoom
slider and buttons.
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Part
Description
Fit Project in Timeline
Window
Adjusts your project view to fit the entire span of your Timeline.
Project Duration
Shows the total duration of the project.
To hide or show tools on the Timeline toolbar
1 In the Timeline, click the Customize Toolbar button .
2 In the Customize Toolbar window, click the check boxes beside the tools to show (check
mark) or hide (no check mark) tools on the toolbar.
Customizing the workspace
The new workspace is designed to provide you with a better editing experience. You can now
customize the size of the program window and change the size and position of the elements
on your screen for full control of your editing environment.
Each panel behaves like an independent window that can be modified according to your
editing preferences. This is very useful when you are using large displays or dual monitors.
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The main panels are:
1. Player panel — Contains the Preview Window and Navigation area.
2. Timeline panel — Contains the Toolbar and Timeline.
3. Library panel — Contains the media library and shares space with the Options panel.
To hide or show the Library and Options panel
• In the lower right corner of the Library panel, click one of the following buttons
• Show Library panel
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• Show Library and Options panel
• Show Options panel
To move a panel
• Double-click the top-left corner of the Player Panel, Timeline Panel or Library Panel.
When the panel is active, you can minimize, maximize, or resize each panel.
You can also drag the panel outside the main application window into the second
display area for dual-monitor setups.
To customize the size of the program window
• You can do one of the following:
• Click the Restore button and drag the ends of the program window to the desired
size.
• Click the Maximize button for full screen editing.
To dock a panel
1 Click and hold an active panel.
The docking guide appears.
2 Drag your mouse over the docking guide and choose a docking position to snap the
panel in place.
To save a custom workspace layout
• Click Settings > Layout Settings > Save to and click a Custom option.
To load a custom workspace layout
• Click Settings > Layout Settings > Switch to and choose Default or one of the custom
settings you have saved.
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To know more about hotkey combinations assigned for each preset, see “Layout settings
shortcuts” on page 227.
You can also change the layout settings from the UI Layout tab in Settings >
Preferences.
To set program preferences
• Click Settings > Preferences or press F6 to launch the Preferences dialog box.
Changing the application language
You can change the application language of VideoStudio.
Note: If the language does not display as expected after you make the change in
VideoStudio, check the following in Windows:
• Verify that the language you want to display is added in the Windows language settings
(Windows Control Panel > Clock, Language, and Region > Add a language).
• For non-Unicode text, change the system locale.
To change the display language
• Click Settings > Display Language, and choose the language you want from the
submenu.
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Capture and import
Corel VideoStudio lets you capture or import video from DVD-video, AVCHD and BDMV
discs including camcorders that record on memory cards, internal memory of discs, DV or
HDV camcorders, mobile devices, as well as analog and digital TV capture devices.
This section contains the following topics:
• Using the Options panel in the Capture workspace
• Capturing videos and photos
• Capturing digital video (DV)
• Using DV Quick Scan
• Capturing analog video
• Importing from digital media
• Scanning and splitting scenes
Using the Options panel in the Capture workspace
In the Capture workspace, Corel VideoStudio displays the Library and the capture Options
panel where different media capture and import methods are available.
The table below discusses the options in the Capture workspace.
Click Capture Video to import video footage and photos from your camcorder to your
computer.
Click DV Quick Scan to scan your DV tape and select the scenes.
Click Import from Digital Media to add media clips from a DVD-Video, AVCHD, BDMV
formatted disc or from your hard drive. This feature also allows you to import video
directly from AVCHD, Blu-ray Disc or DVD camcorders.
Click Stop Motion to create instant stop motion animations using captured images from
your photos and video capture devices.
Click Screen Capture to create screen capture videos that capture all computer actions
and elements shown on your screen.
Capturing videos and photos
The steps on how to capture are similar for all types of camcorders except for the available
capture settings in the Capture Video Options panel that can be selected for each type of
source.
The Capture Video Options panel consists of the following components:
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• Duration — Sets the length of time for the capture.
• Source — Displays the detected capture device and lists other capture devices installed
on your computer.
• Format — Gives you a list of options where you select a file format for saving your
captured video.
• File name — Allows you to specify a prefix for captured files.
• Capture folder — Allows you to specify a location for captured files.
• Split by scene — Automatically separates captured video into several files based on
changes in shooting date and time.
• Capture to library — Choose or create a Library folder where you want your video to
be saved.
• Options — Displays a menu allowing you to modify your capture settings.
• Capture Video — Transfers video from your source to your hard drive.
• Take a Snapshot — Captures the displayed video frame as a photo.
To capture video clips and photos from your camcorder
1 Connect your camcorder to your computer and turn on the device. Set it to Play (or VTR
/ VCR) mode.
2 In Capture Options Panel, click Capture Video.
3 Select your capture device from the Source drop-list.
4 Select a file format from the Format drop-list. In the Capture folder box, type a folder
location or mark the Capture to library check box and choose a folder from the droplist.
Note: Click Options to customize capture settings specific to your video device.
5 Scan your video to search the part for capture.
Note: If you are capturing video from a DV or HDV camcorder, use the Navigation area
to play your video tape.
6 Click Capture Video, when your video for capture is already on cue. Click Stop Capture
or press [Esc] to stop capturing.
7 To capture a photo from the video footage, pause the video on the desired frame then
click Take a Snapshot.
Note: When your camcorder is in Record mode (usually named CAMERA or MOVIE),
you can capture live video.
Note: The available settings in the Video properties dialog box vary, depending on the
capture file format that you have chosen.
To capture videos and photos using a DSLR
1 Connect your DSLR to your computer and turn on the device.
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2 Click Capture Video and select your device from the Source drop-list.
3 Specify a folder location for your saved files by clicking the Capture Folder button
.
4 Click Capture Video to start recording. Click Stop Capture or press [Esc] to stop
capturing.
5 To capture a photo while the DSLR is connected to the computer, click Take a snapshot.
To capture video from an HDV camcorder
1 Connect your HDV camcorder to your computer’s IEEE-1394 port using the IEEE-1394
cable.
2 Turn on your camcorder and switch it to Play/Edit mode and make sure that your HDV
camcorder is switched to HDV mode.
Note: For Sony HDV camcorders, flip open the LCD screen and see if HDVout I-Link is
on the LCD screen to check if the camera is set to HDV mode. If you see DVout I-Link,
press P-MENU at the lower right of the screen. In the menu, press MENU > STANDARD
SET > VCR HDV/DV and press HDV.
3 In the Capture workspace, click Capture Video .
To capture DVB-T video
1 In the Capture workspace, click Capture Video .
Note: Before capturing, ensure that the DVB-T source is connected via a compatible
capture card installed on your computer.
2 Select Digital TV Source from the Source drop-list.
3 Click Options and select Video Properties. The Video properties dialog box will
appear.
4 In the Input Source tab, select TV from the Input source drop-list. Click OK.
5 In Channel List, click Start Scan to start scanning for channels.
Note: DVB-T channels are not automatically scanned. Make sure to manually scan the
channels first before capturing.
6 Click Capture Video.
7 Click Yes when prompted if you want to start capturing and automatically recovering
DVB-T video.
8 Follow the remaining steps as described in the procedure for capturing videos.
To capture TV footage
1 Select your TV tuner device from the Source drop-list.
2 Click Options > Video Properties to open the Video properties dialog box. If needed,
adjust the settings accordingly.
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Click the Tuner Information tab to choose Antenna or Cable, scan available channels in
your region, and more.
3 In the Channel box, specify the channel number from which to capture.
To capture video in MPEG-2 format
1 In Source, choose your video source.
2 Specify or browse for the destination folder where you want your clips to be stored in
Capture folder.
3 Click Options and select Video properties. In the dialog box that opens, select a profile
in the Current Profile drop-list.
4 Click OK.
5 Click Capture Video to start capturing and Stop Capture to end your capturing session.
Your media clip will be stored as MPEG-2 format in the folder you specified.
Capturing digital video (DV)
To capture Digital Video (DV) in its native format, select DV from the Format list in the
Options Panel. This saves the captured video as a DV AVI file (.avi).
You can also use the DV Quick Scan option to capture DV video DV AVI Type-1 and
Type-2.
When capturing DV, click Options in the Options Panel and select Video properties to open
a menu. In the Current Profile, choose whether to capture DV as DV Type-1 or DV Type-2.
Using DV Quick Scan
Use this option to scan a DV device for scenes to import. You can add the date and time of
your video.
For more information on this feature, see “DV-to-DVD Wizard” on page 229.
To add the date and time of your video
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After scanning your DV tape, click Next.
This will then display the Import Settings dialog box.
2 Select Insert to Timeline and choose Add video date information as title.
Note: If you want the shooting date to appear for the duration of the video, select
Entire video. If you only want a portion of the video, select Duration and specify the
number of seconds.
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Capturing analog video
When footage is captured from analog sources such as VHS, S-VHS, Video-8, or Hi8
camcorders/VCRs, it is converted to a digital format that can be read and stored by the
computer. Before capturing, choose the desired file format to use for saving the captured
video in the Options Panel’s Format list.
To specify the type of video source you are capturing from
1 In the Capture workspace, click Options and select Video properties.
2 In the dialog box that opens, you can customize the following capture settings:
• In the Input Source tab, choose whether you are capturing NTSC, PAL, or SECAM video
and select the Input source (TV, Composite, or S-Video).
• In the Color Manager tab, you can fine tune the video source to ensure good quality
captures.
• In the Template tab, choose the frame size and compression method to use for saving
the captured video.
Importing from digital media
You can import DVD, AVCHD, BDMV video and photos from a disc, hard drive, memory card
and digital camcorders.
To import digital media
1 In the Capture workspace, click Import from Digital Media.
2 Click Select Import Source Folders and browse for folders that contain your digital
media and click OK.
3 Click Start and the Import from Digital Media dialog box appears.
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4 Choose the media clips you want to import and click Start import. All imported videos
will be added to the thumbnail list in the Library.
To enable timecode retrieval for AVCHD
1 In the Capture workspace, click Import from Digital Media.
2 Select the file location from the Select Import Source Folders list and click Start.
3 Choose the media clips you want to import and click Start import to launch Import
Settings.
4 In Import Destination, select Insert to Timeline or select Add video date information
as title.
5 Choose Entire video to import the timecode of the video file as a title spanning the
entire duration of the video. Choose Duration to import the timecode as a title within a
specified duration. Click OK to apply the settings.
Note: You can apply the same settings to all the videos that you import and hide the
Import Settings dialog box by marking the Apply this setting and never ask me again
check box. You can also choose to enable the same check box on the Capture tab of the
Program preferences dialog box. For more information, see “Customizing the
workspace” on page 27.
Scanning and splitting scenes
A single DV tape may contain video that was captured at different times. Corel VideoStudio
automatically detects these segments and saves them as separate files.
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To find scenes in your video
• Drag the Shuttle Slider to move forward and back through the footage at variable
speeds.
To use Split by scene
1 In the Capture workspace, click Capture Video.
2 Enable Split by scene on the Capture Video Options Panel. Corel VideoStudio will
automatically look for the scenes according to their shooting date and time and capture
them as separate files.
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Project basics
Corel VideoStudio combines the video, titles, sounds, and effects in a process called
rendering. Project settings determine how your movie project is rendered when you preview
it. The output video can then be played back on your computer, burned to disc, or uploaded
to the Internet.
This section contains the following topics:
• Creating new projects and opening projects
• Setting project properties
• Creating custom profiles
• Using Smart Proxy for a faster, smoother editing experience
• Previewing your project or clips
• Undoing and redoing actions
• Showing and hiding grid lines
• Saving projects
• Saving projects by using Smart Package
• Adding cues and chapters
Creating new projects and opening projects
When you start Corel VideoStudio, it automatically opens a new project and lets you start
creating your movie. New projects are always based on the default settings of the
application. You can also create HTML5 projects that you can post on the Web.
You can open previously saved projects and if you’d like to combine several projects, you can
add previously saved projects to a new project.
To create a new project
• Click File >New Project [Ctrl + N].
To create a new HTML5 project
• Click File > New HTML5 Project [Ctrl + M].
To create a new FastFlick project
1 Click Tools > FastFlick.
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2 From the FastFlick window, click Menu > New Project.
For more information, see “FastFlick” on page 171.
To open an existing project
• Click File > Open Project [Ctrl + O].
To add an existing project to a new project
1 In the Library, click the Media button .
2 Drag a project file (.vsp) from the Library to the Timeline.
If the file isn’t in the Library, click the Import Media Files button, navigate to a project
file (stored in My Projects folder by default), select the file, and click Open.
All tracks, media, and elements of the project appear in the Timeline.
Before you import a project (VSP file) to the Library, ensure that all links in the project
are working. Projects with linking issues cannot be added to existing projects.
If you want to flatten the project to add it to a specific track, press and hold the Shift
key before you release the mouse button.
Setting project properties
Project Properties serve as your template for your movie projects. The project settings in
the Project Properties dialog box determine the appearance and quality of a project when
it is previewed on-screen.
The project properties are based on a profile. You can use an existing profile or create a
custom profile. For more information about custom profiles, see “Creating custom profiles”
on page 41.
To modify project properties
1 Click Settings > Project Properties.
2 Choose the appropriate setting options in the Project Properties dialog box.
3 Click OK.
When customizing project settings, it is recommended that you make the settings the
same as the attributes of the video footage that will be captured to avoid distorting the
video images and can help prevent jumping frames. However, preview performance
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might decrease for projects with high resolution files, depending on the system
specifications.
Creating custom profiles
Profiles contain settings that define how to create the final movie file. By using the preset
profiles provided by Corel VideoStudio or by creating and saving your own profiles in the
Movie Profile Manager, you can have multiple versions of your final movie. For example,
you can create profiles that provide high-quality output for DVD and video recording, and
you can create profiles that output to smaller, lower-quality files ideal for Web streaming and
e-mail distribution.
You can also choose profiles and create custom profiles in the Share workspace before you
output your movie project. For more information, see “Working with custom profiles in the
Share workspace” on page 203.
To create custom profiles
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Click Settings > Movie Profile Manager. The Movie Profile Manager dialog box opens.
Click the Computer or 3D tab.
From the Format drop-list, choose a file format.
Click New.
In the New Profile Options dialog box, click the Corel VideoStudio tab, and type a name
in the Profile name box.
6 Click the General tab, and choose the settings you want.
Note: Additional tabs and settings are available depending on the type of format you
choose.
7 Click OK.
To choose a custom profile for your project
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Click Settings > Movie Profile Manager. The Movie Profile Manager dialog box opens.
Click the Computer or 3D tab.
From the Format drop-list, choose a file format.
In the Profile area, choose Personal Profiles from the drop-list.
Previously saved custom profiles are listed in the box below the drop-list.
5 Click the profile you want, and click Close.
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Using Smart Proxy for a faster, smoother editing experience
The main purpose of Smart Proxy is to provide a more fluid editing and previewing
experience when working with large, high resolution video files.
Smart Proxy creates lower resolution working copies of larger source files. These smaller
files are called “proxy” files. Using proxy files speeds up editing of high resolution projects
(for example, projects that have HDV and AVCHD source files).
Proxy files are source-dependent rather than project-dependent. In other words, proxy files
can be shared among different projects.
When you render a video project, the original, high-quality video source files are used.
You can use the Smart Proxy Manager to enable or disable Smart Proxy, change the default
resolution threshold that enables Smart Proxy, and access the Smart Proxy File Manager
and Smart Proxy Queue Manager to manage existing and future proxy files.
Smart Proxy can be set and adjusted in the VideoStudio workspaces or in the Multi-Camera
Editor.
To enable or disable Smart Proxy
• Click the Settings menu or button (Multi-Camera Editor)
> Smart Proxy Manager
> Enable Smart Proxy.
Note: The Smart Proxy feature is enabled by default if the computer’s hardware can
support the feature.
To set the resolution threshold and location for Smart Proxy files
1 Select Settings > Smart Proxy Manager > Settings.
2 In the Smart Proxy dialog box, set a resolution threshold for the creation of proxy files
and choose a proxy folder.
To manage proxy files
1 Select Settings > Smart Proxy Manager, and choose one of the following options:
• Smart Proxy File Manager — Lists the source and proxy files. You can use this
manager to delete proxy files you no longer need.
• Smart Proxy Queue Manager — Lists source files for which proxy files will be
generated (according to the current settings)
Previewing your project or clips
The Play button in the Navigation area of the Player panel serves two purposes:
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• Playback your entire project
• Playback a selected clip
While working on your project, you will want to preview your work frequently to see how
your project is progressing. Instant Playback allows you to quickly preview changes in your
project. Playback quality depends on your computer’s resources.
You may choose to play only a part of your project. The selected range of frames to preview
is referred to as the preview range, and it is marked as a colored bar on the Ruler Panel.
If you have a high definition project (HD), you can enable HD Preview so that you can
preview your project with a clearer, higher quality result. The speed depends on your system.
To preview a project or clip
1 In the Navigation area of the Player panel, click Project or Clip.
2 Click Play.
Note: For Clip, only the currently selected clip plays.
If you want to preview a high definition project in full HD, enable the HD Preview button.
To play part of a project or clip
1 Use the Trim Markers or the Mark-in/out buttons to select the preview range.
2 With the preview range selected, in the Navigation area of the Player panel, click Project
or Clip.
3 Click Play.
Undoing and redoing actions
You can undo or redo the last set of actions that you performed while working on your
movie.
To undo the last action
• Click the Undo button
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To redo the last undone action
• Click the Redo button
on the Toolbar.
You can adjust the number of undo levels in the Preferences dialog box.
You can also use the keyboard shortcuts [Ctrl + Z] and [Ctrl + Y] to undo and redo
actions respectively.
Showing and hiding grid lines
You can use grid lines to guide you when repositioning or resizing photos and videos. You
can also use grid lines to line up titles in your movie.
To show grid lines
1 In the Edit workspace, double-click a clip to display the Options Panel.
2 Click the Effect tab.
3 Check Show grid lines.
Click the Grid line options button
to adjust grid line settings.
Saving projects
You can save projects so that you can edit or complete them later. To protect your work, you
can enable automatic saving at regular intervals.
To save your project
• Click File > Save [Ctrl + S].
Note: Corel VideoStudio project files are saved in *.vsp file format. HTML5 video
projects are saved in *.vsh file format.
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To automatically save your work
1 Click Settings > Preferences and click the General tab.
2 Choose Automatic save interval: and specify the time interval between saves.
Note: This setting is set at 10 minutes by default.
Save your project frequently to avoid accidental loss of work.
Saving projects by using Smart Package
Packaging a video project is useful if you want to back up your work or transfer your files for
sharing or for editing in a laptop or another computer. You can also package your project as
a zipped folder or prepare them for online storage using WinZip’s file compression
technology that is integrated into the Smart Package feature.
To save projects by using Smart Package
1 Click File > Smart Package and choose to pack your project as a folder or Zip file.
2 Specify the Folder path, Project folder name and Project file name.
If you want to include tracker or disc settings, enable the corresponding check box.
3 Click OK.
You need to save your project before you use Smart Package.
Adding cues and chapters
Adding cues and chapters helps you to navigate through a project and allows you to place
comments on your Timeline. These cue and chapter marks are used mainly as project guides
or disc menu chapters and interactive links in HTML5 projects.
Cue points serve as markers that help in lining up media clips in a project. Chapter points
specify disc menu chapters or hyperlinks.
To add project cues
1 Click the Chapter/Cue Menu arrow (small grey triangle).
2 Click Cue Point.
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3 Drag the cursor to where you want to add a cue point and click the bar below the
Timeline ruler. Notice that a blue arrow icon is added.
Add/Remove Cue Point
Cue points
4 To edit a cue point, click the Chapter/Cue Menu arrow, and click Cue Point Manager.
You can add, delete, rename, and navigate (Go To) cue points.
To remove chapters and cues, drag the markers outside the Timeline ruler and release
the mouse button. You can also drag the Timeline ruler to a chapter or cue point and
click Add/Remove Chapter Point or Add/Remove Cue Point (the green or blue
triangle to the left of the Chapter/Cue Menu arrow).
To add chapters
1 Click the Chapter/Cue Menu arrow (small grey triangle).
2 Click Chapter Point.
3 Drag the cursor where you want to add a chapter and click the bar below the Timeline
ruler. Notice that a green arrow icon appears to indicate chapter points in your movie.
If you want to reposition the chapter point, drag it to the position you want.
Chapter points
4 To edit a chapter, click the Chapter/Cue Menu arrow, and click Chapter Point Manager.
You can add, delete, rename, and navigate (Go To) chapter points.
To remove chapters and cues, drag the markers outside the Timeline ruler and release
the mouse button. You can also drag the Timeline ruler to a chapter or cue point and
click Add/Remove Chapter Point or Add/Remove Cue Point (the green or blue
triangle to the left of the Chapter/Cue Menu arrow).
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You can also drag the Timeline slider to the desired chapter point position in your
project. Click the Add/Remove Chapter Point.
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Templates
Templates let you fast track your projects. You can use ready-made templates, or you can
create your own.
This section contains the following topics:
• Using Instant Project templates
• Split screen video templates
Using Instant Project templates
Instant Project templates let you fast-track the movie creation process by providing you with
pre-assembled movie projects. Simply exchange the placeholder clips and photos with your
own media and you’re done. They are also a great way to learn about the components of a
movie project.
You can use one template for the entire movie, or you can add more than one template. For
example, you can use different templates for the start, middle, and end of your movie. You
can even create and save custom templates. For example, if you are creating a series of
videos, you can create a template so that all the videos have a consistent style.
To open an Instant Project template
1 In the Edit workspace, click the Instant Project button
in the Library panel.
2 Click a template category from the folders that appear (not Split Screen).
3 To preview a template, click the template thumbnail, and click the Play
in the Player
panel.
4 Right-click the template thumbnail and choose the point of insertion in the Timeline
between Add at the beginning and Add at the end.
The template is added to the Timeline.
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You can also add a template to your project by dragging the thumbnail to the
Timeline.
To replace clips, photos, and music in an Instant Project template
1 Drag a clip, photo, or music track from the Library to the appropriate placeholder clip,
photo, or music track.
2 Press [Ctrl] and release the mouse button.
To create an Instant Project template
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Open the video project that you want to save as a template.
Click File > Export as template > Instant Project Template.
Click Yes when prompted to save your project.
Enter a File name, Subject and Description.
Browse for the folder where you want to save your template and click Save.
In the Export project as template dialog box, move the slider to display the thumbnail
that you want to use for the template.
7 Specify the path and folder name. Choose the category from the drop-list where you
want to keep your template.
Template details will also be displayed.
8 Click OK.
To import project templates
1 Click Import a project template and browse for the *.vpt file that you want to import.
2 Click Open.
Split screen video templates
You can easily create a split screen video to play multiple videos in a preset or customized
template.
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You can use a template to create a split screen video project or create your own split
screen template.
Before you start
• Ensure that the video clips you want to use are imported to the Library and easy to
access from a project bin or collection.
• Preview the video clips you want to use so that you have an idea what shapes will suit the
content that you want to focus on. For example, if the main action is vertical, it won’t fit a
horizontal shape very well.
To choose and fill a split screen template
1 In the Edit workspace, click the Instant Project button
2 Click Split Screen in the list of folders that appear.
in the Library panel.
3 Drag the thumbnail for the template that you want to use into the Timeline.
4 Drag a video or photo from the Library to the appropriate placeholder, and press Ctrl to
replace the placeholder.
5 In the Player panel, click the Resize/Crop drop-down , and click the Scale mode
button . Do any of the following:
• Resize the selected clip by dragging the sizing orange nodes that appear in the preview
window.
• Position the clip by dragging it in the preview window.
6 In the Timeline, click another track to adjust the other clips in the template.
To create a split screen template
1 On the Timeline toolbar, click the Split Screen Template Creator button
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2 In the Template Editor, choose a tool from the Splitting Tools panel, and drag in the
editor window to split the area into different clip zones.
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A number appears in each clip zone.
If you want to add a shape, in the Graphics area, click a shape and drag in the editor
window.
3 To adjust the lines and shapes, in the Splitting Tools panel, choose the corresponding
Select tool , and select the element that you want to edit in the editor window.
You can drag the lines and shapes to reposition them and resize them. You can also
adjust the Rotation, Border Width, and Border Color in the Properties area.
4 If you want to save content with your template (for example, an image or video that will
be part of the template), navigate to the content you want to add and drag the
corresponding thumbnail to the number you want in the drop zone.
Note: To replace the content, drag different content to the drop zone.
Note: Sizing and positioning of content can be done in the Timeline after you close the
Template Creator window.
5 When your template is complete, click the Export as template button to save your
template. Your template is saved in the Library to the Instant Project category, Split
Screen folder.
6 Click OK to return to the Timeline.
7 Add and edit the clips as you would with an existing template.
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Organize and find
media
Organize the media clips in the Library so you can access assets for your projects with ease
and speed. You can also import a Library to restore media files and other library information.
This section contains the following topics:
• Using the Library
• Sorting, viewing, and filtering clips in the Library
• Resizing thumbnails
• Tagging files as 3D
Using the Library
The Library is a storage depot for everything you need to create a movie: video clips, photos,
audio files, instant project templates, transitions, titles, filters, graphics, and tracking paths.
Create a custom library for your project. You can select, add, and delete media in the Library.
If the media files are moved from their original location, you can automatically restore the
links. Remember to export the library to create a backup on the hard drive or an external
storage device. You can then import the library at a later time.
After completing a project, you can reset the Library to restore the default media clips. The
files you added will be deleted from the Library, but not from their original location. You can
always choose to re-import your media files into the Library.
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Right-click a clip in the Library to view the clip's properties as well as copy, delete, or
split clips by scene.
You can also trim a clip in the Library by using dragging the Scrubber in the Player
panel to set the Mark-in/Mark-out points.
Library files that you use in a project are identified by a green check mark in the upper
right corner of the thumbnail.
For information about supported media formats, see “Supported file formats” on page 11.
To select media in the Library
• In the Library, do one of the following:
• Select one media file — click a thumbnail.
• Select multiple media files — press and hold [Ctrl], and then click the thumbnails you
want.
• Select a sequence of media files — click the first thumbnail in the sequence, press and
hold [Shift], and then click the last thumbnail in the sequence.
• Select a grouping of media files — drag your pointer across the thumbnails that you
want to select.
To add media clips to the Library
1 Click Add to create a new library folder where you want to store your media clips.
Note: You can create custom folders to separate your personal clips from sample clips
or to keep all clips that belong to a project in a single folder.
2 Click the Import Media Files button
3 Select the files you want to import.
4 Click Open.
to locate your files.
Click Browse to open the File Explorer where you can drag and drop files to the
Library.
To delete media clips from the Library
1 In the Library, select a clip and press [Delete].
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Or, right-click the clip in the Library and click Delete.
Note: While the clips are referenced in the Library, they actually remain in their original
location, so when you delete a clip from the Library, only the reference is deleted. You
can still access the actual file in the location where it is stored.
2 When prompted, confirm that you want to delete the thumbnail from the Library.
To automatically locate and restore links to media files
• Click File > Relink.
A message appears that notifies you about the number of clips that are successfully
relinked.
Note: If the links to some clips are not restored, you can restore them manually by
browsing for the corresponding file on your computer.
To export a library
1 Click Settings > Library Manager > Export library and specify a folder location where
you want to save your Library.
2 Click OK.
This action creates a backup of the virtual media file information of your current library
in the directory you specify.
To import a Library
1 Click on Settings > Library Manager > Import Library and find the folder that you
want to import.
2 Click OK.
To reset the Library
• Click Settings > Library Manager > Reset Library.
This action restores the Library to the default settings and deletes all user added files.
Sorting, viewing, and filtering clips in the Library
There are different ways to sort, view, and filter your media clips in the Library:
• Sort media by properties such as name, file type, date, and resolution.
• View media as thumbnails or as a list that includes details about the files.
• Filter media by hiding or showing media by type—photos, videos, and audio
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To sort media clips
• Click the Sort clips in the Library button
, and select a Sort by property in the menu.
To change the media clips view
• Click the List view button
to display your media clips in a list that includes file
properties, or click the Thumbnail view button
to display thumbnails.
If you want to sort the media clips in List view, click a property title, such as Name, Type,
or Date.
You can also click the Show/Hide title button
media clips.
to show or hide the file names of the
List view shows properties such as file name, media type, date, duration, resolution,
frames per second (FPS), and codecs.
To show or hide media clips
• Click one or more of the following buttons:
• Show / Hide Videos
• Show / Hide Photos
• Show / Hide Audio Files
To change the Library panel view
• You can use the icons in the Library panel to display Instant Project templates,
transitions, titles, graphics, filters, and tracking paths.
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Resizing thumbnails
Corel VideoStudio allows you to adjust the size of thumbnails for easier access to the
different media clips in the Library.
Thumbnail size
slider
To adjust thumbnail size
• Move the slider to the left or right to decrease or increase thumbnail size.
Tagging files as 3D
In Corel VideoStudio, MVC and MPO clips are automatically detected and tagged as 3D
during import. You can also tag 2D clips to simulate the 3D effect when you render the
project as a 3D movie. Tagged 3D media clips are marked with 3D for easy identification and
to enable the 3D media clip for 3D editing.
The Left-Right format for side-by-side 3D is a popular choice for delivering content and is
used mostly in media clips imported or captured from 3D video cameras. The Right-Left
option is used mostly in media clips acquired from the Web.
To tag video and photo clips as 3D
1 Right-click 3D files imported into the Library or the Timeline and choose Tag as 3D
from the right-click menu. The 3D Settings dialog box is displayed.
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2 Choose one of the following options to set the correct format for 3D content:
• 2D — the default setting if the selected clip is not recognized as 3D.
• Side-by-side — delivers 3D content by splitting the horizontal resolution of each frame
for the left and right eye. Side-by-side 3D is widely used by cable channels for
delivering content for 3D ready TV sets because of lower bandwidth usage. Choose
between the Left-Right and Right-Left formats.
• Over-Under — delivers 3D content by splitting the vertical resolution of each frame for
the left and right eye. The higher count of horizontal pixels makes this option more
suitable for displaying panning motion. Choose between the Left-Right and Right-Left
formats.
• Multiview Video Coding (MVC) — generates a high-definition two-view
(stereoscopic) video or a multi-view 3D video.
• Multi-view image — delivers high-quality stereoscopic images such as Multi-Picture
Object (MPO) files that are shot using 3D cameras.
3 Click OK.
The thumbnail of the media clip in the Library and Timeline now has the 3D tag.
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Timeline
The Timeline is where you assemble the media clips for your video project.
This section contains the following topics:
• Switching between Timeline views
• Showing and hiding tracks
• Adding and swapping tracks
• Adjusting track height
• Grouping and ungrouping
• Using Ripple Editing
Switching between Timeline views
Two types of views are available in the Timeline: Storyboard View and Timeline View.
Storyboard View
The fastest and simplest way to organize photos and video clips in a project is to use the
Storyboard View. Each thumbnail in the storyboard represents a photo, video clip, or a
transition. Thumbnails are shown in the order in which they appear in your project, and you
can drag thumbnails to rearrange them. The duration of each clip is shown at the bottom of
each thumbnail. In addition, you can insert transitions between video clips, and you can trim
a selected video clip in the Preview Window.
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Timeline View gives you the most comprehensive display of the elements in your movie
project. It divides a project into separate tracks for video, overlay, title, voice, and music.
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1 — Show All Visible Tracks
Displays all tracks in your project.
2 — Track Manager
Lets you manage the tracks visible in the Timeline.
3 — Add / Remove Chapter or Cue
Lets you set chapter or cue points in your movie.
4 — Timeline ruler
Helps you determine clip and project length by displaying the
project's timecode increments in hours:minutes:seconds:frames.
5 — Track button
Shows / Hides individual tracks.
6 — Enable / Disable Ripple Editing
When enabled, clips maintain their relative positions when a clip is
added to the track. For more information, see “Using Ripple Editing”
on page 64.
7 — Mute/Unmute
Lets you mute or unmute the audio for the track.
8 — Track Transparency
Opens Track Transparency mode. See “Track transparency” on
page 93.
9 — Automatically scroll Timeline
Enables or disables scrolling along the Timeline when you preview a
clip that extends beyond the current view.
10 — Scroll controls
Lets you move around your project by using the left and right
buttons or dragging the Scroll Bar.
11 — Video Track
Contains videos, photos, graphics, and transitions. Note that in
HTML 5 mode, you can also have a Background Track.
12 — Overlay Tracks
Contains overlay clips, which can be video, photo, graphic, or color
clips. Note the HTML 5 projects also have overlay tracks.
13 — Title Track
Contains title clips.
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14 — Voice Track
Contains voice-over clips.
15 — Music Track
Contains music clips from audio files.
You can use the mouse wheel to scroll through the Timeline.
Right-click on any track button and choose Select all media to select all media clips
that are in the track.
When the pointer is at the Zoom controls or Timeline ruler, you can use the mouse
wheel to zoom in and out of the Timeline.
To switch between Storyboard View and Timeline View
• Click the buttons at the left side of the Toolbar.
Showing and hiding tracks
You can show or hide tracks. When tracks are hidden, they do not show during playback or
when you render your video. Selectively showing or hiding tracks lets you see the effect of
each track in a project without having to delete and reimport media clips repeatedly.
To show or hide tracks
• Click the Track button of the track that you want to show or hide.
The track is dimmed in the Timeline when it is hidden.
Adding and swapping tracks
The Track Manager allows you to take more control of the Timeline. You can have up to 20
Overlay tracks, two Title tracks, and eight Music tracks.
In an HTML5 project, you can have up to three Background tracks, 18 Overlay tracks, two Title
tracks, and three Music tracks.
There is only one Video track and one Voice track.
You can also insert and delete additional overlay, title, and music tracks, as well as swap
overlay tracks directly in the Timeline.
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To add tracks with the Track Manager
1 Click Track Manager on the Toolbar.
2 Specify the number of tracks you want to display from the drop-down list for each track.
Click Set as Default to save current settings as defaults for all new projects.
You can also reduce the number of optional tracks that you have added by adjusting
the Track Manager settings
To insert or delete tracks in the Timeline
1 In the Timeline, right-click a track button for a track type that you want to insert or
delete, and choose one of the following menu commands:
• Insert Track Above — Inserts a track above the selected track
• Insert Track Below — Inserts a track below the selected track
• Delete Track — Removes the track from the Timeline
A track of the same type is inserted or the selected track is removed.
The menu items listed above appear only if the action is permitted. For example, Delete
Track is not available if you have not added optional tracks in the project. Similarly, if
you already have the maximum number of tracks for the selected track type, the insert
track menu commands do not display.
To swap Overlay tracks
1 Right-click on an Overlay track button
and select Swap Tracks.
2 Choose the corresponding Overlay track that you want to swap.
All media in the selected Overlay tracks swap.
This feature only works if you are working on projects with multiple Overlay Tracks.
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Renaming tracks
You can rename tracks to give them meaningful names to help you organize your project.
To rename a track
1 In the Timeline, click the name of the track listed in the track header.
2 When the insert text cursor appears, type a new name for the track.
Adjusting track height
You can adjust the height of individual tracks. For example, you can increase the height of
the track that you are working on to make the content more visible. For example, if you have
the Sound Mixer mode enabled, a wider track lets you more easily view the waveform and
adjust sound level nodes.
The height of the blue track at the bottom has been increased.
To adjust track height
1 In the Timeline, position the pointer along the bottom edge of the track that you want to
adjust.
2 When the double arrow displays, drag to increase or decrease the track height.
Note: There is a minimum track height.
The scroll bar along the right edge of the Timeline becomes active if the tracks exceed
the space available in the Timeline panel.
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Grouping and ungrouping
You can group and ungroup items that are in the timeline. For example, you can select
multiple clips or photos from one or more tracks and group them so that you can move them
all at the same time or apply an effect to the group. You can ungroup the elements at any
time.
How can you tell if an item is part of a group?
When you click an item that is grouped in the Timeline, all items in the group appear
highlighted (orange outline).
When you click a grouped item in the Timeline, all items in the group appear
highlighted (orange outline).
To group items in the Timeline
1 In the Edit workspace, ensure that the items you want to group have been added to the
Timeline.
2 Hold Shift, and in the Timeline, click all the items that you want to group.
3 Right-click a selected item and choose Group from the context-menu.
To ungroup items in the Timeline
1 In the Timeline, right-click one of the grouped items and choose Ungroup from the
context-menu.
Using Ripple Editing
Use Ripple Editing to maintain the original synchronization of tracks when inserting or
deleting clips.
For example, if you add a 10-second clip at the beginning of the video, all the other clips
moves to the right by 10 seconds. This makes editing more efficient by keeping all tracks
synchronized.
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Original Timeline
Timeline after a clip is inserted in the Video Track with Ripple Editing disabled. Only the
clips on the Video Track are moved when a new clip is inserted.
Timeline after a clip is inserted in the Video Track with Ripple Editing enabled on some
tracks. Clips on the tracks with Ripple Editing enabled move when a new clip is inserted
to maintain original synchronization.
To insert clips in Ripple Editing mode
1 Click the Enable/Disable Ripple Editing button
to activate the panel.
2 Click
beside each track where you want to apply Ripple Editing.
3 Drag a clip to insert from the Library to the desired position on the Timeline. As soon as
the new clip is in place, all clips where Ripple Editing is applied will shift accordingly while
maintaining their track positions relative to one another.
Note: Ripple Editing also works when you remove clips.
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Videos clips, photos and audio clips are the foundation of your project and manipulating
them is the most important skill you can master.
This section contains the following topics:
• Using the Options panel in the Edit workspace
• Converting multiple files
• Adding video clips
• Adding photos
• Rotate a video or photo
• Crop a video or photo
• Resizing/scaling a video or photo
• Time remapping
• Modifying video playback speed
• Using Freeze Frame
• Replacing media clips
• Trimming a clip
• Using Split by Scene
• Trimming video into multiple clips
• Saving trimmed clips
• Taking a snapshot from a video clip
• Adjusting the color and tone of clips
• Adjusting white balance
• Pan and zoom for video and photos
• Working with the Mask Creator
• Track transparency
• 360 video
Using the Options panel in the Edit workspace
The Options panel in the Edit workspace allows you to modify the media, transitions, titles,
graphics, animation, and filters that you add to the Timeline. The controls available depend
on the type of media that you select and whether the media is in an overlay track or the main
video track.
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• Duration — Displays the duration of the selected clip in hours:minutes:seconds:frames.
You can trim the selected clip by changing the clip duration.
• Clip volume — Allows you to adjust the volume of the audio segment of your video.
• Mute — Silences the audio segment of your video without deleting it.
• Fade-in/out — Gradually increases/decreases the volume of the clip for a smooth
transition. Select Settings > Preferences > Edit to set the fade-in/out duration.
• Rotate — Rotates the video clip.
• Reverse video — Plays the video backward.
• Speed/Time-lapse — Allows you to adjust the playback speed of your clip and apply
Time-lapse and Strobe effects.
• Variable Speed — Allows you to adjust the playback speed of a clip at different intervals.
• Split Audio — Allows you to separate the audio from a video file and place it on the
Voice Track.
• Split by Scene — Splits a captured DV AVI file based on the shooting date and time, or
the changes in video content (i.e., motion change, camera shifting, brightness change,
etc.).
• Multi-Trim Video — Allows you to choose desired segments from a video file and
extract them.
• Resampling Option — Allows you to set the aspect ratio for the video.
Correction tab
• Color Correction — Allows you to adjust the hue, saturation, brightness, contrast, and
gamma of the video clip. You can also adjust the White balance of the video or photo
clip or make auto tone adjustments.
• Lens Correction — Lets you access presets and controls for correcting distortion caused
capturing footage with a wide-angle lens.
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Effect tab
• Mask & Chroma Key — Allows you to apply overlay options such as mask, chroma key,
and transparency.
• Replace last filter — Allows the last filter applied to a clip to be replaced when you drag
a new filter onto the clip. Clear this option if you want to add multiple filters to your clips.
• Applied filters — Lists the video filters that were applied to a clip. Click or to
arrange the order of the filters; click to remove a filter.
• Presets — Provides various filter presets. Choose a preset from the drop-list.
• Customize Filter — Allows you to define the behavior of the filter throughout the clip.
• Audio Filter — Lets you apply a filter to enhance audio. For example, you can amplify,
add an echo, adjust pitch, or choose from different leveling options.
• Alignment Options — Allows you to adjust object position in preview window. Set the
option through the Alignment Options pop-up menu.
• Show grid lines — Select to display the grid lines. Click
to open a dialog box where
you can specify settings for the grid lines.
• Direction/Style — Allows you to set the direction and style of entry/exit of the clip. This
can be set to static, top/bottom, left/right, top-left/top-right, bottom-left/bottom-right.
As for the style, you can set direction of entry/exit of clips through: Rotate before/after
pause duration and Fade in/out motion effect.
• Advanced Motion — Opens the Customize Motion dialog box which allows you to
customize the motion of overlays and titles. For more information, see “Customizing
motion” on page 151.
Note that audio clips in the Voice and Music tracks have different options. For more
information, see “Audio” on page 99.
Converting multiple files
Batch Convert allows you to convert a large number of files to another format in sequence.
You can also create a profile for performing batch conversions. This allows you to save the
batch conversion settings and apply them to future batch conversions.
To run a Batch Convert
1
2
3
4
Click File > Batch Convert.
Click Add and then choose the files you want to convert.
Select an output folder in Save in folder.
In Save as type, choose your desired output type.
If you want to set more advanced saving options, click the Options button.
5 Click Convert.
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The result is shown in the Task Report dialog box. Click OK to finish.
To create a Batch Convert profile
1 Click File > Batch Convert.
2 In the Batch Convert dialog box, choose the settings that you want to save as a profile.
3 Click the Profile button and choose Add Profile.
4 In the Add Template dialog box, type a name for the profile.
You can apply a Batch Convert profile by clicking the Profile button and choosing the
profile that you want to apply.
You delete a Batch Convert profile by clicking the Profile button, choosing Delete
Profile, and choosing the profile that you want to delete.
Adding video clips
There are several ways of inserting video clips to the Timeline:
• Select a clip in the Library and drag it to the Video Track or Overlay Track. Multiple clips
can be selected by pressing [Shift].
• Right-click a clip in the Library and select Insert To: Video Track or Insert To: Overlay
Track.
• Select one or more video files in Windows Explorer and drag them to the Video Track or
Overlay Track.
• To insert a clip from a file folder directly to the Video Track or Overlay Track, right-click
the Timeline, select Insert Video and locate the video to use.
3D media clips are supported in Corel VideoStudio. You can tag 3D media clips so that
they can be easily identified and edited with 3D editing features. For more information,
see “Tagging files as 3D” on page 57.
Aside from video files, you can also add video from DVD formatted discs.
Adding photos
Photo clips are added to the Video Track the same way as video clips. Before you start adding
photos to your project, determine the photo size that you want for all your photos. By
default, Corel VideoStudio adjusts the size to keep the photo’s aspect ratio.
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Corel PaintShop Pro PSPIMAGE files (*.pspimage) are supported in Corel VideoStudio.
PSPIMAGE files that are imported into the Library have a multiple layer indicator, so you can
distinguish them from other types of media clips.
To make all inserted photos the same size as the frame size of your project
1 Click Settings > Preferences > Edit.
2 Change the Image resampling option default to Fit to project size.
To import PSPIMAGE files into the Timeline
1 Right-click a clip in the Library.
2 Click Insert To and select the track where you want to add your media clip.
3 Choose one of the following options:
• Layers - lets you include the layers of a file into separate tracks
• Flatten - lets you insert a flattened image into a single track
You can also drag the file directly into the Timeline and the program will automatically
add the layers to separate tracks. To insert a flattened image, hold down [Shift] and
drag the file.
Rotate a video or photo
You can rotate video clips and photos to change the orientation of a video. For example, you
can rotate a video that you have captured on your phone in portrait orientation to convert
it to landscape orientation or you can flip an upside-down video.
How to rotate a video clip or photo
1
In the Timeline, click a video clip or photo.
2 In the Options panel, click the Edit tab, and click Rotate Left
the orientation you want displays in the Preview panel.
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Crop a video or photo
You can crop a video or photo so that only the area you select appears during playback. Note
that cropping is not destructive—it does not affect the original video or photo. You can
change the crop area in your project file at any time.
How to crop a video
1 In the Timeline, click a video or photo.
2 In the Player panel, click the Resize/Crop drop-down
and choose the Crop tool
.
3 In the preview window, do any of the following:
• Size: Drag the sizing handles on the crop rectangle to set the crop area. Drag a corner
handle to maintain the aspect ratio.
• Position: With your pointer inside the crop rectangle, drag the crop area to a new
position.
Resizing/scaling a video or photo
You can resize/scale a video or photo interactively so that you can see a background or to
create a picture-in-picture effect. You can also distort a video or photo. For example, you can
creative a sense of perspective by skewing
In Scale mode, you can resize the video by dragging an orange node. Drag the green
nodes to distort the image. For example, you can use distortion to create a sense of
perspective.
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To resize/scale a video or photo
1 In the Timeline, click a video or photo.
2 In the Player panel, click the Resize/Crop drop-down
and choose the Scale mode
tool .
3 In the preview window, do any of the following:
• Size/Scale: Drag the orange sizing nodes on the corners of the sizing rectangle to
adjust the size. To compress or stretch the video or photo, drag an orange side node.
• Distort: Drag an orange side node to compress or stretch the video or photo or drag a
green node to skew the video or photo.
Time remapping
Play with speed with easy-to-use controls that let you add slow motion or high speed effects,
freeze the action, or reverse and replay scenes in your video. All the tools you need for speed
effects have been consolidated in one place.
The Time Remapping dialog box includes familiar playback and trim controls, as well as a
thumbnail area that displays each change made with the speed controls.
The Time Remapping dialog box
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To change the playback speed, freeze, or reverse video footage
1 In the Timeline view (Edit workspace), right-click the clip you want to work with, and
choose Time Remapping from the context menu.
2 In the Time Remapping window, scrub through the video to figure out where you want
to change the speed of playback, reverse the action, or add one or more freeze frames.
or drag the scrubber to the position you want, and click the
3 Click the Play button
and Mark Out button
to choose a segment of the clip that you
Mark In button
want to work with. A white line indicates a marked segment of the clip.
Note: The playback controls let you navigate the original version of the clip (even if it is
trimmed in the Timeline).
4 Do any of the following:
• Click the Speed button , and drag the slider to set the speed for the selected
segment. Dragging to the right increases the speed; dragging to the left slows the
speed.
If you want to gradually apply the speed change, you can mark the Ease in and Ease
out check boxes.
Note: The audio is removed when you change the speed of a clip.
• Click the Reverse button , and type a repetition value in the time(s).
5 To freeze a frame, click any point along the timeline that doesn’t have a white line
(cannot freeze a frame in a section that has been reversed or has had the speed
changed), click the Freeze Frame button , and type the number of seconds for the
frame duration.
6 To verify the changes you’ve applied, review the thumbnails that appear below the
playback controls. An icon in the upper left corner of the thumbnails indicates which type
of speed control has been applied (note that speed change uses different icons—a turtle
to indicate slow motion; a rabbit to indicate faster speed).
Click the Play the time remapping result button
to play the result.
If you want to remove a segment or freeze a frame, click the corresponding thumbnail,
and click the Remove selected clips button
7 Click OK to return to the Edit workspace.
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Modifying video playback speed
You can modify the playback speed of your videos. Set your video in slow motion to
emphasize a movement, or set it to play at lightning speed and give your movie a comical
air. You can also use this feature to achieve time-lapse and strobe effects on your videos and
photos.
You can also make quick and basic speed adjustments in the Time Remapping dialog box.
For more information, see
To adjust the speed and time-lapse attributes of your video clip
1 In the Timeline, select a video clip.
2 In the Options panel, click Speed/Time-lapse on the Edit tab.
3 In New clip duration, specify a set duration for your video clip.
Note: If you want to maintain the original duration of your clip, do not change the
original value.
4 In Frame Frequency, specify the number of frames to be removed at regular intervals
during video playback.
Note: A higher value entered in Frame Frequency will produce a more noticeable timelapse effect on your video. Otherwise, maintain the value at 0 to retain all frames in your
video clip.
5 Drag the Speed slider according to your preferences (i.e., slow, normal or fast), or enter a
value.
Note: The higher the value you set, the faster the playback of your clip. (Values range
from 10-1000%).
6 Click Preview to view the results of your settings.
7 Click OK.
To apply Time-lapse/Strobe effects on your photos
1 Click File > Insert Media File to Timeline > Insert Photo for Time-lapse/Strobe.
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2 Browse for the photos you want to include in your project and click Open.
Note: It is recommended to choose a series of photos taken in succession with your
DSLR.
3 Specify the number of frames to be retained and removed in Keep and Drop.
Note: For example, you enter a value of 1 in Keep and 3 in Drop. This means that it will
follow the interval to retain one frame and remove three frames for the set of photos
selected.
4 In Frame duration, specify the exposure time for each frame.
5 Use the playback controls to preview the effect of the frame settings on your photos.
6 Click OK.
If the value of Frame Frequency is more than 1 and clip duration is the same, Strobe
effect will be produced. If the value of Frame Frequency is more than 1 and clip
duration is shortened, Time-lapse effect will be produced.
Hold [Shift] then drag the end of the clip on the Timeline to change the playback
speed.
The black arrow means you are trimming or extending the clip, while the white arrow
means that you are changing the playback speed.
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To adjust the variable speed attributes of your video clip
1 In the Timeline, select a video clip.
2 In the Options panel, click Variable Speed on the Edit tab.
3 Drag the Scrubber to the points where you want to add key frames.
4 Click Add key frame to set the frame as a key frame in the clip. You can change the
playback speed at each key frame.
5 To increase or decrease the speed, click the buttons or enter a value in Speed.
You can also drag the slider from Slow to Normal or Fast.
6 Click the Play button
to preview the effect.
7 Click OK when finished.
You can add variety to your project by modifying the playback speed of a clip at
different intervals.
Setting the variable speed removes the audio of the video clip.
To reverse video playback
• Click Reverse video in the Options Panel.
Using Freeze Frame
You can use Freeze Frame to showcase a specific frame in your video by extending the length
of time that frame displays. For example, you can use Freeze Frame to showcase the video
frame where a goal is scored in a sporting event or use it to showcase a smile or reaction
that you’ve captured.
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When you apply Freeze Frame to a video clip, the clip is automatically split at the freeze point
and the frame you choose is inserted as an image file (BMP) and displayed onscreen for the
duration that you set.
To apply Freeze Frame
1 In the Timeline, select the video clip that has a frame you want to freeze.
2 Scrub to the frame you want to use. The selected frame displays in the Preview window.
Note: The Previous and Next buttons in the Navigation panel let you navigate a clip
frame-by-frame to find the frame you want.
3 Click Edit menu > Freeze Frame.
4 In the Freeze Frame dialog box, set the Duration.
Note: If you want to suspend audio on other tracks during the freeze, enable the Split
Audio check box. This splits and suspends all audio-related tracks (voice, music, video
overlays) for the duration of the freeze.
5 Click OK.
Replacing media clips
Media clips in the Timeline can be replaced in their current position. When you replace a
clip, the attributes of the original clip are applied to the new clip.
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To replace a clip
1 In the Timeline, right-click the media clips you want to replace.
2 Choose Replace clip from the right-click menu.
The Replace/relink clip dialog box appears.
3 Browse for the replacement media clips and click Open.
The clip in the Timeline is automatically replaced.
The duration of the replacement clip must be equal to or longer than the duration of
the original clip.
Hold [Shift] and click multiple clips to select two or more clips in the Timeline and
repeat the process for replacing multiple clips. The number of replacement clips must
match the number of clips that you selected in the Timeline.
You can also drag a video clip from the Library to the Timeline and hold the [Ctrl] key
to automatically snap on a clip to be replaced.
Trimming a clip
The best part of editing your movie on your computer is the ease with which you can split
and trim your clips with frame accuracy.
To split a clip into two
1 In Storyboard View or Timeline View, select the clip you want to split.
2 Drag the Scrubber to the point where you want to split the clip.
Note: Click
or
to set the cutting point more precisely.
to split the clip into two clips. To remove one of these clips, select the unwanted
3 Click
clip and press [Delete].
To trim a clip with the Trim markers using Single Clip Trimmer
1 In the Library, right-click on a video clip and choose Single Clip Trim to launch the
Single Clip Trim dialog box.
2 Click and drag the Trim markers to set the Mark-in/Mark-out points on the clip.
3 For more precise trimming, click on a Trim marker, hold it, and use the left or right arrow
keys on your keyboard to trim one frame at a time. The Mark-in/Mark-out points can
also be set by pressing [F3] and [F4], respectively.
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Trim markers
Mark-in/
Mark-out
4 To preview the trimmed clip only, press [Shift + Space] or hold [Shift] and click the Play
button.
Note: You can also use zoom controls to display each frame of your video on the
Timeline and trim one frame at a time. The Scroll Bar makes navigating through your
project quicker and easier. A wheel mouse can also be used to scroll, and to zoom by
pressing [Ctrl].
To trim a clip directly on the Timeline
1 In the Timeline, select a clip.
2 Drag the Trim markers on either side of the clip to change its length. The Preview
Window reflects the position of the Trim marker in the clip.
Note: Instant timecode tip is a feature of Corel VideoStudio that allows you to add clips
with a specific timecode. It appears while trimming and inserting overlapping clips on
the Timeline, enabling you to make adjustments based on the timecode shown. For
example, the instant timecode tip appears with the format 00:00:17.05 (03:00 - 00).
00:00:17.05 indicates the current timecode where the selected clip is located. The (03:00 00) start-end range represents the duration of one overlapping clip with the previous clip
and another overlapping with the next clip.
To trim a clip using the Duration box
1 In the Timeline, select a clip.
2 In the Options panel, click the timecode in the Duration box on the Edit tab.
3 Enter the desired clip length.
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Note: Changes made in the video Duration box only affect the Mark-out point. The
Mark-in point remains unchanged.
Using Split by Scene
Use the Split by Scene feature in the Edit workspace to detect different scenes in a video file
and automatically break it down into several clip files.
The way Corel VideoStudio detects scenes depends on the type of video file. In a captured
DV AVI file, scenes can be detected in two ways:
• DV Recording Time Scan detects scenes according to their shooting date and time.
• Frame Content detects content changes, such as motion change, camera shifting,
brightness change, etc., and splits them into separate files.
In an MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 file, scenes can only be detected based on content changes (i.e.,
by Frame Content).
To use Split by Scene on a DV AVI or MPEG file
1 In the Edit workspace, select a captured DV AVI file or an MPEG file on the Timeline.
in the Options panel. This will
2 Click Options and click the Split by Scene button
open the Scenes dialog box.
3 Choose your preferred scan method (DV Recording Time Scan or Frame Content).
4 Click Options. In the Scene Scanning Sensitivity dialog box, drag the slider to set the
Sensitivity level. A higher value means more precision in the scene detection.
5 Click OK.
6 Click Scan. Corel VideoStudio then scans through the video file and lists all the detected
scenes.
You may merge some of the detected scenes into a single clip. Simply select all the
scenes that you want to join together then click Join. The plus sign (+) and a number
indicates how many scenes are merged into that particular clip. Click Split to undo any
Join actions that you have done.
7 Click OK to split the video.
Trimming video into multiple clips
The Multi-trim Video feature is another method for breaking down a clip into multiple
segments. While Split by Scene is automatically done by the program, Multi-trim Video gives
you complete control over the clips you wish to extract, making it even easier to include only
the scenes you want.
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1
2
3
4
Part
Description
1 — Timeline zoom
Drag up and down to sub-divide a video clip into frames per second.
2 — AccuCut Timeline
Scan a video clip frame by frame for accurate mark-in and mark-out
positions.
3 — Playback Speed Control
Preview the clip at different playback speeds.
4 — Jog Wheel
Use to scroll to different parts of the clip.
To trim a video file into multiple clips
1
2
3
4
In the Timeline of the Edit workspace, select the clip that you want to trim.
Double click the clip to open the Options panel.
Click Multi-Trim Video.
View the whole clip first by clicking Play to determine how you want to mark segments
in the Multi-Trim Video dialog box.
5 Choose the number of frames to display by dragging the Timeline zoom. You can
choose to display the smallest subdivision of one frame per second.
6 Drag the Scrubber until you get to the part of the video that you want to use as the
beginning frame of the first segment. Click Set Mark-in button .
7 Drag the Scrubber again, this time, to the point where you want the segment to end.
Click Set Mark-out button .
8 Do steps 4 and 5 repeatedly until you have marked all the segments you want keep or
remove.
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Note: To mark segments in and out, you can press [F3] and [F4] while playing the video.
You can also click the Invert Selection button
or press [Alt+I] to toggle between
marking segments that you want to retain or marking segments that you want taken out
from the clip.
Quick search interval allows you to set a fixed interval between frames and browse
through the movie using the set value.
9 Click OK when finished. The video segments that you kept are then inserted onto the
Timeline.
Navigation controls in the Multi-trim Video dialog box
Reverses or advances through the video in fixed increments. By default, these
buttons move up or down through the video in increments of 15 seconds.
Plays a preview of the final trimmed video.
Plays the video file. Hold [Shift] then click to play only the selected segments.
Moves to the start or end frame of a trimmed segment.
Moves to the previous/next frame in the video.
Repeats playback of video
Saving trimmed clips
Frequently, when you make changes (i.e., after auto-splitting clips using Split by Scene,
extracting clips using Multi-trim Video, or manually trimming clips), you may wish to make a
permanent change to the clip and save the edited file. Corel VideoStudio gives you a margin
of safety since it saves the trimmed video to a new file and does not alter the original file.
To save a trimmed clip
1 In the Storyboard View, Timeline View, or the Library, select a trimmed clip.
2 Click File > Save Trimmed Video.
Taking a snapshot from a video clip
You can take a photo snapshot in the Edit workspace by selecting a specific frame on the
Timeline and saving it as an image file.
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To capture photos in the Edit workspace
1 Click Settings > Preferences > Capture.
Choose Bitmap or JPEG as the Snapshot format.
Note: If you select JPEG, set the Snapshot quality.
2 Click OK.
3 In the Timeline, select a video clip in your project.
4 Drag the Scrubber to the frame you want to capture.
5 Click Edit > Take a Snapshot. The photo snapshot is automatically added to the Library
and saved to your working folder.
Adjusting the color and tone of clips
Corel VideoStudio lets you improve the appearance of a video or image clip by adjusting its
current properties.
To adjust color and brightness
1 In the Timeline of the Edit workspace, select a video or image clip.
2 In the Options panel, click the Correction tab, and drag the sliders to adjust the Hue,
Saturation, Brightness, Contrast or Gamma of the clip.
3 Watch the Preview to see how the new settings affect the image.
Note: Double-click the appropriate slider to reset the original color setting of the clip.
To adjust the tone quality of your video or image clips
1 In the Timeline of the Edit workspace, select a video or image clip.
2 In the Options panel, click the Correction tab, and click Auto Tone Adjustment.
Note: You can indicate if you want the clip as Brightest, Brighter, Normal, Darker or
Darkest by clicking the Auto Tone Adjustment drop-list.
Adjusting white balance
White balance restores the natural color temperature of an image by removing unwanted
color casts due to conflicting light sources and incorrect camera settings.
For example, an object illuminated with incandescent lights may turn out too reddish or
yellowish in an image or video clip. To successfully achieve a natural look, you need to
identify a reference point in your image which represents the color white. Corel VideoStudio
gives you different options in selecting the white point:
• Auto — Automatically chooses a white point that is well-matched with the overall color
of your image.
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• Pick Color — Allows you to manually select the white point in the image. Use the
Eyedropper Tool to pick a reference area that should be white or neutral gray.
• White balance presets — Automatically selects the white point by matching specific
light conditions or scenarios.
• Temperature — Allows you to specify color temperature of light sources in Kelvin (K).
Lower values indicate Tungsten, Fluorescent and Daylight scenarios while Cloudy, Shade
and Overcast fall under high color temperature.
To adjust White balance
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In the Timeline or Library of the Edit workspace, select a video or image clip.
In the Options panel, click the Correction tab.
Check the White Balance option box.
Determine how you want to identify the white point. Choose among the different
options (Auto, Pick Color, White Balance presets (lighting icons) or Temperature).
5 If you have selected Pick color, choose Show preview to display a preview area in the
Options Panel.
6 When you drag your cursor to the Preview area, it will change to an eyedropper icon.
7 Click to identify a reference point in your image which represents the color white.
8 Watch the Preview Window to see how the new settings affect the image.
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Lens Correction
Wide-angle lenses, often used in video action cameras, are great for capturing a wide scene,
but they cause distortion in the video footage. Lens Correction has presets (for some GoPro
cameras, for example) and manual controls that let you reduce distortion.
Distortion (left) can be reduced (right) by using Lens Correction.
To correct wide-angle lens distortion
1 In the Timeline, double-click a clip with lens distortion, and in the Options panel, click
Correction, and open the Lens Correction section.
2 In the Select preset drop-down menu at the top, choose a preset.
The preview of the correction applies to the entire clip.
Advanced users can manually adjust the settings to correct distortion.
Note: To reset the clip to the original settings, choose Default from the Select preset
drop-down menu.
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Pan and zoom for video and photos
You can apply a pan and zoom effect to your photos and video clips. For example, you can
choose to start playing a video clip with a the full frame in view, and gradually zoom in to
show a specific subject in the video, then pan to show other subjects in the video. Conversely,
you can start with a close-up of a subject in your video, and gradually zoom out to show the
full scene. You can also create a static zoom that does not change as the video plays. For
example, a static zoom can be applied to draw attention to the main action in a video that
was originally set to capture a wide area, for example, a scene captured with a tripod.
Pan and Zoom is a great tool to use with 4K video because you can pan and zoom across
your 4K video source and still get an HD result.
Whether it’s a quick pan and zoom effect, or a customized result that requires key frame
precision, the Pan and Zoom window provides you with the tools you need.
There are three editing modes for Pan and Zoom:
• Static: Maintains the zoom level that you set throughout the video.
• Animated: Lets you use crosshairs to adjust pan and zoom key frames precisely.
• On the Fly: Lets you adjust pan and zoom settings interactively while the video plays.
Pan and Zoom: Settings and controls
The following settings and controls are available in the Pan and Zoom window. The
availability of controls depends on what is currently selected and the Edit Mode you choose.
For information about common key frame, playback, and preview controls, see “Customizing
filters” on page 133.
• Edit Mode: Choose between the Static, Animated or On the Fly editing modes.
• Preset Size: Choose a preset for HD, 2K, 4K, and more.
• Stay within source boundary: Ensures that the boundary of the project is used as the
boundary for the pan and zoom effect (the effect will not extend beyond project edge).
• Position: A one-click way to position the marquee in one of nine common alignment
options.
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• Ease in: Starts slower and gradually brings the pan and zoom effect up to full video
speed.
• Grid lines: Displays a grid that helps you align the marquee.
• Grid size: Specifies grid line spacing according to the number of divisions you set.
• Snap to grid: Aligns marquee to closest grid line automatically.
• Background color: Specifies the color of the background if marquee extends beyond
the boundary of the media.
• Vertical: Specifies the y-axis position (top to bottom).
• Horizontal: Specifies the x-axis position (left to right).
• Rotation: Specifies the angle of the marquee in degrees.
• Zoom ratio: Specifies the zoom level by adjusting the size of the marquee.
• Transparency: Specifies the opacity of the photo or video at the selected key frame.
To set a constant zoom level for a photo or video
1 In the Timeline, select a photo or video clip and click the Pan and Zoom button
on
the Timeline toolbar.
The Pan and Zoom window opens.
2 In the Edit Mode drop-down, choose Static.
3 In the Preset Size drop-down, choose a preset (such as HD if you’re zooming in on a 4K
video), or in the Original pane of the preview window, use the marquee to set the zoom
area and position.
To apply a pan and zoom effect to a video while it plays
1 In the Timeline, select a video clip and click the Pan and Zoom button
on the
Timeline toolbar.
The Pan and Zoom window opens.
2 In the Edit Mode drop-down, choose On the Fly.
3 In the Original pane (on the upper left side of the window), adjust the starting size and
position of the marquee. The result displays in the Preview pane on the right.
4 Click the Play button.
5 As the video plays, reposition and resize the marquee as you want. Key frames are added
automatically for each change you make.
6 Fine tune the results by using the key frames and adjusting the settings.
7 Click OK to return to the Edit workspace.
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To apply a pan and zoom effect to a photo or with key frames
1 In the Timeline, select a video clip and click the Pan and Zoom button
on the
Timeline toolbar.
The Pan and Zoom window opens.
2 In the Edit Mode drop-down, choose Animated.
3 Ensure that the Start key frame (first key frame) is selected in the effect timeline (appears
as a red diamond).
If the Start key frame is not selected, click it.
4 In the Original pane, click to set the position of the marquee.
A red crosshair displays to represent the currently selected key frame. Use the controls to
set the Zoom ratio and any other settings you want.
5 In the effect timeline, click the End key frame (last key frame), and repeat step 4.
6 Click the Play button
to preview the effect.
7 Double-click the timeline to add any additional key frames, and repeat step 4.
8 Click OK to apply effect and return to the main workspace.
Working with the Mask Creator
You can create and edit masks in VideoStudio Ultimate that let you apply an effect to selected
areas. The Mask Creator helps you apply a mask by using a brush or shape tools. You can
also invert a mask to swap the selected and unselected areas.
In the Mask Creator, a highlight and a blue bounding box indicate the mask area.
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You can choose from two mask types: Video and Still. A Video mask is designed to move
and change according to the movement in the video as it plays. A Still mask remains static
(does not change) as the video plays and it can be applied to an image.
Video masks use Detect movement options to help match the mask to the movement of
the selected object or background. Note that the Edge tolerance settings affect the edge
detection of the mask as it plays. You can choose to detect the movement from frame-toframe, from the current position to end of video, and from the current position to a specified
timecode.
Editing options, such as copy, paste, and move, let you customize and fine-tune a video
mask.
You can save your mask so that you can use it with other projects. When you exit the Mask
Creator, the mask appears as a mask clip on a track below the corresponding source clip.
Masks appear in a track below their corresponding clip and can be identified by a mask
icon and an elliptical vignette thumbnail.
Saved masks can be imported to the list of overlay options. For more information about
using mask frames and video masks with overlays, see “Adding a mask frame” on page 141
and “Using video masks with overlay clips” on page 141.
Mask Creator tools and options
You can use the following Masking tools:
— Lets you draw a freehand mask. Can be adjusted with the Brush size
• Mask Brush
slider.
• Smart Mask Brush
— Lets you draw a freehand mask that uses edge-detection to
make it easier to select distinct objects. Can be adjusted with the Brush size and Edge
tolerance sliders.
• Rectangle tool
— Lets you apply a rectangular mask. For video masks, edgedetection adjusts the edges for subsequent frames.
• Ellipse tool
— Lets you apply an elliptical mask. For video masks, edge-detection
adjusts the edges for subsequent frames.
• Eraser
— Lets you erase the mask. Can be adjusted with the Brush size slider.
— Lets you erase the mask using edge-detection to make it easier to
• Smart Eraser
select distinct objects. Can be adjusted with the Brush size and Edge tolerance sliders.In
addition to the Brush size slider, you can use the Edge tolerance slider.
• Clear Mask — Removes the mask completely.
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• Brush size slider — Changes the diameter of the Mask Brush, Smart Mask Brush,
Eraser, and Smart Eraser.
• Edge tolerance slider — Determines the sensitivity for mask edge detection based on
how closely the pixels that you select with the masking tools match the adjacent pixels.
At low settings, only similar pixels are included in the mask; at high settings, the mask
expands to include a wider range of pixels.
You can manage and edit masks with the following Editing tools:
• Show/Hide Mask
— Hides or shows the mask highlight and bounding box in the
playback area.
• Copy
— Lets you copy a mask from a specific frame
• Paste
— Lets you paste a mask that you copied from another frame
• Move Mask
— Lets you move the mask to a new position in the frame
• Undo
— Removes the last edit
— Reapplies the last edit if Undo was used
• Redo
Video masks can use the following Detect movement options:
• Next Frame
— Detects movement and adjusts mask from the current scrubber
position to the next frame
• End of Clip
— Detects movement and helps to adjust a mask for all frames from the
current scrubber position until the end of the clip. Note: This can take a few minutes,
depending on the length and quality of the clip.
• Specified Timecode
— Detects movement and helps to adjust the mask for all
frames from the current scrubber position until the specified timecode. Note: This can
take a few minutes, depending on the length and quality of the clip.
Note: Creating precise video masks requires fine-tuning.
To create a still mask with the Mask Creator
1 In the Timeline view (Edit workspace), right-click the clip you want to work with, and
choose Mask Creator from the context menu.
2 In the Mask Creator window, click the Still option.
3 In the tools area, choose the Mask Brush, Smart Mask Brush, Rectangle tool or Ellipse
tool.
4 In the playback window, drag across the area that you want to select. A highlight appears
over the selected area.
5 Review the results in the playback window. You can fine-tune the mask by using the tools
to modify the selected area.
To reset the mask, click the Clear Mask button.
6 Click OK to exit Mask Creator.
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The mask appears on its own track in the Timeline, below the clip to which it is applied.
You can adjust the length of the mask as you would other clips and you can apply effects
to the mask by dragging an effect onto the mask in the Timeline.
To create a video mask with the Mask Creator
1 In the Timeline view (Edit workspace), right-click the clip you want to work with, and
choose Mask Creator from the context menu.
2 In the Mask Creator window, click the Video option.
If you are creating a video mask for a specific segment of the video clip, scrub through
the video to figure out when you want the masking to start and stop. Make note of the
timecode for the stop time.
3 In the tools area, choose the Mask Brush, Smart Mask Brush, Rectangle tool or Ellipse
tool.
4 In the playback window, drag across the area that you want to select. A highlight appears
over the selected area.
5 In the Detect movement area, choose Next Frame , End of Clip , or type a
timecode in the timecode box and then click Specified Timecode . Note that when
you detect movement to the end of a clip or to a specified timecode, it can take a few
minutes, depending on the length of the clip and the quality.
6 Review the results in the playback window. You can fine-tune by scrubbing through the
video and using the Eraser tool and Brush tool to modify the selected area. In some
cases, you might find the Editing tools helpful when working from frame-to-frame.
To edit a mask
1 In the Timeline (Edit workspace), right-click a mask clip and choose Edit Mask from the
context menu.
The Mask Creator dialog box opens. Make any adjustments you want and click OK to
return to the Timeline.
To save a mask
1 After you create a mask, in the Save options area of the Mask Creator dialog box, click
Mask (default) or Invert mask.
Note: If you invert the mask, the preview area does not show the inverted mask—it
displays when you return to the Timeline.
2 Set a destination in the Save to box.
3 Click the Save As button at the bottom of the dialog box, and choose a name for the
mask.
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If you want to link the mask to the original clip, mark the Link mask to source clip check
box. Note that you can link only one mask per file.
To import a video or still mask as an overlay option
1 In the Timeline, select an overlay clip.
2 In the Options panel, click Mask & Chroma Key on the Effect tab.
3 Click the Apply Overlay Options check box, then choose Mask Frame (for a still mask)
or Video Mask from the Type drop-list.
4 Click the Add mask item(s) button
to the right of the mask preview area, and browse
to a saved mask file (.uisx format for a video mask, .png for a still mask).
The mask is added to the preview area.
You can remove files from the video masks list by clicking the thumbnail for the mask,
and clicking the Remove mask item button .
You can create a folder for masks in the default user content folder: ...Documents/
Corel VideoStudio Pro/21.0/.
Track transparency
You can use the Track Transparency mode to precisely control the transparency of a track.
Key frames let you vary track transparency to achieve the effect you want. For example, you
can adjust the transparency of a track to create a superimposed effect (where the underlying
track shows through) or to create a custom fade in and fade out effect.
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To adjust track transparency
1 In the Edit workspace, choose a track in the Timeline that you want to adjust.
2 In the track header, click the Track Transparency button
.
Track Transparency mode opens.
3 Do any of the following
• To adjust the transparency for the entire track, drag the yellow line to a new vertical
position. The top has a value of 100% opacity and ranges to 0% opacity (fully
transparent) at the bottom.
• To vary the transparency throughout the track, click the yellow line to set a key frame.
You can add as many key frames as you like. Drag the square key frame node to the
transparency level you want.
• To delete a key frame, right-click a key frame node and choose Remove key frame.
• To delete all key frames, right-click a key frame node and choose Remove all key
frames
4 To exit Track Transparency mode, click the Close button
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360 video
360 video is an interactive type of video that lets the viewer look in any direction by changing
the viewing angle during playback. The viewing angle can be controlled by using a
touchscreen, onscreen controls, or by moving the viewing device, such as a smartphone or
tablet, in different directions. 360 video requires a special 360 video player (for example,
YouTube and Facebook have 360 video players).
Editing 360 video
VideoStudio lets you edit different types of 360 video footage (check the instructions for your
360 video camera for more information). For example, you can adjust the color or brightness
of the video, trim the video, or add titles or objects. Please note that not all effects can be
applied to 360 videos.
Note: There are different types of 360 video. VideoStudio supports the following types of
360 video:
• Monoscopic Equirectangular
• Single Fisheye
• Double Fisheye
You can convert any supported 360 video to Standard, or convert Single Fisheye or Double
Fisheye to Equirectangular video.
Why convert 360 video to standard video?
Here are a few reasons people choose to convert 360 video:
• There are occasions when you want to control what users look at in 360 video footage.
When you convert to standard video in VideoStudio, you can use your 360 video source
in much the same way that you can use multicamera sources—you can choose the view
for your audience with key frame precision.
• You can play standard video using a wider range of applications and devices—no special
player is required (the video is not interactive).
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• Standard video is a much smaller file size than 360 video.
The 360 to Standard dialog box. The 360 video source displays on the left and a
standard video preview displays on the right
Controls and settings
The following controls and settings can be found in the 360 to Standard and Insert as 360
windows.
• The key frame controls
let you modify the key frames on the
timeline, according to the position of the scrubber. You can Add key frame, Remove key
frame, Go to previous key frame, Reverse key frames, Move key frame to the left,
Move key frame to the right, and Go to next key frame).
• The playback bar
let you navigate your clip (Home, Previous Frame, Play,
Next Frame, End)
• Timecode
lets you jump directly to a part of your selected clip by
specifying the exact timecode.
• Scrubber
let you scrub through the clip. Clicking a key frame will move the scrubber
to the current position in the timeline.
in the 360 to Standard dialog box is a simple bar with time
• The timeline
indicators. It contains any key frames you set and can be navigated with the scrubber.
You can use the Zoom in and Zoom out buttons to the right of the timeline to expand
or condense the units of time.
• Pan — Lets you adjust the view horizontally (x-axis)
• Tilt — Lets you adjust the view vertically (y-axis)
• Field of View — Lets you adjust the how close or how far away the camera appears to
be from the scene in the selected view—the effect is similar to zooming. Lower values
zoom in for a narrower view; higher values zoom out for a wider view.
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To edit and export a 360 video
1 In the Edit workspace, drag a 360 video from the Library to the Timeline.
If you want to convert fisheye 360 to equirectangular, right-click the clip in the Timeline,
choose 360 Video, and click the applicable fisheye option (Single Fisheye to
Equirectangular or Double Fisheye to Equirectangular. If you want to adjust any
conversion settings, adjust the controls and click OK.
2 In the Timeline, verify that you are working with a 360 video by ensuring that the 360
video icon
displays in the Player panel.
3 Edit the video in VideoStudio. For example, you can do the following:
• Open the Options panel to access Correction settings
• Apply an effect from the Library (*Not all effects can be applied to 360 video.)
• Trim the video
• Add a title or object
Note: When you apply a title or object to a 360 video, right-click the item in the
Timeline, and choose 360 Video > Insert as 360 to convert the media to 360. Make any
adjustments you want in the Insert as 360 window. A circular 360 icon appears on titles
and other objects inserted as 360.
4 When you are finished editing, save your file and click the Share tab.
5 From the Share tab, ensure that you enable the Same as Project Settings check box or
select a 360-compatible setting (for example, MPEG-4, AVC 360, in the highest resolution
suitable for your project).
6 Make any additional changes to the settings on the Sharing page and click Start.
To convert 360 video to standard video
1 In the Timeline, right-click a 360 video clip, and choose 360 Video > 360 to Standard.
The 360 Video window opens with two preview panes—the 360 video source is on the
left and a standard video preview is on the right.
until its position corresponds to
2 In the 360 video pane, drag the View Tracker icon
the view that you want to show in the standard video pane.
3 Click Play and as the 360 video plays, drag the View Tracker if you want to change the
view seen in the standard video pane.
Each time you change the view, key frames are added.
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Key frames appear as blue diamonds along the timeline. The selected key frame is red.
Key frame buttons (standard key frame controls) appear above the timeline.
4 When you are finished, you can replay the video and edit the view by doing any of the
following:
• Delete a key frame by clicking it on the timeline and pressing Delete.
• Drag a key frame on the timeline to change when the view appears.
• Click a key frame and change the view by adjusting the Pan, Tilt, and Field of View
values in the Angle area.
5 Click OK to accept the changes and return to the Timeline.
If you want to clear all key frames, click the Reset button.
6 When you want to output your project, ensure that you choose a standard video format.
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Audio
Sound is one of the elements that determine the success of your video production.
Corel VideoStudio allows you to add music, narration, and sound effects to your project.
The Audio feature in Corel VideoStudio consists of four tracks. You can insert narrations on
the Voice Track and the background music or sound effects on the Music Track.
This section contains the following topics:
• Adding audio files
• Using Audio Ducking to automatically adjust volume
• Splitting an audio track from a video clip
• Using Auto Music
• Adjusting clip volume
• Trimming and cutting audio clips
• Stretching audio duration
• Applying fade-in/out
• Using the Sound Mixer
• Adjusting stereo channels
• Using the Surround Sound Mixer
• Mixing Surround Sound
• Duplicating an audio channel
• Applying audio filters
Adding audio files
You can add audio files to your project in any of the following ways:
• Add audio files to the Library from a local or network drive. (Triple Scoop royalty-free
music is included in the Library).
• Rip audio from CD
• Record a voice-over clip
• Use Auto Music
Note: You can also extract audio from a video file.
To add an audio file to the Library
• Click the Import Media Files button
Audio
to browse for audio files in your computer.
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After you import audio files to the Library, you can add them to your project by dragging
them from the Library to the Timeline.
To add voice-over narration
1 Move the Scrubber to the section of the video where you want to insert your voice-over.
2 In Timeline view, click the
Record/Capture Option button and select Voice-over.
The Adjust Volume dialog box appears.
Note: The program prompts you when there is an existing voice-over clip at the current
project cue position. Make sure that a clip is not selected by clicking on an empty area in
the Timeline.
3 Speak into the microphone and check if the meter responds accordingly. You can use the
Windows audio mixer to adjust the level of the microphone.
4 Click Start and begin speaking into the microphone.
5 Press [Esc] or [Space] to end recording.
6 The best way to record narrations is to do the recording in 10 to 15-second sessions. This
makes it easier to remove a badly recorded narration and redo it. To remove, just select
the clip on the Timeline and press [Delete].
To import music from an audio CD
1 In Timeline view, click the
audio CD.
Record/Capture Option button and click Import from
The Rip CD Audio dialog box appears.
2 Select the tracks to be imported in the Track List.
3 Click Browse and select the destination folder where the imported files will be saved.
4 Click Rip to start importing the audio tracks.
Using Audio Ducking to automatically adjust volume
Audio ducking (similar concept to side-chaining) is used to automatically lower the volume
of one track so that you can hear another track better. For example, if you have a video
project that includes music and voiceover, you can use audio ducking to automatically
decrease the music volume when the narrator is speaking. You can adjust the threshold that
triggers “ducking” and you can adjust by how much the volume of the background track will
drop.
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To use Audio Ducking
1 In the Timeline view (Edit workspace), ensure that the track you want to apply “ducking”
to is below the video, overlay, or voice track that you want to feature.
2 Right-click the music track that you want to “duck” and choose Audio Ducking.
3 In the Audio Ducking dialog box, adjust the following sliders:
• Ducking Level — determines the volume decrease. Higher numbers indicate lower
volume.
• Sensitivity — determines the volume threshold (read from the track above the selected
track) required for ducking to occur. You will likely need to readjust the Sensitivity slider
to achieve the results you want.
• Attack — determines the time it takes to lower the volume to the Ducking Level
setting after the Sensitivity threshold is met.
• Decay — determines the time it takes to return to the regular clip volume from the
Ducking Level
In these examples, the voiceover is the purple track and the music is the blue track. The
yellow line in each example indicates when and by how much the volume of the music
track is lowered by applying different Sensitivity settings for Audio Ducking: Top = 0,
Middle = 2, and Bottom = 30. In this example, a setting of 2 worked best.
You can tweak Audio Ducking results manually by dragging, adding, or removing key
frame nodes on the yellow volume line.
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Splitting an audio track from a video clip
Corel VideoStudio lets you split the audio portion from an existing video clip into an audio
track.
Video clips that contain audio display an Audio icon
To split an audio track from a video clip
1 Select the video clip.
2 Right-click the video clip and select Split Audio.
• This generates a new audio track.
Once you split an audio track from a video clip, you can apply an audio filter to the
audio track. For more information, see “Applying audio filters” on page 107.
Using Auto Music
The Auto Music feature of Corel VideoStudio lets you easily create high-quality sound tracks
from the ScoreFitter library of royalty-free music. Songs have different variations to help you
set the right feel for your video production.
You can also access ScoreFitter music in the Library by clicking the Scorefitter Music folder.
To add music with Auto Music
1 Click the Auto Music button
The Auto Music panel opens.
in the Toolbar.
1 In the Category list, select the type of music you want.
2 In the Song list, select a song.
3 In the Version list, select the version of the song.
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To listen to your selection, click the Play Selected Song button
1 When you find the song you want, click the Add to Timeline button .
Note: Enable Auto Trim to automatically trim the audio clip or cut down to the desired
duration.
Balancing the volume of multiple clips with Normalize Audio
Normalize Audio automatically balances the volume level for a group of selected audio and
video clips. Whether the audio is are barely audible, or loud and clear, Normalize Audio
ensures a consistent volume range across all the clips. The volume levels of the selected clips
are analyzed and the volume level of the clips with lower volumes is raised to be consistent
with the clip that has the highest volume level. For information about adjusting clip volume
manually, see “Adjusting clip volume” on page 103.
To apply Normalize Audio to multiple clips with audio
1 In the Edit workspace, select the audio clips that you want to balance.
To select multiple clips, hold Shift and click the clips.
2 Right-click a selected clip and choose Normalize Audio.
Adjusting clip volume
There are different ways to control clip volume. Clip volume represents the percentage of the
original recorded volume. Values range from 0 to 500%, where 0% completely silences the
clip and 100% retains the original recorded volume.
To adjust the volume of a video or audio clip
1 In the Timeline, select an audio clip (or video with sound).
2 Do one of the following:
• Right-click the clip, choose Adjust Volume from the context menu, and enter a new
value in the volume box.
• Click the Sound Mixer button
adjust the volume slider.
on the Timeline toolbar, and in the Options panel,
Trimming and cutting audio clips
After recording voice and music, you can easily trim your audio clips in the Timeline.
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To trim audio clips
• Do one of the following:
• Drag a handle, either from the beginning or end, to shorten a clip.
Note: In the Timeline, a selected audio clip has two handles that can be used for
trimming.
• Drag the Trim markers.
• Move the Scrubber and click the Mark-in / Mark-out buttons.
To split the audio clip
• Click the Split Clip button
to split the clip.
Stretching audio duration
The time stretch feature allows you to stretch an audio clip to match video duration without
distorting its pitch. Normally, stretching audio clips to fit the project results in a distorted
sound. The time stretch feature will make the audio clip sound like it is just played in a slower
tempo.
When you stretch an audio clip by 50-150%, the sound will not be distorted however, if
stretched below or above that range the sound may be distorted.
To stretch the duration of an audio clip
1 Click on an audio clip in the Timeline or Library and open the Options Panel.
2 In the Music & Voice tab panel, click Speed/Time-lapse to open the Speed/Time-lapse
dialog box.
3 Enter a value in Speed or drag the slider to change the speed of the audio clip. A slower
speed makes the clip’s duration longer while a faster speed makes it shorter.
Note: You can specify how long the clip will play in Time stretch duration. The speed of
the clip will automatically adjust to the specified duration. This feature will not trim the
clip when you specify a shorter time.
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You can stretch the time of an audio clip on the Timeline by holding [Shift] then
dragging the handles on the selected clip.
Applying fade-in/out
Background music that starts and ends gradually is commonly used to create smooth
transitions.
To apply fade effects to your audio clips
• Click the Fade-in
and Fade-out
buttons.
Using the Sound Mixer
The key to making narrations, background music, and existing audio of your video clips blend
well together is to control the relative volume of your clips.
To blend the different audio tracks in your project
• Click the Sound Mixer button
on the Toolbar.
Note: If the Audio Type is set to 3/2 in the Project Properties Audio Settings, the
Surround Sound Mixer is displayed. If the Audio Type is set to 2/0 Stereo mode, the 2Channel Mixer is displayed. You can verify these settings by going to Settings > Project
Properties, clicking Edit in the Project Properties dialog box, and then clicking the
Compression tab in the Edit Profile Options dialog box.
For information about using the Surround Sound Mixer, see “Using the Surround Sound
Mixer” on page 106.
For information about using the 2-Channel Mixer, see “Adjusting stereo channels” on
page 105.
Adjusting stereo channels
In stereo files (two channels), a single waveform represents the left and right channels.
To use stereo mode
1 Go to Settings > Project Properties.
2 In the Project Properties dialog box, choose a format from the Project format drop-list.
3 Click Edit.
4 In the Edit Profile Options dialog box, click the Compression tab.
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5 In the Audio format drop-list, choose Dolby Digital Audio.
6 In the Audio Settings area, choose 2/0 (L, R) from the Audio Type drop-list box.
7 Click the Sound Mixer button
in the toolbar.
8 Click on the Music Track.
9 Click Play in the Options Panel.
10 Click the music note symbol in the center of the Surround Sound Mixer and adjust
depending on your preferred sound position.
Note: Moving the note symbol will affect the sound coming from your preferred
direction.
11 Drag Volume to adjust the volume level of the audio.
Using the Surround Sound Mixer
Unlike a stereo stream that carries only two audio channels, Surround Sound has five
separate audio channels encoded into one file which is delivered to five speakers and one
sub-woofer.
The Surround Sound Mixer has all the controls to position sounds around the listener,
outputting audio through the 5.1 configuration of multiple speakers. You can also use this
mixer to adjust the volume for stereo files, making it sound as if the audio moves from one
speaker to another.
Mixing Surround Sound
All audio channels in Surround Sound have a set of similar controls that you will find in the
stereo configuration of this panel, plus a few more specific controls.
• Six-channel VU Meter — Front Left, Front Right, Center, Sub-woofer, Surround Left,
Surround Right.
• Center — Controls the amount of output sound from the center speaker.
• Sub-woofer — Controls the amount of low-frequency sound output.
To use Surround Sound mode
1 Go to Settings > Project Properties.
2 In the Project Properties dialog box, choose a format from the Project format drop-list.
3 Click Edit.
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4 In the Edit Profile Options dialog box, click the Compression tab.
5 In the Audio format drop-list, choose Dolby Digital Audio.
6 In the Audio Settings area, choose 3/2 (L, C, R, SL, SR) from the Audio Type drop-list
box.
7 Click the Sound Mixer button
in the toolbar.
8 Click the music note symbol in the center of the Surround Sound Mixer. Drag it to any of
the six channels depending on your sound position preference. Repeat steps 1 and 2 in
using stereo mode.
9 Drag the Volume, Center and Sub-woofer sliders to adjust sound controls of your audio
Note: You can also adjust the sound position preference of your tracks in Video,
Overlay and Voice. To do this, click your preferred track button and repeat steps 2 to 3.
Duplicating an audio channel
Audio files sometimes separate the vocal sound from the background audio and put them
in different channels. Duplicating an audio channel allows you to mute the other channel.
To duplicate an audio channel, click the Sound Mixer button
in the toolbar. Click the
Attribute tab and select Duplicate audio channel. Choose which audio channel to duplicate
this may be Left or Right.
In recording voice-overs using the microphone, it will be recorded on one channel only.
You can improve the audio volume by using this feature to duplicate across channels.
Applying audio filters
Corel VideoStudio allows you to apply filters to your audio clips in the Music and Voice
Tracks. You can also apply audio filters to video clips that include audio.
To apply audio filters
1 In the Library, click the Filter button
to display the filters.
2 Click the Show Audio Filters button
to display only the audio filters.
3 Drag the audio filter to the Timeline and drop it onto an audio clip or a video clip that
includes audio.
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You can also apply an audio filter from the Options panel when an audio clip is
selected. In the Music & Voice tab of the Options panel, click Audio Filter. In the
Available filters list, select the desired audio filters and click Add. An audio filter can
be customized if the Options button is enabled. Click Options to open a dialog box
where you can define the settings for the particular audio filter.
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Titles and subtitles
Corel VideoStudio lets you create professional-looking titles, complete with special effects,
in minutes. For example, you can add opening and closing credits, captions, or subtitles.
This section contains the following topics:
• Using the Title Safe area
• Adding titles using the Library
• Adding titles with the Subtitle Editor
• Formatting text
• Applying text effects and animation
• Converting titles to image and animation files
Using the Title Safe area
The title safe area is the rectangular white outline on the Preview Window. Keeping the text
within the bounds of the title safe area will make sure the title does not get cut off at the
edges.
To show or hide the title safe area
1 Click Settings > Preferences.
2 Under the General tab, click Display title safe area on Preview Window.
Adding titles using the Library
You can add titles when the Title category is active in the Library. You can add one or more
simple titles or use presets to add animated titles, such as rolling credits at the end of your
movie. You can also save custom presets.
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To add multiple titles directly on the Preview Window
1
2
3
4
Click Title
in the Library panel.
Double-click the Preview Window.
In the Edit tab of the Options panel, select Multiple titles.
Use the controls in the Navigation area of the Player panel to scan your movie and select
the frame where you want to add a title.
5 Double-click the Preview Window and type your text.
Click outside the text box when you are done typing.
6 Repeat steps 4 and 5 to add more titles.
You can add multiple titles and modify the attributes of each title.
Title clips can be placed on Title, Video, and Overlay tracks.
To add a preset title to your project
1 Click Title
in the Library panel.
2 Drag and drop the preset text onto the Timeline.
Note: You can modify a preset title by double-clicking it on the Preview Window and
entering new text. Open the Options Panel to edit the title attributes.
To save your title as a My Favorite preset
• Right-click a title clip in the Timeline and click Add to My Favorites. You can access your
title preset in the Library by choosing My Favorites in the Gallery drop-list.
If you want to save specific filter customizations for your title, in the Options panel, click
the Attribute tab, and after customizing the filter settings, click the Add to My Favorites
button to the right of the filter list.
Adding titles with the Subtitle Editor
The Subtitle Editor lets you add titles to video or audio clips. Easily add on-screen narration
to slideshows or song lyrics to music videos. Use timecodes to match subtitles to clips
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precisely when adding subtitles manually. You can also add subtitles automatically using
Voice Detection for more accurate results in less time.
To launch the Subtitle Editor
1 Select a video or audio clip in the Timeline.
2 Click the Subtitle Editor button .
The Subtitle Editor dialog box appears.
You can also launch the Subtitle Editor dialog box by right-clicking a selected video or
audio clip in the Timeline and choosing Subtitle Editor.
To add subtitles manually with the Subtitle Editor
1 In the Subtitle Editor dialog box, drag the Scrubber or play the video to the part where
you want to add titles.
2 Using the playback controls or manual scrubbing, click the Mark in
and Mark out
buttons to define the duration of each subtitle.
Each subtitle segment manually added will appear in the Subtitle list.
Note: You can also click the Add a new subtitle button
to add a subtitle segment on
the current location of the scrubber. If you click this button while the scrubber is on an
existing subtitle segment, the program will seamlessly create an end point of the existing
subtitle segment and the start point of a new subtitle segment.
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Click the Waveform view button
to display the audio waveform of the video clip.
This is helpful in determining areas that have significant audio levels.
To add subtitles automatically with the Subtitle Editor
1 In the Voice Detection area, select settings in the Voice recording quality and
Sensitivity drop-lists that correspond to the characteristics of the audio quality in your
video.
2 Click Scan.
The program will automatically detect subtitling segments based on audio levels.
The subtitle segments are added to the Subtitle list.
Note: Voice Detection will be activated only if your video clip has audio.
For better voice detection results, it is best to use videos with clear speech and less
background noise. This feature works best for video tutorials, speeches and video
presentations.
To import subtitle files using the Subtitle Editor
1 Click the Import subtitle file button
and browse for subtitle files that you want to
import.
2 Click Open.
The selected subtitles appear in the Subtitle list.
All subtitle segments previously added manually or automatically, along with its
properties, will be replaced by the selected subtitle files.
To edit subtitles by using the Subtitle Editor
1 For each subtitle in the Subtitle list, click the default text to activate the text box and type
the text you want. Click outside the text box when you finish editing the text.
Repeat this step for all subtitle segments.
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2 You can further customize titles in your project by using the following options:
Part
Description
Delete selected subtitles — Deletes the selected subtitle segment
Join subtitles — Merges two or more selected subtitles
Time offset — Introduces timing offsets for the entry and exit of subtitle segments
Text Options — Launches a separate dialog box where you can customize the font
attributes, style and position of subtitles
3 Click OK.
All segments in the Subtitle list will appear on the Title Track in the Timeline.
To save subtitle files using the Subtitle Editor
1 Click the Export subtitle file button
the subtitle file.
2 Click Save.
and browse for the path where you want to save
Formatting text
You can format your text by changing the font, text alignment, and text direction. For
example, the text direction can be set for left-to-right, right-to-left or vertical. You can also
add borders and shadows, or rotate the text. Add a text backdrop to superimpose your text
on a solid or gradient shape to make it stand out. You can also define how long a title clip
appears by adjusting the title clip duration.
Text direction is one of many formatting settings for titles.
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To edit titles
1 In the Timeline, select the title clip on the Title Track and click the Preview Window to
enable title editing.
2 Modify the properties of the title clip by using the different options in the Edit and
Attribute tabs of the Options Panel.
If you plan to change the text direction, it’s best to set this before you start to type.
To rotate text in the Preview Window
1 In the Title Track, double-click a title.
2 In the Preview Window, yellow and purple handles appear around the text.
3 Click and drag a purple handle to the position you want.
You can also rotate text using the Options Panel. In the Edit tab, specify a value in
Rotate by degree to apply a more precise angle of rotation.
To add a text backdrop
1 Enable the Text backdrop check box.
2 Click the Customize text backdrop attributes button
to open the Text Backdrop
dialog box.
3 Choose the Solid background bar or Fit with text option.
If you choose Fit with text, choose a shape from the drop-list and set a value in the
Enlarge box.
4 In the Color setting area, choose the Solid or Gradient option, and click the color
swatch to set the background color.
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5 If you choose Gradient, click an arrow button to set the direction of the gradient and
click the second color swatch to set a second color.
6 In the Transparency box, enter a value. Higher numbers increase the transparency.
7 Click OK.
To modify text border, transparency, and add shadows
• Click the Border/Shadow/Transparency button
Shadow/Transparency dialog box.
and set attributes using the Border/
To apply a title preset
1 Click the Title clip on the Timeline and then double-click the title on the Preview
Window.
2 In the Edit tab, click the Title Preset Style drop-list and click a thumbnail to apply the
effect.
To adjust the duration of title clips
• Do one of the following:
• In the Timeline, drag the handles of the clip
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• Select the clip in the Timeline, open the Options Panel, click the Edit tab, and enter a
value in the Duration box.
Applying text effects and animation
Apply motion to your text using title animation tools, such as Fade, Moving Path, and Drop.
You can also apply filters to your text using preset Title Effects such as Bubble, Mosaic, and
Ripple. The title filters are in a separate Title Effects category.
To apply animation to the current text
1
2
3
4
In the Title Track, double-click a title.
In the Options panel, click the Attribute tab.
Enable the Animation option, and mark the Apply check box.
Select a category from the Select the type of animation drop-list and select the specific
preset animation from the box under Apply.
5 Click the Customize animation attributes button
to open a dialog box where you
can specify animation attributes.
6 In some animation effects, you can drag the Pause duration handles that appear in the
Navigation area of the Player panel to specify how long the text will pause after it enters
and before it exits the screen.
Pause duration handles
To apply title filters to the current text
1 In the Library, click Filter and choose Title Effects in the Gallery drop-list. The Library
displays the thumbnails of various filters under the Title Effects category.
2 Drag the filter thumbnail from the Library onto your clip in the Timeline.
Note: By default, the filter applied to a clip is always replaced with the new filter
dragged onto the clip. In the Effect tab of the Options Panel, clear Replace last filter to
apply multiple filters to a single title.
3 To customize the title filter, in the Options panel, click the Effect tab, and do one of the
following:
• Click a thumbnail in the drop-list to the left of Customize Filter.
• Click Customize Filter. Available options depend on the selected filter.
Note: When there is more than one title filter applied to a clip, you can change the
order of filters by clicking the Move filter up arrow
or Move filter down arrow
that appear to the right of the filter list on the Attributes tab. Changing the order of the
title filters will have different effects on your clip.
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Converting titles to image and animation files
You can convert a frame in a title clip to an image file (PNG) or you can convert title clips
with moving elements to animation files (UISX). The PNG and UISX file are saved as Alpha
channel files. Why convert titles? You can add converted titles to overlay tracks, extending
the creative options and attributes that you can use. For more information, see “Overlay
clips” on page 135.
Ensure that the text in your title is final before converting—converted text cannot be
edited.
To convert a title to an image (PNG)
1 In the Timeline, click a clip in the Title track.
2 Scrub to the frame that you want to capture as an image.
3 Right-click the clip and choose Convert this frame to PNG.
The PNG file is added to the Library (Photos category).
To convert a moving title to an animated file (UISX)
1 In the Timeline, click a Title track clip that includes moving elements.
2 Right-click the clip and choose Convert to animation.
The UISX file is added to the Library (Videos category).
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3D Title Editor
You can use the 3D Title Editor to create three-dimensional titles for your movie projects.
You can control the look of the text as well as how it moves across the screen. For example,
you can create a metallic gold title that spins on and off screen or you can create a stonetextured title where each letter or word scales and moves independently.
For information about standard (2D) titles, see “Titles and subtitles” on page 109.
3D Title Editor workspace
The 3D Title Editor window consists of the following components:
Areas of the 3D Title Editor: 1. Presets panel; 2. Player panel; 3. Settings panel; 4. Timeline panel;
5. Object List (Layers); 6. Timeline toolbar
1 Presets panel: Lets you get started quickly with ready-made Text Objects and styles,
including lighting, camera, and material options.
2 Player panel: Lets you view your 3D text and work interactively with it to set position,
orientation, and more. Use the playback controls to preview your 3D title.
3 Settings panel: Customize your text by choosing settings for Text, Color, Texture, Bevel,
Opacity, Lights, and more.
4 Timeline panel: Lets you add, edit, and remove keyframes for the text object properties.
You can also add and delete text object layers, access the Object List, and use the tools
and controls on the Timeline toolbar. The scrubber in the Timeline panel is synchronized
with the Player panel.
5 Object List: If you have multiple text objects in your project (separate words or letters,
for example), you can choose which object you want to display in the Timeline by using
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the Object List drop-down menu above the key frame headers. The name of the layer is
determined by the text that you type in the Text Settings box.
6 Timeline toolbar: Lets you type specific values for key frames and switch between
Move, Rotate, and Resize modes. You can also add or delete text object layers from the
timeline (buttons on the left side) and control which surfaces of the object are affected
by surface-related settings (such as color and material).
Creating and editing 3D titles
Here are the basic steps for creating a 3D title:
1 Choose a preset text object or work with the default text object.
2 Modify the settings for the text object to get the look you want.
3 In the Timeline panel, start setting keyframes so you can apply changes to the style and
movement of the text.
4 Preview your project in the Player panel, adjusting settings and keyframes to get the
effect you want.
5 Click OK to return to the main application, where your 3D title appears on the timeline.
Experimenting is a good way to learn what is possible in terms of text styles and movements.
To create or edit a 3D title
1 In VideoStudio, do one of the following:
in the timeline toolbar.
• Click the 3D Title Editor button
• In the Library panel, choose the Title > 3D Title category, drag a title to the timeline,
and double-click it.
• Double-click an existing 3D title in the Timeline.
The 3D Title Editor opens.
2 In the Settings panel, replace the default text by typing your text in the Text Settings
box.
If you want to have more than one text object (so you can apply different properties to
letters or words), in the Presets panel, choose Objects > Text Objects, and click a preset
thumbnail for each object that you want to add, using the Text Settings box to type the
final text for each object. At any point, you can select a specific text object for editing by
clicking the object in the Player panel.
3 In Text Settings area of the Settings panel, format the text by using any of the spacing,
alignment, font, and size options.
4 To determine the properties for your title in the starting position, in the Timeline panel,
click the name of the property that you want to adjust and do one of the following:
• For Position, Orientation (Rotate), and Scale (Resize), drag in the Player panel or for
precise settings, type values in the X, Y, and Z boxes on the Timeline toolbar.
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• For Color and Opacity, in the Settings panel, adjust the settings in the Color and
Opacity areas.
If you want to adjust the Texture, Bevel, Lights, or Camera settings for the title, adjust
the settings in the corresponding area or in the Presets panel, choose presets from
Scene and Object Style. These settings do not have keyframes.
5 In the Timeline panel, set any additional keyframes (for example your end point
keyframes), and set the properties you want for each keyframe.
If you simply have a start and end keyframe, a gradual change is applied between the
two keyframes. Set more frequent keyframes for faster changes.
6 Use the playback controls in the Player panel to preview your 3D title.
7 When you are finished editing your 3D title, click OK to close the 3D Title Editor
window. Your title is inserted in the Timeline (Title track).
You can apply different surface-related settings, such as color and material, to selected
surfaces. For example, you can apply blue to the front face, green to the back face, and
a wood grain material to the sides. Click any of the following buttons to select or
deselect the corresponding surface:
•
Select front face
•
Select front bevel face
•
Select side face
•
Select back bevel face
•
Select back face
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Transitions
Transitions can help your movie switch smoothly from one scene to the next. They can be
applied to single clips or in between clips on all tracks in the Timeline. Effective use of this
feature can add a professional touch to your movie.
This section contains the following topics:
• Adding transitions
• Saving and deleting transitions
Adding transitions
There are many types of transitions in the Library. For every type, you choose a specific
preset effect by using the thumbnails. For example, you can choose from popular transition
styles such as Dissolve, Crossfade, and Fade to black.
To add a transition
• In the Edit workspace, do one of the following:
• Click Transitions in the Library and select from various categories of transitions from
the drop-list. Scroll through the transitions in the Library. Select and drag an effect
between two video clips in the Timeline. Drop your effect and it will snap into place.
You can only drag and drop one transition at a time.
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• Double-click a transition in the Library to automatically insert it into the first empty
transition slot between two clips. Repeat this process to insert a transition at the next
cut. To replace a transition in your project, drag the new transition onto the transition
thumbnail for replacement in the Storyboard View or Timeline View.
• Overlap two clips in the Timeline.
To add a transition automatically
1 Select Settings > Preferences > and click the Edit tab.
2 Under Transition Effect, enable Automatically add transition effect
The default transition is added automatically between clips.
Note: A default transition is always added automatically between overlapping clips,
whether the Automatically add transition effect in Preferences is enabled or not.
To add a selected transition to all video track clips
1 Select the thumbnail of the transition.
2 Click the Apply current effect to video track button
and select Apply current effect to video track.
or right-click on the transition
To add random transitions to all video track clips
• Click the Apply random effect(s) to video track button
.
To customize a preset transition
1 Double-click a transition effect in the Timeline.
2 Modify the attributes or behavior of the transition in the Options Panel.
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To further customize transitions, you may also do one of the following:
• In Default transition effect duration, enter a value for the number of seconds
you want transitions to take place in between clips.
• Choose a transition effect from the Default transition effect drop-list.
• In Random effects, click the Customize button and select transitions you want
to use in your project when transitions are added in between clips.
Saving and deleting transitions
You can collect your favorite transitions from different categories and save them in the My
Favorites folder. This way, you can easily find the transitions that you use most often. You
can also delete transitions that you do not use.
To save a transition in My Favorites
1 Select the thumbnail of the transition.
2 Click the Add to My Favorites button
list.
to add the transition in the Favorites Library
To delete a transition from a project
• Do one of the following:
• Click on the transition to be removed and press [Delete].
• Right-click on the transition and select Delete.
• Drag to separate two clips with transition effect.
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Graphics
The Graphic Library contains color clips, objects, frames and flash animation.
This section contains the following topics:
• Adding color clips
• Adding color patterns
• Adding backgrounds
• Adding objects or frames
• Adding Flash animations
• Customizing objects, frames, and animations
Adding color clips
Color clips are solid colored backgrounds. You can use the preset color clips or create new
color clips in the Library. For example, you can insert a black color clip as background for
end credits.
To select a color clip in the Color Library
1 Select Graphic from the Library Panel and choose Color from the Gallery drop-list.
2 Choose the desired color as displayed in the Library and drag to the Video or Overlay
Track.
3 To add a color that is not in the Library, click the Add button beside the Gallery drop-list.
In the New Color Clip dialog box, you can select a color either from Corel Color Picker
or the Windows Color Picker.
• Click the Options tab to set the Duration of the color clip in the Options Panel.
Adding color patterns
Color patterns are decorative backgrounds. You can use the preset color patterns or add an
image that you want to use as a new color pattern in the Library. For example, you can insert
a color pattern as a background for a title.
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To select a pattern clip in the Color Patterns Library
1 Select Graphic from the Library panel and choose Color pattern from the Gallery droplist.
2 Choose the desired pattern as displayed in the Library and drag to the Video or Overlay
Track.
3 To add a pattern that is not in the Library, click the Add box beside the Gallery drop-list.
In the Browse Graphics dialog box, choose the file that you want to add to the Library.
• Click the Options tab to set the Duration of the color clip in the Options Panel.
Adding backgrounds
You can add decorative backgrounds to your videos. The preset backgrounds include a widerange of colorful images that you can use to add visual appeal to your videos.
To select a background clip in the Backgrounds Library
1 Select Graphic from the Library panel and choose Background from the Gallery droplist.
2 Choose the desired background as displayed in the Library and drag to the Video or
Overlay Track.
3 To add a pattern that is not in the Library, click the Add box beside the Gallery drop-list.
4 In the Browse Graphics dialog box, choose the file that you want to add to the Library.
5 Set the Duration of the color clip in the Options Panel.
Adding objects or frames
Add decorative objects or frames to your videos as Overlay clips.
To add an object or frame
1 Select Graphic from the Library panel and choose Object or Frame from the Gallery
drop-list.
2 Select an object or frame from the Library and drag it onto the Overlay Track in the
Timeline.
3 In the Player panel, adjust the size or position of the object or frame in the preview
window.
If you want to apply additional changes, in the Options panel, choose the options you
want from the Edit, Correction, or Effect tabs.
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Object
Frame
Adding Flash animations
Give more life to your videos by adding Flash animations as Overlay clips.
To add a Flash animation
1 Select Graphic from the Library panel and choose Flash Animation from the Gallery
drop-list.
2 Select a Flash animation from the Library then drag it onto the Overlay Track.
3 In the Options panel, choose the options you want from the Edit, Correction, or Effect
tabs.
Customizing objects, frames, and animations
Use the various options available in the Edit, Correction, and Effect tabs to customize your
object and frame. You can add animation, apply transparency, resize the object or frame, and
more.
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Video filters
Video filters are effects that you can apply to clips in order to change their style or
appearance. Using filters is a creative way to enhance your clips or correct flaws in your
video. For example, you can make a clip look like a painting or improve its color balance.
This section contains the following topics:
• Applying filters
• Marking filters as favorites
• Applying multiple filters
• Customizing filters
Applying filters
Filters let you apply a wide range of special effects and corrections. For example, the
following filters can be found in the Library:
• Cropping — lets you crop clips. You can fill the frame with the cropped result or show a
border
• Anti-Shake — reduces shake in your videos for a stabilizing effect
• AutoSketch — applies a beautiful drawing effect to the video
Filters can be applied alone or in combination with the Video, Overlay, Title, and Audio
Tracks.
To apply a video filter to a photo or video clip
1 Click the Filter button
in the Library to display the thumbnails of various filter
samples.
If you want to display the filters in the Library by category, choose a filter category from
the Gallery drop-list box.
2 Select the clip in the Timeline then choose the video filter from thumbnails shown in the
Library.
3 Drag and drop the video filter onto your clip.
4 In the Options panel, click Customize Filter on the Effect tab. Available options depend
on the selected filter.
5 Preview how your clip looks with the video filter applied to it using the Navigator.
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You can show or hide filters in the Library by type by clicking the Show Video Filters
button
or Show Audio Filters button .
Marking filters as favorites
You can collect your favorite filters from different categories by marking them and then
storing them in the My Favorites folder. This way, you can easily find the filters that you use
most often.
To mark a filter as a favorite
1 Click the Filter button
in the Library to display the thumbnails of various filter
samples.
2 Choose the video filter that you want to mark as a favorite from the thumbnails shown in
the Library.
3 Click the Add to My Favorites button
to add the filter to the My Favorites category.
You can also save specific filter customizations. In the Options panel, click the Effect
tab for the filter, customize the filter list or Customize Filter settings and click the Add
to My Favorites button that displays to the right of the filter list.
To find and apply a favorite filter
1 In the Library panel, choose My Favorites category from the Gallery drop-list box.
2 Choose the favorite video filter that you want to use from the thumbnails shown in the
Library.
Applying multiple filters
By default, the filter applied to a clip is always replaced with the new filter dragged onto the
clip. Uncheck Replace last filter to apply multiple filters to a single clip. Corel VideoStudio
allows you to apply a maximum of five filters to a single clip.
You can also choose the filter to be previewed through the selection in the view toggle. In
the event that you choose to render your project, only enabled filters will be included in your
movie.
When there is more than one video filter applied to a clip, you can change the order of filters
by clicking or . Changing the order of the video filters will have different effects on your
clip.
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Customizing filters
Corel VideoStudio allows you to customize video filters in a variety of ways, such as by
adding key frames to your clips. Key frames let you specify a different attribute or behavior
for your video filter. This gives you the flexibility to determine how your video filter will look
at any point in a clip and to vary the intensity of an effect over time.
To set key frames for your clips
1 Drag and drop a video filter from the Library onto a clip on the Timeline.
2 In the Options panel, click Customize Filter on the Effect tab.
The dialog box for the video filter appears.
Note: The available settings are different for each video filter.
3 In the Key frame controls, drag the Scrubber or use the arrows to go to the frame
where you'd like to change the attributes of your video filter.
Key frame Controls
Note: You can use the mouse wheel to zoom in or out of the Timeline Control bar for
precise placement of key frames.
4 Click Add key frame to set that frame as a key frame in the clip. You can adjust the
video filter settings for that particular frame.
Note: A diamond-shaped mark on the Timeline Control bar appears and indicates
that the frame is a key frame in the clip.
5 Repeat steps 3 and 4 to add more key frames to your clip.
6 Use the Timeline controls to edit or to go to a key frame in the clip.
• To delete a key frame, click Remove key frame .
• Click Reverse key frames to reverse the sequence of key frames on the Timeline
such that the sequence starts with the last key frame and ends with the first key frame.
• To move to the succeeding key frame, click Go to next key frame .
• To move to the key frame prior to the one selected, click Go to previous key frame .
7 Click Fade In
Video filters
and Fade Out
to establish fade points in your filter.
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8 Adjust the video filter settings according to your preferences.
9 Preview the changes you've made by clicking Play in the Preview Window of the
dialog box.
10 Click OK when finished.
Note: To preview the clip with the video filter applied, use the Preview Window or an
external device such as a TV monitor or DV camcorder.
To choose the display medium, click , then click to open the Preview Playback
Options dialog box.
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Overlay clips
Adding multiple Overlay Tracks gives you more creative possibilities for your movie. You can
superimpose clips over a background video with portions of the overlay being transparent,
use a video mask, or add objects and frames to your video and control how they blend with
the background.
This section contains the following topics:
• Adding clips to overlay tracks
• Adjusting overlay clips
• Combining Overlay clips to create an Ultra HD (4K) video
• Applying motion to an overlay clip
• Adjusting the overall transparency of overlay clips
• Adding borders to overlay clips
• Blending overlay clips with the background
• Adding a mask frame
• Using video masks with overlay clips
Adding clips to overlay tracks
Drag media files to the Overlay Track on the Timeline to add them as overlay clips for your
project.
To add a clip to the Overlay Track
1 In the Library, select the media folder that contains the Overlay clip that you want to add
to your project.
2 Drag the media file from the Library to the Overlay Track on the Timeline.
Note: You can also use color clips as Overlay clips. To add more tracks, see “Adding and
swapping tracks” on page 61.
3 To customize the Overlay clip, select the clip and edit it interactively in the Player panel
preview window, or open the Options panel, and modify the settings.
Adjusting overlay clips
Achieving different effects for your projects is easy when you know how to use Overlay clips
and tracks.
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To split a clip in the Video and Overlay Tracks
1 In the Timeline, select a clip.
2 In the navigation area of the Player panel or in the Timeline, move the scrubber to the
point where you want to split the clip.
3 In the Player panel, click the Split Clip button
.
To reposition an Overlay clip
1 In the Timeline, select the clip.
2 Do one of the following:
• Drag the Overlay clip to the desired area on the Preview Window. It is recommended
that you keep the Overlay clip within the title safe area.
• In the Preview Window, right-click the clip and choose an option from the context
menu.
• In the Options panel, click Alignment Options on the Effect tab, and click an option
from the drop-list.
To resize an Overlay clip
• In the Preview Window, drag the handles on the Overlay clip to resize it.
Note: If you drag a corner handle, it will keep the aspect ratio when you resize the clip.
To distort the Overlay clip
• In the Preview Window, drag the green handles on the Overlay clip to distort it.
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Drag the green nodes to distort a clip.
Combining Overlay clips to create an Ultra HD (4K) video
Some Ultra HD (4K resolution) videos are created by combining four full HD files shot with a
4K camera. Apart from adding Overlay effects, you can use Overlay Tracks to assemble HD
videos into one Ultra HD (4K) movie.
To merge HD files using Overlay clips
1 In the Library, select the media folder that contains the four HD files that you want to
assemble.
Each file represents a quadrant of the Ultra HD (4K) video.
2 Drag each file from the Library to an Overlay Track on the Timeline.
3 Resize the Overlay clips to make them fit into the Preview Window.
4 Reposition the Overlay clips. For more information, see “Adjusting overlay clips” on
page 135.
Even if you have not rendered the video, the Ultra HD (4K) video can be imported into
a new project as a *.vsp file for easier editing.
Applying motion to an overlay clip
To apply motion to an Overlay clip
1 In the Timeline, select an overlay clip.
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2 In the Options panel, click the Effect tab.
3 In the Direction/Style area, do one of the following:
• Enable the Basic Motion option, and click an Enter and Exit arrow.
• Enable the Advanced Motion option, and click Customize Motion. For more
information, see “Customizing motion” on page 151.
Pause duration determines how long your pause will be in the designated area before
the clip exits the screen. If you applied motion to the Overlay clip, drag the Trim
markers to set the Pause duration.
Adjusting the overall transparency of overlay clips
You can quickly adjust the overall transparency of an overlay clip to achieve a semitransparent effect. For more control over how the overlay clip blends with the background,
see “Blending overlay clips with the background” on page 139.
You can also adjust the transparency of tracks using Track Transparency mode. See “Track
transparency” on page 93.
To apply transparency to an Overlay clip
1 In the Timeline, select an overlay clip.
2 In the Options panel, click Mask & Chroma Key on the Effect tab.
3 Mark the Apply Overlay Options check box, and enter a value in the Transparency box
in the upper left corner.
Adding borders to overlay clips
You can add a border to an overlay clip. For example, you add a white border around an
image to make it look more like a photo.
To add a border to an Overlay clip
1 In the Timeline, select an overlay clip.
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2 In the Options panel, click Mask & Chroma Key on the Effect tab.
3 Enter a value in the Border box to set the thickness of the border for the Overlay clip.
4 Click the Border color box located beside the arrow keys to set the color of the border.
Blending overlay clips with the background
You can specify how overlay clips blend with the background by using different “Key”
options:
• Chroma Key — used to remove a specific color from an overlay clip. For example, if you
capture a subject against a “green screen” background or cover part of a subject with
green, Chroma Key can be used to remove the green. You can then place the subject on
another background to change the surroundings or create a special effect such as the
appearance of a hovering object.
• Gray Key — adjusts the transparency of the overlay clip based on tone (light/dark
values), rather than color.
• Multiply — multiplies the value of the overlay colors with the underlying colors and
divides by 255. The result is darker than the original colors. White has no blend effect;
black always blends to black. You can use the Blend/Opacity slider to adjust the
transparency.
• Add Key — adds the color values of the overlay clip with the values of the underlying
colors. You can use the Blend/Opacity slider to adjust the transparency.
The settings available depend on the type of key that you choose. Experiment with the
settings to achieve the look you want.
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You can use Chroma Key to replace the background behind subjects captured against
a green screen.
To blend an overlay clip with the background by using Key settings
1 In the Timeline, select an overlay clip.
2 In the Options panel, click Mask & Chroma Key on the Effect tab.
3 Enable the Apply Overlay Options check box, then choose one of the following settings
from the Type drop-list:
• Chroma Key
• Gray Key
• Multiply
• Add Key
If you choose Chroma Key, use the eye dropper tool to pick a color in the Preview
Window and adjust the color similarity value (to the right of the eye dropper tool). The
transparency effect appears in the Preview Window.
4 Experiment with any of the following settings to achieve the results you want (availability
of controls depends on the Type you select):
• Gamma — affects image contrast and can be used to lighten (move control to the
right) or darken (move control to the left) the overall image
• Min — can be moved to the right to darken the image’s lightest pixels
• Max — can be moved to the left to lighten the image’s darkest pixels
• Cutoff — can be moved to the right to set a new black point for the image (more black
in the image).
• Threshold — can be moved to the left to set a new white point for the image (more
white in the image).
If you choose Multiply or Add Key, you can also adjust the Blend/Opacity setting to
adjust transparency.
You can crop an overlay clip by adjusting the Width and Height values.
You can invert the blend settings by enabling the Invert check box.
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Adding a mask frame
Adding a mask or a matte to an overlay clip applies a shape around it that you can render
opaque or transparent.
To add a mask frame
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In the Timeline, select an overlay clip.
In the Options panel, click Mask & Chroma Key on the Effect tab.
Click Apply Overlay Options then choose Mask Frame from the Type drop-list.
Select a mask frame.
If you want to choose a mask that you have created, you can import it by clicking the
Add mask item(s) button , and browsing for the image file.
5 Watch the Preview Window to see how the new settings affect the image.
Note: You can use any image file for a mask. If your mask is not in the required 8-bit
bitmap format, Corel VideoStudio automatically converts the mask. You can use
programs such as Corel PaintShop Pro and CorelDRAW to create an image mask.
Using video masks with overlay clips
A video mask is an animated way to reveal the content of an overlay clip. It is similar to a
transition in function. You can apply an existing video mask, create and import your own
video mask, or import a third-party video mask.
A video mask is a creative way to reveal the underlying content.
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There are many ways to make your own video masks. For example, start a new project, and
from the Graphics category in the Library, add a black color swatch and a white color swatch
to the Timeline. Apply a transition and match the duration to the two swatches. Save your
work to a video file (such as MPEG 4, AVI, or MOV). You can then import the file as a video
mask.
You can also use the Mask Creator to create video masks. For more information, see
“Working with the Mask Creator” on page 89.
To apply a video mask to an overlay clip
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In the Timeline, select an overlay clip.
In the Options panel, click Mask & Chroma Key on the Effect tab.
Click Apply Overlay Options then choose Video Mask from the Type drop-list.
Select a mask.
If you want to choose a mask that you have created, you can import it by clicking the
Add mask item(s) button , and browsing for the video file.
5 Watch the Preview Window to see how the new settings affect the image.
You can remove files from the video masks list by clicking the thumbnail for the mask,
and clicking the Remove mask item button .
You can create a folder for video masks in the default user content folder:
...Documents/Corel VideoStudio Pro/21.0/.
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Motion tracking
Corel VideoStudio lets you create tracking paths in video clips and track particular elements
in your video. Motion Tracking eliminates the multiple and repetitive steps of adding objects
into the Timeline and the use of key frames to induce movement.
Furthermore, the motion tracking feature lets you create seamless optical illusions that allow
for titles to be embedded into the video clips and follow camera movement, just like
shooting video with titles originally in the footage!
This section contains the following topics:
• Tracking motion of video objects
• Matching motion to a tracking path
• Customizing motion
Tracking motion of video objects
The Track Motion feature allows you to track the motion of a point or area in a video and
automatically generate a tracking path in the process.
Track Motion works in tandem with the Match Motion feature. Match Motion allows you
to make your overlays and titles automatically follow the tracking path that you create.
If you prefer to manually animate overlays and titles to match your main background
video, you can use the Customize Motion feature.
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Motion Tracking interface basics
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Part
Description
1 — Tracker
Specifies the object being tracked to create the tracking path.
This can also appear as an area depending on the selected tracker type.
2 — Playback Control
Buttons that control video playback.
3 — Timeline Control
The Video Timeline along with zoom and track in/out controls.
4 — Tracker Control
Buttons and options that let you control the properties of the trackers,
tracking paths and matched objects.
5 — Preview Window
Shows the current video being played.
6 — Matched object
Where the matched object is placed.
7 — Tracking path
The path of the motion tracked by the program.
8 — Timecode
Lets you jump directly to a specific part of the video by specifying the
exact timecode.
Track Motion buttons and options
Track Motion — Tracks the motion of the selected tracker in the
video clip automatically.
Reset to default position — Discards all actions.
Track in / Track out — Specifies a working range in the video clip
where motion is tracked.
Zoom in / Zoom out — Adjusts your view of the Video Timeline.
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Show tracking path — Shows or hides the tracking path in the
Preview Window.
The eye on each tracker indicates its status. When enabled, an open
eye appears and the tracker is visible in the Preview Window. When
disabled, the closed eye appears and the selected tracker is hidden.
Add tracker / Remove tracker — Adds and removes trackers
Rename tracker — Renames the active tracker
Save to path library — Saves the active paths to the path library.
Set tracker as point / Set tracker as area /Set multi-point
tracker— Lets you choose a single tracking point, a set tracking area,
or a dynamic multi-point area.
Apply/hide mosaic — Applies a mosaic effect over the tracked
object. This button lets you blur the area of the tracked object. You
can choose a rectangular or circular mosaic.
Adjust Mosaic size — Lets you set the size for the mosaic pattern
Add matched object — Adds a matched object and lets you adjust
the position from the Position drop-list or the Preview Window.
Cancel — Closes the Track Motion dialog box and discards any
changes made on the video.
OK — Closes the Track Motion dialog box and keeps the path
tracked as a video attribute.
To launch the Track Motion dialog box
• You can do one of the following:
on the
• Select a video file on the Video Track and click the Track Motion button
Toolbar.
• Click Tools > Track Motion and choose a video file.
• Right-click a video clip on the Video Track of the Timeline and choose Track Motion.
To track the motion of video objects
1 Click Tools > Track Motion.
2 Browse for the video that you want to use and click Open. This opens the Track Motion
dialog box.
In this example, a video of a boy walking by the lake is selected.
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3 Drag the tracker to the part of the video that you want to track.
In the example, the tracker is dragged to the face of the boy. The area is magnified to
give you a closer view of your selection.
4 In the Tracker type area, choose one of the following trackers:
• Set tracker as point (default)
— lets you set a single tracking point.
• Set tracker as area
— lets you set a fixed tracking area. This gives you a larger
sample area but also lets you set the boundaries for a Mosaic blur. You can adjust the
shape and size of the tracker by dragging the corner nodes.
• Set multi-point tracking
— lets you set a dynamic tracking area that adjusts in size
and shape as the object moves closer or further from the camera or changes angles.
Drag the four nodes to the inside edges of the area that you want to track. This type of
tracker automatically applies a Mosaic blur. For more information see “To blur parts of
tracked objects” on page 158.
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5 Click the Track Motion button
The video is played as the tracking path is generated. If Show tracking path is selected,
the tracking path is displayed and highlighted once the tracking process is completed.
6 Click OK.
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It is easier to track points or areas in your video that are distinctly in contrast with other
video elements. Avoid choosing pixels that may blend with similar pixels in the video.
Matching motion to a tracking path
Using the Match Motion feature, you can automatically match the motion of overlays and
titles with a tracking path to create the effect of one element following another. For example,
you can identify a moving person in a video by matching a title name to his tracking path.
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Part
Description
1 — Playback Control
Buttons that control video playback.
2 — Timeline Control
The Video Timeline along with zoom controls.
3 — Attribute Panel
Defines the Position, Size, Opacity, Rotation, Shadow, Border, Mirror
and Ease in/out controls.
4 — Preview Window
Shows the current video being played.
5 — Matched object
Specifies where the matched object is placed, which can be a title or
overlay. This is applicable only in Match Motion.
6 — Motion path
The path of the motion as manually defined. This is shown only in the
Customize Motion dialog box.
7 — Object distortion window
Controls the orientation of the video clip / overlay object.
8 — Key frame Control
Adds, removes and controls the position / offset of key frames.
9 — Timecode
Lets you jump directly to a specific part of the video by specifying the
exact timecode.
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Match Motion / Customize Motion buttons and options
Add keyframe — Adds a keyframe
Remove keyframe — Removes a keyframe
Go to previous keyframe — Jumps to the previously available
keyframe
Reverse keyframe — Reverses the current keyframe
Move keyframe to the left — Moves the current key frame one step
to the left
Move keyframe to the right — Moves the current key frame one step
to the right
Go to next keyframe — Jumps to the next available keyframe
Tracker menu — Lets you select the tracker that the matched object
will follow. This is shown only in the Match Motion dialog box.
Reset — Discards all actions. This is shown only in the Customize
Motion dialog box.
Save to — Saves the active paths to the path library. This is shown
only in the Customize Motion dialog box.
Cancel — Closes the Customize Motion / Match Motion dialog box
and discards any changes made on the video.
OK — Closes the Customize Motion / Match Motion dialog box
and saves the path tracked as a video clip attribute.
Match Motion / Customize Motion right-click menu
Match Motion / Customize Motion right-click menu
Add key frame
Adds a key frame
Remove key frame
Removes a key frame
Keep Aspect Ratio
Maintains the width to height ratio when you resize the video clip or
overlay object.
Reset Distort
Reverts to the original aspect ratio after you distort the clip or object.
Show object distortion window
Displays/hides the object distortion window that controls the
orientation of the video clip / overlay object.
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Show Grid Lines
Launches the Grid Line Options window that modifies the grid line
settings.
Show background video
Displays/hides the other tracks in the Timeline.
Show result in preview window
Enables/disables simultaneous display of edits on the preview
window.
Adjust view size (Mouse wheel)
Changes zoom settings to 100%, 50%, or 33%. Alternatively, you can
zoom in or out using the mouse wheel.
To launch the Match Motion dialog box
• Right-click an overlay clip on the Timeline and choose Match Motion.
To match motion to a tracking path
1 Insert a video with tracking path in the video track.
2 Insert a title clip in the overlay track and adjust its properties to match your project.
In this example, the name of the boy in the video is added to the title track.
3 Right-click the title in the title track and select Match Motion. This opens the Match
Motion dialog box.
4 If you have more than one tracker, select the tracker that you want to match.
In the sample video, Tracker 01, which represents the tracking path of the boy, is selected.
5 Adjust the properties of your title depending on the requirements of your project.
Each time you set a value, a key frame is added.
In this example, Offset values are adjusted to set the ideal distance between the boy and
the title. The Size and Opacity values are also adjusted to make sure that the title is
visible and yet a bit transparent.
Note: If you need to turn and move the clip around the video, you can set the values
under Offset and Rotation. You also have the option to add a shadow and border, or
mirror your image. Clicking the Ease in/Ease out button /
allows the motion to
start out slowly or slow down as it comes to an end. Drag the slider to control the timing.
6 Play the video to test your animation. When done, click OK.
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The result of our sample project is shown below.
You can tweak the properties of your overlays and titles by using key frames, dragging
the tracker and adjusting values in the Match Motion dialog box.
To unlink overlay clips from tracking paths
• Right-click the overlay clip and select Remove Motion.
Customizing motion
Using the Customize Motion feature, you can manually match the motion of overlays and
titles with the motion of elements in a background video without reference to any existing
tracking information. This means that you can define your own motion path and modify
various properties to create complex motion effects.
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Part
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1 — Playback Control
Buttons that control video playback.
2 — Timeline Control
The Video Timeline along with zoom controls.
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Part
Description
3 — Attribute Panel
Defines the Position, Size, Opacity, Rotation, Shadow, Border, Mirror
and Ease in/out controls.
4 — Preview Window
Shows the current video being played.
5 — Motion path
The path of the motion as manually defined. This is shown only in the
Customize Motion dialog box.
6 — Object distortion window
Controls the orientation of the video clip / overlay object.
7 — Keyframe Control
Adds, removes and controls the position / offset of key frames.
8 — Timecode
Lets you jump directly to a specific part of the video by specifying the
exact timecode.
To launch the Customize Motion dialog box
• Right-click a video clip on the Timeline and choose Customize Motion.
You can also open the Customize Motion dialog box by clicking the Effect tab from
the Options Panel, and then clicking the Advanced Motion option. This option is
available only when a clip is selected on the Overlay Track.
To customize a motion path
1 Right-click a background video or an overlay clip in the Timeline and select Customize
Motion. The Customize Motion dialog box opens.
In this example, the title is shown with a straight line motion path.
2 Change the shape of your motion path by dragging line segments and key frame nodes.
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Note: Key frame nodes are automatically added every time you move to another frame
and make a modification. You can also create a key frame node by dragging the
scrubber and clicking the Add key frame button
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3 Adjust the properties of your title depending on the requirements of your project.
Each time you set a value, a key frame is added.
The example below shows the title after adjusting Position, Size and Rotation values.
Note: You also have the option to change the opacity, add a shadow and border, and
mirror your image by adjusting the values under Opacity, Shadow, Border, and Mirror.
Clicking the Ease in/Ease out button /
allows the motion to start out slowly or slow
down as it comes to an end. Drag the slider to control the easing in and out timing.
4 Play the video to test your animation. When done, click OK.
If an existing tracking path is customized, existing match motion information in the
video will be converted to a generic moving path.
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Tracking paths
Corel VideoStudio lets you track specific points or areas to create a moving path. This path
represents the location of the selected point or area within the sequence of video frames.
Once you have tracking paths, you can choose to add matched objects around the tracker
area or blur video elements using the tracker.
This section contains the following topics:
• Adjusting tracking paths
• Using objects on tracking paths
• Using the Path Library
Adjusting tracking paths
You can fine-tune or modify the behavior of a tracking path by manually resetting track
points. For more information on creating tracking paths, see “Tracking motion of video
objects” on page 143.
To adjust tracking paths
1 Select a video file on the Video Track and click the Track Motion button
Toolbar.
2 From the list of trackers, select the tracker that you want to adjust.
3 Drag the Scrubber to locate the point where you want to adjust the path.
4 Drag the tracker to the new key frame position.
on the
5 Click the Track Motion button
to retrack the path. The tracker continues tracking
using the new key frame position.
Adjusting the track points allows you to fine-tune or smoothen the movement of
matched objects.
To define the tracking path duration
1 Drag the Scrubber to the point where you want to start motion tracking. Click the Track
in button .
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2 Drag the Scrubber to the point where you want to end motion tracking. Click the Track
out button .
The tracking path duration is defined.
To extend tracking path duration
1 Drag the Scrubber to the untracked area where you want to end motion tracking.
2 Click the Track Motion button
.
The motion of the tracked object and the extended path are generated.
Dragging the Scrubber and clicking the Track in
and marks a new starting point.
button removes the current path
To reset tracking paths
• You can reset the current tracking path and select a new area to track by doing any of the
following:
• Drag the tracker point to another location.
• Drag the Scrubber to another location and click the Track in button .
• Click the Reset button
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To show or hide trackers
• Click
or
to show or hide trackers.
To add trackers
1 Click the Add a new tracker button to add the second tracker. A new tracker appears
on the screen and a new tracker is added to the list.
2 Drag the tracker to the part of the video that you want to track.
In our example, the second tracker is dragged to a stationary fishing ladder on the lake.
3 Click the Track Motion button
.
If Show tracking path is selected, the paths of both trackers are displayed and the
selected tracker is highlighted.
In the example, Tracker 1 tracks the boy while Tracker 2 tracks the stationary fishing
ladder on the lake. Since the camera is panning to the right, the result shows the path of
Tracker 1 moving to the right and the path of Tracker 2 moving to the left.
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4 Click OK.
To remove a tracker, select a tracker and click the Remove tracker button
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To rename trackers
1 Select a tracker and click the Rename tracker button .
2 Enter the new tracker name in the Rename Tracker dialog box.
3 Click OK.
Using objects on tracking paths
To add matched objects
1 On the Track Motion window, enable Add matched object.
A matched object appears on the Preview Window.
2 Adjust the position of the matched object by doing one of the following:
• Choose an option from the Position drop-list.
• Drag the matched object marker to your preferred position in the Preview Window.
3 In the Preview Window, drag the corners of the matched object to adjust its size.
4 Proceed with motion tracking as specified in previous procedures to generate the
tracking path.
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5 Click OK.
The Track Motion dialog box closes and a placeholder is added to the Overlay track.
6 Browse for the media clip you want from the Library and drag it over the placeholder on
the Timeline. While dragging over the placeholder, press [Ctrl] to snap the new media
clip into the placeholder’s location and replace the clip.
To blur parts of tracked objects
1 In the Track Motion dialog box, click the Apply Mosaic button
to enable the
mosaic and then click the arrow beside the button to choose a Rectangle or Circle
mosaic.
Note: If you used a multi-point tracker, the shape options are not available because the
shape is dynamic and determined by the movement of the object.
The prospective blurred area will appear in the Preview Window as a grid.
2 Adjust the size of the grid to cover parts that you want to blur by dragging the nodes at
the corners of the grid and adjust the value in the Adjust mosaic size box.
Note: Options for matched object will be grayed-out when you enable this feature.
3 Proceed with motion tracking as specified in previous procedures to generate the
tracking path.
The area of the tracked object will have a mosaic-like effect when you view the video in
the Preview Window of the main program.
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4 Click OK.
In combination with motion tracking, this feature is most useful in blurring out elements
that you do not want to show in your video. Some examples of such are blurring out
faces of people to protect their identity and covering vehicle license plates for security
or obscuring company logos that are trademarked.
Using the Path Library
You can add motion behavior to a clip in the main video track or in the overlay track by
dragging a preset path from the Path Library to the clip in the Timeline.
To save tracking paths in the Track Motion dialog box
1 Select a tracking path name and click the Save to Path Library button
The Save to Path Library dialog box opens.
2 Select the folder location for the path.
3 Click OK.
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Select Export all visible paths to save all the visible tracking paths. All saved tracking
paths will be converted to generic moving paths without the speed and time properties
previously associated with it.
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To import paths to the Path Library
1 Click the Import path button
.
2 Browse for the path file and click Open.
To export paths from the Path Library
1 Click the Export path button
. The Export Path dialog box opens.
to select the path file.
2 Click the Browse button
3 Enter a name for the path folder.
4 Click OK.
If you export a project using Smart Package, tracking information in the project is also
exported and the corresponding path folder is automatically generated in the
computer where the smart package is opened.
To reset the Path Library
• Click Settings > Library Manager > Reset Library.
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Painting Creator
Painting Creator is a feature of Corel VideoStudio that allows you to record painting,
drawing, or writing strokes as an animation or still image that can be applied to your project
as an overlay effect.
This section contains the following topics:
• Working with Painter Creator
• Switching between Painting Creator modes
• Creating images and animations
Working with Painter Creator
The Painting Creator window contains all the tools you need to record and save your
animation or drawing. The table below lists the controls and features in the Painting Creator
window.
Painting Creator interface basics
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1 — Brush Thickness
Defines the thickness of your brush tip through a pair of sliders and a
preview box.
2 — Canvas / Preview Window
The painting area.
3 — Brush Panel
Choose from a wide array of paint media, brush/tool tips, and
transparency.
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4 — Color Palette
Allows you to choose or specify color using the Windows Color Picker
or Corel Color Picker. You can also pick color by clicking the eye
dropper.
5 — Gallery
Contains thumbnails of the animations and stills that you have created.
Painting Creator control buttons and sliders
New / Clear Button — Launches a new Canvas / Preview
Window.
Zoom In and Zoom Out buttons — Allows you to zoom in
and zoom out your view of the painting.
Actual Size — Reverts your canvas or Preview Window to its
actual size.
Background image button and slider — Clicking on the
Background Image button allows you to use images as
reference for your painting and control its transparency
through the slider.
Texture Option Button — Allows you to choose and apply
textures to your brush tips.
Eyedropper Tool — Allows you to select a color from the color
palette or surrounding objects.
Eraser mode button — Enables you to write or erase your
painting / animation.
Undo Button — Lets you undo and redo actions in Still and
Animation modes.
Redo button — Lets you undo and redo actions in Still and
Animation modes.
Start recording / Snapshot button — Records your painting
session or adds your painting to the Gallery. The Snapshot
button only appears if in Still mode.
Play / Stop button — Plays or stops the current painting
animation. Enabled only in Animation mode.
Delete button — Deletes an animation or image from the
library.
Change duration button — Changes the duration of the
selected clip.
Preference setting button — Launches the Preferences dialog
box.
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Change to Animation or Still mode button — Allows you to
switch between Animation mode and Still mode.
OK button — Closes Painting Creator and inserts the
animations *.uvp format and images in the *.png format in the
Corel VideoStudio Library.
Close button — Closes the Painting Creator window.
To launch Painting Creator
• Click Tools > Painting Creator.
To import animations and images into the Library
• In the Painting Creator window, choose the thumbnails you want in the Gallery and click
OK.
Corel VideoStudio automatically adds your animations and stills to the Library in the
currently selected folder. Animations are saved to the *.uvp format and images are saved
as *.png files.
Switching between Painting Creator modes
There are two Painting Creator modes to choose from: Animation mode and Still mode.
To choose between Painting Creator modes
• Click one of the following buttons:
• Animation mode
— lets you record entire painting sessions and embed your
output in the Timeline.
— lets you create image files using different sets of tools just like any
• Still mode
digital imaging program.
Note: By default, Painting Creator will launch in Animation mode.
To change a default clip duration
1 Click the Preference setting button
.
The Preferences dialog box appears.
2 In the General tab, increase or decrease the Default macro duration.
Note: Click OK.
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Creating images and animations
You can record animations or save still images in the Painting Creator window. You can play
your animations and convert them to still images. To get different types of brushstrokes, you
can adjust your brush settings. You can also use a reference image as you draw.
To record a painting animation
1 Click Start recording.
2 Using the different sets of brushes and colors, paint your still image on the canvas or
Preview Window and click Stop recording when finished.
Note: Your painting animation will automatically be saved in the Gallery.
To paint a still image
• Using the different sets of brushes and colors, paint your still image on the canvas or
Preview Window and click Snapshot when finished.
Note: Your painting will automatically be saved in the Gallery.
To play your painting animations
• Click an animation thumbnail in the Gallery and click the Play button
.
To convert your animation to a still image
• In the Gallery, right-click your animation thumbnail and select Transfer animation item
to still.
Note: You can use the still image as an intro or end clip of your animation.
To specify your brush settings
1 Click on the Settings button .
2 Modify the brush properties to achieve your desired brush stroke effect.
Note: Options vary for each painting tool.
3 Click OK.
To use a reference image
• Click the Background Image Option button
dialog box appears. Set the following options:
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• Refer to the default background color — allows you to select a solid background
color for your painting or animation.
• Current timeline image — uses the video frame currently being displayed on the
Timeline.
• Customize image — allows you to open an image and use it as the background for
your painting or animation.
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Live screen capture
Record computer actions and mouse movement by using the screen capture feature in
Corel VideoStudio. This feature lets you create videos that require visualization in a few easy
steps. You can also define the capture area for more emphasis and focus or integrate voiceovers.
This section contains the following topics:
• Starting a screen capture project
• Recording your screen
Starting a screen capture project
To open the Live Screen Capture window
• You can do one of the following options:
• In the Capture workspace, click Live Screen Capture to launch the Screen Capture
toolbar. The Corel VideoStudio main program window minimizes in the background
and the Live Screen Capture toolbar appears.
• Click Screen Capture
from Record/Capture Option .
• Select Live Screen Capture from the programs list in the Start menu or click the
program tile on the Start screen.
The capture area frame automatically covers the entire screen by default and appears
along with the Live Screen Capture toolbar.
Screen Capture toolbar basics
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Part
Description
1 — Capture area frame
Specifies the display area to capture (blue outline with nodes). This
covers the entire screen by default.
2 — Recording Controls
Contains the buttons that control your screen capture.
3 — Capture area frame
dimensions
Specifies the active program to capture and the exact dimensions of the
area to capture in the Width and Height boxes.
4 — Settings (default view)
Lets you specify file, audio, display and keyboard shortcut settings.
Recording your screen
Before taking the actual screen capture, make sure to configure the settings of the video first.
To configure your video
1 Click Settings.
2 In File Settings, specify the following details:
• Filename — Enter a filename for your project.
• Save to — Lets you specify the location where you want to save the video file.
• Capture to library — Enable to automatically import your screen capture to the
Library and identify the save path in the Library.
Note: Screen captures are saved to the Samples folder in the Library by default. Click
to add a new folder and change the location where the file is saved.
• Format — Choose an option from the available formats in the drop-list.
• Frame rate — Lets you specify the number of frames to be used when recording.
Note: Using a lower frame rate is ideal for uploading videos to the Internet as it yields a
smaller file size but with less accuracy on screen dynamics. A higher frame rate produces
a larger file size and is most useful for detailed presentations to capture actual screen
dynamics.
3 In Audio Settings > Voice, do one of the following:
to record a voice-over. Click the Sound Check button
• Click Enable voice recording
to test your voice input.
• Click Disable voice recording
to disable voice-over recording.
4 Enable or disable System audio and adjust the volume slider to your preference.
5 In Control Settings, the following options are available:
• Mouse click animation — Enable to include mouse clicks in the screen capture.
• Enable F10/F11 shortcut key — Turns the keyboard shortcuts for screen capture on
and off.
Note: If the screen capture shortcut keys are in conflict with the program you want to
capture, it is recommended that you disable this feature to avoid accidental stops or
pauses while recording.
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6 In Monitor Settings, choose a display device.
Note: The program automatically detects the number of display devices available on
your system. Primary monitor is selected by default.
To record your screen capture
1 Choose one of the following options:
• Full screen — lets you capture the entire screen. When you launch the Screen Capture
toolbar, this option is enabled by default.
• Custom — lets you specify the area to capture. The capture area dimensions are
displayed accordingly. You can also specify an application window to capture by
choosing an option from the list of active programs.
2 Click Settings to access more options.
Note: To include voice-overs and system audio, you must enable and configure the
respective settings before you start recording.
3 Click Start / Resume Recording to start the screen capture.
All activities inside the specified capture area are recorded. Screen capture starts after
the countdown.
Note: You can press F10 to stop and F11 to pause or resume the screen capture.
4 Click Stop Recording to finish your screen capture.
The screen capture is added to the Library and to the custom folder that you have
specified. The video can then be imported into the Corel VideoStudio Timeline and you
can trim the clip or add effects and titles.
For more information, see “ Edit media” on page 67 and “Titles and subtitles” on
page 109.
To create a high quality video, use the applicable Windows Media Video (WMV) profile
in the Share workspace. You can also enable Same as First Video Clip to use the
settings of your screen capture recording when rendering your video.
For more information, see “Saving to video files for computer playback” on page 196.
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FastFlick
Corel offers a fast and easy way to create your own movie. You can quickly put together an
impressive project with Corel® FastFlick. Just pick a template, add your media clips, and save
your movie.
This section contains the following topics:
• Creating a FastFlick project
• Selecting a template (FastFlick)
• Adding media clips (FastFlick)
• Editing titles (FastFlick)
• Adding music (FastFlick)
• Applying Pan & Zoom effects (FastFlick)
• Setting movie duration (FastFlick)
• Saving to video files for computer playback (FastFlick)
• Uploading to the Web (FastFlick)
Creating a FastFlick project
When you launch FastFlick, you can immediately start a new project or open an existing
project for further editing.
To create a FastFlick project
• From the VideoStudio window, click Tools > FastFlick.
The FastFlick window appears.
To open an existing FastFlick project
• In FastFlick, click the Menu arrow > Open Project.
Selecting a template (FastFlick)
FastFlick comes with a number of templates that feature different themes.
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To select a template
1 Click the Select Your Template tab.
2 Select a theme from the drop-list.
You can choose to display all themes or select a specific theme from the list.
3 Click a template from the thumbnail list.
4 To preview the template, click the Play button
.
An orange box marks the selected template. The template thumbnail is also displayed
on the Your Template tab when you open the other tabs.
If you have VideoStudio X9 or later, you can create your own FastFlick templates.
Adding media clips (FastFlick)
You can use photos, video clips, or a combination of media clips when creating your movie.
To add media clips
1 Click the Add Your Media tab.
2 Click the Add Media button
.
The Add Media dialog box opens.
3 Select the media files you want to add and click Open.
You can also add media by dragging photo and video files from a Windows Explorer
folder to the FastFlick window.
Editing titles (FastFlick)
FastFlick templates have built-in title clips. You can replace the placeholder text with your
own text, change the font style and color, and even add effects such as shadow and
transparency.
To edit a title
1 On the Add Your Media tab, drag the Scrubber to the part of the movie clip marked
with a purple bar.
This activates the Edit Title button
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2 Click the Edit Title button or double-click the title on the Preview Window.
3 To change the font style, select a font from the Font drop-list.
4 To change the font color, click the Color button
and click a color swatch.
You can also launch the Corel Color Picker or the Windows Color Picker by clicking the
option from the list.
5 To add a shadow, enable the Shadow check box.
6 To change the shadow color, click the Color button
below the check box and click a
color swatch or launch a Color Picker.
7 To adjust transparency, click the Transparency down arrow and drag the slider.
You can also click inside the Transparency box and type a new value.
8 To move the title, drag the text box to its new position on the screen.
9 To finish editing a title, click outside the text box.
Corel VideoStudio offers extended title editing capabilities. To edit titles in Corel
VideoStudio after you finish your project in FastFlick, click the Save and Share tab and
click Edit in VideoStudio.
Adding music (FastFlick)
Most of the templates have built-in music that you can keep or replace. You can add your
own music, delete music, and change the order of the audio files. You can also apply Audio
Normalization to automatically adjust the volume of each music clip to the same level.
To add a background music
1 On the Add Your Media tab, click the Edit Music button
2 Under Music Options, click Add Music.
The Add Music dialog box opens.
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3 Select your audio files and click Open.
To rearrange audio clips
1 On the Add Your Media tab, click the Edit Music button.
2 Click an audio file in the Music Options list.
3 Click the Move up button
order.
or the Move down button
to change the audio file
To delete an audio file
1 On the Add Your Media tab, click the Edit Music button
2 Click an audio file title and click the Delete button
.
.
To apply Audio Normalization
1 On the Add Your Media tab, click the Edit Music button
.
2 Enable the Audio Normalization check box to adjust the volume of each music clip to
the same level.
Applying Pan & Zoom effects (FastFlick)
Make your movie or slideshow more interesting by adding pan and zoom effects to your
photos. FastFlick does the work for you by applying the effect to all the photos in your
project.
To apply Pan & Zoom effects to photos
1 On the Add Your Media tab, click the Options button
.
2 Under Photo Pan & Zoom Options, enable the Smart Pan & Zoom check box.
Setting movie duration (FastFlick)
You can determine the relationship between the duration of your project and the music.
To set movie duration
1 On the Add Your Media tab, click the Options button
.
2 Under Movie Duration, choose one of the following options:
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• Fit music to movie duration — automatically adjusts the music clip to play until the
movie ends.
• Fit movie to music duration — automatically adjusts the movie clip to play until the
music track ends.
Saving to video files for computer playback (FastFlick)
FastFlick lets you save your movie project to video file formats that you can playback on
computers.
To create a video file for computer playback
1 On the Save and Share tab, click the Computer button
.
2 Click one of the following buttons to view and choose the profile for your video:
• AVI
• MPEG-2
• AVC/H.264
• MPEG-4
• WMV
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In the Profile drop-list, choose an option.
In the File name box, type a file name.
In the File location box, specify the location where you want to save the file.
Click Save Movie.
Uploading to the Web (FastFlick)
Share your movie online by uploading your videos to YouTube, Facebook and Flickr, or
Vimeo. You can access your accounts from within FastFlick. If you don’t have an existing
account, you will be prompted to create an account.
The first time you log in from FastFlick, you are asked to authorize the connection between
your online account and FastFlick. This authorization allows for the exchange of limited
information related to the successful upload of your video.
As with any video upload, the online site usually requires time to post the video after it has
been uploaded.
Please make sure to abide by the terms of use regarding copyright ownership of video
and music as set by YouTube, Facebook, Flickr, and Vimeo.
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To upload your video to YouTube, Facebook, Flickr, or Vimeo
1 On the Save and Share tab, click the Upload to Web button
.
2 Click one of the following buttons:
• YouTube
• Facebook
• Flickr
• Vimeo
If you need to sign in, the Log In button appears. Click the button to sign in. If it is the
first time you are signing in, you will be asked to authorize the connection between
Corel VideoStudio and your online account.
3 Fill in the necessary information such as your video title, description, privacy settings and
additional tags.
4 In the Quality drop-list, select your preferred video quality.
5 In the File name box, type a file name.
6 In the File location box, specify the location where you want to save a copy of file.
7 Click Upload Your Movie.
Editing your movie in VideoStudio (FastFlick)
FastFlick is designed to help you complete a movie in three easy steps. However, you always
have the option to edit your project further in VideoStudio.
To edit a movie in VideoStudio
• On the Save and Share tab, click Edit in VideoStudio.
The project files are automatically placed on the Timeline.
After your FastFlick project is imported into VideoStudio, you can continue editing your
movie just like any VideoStudio project.
For more information, see “Timeline” on page 59.
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Making FastFlick
templates
You can create FastFlick templates in VideoStudio 2018. Unlike Instant Project templates,
which are essentially previously saved static projects, FastFlick templates are designed to
automatically expand or contract according to the number of photos and videos that a user
drops into the template. This means a system of rules is required to control what to change,
what to keep, and what to repeat. FastFlick templates are very easy to use, but creating them
requires knowledge and planning.
This section contains the following topics:
• Terminology for FastFlick templates
• Rules for creating FastFlick templates
• Creating FastFlick templates
Terminology for FastFlick templates
The following terminology is used when creating and describing FastFlick templates.
• Segment — each image or video clip added to the main track creates a segment (this
includes images or videos from the Graphic Library, such as backgrounds or objects). You
can enhance your segment by adding elements such as overlays, titles, and transitions.
You can also apply effects to elements in your segment. It’s important to think of a
segment as an independent block. This is achieved by ensuring that elements within the
segment do not extend beyond the duration of the segment’s image or video in the
main track (the Music track is the only exception).
• Element — an element can be a transition, title, object, or any piece of media. It is a way
of describing the individual pieces used to build a template segment.
• Attributes — the properties that you assign to template elements that determine their
behavior.
• Placeholder — an attribute that is assigned to temporary media that will be swapped
out for user media. Placeholders are repeatable by default (to accommodate the
unspecified number of media that a user can add to a template).
Optional is an attribute you can assign to a placeholder if you feel that the element is
not required if there is not enough user content. For example, you can apply Optional to
a placeholder in the main video track if the segment can be dropped when user content
runs out (rather than repeat user content to complete the sequence).
• Static — an attribute assigned to a template element that you want to keep in the
current position. When the media in the main video track is marked as static, the
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segment won’t repeat in the sequence—it will display only in the current position (for
example, in a beginning or end segment).
Each image or video clip added to the main video track creates a segment (indicated
by the orange boxes). Each segment can have multiple elements (indicated by the red
ovals).
The FastFlick Template Designer dialog box lets you assign attributes to the elements
in your template. To open the dialog box, right-click a template element in the Timeline
and choose FastFlick Template Designer.
Rules for creating FastFlick templates
For FastFlick templates to work correctly, you must follow some rules. Because you create the
templates in the same workspace that you use for all projects, it’s easy to break the rules
without realizing it. It’s best to review the rules before you save your template and always test
your saved template in FastFlick before you share it.
Rules
1 Segments: Ensure that the elements in a segment do not cross between segments.
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2 Placeholders: You must have at least one placeholder in your template.
3 Audio: Use only Music Track #1 for template audio. Audio files are the only elements that
can extend beyond a single segment (for example, you can have one song that extends
the entire length of your template project).
4 Titles: Use only Title Track #1 for titles
5 Transitions: Use transitions only at the end of segments that are not the first or last
segment in your template. Although technically transitions bridge segments, think of a
transition as belonging to the media that comes before it.
6 Group: If you want user media to appear in more than one position, you must assign a
matching Group number to the placeholders. For example, the same piece of user media
can be used in an intro overlay and in the main part of a slideshow if you assign the same
Group number attribute to the corresponding placeholders.
The rules above are basic rules that will get you started—there are some exceptions. For
inspiration and to gain a better understanding of what different attribute settings can do,
open existing FastFlick templates in VideoStudio and review the attribute settings for the
elements.
Segment - no element
extends beyond video
track media except
Music.
Transitions between middle
segments only.
Attributes (overlay elements):
Placeholder, Group (number
assigned to each placeholder
to match one of the middle
segment placeholders)
Attributes (middle
segments): Placeholder,
Optional, Group
(number assigned to
each placeholder to
match one of the
overlay placeholders in
the first segment
Attribute: Static (element doesn’t
change and the segment won’t
repeat - stays put)
The project above has five segments. Blue areas indicate the first and last segment and
orange areas indicate the three middle segments. The attributes chosen for this project
ensure that the blue areas appear only once (beginning segment and end segment) and
the orange segments will repeat in sequence until all the user media is accommodated.
User media that appears in the small intro overlays will also appear as part of the main
slideshow.
Creating FastFlick templates
You can approach FastFlick template creation in different ways: you can modify an existing
FastFlick template, convert an existing project to a template, use Instant Project components,
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or build a template from scratch. For your first project, it is recommended that you build a
template from scratch because it is a good way to learn the template rules. Reviewing
existing FastFlick templates is a good way to get inspiration.
In general, FastFlick templates will have a beginning, a middle, and an end. Although
technically you can have only one segment in your template, it takes several segments to
define a look and feel for a template.
Here are some things to think about when creating your template:
• What are the anchor elements (things that stay the same)? For example, do you have a
beginning segment and end segment? If so, what elements within those segments stay
the same? Will these segments include static placeholders (user content that does not
repeat)?
• How many segments do you want to create? Keep in mind that segments with
placeholders repeat in sequence until all the user media is accommodated (unless
marked as Static)
• Which segments are optional (can be dropped when the user content is done)?
To create a template
1 In the VideoStudio Edit workspace, build your template, following the FastFlick template
rules. Ensure that the elements for each segment do not overlap (with the exception of
audio clips on the Music 1 track).
2 Right-click an element and choose FastFlick Template Designer.
3 In the FastFlick Template Designer dialog box, choose the attributes that you want to
apply to the element.
4 Repeat steps 3-4 for each element.
5 Click File > Save, and type a file name.
6 Click File > Export as Template > FastFlick Template. Verify the Template path and
Template folder name.
If you want the folder name to be different from your file name, type a new name in the
Template folder name box.
7 In the Category list, choose a group for your template.
8 Click OK.
If you include video clip placeholders in your template, the length of the user video clip
will be constrained to the length of the corresponding placeholder clip if an effect filter
is applied to the placeholder clip.
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Stop motion
animation
The Stop Motion function of the VideoStudio lets you create animated films by capturing still
images grabbed from a live source, such as a video camera, webcam, or DSLR. The result is
be a collection of sequential images, and a project file that you can use to create your stop
motion movie.
This section contains the following topics:
• How to create a stop motion project
• Stop motion settings
• Opening and importing files for stop motion
• Using the DSLR Enlarge Mode
How to create a stop motion project
The steps below guide you through a basic workflow for a stop motion project. Before you
start, it’s best to have all your materials ready and have your shooting area set up with the
lighting you need. If you are using a DSLR that is supported in VideoStudio, set your camera
to Manual mode. A tripod is recommended.
Familiarize yourself with the settings in the Stop Motion window before you start. For more,
see “Stop motion settings” on page 182.
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To create a stop motion project
1 If using an external camera to capture your stop motion project, ensure that the camera
is plugged into your computer and is on, ready to capture photos. Set the camera to
manual mode.
2 In VideoStudio, open the Stop Motion window by doing one of the following:
on the Timeline toolbar,
• In the Edit workspace, click the Record/Capture button
and click the Stop Motion button .
• In the Capture workspace, click Stop Motion.
3 Click the Create button, and from the drop-list in the upper-right corner of the window,
choose the camera you want to use as your capture device (displays supported cameras
that are connected to the computer and switched on).
4 Do one of the following:
• On your camera, manually choose the best settings for your stop motion scene and
adjust the focus (can set the lens to MF to focus manually).
• If you have a compatible camera (many Canon and Nikon DSLRs are supported), click
the DSLR settings tab and choose the settings for your camera. You can then focus the
camera manually or set the lens to AF mode, and in VideoStudio, enable Show Focus
to display the onscreen controls. Click Auto Focus or Manual Focus. For Auto Focus,
drag the rectangle to the area of focus. The camera will automatically adjust the focus.
5 Type your Project Name, and choose a Capture Folder and a Save to Library location.
6 When you know what kind of motion you want to make, click the Stop motion settings
tab, and choose the settings you want.
7 When you have the subject set up, click the Capture Image button. If you are using Auto
Capture, this will initiate the capture intervals you set.
8 Move your subject the way you want, and continue capturing an image for each
movement. Each capture displays in the thumbnail tray at the bottom of the window.
9 When you are ready to review the frames, click the Play button below the preview to
review the movie. In the thumbnail tray, select any of the thumbnails and right-click to
copy or delete a thumbnail.
10 When you are finished, click the Save button at the bottom of the window to return to
the main application window.
Stop motion settings
The following settings are available in the Stop Motion window:
• Image Duration — Lets you choose the exposure time for each image. A higher frame
rate results in a shorter exposure time for each image.
• Capture Resolution — Lets you adjust the screen capture quality. Options vary
according to the settings on your capture device.
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• Auto Capture — You can click Enable auto capture to configure the program to
capture automatically using preset intervals. Click the Set Time button
to adjust the
Capture Frequency and Total Capture Duration settings.
• Onion Skin — Lets you move the slider from left to right to control the opacity of the
new captured image and the previously captured frame.
• Grid
— Lets you display an overlay that helps you gauge movement. The
interval (spacing) for the grid types is determined by the Time Across setting. The value
(seconds) determines how many suggested captures to make, as indicated by the space
between intervals. Select any of the three types of placement tools in the Grid area:
• Line: Drag across the screen to set a line with nodes that mark intervals. Look for the
pink node to find the suggested alignment for your next capture.
• Grid: Click the preview area to display a grid overlay onscreen
• Circles: Click the preview area to place the center point. A circle pattern displays
onscreen.
Opening and importing files for stop motion
You can open a stop motion project that you saved previously. You can also import images
that you have captured in advance. For example, a series of photos shot with your DSLR on
auto/continuous mode is a good source for stop motion animation projects.
To open an existing stop motion animation project
1 Click Open and browse for the stop motion animation project that you want to work on.
Note: Stop motion animation projects created in Corel VideoStudio are saved in the
.uisx format.
2 Click Open to activate the project.
To import images into a stop motion animation project
1 Click Import and browse for the photos that you want to include in your stop motion
animation projects.
Note: If photos do not appear in the folder, click Browse.
2 Click Open.
Your photos are automatically included in the stop motion animation project.
Using the DSLR Enlarge Mode
Corel VideoStudio mimics the camera viewfinder and gives you quick access to DSLR
features and settings.
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1 — Mode
Displays information on the selected camera mode.
2 — Image quality
Lets you set the image size and quality.
3 — Metering mode
Lets you set the metering mode by selecting from your camera’s
preset options.
4 — White balance
Lets you set the white balance by selecting from your camera’s
preset options.
5 — Focus indicator
Displays information on the selected focus setting.
6 — Show focus
Displays live view focus guides on the screen.
7 — Aperture
Displays the aperture settings of the camera. This will be disabled
when the DSLR is in P or Tv mode.
8 — Shutter speed
Displays the shutter speed settings of the camera. This will be
disabled when the DSLR is in P or Av mode.
9 — ISO
Lets you adjust the ISO setting by selecting from your camera’s
preset options.
10 — Live view focus guides
Lets you adjust the focus area by clicking on the arrows or
dragging the focus area box.
11 — Ev
Lets you choose the exposure value compensation setting.
12 — Onion skin
Lets you control the opacity of the new captured image and the
previously captured frame by moving the slider.
13 — Auto capture
Enables the auto capture feature.
14 — Capture resolution
Lets you set the image resolution. You can choose from the preset
options or use the settings on your DSLR.
15 — Image duration
Lets you set the exposure time for each image.
To activate DSLR Enlarge Mode
1 In the Stop Motion window, click the DSLR Enlarge Mode button
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Multi-Camera
editing
The Multi-Camera Editor lets you create professional-looking video compilations from
footage of events that have been captured on different cameras, from different angles.
The easy multi-view workspace lets you synchronize the clips and edit on the fly, as the video
clips play back simultaneously—up to *six cameras. With a simple click, you can switch from
one video clip to another in the same way a broadcast studio switches from one camera to
another to capture a different angle or element of a scene.
Footage can be captured on a wide range of video recording devices, such as action
cameras, drone cameras, DSLRs, or smartphones. You can also include audio captured
independently on a microphone.
*Number of cameras depends on the version of the software you have.
This section contains the following topics:
• The Multi-Camera Editor workspace
• Basic steps in multi-camera editing
• Importing video and audio clips into the Multi-Camera Editor
• Synchronizing video and audio clips in multi-camera projects
• Choosing an audio source for your multi-camera project
• Editing multiple clips to create a multi-camera compilation
• Adding picture-in-picture (PIP) in the Multi-Camera Editor
• Managing multi-camera source files
• Saving and exporting your multi-camera project
• Using Smart Proxy with the Multi-Camera Editor
The Multi-Camera Editor workspace
The image below identifies the main features of the Multi-Camera Editor.
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Multi-view pane
Main Audio
Source Sync Type
Multi-Camera and PIP tracks
Main preview pane
Scrubber
Timeline
Toolbar and playback
Toolbar, playback, and other controls
The controls found in the workspace are listed below.
The main toolbar includes the following controls:
Camera Number — Lets you set the multi-view pane to show four or six cameras,
depending on your version of the software.
Source Sync Type — Lets you synchronize the clips. For more information,
see “Synchronizing video and audio clips in multi-camera projects” on page 188.
Main Audio — Lets you select a preferred audio source. For more
information, see “Choosing an audio source for your multi-camera project” on page 189.
Split Clip — Lets you split a clip into segments. For more information, see “To split a clip
in the Multi-Camera Editor” on page 192.
Set/Remove Marker — Lets you add markers on the Camera tracks for editing
purposes, such as audio syncing.
Transition and Duration — Lets you apply a transition between clips in the
Multi-Camera track and set the duration for the transition. For more information, see “To add
a transition between multi-camera segments” on page 191.
The main preview pane includes the following controls:
Rotate Left and Rotate Right — Let you rotate clips in the Camera tracks before you
add them to your Multi-Camera track or your PIP track. Note: Only unlocked tracks can be
rotated.
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Playback bar with Home, Previous Frame, Play, Next Frame, and End
buttons.
Loop — Lets you play the selected track continuously by looping back to the start when
it reaches the end.
Set Volume — Lets you adjust the audio volume for playback.
Timecode control — Lets you view and set the time/frame that appears in the
main preview pane and where the scrubber is set in the timeline. Click the arrows or a click
number value to set a time/frame.
The timeline includes the following controls:
Source Manager — Lets you add and remove clips. For more information, see
“Managing multi-camera source files” on page 193.
Show/Hide Audio Waveform View — Lets you view the audio waves for Camera and
Audio tracks.
Lock/Unlock — Appears on individual tracks. Locking tracks is recommended after
you synchronize them.
Include/Exclude from Synchronization — Lets you determine which tracks are
included in the synchronization process.
Mute/Unmute — Lets you turn the audio off (mute) or on (unmute) for the selected
audio track.
Zoom to Timeline — Located in the lower left corner of the timeline, this control lets you
expand or compress your project so you can view the whole project in the timeline.
Zoom Level slider — Drag the slider or click the Zoom in (plus sign) or
Zoom out (minus sign) to change the zoom level for your project. This is particularly helpful
when editing individual segments in the Multi-Camera track.
The following general controls appear in the upper-left corner of the application window:
Settings — Lets you access the Proxy Manager and Save As. For more information, see
“Using Smart Proxy with the Multi-Camera Editor” on page 194 and “To save your multicamera project” on page 193.
Undo and Redo — Lets you undo or redo most actions in the Multi-Camera Editor.
Basic steps in multi-camera editing
The following steps provide a basic overview of the multi-camera editing process.
1 Import the video and audio clips that you want to use into the VideoStudio Library.
Typically these are multiple clips that capture the same event, at the same time.
2 Choose the clips in the Library and import them into the Multi-Camera Editor.
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3 Synchronize the clips across the timeline. You can do this automatically if all the clips
have audio, but there are a range of methods you can use for synchronization.
4 Choose the audio you want to keep (if you are using the original audio). You can choose
a separate audio track as well.
5 Start building your multi-camera compilation. You can play all the clips simultaneously,
and in the multi-view pane, click the “Camera” that you want to show. You can switch
clips as many times as you like. The selected footage displays in the main preview pane.
You can then review your project in the Multi-Camera track and fine-tune it.
6 Save and exit the Multi-Camera Editor to return to VideoStudio and output the project.
Important! It’s recommended that you finish your multi-camera editing before you exit the
Multi-Camera Editor. Changes that you make to your project in another editor might not
be supported if you re-open the project in the Multi-Camera Editor. This means that some
changes will be reverted.
Importing video and audio clips into the Multi-Camera Editor
The first step in creating a multi-camera project is to import your clips into the MultiCamera Editor. In most cases, this will be a selection of clips from the same event that have
been imported to the VideoStudio Library.
You can work with up to six video clips at one time and include up to two independent audio
clips.
To import video clips into the Multi-Camera Editor
1 In the VideoStudio Library, select all the clips you want to use.
2 Do one of the following:
• On the timeline toolbar, click the Multi-Camera Editor button
• Right-click a selected clip and choose Multi-Camera Editor.
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Synchronizing video and audio clips in multi-camera projects
You can synchronize your video and audio clips so that they are all aligned to the same
moment in time. The easiest way to do this is to let the Multi-Camera Editor analyze the
audio for each of the clips and sync the clips automatically. If your recordings are planned,
you can use a special audio signal, such as clapping your hands (similar function to using a
clapper board in professional shoots). Some events have natural audio cues that help the
sync process, such as music performances or sporting events with a start signal.
You can also synchronize the clips by using markers, shooting time, or you can adjust them
manually by dragging the clips in the timeline to the timecode you want. For example, you
could use a common visual element, such as a flash to sync videos manually. These methods
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are helpful if your video footage doesn’t include audio or the audio waveforms within the
clips are difficult to sync, or you simply prefer to align the clips manually.
In some cases you might need to use a combination of the synchronization options,
depending on your source footage.
To synchronize video and audio clips in the Multi-Camera Editor
1 After importing your clips to the Multi-Camera Editor, choose one of the following
options from the Source Sync Type drop-list on the toolbar:
• Audio — Click the Sync button
next to the drop-list to synchronize the clips in the
timeline. Note: Your video clips must include audio to use this option.
• Marker — Select a clip in the timeline, play the clip or scrub to the position you want
by using a visual cue, and click the Set/Remove Marker button
on the toolbar to
add a marker. After a marker has been added to each clip, click the Sync button
on
the toolbar to align the clips according to the markers.
• Shooting Date/Time — Click the Sync button
to synchronize the clips according
the shooting date and time as indicated by the metadata recorded by the camera.
Note: The clocks must be in sync on the cameras to get accurate results.
• Manual — In the timeline, drag each clip to the position you want by using a visual
cue.
Note: If there are clips that you want to exclude from the synchronization process, click
the Exclude from Synchronization button
on the corresponding track. Click the
button again (Enable for Synchronization ) to include the track.
on the
Tip: After you synchronize your clips, you can use the Lock buttons
individual tracks to ensure that the tracks stay synchronized during the editing process.
Choosing an audio source for your multi-camera project
After you import and synchronize your clips in the Multi-Camera Editor, you can make some
decisions about the audio for your project. For example, if you have four video clips, and they
all include audio, it is recommended that you listen to each clip individually, and choose the
one that has the best sound quality. You can also choose to use a separate audio clip.
Other options let you use the audio from all clips, none of the clips, or switch audio (Auto)
when you switch cameras, a choice you might make to take advantage of the audio captured
with sport or other action footage.
By default, the audio for Camera 1 is selected.
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To choose an audio source for your multi-camera project
1 With your clips displaying in the Multi-Camera Editor timeline, on the toolbar, click the
Main Audio box and choose a Camera or Audio clip. Click Play
to listen the quality
of the audio for each clip.
2 Choose the Camera or Audio clip that you want to use for your project. The audio from
all other tracks will be muted.
Other options include:
• Auto — Switches the audio to match the clip that you are playing
• None — No audio is included in the multi-camera project. You can add your audio in
VideoStudio, after you leave the Multi-Camera Editor.
• All Cameras — Plays audio from all clips, simultaneously
Tip: If you plan to edit the audio after you exit the Multi-Camera Editor, please note
that the setting you choose in Main Audio determines what tracks will be available as
audio tracks in VideoStudio.
Editing multiple clips to create a multi-camera compilation
After you import and synchronize your clips in the Multi-Camera Editor, and choose your
audio settings, you can start editing your clips to create a multi-camera compilation. The
multi-view pane in the Multi-Camera Editor helps make this task fun and easy. Much like a
DJ switches and blends tracks to create a new music compilation, the Multi-Camera Editor
lets you visually switch between video tracks and blend them together with transitions.
If you notice that playback is slow or lacks smoothness, you can check the Smart Proxy
settings. For more information, see “Using Smart Proxy with the Multi-Camera Editor” on
page 194.
After you build your basic compilation using the multi-view pane and the main preview pane,
you can fine-tune your project in the Multi-Camera track and take advantage of editing
features, such as transitions and a clip splitting tool. Note that some types of edits, such as
rotating a clip, must be done in the individual Camera tracks before you add the clips to your
compilation in the Multi-Camera track.
To create a multi-camera compilation
1 With your clips in the Multi-Camera Editor timeline, click the Play button
below the
main preview pane.
Footage from all cameras can be viewed simultaneously in the multi-view pane.
2 To start building your project, as the videos play in the multi-view pane, click the preview
for the camera that you want to show.
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The footage from the selected camera displays in the main preview pane.
The multi-view pane appears to the left of the main preview pane. Footage from all
cameras can be viewed simultaneously in the multi-view pane.
3 To switch cameras, click a different camera preview in the multi-view pane. You can
switch cameras as many times as you like. You can review your project in the MultiCamera track.
The Multi-Camera track in the timeline displays the camera segments in your
compilation.
If you want to adjust the zoom level for the Multi-Camera track, drag the zoom level
slider
in the lower left corner of the timeline.
4 After you have completed a first pass using the multi-view pane, you can refine the
timing for a switch in the Multi-Camera track by playing your project or scrubbing to
the position that you want to edit, clicking a camera segment and dragging the edge
until the frame where you want the switch to occur appears in the main preview pane.
To switch a segment in the Multi-Camera track to a different Camera, right-click the
segment and choose a different Camera from the context menu or click the camera
preview in the multi-view pane.
To add a transition between multi-camera segments
1 In the Multi-Camera track, click a segment.
2 On the toolbar, click the Transition button
. The button has a yellow outline when
active and a transition icon (“AB”) appears in the timeline
If the button is grayed out, gently drag the edge of a segment by a small amount to
reactivate the button.
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A Crossfade transition is applied by default.
3 On the toolbar, type a time in the Duration box for the transition.
Tip: You can add black or blank segments to your project. You can change a
segment that is already in the Multi-Camera track to a black or a blank by rightclicking the segment and choosing Black or Blank. You can apply a transition
between a video segment and a Black segment. To add a black or blank segment
while playing your project, instead of clicking a camera preview in the multi-view
pane, click the Black (B) or Blank (0) swatch to the right of the camera previews.
To split a clip in the Multi-Camera Editor
1 In the timeline, select a clip in the Multi-Camera or PIP track and click Play or drag the
scrubber to the position where you want to make the cut.
2 Click the Split Clip button.
Note: Splitting a clip is useful when you want to replace part of a segment with a
different camera, essentially adding another switch.
Adding picture-in-picture (PIP) in the Multi-Camera Editor
You can add a picture-in-picture (PIP) effect to your multi-camera project. PIP lets you play
a video in one area of the screen while the main video plays in the background.
The image above illustrates the concept of picture-in-picture (PIP).
To add a picture-in-picture (PIP) effect to your multi-camera project
1 After you create your multi-camera compilation in the Multi-Camera track, click the Play
button
or scrub to the position in the Multi-Camera track where you want to add a
PIP effect.
2 In the timeline, click the circle on the PIP track to activate the track.
The circle will have a red fill when active
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3 In the multi-view pane, click the preview for the Camera you want to use.
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The segment is added to the PIP track.
4 To set the end point for the segment, in the PIP track, click the end of the segment and
drag it to the position you want in the timeline.
5 To choose a corner for the PIP, click the Change PIP Position button
track and choose the position you want.
The PIP position can be seen in the main preview pane.
on the PIP
Managing multi-camera source files
You can use the Source Manager to add and remove video and audio clips from tracks in
your multi-camera project. You can also view information about the clips, such as the
duration of the clip, clip location, and you can lock or unlock tracks.
To add, remove or manage clips with the Source Manager
1 In the upper left corner of the timeline, click the Source Manager button
.
2 In the Source Manager dialog box, do any of the following:
• Click the Lock/Unlock button for a track to unlock a track for editing or to lock a track
to prevent editing.
• To add a clip to a track, select a track, click the Add Clips button , navigate to the
clip you want to add, and click Open. The clip appears in the numbered list for the
track.
• To delete clips from a track, select a track, in the list of clips for that track, mark the
check box next to the clips that you want to delete, and click the Delete button .
Saving and exporting your multi-camera project
When you finish building your multi-camera project, you can save it so that it can be edited,
exported, and shared from VideoStudio.
Important! It’s recommended that you finish your multi-camera editing before you exit the
Multi-Camera Editor. Changes that you make to your project in VideoStudio might not be
supported if you re-open the project in the Multi-Camera Editor. This means that some
changes will be reverted.
To save your multi-camera project
• Click the OK button at the bottom of the window to save your project to the current
name (as indicated in the upper-right corner of the window). This also closes the MultiCamera Editor.
If you want to rename your project, before you exit, click the Settings button
choose Save As, and type a name in the Project name box.
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Your multi-camera project appears in the VideoStudio Library.
To open your multi-camera project (.vsp) in VideoStudio, in the Edit workspace, drag
your multi-camera project from the Library to the Timeline. By default, the project
appears as a composite clip. To expand the clip to work with individual tracks, hold the
Shift key when you drag the project from the Library and drop it in the Timeline.
Using Smart Proxy with the Multi-Camera Editor
The main purpose of Smart Proxy is to provide a more fluid editing and previewing
experience when working with large, high resolution video files.
Smart Proxy creates lower resolution working copies of larger source files. These smaller
files are called “proxy” files. Using proxy files speeds up editing of high resolution projects
(for example, projects that have HDV and AVCHD source files).
Smart Proxy can be set and adjusted in the VideoStudio workspaces or in the Multi-Camera
Editor. For more information, see “Using Smart Proxy for a faster, smoother editing
experience” on page 42.
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Save and share
With your movie project finished, it’s time to save and share it. When you save your project, all the files are combined to
create a single video file in a process called rendering.
You can save your movie as a video file that can be played on a computer or a mobile device,
burn your project to a disc complete with menus, or upload your movie directly to a YouTube,
Facebook, Flickr, or Vimeo account.
This section contains the following topics:
• Choosing a sharing option
• Saving to video files for computer playback
• Saving to video files for mobile devices
• Saving HTML5 video files
• Uploading to the Web
• Creating 3D video files
• Creating video files from part of a project (trimmed)
• Creating sound files
• Working with custom profiles in the Share workspace
Choosing a sharing option
Corel VideoStudio provides the following sharing categories:
• Computer — Save to a file format that lets you play your movie on computers. You can
also use this option to save the video soundtrack to an audio file. For more information,
see “Saving to video files for computer playback” on page 196 and “Creating sound files”
on page 202.
• Device — Save to a file format that lets you play your movie on mobile devices, game
consoles, or cameras. For more information, see “Saving to video files for mobile
devices” on page 197.
• HTML5 — If you chose File > New HTML5 project at the start of your project or opened
an HTML5 project, this output option becomes available in the Share workspace. This
format is compatible with a broad range of browsers, including Safari. For more
information, see “Saving HTML5 video files” on page 198.
• Web — Upload your movie directly to YouTube, Facebook, Flickr, or Vimeo. Your movie is
saved in an optimal format for the site you choose. For more information, see
“Uploading to the Web” on page 199.
• Disc — Save and burn your movie to a disc or SD card. For more information, see “Burn
discs” on page 205.
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• 3D Movie — Save your movie to a 3D playback format. For more information,
see“Creating 3D video files” on page 201.
• VideoStudio Project — If you chose File > New HTML5 project at the start of your
project, you can save a copy in the native Corel VideoStudio format (*.vsp). For more
information, see “To save an HTML5 project as a Corel VideoStudio Pro project (VSP)” on
page 199.
Saving to video files for computer playback
Corel VideoStudio lets you save your movie project to video file formats that you can
playback on computers.
Before rendering your entire project into a movie file, make sure you first save it as a
Corel VideoStudio project file (*.vsp) by clicking File > Save or Save As. This lets you
return to your project at any time and make edits.
To create a video file for computer playback
1 In the Share workspace, click the Computer button
.
2 Click one of the following buttons to view and choose the profile for your video:
• AVI
• MPEG-2
• AVC/H.264
• MPEG-4
• WMV
• MOV
• Audio
• Custom
If you want to use the Project Settings for the video file, enable the Same as Project
Settings check box located above the buttons.
3 In the Profile or Format drop-list, choose an option.
If you want to create a custom profile, click the Create Custom Profile button . For
more information, see “Working with custom profiles in the Share workspace” on
page 203.
4 In the File name box, type a file name.
5 In the File location box, specify the location where you want to save the file.
6 Set any of the following options:
• Create Preview Range Only — renders only the section of video that is selected
between the Trim Markers in the Preview panel.
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• Enable Smart Render — analyzes a video for any previously rendered sections and
renders only the new or revised sections. This can reduce rendering time significantly.
7 Click Start.
Press the [Esc] key to cancel the rendering process.
A progress bar appears when you render a video. You can use the buttons on the
progress bar to do the following:
• Click the Pause/Play button on the progress bar to pause and resume the
rendering process.
• Click the playback button to enable the preview while rendering or stop the
preview to reduce rendering time.
The rendering progress bar
Saving to video files for mobile devices
You can save your movie project to file formats that you can playback on a variety of mobile
devices, such as smartphones, tablets, and game consoles. Corel VideoStudio includes a
range of profiles that optimize your video for specific devices.
To create a video file for a portable device or camcorder
1 In the Share workspace, click the Device button
.
2 Click one of the following buttons to view and choose the profile for your video:
• DV — Convert the project to a DV-compatible video file that can be written back to a
DV camcorder. Connect your camcorder to the computer, turn your camcorder on, and
set it to Play/Edit mode. See your camcorder's manual for specific instructions.
• HDV — Convert the project to an HDV-compatible video file that can be written back
to an HDV camcorder. Connect your camcorder to the computer, turn your camcorder
on, and set it to Play/Edit mode. See your camcorder's manual for specific instructions.
• Mobile Device — Creates a high-definition MPEG-4 AVC file that is compatible with
most tablets and smartphones, including iPad, iPhone, and Android devices.
• Game Console — Create MPEG-4 AVC video files that are compatible with PSP devices.
3 In the Profile drop-list, choose an option.
4 In the File name box, type a file name.
5 In the File location box, specify the location where you want to save the file.
6 Set any of the following options:
• Create Preview Range Only — renders only the section of video that is selected
between the Trim Markers in the Preview panel.
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• Enable Smart Render — analyzes a video for any previously rendered sections and
renders only the new or revised sections. This can reduce rendering time significantly.
7 Click Start.
Press the [Esc] key to cancel the rendering process.
You can also write back to a DV camcorder in the Edit workspace by right-clicking a
video clip in the Library and choosing DV Recording.
Saving HTML5 video files
If you chose File > New HTML5 project at the start of your project, the HTML5 Files output
option displays in the Share workspace.
HTML5 projects can include hyperlinks and chapters. This video format is compatible with
browsers that support HTML5 technology, including most of the latest browsers and Safari,
which is used on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices.
You can save your HTML5 video projects directly to cloud-based storage services, such as
Dropbox and Google Drive. For more information about sharing from these cloud-based
services, refer to the Dropbox or Google Drive Help.
For more information about starting an HTML5 project, see “Creating new projects” on page
11.
Saving an HTML5 project as an editable Corel VideoStudio project
If you might need to edit the project later and output it to formats other than HTML5, you
can save a copy of the project to the native Corel VideoStudio Pro format (*.vsp).
To create an HTML5 video folder
1 In the Share workspace, click the HTML5 Files button
.
2 Modify any of the following settings:
• WebM — In the Video format area, mark the WebM format check box if you want to
use the WebM format. (Recommended)
• Dimensions — Choose the screen resolution and aspect ratio from the drop-list.
• Flatten audio and background video — In the Dimensions area, mark this check box
if you are not sure if your browser supports more than a single video or audio track.
(Recommended)
3 In the Project folder name box, type a name.
4 In the File location box, specify the location where you want to save the folder.
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If you want to save it to a cloud-based storage service, browse for the local folder of your
preferred service.
5 Set any of the following options:
• Create Preview Range Only — renders only the section of video that is selected
between the Trim Markers in the Preview panel.
• Enable Smart Render — analyzes a video for any previously rendered sections and
renders only the new or revised sections. This can reduce rendering time significantly,
but is not available for WebM output.
6 Click Start.
You can view the video from your output folder by opening Index.html in your browser.
Press the [Esc] key to cancel the rendering process.
A progress bar appears when you render a video. You can use the buttons on the
progress bar to do the following:
• Click the Pause/Play button on the progress bar to pause and resume the
rendering process.
• Click the playback button to enable the preview while rendering or stop the
preview to reduce rendering time.
The rendering progress bar
To save an HTML5 project as a Corel VideoStudio Pro project (VSP)
1 In the Share workspace, click the VideoStudio Project button
2
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4
5
6
7
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In the Subject box, type your subject information.
In the Description box, type a project description.
From the File format drop-list, choose a VSP version.
In the File name box, type a file name.
In the File location box, specify the location where you want to save the project.
Click Start.
Uploading to the Web
Share your video projects online by uploading your videos to YouTube (in 2D and 3D
formats), Facebook, Flickr, and Vimeo. You can access your accounts from within
Corel VideoStudio. If you don’t have an existing account, you will be prompted to create an
account.
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The first time you log in from Corel VideoStudio, you are asked to authorize the connection
between your online account and Corel VideoStudio. This authorization allows for the
exchange of limited information related to the successful upload of your video.
As with any video upload, the online site usually requires time to post the video after it has
been uploaded.
Please make sure to abide by the terms of use regarding copyright ownership of video
and music as set by YouTube, Facebook, Flickr, and Vimeo.
To upload your video to YouTube, Facebook, Flickr, or Vimeo
1 In the Share workspace, click the Web button .
2 Click one of the following buttons:
• YouTube
• Facebook
• Flickr
• Vimeo
If you need to sign in, the Log In button appears. Click the button to sign in. If it is the
first time you are signing in, you will be asked to authorize the connection between
Corel VideoStudio and your online account.
3 Fill in the necessary information such as your video title, description, privacy settings and
additional tags.
If you want to upload a 3D video to YouTube, enable the Save as 3D video check box
under the Privacy box.
4 Enable one of the following options:
• Upload project — you can accept the default settings, or choose a profile from the
drop-list. Type a name in the File name box and choose a File location.
• Upload file — choose a saved video file from the Open Video File dialog box, and
click Open.
5 Set any of the following options:
• Create Preview Range Only — renders only the section of video that is selected
between the Trim Markers in the Player panel.
• Enable Smart Render — analyzes a video for any previously rendered sections and
renders only the new or revised sections. This can reduce rendering time significantly.
6 Click Start.
A message appears when the upload is complete.
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To log in to a different user account, first click the Log Out button that appears below
the YouTube, Facebook, Flickr, and Vimeo buttons. You can then log in to a different
user account.
YouTube currently supports only 3D files in MP4 format, so if you upload a previously
saved 3D video, please ensure that the older file is compatible. Side-by-Side 3D is
recommended.
Creating 3D video files
Corel VideoStudio lets you create 3D video files or convert regular 2D video to 3D video files.
It’s important to refer to the instructions for your 3D playback device so that you know what
type of files and equipment you’ll need for viewing your 3D video. For example, you might
require only generic red and blue glasses (anaglyph) or you might require special polarized
glasses to view a polarized TV screen.
To create 3D video files
1 In the Share workspace, click the 3D Movie button .
2 Click one of the following buttons:
• MPEG-2
• AVC/H.264
• WMV
• MVC
3 In the Profile or Format drop-list, choose an option.
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more information, see “Working with custom profiles in the Share workspace” on
page 203.
Choose one of the following 3D conversion options:
• Anaglyph — Requires only the red and blue generic anaglyph 3D glasses to view 3D
video without the need for special display monitors.
• Side-by-side — Requires polarized 3D glasses and a compatible polarized display
monitor to view 3D video.
In the File name box, type a file name.
In the File location box, specify the location where you want to save the file.
Set any of the following options:
• Create Preview Range Only — renders only the section of video that is selected
between the Trim Markers in the Player panel.
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• Enable Smart Render — analyzes a video for any previously rendered sections and
renders only the new or revised sections. This can reduce rendering time significantly.
8 Click Start.
Press the [Esc] key to cancel the rendering process.
A progress bar appears when you render a video. You can use the buttons on the
progress bar to do the following:
• Click the Pause/Play button on the progress bar to pause and resume the
rendering process.
• Click the playback button to enable the preview while rendering or stop the
preview to reduce rendering time.
The rendering progress bar
Creating video files from part of a project (trimmed)
For any of the sharing categories, you can create a video from part of your project, rather
than the full project, by using the Trim Markers below the Preview window and enabling the
Create Preview Range Only check box.
For more information about using the Player panel, see “Using the Player panel” on page 23.
To create a video file from a trimmed range
1 In the Share workspace, click a sharing category, click an output option, and choose your
settings.
2 Ensure that the Create Preview Range Only check box is marked.
3 In the Player panel, click Project.
4 Select a range by dragging the orange Trim Markers to the start and end points you
want.
Only the area between the orange Trim Markers is rendered
5 In the bottom-right corner of the Share workspace, click Start.
Creating sound files
Corel VideoStudio lets you create a sound file from an existing video file. This is especially
useful when you want to use the same soundtrack with another set of images, or when you
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want to convert the audio from a live performance into sound files. Corel VideoStudio makes
it easy for you to create an audio file of your project in M4A, OGG, WAV or WMA formats.
To create an audio file
1 In the Share workspace, click the Computer button , and click Audio.
2 From the Format drop-list, select an audio file format.
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any of the settings on the Profile or Attributes pages.
In the File name box, type a file name.
In the File location box, specify the location where you want to save the file.
Set any of the following options:
• Create Preview Range Only — renders only the section of video that is selected
between the Trim Markers in the Player panel.
• Enable Smart Render — analyzes a video for any previously rendered sections and
renders only the new or revised sections. This can reduce rendering time significantly.
Click Start.
Working with custom profiles in the Share workspace
Before you output projects from the Share workspace, you can create and save custom
profiles for most video file formats in the Computer and 3D Movie sharing categories—only
the Audio and Custom output formats do not support custom profiles.
For more information about custom profiles, see “Creating custom profiles” on page 41.
To create a custom profile in the Share workspace
1 In the Share workspace, click the Computer button
or 3D Movie button .
2 Click an output format button.
3 From the Profile drop-list, click an existing profile to use as a base for your custom
profile.
4 Click the Create custom profile button .
5 In the New Profile Options dialog box, click the Corel VideoStudio tab, and type a
name in the Profile name box.
6 Click the General tab, and choose the settings you want.
Note: Additional tabs and settings are available depending on the type of format you
choose.
7 Click OK.
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The custom profile appears in the Profile drop-list.
To edit a custom profile in the Share workspace
1 In the Share workspace, select the output format for which you created the profile, and
choose the profile from the Profile drop-list.
2 Click the Edit custom profile button .
3 In the Edit Profile Options dialog box, change the settings you want and click OK.
To delete a custom profile in the Share workspace
1 In the Share workspace, select the output format for which you created the profile, and
choose the profile from the Profile drop-list.
2 Click the Delete custom profile button
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Burn discs
Corel VideoStudio lets you burn your projects to a DVD, AVCHD, or Blu-ray disc. Alternatively,
you can export your project to an SD card.
This section contains the following topics:
• Saving a project to disc
• Assembling files
• Adding and editing chapters
• Editing a menu template
• Creating advanced menus
• Previewing your movie and menu before burning
• Burning your project onto a disc
• Copying a disc image file
• Creating disc labels
Saving a project to disc
To output your project to a disc
1 On the Share workspace, click the Disc button.
2 Choose one of the following output formats:
• DVD
• AVCHD
• Blu-ray
• SD Card
A new window appears where you can customize the disc output.
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1 — Jog Slider
Lets you jump to specific scenes.
2 — Mark-in/Mark-out
Sets a preview range in the project, or sets the start and end points for
trimming a clip.
3 — Settings and options
Lets you access the Preferences dialog box and the Disc Template
Manager.
4 — Project Settings
Lets you determine how your movie project is rendered when you
preview it.
5 — Change display aspect ratio
Lets you select between 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios.
6 — Navigation panel
Provides buttons for playback.
7 — Close button
Closes the Create
8 — Media Clip List
Displays the added media clips as thumbnails.
Disc dialog box and opens the Save As dialog box.
Even if you have not saved your VideoStudio Pro project as a *.vsp file, it can be
brought into the Create Disc dialog box for burning.
Imported videos are automatically adjusted to the correct aspect ratio (as specified in
the Disc Templates Manager dialog box), and are letterboxed or pillarboxed to fit the
correct aspect ratio.
To save a disc output project
1 On the disc output window, click the Close button.
The Save As window opens.
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2 In the File name box, type a file name.
3 In the Save in drop-list, select a file location.
4 In the Save as type drop-list, select a file format.
You can select a file format that is compatible with earlier versions of VideoStudio.
5 Click Save.
Note: A check mark
on the disc format button indicates that the disc project has
been saved. Click the previously selected disc format button to continue the disc output
process. You can also edit the disc project at a later time. Click File > Open Project and
select your saved VideoStudio Pro project file (*.vsp).
Assembling files
You can import videos or VideoStudio Pro project files (*.vsp) that you want to include in
your final movie.
To add videos
1 Click Add video files. Locate the folder where the videos are stored. Select one or more
video clips.
2 Click Open.
Note: After a video clip is added to the Media Clip List, you may see a black thumbnail
that may be caused by a black first frame of the video clip. To change it, click on the
video clip and move the Jog Slider to the scene that you want. Right-click the thumbnail
and choose Change Thumbnail.
To add VideoStudio Pro projects
1 Click Add VideoStudio project files. Locate the folder where the projects are stored.
Select one or more video projects you want to add.
2 Click Open.
You can also add videos from DVD, AVCHD, and BDMV discs.
You can trim video clips and VideoStudio Pro projects by using the Jog Slider, Mark-in/
out, and navigation controls. Trimming a video gives you the freedom to precisely edit
the video length.
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Adding and editing chapters
This feature is available only when the Create menu option is selected. By adding chapters,
you can create submenus linked to their associated video clip. When you add chapter points
to your VideoStudio project, these are automatically converted to disc menu chapters. For
more information, see “Adding cues and chapters” on page 45.
You can create up to 99 chapters for a video clip.
Represented as a video thumbnail in a submenu, each chapter is like a bookmark for a video
clip. When viewers click a chapter, the playback of the video will start from the selected
chapter.
If the Create menu option is not selected, you will be guided to the preview step
immediately without creating any menus after clicking Next.
When you are creating a disc with only one VideoStudio Pro project or one video clip,
do not select Use first clip as introductory video if you want to create menus.
To create or edit chapters linked to a video clip
1 Select a video in the Media Clip List.
2 Click Add/Edit Chapter.
3 Drag the Jog Slider to move to a scene that you want to set as a chapter point, and click
Add Chapter. You can also click Auto Add Chapters to let VideoStudio Pro
automatically select chapters.
Note: If you want to use Auto Add Chapters, your video must be at least one minute
long or the video has scene change information.
4 Repeat Step 3 to add more chapter points.
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5 Click OK.
You can also use Remove Chapter or Remove All Chapters to delete unwanted
chapters.
If you click Auto Add Chapters and your video is a DV-formatted AVI file, the program
automatically detects scene changes and add chapters accordingly. For MPEG-2 files,
the program uses the scene change information to automatically generate chapters.
Creating disc menus
Disc menus allow viewers to easily navigate through the contents of a disc and easily choose
the specific parts of the video to watch.
In Corel VideoStudio, you can create disc menus by applying menu templates and editing
them to suit the requirements of your projects.
To apply a menu template
1 Select Create menu in the 1 Add Media page and click Next. This takes you to the 2
Menu & Preview page.
2 In the Gallery tab, click the menu template thumbnail to apply it.
To apply layout settings to other menu pages
• Click Layout Settings in the Edit tab and select Apply to All Pages of this Menu.
To add background music to menus
1 Click the Set the background music button
in the Edit tab and choose from a menu
of options for selecting an audio file to be used as background music.
2 In the Open Audio File dialog box, choose the audio file to use.
Note: Click the Set audio properties button
to adjust the duration of your audio and
apply fade in and out effects.
To add background image or video to menus
1 Click the Set the background button
in the Edit tab and choose from a menu of
options for selecting an image or a video file to be used as background image or video.
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2 In the Open Image File or the Open Video File dialog box, choose the image file or the
video to use.
To add motion menus
1 Select Motion menu in the Edit tab.
2 Adjust the duration of the video thumbnail by setting the number of seconds in
Duration.
Note: Using motion menus increases the file size. Check the disc space usage indicator
and the Required menu space value to make sure that the file size remains within the
limits of your selected output.
Editing a menu template
To edit a menu template, choose options in the Edit tab or click menu objects in the Preview
Window. You can also add new texts, decorations and note menus. Customized templates
can then be saved as new menu templates.
If you are authoring Blu-ray discs, you can create advanced menus that can be used without
interrupting playback. This means that viewers can navigate the contents of your disc while
watching the movie.
To edit text style in menus
1 Right-click a text object in the Preview Window and select Font Attributes.
2 Modify text attributes in the Font dialog box.
Clicking Font Settings in the Edit tab also opens the Font dialog box.
To resize, rotate, and distort menu objects
• Click the menu object in the Preview Window and drag the handles or nodes.
To revert objects to its previous state, right-click on the Preview Window and select Set
to 0 Degree Angle or Remove Object Distortion
To align a single menu object
• Click the menu object in the Preview Window and drag it to the desired position.
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To use the grid lines as reference when dragging the menu objects, right-click the
Preview Window and select Show Grid Line. To automatically align your object to the
nearest grid line as you drag it, select Snap to Grid Line.
Make sure that the objects are within the TV safe area (defined by a border with dotted
lines).
To align multiple menu objects
1 Select the objects in the Preview Window by pressing [Ctrl].
2 Right-click, select Align, and choose from the following options:
• Left/Top/Right/Bottom — Moves all selected objects (except model object)
horizontally to align left/top/right/bottom side with the left/top/right/bottom side of
model object.
• Center Vertically — Moves all selected objects vertically to the center of top/
bottommost objects.
• Center Horizontally — Moves all selected objects horizontally to the center of left/
rightmost objects.
• Center Both — Moves all selected objects to the center of top/bottom/left/rightmost
objects.
• Space Evenly Vertically — Moves all selected objects (except top/bottom most
objects) vertically to even vertical space. This menu item is only available when more
than three objects are selected.
• Space Evenly Horizontally — Moves all selected objects (except left/right most
objects) horizontally to even horizontal space. This menu item is only available when
more than three objects are selected.
• Equal Width/Height — Resizes all selected objects (except model object) to the same
width/height as model object.
• Equal Width and Height — Resizes all selected objects (except model object) to the
same width and height as model object.
To arrange the Z-order of menu objects
• Right-click the menu object in the Preview Window, select Align, and choose from the
following alignment options:
• Bring Forward — Brings selected object one layer forward.
• Send Backward — Sends selected object one layer backward.
• Bring to Front — Brings selected object to front.
• Send to Back — Sends selected object to the layer just above the background object.
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To copy and paste shape menu object attributes
• Right-click the menu object in the Preview Window and select Copy Shape Attributes or
Paste Shape Attributes.
Note: You can copy and paste attributes such as width, height, rotation degree,
distortion, transparency, shadows and highlights. Text boundary, however, cannot be
copied.
To add menu filters and transition effects
1 Click a menu object in the Preview Window.
2 Choose the filter or effects to apply in the Edit tab.
• Moving Path — Applies a predefined motion path to menu objects such as titles,
thumbnail buttons, and navigation buttons.
• Menu In/Menu Out — Opens selection filters and transition effects. If a menu
template has a Menu In effect, its default duration is 20 seconds.
Some template menus have sound effects for Menu In and Menu Out transitions.
These sound effects, however, cannot be modified nor deleted.
Creating advanced menus
Advanced menu templates are made up of three separate layers for background settings,
title menus, and chapter menus. You can edit menu objects in the currently selected layer.
The illustration below shows the structure of a disc menu.
Clip 1
Clip 2
Main menu
Submenu #1
In this example, Clip 1 has three chapters, so when you click the Clip 1 video thumbnail, it
jumps to submenu #1. If you look at Clip 2, it has no chapters assigned to it, so when you
click Clip 2, the video starts playing from the beginning.
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To add a title menu
• Click Advanced Settings in the Edit tab and select Add Title Menu.
To add chapter menus
• Click Advanced Settings in the Edit tab and select Create Chapter Menu.
To show the menu thumbnail numbers
• Click Advanced Settings in the Edit tab and select Show Thumbnail Number.
To create a menu template:
1 Click Customize in the Edit tab of the 2 Menu & Preview page. The Customize Menu
dialog box appears.
2 Choose from the following options:
• Set the background music — Lets you choose an audio file to be used as background
music.
• Set the background — Lets you choose an image or a video file to be used as
background image or video.
• Font Settings — Lets you apply text attributes.
• Pan & Zoom — Lets you apply pan and zoom effects.
• Motion Filter — Lets you apply motion effects.
• Menu In/Menu Out — Lets you apply menu motion effects.
3 In the drop down menu, select Frame, Navigation Button, or Layout to display the
associated preset thumbnails. Double-click a thumbnail to apply it.
Note: You can also resize, distort, rotate, and move menu objects in the Preview
Window.
4 Click Add to Menu Template to add the template to the Favorites folder.
Note: When working in the Customize Menu dialog box, use the Font dialog box to
accurately resize text. The Font dialog box can also be launched by right-clicking the text
and selecting Font Attributes.
Previewing your movie and menu before burning
Now, it's time to see how your movie looks before you burn it onto a disc. Simply move the
mouse and click Play to watch your movie and test the menu on your computer. Use the
navigation controls here as you would on a standard remote control of a standalone disc
player.
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Burning your project onto a disc
This is the final step in the disc creation process. You can burn your movie to a disc, save it
to a folder on your hard drive, or create a disc image file so that you can burn the movie at
a later time.
Burning options
• Disc burner — Specifies the settings for your burning device.
• Label — Enables you to enter a volume name for the Blu-ray Disc/DVD. The label can
contain a maximum of 32 characters.
• Drive — Selects the disc burner that you want to use to burn the video file.
• Copies — Sets the number of disc copies to burn.
• Disc type — Displays the output disc format for the current project.
• Create to disc — Allows you to directly burn your video project onto a disc.
• Recording format — Select DVD-Video format to use the DVD industry standard. To
quickly re-edit your disc without copying the file to the hard drive, select DVD-Video
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(fast re-editable) which still complies with the industry standard and has very high
compatibility when working with set-top home DVD players and computer DVD-ROM.
Create DVD folders — This option is only enabled when the video file being created is a
DVD-Video. The files created are in preparation for burning the video file to an AVCHD
or Blu-ray Disc. This also allows the user to view the finished disc folders on the
computer using a disc playback software like Corel WinDVD.
Create disc image — Select this option if you plan to burn the video disc several times.
By selecting this option, you don't have to generate the file again when you want to burn
the same video disc. This option is only available for DVD-Video and disabled for
AVCHD, and Blu-ray Disc projects.
Normalize audio — Different video clips may have different audio recording levels when
created. When these video clips are put together, the volume may vary greatly. To make
volume levels consistent between clips, the Normalize audio function evaluates and
adjusts the audio waveform of the whole project to ensure a balanced audio level
throughout the video.
Erase — Deletes all the data on a rewritable disc.
Burning Options — Adjusts the advanced output settings for burning your project.
Delete temp files — Removes all unnecessary files in your working folder.
Burn — Begins the recording process.
Required space — Serves as a reference when you burn your projects. These indicators
help determine if you have sufficient space to successfully burn your project onto the
disc.
Required/Available hard disk space — Displays the space needed by the project and
the available hard drive space.
Required/Available disc space — Displays the space needed to fit the video file on the
disc and the space that is available for use.
To burn your movie onto a disc
1 Click Next after you preview your project.
2 Click Show more output options and enable one or more of the following options:
• Create DVD folders — Creates DVD folders in a specified location.
• Create disc image — Creates an ISO image file of the DVD.
• Normalize audio — Evens out irregular audio levels during playback.
Note: Create disc image is disabled for AVCHD and Blu-ray Disc projects.
3 Click More settings for burning.
The Burning Options dialog box appears. Define additional burner and output settings
and click OK.
4 Click Burn to start the burning process.
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Click OK when prompted that the task is done.
5 Click Close to save your work automatically and return to the Corel VideoStudio Editor.
Copying a disc image file
A disc image file is a single file that has captured the entire contents and file structure of a
disc. Creating a disc image file on your computer allows you to archive the source disc
contents for backup or future burning. You will need sufficient space on your computer to
store the disc image file.
To copy a disc image file:
1 Insert a blank disc into your disc burner.
2 Click Tools > Burn from Disc Image (ISO).
The disc copying dialog box is displayed.
3 In Source disc image file, browse and select your source disc image (*.iso) file.
4 Choose your burner drive in Destination.
5 Click Copy to start copying.
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to set burning preferences.
Creating disc labels
Create and print disc labels, case covers, and inserts in Corel VideoStudio. You can add and
edit images, texts, and icons to complete your layout.
To launch the disc label creation dialog box
• Click the Print disc label icon at the lower left part of the Create disc dialog box.
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General tab
The General tab allows you to select a disc label or disc cover template to start with. You can
then customize the overall design of the disc label, disc cover, insert, or booklet. The actual
dimensions of your media or label in relation to the selected paper size is displayed to serve
as your guide.
Image tab
The Image tab allows you to adjust the properties of your images.
Text tab
The Text tab allows you to format and adjust the properties of your texts.
Disc label creation options
You can do any of the following tasks when designing a disc label.
• Files
• Load Disc Label — Opens a previously saved disc label project.
• Save Disc Label — Saves a disc label project.
• Add Image — Selects an image to add on the label.
• Add Text — Adds a text object to the label.
• Add Icon — Adds an icon to the label.
• Playlist — Opens the Add/Edit Playlist Information dialog box to allow you to add
information on the label such as the album title, artist name, as well as date.
• Clear content — Removes all objects and background from the disc layout. This is useful
when starting over with your design.
Other options
• Show/Hide Disc — Shows/hides the outline of the disc for better alignment of images
or text.
• Show/Hide Grid — Shows/hides gridlines for laying out images and text symmetrically.
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Glossary
Aperture
This camera setting measures the size of the opening in the lens. It controls the amount of light that gets into the camera.
The aperture setting is measured in f-stops that follow the format f/number. For example, f/22.
Aspect Ratio
The relationship of width to height for a given image or graphic. Keeping or maintaining the aspect ratio refers to the process
of maintaining size relationships when either the width or height of an image or graphic is changed. In video, the two most
common aspect ratios are 4:3 and 16:9 for Standard definition (SD) and High definition (HD) Widescreen video formats.
AVI
Audio-Video Interleave is a digital video file format designed specifically for the Microsoft Windows environment, now
commonly used as storage for several audio and video codecs.
AVCHD
Advanced Video Codec High Definition is a video format that is designed for camcorder use. It uses a disc structure designed
for Blu-ray Disc / high definition compatibility and can be burned on standard DVDs.
Blu-ray Disc
Blu-ray Disc is an optical disc format that uses a blue laser for high definition video recording and playback. Each disc also
allows more information to be burned in 25-GB (single-layer) and 50-GB (dual-layer) discs, offering more than five times the
capacity of standard DVDs.
Capture
The recording of video or images to a computer hard disk.
Capture Plug-ins
These are utilities integrated with Corel VideoStudio that allow the program to recognize capture devices and automatically
detect them when they are connected to the computer.
Clip
A short section or part of a movie. A clip can be audio, video, still images or a title.
Cloud-based storage
A remote storage space that can be used for saving files. Instead of storing documents and media files on a local drive, files
are saved in a remote database that can be accessed using a Web-connected device. Several companies offer cloud-based
storage services that are available in both free and paid accounts.
Codec
A special algorithm or program that is used to process video. The origin of the word is compression/decompression or coder/
decoder.
Color Clip
A simple background color used in a movie. It is often used for titles and credits since they stand out clearly against the solid
color.
Compression
Compression is achieved through a codec and works by removing redundant data or describing it in terms that can be
decompressed. Nearly all digital video is compressed in some way or another but differs on the degree of compression. The
more compressed, the more resources needed for playback.
Data Rate
The amount of data per second that is transferred from one part of your computer to another. These data rates vary in
different types of media.
Device Control
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A software driver that allows programs to control video sources like the camcorder or VCR.
DNLE
Digital Non-Linear Editing is a method of combining and editing multiple video clips to produce a finished product. DNLE
offers random access to all source materials at all times during the editing process.
Driver
A software program that controls the connection between a specific device and a computer.
DSLR
A type of camera that uses removable lenses and takes images using a reflex mirror system. The acronym DSLR stands for
digital single-lens reflex. Compared to compact point and shoot cameras, DSLRs offer more manual controls and higher
image quality.
DV
Digital Video with a capital “D” and a capital “V” stands for a very specific format of video, just like VHS or High-8. This
format can be understood (played back, recorded) by DV camcorders and your computer, if you have the proper hardware
and software. DV can be copied from your camcorder to your computer, and then back to your camcorder (after editing,
of course) without any loss of quality.
DVD
DVD (Digital Versatile Disc) is popular in video production because of its high quality and broad compatibility. Not only does
it guarantee audio and video quality, DVDs make use of the MPEG-2 format, used to produce discs that are single- or doublesided, and single- or dual-layer. They can be played on standalone DVD players or on the DVD-ROM drive of your PC.
Effect
In Corel VideoStudio, an effect is a special computer generated attribute applied to video clips that alters the appearance
and quality of video to achieve a certain look.
Ev
The acronym stands for Exposure Value or the combination of settings for the aperture, shutter speed and ISO when the
camera is in P (Programmed), S or Tv (shutter priority), or Av (aperture priority) mode. Adjusting the Ev can either overexpose
or underexpose an image deliberately.
Export
The process of sharing files. When you export a file, the data is usually converted into a format that is recognizable by the
receiving application. The original file remains unchanged.
Fade
A transition effect where the clip gradually disappears or appears. In video, the picture would gradually change to or from
a solid color; or from one image to another. For audio, the transition would be from full volume to complete silence or viceversa.
FireWire
A standard interface used for connecting digital audio/video devices such as DV camcorders to computers. It is Apple’s
trademarked name for the IEEE-1394 standard.
Footage
A length of recorded film intended for use in a larger project.
Frame
A single image in a movie.
Frame Rate
The number of frames per second in a video. NTSC video is commonly 29.97 frames per second (fps) while PAL has 25 fps,
but smaller video files can be created on the computer by using lower frame rates.
Frame Size
The size of displayed images in video or animation sequences. If an image intended for the sequence is larger or smaller than
the current frame size, it must be resized or cropped.
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HDV is a format for recording and playback of high-definition video on a DV cassette tape. Announced in 2003 as an
affordable high definition format, HDV video supports resolutions up to 1440 × 1080 and is compressed with MPEG-2.
HDV audio is compressed using MPEG-1 Layer 2.
HTML5
A version of the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) standard that has increased feature support compared to previous
versions. HTML5 is particularly useful in integrating audio and video files into web pages.
IEEE-1394
Also known as Firewire, 1394 is standard that allows high-speed serial connections between the computer and an HDV/DV
camcorder, or other high speed peripheral device. Devices conforming to recent updates to this standard are capable of
transmitting digital data at 400 megabits per second.
Instant Playback
Allows you to view the entire project without rendering. It instantly plays all the clips in the Preview Window without creating
a temporary preview file in your system. Playback quality is dependent on your hardware configuration.
If Instant
Playback results in drop frames, then use High Quality Playback to preview a project.
ISO
This camera setting measures the sensitivity of the image sensor. A lower setting is ideal when there is enough light, while
a higher setting is best when it is dark. Choosing the correct ISO setting reduces the noise or grain on the captured image.
Key frame
A specific frame in a clip that is flagged for special editing or other activities in order to control the flow, playback or other
characteristics of the completed animation. For example, when applying a video filter, assigning different effect levels on
the beginning and end frames shows a change in the appearance of the video from start to end of the video clip. When
creating a video, assigning key frames on parts where there are high data transfer requirements helps control how smoothly
the video plays back.
Library (Corel VideoStudio)
The Library is the repository for all of your media clips. You can store video, audio, title, or color clips in the Library and
instantly retrieve them for use in a project.
Link
A method of storing previously saved information in another program without significantly affecting the size of the resulting
file. Linking offers another advantage in that the original file can be modified in its original program and the changes will
automatically be reflected in the program where it is linked.
Mark In/Out
Points in a clip that have been marked for editing and trimming purposes. A section can be selected from a longer clip by
setting its beginning (Mark in) and ending (Mark out).
Metering Mode
This camera setting adjusts the exposure according to the brightness of the subject. The common options for metering mode
include Evaluative, Partial, Spot, Center-weighted, and Multi-zone.
Motion Tracking
A cinematic and video production technique that tracks specific objects in video clips. Video elements can be tracked by
using selected and distinct sets of pixels that are used to track movement. This process can be done by the program
automatically, tracked manually, or a combination of both. It creates moving paths that can be used in seamlessly adding
2D and 3D graphics that appear to exist originally when shooting the video clip.
MP3
Abbreviation of MPEG Audio Layer-3. MP3 is an audio compression technology that produces near CD audio quality at a
very small file size, making it transfer quickly over the Internet.
MPEG-2
A standard for video and audio compression used in products like DVD.
MPEG-4
A video and audio compression format that is commonly used in mobile devices and video streaming in the Internet that
provides high-quality videos at lower data rates.
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NLE
Non-Linear Editing. In the past, conventional editing on a VCR was necessarily linear because of the need to access clips on
a video tape in order. Computer editing can be done in any order that is convenient.
Noise
Noise may be found in audio and video. In audio, it manifests as unwanted residual hiss while they are random image specks
and dots onscreen in video. These are electronic interferences that are most common in analog audio and video.
NTSC/PAL
NTSC is the video standard in North America, Japan, Taiwan, and some other regions. Its frame rate is 29.97 fps. PAL is
common in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, China, Thailand, and some other Asian places, which has a frame rate of 25
fps. There are other differences. In the world of DV and DVD, NTSC has the video resolution of 720 × 480 pixels, while PAL
has 720 × 576 pixels.
Overlay
These are superimposed video or image clips over existing clips in your project.
Plug-ins
Plug-ins are utilities that add more functions and effects to a program. In Corel VideoStudio, plug-ins have made it possible
for the program to automatically recognize capture devices as well as output videos for different purposes such as for email, Web page, video greeting cards, and DV recording.
Profile
A profile covers various attributes for a file such as bit rate, number and type of streams, compression quality, frame size
and so on.
Project File
In Corel VideoStudio, a project file (*.VSP) contains the required information to link all associated image, audio, and video
files. With Corel VideoStudio, you must open a project file before you can edit a video.
Render
Rendering is the process of making a finished movie from the source files in a project.
Scenes
A scene is a series of continuous frames. In Corel VideoStudio, each scene that is captured by using the Split by Scene feature
is based on the recording date and time of the footage. In a captured DV AVI file, scenes can be separated into several files
based on the recording date and time of the footage or based on changes in the content of the video. In an MPEG-2 file,
the content changes are used to separate scenes into files.
Shutter Speed
This camera setting measures the amount of time that the shutter remains open. The shutter speed is measured in seconds.
Fast shutter speeds are usually in fractions of a second (1/500, 1/250, 1/125, etc.). Slow shutter speeds are measured as
whole numbers (1, 10, 30, etc.).
Smart Render
Smart Render technology saves time when generating previews by rendering only the parts that have been modified from
your last render operation.
Split by scene
This feature automatically splits up different scenes into individual files. In Corel VideoStudio, the way scenes are detected
depends on which step you are in. In the Capture workspace, Split by Scene detects individual scenes based on the original
footage's recording date and time. In the Edit workspace, if Split by Scene is applied to a DV AVI file, scenes can be detected
in two ways: by the recording date and time, or by the changes in the content of the video. Whereas in an MPEG file, scenes
are detected only based on the content changes.
Storyboard
A Storyboard is a visual representation of your movie. Individual clips are represented as image thumbnails on the Timeline.
Streaming
Allows large files to be played as they are being downloaded. Streaming is commonly used for large video and audio files
that are made available on the Internet through video-sharing Web sites.
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Template
A work pattern in a software program. They are predefined formats and settings to serve as guides in making projects.
Timecode
The timecode of a video file is a numerical way of representing the position in a video. Timecodes can be used to make very
accurate edits.
Timeline
The Timeline is a graphic representation of your movie in chronological order. The relative size of clips on the Timeline gives
you an accurate idea of the length of your media clips and the relative positions of titles, overlays and audio.
Title
A title can be a movie title, a caption or credit. Any text that overlays your video can be referred to as a title.
Transition Effect
A transition is a method of sequencing between two video clips, like fading from one into another.
Trim
The process of editing or cropping a video clip. Videos can be trimmed frame by frame.
Ultra HD (4K resolution)
A video resolution that is approximately 4,000 pixels in width. It is also known as Ultra High-Definition or Ultra HD. The term
is used to refer to all screen standards that are at least 3840 x 1080 pixels.
Video Filters
A video filter is a method of changing the appearance of a video clip, like mosaic and ripple. It can be used as a corrective
measure by compensating for shooting errors and can also be creative by achieving a certain effect to video.
Voice-over
The narration of a video or movie is commonly called the voice-over. This is most notable in documentary films.
White Balance
This camera setting measures the color temperature of the subject. Different lighting conditions affect the way a camera
measures the colors in a scene. Most digital cameras provide preset settings for automatic, sunlight, cloudy, fluorescent,
and incandescent environments.
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Shortcuts
This section contains the following topics:
• Menu command shortcuts
• Workspace shortcuts
• Navigation area shortcuts
• Timeline shortcuts
• Multi-trim Video shortcuts
• Layout settings shortcuts
• Screen capture shortcuts
• Other Shortcuts
Menu command shortcuts
Ctrl + N
Create a new project
Ctrl + M
Create a new HTML5 project
Ctrl + O
Open a project
Ctrl + S
Save a project
Alt + Enter
Project Properties
F6
Preferences
Ctrl + Z
Undo
Ctrl + Y
Redo
Ctrl + C
Copy
Ctrl + V
Paste
Del
Delete
F1
Help
Workspace shortcuts
Alt + F10
Go to Capture workspace
Alt + F11
Go to Edit workspace
Alt + F12
Go to Share workspace
Navigation area shortcuts
F3
Set mark-in
F4
Set mark-out
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L
Play/Pause
Ctrl + P
Play/Pause
Space
Play/Pause
Shift + Play button
Play the currently selected clip
K
Return to the start of clip or project
Home
Return to the start of clip or project
Ctrl + H
Return to the start of clip or project
End
Move to the end segment or cue
Ctrl + E
End
D
Previous frame
F
Next frame
Ctrl + R
Repeat
Ctrl + L
System Volume
S
Split Video
Tab
Toggle between the Trim Handles and Scrubber.
Enter
When the left Trim Handle is active, pressing [Tab]
or [Enter] switches to the right handle.
Left
If you pressed [Tab] or [Enter] to make the Trim
Handles or Scrubber active, use the Left-arrow key
to move to the previous frame.
Right
If you pressed [Tab] or [Enter] to make the Trim
Handles or Scrubber active, use the Right-arrow
key to move to the next frame.
ESC
If you pressed [Tab] or [Enter] to activate and
toggle between the Trim Handles and Scrubber,
you can press [Esc] to deactivate the Trim Handles
/ Scrubber.
Timeline shortcuts
Ctrl + A
Select all clips on the Timeline.
Single title: Select all characters in the on-screen
edit mode.
Ctrl + X
Single title: Cut selected characters in the onscreen edit mode.
Shift + Click
Select multiple clips in the same track. (To select
multiple clips in the Library, [Shift] + [Click] or
[Ctrl] + [Click] the clips.)
Left
Select the previous clip on the Timeline.
Right
Select the next clip on the Timeline.
+/-
Zoom in/out.
Ctrl + Right
Scroll forward.
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Ctrl + Left
Scroll backward.
Ctrl + Up /
Page Up
Scroll up.
Ctrl + Down /
Page Down
Scroll down.
Home
Move to the start of the Timeline.
End
Move to the end of the Timeline.
Ctrl + H
The previous segment.
Ctrl + E
The next segment.
Multi-trim Video shortcuts
Del
Delete
F3
Set mark-in
F4
Set mark-out
F5
Go backward in the clip
F6
Go forward in the clip
Esc
Cancel
Layout settings shortcuts
F7
Switch to Default
Ctrl + 1
Switch to Custom #1
Ctrl + 2
Switch to Custom #2
Ctrl + 3
Switch to Custom #3
Alt + 1
Save to Custom #1
Alt + 2
Save to Custom #2
Alt + 3
Save to Custom #3
Screen capture shortcuts
F10
Stop screen capture
F11
Pause / Resume screen capture
Other Shortcuts
ESC
Shortcuts
Stop capturing, recording, rendering, or close a
dialog box without making any changes.
If you switched to Full Screen Preview, press [Esc]
to return to the Corel VideoStudio workspace.
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Double-clicking a transition in the Library
automatically inserts it into the first empty
transition slot between two clips. Repeating this
process will insert a transition into the next empty
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DV-to-DVD Wizard
Using the DV-to-DVD Wizard, you can capture video from FireWire-enabled DV and HDV
tape camcorders, add a theme template, and then burn to DVD. This video-editing mode
provides a fast and direct way to transfer your videos to a DVD.
You can launch the DV-to-DVD Wizard by clicking Tools > DV-to-DVD Wizard.
This section contains the following topics:
• Scanning for scenes
• Applying templates and burning to DVDs
Scanning for scenes
Scan the DV tape and select the scenes that you want to add to your movie.
To scan for scenes
1 Connect your camcorder to your computer, and turn on the device. Set your camcorder
to Play (or VTR/VCR) mode.
2 Select a recording device under Device.
3 Click the Capture format arrow to select a file format for captured videos.
4 Specify whether to burn all videos of the tape (Burn whole tape) or scan your DV tape
(Scene detection).
To burn the whole tape
1 Select Burn whole tape and then specify the tape duration under Duration.
2 Click Next to apply the template and burn to DVD.
To use scene detection
1 After selecting Scene detection, choose whether to scan the tape from the Beginning or
Current position.
• Beginning — Scans the tape for scenes from the beginning. The tape will automatically
be rewound if the tape position is not in the beginning.
• Current position — Scans the tape for scenes from the current tape position.
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2 Specify the scan speed and click Start Scan to begin scanning the DV device for scenes.
Scenes are video segments that are distinguished by date and time stamps on the DV
tape.
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3 In the Storyboard View, select each scene that you want to include in your movie, and
click Mark Scene.
4 Click Next.
Note: To save and import the scanned file without having to re-scan it, click the Options
button
and select Save DV Quick Scan Digest. To manage a large number of tapes,
click Save DV Quick Scan Digest as HTML. This feature lets you print the HTML file and
attach it with your tapes.
Applying templates and burning to DVDs
Choose a style template, specify settings, and burn your movies to DVD.
To apply a style template and burn to DVD
1 Specify a volume name and recording format for your movie.
Note: If you have more than one burner installed on your computer, or if the default
drive is not a burner, specify the burner that you want to use in the Advanced Settings
dialog box.
2 Choose a style template from one of the available presets to apply to your movie, and
then select the output video quality.
3 To customize the theme template text, click Edit Title.
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4 In the Begin tab of the Edit Template Title dialog box, double-click the text that you
want to modify. You can also modify attributes such as font, color or shadow settings.
5 Click the End tab to modify the text. Click OK.
6 To mark your video clips with date information, click Add as title in Video date
information. Select Entire video if you want the video to appear from beginning to end,
or specify the duration.
7 Click the Burn button
to burn your movie file to a disc.
Note: If the movie is too big to fit onto a DVD, click Fit & Burn.
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