The educational edition of Corel Photo Video Suite X6 Software combines both PaintShop Pro X6 photo editing software and VideoStudio Pro X6 video editing software to provide an overall solution for an efficient all-around digital imaging workflow. Both programs revolve around highly customizable and intuitive interface designs and offer support for an extensive range of input and output file types as well as an array of third-party plug-ins and brushes. These configurable editing programs provide both a transparent and comfortable means for editing both still images and movies in a unique and powerful way.
PaintShop Pro X6 champions the ability to retouch and make image adjustments in order to produce resolved, finalized photographs that are ready for sharing or outputting in a variety of mediums. Both automated and completely manual control over the look and feel of imagery is supported in friendly environment with the option to work in a layered, non-destructive manner. An enhanced set of tools makes image selections more precise and simple and a refined scripting engine allows you to program oft-used controls and sequences for a more automated method of working.
Similarly, VideoStudio Pro X6 is an advanced video editing tool that allows for complete control over movies from start to finish. Support for Ultra HD 4K video files and the ability to utilize animations and other multimedia source files helps to round out the range of control over producing dynamic movies. Video editing can be controlled in either advanced or simplified methods using either the detailed multitrack interface or the more visibly-friendly storyboard method; both of which can be used with drag-and-drop ease for adjusting all visceral components of a well-rounded production.
This item is an educational package for students or teachers that requires proof of current educational status. It is shipped as a packaged DVD and requires a DVD drive for installation.
PaintShop Pro X6
Support for 64-bit operating systems enables faster editing capabilities and the ability to work with larger file sizes more easily.
An object or area within an image can be quickly selected by dragging a selection box around it; the selection marquee will then automatically detect and snap to the edges of a subject for refined results.
Smart Selection Brush
This brush allows for a quick selection to be made by simply brushing over a sample of colors and textures from a desired area; an intelligent selection is then made by expanding to the edges of a determined subject.
A clean, refined design helps to make photo editing and design tasks more streamlined by providing easy and clear access to some of the most oft-used tools and functions.
A built-in Discovery Center provides intuitive access to a rich library of video tutorials to help learn and perfect essential editing techniques.
Fast High Dynamic Range Tools
An enhanced set of HDR tools helps to expedite the creation of vivid imagery by blending several images into a single frame to extend the dynamic range of a photograph.
PaintShop Pro Membership
A free standard PaintShop Pro membership is included to get product updates, extra content, special offers, and additional tutorials as well as the KPT Collection (32-bit only) of 24 original plug-in effects for enhancing your photographs. Membership also provides access to exclusive, invite-only webinars and tutorial sessions for furthering your skills using the program.
Powerful APIs and Scripting Guides
Available for free with the standard membership, powerful and comprehensive APIs and scripting guides enable simplified and performance-enhancing automation of PaintShop Pro X6. The enhanced scripting engine permits you to record scripts in order to automate frequently used processes within the program.
Support for Third-Party Plug-Ins
Support for a wide range of third-party plug-ins is available, including 64-bit versions and enhanced capabilities to handle many Adobe Photoshop plug-ins.
RAW Image Support
IPTC metadata can now be managed and saved to RAW image files and, additionally, RAW files can be processed to JPEG or TIFF while still retaining the modified metadata.
Images can be dragged and dropped directly to the layers palette in order to open images directly as a new layer, enabling image editing with multiple, non-destructive layers for creative imagery.
Smart Carver and Object Extractor
The Smart Carver tool allows you to easily and smoothly remove unwanted objects from your 16-bit color images, while using 64-bit performance, without visibly affecting the background. This tool combines both an object removal tool along with a realistic scaling feature to provide optimized results for retouching imagery. Additionally, an enhanced Object Extractor permits cutting objects out of files for use on subsequent images in a seamless and quickened fashion due to 64-bit support.
A comprehensive tabbed workspace intuitively separates the working interface into three easy to navigate sections: the Manage tab allows quick browsing, tagging, and organizing of files; the Adjust tab permits cropping, straightening, retouching, and other photo corrections; and the Edit tab provides a broader range of refinement tools as well as graphic design features.
Retro-inspired color and contrast settings can easily be applied to imagery to create an inherently nostalgic appearance.
A wide variety of instant creative effects can be applied to photos, which are organized into categories such as Artistic, Film Styles, Black & White, and Landscape. These effects are easily navigable via thumbnail selectors.
Graduated Filter Effect
Unique color gradient effects can be added to photos to simulate the effects of using over-the-lens graduated camera filters.
Simplified Selection Tools
Shape Selection, Freehand Selection, and Magic Wand tools are available to easily select specific editable regions within imagery for cropping, editing, or copying.
Smart Photo Fix
This intelligent automated correction analyzes a specific image and applies a range of adjustments to the brightness, contrast, and color; each of which can be accepted or fine-tuned to your personal preferences.
Versatile Design Features
An array of creative, design-oriented enhancements can be applied to imagery, including the use of brushes, textures, lettering, layers, vector tools, and more.
Built-In Learning Features
The Learning Center is an integrated reference guide that provides step-by-step instruction and quick access to certain tools for accomplishing a desired effect.
Photo Editing for Video Applications
Images can be edited specifically for slideshows and objects and be created with transparent backgrounds, logos, watermarks, lower-third graphics, frames, masks, and more, which pair well when integrated into a video-based workflow.
Sharing via Social Media
The ability to share imagery via social media sites, such as Facebook, Flickr, and Google+, is integrated into PaintShop Pro X6 to help expedite the process of uploading photos to these sites.
Face Detection and Recognition
Photos can be scanned using a powerful face detection technology to help identify specific subjects within imagery. This process helps with tagging and organizing your photos based on who is in them.
Using GPS data and Facebook check-in points, images can be plotted directly to interactive maps. Also, using the Map interface, locations directly from Google Maps can be added to images' metadata for further interaction with imagery and the locations in which they were taken. Additionally, the Share My Trip feature allows you to create slideshows that link both photos and comments together directly on a shareable map.
Extensive File Support
Support is available for an extensive range of both raster and vector file types, including Adobe Photoshop .PSD files. Files can also be output to a similarly broad array of formats depending on sharing requirements.
Personalized workspace interfaces, custom toolbars, file association settings, and other controls are available to help create a more efficient, unique workflow that is tailored towards individual needs.
Painting and Drawing Tools
A variety of brushes, including the paint brush, air brush, preset shapes, pen tools, text tools, fill and color changer options, and the ability to import Adobe Photoshop brushes, help to round out the amount of control you have in regard to editing raster-based imagery with vector-based tools.
Manage and Organize Photo Libraries
The intuitive workspace of PaintShop Pro X6 allows for browsing, previewing, tagging, rating, and organizing of imagery. Smart collections can be made for easier viewing and to separate your favorite images from rejected images.
Complete Photo Adjustment
A great range of retouching and editing tools are available, including brushes, editing tools, and makeover tools to help remove blemishes, unwanted lines and hair, and red-eye. Traditional editing controls, including straightening, cropping, and color adjustments are also supported to provide all-around control for fine-tuning an image's appearance.
Comprehensive PDF Manual
A searchable PDF manual is available and lends support to any issue for both PaintShop Pro and VideoStudio Pro programs.
Rich Text Tools
Text can be applied to any print, web, or photo project by using a full set of typography controls that permit adjusting font types, size, style, alignment, leading and kerning, and adding effects to creatively enhance the look and how text interacts with imagery.
Moving objects can easily be targeted, tracked, and linked to with text or graphical elements. Thought bubbles or text indicators can be added to subjects or moving faces or license plates can be blurred.
The movement of graphics, titles, objects, and video clips can all be controlled in order to create more dynamic productions with picture-in-picture and other professional quality effects. Set motions can also be saved to a Path library for later use.
DSLR Stop Motion
Full HD stop motion movies can be created that utilize and emphasize the unique look and benefits associated with DSLR imagery.
DSLR Enlarged Mode
A DSLR's control set can be easily mimicked on a PC or Windows tablet for greater efficiency when shooting.
4K Video Support
Ultra HD (4K) video support is afforded for working with large file sizes with resolutions up to 4096 x 2160.
AVCHD 2.0 Support
High definition AVCHD 2.0, AVCHD 3D, AVCHD Progressive, and AVCHD 3D Progressive format types are all supported and, additionally, a dedicated AVCHD menu is available for adding menu navigation, subtitles, and other effects as well as the ability to export videos to an SD memory card.
Variable Playback Speed Control
Enhanced variable speed controls enable slowing down or speeding up of video playback. Selective control allows you to add these time-based effects to any portion of your video without having to work with multiple clips.
For creating how-to videos or other presentation type videos, you can record your on-screen actions and control the playback frame rate and add animated mouse clicks for more effective presentations.
On-screen text can be added in addition to the audio for foreign language applications. A refined Subtitle Editor can also use voice detection technology in order to match the subtitles to the dialog within videos.
Customizable Templates and Transition Effects
Video production can be enhanced through the use of a variety of easy-to-customize templates to help streamline your editing workflow. Additionally, the look and feel of transitions can be modified for more personality when transitioning between clips.
Overlay tracks can be swapped during editing using a simplified method while still retaining all of the information and associated effects, contents, and attributes of each individual track.
QuickTime Alpha Channels
Animated sequences with transparent backgrounds can now be imported and used based on support for QuickTime movies containing alpha channels. This enables working with animations made in other 2D or 3D animation programs within the VideoStudio Pro X6 interface.
Simplified Editing Process
The overall production process can be accomplished in three easy steps; import photos, videos, audio, or graphics to the library; drag to a timeline in any specific order; and export to the finalized movie. Furthermore, the intuitive interface enables you to add further creative enhancements at any time.
Multitrack Timeline and Storyboard View
Movies can be created by working with either a multitrack or Storyboard interface. Within a multitrack view, you can add effects or transitions, reveal or hide tracks, zoom in and out, or customize the Timeline to fit with the working tracks. For an easier, scene-by-scene view the Storyboard view can be used and easily toggled to from the multitrack view.
Advanced Compositing and Visual Effects
21 fully-customizable multimedia tracks, support for custom motion and alpha channels, and the ability to work with PaintShop Pro layers, working within VideoStudio X6 allows for a broad reach of creative control using different origin mediums in order to produce unique and creative finalized movies.
Slideshows from still photos can easily be created in full HD and enhanced through the use of music, effects, transitions, custom graphics, and other effects to fine-tune the final appearance based on how the slideshow will be shown.
Videos can be shared directly from the VideoStudio interface to online sharing sites like YouTube, Facebook, Flickr, or a personal website.
DVD and Blu-ray Disc Authoring
Comprehensive disc authoring tools can be used for saving videos and photo slideshows to DVD, Blu-ray, or ISO disc image. The authoring features allow you to include onscreen graphics, menus, titles, and subtitles.
Create Videos for Mobile Devices
Movies can be output in formats that are best-suited to playback on an iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, or Sony PSP as well as Android or Windows smartphones.
Supported Input/Output Devices
iPhone, iPad, iPod Classic with video, iPod touch, Sony PSP, Windows and Android smartphones
Cameras and camcorders that record to internal memory, memory card, DVD disc or hard drive
USB capture devices, PC cameras, webcams
IEEE 1394/FireWire cards for use with DV, D8 or HDV camcorders
USB Video Class (UVC) DV
Support for OHCI-Compliant
Analog capture cards for analog camcorders (VFW and WDM support for Windows XP and Broadcast)
Windows-compatible Blu-ray Disc, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, DVD-RAM and CD-R/RW drives
DSLR cameras for stop motion: Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III, EOS 1D Mark IV, EOS 1D Mark III, EOS 1D X, EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 7D, EOS 40D, EOS 50D, EOS 60D, EOS 60Da, EOS 650D/Rebel T4i, EOS 600D/Rebel T3i, EOS 1100D/Rebel T3, EOS 550D/Rebel T2i, EOS 500D/Rebel T1i, EOS 450D/Rebel XSi, EOS 1000D/Rebel XS
Supported Input Formats
Video: AVI, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, AVCHD™, MPEG-4, H.264, BDMV, DV, HDV, DivX, QuickTime, RealVideo, Windows Media Format, MOD (JVC MOD File Format), M2TS, M2T, TOD, 3GPP, 3GPP2
Audio: Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, MP3, MPA, WAV, QuickTime, Windows Media Audio, Ogg Vorbis