Corel VideoStudio Pro Ultimate X8 (Boxed)

Corel VideoStudio Pro Ultimate X8 (Boxed)

Corel VideoStudio Pro Ultimate X8 (Boxed)

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Product Highlights

  • 10 NewBlue and ProDAD Effects Plugins
  • Supports UHD 4K in XAVC S Codec
  • Balance Background and Foreground Audio
  • Built-In Screen Capture Tool
  • Includes Royalty Free Soundtracks
  • Media Management Library
  • Storyboard / Timeline Editing Modes
  • FastFlick 3-Step Easy Editing
  • Supports GPU Acceleration
  • Works with Windows 8, 7, Vista, or XP
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Corel VideoStudio Pro Ultimate X8 - boxed version - combines the full suite of editing tools found in the Pro version plus adds 10 special effects apps to help give your productions that extra pizzazz.

New features for version X8 include Audio Ducking, which automatically differentiates background audio from narration to help keep foreground and background sound balanced. Productivity features are included to help make it easier to manage clips, combine projects, and re-use custom filters and transitions.

Get creative with new overlay objects, Video Masking, Freeze Frame, and bonus effects from NewBlue. Furthermore, XAVC S code support has been added so you can work with UHD 4K footage from many Sony cameras, Action Cams, and camcorders. Once finished, export to disc, optimize for your preferred mobile device, or upload to social media sites.

VideoStudio Pro runs on Windows 8, 7, Vista, or XP. Windows 7 or 8 with 64-bit support is recommended for HD and 3D material, and required for 4K. Additional performance benefits can be seen on systems with dedicated graphics cards that are capable of providing GPU acceleration.

Exclusive to Ultimate

proDAD Adorage Starter Pack
Get creative with over 150 effects and transitions that help you create high-quality trailers, transitions, credits, and more
NewBlue FX Essentials IV
Solve everyday production problems and boost creativity with dozens of image-enhancing presets. Turn day into night, create reflections, touch up skin, and more
proDAD Mercalli SE
Get video stabilization capabilities designed to help ensure steady video, no matter how fast the action. Additionally, rolling-shutter compensation helps reduce wobble and skew caused when panning
NewBlue FX Motion Effects
This popular plugin helps you achieve professional results with more than 100 presets in 10 incredibly efficient tools
proDAD VitaScene LE
Bring stylistic transitions and effects to your productions with proDAD VitaScene, including more than 100 broadcast-quality fully customizable professional effects, filters, and image enhancements
proDAD Handscript Animation
Say goodbye to complicated keyframing and title animation. proDAD Handscript Animation turns your titles into realistic onscreen handwriting
Boris Graffiti 6
An array of titles and graphics that let you make sophisticated title animations, such as type on text, text on a path, jitter, and randomization
NewBlue FX ColorFast
This integrated plug-in streamlines color correction and color grading in a unified workflow
proDAD RotoPen
Animated pen effects let you draw on maps, illustrate with light or video, or apply animated pen effects to any path
NewBlue Background Generator
Magnify and alter an image from your video into a beautiful backdrop, complete with a perpetual panning motion. Adjust magnify, sharpness, color, and more to suit your needs

What's New for Version X8

Clearer Audio
Balance dialog, narration with background sound for pro-quality audio. With Audio Ducking, VideoStudio detects audio or narration and automatically lowers the volume of background sound. Adjust the Ducking Level and Sensitivity if you wish for even more control
XAVC S Codec Support
Work with XAVC S, a new standard for video cameras based on MP4-AVC/H.264, and get support for resolutions up to UHD 4K (3840 x 2160)
More Creative Options
Enjoy a variety of effects options by adjusting how overlay objects blend with the background. With new Add, Multiple, and Grey Key options, you can create unique semi-transparent and color blend results. Use a video mask to hide or reveal different parts of your video for interesting special effects or title sequences
Freeze Frame
Whether it's a beautiful smile, your child scoring a goal, or stunning scenery, sometimes you want to add extra impact by temporarily stopping the action to focus on a single frame. The new Freeze Frame feature makes it possible to select the frame and set the duration to get the effect you want
Convert Titles to Alpha Channel Files
Create stylish titles by converting them to alpha channel images or animations
NewBlue FX Video Essentials II
Create incredible special effects with bonus tools from industry leader, NewBlue. Video Essentials II offers over 100 presets in 10 plugins to create vignettes, enhance and adjust color, and much more. TitlerEX gives you a professional way to create 3D titles for your video
Smart Features for a Simpler Workflow
Keep track of the clips you've used in your video. Thumbnails in the Library show a check mark when the clip has been used to help you avoid reusing the same footage. Re-use your existing video projects thanks to Multiple Projects Editing. Easily save and re-use your customized Filters or Transitions in future projects
ScoreFitter
Add music with the included ScoreFitter library of royalty-free sounds and songs - they even automatically adjust to fit the length of your movies
Triple Scoop Music
Capture the mood of your movie with the perfect soundtrack. Get 17 royalty-free music tracks from Triple Scoop Music

Updated for Version X8

Motion Tracking Settings
More mosaic types and better size control let you blur a face or car plate in your clip. Easy motion tracking also lets you target and track moving objects on screen and connect them to elements such as text and graphics
Screen Capture
Recording directly from your screen is a great way to add custom content to presentations, demos, or training videos. With enhanced Screen Capture, you can easily capture both system audio and microphone sound. Snap View Capture works in Windows 8 to let you record Windows apps in action
Media Library Management
Bring your existing organized media folders into the intuitive Media Library. Plus, the enhanced list view in the library helps you edit faster with access to more information, including resolution, frame rate, and start/end times
Hardware Acceleration
With 4K video in mind, hardware acceleration is optimized for Intel's 5th Generation processors, delivering up to over 400% faster performance than VideoStudio Pro X7. Overall playback performance in full HD is also enhanced and more tracks can be played in real time
More Formats Supported
Enjoy more compatibility with import support for MKV files, which act as multimedia containers that can hold video, audio, and subtitles in a file. New support for MOV (H.264 format) has been added to VideoStudio's variety of export options, which include AVI, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, QuickTime, WebM, Windows Media Format, HTML5, and more

Features That Carry Over

FastFlick for Quick Editing / Slideshow Creation
Make movies and slideshows in just three steps. Select a template, add your media, and share your movie to Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, Vimeo. Save your project to a variety of video formats
Learning Resources
Access a wide range of learning resources from within the Help menu. Search the latest Help, download the User Guide (PDF), or watch one of the many video tutorials in the Discovery Center
Complete Multi-Track Video Editing
Multi-track editing allows you to combine multiple levels or sequences of video, photos, graphics, effects, and titles. VideoStudio lets you layer your content onto up to 21 easily customizable multimedia tracks, plus add transitions and effects
Storyboard / Timeline Editing
Toggle between simple storyboard editing and more advanced multi-track timeline editing according to your preferences or project needs
Audio for Video
Import music, voiceover, sound effects, or the audio of your choosing and sync it up to your timeline. Record your own voice, apply royalty free auto-music, and control the relative volume of your clips
Fades and Transitions
Get the right look for your production with drag-and-drop transitions that deliver fades, dissolves, wipes, and many other effects
Powerful Titles and Overlays
Add on-screen text effects, such as credits, captions, or subtitles, and customizable attributes such as color, font, and animation. Apply motion to your text using title animation tools or apply filters to your text using preset Title Effects
Customize Your Production
Use drag and drop effects, or Cut and Paste Attributes from one clip to another. Swap overlay tracks without losing any information
Variable Speed
Evoke drama by using slow motion, or speed things up for a unique time-lapse effects. With enhanced Variable Speed controls, it's easy to alter the speed in any part of your video without having to work with multiple video clips
Create Slideshows
Experiment and add a unique look to your videos and photo slideshows with your favorite transition effects. Select only the transition effects you want and add them to the Random Effects category
Disc Authoring
VideoStudio delivers complete DVD and AVCHD authoring in one complete video production workshop. Use comprehensive built-in disc authoring tools to save your videos and photo slideshows to DVD, AVCHD, or ISO disc image
Customizable Motion Controls
Customize the movement of graphics, titles, objects, and video clips. It lets you create dynamic videos featuring picture-in-picture and other pro-quality effects. Plus, save your customizable motion to a Path library for ready reuse
Stop Motion Animation
You can create full-HD stop motion videos using your DSLR camera. Bring the processing power and unique lens capabilities of your DSLR to life and create stop motion films
QuickTime Alpha Channels
Import animated sequences with transparent backgrounds using new built-in support for QuickTime movies containing alpha channels. Now you can make animations and video effects in popular 2D and 3D animation packages and then use them directly in VideoStudio
Create Videos for Mobile Devices
Share movies just about anywhere with full support for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Sony PSP, as well as Windows and Android smartphones. View your video masterpiece no matter where you are

Additional Features

Edit up to 21 video tracks and 4 audio tracks
Smart Proxy
Chroma key (green screen)
Multi- and single clip-trim
Import DVD subtitles
Smart Pan and Zoom
5.1 channel Dolby Digital audio
NVIDIA CUDA optimization
Optimization for AMD multi-core processors and ATI Graphics Processing Units
Intel Core support for Intel multi-core processing
UPC: 735163146417
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System Requirements
Operating System Microsoft Windows (32- or 64-bit): 8, 7, Vista, or XP with latest service packs

Recommended for 3D and HD:
Windows (64-bit): 7, 8
CPU Minimum: Intel Core Duo 1.83 GHz Processor or AMD Dual Core 2.0 GHz Processor
Recommended: Intel Core i5 or i7 Processor, or AMD Phenom II X6 or X8

Recommended for 3D and HD:
Intel Core i7 or AMD Phenom II X8

Recommended for 4K:
4th generation Intel Core i7 processor or better
RAM Minimum: 2 GB
Recommended: 4 GB or higher
Graphics Hardware Recommended: 1 GB of VRAM or higher
Display Resolution 1024 x 768 or higher
Sound Card Windows-compatible sound card
Disc Drive Installation from Disc: Windows-compatible DVD-ROM
DVD Burning: Windows-compatible DVD burner
Blu-ray Disc: Windows-compatible Blu-ray Disc drive*

*Note: Blu-ray authoring requires a plugin that can be purchased from within VideoStudio
Internet Access Required if using download installer and to access Web-based features
Hardware Support
File-Based Support Mobile Devices:
iPhone, iPad, iPod Classic with video, iPod touch, Sony PSP, Windows and Android smartphones

Cameras / Camcorders
Cameras and camcorders that record to internal memory, memory card, DVD disc or hard drive

Digital Cameras
Digital Single-Lens Reflex (SLR) cameras for stop motion: EOS-1D Mark III, EOS-1D Mark IV, EOS-1Ds Mark III, EOS 1D X, EOS-1D C, EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 6D, EOS 7D, EOS 40D, EOS 50D, EOS 60D, EOS 60Da, EOS 450D/Rebel XSi, EOS 500D/Rebel T1i, EOS 550D/Rebel T2i, EOS 600D/Rebel T3i, EOS 650D/Rebel T4i, EOS 1000D/Rebel XS, EOS 1100D/Rebel T3, EOS M
USB Capture USB capture devices, PC cameras, webcams, USB Video Class (UVC) enabled devices
Firewire DV, Digital8, or HDV camcorders (IEEE 1394/FireWire card required)
Video I/O Cards Analog capture cards for analog camcorders (VFW and WDM support for Windows XP and Broadcast)
TV Tuner Cards Analog and digital TV capture devices (Broadcast Driver Architecture support)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.6 x 5.3 x 1.4"
VideoStudio Pro Ultimate X8 (Boxed) is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 57.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST ONE SO FAR This retail version of Corel VIDEOSTUDIO PRO X8 ULTIMATE THIS IS 64 BIT OR 32 BIT #7 IS ALSO 64 BIT. This has so many features as the other companies final cut X and Elements and After effects. This is far easier than all 3 combined. If you have 1 camera or 20 you can use this program with ease. You can make simple programs or very spectacular effects and more. This comes with extra effects like Borris and proDAD, NewBlue FX and you can even create the 4K ultra HD to watch on your 4K HDTV's. This IS a bit more to learn than windows video program, but not as complicated as the ones I listed. I have been using this product since version 3.
Date published: 2015-03-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Functional, inexpensive, but not easy to learn I'm probably not the most qualified reviewer of this, as it's the first video editing software I've used. I was looking for an inexpensive editor to use to make exposure adjustments to and take still snapshots from videos made by robotic wildlife observation cameras. I may have been expecting more than is possible with video, but the range of contrast and exposure adjustments is less than I'm accustomed to having available in photo-editing software. Other than that, it works well, but the user interface seems overly complex and far less intuitive than I would have expected, since I have extensive experience with still-picture editing software.
Date published: 2017-03-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Software does not start, total waste of money for me I installed the software as 64bit app on Windows 7, when the setup completed I start the app, nothing happens. No error, no app coming up. After looking into task manager I see the app starting, then Windows error reporting starting, and everything terminating. Apparently the app dies quietly. No idea why. I tried reinstalling as 32bit on same machine, as well as as 64 and 32bit on machines running Windows 8.1 ad Windows 10. Same result. No way to get this software to start. Complete waste of the money I spent, and no way to return.
Date published: 2016-03-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Templates and Presets This is a terrific product for its price range. The presets and templates are very well done. The options are are well executed. It does not allow as much control as I would like as a professional AV tech and Camera man. I would like more editing control. I would like a clearer face to the program. Its geared toward speed of production and not detail adjustments as I am accustomed to. What appealed to me and why I decided to buy it were the Presets and Templates. I highly recommend this product for ease of use, Templates, and quick production. I use this primarily for Church video (Masses and special events that are volunteer work for me) where I can create a professional (or near) look with minimal time investment.
Date published: 2016-02-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic In the past month, I have made 2 movies, each about 30 minutes long, with titles, many transitons and 10 song music soundtracks, (balanced using the soundmixer with the video's own soundtrack). I had seen a lot of tutorial videos at You Tube from 2 sites that taught me almost all I needed to know- from the Software Tutorialer at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuUuNjT38SjIQ7FwMKj9HdQ and also a guy named Gripps at https://www.youtube.com /playlist?list=PLpawsvQkgoLKiZAlazgmJcOUS70cS4K2K After watching and learning from these, I found this program perfect for my needs. I shoot video with the Canon 6D and also GoPro Hero 3 and upload to You Tube & Vimeo (and put on thumbdrives to send out). This program handles all the video and audio file types (coming in and going out) that I have thrown at it. I've have no problem with glitches or program freezes. It's not an easy program to first dive into... UNLESS you watch some tutorials, but then it's great. Any tutorials you see for Corel Video Studio X7 (and some for X5)are almost the same and will help the learning curve as well as those for X8. Go onto the Corel site right away and download some of the free packs of effects or transitions etc. You might not know what they do right away, but they will still be fun to experiment with down the line. I really have no negatives to report thus far. But again- watch some (or a lot) of tutorials from those sites- I don't think I would have found, on my own, half the little buttons or right click context menus or where to go for what, if I hadn't. I highly recommend this program for all levels of expertise. I have seen complaints that it only has 20 overlay tracks- I've never used more than 3 myself, but if that matters to you then so be it. And I saw a complaint about having problems with Go Pro files, but I import from Hero 3 and export at 1280 HD with no problems at all- looks great on both ends (and it will do the really HD that is usable now, but I don't use it). It goes back and forth easily with Corel's Paint Shop, but I use Adobe's Lightroom for most of my photo editing, and it works just fine with that program too. It's a great program and I'm really glad I took a chance and paid the money (and studied the tutorials). I see no reason to have to look for another program for years to come.
Date published: 2015-09-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Different Video Editing It's not bad for the price but it's outdated. It has a very small learning curve so that anyone can produce a relative looking video. It can not compare to Adobe products, which I have used for decades. For someone wanting a simple software, this would be for the ones that are just starting out in video. There are so many pre-made additions. Myself, I'll create beginning titles for my videos with the special effects and that's about it.
Date published: 2016-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value It does screen capture recording and for that alone you get your money's worth. I produce online marketing videos for businesses and there are times I like to capture the website of some of my clients and this does the job. See sample of my work on Youtube. My channel is HJB Productions LLC. Am currently use Adobe Premiere CS6 and there are time the program act up so this is more of a backup in terms of video editing.
Date published: 2015-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best video editor for getting work done I edit videos to be used on web pages. I have been using the Corel product since Ulead owned it. I have been tempted and loaded other products but always fall back to Corel's Video Studio. Anyone can get 'real work' done in a short time. I highly recommend it. Please note that Microsoft sent out a security patch for windows that stopped Video Studio. A patch was released immediately by Corel so don't freak if it doesn't launch, it just means to load the patch. It will be worth it.
Date published: 2016-05-18
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