Well the news is that Corel have just released VideoStudio pro X3 which is the latest version of their flagship video editing program. They are additionally running some special discounts to kick off the launch.
From the inside the good news is that Corel got smart with this one and for the first time in quite a number of releases (probably going back to the days of Ulead) they included the senior members of their user forum in the Beta testing. A smart move on Corel’s part because as one of the best help forums on the internet it was beginning to appear that Corel were about to outstay their welcome.
From what I have seen the beta testers were not only listened to but also a number of long standing gripes were addressed and resolved.
Here is a little list of the things that have been corrected in this new version of VideoStudio Pro X3:
First of all the long awaited AVCHD bug has been fixed. The program now smoothly handles all kinds of AVCHD file manipulation with ease and none of the strange little glitches that VideoStudio Pro X2 displayed for so long.
You can now copy and paste a filter that has been applied from one clip to another along with the attributes assigned to the original.
You can copy and paste assets that are on the timeline to other locations on the timeline. Previously you had to drag the clip into the library so that it appeared there then drag it back down to the timeline where you wanted it.
You may now right-click on a clip and select the option to Replace Clip. You then navigate to the clip or image you want and replace it. You can replace clips with images or the other way round as well.
Whilst Corel didn’t go the whole hog on introducing moving paths as a feature they did at least come to the party with extended New Blue Effects and Filters. The main one of interest will be the Essentials III, PiP effect which acts as a moving path effect allowing you to achieve the same effect.
The existing animations for titles have been extended by allowing you to add video style filters to them. Not exactly full 3D but you can create some pretty neat titles with it.
Anyway that’s a summary of the main points. I’ll take the final release for a full spin later this week but in the meantime given that they have tidied the program up considerably and added some more stuff it is well worth taking a look at.
Be sure to click the link below to see Corel VideoStudio Pro X3 as it will take you to the launch discounts: