Corel VideoStudio Ultimate 2020 and Pro 2020 Review

This is my Corel VideoStudio  review covering the latest versions of Corel’s popular and feature packed consumer video editing software suites.
VideoStudio has been around for quite some time now and is a well matured, stable program which has benefited from active development since its inception.
In fact my very first copy of VideoStudio was version 6 under the now d…
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The Friday Roundup – Rookie Mistakes, Lenses and YouTube Tips

6 Mistakes Beginner Filmmakers Make
Although aimed at budding filmmakers this one has some (slightly) more advanced tips most of us can take advantage of.
They open up with a discussion on frame rates and whilst what they say is absolutely true, for many of us it may not be practical.
So as with all the tips in this one, see what it is, have a think about it and…
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To Split-Screens and Beyond: The Art of Creating Doubles

Movies have adapted over time to the need to have two characters from the same person in one movie. Body doubles are often used, and a lot of times, camera techniques have been used. There have been challenges with filming this way, they have learned to combine different techniques to give them the affect that they want. There are often times that a body double is used and…
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Corel VideoStudio Pro 2020 and Ultimate 2020 Review Part 2

So now we have covered the all the new stuff let’s get into VideoStudio itself and see what it offers and how it performs.
First up let’s establish clearly here that my computer is definitely not something designed for high end video editing or testing.
It is a eight year old Intel i5 processor computer running Win 10 64 bit that was automatically updated from Win 7. It has a…
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How to Upload Your Videos to Instagram from PC and Mobile

It’s no big secret that Instagram has grown quite a bit in popularity over the years, a lot of people who are interested in creating and sharing content are using Instagram to use just that. There aren’t any firm requirements when it comes to picture or video size, but for the sake of getting your content noticed, you will want to keep them both to a certain degree. There…
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The Fundamentals of Film Lighting

Although it is just one ingredient of a film, film-makers know that light can make your film look professional, or if not applied correctly, amateurish. Control of lights is an important step in creating images with the big screen quality. The mastery is applicable to both cinematographic and photographic use of light, and both quality and quantity of light matter. To…
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The Friday Roundup – Keyframing, Pre-production and Montages

How To Keyframe Video Exposure in Filmora X
As I have mentioned quite few times over the past few months, the ability to use keyframes in most video editors at the consumer level has become pretty standard.
What has also become pretty standard is that in most cases the software makers tend to promote keyframing as being almost exclusive to motion control.
To think of…
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The Curves Tool: An Introduction to Color Correction Curves

For video and photo editors, using the color correction tools is an everyday occurrence. The tool that manipulates curves is essential in their work. Regardless of which software package you use, the mechanism of the toll should be basically the same, even if the interface and functions are not identical. The tool gives life to images by making color and luminance…
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A Movie Synopsis: What it Is and How to Write One

Its a great movie and you want to share it with the world, that is the beginning of what is called a movie synopsis. There are a few guidelines to writing this a synopsis. To start, you should have a header, a logline along with a present tense. After that, go to town but remember, to stand out you want to be specific and unique. Be sure to clearly identify the leading…
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The Best Video Editing Software 2020

Answering the question as to which is the best video editing software is a difficult task given that everyone will have different requirements as to what they want that software to do.
So at a bare minimum here’s how I see the answer to that question.

What is the Best Video Editing Software?

Imports files from a wide range of devices and sources into a flexible library…
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