Over a month ago Corel released the latest version of their consumer level video editing software, VideoStudio Pro X4.
Of course I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it so I could have a play with all the new shiny stuff that usually accompanies such releases.
Before I could actually do anything about it the lovely Jessica Gould from the PR department of Corel was in contact and sent me a copy of the new release.
Unfortunately Jessica is so much better at her job than I am!
The software has since been sitting on my desktop waiting for me to simply unpack, install and go crazy ever since.
Finally last week I did the unimaginable and actually installed it and started having a play.
You can read the full results of my adventures in VideoStudio here: Corel Video Studio Pro X4 review… but!
To cut a long story short (I do tend to ramble on my reviews… I admit it) this is a very good release from Corel.
The majority of the totally new features are very welcome and useful additions to what is, let’s face it, a very good consumer level video editor.
It even includes some fancy-pants, not really all that useful but great eye candy type bells and whistle features to keep us all distracted from our mundane day to day existences… ok, maybe that’s just me.
They have really re-worked the way the software handles all available computer resources making the editing of AVCHD and MPEG4 HD type files much faster and smoother.
The already pretty good user interface has been further enhanced to be fully customizable and allows for up to three custom preset configurations. This is great for when you are working with different tool sets within the software in that you can minimize what you don’t need and maximize what you do.
But hey! Don’t take my word for it here… take my word for it over on the full review… trust me!