If you’re just getting into online video editing, don’t feel like you need to master a complicated program right away. You can get all the basics done with a simple, less expensive program. Consider Corel VideoStudio Pro X4, which was just released. New effects include stop motion animation and speed controls that let you create time-lapse videos.
Uploading your finished creations is also easy with this version, as it includes tools that let you send your videos to YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, and Flickr in both high-definition and standard-definition formats.
The program has been optimized for second-generation Intel Core and AMD Fusion processors, so if you’re using a newer computer you’ll appreciate the speed bump. The workspace is now customizable.
This program is targeted at home users, so several of the new features are better suited for personal use than business use. Controls for creating DVDs and Blu-ray discs are now easier. You can also now turn your footage into 3D videos. The boxed software include a pair of passive 3D glasses.
“With VideoStudio Pro X4, we’re giving users the tools to confidently jump into editing their own professional-looking movies — fast,” said Jan Piros, who leads product management for Corel VideoStudio Pro. “Everything we’ve done in X4 is designed to accelerate the video editing process and let you maintain your creative flow as you realize your vision on screen.”
Corel VideoStudio Pro X4 is available for $99 US, in either boxed or downloaded versions.