VideoStudio's capture and basic editing functions are
unparalleled in the consumer space. It is the only program that can scan your DV
tapes at 6X speed, identify scenes, and then batch-capture the scenes you
select. Its multitrim tool, which lets you manually scan through a long file on
disk and mark sections in and out, is another time-saver.
We've always liked VideoStudio's transitions and special effects, and Ulead has
added several useful baubles in this release, like mask-based transitions, and
flashback transitions that produce a glowing, dreamy look. You can now add Flash
animations to the overlay track, creating your own or using canned animations
that Ulead supplies.
Auto Exposure Tool
VideoStudio's Auto Exposure tool successfully performed well with backlighted
videos, and the Auto Level tool worked well with videos shot indoors under
inadequate lighting, two very common problems.
The included Movie Wizard is a nice idea. It allows you to make a stylish movie by mixing up pan and zoom effects and transitions and synchronizing the slide show to the beat of the background music. You can choose from preset styles such as romantic, travel, celebration and more. Other features include:
The biggest deficit of Ulead
VideoStudio 9 involves DVD authoring. Though the templates were good and
customization options plentiful, Ulead doesn't save authoring input with the
project file. So if you take an hour or so selecting chapter points, label your
buttons and customize your titles, then burn the DVD and find a spelling error,
you're back at square one.
Overall, Ulead VideoStudio 9 is one of the absolute best video
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