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Corel has launched VideoStudio Pro X6, the latest version of the company’s easy-to-use video editing software. This release adds support for Ultra HD and AVCHD 2.0 as well as motion tracking, a new Subtitle Editor, swappable tracks and much more. Also announced today is Corel VideoStudio Ultimate X6, a premium version which offers a multitude of high-end plug-ins from proDAD, Boris Graffiti and NewBlue. Suggested retail pricing for VideoStudio Pro X6 is £59.99 including VAT. Users of VideoStudio Pro X4 or higher are eligible for upgrade pricing of £44.99. VideoStudio Ultimate X6 is £79.99, or £59.99 for an upgrade.
Corel Press Release
Corel® VideoStudio® Pro X6 Delivers New Tools for the Hottest Trends in Video
Motion Tracking, Ultra HD, AVCHD 2.0 and enhanced DSLR support enables creators of any level to easily produce cutting-edge video projects
Maidenhead, UK – Tuesday 5 March 2013 – Today Corel® announced the launch of VideoStudio® Pro X6, the latest version of the company’s powerful yet easy-to-use video editing software. Based on the overwhelming response to last year’s ground-breaking release, Corel has added even more advanced tools and state-of-the-art features increasing the value for a broader audience.
With support for Ultra HD and AVCHD 2.0 and tools like motion tracking and DSLR enlarge mode, VideoStudio Pro X6 tackles the latest in consumer video trends. The progressive tools, combined with the editor’s ease-of-use and speed make VideoStudio Pro X6 the ideal solution for video editors of all levels to create high quality video content of any kind.
“When developing VideoStudio Pro X6, we made sure to stay true to our core values, and deliver an uncomplicated editing solution which is easy, fast, and capable of producing impressive results regardless of expertise,” said Nick Davies, EVP and GM, Corel Software.
“We also vowed to provide the best creative tools and features, and our new motion tracking capabilities, plus support of UHD and AVCHD 2.0 are perfect examples. The new tools in X6 in combination with those introduced in X5 – such as our screen recording tools – give VideoStudio Pro X6 an impressive list of pro-level options at a consumer level price” added Davies.
Corel VideoStudio Pro X6 Offers Even More Innovative Tools and Artistic Options
NEW! Motion Tracking: With the introduction of motion tracking, VideoStudio Pro X6 can automatically track moving objects and attach graphics, offering exciting new creative possibilities.
NEW! Customise Motion: As a complement to the new motion tracking functionality, VideoStudio Pro X6 also lets users define their own motion path which dramatically accelerates the process of setting animated paths. Motion tracking can also be used to animate still images and titles.
NEW! Ultra HD video support: VideoStudio Pro X6 offers a variety of 4K input, edit and output resolutions in both AVC and MPEG-4 formats helping users maximise the capabilities of 4K-enabled devices, including the new GoPro 3 Black.
NEW! AVCHD 2.0: VideoStudio Pro X6 offers full support of the latest AVCHD 2.0 specification, including AVCHD 3D, AVCHD Progressive, and AVCHD 3D/Progressive 50/60p profiles, for slow motion and action video. Users can also output their AVCHD project to SD card, complete with menu navigation and chapter points.
NEW! DSLR Stop Motion and Enlarge Mode: The new DSLR Enlarged Mode emulates the camera’s viewfinder, providing a larger composition window with complete settings for aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and more. The cinematic quality of HD-DSLRs make VideoStudio Pro X6 ideal for pro-quality stop motion productions for users of any skill level from education to advanced stop motion artists.
NEW! Support for QuickTime movies with alpha channels: Adding to the products’ compositing and effects capabilities, users can now import animated sequences that contain transparent backgrounds allowing them to create animations and video effects in popular 2D and 3D animation packages for use in VideoStudio Pro X6.
NEW! Subtitle Editor: The new Subtitle Editor will automatically detect speech in video, providing an instant, editable list of potential subtitle moments, accelerating the production process when adding subtitles.
NEW! Swap tracks: Users can swap overlay tracks, making it faster and easier to reorganise a project containing multiple overlay tracks. When tracks are swapped, all associated media within each track is retained and carried over as well.
NEW! Variable Speed: The new Variable Speed feature allows users to quickly make adjustments to a project’s playback speed at multiple intervals. Excellent for action and 50/60p video.
Enhanced! Screen capture: VideoStudio Pro X6 screen recording has been enhanced to give users control over the capture frame rate as well give them the option to capture mouse clicks.
Corel® VideoStudio® Ultimate X6
Today Corel also announced the release of VideoStudio Ultimate X6. For editors looking to further explore their creative potential, this premium version offers a multitude of high-end plug-ins from proDAD, Boris Graffiti and NewBlue, providing outstanding additional value. Users can add broadcast-quality effects, 2D and 3D titling, apply animated pen effects, image correction and video stabilisation. VideoStudio Ultimate X6 gives users even more ways to create content-rich and professional looking movies. For a full list of the plug-ins included in VideoStudio Ultimate X6 please visit http://www.corel.com/videostudioultimate
Availability and Pricing
Corel VideoStudio Pro X6 and VideoStudio Ultimate X6 are available immediately as an electronic download (ESD) from http://www.corel.com and from selected Corel resellers. Boxed versions of the product start shipping today worldwide. Both versions are available in English, Japanese, German, French, Dutch, Italian and Traditional Chinese.
Suggested retail pricing for VideoStudio Pro X6 (SRP) is £59.99 including VAT. Users of VideoStudio Pro X4 or higher are eligible for upgrade pricing of £44.99. Suggested retail price for VideoStudio Ultimate X6 is £79.99 or £59.99 for an upgrade. To download a free, fully-functional trial version or for more information on Corel VideoStudio Pro X6, please visit http://www.corel.com/videostudio
To access volume licensing for commercial and education organisations, please visit http://www.corel.com/licensing
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