Corel VideoStudio Pro X2 Deals

By James Morris



December 13, 2008, 11:59 am

I am a fairly advanced Adobe Priemere and After Effects user but regardless of how comprehensive these softwares are,I can never trade UVS's super-friendly interface, ease of use and getting basic functionalities just right. I have been using ulead since 2004 and honestly, this little video editing software is worth every penny because it caters to beginners to advanced users and does it very well.

Great review.

Oh..Merry Xmas & a happy new year to everyone...Escaping the winter "just like swallows".

Lon Bailey

December 13, 2008, 5:15 pm

By the way, it is version 12, in Corel's weird numbering system, X = roman 10. Hence CorelDraw X4 etc...


December 14, 2008, 12:15 am

arse, and I'd just forked out for adobe's software, too!

James Morris

December 14, 2008, 6:52 am

It's a great bit of software, but you won't be disappointed with Premiere Elements 7. They're both really good. VideoStudio is a tad easier to use, but Elements is that little bit more powerful.


December 15, 2008, 10:39 pm

I recently bought a new Samsung digital camera (NV100 HD)which records video in HD using the h.264 codec. I thought the pro X2 accepted video files of this kind but I keep getting 'unable to open file'... 'file format mismatch'. Disappointed to say the least. Am I missing something?

James Morris

December 18, 2008, 1:57 am

That should work. I've tried H.264 files from other Samsung camcorders with Pro X2 and they were fine. Are these MP4 files?


December 18, 2008, 6:34 pm

Yes they are .mp4 files. Running a file through gspot reveals...

Codec: avc1 Name: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC


mp42: MP4 v2 {ISO 14496-14}

- avc1: MP4 Base w/ AVC ext {ISO 14496-12:2005}

10250 kbps Qf: 0.371

1280 x 720

Audio: mp4a: MPEG-4 AAC LC 48000Hz 128 kb/s tot , stereo (2/0)

This is the highest HD setting (for video) that the camera uses. In the camera settings it is set at ... HDMI Size: 1080i Video Out: PAL

I downloaded a trial version of Adobe Premiere Elements 7.0 and it accepted the files. However I'm used to using Videostudio, and would prefer to continue using it if I could figure out how to import these files.

Thanks for your help.

James Morris

December 20, 2008, 1:42 am

I haven't tested the files from digital cameras so much, but have found in the past that the MP4s they produce can be troublesome for editing. If you could find a way to post a short clip for me to download I could try it out. I have all the latest editing apps installed on a test PC, and the last versions on another, so I can see where the file works - it's something I do with every camcorder I review anyway.


August 30, 2009, 12:51 am

Having used a lesser and previous video editor from Corel (DVD Moviefactory6) this release essentially takes Moviefactory, adds several bells and whistles (good ones), tries to make it more intuitive (fails at it by removing the usefull stuff and slows down in spots) and then disappoints by stumbling badly at writing HD discs. Support is available, but because of the design they cannot assist. Too bad. I enjoyed using the older Moviefactory.

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