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Not quite what I'd expect from a "studio."

  • Sep 23, 2009
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+3
The Good:

*Friendly Interface
*Calendar Maker/Slide Show makers in Photo Studio are fun
*Upload your videos to Facebook and YouTube right from the program
*Limited Video Studio tools are useful


The Bad:

*Punishing System Requirements
*Video Studio doesn't feel complete and far inferior to Photo Studio part of the program
*Feels a bit cumbersome and installs a widget on the install



The Bottom Line:

Corel Digital Studio 2010 consists of two programs in one: Photo Studio and Video Studio. I was really looking forward to sink my teeth into the Video Studio after I already purchased Corel VideoStudio Pro X2 for a fraction of the current cost. It was a big letdown after I found that the video-editing features of Corel Digital Studio 2010 has very features in comparison to Corel Video Studio Pro X2. May be they are good for a beginner, but the advanced user may be in for a letdown. Some of the notable tools are: slide transition, captioning, voice-over, brightness adjustment and shake/noise reduction. You can even upload your video directly to YouTube, Facebook, Flickr or email straight from the program. However, if you are thinking of editing your Tivo videos, you are in for some disappointment, as the Tivo files are not supported.

While the Video Studio feels it could be better, the Photo Shop part of the program makes it up by having some fun features. Families who love sharing photos and making fun projects with their photos will have a field day. You can create a photo book, slide show, greeting card, collage and a calendar. Just simply drag and drop your photos to the bottom and select where and how you want your photos arranged. It has several backgrounds and styles to choose from.

Before getting this program, make sure your computer can handle it. It recommends AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 2.0 GHz or higher, 2GBs of RAM, 256 RAM video memory and 4GB of space. If you are not sure what your computer's configurations are, go to Control Panel and click "System," assuming your are using Windows. It also installs a Corel Widget without asking you that must be turned off if it gets in your way on Window Start-Up.

Overall, a great user-friendly program if you need simple video editing and would like to have fun with your family photos. However, from the name like Corel, I expected a bit more.

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Do you take photos and videos with a point-and-shoot digital camera? Then Corel Digital Studio 2010 is perfect for you. This fast and simple digital media suite is designed to let you edit photos fast, and turn video clips into movies in minutes. Plus, you get everything you need to create stunning photo books, slideshows and DVDs.

It's your story to tell, so make it unforgettable with Corel Digital Studio 2010.

Corel Digital Studio 2010 is the easiest photo, video and DVD burning software you'll ever use.

Organize
Automatically capture digital media from virtually any device to get started quickly. Then view all your photos, videos and music in one easy place. Organize by folder, album, date, rating or keyword tag to find files fast.

Edit
Fix it fast with one-click photo-editing and video-editing tools. Quickly crop, rotate, sharpen, remove red-eye and more to bring out the best in your digital photos. Trim, combine and enhance video clips in seconds. You can even edit, burn and share your HD videos.

Create
Get creative with professionally designed templates that help you capture your memories in style. Create stunning photo books, slideshows, calendars, cards and more. Make a polished movie in just minutes with easy movie making tools. Or, bring your favorite photos, videos and music together in one amazing piece.

Share
Give friends and family the front seat to the show of your life! Upload photos and videos to Facebook, Flickr and YouTube. Copy videos and movies to iPod,...

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