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Easy enough to use, but so very tough to install, crashed my system

  • Jul 29, 2008
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The fifth time was a charm (!) when I tried to install this software on my Windows XP based system. I have a relatively new system and so I did not anticipate all the problems I had in installing this software. I've used Adobe Premiere Elements 4 before and even Nero 8 Ultra Edition for some light movie editing and never had a problem with the install or in burning the final DVD. With Ulead VideoStudio I am stumped.

The first 3 times I tried to install it the installation simply froze in the middle and I had to shut down my system to get it to work again. The 4th time I was able to load the software and then it asked me to insert the bonus CD which comes with WinDVD - the CD authoring software - and extra audio, video clips. The moment WinDVD started to install on my system it tried to delete some files which caused a fatal system error and I got blue screened. I began again the next day, I installed the software again and did not put in the bonus CD as suggested.

The software is easy to work with, it can convert your DV tapes to digital media or you can edit your digital media. It's easy to drop in your video clips, drag in audio and use transitions. You may not able to use your computer for much else while editing unless you have a very powerful system. However, once you're done editing, it can be very frustrating to go through the authoring process.

My system keeps freezing repeatedly and it becomes really difficult to create a DVD from this software most times. I am not sure if the hassle is worth my time, even though the software interface is intuitive and easy to use. If I get the system freeze one more time while trying to make a DVD, I am going to uninstall the software.

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Ulead VideoStudio 11.5 Plus is video editing and DVD authoring software for anyone who wants to easily produce professional-looking videos, slideshows and DVDs. Capture video from the latest HD camcorders and create amazing High-Definition HD DVDs and Blu-ray discs. Work quickly with timesaving template-based Wizards, or express your creativity with powerful hands-on tools. Fix common video problems with one-click corrective filters, generate Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround audio tracks, and add pro-quality titles and transitions. Share your movies everywhere, from iPod to DVD to YouTube to the latest Home Theater systems. Award-winning VideoStudio sets the standard for powerful features and ease of use.

End-to-End Consumer HD Production

The Most Complete HD Solution Available
The first complete HD solution, no matter what camcorder or playback format users choose, VideoStudio 11.5 Plus lets them capture, edit and output their video.

Practical HD Production Is Here
VideoStudio 11.5 Plus of producing HD video on standard DVD media, which can be played back on PCs or players like the Sony PlayStation 3 and the Microsoft XBOX 360 add-on HD DVD player.

Real-world AVCHD workflow:

  • Capture from AVCHD camcorders
  • Edit in VideoStudio Editor or Movie Wizard
  • Author & burn to standard DVD
  • Play on PC, PS3 or Blu-ray Disc player

Real-world HDV workflow:

  • Capture from JVC HD or HDV camcorders
  • Edit in VideoStudio Editor or Movie Wizard
  • Author & burn to standard DVD
  • Play on PC or HD DVD ...

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