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Ulead VideoStudio 11 available in SA

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Workgroup's Corel division has announced the local availability of Ulead's VideoStudio 11, a consumer video editing and DVD authoring software solution.

Known for its features and ease of use, VideoStudio now includes the AVCHD editing solution, enhanced DV-to-DVD Wizard and Movie Wizard features, more title/subtitle and overlay tools and a host of quick-fix solutions for common video problems, including automatic colour/tone correction.
"VideoStudio 11 is an all-in-one solution for producing professional-looking videos, slideshows and DVDs with Dolby Digital sound," says Kevin George, Corel product manager at Workgroup. "More than just an upgrade, VideoStudio offers features that assist AVCHD camcorder users.
"Now, consumers have an easy-to-use solution for capturing video from the new crop of AVCHD camcorders – editing without quality loss and outputting to disk, tape or the Web to share with friends and family."
VideoStudio 11 includes an MPEG Optimiser, which helps users chose the best MPEG settings for rendering video when combining clips in multiple formats. It analyses the bitrates of all clips on the timeline and suggests encoding settings to ensure the least re-rendering for the best quality and speed.
Users can now safely pause rendering at any time when they need to do something that requires more PC resources.
VideoStudio 11 supports all popular formats, including standard and high-definition video, images and audio. Video can be capture from virtually any video source: DV camcorders, hard drive camcorders, USB camcorder devices, mobile phones, set-top DVD recorders, digital and analogue TV tuners, VCRs and Webcams.
With the DV-to-DVD Wizard, consumers have a fast, easy way to convert DV from their camcorder to a DVD. "VideoStudio includes complete DVD authoring functionality, enabling users to create both DVDs and HD-DVDs with multimedia menus in just a few clicks," says George.
Equipped with an Anti-shake filter and Enhance Lighting filter, VideoStudio now offers a broad range of features for consumers who are new to creating videos and experienced users who want to save time.
Based on new image correction algorithms that set the standard in colour correction technology, the new Auto Color & Tone feature auto-corrects the colour and tone of videos recorded in low light or less-than-perfect white balance conditions. A DeBlock Filter has been added to clean up videos with blocky compression artefacts, such as those downloaded from the Web and the new DeSnow Filter reduces noise found in video digitised from analogue resources, such as VHS tapes.