With the increased availability of consumer video on even the cheapest mobile handsets, Corel has bundled its video-editing software with its latest digital image editor. Here, we show you how to make the most out of your home movies and favourite snaps with Corel Digital Studio 2010.
Step 11: VideoStudio will automatically return you to the Media Organiser. Add files to your project by dragging them into the Media Tray that runs across the bottom of the screen. You can also use the Media Tray as a storyboarding tool to arrange your clips in the correct sequence to tell your story.
Step 12: Click ‘Go To Movie' to assemble your clips into a complete movie. VideoStudio automatically adds background graphics and other elements, such as title text, based on the style you chose, but you can always change this. Options at the bottom of the screen allow you to add a soundtrack or voice-over.
Step 13: Below the large preview window is the QuickCut bar. This lets you move through the movie and select the scenes you want to edit. Some elements, such as title text, are highlighted in their own purple bars so you can pick them out easily. Double-click on the text to edit it - a selection of tools will pop up onscreen.
Step 14: Switch to full-screen mode at any time to get a full-size preview of how your finished project will look. The next step is to decide how you want to distribute your movie. You can simply save it as a video file on your hard disk, export it to a external device, upload it to the web or burn it to disc.
Using DVD Factory
The third main application in Corel's Digital Studio 2010 suite is DVD Factory 2010. This can be used to burn your projects to DVD, as well as for creating audio CDs and backup discs.
To keep things simple, DVD Factory 2010 shares the same interface as PaintShop Photo and VideoStudio. It's easy to get started, because you'll already be familiar with the tools needed to create your discs. Just as VideoStudio includes a set of styles for creating movie projects, DVD Factory has its own set of styles that can be used to quickly design the DVD menu.
Click ‘Select photos and video' to find the files you want to include on the DVD. You can add video files and movie projects created in VideoStudio, as well as sets of photos that will automatically
be converted into a slideshow.
Your final step is to edit the menu, adding suitable captions and moving the buttons around. Click on any menu button or on any piece of title text in order to edit it. Notice the two little buttons just above DVD Factory's preview window. The first of these allows you to split scenes into individual chapters, while the second button lets you preview the DVD menu before finally burning it to disc.