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VideoStudio Ultimate X8

Video-editing software

  • New Balance dialog & background sound automatically with Audio Ducking
  • New Effects and features for breakthrough creativity
  • New Easy freeze frame
  • Everything in Pro, PLUS 10 premium video FX apps

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The ultimate in video-editing software

Corel VideoStudio Ultimate X8 combines the streamlined editing tools and creative power of the Pro version with 10 premium special effects apps to help you make your most ambitious projects a reality. New Audio Ducking automatically detects audio and narration to keep foreground and background sound balanced. Helpful features make it easier to manage clips, combine projects and re-use custom filters and transitions. Get creative with new overlay objects, Video Masking, Freeze Frame and bonus effects from NewBlue. With proven 64-bit performance and support for multiple formats, including new XAVC S, VideoStudio Ultimate X8 makes it fast and fun to create movies you’ll love to share.

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Premium video FX apps

Broaden your creative horizons with an array of professional 64-bit special effects, video cleanup tools, and motion effects that deliver increased speed and power. Worth hundreds of dollars if purchased separately, this FX collection brings more quality, creativity and fun to your videos—all for just a few dollars more than the price of VideoStudio Pro.

  • NEW! proDAD Adorage Starter Pack

    Celebration effects for special moments

  • NEW! NewBlue FX Essentials IV

    Image enhancements and time-saving effects

  • NewBlue FX ColorFast

    Easy color correction and grading

  • NewBlue FX Motion Effects

    More than 100 preset motion effects

  • NewBlue Background Generator

    Backdrop creation from a video image

  • Boris Graffiti 6

    Pro-quality titles and graphics

  • proDAD Mercalli SE

    Video stabilization, plus rolling-shutter compensation

  • proDAD VitaScene LE

    Fully customizable transitions, filters and film-style effects

  • proDAD Handscript Animation

    Realistic onscreen handwriting effects

  • proDAD RotoPen

    Animated pen effects for maps, graphics and photos

Smart features do more for you

Work faster and focus on the creative parts of your project thanks to new time-saving features. Get pro-quality audio with new Audio Ducking, which automatically adjust background sound to keep dialog or narration clear. Plus, it’s much easier to keep track of the clips you’ve used, re-use clips from other projects, and save and re-use custom Filters and Transitions.

New creative possibilities

Enhance your video with the refined effects in VideoStudio Pro X8. Get more control over how overlays blend with the background, create interesting effects with Video Masking and Freeze Frame. Convert titles to Alpha Channel files for professional results. Plus, get over 100 presets in 10 plugins from NewBlue.

Faster and more compatible

VideoStudio Ultimate X8 builds on its proven 64-bit performance with improvements in playback and rendering. Plus, 4K hardware acceleration delivers over 400% faster 4K and HD rendering than the previous version when using the latest Intel 5th generation chips. New XAVC S support means you can keep pace with the latest standard for video cameras for truly stunning movies.

Only in Ultimate

Get the time-saving tools and new creative features in VideoStudio Pro X8, plus the Ultimate Edition Special FX Pack.

Enhanced!

Add hundreds of dollars worth of professional-quality special effects applications from proven industry leaders. Imagine the high-quality effects you can add to your projects for only a few dollars more than the price of VideoStudio Pro.

Special Effects app: proDAD Adorage Starter Pack

Special Effects app: proDAD Adorage Starter Pack

Get creative with over 150 effects and transitions that help you create high-quality trailers, transitions, credits and more.

NewBlue FX Essentials IV
NewBlue FX Essentials IV

NewBlue FX Essentials IV

Solve everyday production problems and boost creativity with dozens of image-enhancing presets. Turn day into night, create reflections, touch up skin and more.

Special effects app: proDAD Mercalli SE
Special effects app: proDAD Mercalli SE

Special effects app: proDAD Mercalli SE

Get video stabilization capabilities that ensure rock-steady video, no matter how fast the action. Rolling-shutter compensation removes wobble and skew caused when panning.

Special effects app: NewBlue FX Motion Effects

Special effects app: NewBlue FX Motion Effects

This popular plugin helps you achieve professional results with more than 100 presets in 10 incredibly efficient tools.

Special effects app: proDAD VitaScene LE

Special effects app: proDAD VitaScene LE

Bring style and truly stunning transitions and effects to your productions with proDAD VitaScene, including more than 100 broadcast-quality fully customizable professional effects, filters, and image enhancements.

Special Effects App: proDAD Handscript Animation

Special effects app: proDAD Handscript Animation

Say goodbye to complicated keyframing and title animation. proDAD Handscript Animation instantly turns your titles into realistic, near-magical onscreen handwriting!

Special effects app: Boris Graffiti 6

Special effects app: Boris Graffiti 6

This amazing array of broadcast-quality titles and graphics capabilities lets you easily make sophisticated title animations, such as type on text, text on a path, jitter, and randomization.

Special effects app: NewBlue FX ColorFast

Special effects app: NewBlue FX ColorFast

Get the color you want no matter what the condition of your original video. This integrated plug-in streamlines color correction and color grading in one simple workflow.

Special effects app: proDAD RotoPen

Special effects app: proDAD RotoPen

Animated pen effects let you draw on maps, illustrate with light or video, or apply animated pen effects to any path.

Special effects app: NewBlue Background Generator

Special effects app: NewBlue Background Generator

Easily magnify and alter an image from your video into a beautiful backdrop, complete with a perpetual panning motion. Adjust magnify, sharpness, color and more to suit your needs.

Clearer Audio
Clearer Audio

New! Clearer Audio

Balance dialog, narration with background sound for pro-quality audio. With Audio Ducking, VideoStudio Pro X8 detects audio or narration and automatically lowers the volume of background sound. Adjust the Ducking Level and Sensitivity if you wish for even more control.

Faster multi-track rendering
XAVC S

New! XAVC S

Work with XAVC S, a new standard for video cameras based on MP4-AVC/H.264, and get support for resolutions up to 4K 3840 x 2160.

More creative options
More creative options

New! More creative options

Enjoy a variety of effects options by adjusting how overlay objects blend with the background. With new Add, Multiple and Grey Key options, you can create unique semi-transparent and color blend results. Use a video mask to hide or reveal different parts of your video for interesting special effects or title sequences.

Freeze frame
Freeze frame

New! Freeze frame

Whether it’s a beautiful smile, your child scoring a goal or stunning scenery, sometimes you want to add extra impact by temporarily stopping the action to focus on a single frame. The new Freeze Frame feature makes it easy to select the frame and set the duration to get the effect you want.

Convert titles to Alpha channel files
Convert titles to Alpha channel files

New! Convert titles to Alpha channel files

Create stylish, professional-looking titles by converting them to alpha channel images or animations.

NewBlue FX Video Essentials II
NewBlue FX Video Essentials II

New! NewBlue FX Video Essentials II

Create incredible special effects with bonus tools from industry leader, NewBlue. Video Essentials II offers over 100 presets in 10 plugins to create vignettes, enhance and adjust color, and much more.

Smart features make projects easier
Smart features make projects easier

New! Smart features make projects easier

Easily keep track of the clips you’ve used in your video. Thumbnails in the Library show a check mark when the clip has been used to help you avoid reusing the same footage. Re-use your existing video projects thanks to Multiple Projects Editing. Easily save and re-use your customized Filters or Transitions in future projects.

ScoreFitter
ScoreFitter

New! ScoreFitter

No movie is complete without a soundtrack. Add music with the included Scorefitter library of royalty-free sounds and songs—they even automatically adjust to fit the length of your movies.

Triple Scoop Music
Triple Scoop Music

New! Triple Scoop Music

Capture the mood of your movie with the perfect soundtrack. Get 17 royalty-free music tracks from Triple Scoop Music.

Storyboard/timeline editing
Motion tracking settings

Enhanced! Motion tracking settings

More mosaic types and better size control let you perfectly blur a face or car plate in your clip. Easy motion tracking also lets you target and track moving objects on screen and connect them to elements such as text and graphics.

Screen Capture
Screen Capture

Enhanced! Screen Capture

Recording directly from your screen is a great way to add custom content to presentations, demos or training videos. With enhanced Screen Capture, you can easily capture both system audio and microphone sound. Snap View Capture works in Windows 8 to let you record Windows apps in action.

Media Library management
Media Library management

Enhanced! Media Library management

Easily bring your existing organized media folders into the intuitive Media Library. Plus, the enhanced list view in the library helps you edit faster with easy access to more information, including resolution, frame rate and start/end times.

Powerful titles and overlays
4K hardware acceleration

Enhanced! 4K hardware acceleration

4K hardware acceleration is optimized for upcoming Intel 5th Generation processors, delivering over over 400% faster performance than VideoStudio Pro X7. Overall playback performance in full HD is also enhanced and more tracks can be played in real time.

More formats supported

Enhanced! More formats supported

Enjoy more compatibility with import support for MKV files, which act as multimedia containers that can hold video, audio and subtitles in a file. New support for MOV (H.264 format) has been added to VideoStudio’s variety of export options, which include AVI, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, QuickTime, WebM, Windows Media Format, HTML5 and more.

FastFlick for quick and easy slideshows and videos

FastFlick™ for quick and easy slideshows and videos

Make movies and slideshows in just 3 steps. Select a template, add your media and share your movie to Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, Vimeo. Save your project to a variety of video formats.

Learning resources
Learning resources

Learning resources

Access a wide range of learning resources from within the Help menu. Search the latest Help, download the User Guide (PDF), or watch one of the many video tutorials in the Discovery Center.

Complete Multi-track video editing
Complete Multi-track video editing

Complete Multi-track video editing

Multi-track editing allows you to combine multiple levels or sequences of video, photos, graphics, effects and titles. VideoStudio Pro X8 lets you layer your content onto up to 21 easily customizable multimedia tracks, plus add transitions and effects.

Storyboard/timeline editing
Storyboard/timeline editing

Storyboard/timeline editing

Toggle between simple storyboard editing and more advanced multi-track timeline editing according to your preferences or project needs.

Great audio for your video productions
Great audio for your video productions

Great audio for your video productions

Import music, voiceover, sound effects or the audio of your choosing and easily sync up to your timeline. Record your own voice, apply royalty free auto-music and easily control the relative volume of your clips.

Easy fades and transitions

Easy fades and transitions

Get the right look for your production with drag-and-drop transitions that deliver easy fades, dissolves, wipes and many other effects.

Powerful titles and overlays

Powerful titles and overlays

Add on-screen text effects, such as credits, captions, or subtitles, and customizable attributes such as color, font and animation. Apply motion to your text using title animation tools or apply filters to your text using preset Title Effects.

Fast and easy ways to customize your production

Fast and easy ways to customize your production

Use drag and drop effects, or Cut and Paste Attributes from one clip to another. Swap overlay tracks without losing any information.

Variable speed
Variable speed

Variable speed

Evoke drama by using slow motion, or speed things up for a unique time-lapse effects. With enhanced Variable Speed controls, it's easy to alter the speed in any part of your video without having to work with multiple video clips.

Slideshows that impress

Slideshows that impress

Experiment and add a unique look to your videos and photo slideshows with your favorite transition effects. Select only the transition effects you want and add them to the Random Effects category.

Complete disc authoring + video editing in one
Complete disc authoring + video editing in one

Complete disc authoring + video editing in one

VideoStudio Pro X8 delivers complete DVD and AVCHD authoring in one complete video production workshop. Use comprehensive built-in disc authoring tools to save your videos and photo slideshows to DVD, AVCHD or ISO disc image.

Advanced customizable motion controls
Advanced customizable motion controls

Advanced customizable motion controls

Customize the movement of graphics, titles, objects and video clips. It's the perfect way to create dynamic videos featuring picture-in-picture and other pro-quality effects. Plus, save your customizable motion to a Path library for quick and easy reuse.

Stop motion animation
Stop motion animation

Stop motion animation

Now, you can create full-HD stop motion videos using your DSLR camera. Bring the processing power and unique lens capabilities of your DSLR to life and create stop motion films your audience won't forget.

QuickTime alpha channels
QuickTime alpha channels

QuickTime alpha channels

Import animated sequences with transparent backgrounds using new built-in support for QuickTime movies containing alpha channels. Now you can make animations and video effects in popular 2D and 3D animation packages and then use them directly in VideoStudio Pro X8.

QuickTime alpha channels
Create videos for mobile devices

Create videos for mobile devices

Share movies anywhere with full support for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Sony PSP, as well as Windows and Android smartphones. View your video masterpiece no matter where you are.

  • Intel Core Duo 1.83 GHz Processor or AMD Dual Core 2.0 GHz Processor (Intel Core i5 or i7 Processor, or AMD Phenom II X6 or X8 Processor recommended)
  • Microsoft Windows 8 or Windows 7 with latest service packs installed (32-bit or 64-bit editions)
  • 2 GB of RAM (4 GB of RAM or higher and 1 GB of VRAM or higher recommended)
  • 1024 x 768 screen resolution
  • Windows-compatible sound card*
  • Windows-compatible DVD-ROM drive for program installation/Windows-compatible DVD burner for DVD output* (Windows-compatible Blu-ray Disc™ burner for Blu-ray Disc and DVD output recommended)

*Blu-ray authoring requires a plugin that can be purchased from within VideoStudio.

For editing of 3D and full HD video, Corel recommends an Intel Core i7 or AMD Phenom II X8 processor with Windows 7 or Windows 8 64-bit operating system and minimum 4 GB of RAM. For editing of 4K video, a 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor is highly recommended.

Supported input/output devices

  • iPhone, iPad, iPod Classic with video, iPod touch, Sony PSP, Windows and Android smartphones
  • Cameras and camcorders that record to internal memory, memory card, DVD disc or hard drive
  • USB capture devices, PC cameras, webcams
  • IEEE 1394/FireWire cards for use with DV, D8, or HDV camcorders
  • USB Video Class (UVC) DV
  • Support for OHCI-Compliant IEEE-1394
  • Analog capture cards for analog camcorders (VFW and WDM support for Windows XP and Broadcast
  • Driver Architecture support for Windows Vista and Windows 7
  • Analog and digital TV capture device (Broadcast Driver Architecture support)
  • Windows-compatible Blu-ray Disc, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, DVD-RAM and CD-R/RW drives
  • Digital Single-Lens Reflex (SLR) cameras for stop motion: EOS-1D Mark III, EOS-1D Mark IV, EOS-1Ds Mark III, EOS 1D X, EOS-1D C, EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 6D, EOS 7D, EOS 40D, EOS 50D, EOS 60D, EOS 60Da, EOS 450D/Rebel XSi, EOS 500D/Rebel T1i, EOS 550D/Rebel T2i, EOS 600D/Rebel T3i, EOS 650D/Rebel T4i, EOS 1000D/Rebel XS, EOS 1100D/Rebel T3, EOS M
Discovery Center

New! Video Tutorials!

Learn about VideoStudio Pro X8, get tips and see new features in action. The Discovery Center has everything you need to get creative!

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