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Getting Started with VideoStudio

August 11, 2019

New to VideoStudio? Let me show you what you need to know to begin. Let’s first import media to our library. First we’ll Click here to create a new folder. Select browse, and drag and drop
your media into the library. You can filter your library like this. We can start with a video templates
(Instant Project Templates). Preview and drag your template onto the timeline. To replace the placeholders, drag a clip on top of the placeholder and hold CTRL when releasing. Preview your footage at any time. Let’s start a new project. Drag and drop to add media to your timeline. The first clip you add to the timeline sets your projects properties and size. You can change this under Settings. To play a clip on your timeline, press the play button or the spacebar. Zoom in and out on the timeline with these icons here. To trim your video, move your mouse to the end of a clip, click and drag inwards. Or move the scrubber to the point you wish to cut and select the Split Clip button or S on your keyboard. Delete the parts you don’t want. To crop and resize the picture, select the clip on the timeline, then go to distort tools here. In the preview panel, we can then
choose to scale or crop the clip as we want. Let’s add some more clips to the
timeline. Transitions add animation between two clips. We’ll open the Transition library. Drag a transition between two clips on the timeline. Preview the transition. Adjust the length of the transition dragging the edge inwards or outwards. To add a transitions between each clip on the track, Right-click on the transition and select ‘add current effect to track’ This is a quick way to create a slideshow. Double-click the transition to make edits. Add a border or change the direction of the transition. Adding Effects Drag and drop video effects onto your clip. Press play to preview the effect. Double click on the clip and
select customize to edit the effect. You can turn effects off or delete them
from the clip here. Under the Edit tab, you can quickly add a
Pan and Zoom effect. Enhance the picture with Color Correction tools. Detach windows by double clicking on these dots. To pop it back in, double click on the dots again. Titles and Overlays We use the overlay track to add things on top of our main video track. Right click to insert a new track. Let’s add a clip onto the Overlay track. Double click to add animation. We will have it fly in and out. Go to the titles library, select a preset, and drag it onto the timeline. Double click on the title in the preview pane to edit the text and make adjustments. Adjust the position and length of the clip. Audio and Music If your video has audio, you will see the speaker icon on the clip in the timeline. Select the Sound Mixer icon to see the audio waves of this clip. Double click on the clip to make audio adjustments. Adjust the volume, or apply a fade in,
fade out effect to the audio. Right click on the clip to mute audio, or split audio from clip. Open ScoreFitter, the royalty free music library here. Preview the music and click to add it to your timeline. Export Video Don’t forget to save your project file, File>Save as. To export video, go to the Share tab. Export to popular formats, upload to social media or burn to disc. For more tutorials, visit the home tab inside VideoStudio or our YouTube channel @CorelVideoStudio


  • Reply Greg Austin February 13, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    I love this

  • Reply Is it ok to shoot this February 14, 2018 at 12:22 am

    I use Corel Videostudio on every single one of my videos, its the best way to make your videos look their best, check out my video to see what you can do

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  • Reply Ashley V April 4, 2018 at 2:20 am

    ok this might be a simple question, but i have my video playing and then I want my video to shrink to bottom left and have a picture shown as the new main background. How do I do that? Like gaming or vloggers have their last couple seconds of their uploaded video and they are still talking, video goes to bottom left, and all their twitter, subscribe, info in displayed behind. Main video kind of becomes the overlay.

  • Reply Andrea Little April 15, 2018 at 12:55 am

    How do you get video to render and save into PC for later uploading?Nothing has worked for me.The preview quality is shocking as well.

  • Reply Kevin Le April 18, 2018 at 9:03 am

    The people need more 3D transitions. Corel is the best program,but poor 3D transition.

  • Reply House of Common SENSE April 23, 2018 at 11:09 am

    Does anyone know how I can move all lines… So basically if I have a bunch of videos on the timeline, together with sound clips etc.. If I then add a (for example) 8 second clip at the start I'm having to manually replace all sound clips 8 seconds ahead one by one. It's so time consuming when I have a large video to edit and it puts me off fine tuning to add or edit any clip on the timeline as I know I'd have to replace all other lines. Any help would be appreciated.

  • Reply XNefyX July 14, 2018 at 7:22 pm

    This is the worst video editing software if deleted my project don’t buy it

  • Reply Tombstone Dreams July 17, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    How do I cut between scenes in a clip? Example: I have a 7min clip but I want to cut out between 01:00– 01:57

  • Reply lensa studio July 30, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    The Best

  • Reply Pla Piepam August 1, 2018 at 12:19 am

    Today I just upgraded from Corel VDO Studio Ultimate X9.5 to this one. And I love it so much. Super friendly user than the previous one. There are many wow new features that beyond my expectation. Thanks for enhancing for the better and the best!

  • Reply Speks Balder September 19, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    There's better. It has a mass of awful effects best avoided, but properly managed gets the job done very well. Wish it opened .VOB files…

  • Reply 217 Beats October 5, 2018 at 3:37 am

    Fuck corel videostudio. Cant even render a video without worsening the sound quality for a phone. Been trying to render a video for 2 days straight. I contacted the support team and have yet to hear back

  • Reply Tuan12088 October 17, 2018 at 8:04 am

    Hi ,can someone help me here , it a little hard to explain but it something like this , for example in the video track i got a video and split it into 3 part (1,2,3) ,now i want to delete part 2 and leave the gap between 1 and 3 so i can add something else in it ,but whenever i delete 2 the part 1,3 are automatically merge back and leave no gap ,so can anyone tell me a way to delete part 2 and let part 1 and 3 stay the place they are ? It annoying sometime especially once you add up all the additional stuff (like title ,effect …) ,and it mess up the whole project ,back when i use other video editor when i delete some video they alway ask if i want to leave gap or not but this thing don't,please answer me soon and thanks !

  • Reply sanjuan3331 October 18, 2018 at 4:16 am

    How can i put the letter "ñ" in my video text?

  • Reply Desain Tutorial November 2, 2018 at 7:13 am

    saya mau coba kali aja cukup RAM nya

  • Reply Brigitte Coffman November 4, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    It does not look like any one answers questions here. 🙁 I wanted to know, do I have to buy the software for each PC I use. I have 3 laptops. Thank you!

  • Reply sdy503 sangreazul November 13, 2018 at 2:37 am

    I do not understand why the video starts to look like freze

  • Reply sdy503 sangreazul November 13, 2018 at 2:39 am

    Hi friend. well I bought that program to edit my video. but the program is bad .. because when I want to edit a video i start editing it then I check it the video looks like it freezes.. I do not understand why the video starts to look like freze

  • Reply Nancy Cleveland November 20, 2018 at 2:36 am

    Is there a limit of the number of photos and videos in a production? How many minutes can I make each  production?

  • Reply Josue Nieves November 21, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    Terrible video! More like "getting started with 20 different things at 100 miles per hour." THUMB DOWN!

  • Reply Hawaii Loves Art November 30, 2018 at 6:19 am

    how can I add text that just sits there where I put and does nothing else? all I can get is those things move around. is there an empy black box option somewhere?

  • Reply Hawaii Loves Art November 30, 2018 at 6:22 am

    somewhere I saw where u can get backgrounds that are solid color rectangles of various colors. where is that function pls?

  • Reply BiM videos December 25, 2018 at 4:33 am

    Thank you very match, very good video:)

  • Reply Fred Leoz January 19, 2019 at 11:47 am

    Je ne comprends pas pourquoi le titre et la description de cette vidéo sont en français alors que tout est en anglais, même les commentaires !

  • Reply Ανδρέας Μανουσουδάκης January 28, 2019 at 11:53 am

    Thank You!!! I will make a try to see if it works for me! Great video!!!

  • Reply Barry Kuiper February 3, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    which version do you use? is this the 'pro' or 'ultimate' version?

  • Reply Kantucky John February 5, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    I can't believe that i purchased Video Studio Platinum yesterday and installed it to my computer and the first thing I see when I open it up for the first time? An ad to purchase an upgrade to the 2019 version! I wouldn't mind it so bad had the offered me an opportunity to have purchased either edition but they did NOT. I feel like Corel stole off me. Dirty Trick guys…

  • Reply E Barbie May 31, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    How do I apply a video effect only to part of the video? (apply to a section)

  • Reply Cherry June 12, 2019 at 11:11 pm

    When I export a video in Video Studio, it destroys the quality and makes the video much smaller. I tried resizing the clips to the screen, both automatically and manually, and neither method actually worked. Also after exporting the video, there's a line on the left side which shows a sliver of the video, playing alongside the full video… Hopefully that's understandable because I'm not sure how to explain it. Am I doing something wrong or is this software absolutely useless? 😐

  • Reply Kris Hughes June 27, 2019 at 1:35 am

    Nice clear getting started video. Thank you. You may have sold me.

  • Reply Neil Forbes July 4, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    Caution! If uploading Corel-created content to YouTube that has music content drawn from Triple Scoop Music, you'll incur a copyright claim against your video. Play it safe by using music downloaded from YouTube's own music library. I speak from experience, having a copyright claim against one of my video uploads that used a Triple Scoop track. It's BLOODY annoying considering that Triple Scoop was supposed to be for the very purpose of video background music. Once bitten…..

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