Ulead’s the way in AVCHD editing capability

by James


With Sony’s annoying reliance on proprietary software solutions, many camcorder users have complained that such formats like AVCHD are almost impossible to edit with their existing software. This has prompted a race to create plugins to handle the Sony format and it seems that Ulead has broken the tape with Ulead VideoStudio 11. Other features of VideoStudio include Vista support, HD DVD authoring and Dolby® Digital 5.1 surround sound.

New users can rely on VideoStudio’s Movie Wizard which helps to select from various themes and can also “auto-edit” a professional looking opening sequence. In addition, it can also perform the famous Ken Burns effect of Panning & Zooming on still photos for photo montages and slide shows.

Special filters include color correcting and tone filters, an auto-correct feature for adjusting video recorded in poor light conditions, and even the ability to clean up digital noise or blocky compression artifacts from poor encoding mishaps. The MPEG Optimizer analyzes the bitrates of all clips on the timeline, and can re-render them for the best quality and speed.
There is also MPEG-4 and H.264 support for creating video for media players like Apple’s iPod®, Sony’s PSP™, even Smartphones, and other portable devices.

All that for under $100 USD.

Interested users can download a demo copy at ulead.com.

4 reviews or comments

Neagle Says: May 2, 2007 at 7:29 pm

I have a disgusted for “proprietary software solutions.”

Ryan Says: September 17, 2007 at 10:17 am

I just bought a sony hdr-sr5 and downloaded the VideoStudio 11 demo. One major flaw I found (unless I missed it..) was that you can only import AVCHD from a dvd – not directly from the camcorder, nor from the same directory structure as the camera replicated on my PC. I assume they did this because they figured anyone who bought an AVCHD camera would have a blu-ray burner and dvd player, but this ignores people who are only hooking the camera up to their TVs and doing playback that way. Maybe this was a demo issue only thing? I hope I’m mistaken about this because otherwise VideoStudio was pretty easy to use.

Ana Maria Facci Says: October 21, 2010 at 11:30 am

I would like to Know the price and if I can buy it in Brazil.
I live at Brasília/DF. My code zone is 70673-202.

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