VideoStudio Questions

If you have questions about VideoStudio, we’re here to help!

Are you a beginner and don’t know how to get started?
Is there a tool or feature that you can’t seem to master?
Do you have ideas for creative projects but don’t know how to bring them to life?

Submit your questions about how to use VideoStudio in the comments section below. Our team of product experts will provide you with answers in a series of Q & A style video tutorials.

VideoStudio Q & A: Session 1

In this video we’ll answer questions submitted by VideoStudio users on the following topics:

0:30 How can I find and search for filters, such as the proDad Mercalli filter in VideoStudio Ultimate?
1:27 How can I remove an FX filter that I added?
2:08 How do you add markers to the timeline to sync photos and video clips with the beat of your music?
3:34 How can I see the audio waveform of a music track?
3:55 How can I delete audio from a video and replace it with a new voiceover or music?
4:24 How can I add motion effects to text and customize text motion aside from the presets in the Title library?

Comments (62)

  • Sylvie Ducharme Reply

    I have videos I already modified with another sofware. Can I chage the extension of this video so I can import it to Video studio. If not what types of video files can i import?

    December 31, 2021 at 6:24 pm
    • gilliandarby Reply

      Hi Sylvie,

      Here is a list of file formats that can be imported into VideoStudio:
      Video: AVCHD1 (.M2T/.MTS), AVI, DV, DVR-MS, HDV1, HEVC2 (H.265), M2TS, M4V, MKV, MOD1, MOV3 (H.264), MPEG-1/-2/-4, MXF, TOD, UIS, UISX, WebM, WMV, XAVC, XAVC S, 3GP, Non-encrypted DVD titles
      360 Video: equirectangular, single fisheye, dual fisheye
      Audio: AAC, AC31, Aiff, AMR, AU, CDA, M4A, MOV, MP2, MP3, MP4, MPA, OGG, WAV, WMA

      Hope this helps!
      Discovery Center team

      January 12, 2022 at 10:50 am
  • James Scavone Reply

    I have Video Studio Ultimate 2021 installed on a Dell desktop running Windows 10/ When I try to use the ProDad Mercalli video filter to stabilize the video. a window appears saying “video analysis required, press the “analyze” button to continue, first use”. However, I can’t find the “analyze” button anywhere on the screen. Can you please tell me where it is? One of the main reasons I upgraded to Ultimate was to be able to stabilize.

    August 20, 2021 at 11:01 pm
    • Adam Reply

      Hello James,

      You can run and re-run video analysis and adjust the settings of the Mercalli filter by selecting the clip you want to stabilize, opening the FX panel, selecting the Mercalli filter in the list of applied effects, and clicking ‘customize filter’.

      Hope this helps!
      Discovery Center Team

      August 21, 2021 at 11:17 am
  • michelle Reply

    I bought the video stuido ultimate edition but i cant find the masking option. i looked everywhere reached out to tech support but still nothing. please help

    July 20, 2021 at 10:33 am
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Michelle,

      Of course! To access the masking tools in VideoStudio Ultimate, select the clip you want to mask, right click on it, and click “Mask Creator” from the context menu. Alternately, select the clip, and then select the Mask Creator button below the preview window. The icon is a dotted line forming a closed loop, and by default it is the rightmost icon.

      Hope this helps!

      Discovery Center Team

      July 26, 2021 at 9:16 pm
  • Frank Grillo Reply

    Is there a way with PaintShop Pro 2021 or VideoStudio 2021 to frame average a video to obtain a single photo?

    July 17, 2021 at 8:31 am
  • dave haywood Reply

    Hi, I am helping a client move VideoStudio to a new computer. VS Pro X9 is now installed and we are looking to bring over all the user files.
    Could you please advise how we do this? – is it just a matter of copying over the video files? will that include any added soundtrack? do we need to copy Projects?
    Thank you

    May 24, 2021 at 7:39 am
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Dave,

      We would recommend copying over everything – project files, video files, audio files, and any images that your client used in projects they plan on continuing to work on. A project file does not contain copies of these media files, but uses pointers to reference these files for playback and use in the final render. It is only after the render is created that a single file containing all the used content in one place exists. So, if they have projects on the go, these projects will need everything brought over.

      Hope this helps,

      Discovery Center Team

      May 28, 2021 at 7:11 pm
  • Belinda Catalma Reply

    Hello there. I purchased a DVD Corel Video Studio 2020 (I’m old school), and I tried to download it to my computer. I was able to download the 2 Standard Content but for the Main Program, it’ll download the first half, and then it will stop. Am I missing anything here?

    May 20, 2021 at 6:46 pm

    I can’t download some of my video files, what can i do?

    May 1, 2021 at 9:06 pm
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Milo,

      It depends on where you were trying to download them from! Were you trying to download the video files from online storage, transfer them from another device such as a camera or external storage drive, or something else?

      Discovery Center Team

      May 2, 2021 at 10:27 pm
  • Ronald Blessin Reply

    I just bought Pinnacle Studio 20 and spent an hour loading it onto my computer yesterday. There is no icon to click on to start PS-20. How do I get started? I’m going to plug in the memory chip from my camcorder into the computer as the source of my videos. I just don’t know how to get started. Please help. Thanks

    April 18, 2021 at 12:10 pm
  • Davina Urquhart Reply

    Is there anyway I can remove text from my MP4 video if I no longer have the original video?

    I previously made a video and save the video as a MP4 format but I do not have the original video or video studio file. I overwrote a title. I now want to use the video with another client but need to remove the text previous place on the video.

    Can you help.
    Thanks Davina

    March 27, 2021 at 6:39 am
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Davina,

      Good question! It sounds like the text has been rendered into the image itself. While this is more difficult to remove in post (the visual data of the text overwrites whatever was behind it during the render process), it can be done using video masks. The effect is never quite as good as using the original footage to render out a video without the text, but you can get very close!

      We don’t have a video tutorial on masking out an object just yet, but here is a quick written tutorial on masking to get you started.

      Hope this helps,

      Discovery Center Team

      April 11, 2021 at 3:43 pm
  • John Lundwall Reply

    When I process a video with voice over the audio of my voice gets slightly muffled or echoey. It does not sound like that on the original track. I have music and sometimes other audio tracks playing as well. How do I keep my voice track sharp?

    February 20, 2021 at 6:25 pm
  • Ross Reply

    I recently upgraded to VideoStudio 2020. Also, For the first time, recently rendered some video on video studio 2020 which was taken with my iphone at 4k (30) fps. When I play the rendered video back on the computer, you can’t watch it because it is too shimmery, eg the outline of an image will shimmer, particularly objects that form straight lines eg, electric wires, brick work, tables, This has never happened with video studio 2018. I am at a loss to know why this is happening.

    Bearing in mind that I am not very good with computers, Could someone offer me some help please?

    January 4, 2021 at 7:26 pm
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Ross,

      It sounds like we should get you in touch with a technician on this one! We would suggest reaching out via the VideoStudio Contact Us page to help get this sorted out.

      Discovery Center Team

      February 7, 2021 at 3:53 pm
  • Terrence Reply

    I am a beginner and cannot get the software to recognize my source (Sony Digital8) when plugged into my computers USB 3.0. My computer recognizes the device is attached as: Dazzle Video Capture USB Audio Device. I am running Windows 10.

    December 24, 2020 at 11:52 am
  • Kristy Reply

    Hey there. I was editing a 3-5 min video in the timeline and suddenly it said I couldn’t preview projects that are over 10 hours long? When I went to investigate the timeline, it had become 50 hours and 49 min-ish and I don’t know how. I can’t figure out how to trim an empty timeline back to a reasonable video length so I can continue editing. I’ve checked the user guides and tutorials, but this never comes up. Help!

    December 22, 2020 at 1:47 pm
  • Harold Weyer Reply

    How do I fast forward a scene on video studio?

    December 2, 2020 at 5:38 pm
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Harold,

      To adjust the playback speed of a video clip, right click on the clip and select “Time Remapping”. Time remapping lets you speed up or slow down all or part of a clip as needed.

      Hope this helps!

      Discovery Center Team

      December 3, 2020 at 8:58 pm
  • Steve Whiting Reply

    Does VideoStudio 2020 Ultimate have the ability to sync audio/video if a time code generator was used in the recording of both tracks?

    November 30, 2020 at 6:42 pm
    • do dat Reply

      how do we fast forward through the scenes and or timeline without altering the outcome of the project (preferably with out the mouse)

      February 15, 2021 at 4:10 am
  • Frank Tota Reply

    I have videostudio 2019. Can I run this on an imac i am contemplating purchasing?

    November 23, 2020 at 11:50 am
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Frank,

      Currently, VideoStudio is only compatible with Windows and would not run on an iMac without using a dual-boot or virtual machine program such as Parallels.

      Hope this helps!

      Discovery Center Team

      November 27, 2020 at 5:21 pm
  • Lynn Carter Reply

    I have upgraded from VideoStudio Ultimate 2019 to 2020 and have two questions.
    1) Do I need to ununstall 2019 or just let it sit there?
    2) Will my previous purchase of Bluray Burning work or do I have to purchase again?

    November 15, 2020 at 5:30 am
  • Robert Miller Reply

    I have just purchased a “green screen” background. How do I integrate a background picture into a video recording?

    October 29, 2020 at 12:33 am
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Robert,

      The missing ingredient is the Chroma Key effect, which tells VideoStudio to treat anything the colour of the greenscreen as transparent! Our tutorial on how to use chroma keys, masks, and overlays can help you get started.

      Discovery Center Team

      November 2, 2020 at 12:28 am
  • Helen Christian Reply

    Where is the best place to get pictures to use for your background when using the green screen? Is there a certain size that works best when choosing the pictures?

    October 23, 2020 at 1:16 pm
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Helen,

      Tricky question! You can use nearly any picture as a background for a greenscreen, so it really comes down to your filming situation and the effect you are going for. As for image size, we would recommend keeping the resolution at or above the typical monitor resolution, to keep it looking crisp. While 4k displays are slowly becoming more common, that means a 1920 x 1080 image (or higher res if you prefer) is typically a safe size to use.

      Discovery Center Team

      October 25, 2020 at 1:19 pm
  • David Kennedy Reply

    Can save an edited video in other formats. I find vsp is not widely accessible with other video players

    October 17, 2020 at 8:15 pm
    • Adam Reply

      Hello David,

      If your video is complete and ready for playing, it is time to export! This is a little different from saving, as it makes all of your changes and edits permanent and outputs a single video file that is readable by video playback devices and software. Here’s a tutorial on how to export video with some more details on the process.

      Discovery Center Team

      October 25, 2020 at 2:05 pm
  • David Gray Reply

    Question. I have many recordings stored in the cloud (link which I can share or view) which are each 1+ hour. I’d like to capture on Corel and edit to create marketing highlight reels. 1. Do I have to save to hard disc first (hassle but open to it) and 2. these are big, big files which many video editors can’t handle (they must split first).

    October 15, 2020 at 10:44 am
  • Susanne Miller Reply

    How to import organization’s logo to project? I thought I was correctly importing ours (i.e. it’s in .png), but its white background turned black. Does Corel VideoStudio offer a live webinar for complete beginners?

    October 12, 2020 at 4:45 pm
    • David Gray Reply

      Easy was to edit a large Zoom recording currently in the cloud?

      October 14, 2020 at 4:31 pm
      • Adam Reply

        Hello David,

        Great question! Given how much cloud storage we are seeing these days, we suspect many more people will be encountering similar issues with a variety of programs. To edit a cloud-stored file, you typically need to either save a local copy of the recording or set up the cloud storage drive as a network drive visible in Windows. Once you have done that, it can be added to a VideoStudio project and edited as usual. We recommend saving a local copy however; if the file becomes unavailable due to a connection issue, it would be very difficult to continue working on the project!

        Discovery Center Team

        October 15, 2020 at 9:52 pm
  • jim Reply

    Hi, can I access my photos for videos using google photos

    October 9, 2020 at 12:32 pm
  • jim Reply

    HI. how do I change the time duration of all photos at the same time ( from 3 to 5 seconds)

    October 9, 2020 at 12:06 pm
  • Sarah Reply

    How do you change the file format of an edited video (e.g. to MP4) so that the edited video can be viewed by others that don’t have the Corel Video Studio software? (I have the 2019 version).

    September 17, 2020 at 10:56 am
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Sarah,

      It sounds like you still need to export your video project! You can find out more information on how to do that in our Export Video tutorial.

      Discovery Center Team

      September 26, 2020 at 12:13 pm
  • Howard Naone Reply

    Does VideoStudio 2020 have any video stabilization effects.? I have airborne footage that needs it.

    August 21, 2020 at 6:50 pm
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Howard,

      Thanks for asking! VideoStudio Ultimate includes the ProDAD Mercalli tool for video stabilization. You can find more information on the Mercalli tool in our Stabilize Shaky Video Footage tutorial. This tutorial is for an older version of VideoStudio (it’s on the list for a potential re-release), but the ProDAD tool’s location and functionality are similar – ProDAD has definitely refined it since then, it’s better than ever for stabilization, but the workflow for adding the Mercalli effect to a clip is still similar to this.

      Discovery Center Team

      September 2, 2020 at 8:38 pm
  • Petrus A. Schreurs Reply

    Hi. I have recently upgrade from Studio version 15 to Studio 23.
    I have already created the title to my movie.
    Now I’d like to end my movie with the names of all participating “actors” names scrolling up to the
    very last name of all participants. Is this available on Studio 23? and if yes, where do I find it ?

    August 12, 2020 at 5:27 pm
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Petrus,

      It sounds like you want to create end credits! You can do this using the Title Editor as well. Just pick the look you want for the text, resize it as needed, select Motions > Emphasis > Roll Up for the scrolling effect, and copy-paste your list of names to the text box on the right hand side of the editor. That’s it, you’ve got scrolling end credits now!

      Discovery Center Team

      August 13, 2020 at 10:32 pm
  • Thomas Bruner Reply

    gopro 7 black:
    what is the best way to edit it in 4 k for youtube

    August 9, 2020 at 11:32 pm
  • iadgil Reply

    Can someone help me in using ProDAD Mercalli filter? I add the filter to my video timeline, an “filter image” appears in the preview window telling me to analyze the video. I click to customize the filter and launch the analysis. When finished, I go to the Share workspace and launch the rendering. The ProDAD Mercalli image I see in preview window is in my rendered video, over the video image. What am I doing wrong?

    July 29, 2020 at 7:05 am
  • iadgil Reply

    Is it possible in Videostudio ultimate to reduce pixelization in a video? I have some chessboard stripe like artefacts or some pixel zones and I am trying to get rid of these as much as possible.

    July 28, 2020 at 7:22 am
  • Carl Reply

    I own Studio 9 and 12. Now I just bought 23 and I am totally lost. How do I capture from a DV Camcorder that still uses tape and, also from a USB? Thank you very much!

    July 13, 2020 at 7:07 pm
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Carl,

      Not to worry! You can use the Capture Video tool to transfer video from a DV Camcorder. We don’t currently have a video tutorial for his, so here is the help entry on using the Capture Video tool to get you started.

      Discovery Center Team

      July 26, 2020 at 3:10 pm
  • Frank Koustrup Reply

    I am attempting to learn VideoStudio after using Premiere Elements and find the workflow very different.
    1. Can you add markers to the timeline?
    2. How can I see the audio waveform of a music track.
    For my first project, I am editing to music. So, I need to see the waveform, place markers to identify sections, and then edit video according to those sections.
    If I can add markers, can I use keyboard shortcuts to jump between these markers. Example: use arrow keys.

    July 3, 2020 at 12:16 pm
  • Sean Stutler Reply

    Will this version of VideoStudio support the higher resolution videocams? I bought a Logitech Brio webcam and VideoStudio X8 could not bring it into a project well at all and no where near with any resolution that the camera can do. Also, will this version include the Screen Capture? My VideoStudio X8 Video Capture software will not load up any more. The screen blinks and nothing happens when I try to bring up the screen capture.

    June 8, 2020 at 12:06 pm
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Sean,

      Yes, VideoStudio 2020 supports 4k footage so you should be all set to import files from your Brio! It also comes with an updated version of the included screen capture software.

      Discovery Center Team

      June 9, 2020 at 12:57 am
  • A.D.TOMLIN Reply

    2020 blue ray burner included ?

    June 4, 2020 at 10:32 pm
    • Adam Reply

      Hello A.D.,

      The Blu-Ray plugin is an optional, separate purchase from within VideoStudio.

      Discovery Center Team

      June 6, 2020 at 11:52 am
  • Grace Reply

    Am I allow to install Video Studio into more then 1 laptop with 1 purchases rights? eg office and home laptop.

    Thank you

    May 25, 2020 at 10:14 pm
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Grace,

      Depending on region, you can install VideoStudio on up to two devices, although it cannot be used concurrently on both devices. You can find the full details in the Corel End User License Agreement.

      Discovery Center Team

      May 27, 2020 at 9:53 pm
  • Marnie McLellan Reply

    I am brand new to video software. I have tons of old family video footage that has been converted to a digital format. I would like to make 4 different projects, one for each kid, with the best highlights from our family movies. The problem is that each video is over two hours long so I don’t want to have to through each video 4 times pulling out what I want for each kid. Is there a way that as I go through each video, I can just toggle between the four projects and copy the clips I want into each kid’s project?

    May 4, 2020 at 1:02 pm
  • Brett Reply

    I have Video StudioX8; I have transferred videos from iPhone XS as .MOV to my PC (Surface Pro) Windows 10 Pro. When I attempt to upload to Video Studio X8 only the audio is coming through with no video feed (white screen). How do we get the video feed on Studio X8?

    Thank you

    April 30, 2020 at 11:55 am
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Brett,

      We no longer support or update VideoStudio X8, and are not certain what the cause of this issue might be – it is possible a windows update is causing the problem. That said, two possible solutions are making sure you have the latest version of Apple QuickTime installed (VideoStudio needs that to open MOV files), or downloading the trial of VideoStudio 2020 to check if it can open those files for you.

      Discovery Center Team

      June 2, 2020 at 8:27 pm
  • Ricardo Lopez Rivera Reply

    It would be great to use PaintShops’s plug-in in Video Studio Ultimate. This will further surpass any other editing programs.
    I will appreciate your comments.

    March 19, 2020 at 1:26 pm

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