How to Import Video Into VideoStudio

How to Import Video Into VideoStudio

By Discovery Center Team

Learning how to import video into VideoStudio is the first step in any project. It doesn’t have to be video either, you could import pictures or music as well. Importing video is very easy to do and you can import from all kinds of different devices like phones, computers or even old camcorders. Once your video is imported it is just as easy to find your new clip in the Clip Bin, and then drag it into the timeline for editing. Take a moment to watch the video and get started working worth your favorite clips!

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to import video from a camera, camcorder, or smartphone.
  • How to copy videos to your computer.
  • How to find your imported clips for editing.

Thanks for watching! We hope you found this tutorial helpful and we would love to hear your feedback in the Comments section below. And don’t forget to visit our social media pages and show us what you’ve learned by sharing your photos, videos and creative projects with us.

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Comments (13)

  • Reply

    I want to capture video straight from a Webcam, rather than import it from a camera or file. There doesn’t seem to be any advice on this. I need to understand the different settings – when I try to use full HD settings I get the audio and video out of sync. I can only get them to sink on a low resolution such as 720 x 480

    September 29, 2020 at 2:01 pm
  • kzo Reply

    When I import a clip into Video Studio is a copy made of that clip, or is it just a matter of telling Video Studio what files on my computer to consider for use? Is there a drawback to selecting a whole folder of pics and only actually using a subset of those images? Thanks!!

    July 19, 2020 at 5:17 pm
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Kzo,

      Importing a video tells VideoStudio where it is on your hard drive but does not make a copy, so there is no harm on importing more media than you wind up using! We find that is a common part of the creative process, as you pick out which images or clips fit together in your project. No matter the studio, there’s always plenty of footage on the cutting room floor in the end.

      Discovery Center Team

      July 19, 2020 at 10:56 pm
  • Jeffrey Kincheloe Reply

    I have a Sony HVR-Z1U miniDV what is the best way to import the footage that I have shot from that camera into Video Studio 2019?

    February 28, 2020 at 7:17 am
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Jeffrey,

      A common way to bring in content is to copy files to a folder on your PC, and the import them into VideoStudio from that folder. This ensures that a loss of connection to the camera does not corrupt your project or otherwise disrupt your work, and having the files on a local drive makes accessing them a lot faster, reducing load and render times.

      Discovery Center Team

      March 19, 2020 at 12:46 am
  • turnip Reply

    if I purchase the full version of X9, will I be able to open projects created in Ulead VideoStudio 11? thanks

    July 6, 2016 at 3:58 pm
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Turnip,

      While VideoStudio X9 does support a wide range of previous project formats, due to the number of changes to the underlying structure of VideoStudio over the years we would be unable to guarantee its ability to open a project from VideoStudio 11 without any issues. While it is still possible to open the project in many cases, some project elements may not load fully or may need to be repositioned or effects reapplied.

      Hope this helps!
      Corel Discovery Center Team

      July 11, 2016 at 12:20 pm
  • AgungYasmi Reply

    How Can open “Open PROJECT Corel Studio X7 in X9”? How to Fix This?

    May 15, 2016 at 10:07 pm
    • adampotter Reply

      Are you using a trial version of VideoStudio X9? The trial version will only open project files that were created in it, and cannot import project files from older versions.

      If you are using the full version of VideoStudio X9, then you can open X7 project either from within VideoStudio using the ‘File > Open Project’ window. Alternately, you can open it from Windows by navigating to your X7 project’s .vsp file, right clicking on it, and selecting ‘Open With > Corel VideoStudio X9’.

      Hope this helps!

      Corel Discovery Center Team

      May 16, 2016 at 11:49 am
      • nasir Reply

        How to Open 2021/X11 project .VSP File on X9?

        June 28, 2021 at 9:32 pm
        • Adam Reply

          Hello Nasir,

          We have not tested the back-compatibility of VideoStudio 2021’s save format as far back as X9, but as X9 is a fairly old version of the program it is unlikely to be able to fully parse a VidoStudio 2021 project file.

          Hope this helps,

          Discovery Center Team

          June 29, 2021 at 10:47 pm
  • Jeff. Lightfoot Reply

    I have a 2004 tape video camera. Does VIDEO STUDIO allow this camera to connect with it. I only have a driver which allows me to connect to windows seven. Thank you Jeff.

    April 14, 2016 at 3:51 am
    • jessescott Reply

      Hi Jeff,
      We are not 100% sure of the answer to your question so we have opened a support ticket for you. Ticket #3596594. Someone from the technical support team should get back to you soon.
      Discovery Center Team

      April 19, 2016 at 2:32 pm

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