What’s New in VideoStudio 2021

What’s New in VideoStudio 2021

VideoStudio 2021 makes it simpler than ever to create movies that impress and inspire! VideoStudio Ultimate 2021 focuses on adding new options that unlock your creativity, and enhancing your favorite features to improve your video editing experience.

VideoStudio is widely recognized for being fun, feature packed and easy to use – enabling you to dive into editing and surprise yourself with what you can create. Take advantage of the exclusive creative extras and powerful features in VideoStudio Ultimate 2021 to take your projects to the next level.

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NEW Instant Project Templates

Save yourself time and energy by re-creating popular video styles in minutes with new Instant Project Templates. Simply select a template, drag and drop your video, and you’re ready for export! Reproduce popular viral clips or easily edit social media posts with new templates and add theme intros, turn portrait video into landscape, replicate marketing promo templates, and so much more. Unlock your creativity – combine ready-to-use templates and effects with your own unique customizations to achieve incredible results!

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NEW AR Stickers

Add instant fun and extra personality to your next project with new AR Stickers that enhance emotion and introduce playful moments to your movies. These face tracking stickers recognize and map facial features to make it easy to import and apply silly character ears, show-stopping eyes, larger than life sunglasses, or over the top hats to any project. Adding AR Stickers is the perfect way to emphasize reactions and add flavor to gaming videos, reaction videos, and tutorials.

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ENHANCED Premium Effects

EXCLUSIVE TO ULTIMATE. Access the expanded collection of industry-leading premium effects from NewBlueFX and proDAD that set VideoStudio Ultimate apart. Achieve remarkable creative transformations, add interest with 3D titles, and set the mood in any scene. Enjoy optimized effects packs from NewBlueFX and more than 100 new VitaScene effects from proDAD. Make real-time corrections to shaky hand-held footage with the enhanced proDAD Mercalli video stabilization tool. Easily fix imperfections, apply lens corrections, enhance and calibrate color, create reflections, and so much more. VideoStudio Ultimate 2021 is packed with engaging extras that you need to take your video to new creative heights!

ENHANCED Customize Motion

Leverage enhanced Customize Motion tools for more polished motion effects. New Auto Motion Blur will calculate the size, position, and rotation changes between two keyframes and apply the optimal level of blur effect to make your motion look more natural. Ease in and out of object animation seamlessly, take any customized motion in your clips to the next level! Explore an enhanced project preview to see how your animation looks together with other timeline clips. Enjoy the convenience of multi-item editing to work with grouped clips and titles, and easily switch between objects. Customize Motion improvements make editing and previewing your customized animations easier than ever before.

ENHANCED Mask Creator

EXCLUSIVE TO ULTIMATE. Video masking is a powerful tool designed for everything from basic fixes to creative enhancements. VideoStudio Ultimate 2021 expands the creative possibilities of the Mask Creator with new keyframe controls that empower you to quickly and efficiently adjust the position, size, and angles of your video masks. Jump right into the Mask Creator, without selecting any clips, to create windows in your project and achieve cinema-quality special effects and transitions! Create custom masks to remove objects from footage, target edits to specific areas in your clips, and surprise yourself with what you can accomplish in VideoStudio Ultimate 2021.

ENHANCED Split Screen Template Editor

EXCLUSIVE TO ULTIMATE. VideoStudio Ultimate 2021 delivers enhanced tools to help you work smarter across split screen projects. Control objects more easily in the enhanced Split Screen Template Editor, by leveraging new options to zoom in and out of the preview window. No need to re-work your customizations – save time by quickly copying and pasting keyframe edits. With new Replace Mode, you can drag and drop your personal clips to swap out generic placeholders, simply and efficiently. Focus on your creativity, and enjoy improvements that streamline your split screen editing workflow.

ENHANCED Usability

Enjoy more intuitive editing from import to export with usability improvements. Easily drag and drop video to replace generic placeholder slips and create projects more efficiently. Adjust color with the new Color Picker that introduces novel palettes to get to preferred tones more quickly. The new Replace Mode lets you drag and drop footage to Instant Project Templates or Split Screen videos with ease. VideoStudio’s intuitive tools make it simpler than ever to dive into creative video editing.

ENHANCED Performance

Enjoy a faster, smoother editing process with major performance improvements across the product. VideoStudio 2021 is optimized for the latest video hardware acceleration technologies from Intel, AMD and nVidia, which dramatically improves previewing and speeds up rendering to popular file formats. Reliable performance, improved rendering, and our fastest interface responses to date make VideoStudio 2021 our best editor yet.

See what's new in VideoStudio 2021!

Download a FREE 30-day trial and check out the streamlined tools plus new AR Stickers, Instant Project Templates and creative extras that make it fun and easy to create impressive movies.

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Comments (28)

  • clive Reply

    hi i wonder if you can help.i have a 30 day trial of corel video 21 in which i can take a snapshot by using the two methods which is said by corel. what i want to do is to transfer the snapshot into nero software to put on a a template which is for a dvd cover for a wedding video and i want to put this snapshot using avery dvd template programme to put the snapshot onto the surface of a dvd.

    May 10, 2021 at 1:16 pm
  • Michel Reply

    Bonjour j’ai téléchargé Vidéo studio ultimate 2020 dans mon ordinateur. J’aimerai savoir si l’essais de 30 jours est complète comparativement a celle qui est payante.
    2ieme Questions Quand j’ai payé pour vidéo studio ultimate 2020 est ce que je doit payé en plus pour des filtres que vous vendez et les superpositions supplémentaires.

    February 2, 2021 at 10:22 pm
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Michel,

      The trial version of VideoStudio 2020 includes all the features in VideoStudio 2020 Pro, although it does not include the additional content from the Ultimate edition.

      Hope this helps,

      Discovery Center Team

      February 3, 2021 at 11:02 am

    Je suis très déçu que le s vidéos tutoriels soient uniquement en anglais .
    N’y-a-t ‘il pas moyen de l’avoir en français ?
    Y aurait-il un bouquins mode d’emploi en français pour la version 24 disponible sur le marché ?
    Merci pour vos réponses .

    November 21, 2020 at 8:41 am
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Francis,

      Were you looking for the Pinnacle Studio or VideoStudio user guide? Here are links for the French user guide for Pinnacle Studio 24 and for VideoStudio 2020, respectively.

      Discovery Center Team

      November 27, 2020 at 5:32 pm
  • Andrew Reply

    Re: My last question – I figured it out. Use the “Motion” panel. Great for animated scale, rotate etc. Not sure why this didn’t come up on a Google search – however, problem solved.

    August 3, 2020 at 11:15 am
  • Andrew Reply

    The pan and zoom effect seems to only allow for an image to start at 100% and zoom to a higher percentage. I want to start a sequence with a black background and then have a layer on top (image for example) zoom up from 0% to 50% (or any other percentage less than 100% of its original size). I still have Video Pro X5 and to the best of my knowledge this is not possible. I am looking at the 2020 Ultimate version and still don’t see a way to do this. It is a pretty basic function in most video editing software (even “Freebies”) and often accomplished by key framing and animating the scale (and sometimes position) of an image. Am I missing something? I have the trial version of 2020. Can you explain how to do this, or if it is possible, please? Many thanks. Whether this is possible rather hinges on whether I will bother to upgrade or not.

    August 3, 2020 at 10:07 am
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Andrew,

      Thanks for reaching out! It sounds like you want to scale the clip itself rather than use the pan and zoom effect on the clip contents. With the image or clip in an overlay track, you can assign keyframes for position, size, and other attributes to have that image scale up to size. You can have a pan and zoom effect occurring simultaneously to this, or you can set the starting keyframe for the pan and zoom for after the clip has reached a certain size.

      We also wanted to mention that the Pan and Zoom tool got an upgrade in VideoStudio 2018, which came out after the X5 edition you are currently using. You can see more details on it in this video on the new Pan and Zoom tool. We also offer a free 30-day trial for VideoStudio, if you wanted to test out VideoStudio 2020 prior to upgrading.

      Hope this helps,

      Discovery Center Team

      August 12, 2020 at 12:06 am
  • james reck Reply

    Hi i’m using a trial version of videostudeo ultimate but my photos are very grainy will they be perfect if I purchase the full version on disc , cheers Jim

    April 30, 2020 at 2:06 pm
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Jim,

      The trial and full version have the same core features, and would not change image quality. How large are these images? If they were expanded as part of the import, this would result in a grainy photo due to distortion introduced by enlarging a bitmap file.

      Discovery Center Team

      June 1, 2020 at 8:40 pm
  • FRANK Reply


    April 5, 2020 at 7:43 pm
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Frank,

      Where are you looking to read the CD? As long as you are using a computer to read the disc, the player software is the more important part – video players like Windows Media Player, Apple QuickTime, or VLC are all very flexible and able to handle most formats. If you want to use a CD-R compatible DVD player or other standalone device, we would suggest referring to the device manual for which formats it supports. While some formats are more common than others, there are so many possible video formats for the manufacturers to choose from we could not assume they would choose one over another.

      Discovery Center Team

      April 19, 2020 at 8:33 pm
  • Edney Fernandes Reply

    Dear Sirs, for a while now I am looking for a video tutorial on how to create a dolly zoom or vertigo zoom effect. Unfortunately, I don’t find anything for videostudio. Can you point me out to the right direction?

    February 27, 2020 at 11:15 am
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Edney,

      Thank you for the suggestion! We don’t currently have a tutorial on adding a dolly zoom effect in VideoStudio, but we can give you some of the basics. Traditionally, a dolly zoom was done by adjusting the focal length on your zoom lens (the zoom part) while also moving the camera along on a dolly (the dolly part, hence ‘dolly zoom’). This can be done in post as well, although this is a great example of a practical effect that is often best when done in-camera.

      To digitally approximate a dolly zoom, start by filming in a higher resolution than you plan to use – ideally, shoot in 4k and plan to render out in 1080p. Set up the shot where you plan to use the dolly zoom so that the camera is moving steadily, and the subject stays in the centre of the shot. With the project set up for 1080p, set scale and position keyframes at the beginning of your dolly zoom effect at a partial size, say 50% of the original, and set scale and position keyframes at the end of the zoom effect with the zoom at full. The position keyframes are for adjusting the clip position so that your subject stays as close to stationary as possible – this is important to the dolly zoom’s effect. If the subject moves too much, it disrupts the illusion we are creating.

      That’s all there is to it! Use scale to simulate the zoom, camera movement similar to a dolly if you can (not essential), and position to keep your subject’s position fixed.

      Hope that helps,


      February 27, 2020 at 10:10 pm
  • Ganesan Reply

    I have recently purchased Corel VideoStudio 2019. How do I remove the shaky video? Most of my shots are from a handheld action camera

    November 24, 2019 at 7:29 am
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Ganesan,

      For reducing shaky footage, we would suggest the ProDAD Mercalli tool from the Ultimate Content Pack – it can analyze the clip and reduce the shakiness automatically.

      Discovery Center Team

      November 26, 2019 at 8:04 pm
      • Richard Reply

        I’m basically asking both “How do I properly use this filter from
        within Video Studio Ultimate 2019 Specifically.
        Also I tried to load a video clip into Video Studio Ultimate and then
        click on the Mercalli v.4
        filter which then appears to launch the filter in the upper left window
        within the V.S.U. 2019 program but the filter displays a statement over
        the middle of the filter which says I need to Click on the “Analyze
        Button” to process the video clip , however, I cannot find “ANY” such
        Analyze button ANYWHERE in any of the windows in the V.S.U. program in
        sight. So I cannot initiate the filter operation at all. I hope this is
        clear enough.
        Like I said I REALLY NEED specific instructions on HOW to USE the
        Mercalli v.4 filter. What is the sequence of events I should expect
        during the filter processing. There doesn’t seem to be any
        description/help on this filter in the program at all and I’ve searched
        on Corel’s website about the operation of this filter , with no results
        found !

        January 20, 2020 at 4:32 pm
        • Adam Reply

          Hello Richard,

          Sure! Here are the basic steps for using the Mercalli filter.

          1. Drag the filter onto the clip you wish to stabilize.

          2. Select “Options” on the right hand side, and customize filter.

          3. Once in the customize menu, adjust your smoothing, border settings, and virtual camera option.

          4. Click OK to let Mercalli analyze your clip! This is the step that catches people – the button does not say “analyze” specifically, so if you are less familiar with the proDAD suite it can be a little confusing.

          Hope this helps,

          Discovery Center Team

          January 22, 2020 at 7:11 pm
          • Nigel Johnson

            Adam, Richard’s request would be the same as mine, very well put I thought. But your reply was, as I read it as a professional Videophotographer,, left quite a bit to be desired. The video guide looks like a version from a later edition so that the Mercalli window is not the same as on the 2019 Ultimate, and your brief version of operation, especially on what to do after the “Analyzing” leaves us up in the air!
            What does “Smoothing” and “Border Settings” and “Virtual Camera” do & how should they be used?
            Maybe I missed these details in the manual, if so I apologise.

            December 16, 2020 at 6:41 am
      • David Hamilton Reply

        I have purchased the VideoStudio2020 Ultimate just for the video editing. I have written for help and they have been nice.

        On Edit Screen, FX, All and 80 plus filters appear as balloon images and sub-lettered.
        Anti-Shake is only available item. There isn’t a proDadMercalli filter here. Unless it is unlisted as the Anti-Shake filter. Clicking an accessing this filter and using the dual screen I havnt found any definite step by step instructions to properly use this tool. The stabilized fixed videos seem to have major glitches within themselves.
        I will try to figure this out but is this filter the proDadMercalli or a generic.
        Looking for the BorisGraffiti isnt there either but the titling it had seems very good.
        Any help appreciated.

        March 4, 2020 at 6:57 pm
        • Adam Reply

          Hello David,

          It sounds like you don’t have the Ultimate Collection installed! The Ultimate Collection is a separate installer from VideoStudio itself and can be found on disc 2 of a box copy, or a separate “Ultimate Content Pack” downloadable installer if you have an electronic copy.

          Discovery Center Team

          March 9, 2020 at 12:13 am
  • Marc Thomas Reply

    I’m using the 30 day trial for Video studio 2019 and many of the videos that I edit are gaming videos captured as HEVC, but the program doesn’t recognise that format. In fact, VS sees it as an audio file instead.
    I installed the Windows 10 HEVC app from the sore but that made no difference.
    I like the software, but this is a major drawback.

    August 13, 2019 at 4:09 pm
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Marc,

      What capture device or software are you using, and what are its output options? VideoStudio supports HEVC2 as both a video input and output format. We have a complete listing of supported formats on the VideoStudio System Requirements page.

      Discovery Center Team

      August 17, 2019 at 2:56 pm
  • marcos Reply

    muito bom

    May 23, 2019 at 2:07 pm
  • chabiron jean pierre Reply

    bjr y a t,il une version française pour l’acheter je desir version française autrement ne me sert a rien helas

    April 4, 2019 at 11:29 am
  • Bruce Walters Reply

    Please forward a digital manual for Video Studio 2019.
    Your Tutorial leaves something to be desired.

    April 2, 2019 at 12:57 pm

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