What’s New in VideoStudio 2020

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What’s New in VideoStudio 2020

VideoStudio 2020 adds new editing tools and creative content, plus editing shortcuts and enhancements that streamline your workflow, bringing you a smarter, more creative editing experience from import to export.

Explore the new creative features and workflow enhancements that make VideoStudio 2020 our most intuitive release to date! Access a wide selection of new, modern titles, video backgrounds, textures, animated graphics, LUT profiles, sound effects, and more for drag-and-drop editing made simple. Plus, work smarter with an updated library structure and new tools to streamline your editing workflow. Turn your memories into movies and surprise yourself with the videos you can produce in VideoStudio 2020.

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  • 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
      • 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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