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Picture Yourself Making Creative Movies with Corel® VideoStudio Pro™ X4

Book Description

This step-by-step, how-to book is perfect for both home video makers and professionals who want to learn how to create basic to advanced digital movies and DVDs using Corel VideoStudio Pro X4. Whether readers are new to video editing, new to VideoStudio or switching to VideoStudio from another editor, this easy-to-use, fun, book will walk them through all the steps necessary to create and edit professional looking video to enjoy and share.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Acknowledgments
  3. About the Author
  4. Introduction
    1. What You’ll Need
    2. How This Book Is Organized
    3. Companion Website Downloads
  5. Videography Basics
    1. What Kind of Video Camera Is Good Enough?
    2. What Kind of Media and Features Can I Include in My Movies?
    3. How to Get the Best Results Before You Edit
    4. Getting Your Video Clips onto Your Computer
    5. Backing Up Your Video Clips
    6. Comparing Video File Formats
    7. Quick Review
  6. Getting Started
    1. The History of VideoStudio
    2. Getting the Book’s Lesson Files
    3. Rules to Live By
    4. Installing VideoStudio Pro X4
    5. Launching VideoStudio Pro X4
    6. The Corel Guide, Additional Content, and Help
    7. Quick Review
  7. Introduction to VideoStudio Pro X4
    1. VideoStudio Moviemaking Terminology
    2. Touring the VSX4 Workspace
    3. Customizing Your Workspace
    4. Steps 1, 2, and 3—Capture, Edit, and Share
    5. Content Libraries
    6. The Preview Panel
    7. Multi-Track Timeline
    8. Saving Your Movie
    9. Quick Review
  8. Building a Video 101
    1. Setting Up Project Properties
    2. Adding New Content
    3. Editing Video Clips
    4. Using Still Images
    5. Quick Review
  9. Video by Numbers with Instant Project
    1. Setting Up an Instant Project
    2. Creating a Custom Slideshow with an Instant Project
    3. Creating a Custom Movie with an Instant Project
    4. Reusing Your Custom Instant Project
    5. Quick Review
  10. Making Some Noise with Audio
    1. Managing Audio Tracks
    2. Adding Audio
    3. Editing Audio in the Main Timeline View
    4. Editing Audio in the Sound Mixer
    5. Applying Audio Filters
    6. Exporting Audio-Only Files
    7. Quick Review
  11. Keeping It Unique with Video Effects
    1. Adding Transitions
    2. Adding Overlays (Picture-In-Picture)
    3. Pan & Zoom Effects
    4. Adding Embellishments
    5. Applying a Chroma Key Effect
    6. Applying a Mask Effect
    7. Quick Review
  12. Chemistry Experiments with Video Filters
    1. Using Key Frames
    2. AutoSketch Filter
    3. Lensflare Filter
    4. Picture-In-Picture Filter
    5. Old Film Filter
    6. Applying Multiple Filters
    7. Quick Review
  13. Making Statements with Titles
    1. Title Rules
    2. Creating a Single Title
    3. Creating Multiple Titles
    4. Customizing Your Own Titles
    5. Adding Title Effects
    6. Using Sample Titles
    7. Using Titles in Overlay Tracks
    8. Creating a Star Wars-type Title
    9. Creating and Using Subtitles
    10. Quick Review
  14. Getting Your Monet on with the Painting Creator
    1. What Is the Painting Creator?
    2. Setup for Using the Painting Creator
    3. Creating and Applying Painting Creations
    4. Quick Review
  15. Stop-Motion Animation and Time-Lapse Photography
    1. What Is Time-Lapse Photography?
    2. Creating a Time-Lapse Effect
    3. Creating a Strobe Effect from a Time-Lapse Sequence
    4. Creating a Strobe Effect from an Existing Video
    5. What Is Stop-Motion Animation?
    6. Stop Motion in VSX4
    7. Conclusion
    8. Quick Review
  16. Advanced Features
    1. Creating a Custom Mask Frame
    2. Creating a Time-Lapse Effect
    3. Saving Time with Batch Convert
    4. Creating a Smart Package
    5. The Smart Proxy Manager
    6. Using the Movie Template Manager
    7. Creating a Movie Screen Saver
    8. Adding and Managing Chapters
    9. Adding and Managing Cue Points
    10. Quick Review
  17. Sharing Your Videos
    1. Finishing Your Movie
    2. Creating a Time-Lapse Effect
    3. Creating a Video File
    4. Creating a Video File of a Portion of the Project
    5. Using the MPEG Optimizer
    6. Creating a Sound File
    7. Creating a Disc
    8. Exporting to a Mobile Device
    9. Project Playback
    10. DV and HDV Recordings
    11. Uploading to the Web
    12. Exporting to 3D
    13. Quick Review
  18. Creating a Standard DVD
    1. What Are Your DVD Options?
    2. Adding DVD Media
    3. DVD Menu & Preview
    4. DVD Output
    5. Quick Review
  19. Creating an HD DVD
    1. AVCHD Explained
    2. Blu-ray Explained
    3. Creating an AVCHD Disc
    4. Choosing a Blu-ray File Type
    5. Creating a Blu-ray Disc
    6. Creating a Blu-ray-J Disc
    7. Quick Review
  20. The DV-to-DVD Wizard
    1. Deciding When to Use the DV-to-DVD Wizard
    2. Connecting Your Video Source
    3. Scanning Your Content
    4. Choosing Which Content to Use
    5. Formatting Your DVD
    6. Burning Your DVD
    7. Quick Review
  21. VSX4 Keyboard Shortcuts
    1. Menu Command Shortcuts
    2. Step Panel Shortcuts
    3. Navigation Panel Shortcuts
    4. Timeline Shortcuts
    5. Multi-Trim Video Shortcuts
    6. Layout Settings Shortcuts
    7. Other Shortcuts
  22. Exploring Useful Websites
    1. VideoStudio
    2. Corel’s PaintShop Photo Pro
    3. General Videography Knowledge and Tools
  23. Index