Review: Corel Videostudio X6 Eases Creative Video Production
Posted 03 May 2013 - 02:23 PM
BTW- Pinnacle is by no means a weak program. I still use Studio version 14 as my main app. And I'm sure this Corel program is still a quality program as well but with updated features that I'm sure includes updated codecs and other behind the scene improvements.
Posted 04 May 2013 - 06:43 PM
You’re too optimistic, what are the crash statistics? And bug report statistics?
Posted 11 May 2013 - 01:00 AM
Reducing the audio volume level on an imported clip also took some detective work. Like Share, the way to do it just wasn't obvious. Overall, the UI leaves something to be desired.
Readability suffers due to the white-on-black approach, which seems to be mandatory in all video editors today. Yeah it's really "cool," as the previous post says, but an option to switch it into "normal" mode would have been welcome.
The documentation is near-worthless, as is the norm in software today. If that weren't the case, deciphering the UI would have been much easier.
On the plus side, the program is stable and rock-solid. This cannot be taken for granted in today's "users do the QA for us" world. Because of this, and because of the overall low quality of most of the other entry level video editors I evaluated, and because I was forced to grade on the curve, I rate it highly.
This program and others in its class all tend to follow the "for cretins only" approach to UI design. Even a moderately configurable interface, which today's product management people haven't hit on yet, would make this program a standout.