posted on August 15, 2017 08:00
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The developers at Corel may not have had a lot of vacation time this summer. Pinnacle Studio 21 has just been released and there are plenty of new stuff.
The first thing that is obvious is that the splashscreen is less sexy than the one of Pinnacle Studio 20!
Is this a bad sign? Let see it.
As usual now, the software is proposed in three versions : PS21 $59.95 ($49.95 if upgrade), PS21 Plus $99.95 ($69.95 if upgrade) and PS21 Ultimate $129.95 ($89.95 if upgrade).
What strikes right at the first opening of Studio 21 is a restyling of the user interface.
Library categories are displayed as icons even when the library is collapsed:
The preview window can now be placed to the right or left with this button:
Astonishing, the different parts that make up the user interface are now dockable. You can detach them and place them where you want. It is a treat if you have several monitors. To detach a window click on this button:
There is no longer an Organize tab. This gave access to the complete library. Instead a Library button at the top left. Next is a button Editor on which I will return a little later:
Do not look for the Authoring tab, it is no longer displayed by default. To make it visible and access all the legacy authoring functions of Studio it is necessary to turn it on / off in the Control Panel:
The Export and Import tabs were also given a kick:
Do not double-click a video to open the effects editor. A new effects editor has been added. This editor has a completely new interface to manage keyframes much more easily:
Pan & zoom was also reviewed. The preview window is more user-friendly:
I already told you that the developers had not time to ease off ?
New time remapping feature. In a keyframe-based interface, dynamically accelerate or slow down your videos :
In the add-ons section we now find Paint effects which will allow you to give a striped aspect to your videos :
But also NewBlue Video Essentials 5 with the effects Alpha processor, Background generator, Color fixer pro, Old TV, Contour, Progressive strecth, Selective color, Selective focus and Selective tint.
Appearance on the timeline of a new color matching icon :
Select up to 6 clips on the timeline and launch this tool. A window will open with the possibility of choosing a reference clip and a target clip. The general colorimetry of the target clip will be based on that of the reference clip :
Take not that in Export, mp4 and mts allow a bitrate up to 100 Mbps. Cela va ravir les pocesseurs de caméscopes 4K modernes :
A wide-angle lens correction tool is now available :
Create a morphing between two videos with the Morphing transition that is in 2D Transitions. Insert it on the timeline, edit it and a node-based editor lets you play with morphing:
Last but not least, click this new button :
You access a 3D titler with management of lights, camera, textures, ...
Note that the installation of a first patch will be offered. This patch is only for boxed versions. If you downloaded the software, you got a version "already patched". Your version should be 18.104.22.168 for 64bits and 22.214.171.12484 for 32bits.
One last information: The End User License Agreement that you must accept to install Studio 21 specifies that you have the right to do so only on one PC. It's been like that for a very long time, but nothing has ever stopped anyone from contravening this restriction.
This year, Corel decided to tighten the tone. If you install the software on several PCs you will have this type of warning message:
You can no longer say that you was unaware of it!
A promo video from Corel :