VideoStudio Pro is an absolute steal for any seasoned videographer. With a boatload of features for a negligible one-time fee, it’s one of those rare tools that help you create everything from a 2-minute YouTube video to 2-hour Hollywood movie.
And unlike any other heavyweight editing software, what surprised me the most is how easy this tool is to operate. That, combined with the in-house tutorials, make it an ideal choice even for novice editors.
And finally, the price is the icing on the cake. No need to sign up for a monthly or yearly subscription or a one-off extravaganza fee.
You can get the software for just half of the price of all the other alternatives available in the market.
VideoStudio Pro Pros
#1. In spite of being packed with so many functions and high-end features, the user interface looks quite sleek and uncluttered.
The main components are the timeline, video preview area, and a toolset, which is just beside it (preview area). Overall, the interface is intuitive and easy-to-navigate.
And for further aid, you get dozens of video templates that you can use to create stunning videos in minutes. Just select a template, upload your multimedia files, preview your project, and export it to your computer or share online.
The choice is yours!
That being said, there are a plethora of built-in tutorials available for you if you’re someone like me who likes learning while also working at the same time.
#2. Often times, manipulating clips on the timeline becomes challenging for many novice editors, and the VideoStudio team understands it very well.
That’s why to solve the problem, they have introduced “Storyboard” where you can see all the different clips and images as tiles, and you can organize them just by swapping their places.
Apart from that, if there’s anything you want to change in a particular clip, you can just double-click it and alter whatever you want.
The Timeline reflects every change that you make in the Storyboard.
#3. VideoStudio Pro is one of the most advanced editing software in its series.
So, it’s not very surprising to see the cutting-edge features like Picture in Picture, Multicam editing (up to 6 cameras), advanced color correction tools, Chroma Key, Slow motion effects, and audio mixer that enables you to add stock soundtracks of the library or your personal favorite audio files from the local drives.
You can also capture your screen and add your own voice while working on a tutorial or walk-through video.
#4. Besides all the amazing attributes I mentioned above, VideoStudio Pro has also enhanced their 3D and 360° video editing capabilities.
They have introduced the whole new ‘Tiny Planet’ and ‘Rabbit Hole’ effect to give your audience a fresh perspective and added some new tools to the VR package to trim, enhance, and add titles to your 360° videos.
Above all, you can also export your project as a VR video.
#5. With H.264 and H.265 codec support, working with UHD videos is also a breeze.
You can open, edit, and export videos in 4K resolution without any snag.
#6. Once you’ve done the editing part, there are options available to post your clips directly to YouTube, Flickr, Vimeo, and Facebook.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the option to publish videos on Instagram and Twitter.
And in case, you want to play your creation on a party or your TV, you can export the entire project on a Blu-ray disc or DVD.
VideoStudio Pro Cons
#1. Being a Windows-only software is the only flaw VideoStudio Pro has.
Neither you can run the software on Mac computers, nor you can use it on your tablet or mobile phone.
VideoStudio Pro pricing plans and payment options
As I’ve already mentioned earlier, VideoStudio Pro comes for a one-time fee and is priced at $54.99 for the full version and $39.99 for those who already have the previous license but want to upgrade to the latest version.
To sweeten the deal, they are also offering 30-day money back guarantee and lets you try the app for an entire month for free.
And unlike many of its other competitors in the market, there’s no restriction on the number of features during the trial period.
They accept all the renowned credit cards, PayPal, and WireTransfer to process payments.
Do I recommend VideoStudio Pro?
If we ignore the limited device compatibility, this tool is whole and perfect in every section.
The software is user-friendly and produces videos with high-end effects that will make your eyes pop.
Plus, the super-low cost gives me another reason to bat for this tool over other alternatives available in the market.