- Slow editing interface.
- No HEVC, WMV, or 360 video support.
- No media tagging.
- No PiP, chroma key, or motion tracking.
- Can’t adjust video-clip audio.Lacks keyframing and advanced color tools.
You’re limited to 27 2D transitions—vastly less than the hundreds you get with products like Pinnacle Studio ($4.08 Per Month at CyberLink) or PowerDirector. Luckily, Movie Studio includes the popular Fade, White Out, and Black Out transitions. You can drag a transition from the source panel to the timeline, where the target turns green in areas between clips, where you’re allowed to drop them. Right-clicking on a transition’s timeline entry (transitions get a separate track of their own) offers choices to set the transition duration, but when I did this, the duration reverted to the preset time.
There are an even 100 text styles you can add to your video in the dedicated text track. Text is not WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get); instead, you enter it into an editing panel. You can change to any font on your system, and set the size, color, opacity, position, and whether or not you want a Fade-in effect. No animated text effects, but it’s a start.
Another text option is Intros + Credits, but these are full clips that go in the main video track. There are 62 of these, and they’re themed for things like Vacation, Action, News, Birthday, and Chocolate. Of course you can customize these with their own text, but they don’t overlay your own video.
There are just ten options in the Video Effects panel, consisting of things like color adjustment, sharpen, TV frame, Nightvision and Water. It’s a far cry from the hundreds of effects possible with more-pro-level software. Effects go in their own timeline track, and offer no adjustments aside from duration. Despite all those limitations, they’re still fairly effective.
For some basic editing effects, double-click on a clip in the timeline, and you can adjust sliders for brightness, contrast, gamma, saturation, sharpening, and speed. Yes, you can slow the playback by up to 50 percent and speed it up to 200 percent. I appreciate that the program lets you easily rotate a clip by 90 or 180 degrees—some sources show up upside-down in video software, which sometimes makes flipping it harder than it should be.
Now for the long list of effects you don’t get with Ashampoo Video Optimizer Pro 18.104.22.168 (x64) Crack Movie Studio Pro: Picture in picture, green-screen (aka Chroma Key), overlays, motion tracking, stabilization, multicam, and freeze-frame. Nor is there any concept of keyframing in the program, so you can’t have an effect ease in and out at precise moments.
This feature disappointed me in testing, since I had been under the impression that it worked automatically. Instead, it gives you tools to remove sections of a video that you identify as commercials. You mark each commercial with an Add Cut button, and when you’re done, you hit Remove Portions. Then you simply choose an output format and export.
Audio and Soundtrack
The program includes over 200 sampled sounds to add to your movie, from Alpaca to Zombie. Music and sound effects both live in the Audio panel, and you add both to a dedicated timeline track. As with effects, you can only adjust the duration of an audio element—not even its volume.
If you right-click on a video clip in your track, you get an equalizer along with presets like Singing, Hall, and Hip Hop. You can’t split the audio from a video clip or add echo or remove noise, as you can in Corel VideoStudio ($4.08 Per Month at CyberLink) .
I tested Ashampoo Video Optimizer Pro (x64) Crack using an Asus Zen AiO Pro Z240IC running 64-bit Windows 10 Home and sporting a 4K display, 16GB RAM, a quad-core Intel Core i7-6700T CPU, and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M discrete graphics card. 4K video previewed slowly; it’s not clear that the software has no proxy file capability, but it does have Intel and Nvidia graphics hardware acceleration.
Ashampoo Video Optimizer Pro (x64) Crack took 5:34 (min:sec) on my video rendering test. That’s significantly slower than the rest of the contenders. Keep in mind, however, that Ashampoo doesn’t include all of the equivalent transitions used in the other tests, such as 3D cube spin and page curl.
Like many a video application, including big names like Apple Final Cut Pro, Ashampoo Video Optimizer Pro (x64), Crack Movie Studio Pro is not immune to unexpected program shutdowns. Unfortunately, unlike Pinnacle Studio, it doesn’t recover your work once you restart the software; it reverts you project to the last saved version. In its favor, the program only crashed once in my testing over a few days—a lot better than some.
If you just want an inexpensive way to join and trim video clips, add text, transitions, and a few effects to your videos, Ashampoo Video Optimizer Pro 22.214.171.124 (x64) Crack may do the trick. Unfortunately, it’s very slow and lacks some in-demand tools and adjustments.