Before we start please note the system requirements:
First thing you notice is the new boot screenSystem Requirements
For general and Proxy HDV Editing
¡P Intel® Pentium® 4 or higher
¡P Microsoft® Windows® XP SP2 Home Edition/Professional, Windows® XP Media Center Edition, Windows® XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows® Vista
¡P 512 MB of RAM or higher (1 GB of RAM may be recommended depending on the video capture device used)
¡P 1 GB of available hard disk space for program installation
¡P Windows-compatible sound card (multi-channel sound card for surround sound support recommended)
¡P Windows-compatible CD-ROM for installation
Non-Proxy HDV editing
¡P Intel® Pentium® 4 3.0 GHz or higher with Hyper-Threading technology
¡P Microsoft® Windows® XP (Service Pack2 for HDV camcorder support recommended)
¡P 1 GB of RAM (2GB or more recommended)
¡P 16X PCI ExpressTM display adapter
Input/Output Device Support
¡P 1394 FireWire cards for use with DV/D8/HDV*/AVCHD* camcorders
¡P Support for OHCI Compliant IEEE-1394 and 1394 Adaptec 8940/ 8945
¡P Analog capture cards for analog camcorders (VFW & WDM support for XP and BDA support for Vista)
¡P Analog and Digital TV capture device (BDA support)
¡P USB capture devices, PC cameras, and DVD/hard drive camcorders
¡P Windows® compatible HD DVD, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, DVD-RAM or CD-R/RW drive
¡P Apple iPod with video*, Sony PSP*, WMV Pocket PC, WMV Smartphone, Nokia Mobile phone, Microsoft Zune
* Plus version
In the DV-to-DVD Wizard, if you plan to capture and burn an hour of DV tape, it is recommended that you have at least 20GB of available hard drive space.
The usual options for
DV-DVD wizard are there
Plus the 16.9 format box.
The user interface appears very similar to VS10+ with options to select from 4 available layouts.
The same Easy 7 Steps appear across the top of the screen
One major improvement to the display is the overlay tracks
The normal view is the one we have now grown used to with VideoStudio 10+
But now a button has been added to the interface that enables you to see all of the overlay tracks at once
New to Version 11 is the ability to cut clips on overlay tracks
The Library Manager retains its familiar look
Popular questions with the release of a new product is
"What samples, filters and so on do I get"
Here is a quick look through the library manager.
Note the new "My Favourites Folder"
When you right click a transition you have an option to add that transition to your "My Favourites" folder.
Auto Insert Transitions
A favourite question amongst forum members relates to the number of album transitions.
Smartsound "New Standard" Library:
When I selected the Capture Tab it instantly recognised my Hauppauge PVR 350 PCI TV Card. I did not have to set up the channels it appears to have set it up by itself. I could not get the Hauppauge card to work with VS10+ though it did with VS9 so it seems whatever went wrong in 10+ has been rectified.
The following options are on the capture tab
The following options are on the share tab
The following templates have been set up on the Create Video File Button.
When creating a sound file the following formats are available:
You also get an Extra content pack: