Ulead Systems, Inc. has announced it has started shipping Ulead MediaStudio Pro 8, the latest version of Ulead's professional video editing software. The new release offers a professional, yet easy-to-use, approach to video editing designed for video enthusiasts, newly-professional video editors, documentary filmmakers, wedding/event videographers ,and media producers in corporate and education.
The new release incorporates a wide range of enhancements. Smart Compositor is a unique, all-new tool for quickly creating professional composited opening sequences or segues. Other new features include a new single-track editing interface, Smart Proxy mode for efficient HDV editing, advanced color correction, and 5.1 Surround audio editing.
Many of the new features in MediaStudio Pro 8 have their roots in user feedback and "wish lists" from user forum participants, according to Ulead. A preview beta version of MediaStudio Pro 8 was released to the public three weeks before shipping. Pricing, Availabili
ty The box and electronic download versions of MediaStudio Pro 8 are available at $399.99 through retail channels and Ulead Web sites. Current MediaStudio Pro users can upgrade for $249.99, and users of VideoStudio and DVD Workshop can upgrade for $299.99, also from Ulead Web sites.