Technique 1: Import Photos
The first step is to shoot your images according to your script. Or you can shoot on the fly if that's how you roll. :)
Next, run VideoStudio Pro X5 Ultimate and open the folder with your images.
One of the things I like about VideoStudio Pro is how flexible it is. There are several ways to bring your images into a project.
Drag straight to the timeline! It's as easy as that.
Drag to the Library. You can bring images into the library to add to the timeline individually or in groups.
Use Insert Photo for Time-lapse Strobe. Right click on the timeline and choose the command.
Choose Stop Motion in the Record/Capture Option dialog box. Click on the red record button above the timeline to open the dialog. This lets you assemble all your images into an image sequence clip that you add to your project just like a video.
Create Image Sequence clips (UIS) using the import video feature and choosing Ulead Image Sequence as the file format.
For this example, we'll use the first method. Hold down the Shift key to select all of the images and drag them to the timeline.
Technique 2 - Adjust the Frame Rate
The speed at which the images in your stop motion change (the frame rate) has a huge impact on the flow and tempo of your story. Being able to adjust the duration of each image is very important.
Select the images you what to change on the timeline. Batch-select an entire group by clicking on the first image, holding down the shift key and clicking on the last image.
Now put your cursor over group and click the right mouse button. Select "Change Photo Duration" from the menu to set the frame rate for each photo, I recommend setting the frame rate as fast as 30 pictures per second, or a value of 0:0:0:1.
This level of control over the frame rate is very precise and leaves me utterly amazed!
After you set the frame rate, press the play button below the preview window to see how your stop motion looks. Then slowly adjust it to make it just exactly right!
Technique 3 - Applying Filter Effects
Corel VideoStudio Pro X4 gives you many interesting and dramatic effects. They can be used throughout the storyline to give your movie new depth.
Here are some of the effects I especially like:
Invert - Gives the movie a strong collision effect. It can reverse the entire color scheme, resulting in greater dramatic visual impact.
Monochrome - Creates an old school or fantasy-like style to add more depth and content to the storyline.
Zoom Motion - This powerful effect is perfect for showing the impact of explosions, punches and all sorts of shockwaves. The filter direction works both from the inside out and the outside in. Try it both ways to see what looks best for you. Combine a slower frame rate with Zoom Motion for even greater impact!
Video Pan and Zoom - Personally, this is one of my favorite filters. Being able to zoom in and out and pan across the action (during an individual clip!) gives me huge power to add tension to sequences. How cool is that? Shazam!
Technique 4 - Transitions
Using transitions to move between scenes is very important and a great way to show changes in time or location.
VideoStudio Pro includes a huge range of different transition styles from subtle to bombastic to meet any need. Using transitions is simple! Just drag and drop between sequences and adjust the duration. Preview the selected transitions right away to get just what you want. How sweet!
Technique 5 - Painting Creator
I can also highly recommend VideoStudio Pro's exclusive video painting tool, the Painting Creator. Using the brushes, I can draw and paint any patterns, shapes or fills that I want and add them to my movie V an indispensible post production technique.
Painting Creator records the sequence and lets you play it back step-by-step as an overlay on your video. This is useful and powerful V a unique hand-recording feature only available in this software.
How to use: Click Painting Creator in the "Tool Options" menu. The Painting Creator workspace opens as shown below. Mix your own brush size and color. When you've got the right options, record your paint strokes by clicking Start Recording . Click Stop Recording when you're done and click OK at the lower right corner to transfer the output video to the VideoStudio Pro workspace.
Click Painting Creator in the "Tool Options" menu
Mix your own brush size and color and record your paint strokes by clicking Start Recording
Click Stop Recording when you're done and click OK at the lower right corner to transfer the output video to the VideoStudio Pro workspace
Technique 6 - Output the File
Once you've assembled all the pieces and added music, titles, transitions and special effects, you're ready to share your movie with the world. VideoStudio lets you create your movie in formats for any purpose, from the web to Smartphones and plenty in between. Output file type can be saved as WMV, MPEG or other file formats including AVI, FLV, AVCHD, HD MPEG-2 and MPEG-4.
And when you want to share online, you'll be glad to find direct create-and-go features for uploading to Vimeo, YouTube, Facebook and Flickr!