The new version of the software adds stereoscopic-3D-video-editing capabilities to a powerful, albeit somewhat complicated, application. You can edit native 3D content from a 3D camcorder such as the Sony HDR-TD10 , for example, or you can create 3D video from 2D content somewhat effectively ; Sony includes a pair of paper anaglyph 3D glasses in the software box. For 2D footage, I found that the conversion was most effective for simple effects like adding 3D titles. You can also export to YouTube's 3D format. When you use the app's new Make Movie feature, the software automatically recognizes that you have 3D content to upload to YouTube and you need only enter your YouTube user name, password, and the usual title, description, and tags for it to upload directly to your account. The system requirements for 3D editing are the same as the ones for HD editing--Sony recommends a multicore CPU or multiprocessor system.
Existing users needn't rush to upgrade, but Sony's low-cost video editor still dominates for its precision and sheer speed of use Advertisement http: The reason for its success hasn't really changed in its year history: That keeps the focus on creativity rather than technical decisions or staring wearily at shuddering previews or hourglass cursors. Movie Studio HD Platinum 10 has seen off its rivals to remain our favourite consumer video-editing software for the past year, so it shouldn't be too much of a struggle for version 11 to retain pole position. However, with a major update to Adobe Premiere Elements just around the corner, does Movie Studio Platinum 11 do enough to stay one step ahead? There's a new effect with a Horizontal Offset slider, which adjusts the left- and right-eye images to bring a clip, text object or other media into or out of the screen. It's also possible to create fully fledged 3D Blu-ray discs — a first for consumer editing packages. These discs lack menus, though, and some will be frustrated by its lack European compatibility. So if you have a Panasonic 3D-capable camcorder which do not support 24p , you'll need to mess with the frame rate of your video to master 3D Blu-ray discs.