Ashampoo Movie Studio 2018 is a professional application through which you can convert images and video clips into full length videos or movies. It is a licensed tool that allows customers to enjoy its trial version for free. It is compatible with XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 editions of Windows operating system. Despite its complex functionalities, it can be used by beginners with ease. It is an ad-free tool that is safe to use on personal computers.
In order to make a video with Ashampoo Movie Studio, you have to create a new movie project or load existing one. Empty project allows you to add content manually, while the wizard simplifies the task through instructions. You have to follow pre-defined steps to create a movie. Add content from system hard disk, select theme, choose video format, add videos or music, include transitions or overlays, select video resolution, choose suitable quality and enter output file size to complete the project.
The software provides a large variety of effects through which you can enhance the look and quality of movie productions. Background music should be according to the added content to emphasize on video. Transitions help you move forward from one object to another in a sophisticated manner. Overlays are useful when you want to overlap objects or add text and caption. Many background themes are also available to ensure enhanced quality of movies.
The application offers multiple functions, and file conversion is one of them. You can add input movie files with formats of AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MOV, MP4, TS, VOB, ASX, M2V, MPA, WMA and many more. Output videos can be obtained only in MPG, WMV or AVI formats with HD, DVD, TV or Mobile screen resolution quality. Converted files with high resolution occupy large space in hard disk, whereas the low quality projects have lesser size and can be stored at specified locations.
Ashampoo Movie Studio possesses a unique interface where files can be added with drag and drop function. You can create a new movie, load projects, cut commercials or convert files. Time bar helps you adjust the length of video and add content on the basis of duration. You can adjust volume, play or stop video, rewind or forward, delete items, split video, cut or crop useless parts and manage effects such as brightness, contrast, gamma, saturation and sharpness.
A few settings of the software can be modified to accommodate your preferences. You can clean cached video items data to improve performance. Autosave function can be enabled with specific intervals to avoid data loss. Automatic video previews can be enabled to get an insight of finalized content.