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OK, not the solution I'm searching for, though
on November 20, 2012
This is a decent program, and it handles a wide range of input files, outputting them to a variety of different formats. I am going to keep looking though, for the perfect program for me. My main complaints with this one were the extremely slow rendering speeds. It takes hours to process a video. I also did not care for the preset DVD menu templates. I was unable to create a custom menu, using, say, a background photo that I wanted. I could inset the background photo, but unfortunately, the program only lets you select pre-formatted menu templates, which include embedded movie images in your menu, which cannot be deleted.
I did find it pretty easy to edit out portions of a video clip. A couple snips where you want to cut, and you can delete segments of your video with ease. I also have to give kudos to Corel for having a lengthy .pdf users manual available for download online. The manual is ok, but the descriptions are pretty weak, and it uses lots of terminology that the writers assume you know, but which is not self-evident. For example, it will use the names of menus, which are not labeled on-screen, so you are not sure what menu the manual is talking about.
My laptop barely met the system requirements, and in fact, came in a bit under. So another recommendation would be to take very seriously the sytem requirements. The program worked for me, but it loaded very slowly, and crashed sometimes. You need a fast, new system to run this.
All in all, a solid program, but I know there are better ones out there.