VideoPad Video Editor review: A great starter kit for up-and-coming social media stars


VideoPad Video Editor is an affordable, entry-level video editing application that's particularly powerful for creators who want to publish their videos to YouTube or Facebook. It's easy to use, and it makes the workflow of social publishing much easier than it is in some other apps. The social publishing features include, for example, the ability to easily fill out all the metadata (description, title, tags, and so on) for your YouTube video and upload it directly from the application, ready to go, without even touching YouTube's web publishing tools. Videopad has all the basic home editing features, though it doesn't have the machine learning, facial recognition, and other cutting-edge technologies you see in some more expensive programs. Speaking of the price there's a free version, but it has some critical limitations.

Corel VideoStudio Pro X10.5 review: A versatile and elegant video editor


Corel VideoStudio Pro X10.5 (formerly Ulead VideoStudio) combines an elegant and professional-feeling interface with high-end specialty features like 3D and 4K Ultra HD, making it one of the most satisfying and versatile consumer-level video editors on the market. The user interface is dark and slick, and it looks much more modern than many competing products that still rest on older Windows aesthetics. Better still, VideoStudio is highly customizable, allowing you to move interface elements around at your leisure. It's not as robust in this regard as a professional suite, of course, but it doesn't need to be. Go there for details on competing products and buying advice.



However, a new algorithm from researchers at Stanford and Adobe has shown it's pretty damn good at video dialogue editing, something that requires artistry, skill and considerable time. For instance, many scenes start with a wide "establishing" shot so that the viewer knows where they are. You can also use leisurely or fast pacing, emphasize a certain character, intensify emotions or keep shot types (like wide or closeup) consistent. In an example shown (below), the team selected "start wide" to establish the scene, "avoid jump cuts" for a cinematic (non-YouTube) style, "emphasize character" ("Stacey") and use a faster-paced performance.

VIDEO: Former Sun editor 'duped' over Hillsborough

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The former editor of The Sun, Kelvin MacKenzie, has told the BBC's Richard Lister he was "completely duped" over the facts about the Hillsborough disaster. In 1989, when he was editor of the newspaper, The Sun's front page accused Liverpool fans of being drunk and abusive as the tragedy unfolded. An inquest jury has found the 96 fans who died were unlawfully killed and pinpointed police failures before and after the 1989 FA Cup semi-final.

Adobe is training AI to be a better photo and video editor than you

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This demo is geared toward illustrators and designers who want to fit a lot of objects into a specific shape. It's a narrow use case, but the animation that happens roughly two-minutes into the video of cats forming the letter A is mesmerizing and worth watching even if you can't draw more than a stick figure.