Can you Picture Yourself Making Creative Movies? New Book from Course Technology PTR Provides a Step-by-Step Guide to Mastering Corel® VideoStudio® Pro X4

BOSTON, MA – May 19, 2011 – Course Technology PTR, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of professional, technical and reference materials, today announced the availability of Picture Yourself Making Creative Movies with Corel VideoStudio Pro X4, the first and only step-by-step guide available for those interested in learning to create digital movies and DVDs using Corel® VideoStudio® Pro X4. As the latest addition to the Picture Yourself series, this new book provides videographers with the information necessary to help create optimal digital movies using Corel VideoStudio Pro X4.

Written for all experience levels, from home video makers to professionals, Picture Yourself Making Creative Movies with Corel VideoStudio Pro X4 provides detailed and thorough instruction on how to create and edit professional-looking videos. The book features hands-on instruction accompanied by a companion website with full-color screenshots and downloadable video clips. Readers will explore all aspects of the software, from adding title and audio effects and experimenting with filters, to stop-motion animation techniques and other advanced features, as well as how to import and export to various devices so that users can easily share their videos with others.

Picture Yourself Making Creative Movies with Corel VideoStudio Pro X4 is currently the only book on the market that covers the newest version of Corel VideoStudio Pro,” said author Marc Bech. “This new book walks users through all aspects of Corel VideoStudio Pro X4, giving readers the unique opportunity to learn how to create their own movies on this powerful new software through an easy to understand, user-friendly and fun format. Professional-grade, high-definition movies no longer have to be reserved strictly for the experts, as users will now have the ability to personally create, edit, render and share their video creations more easily than ever.”

The advanced new software covered in the book, Corel VideoStudio Pro X4, gives users a creative and easy way to create their own unique video footage. It helps users to quickly load, organize and trim standard definition (SD) or high definition (HD) video clips and allows for creativity with available effects, music, titles, transitions and more. Corel VideoStudio Pro X4 is now optimized for the latest hardware from Intel® and AMD, to let users see results on screen faster than ever.

“We believe that VideoStudio Pro X4 is a big step forward in making video editing easier and more fun, regardless of your experience,” said Greg Wood, senior product marketing manager, VideoStudio at Corel Corporation. “The VideoStudio team wants to help our users reach their creative potential by giving them powerful tools that are easy and fun to use. Marc’s thorough book is a wonderful reference and a great complement to the kind of help and tutorials we provide with the product. The two combined will give users the confidence and skills to create their own movies.”

Picture Yourself Making Creative Movies with Corel VideoStudio Pro X4 is the third Corel book in the Picture Yourself series, and is among a number of other Corel books on graphic design and photo and video editing products from Course Technology PTR. For more information on this or any other product from Course Technology PTR, please visit"> or">

About the Author
Marc Bech has over 20 years experience with Multimedia, Graphics and E-Learning Software companies with such powerhouses as Macromedia, Adobe Systems, Enspire Learning and Corel Corp. His specialty is showing off the power and creativity of software through training, tradeshow and webinar demonstrations, written and on-line video tutorials and now through a how-to book.

About Cengage Learning and Course Technology PTR
Cengage Learning is a leading provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. Course Technology PTR (Professional – Technical – Reference) was formed in 2001 as the retail division of Course Technology. The Course Technology PTR imprint provides learning solutions for hobbyists and professionals interested in learning more about digital photography, business, music technology, game development, animation, graphic design, programming, certification and a variety of other how-to and technology topics. For more information please visit"> or">


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