Ashampoo Movie Studio 2 2.0.15

Ashampoo Movie Studio 2 2.0.15

Reviewed by Sam Kenwick

"Create, cut and convert videos"

Overview:

Many people take home movies of their family and friends, but not everyone knows how to edit the movie so it comes out perfect. The Ashampoo Movie Studio allows home movie buffs to edit, convert, cut, and produce home movies so they have a lasting keepsake of their most precious moments. For example, if you wanted to remove a certain segment of a home movie because it was boring, you can do that easily with Ashampoo Movie Studio. The intuitive step-by-step interface guides you through the whole movie process. You don't have to be a professional to work with this program at all, and its easy enough for nearly everyone to use. 

Ashampoo Movie Studio makes it easy to achieve professional results without any "learning curve" involved. 

Installation:

Installation of this software can take a few minutes because the download file size is over 150 megabytes. Just be patient with it and it will complete in due time. After installation, when you start the program for the first time, you'll be prompted for a license key. You can get a 30 day trial version license key for free by registering with the Ashampoo site. 

This software is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8. You'll also be needing Windows Media Player 10 or higher, and have the Microsoft .NET framework installed as well. 

As far as hardware requirements are concerned, you'll be needing a 1.8 GHz processor, at least 2 GB of RAM, 230 MB of free hard disk space for installation (as well as 5 GB free hard disk space for temp files), a Direct X 9 or above video card, and a minimum of 1280 X 1024 screen resolution. 

Interface:

The interface of the program makes it easy to navigate and understand how it works. From the main splash page, you can choose to Create Movie, Open Project, Cut Commercials, and Convert Files. The Cut Commercials option makes it really easy to remove segments of a file, keep the good parts, and get rid of the parts you don't want. The included Theme Wizard makes it easy for you to start a movie from an existing file and edit it all the way through. 

The Ashampoo interface is visually attractive with a light and dark grey color scheme. It makes it really easy to work with for long periods at once. 

Pros:

With this movie software, you can add video effects, transitions, opening and closing credit captions, customizable text overlays, custom backgrounds, and much more. There's a lot you can accomplish with this program to give your movies a custom look and feel. Also, with the 30 day trial period, the software is fully functional with no missing features. This will make the decision process an easy one on whether or not to upgrade to the full version. 

Cons:

  • This software has hardware requirements that are kind of "beefy"
  • Support for additional video codecs would be a major plus

Alternatives

Magix Movie Edit Pro - This is a top notch alternative to the Ashampoo Movie Studio. It has tons of features that make it fun and beneficial to work with. It has a modern and highly flexible user interface that does smooth editing with super fast file load times. And with hundreds of built in effects you can apply to your home movie creations, you can really let your creativity take off. 

Sony Movie Studio - Sony has been one of the major players in electronics and software in recent years. The Sony Movie Studio has achieved high marks with their user base for being one of the most full featured and easy to work with movie studio software packages out there. Even beginners will find that they can make professional looking movies without having to be an expert in movie editing. 

Conclusion:

The Ashampoo Movie Studio is a real step up from movie studio software of the past. With this software, there's tons of effects bundled with it, giving you the ability to create custom home movies that shine with exceptional beauty. And you don't have to be a movie editing expert to accomplish amazing results. Simply load up your home movie into the editor and see what you can do. The way your movies turn out will truly amaze you, especially with the ability to adjust brightness and contrast, add sound effects, add captions, and much more. All in all, we think this software is definitely worth the affordable asking price.

Requirements: Processor: Windows® 10, Windows® 8 / 8.1, Windows® 7 Software: Windows Media Player 10 .NET …

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested Ashampoo Movie Studio 2 on 5 Aug 2019 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avast:

    Clean
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • McAfee:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
Ashampoo Movie Studio 2 Antivirus Report
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