Corel VideoStudio Pro User Guide
Using Split by Scene
Use the Split by Scene feature in the Edit workspace to detect different
scenes in a video file and automatically break it down into several clip
The way Corel VideoStudio Pro detects scenes depends on the type of
video file. In a captured DV AVI file, scenes can be detected in two
• DV Recording Time Scan detects scenes according to their
shooting date and time.
• Frame Content detects content changes, such as motion change,
camera shifting, brightness change, etc., and splits them into
In an MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 file, scenes can only be detected based on
content changes (i.e., by Frame Content).
To use Split by Scene on a DV AVI or MPEG file
In the Edit workspace, select a captured DV AVI file or an MPEG
file on the Timeline.
Click Options and click the Split by Scene button
Options panel. This will open the Scenes dialog box.
Choose your preferred scan method (DV Recording Time Scan or
Click Options. In the Scene Scanning Sensitivity dialog box, drag
the slider to set the Sensitivity level. A higher value means more
precision in the scene detection.
Click Scan. Corel VideoStudio Pro then scans through the video
file and lists all the detected scenes.
You may merge some of the detected scenes into a single clip.