In StarTools, your signal is processed (read and written) in a time-fluid way, by means of an ever changing equation for every pixel. Being able to change the past for a better future not only gives you amazing new functionality, changing the past with knowledge of the future also means a much cleaner signal. Tracking always knows how to accurately estimate the noise component in your signal, no matter how heavily modified. Unnecessary subjectivity, sub-optimal sequences and overcooking are - literally - taken out of the equation, yielding vastly better results in less time.
You are forgiven if, at first glance, you get the impression StarTools offers only the basics.
Open an image stack ("dataset"), fresh from a stacker.
You can convert everything you see to a format you find convenient. Give it a try!