If you are into video editing, you will probably heard of the Magix Movie Edit Pro software as it has been around for quite some long time. At its 18th version, the Movie Edit Pro software is now a mature, and more powerful movie editing tool than before. We have a chance to play around with the Movie Edit Pro 18 MX Plus and we are really impressed. The following is our review of the product and at the end, we are also going to give away 10 copies of Magix Movie Edit Pro Plus. Stay tuned and read on.
If you are a first-time user of Magix Movie Edit Pro software (or any other video editing software), then you have to be prepared for a steep learning curve. Much as I like to say that it is intuitive and easy to use, it is not. There are just too many buttons, effects, settings and options that make it too confusing for a first time user. On a positive side, it also means that there are just too many features waiting for you to explore.
To get started, you will have to create a new project and import in your video clip(s). You can add the clips either from your local hard disk or external SD cards. There is also an option to connect your AVHCD, HDV camera, DV Camera, and even TV video input to your computer and have Movie Edit Pro record the video from it. Yes, if you have a 3D video, you can import it in and edit it in Movie Edit Pro too.
Once you have loaded the movie, you can start to arrange the clips by dragging and dropping the scene to their respective order and double click on any scene to add effects. As mentioned above, there are just too many transitions, effects and items that you can add to your movie, so you will have to slowly sort through the list to find the effect you want.
Features and Effects
There are more than 1000 effects, music clips and title templates that you can use in this software. One thing that I like about the Preview pane is that everytime you apply an effect, it will show up real-time so you can see the changes and make the necessary adjustment accordingly. Other features also include the ability to split, trim, crop, divide and stabilize scenes. This version also allows you to insert more tracks (99 tracks for picture and sound), complete color correction, movie templates and professional dubbing. If you are into green screen and chroma-keys, they are available as well.
Another useful feature is the multiCam editing (with 2 cameras) that allows you to shoot the same video with two different cameras and edit them in a single project. This is usually used by the pros to combine same scene of the video take from different prespective.
Supported Input and Output Formats
Magix Movie Edit Pro supports a whole wide range of video format, including AVI, DV-AVI, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MTS, M2TS, MXV, MJPEG, QuickTime, WMV(HD) and MKV, and it can supports full HD up to 1080p as well as recording taken at 50fps.
As for the output, you can either upload your finished project to Youtube, Facebook or Vimeo, or even burn it into DVD (with custom menu design and professional templates) and Blu-ray Discs.
Magix Movie Edit Pro Plus is available for $99.99.
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