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Magix Movie Edit Pro


MAGIX Movie Edit Pro sets new standards. Based on the successful previous versions, we have optimized the program to make it the best Movie Edit Pro ever! Now it's even easier to transform your recordings into exciting theater-quality films with impressive special effects including background music and animated DVD menus. MAGIX Movie Edit Pro Plus is the world's first 3D video editing program. Edit your videos as usual in 2D, create breathtaking 3D movies that captivate your audience, and experience the 4th dimension of video editing: speed! With the fastest MAGIX Movie Edit Pro of all time, you will get perfect results in a flash. Premium Package costs $130.

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  Latest version

2016 (September 26, 2015)

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Version 2016


Right in the middle of the action Perfectly arranged from every angle: Movie Edit Pro 2016 Premium is the first editing program to support 360° editing for videos made with panorama cameras. Never lose track of anything Improved object tracking lets you follow objects even more precisely. Pin text to objects, place black rectangles in front of faces and blur out license plates. Even more action Take advantage of automatic video editing, 25 customizable templates and effects made specifically for action-packed footage. Configurable effect transitions 20 extraordinary transitions, including blur features. Watch video Modern title templates Brand new templates sorted according to opening/closing credits, subtitles and captions. Beat-based video editing Edit your videos to fit the beat of the music. Watch video Support for the latest cameras Compatible with new video formats, such as HEVC** and XAVC S. H.264 hardware acceleration Enjoy faster import and smooth playback. New snap markers Trimming, moving and synchronizing objects is now even easier.

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Version 2015
New in this version:

Red Giant Retrograde
Give your videos an authentic 8mm or 16mm film look! Choose from a large selection of adjustable presets – created from original Kodak film scans!

Red Giant Chromatic Glow
It doesn't matter if you're working with individual texts or entire surfaces: Colorful lighting accents make every video a special highlight!
Brilliant videos guaranteed.

Red Giant Knoll Light Factory
Hollywood's number one for light reflections now available exclusively in Movie Edit Pro. All effects have been personally designed by ILM Visual Effects Supervisor John Knoll.

Redesigned user interface
Premium video editing deserves a
Premium design: Movie Edit Pro's interface has been completely redesigned to meet the high demands of our customers.

Native 64-bit support
The fast lane for Premium video editing: Thanks to 64-bit support, Movie Edit Pro 2015 Premium now uses the full potential of your PC's memory and processor.

The plus in Premium: Titler plug-in
The NewBlue Titler EX is perfect for creating dynamic Hollywood-style titles, captions and rolling credits directly in Movie Edit Pro 2015 Premium.

Automatic fisheye correction
With Movie Edit Pro 2015 Premium you can automatically correct all optical distortions in your videos and photos from any action cam or video camera.

Multicam editing: For 4 cameras
Edit recordings from up to four cameras at the same time in Movie Edit Pro 2015 Premium. All videos are automatically synced according to your audio tracks.

Practical movie wizard
Raise the curtains on your videos:
The movie wizard gives your videos a cinema quality look – animated templates for birthdays, weddings and other events.

WLAN transfer
of projects
With Movie Edit Pro 2015 Premium you can wirelessly transfer your mobile video projects from the Movie Edit Touch app to your computer via WLAN – all accompanying project files are transferred as well.

Edit XAVCS video files

The new XAVCS video format supports resolutions up to 4K Ultra HD and is used in the latest camera models. Realize the full potential of your camera now.

Automatic loudness adjustment
Does the background music in your video have different volume levels?
Movie Edit Pro 2015 Premium can automatically adjust the loudness of the songs and even out the volume – no more problems with tracks that are too loud or too quiet!

object editing
Movie objects can be cut out even more easily or moved. All changes are automatically taken into account in all MAGIX mouse modes.

Version 2014
Professional color correction.
NewBlue ColorFast combines professional color correction with detailed color grading in a single workflow.
You can precisely control color adjustments and apply them to individual image areas or the entire video picture.

Watch sample video
Amazing animated titles.
Use proDAD Heroglyph V4 Pro and create impressive title animations with templates for a wide variety of themes.
Every preset can be adjusted using sliders and buttons.

Incredible footage. Smooth editing.
Edit 4K and HD footage as simply as DV footage.
With the new proxy editing feature, Movie Edit Pro 2014 Premium automatically creates easy-to-edit versions of your video files. This enables smooth editing even on low performance computers.
When exporting the program use the original files.
Combining workflow and impressive output quality.

Better performance on all tracks.
Work even faster. The optimized multi-track feature in MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 2014 Premium provides a more efficient use of the multi-core processors
Edit your videos on multiple tracks faster than ever before. High speed video decoding made possible by saving unnecessary quality processes when playing videos in realtime.

4K – The revolution for your videos.
Twice as big, four times as sharp.
The new 4K Ultra HD format can display images in more detail than Full HD.
Experience your videos in unparalleled quality. Only MAGIX Movie Edit Pro offers the perfect workflow for editing your own Ultra HD videos. Whether it's footage of sporting events from a GoPro or holiday videos from your camcorder, take full advantage of the potential of your video camera and get the best image quality possible.

New touch design.
For the first time unique touch elements have been integrated into the MAGIX Movie Edit Pro interface.
Use the color wheel the easy way thanks to large buttons and touch gestures. Or simply click using the mouse. The toolbar in the timeline has been redesigned and now provides direct access to the most important mouse modes.

All transitions in one location.
The transition dialogs from previous versions have been directly integrated into the Media Pool. Save time and click through fewer submenus.
All 3D and HD transitions are now fully calculated using your graphics processor and run smoothly during previews.

Now the graphics processor comes into use.
Acceleration for effects
Effects such as blur or focus in your videos are now calculated by the graphics processor which means that with suitable hardware they can be calculated faster than ever before.

Screen transfer Wireless
The new Intel Wireless Display Technology (WiDi) allows you to watch the previews in MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 2014 Premium on devices like TVs and projectors. Check your results on the big screen. No cables needed.

Mobile video editing at your fingertips.
Get started on the go. Perfect at home.
With MAGIX Movie Edit Touch for Windows tablets you can now edit your videos right where you made them – on vacation, at family celebrations or at a live show.
Quickly and easily remove unwanted scenes, change the scene order and add some text and titles. When you get home you can import and edit projects in MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 2014 Premium.

Realistic special effects and templates.
Unique contrast values
Incredible yet so simple. High Dynamic Range effects (HDR) allow large, detailed differences in brightness to be displayed in pictures and videos.
You can even get the best out of your underexposed footage using the HDR effect. Take advantage of excellent image quality with unique contrast values.

Templates that will amaze everyone
Impress your viewers with the new menu, film, and intro/outro templates that are ideal for birthdays, weddings or holiday videos.
The wide range of high-quality templates and decorative elements give your videos a professional look no matter what style you choose.

The new toolbar.
You asked for it. We completely redesigned the toolbar in the timeline to allow for a fully optimized workflow. The most important mouse modes are now accessible with a single click, making the editing process faster and more efficient.

Version 2013
More than 50 new features
Improved timeline display with video and audio
on one track
Support of the new video standard AVCHD Progressive (60p)
Accelerated export of AVCHD videos with automatic
graphics card recognition
Improved user interface with quick access features
New high-quality decorative elements and intro/outro templates
Fast and direct GPU calculation of all essential video effects
New Chroma Key Engine for perfect object extraction

Version 18
More than 60 improvements in MAGIX Movie Edit Pro MX Plus/Premium

On average up to 3 times faster AVCHD export compared to previous version thanks to NVIDIA® CUDA™ and AMD® OpenCL support
Noticeably accelerated program start
Accelerated project loading
Accelerated loading of recording dialogs
Accelerated closing of program settings after making changes as well as accelerated export start in large projects
Shorter reaction time of the timeline play marker when "Image size and position" effects section is open
Faster image generation in Media Pool for large media directories
More precise miniature display in timeline objects
Optimized background processing, enabling faster program reaction such as marker movement, rewinding and editing operations on AVCHD clips.
Optimized image stabilization for multicore PCs - up to 10 times faster on Intel® Core™ i7 systems compared to the previous version
Multicore optimization for image sharpness and feathering effects
Use of expanded memory on 64-bit systems for GOP and bitmap caching
Calculation of dynamic object effects on GPU with activated anti-flicker effect
Video effect rendering on GPU (incl. special read back for NVIDIA® systems)
Calculation of standard transition on GPU
Navigation with keyboard and external controllers such as Contour shuttle is more fluid
Preview rendering with automatic recognition of critical areas (only in MAGIX Movie Edit Pro MX Plus/Premium)
Stereo3D (only in MAGIX Movie Edit pro MX Plus / Premium)
File import from new 3D camcorder models Sony TD-10 and JVC TD-1*
Configurable output for line-by-line interpolation
New output modes "over/under" in order to take advantage of full resolution of devices with line-by-line interpolation
Export for lens array images (lenticular, or "wiggle" images)
Perspective correction in stereo 3D alignment
New functions
Professional movie templates for quick trailers (only in MAGIX Movie Edit Pro MX Plus/Premium)
MX functionality for faster media and project exchange
Dynamic speed sequences within one video clip with synchronized pitch sequences
Intermediate image calculation for noticeably smoother slow motion playback
Miniature display in Media Pool with zoom
New categories for crossfades with improved display and preview
Direct effect editing in the timeline for multiple object selection
Redesigned export assistant with simplified operation and new export options
Redesigned burn selection with simplified operation
Simple interface layout adjustments with a new cursor and a large, sensitive area for manipulation
Direct display of project contents in the Media Pool
Program presets for FullHD video
New presets for movie settings and export of 24p material
New, multicore-optimized blur effect
Individually adjustable track width
Metadata display from AVCHD recordings and EXIF information from photos in object properties
Various minor improvements in the program interface, content display, etc.
Improvements in the travel route module (only in MAGIX Movie Edit Pro MX Plus/Premium):
- Redesigned interface for easier use
- Minute handling improvements, including.waypoints and points of interest
- New animated vehicles and objects
Program presets for FullHD video
Additional information during export with smart rendering for an exact compatibility analysis
Optimization of AVCHD imports:
- Performance optimizations
- Optical media will display only if it's an AVCHD disc
- Find folder is a preset if no AVCHD camcorder is found
- Scanning can be interrupted by pressing ESC
- Thumbnails from AVCHD special folder are opened as large icons only during viewing
- Optimized color display for improved recognition of individual recording sessions in large directories
- Recordings on the camera can be deleted manually
- New status info for camcorder disk capacity
28 new backgrounds: animations loops and static templates
35 new disc menus (20 in MAGIX Movie Edit Pro MX)
4 new title templates
4 new transitions
15 new fonts
12 new effect transitions (only in MAGIX Movie Edit pro MX Plus / Premium)
15 movie templates (only in MAGIX Movie Edit pro MX Plus / Premium)
New bonus programs (only in MAGIX Movie Edit Pro MX Premium)
NewBlueFX Light Blends
Red Giant Magic Bullet Quick Looks
proDAD Vitascene 2 MAGIX Edition

Version 17
More than 50 new features:

* Improved performance during video editing
* Faster loading times for video projects
* Upload videos directly to Facebook®
* AVCHD import assistant with preview function
* Redesigned user interface in modern design
* Redesigned export assistant with clear selection
* Video monitor zoom and tracker outside the monitor window
* Effects masks: Apply video effects to selected areas
* Optimized memory usage on 64-bit systems
* and much more...

Version 16

* Secondary color correction for impressive color effects
* Blu-ray™ and AVCHD discs with animated menus
* Completely revised DVD menu design
* Title editor with improved quality and direct previewing
* Object zoom function for even more precise effects control
* Unique travel route animation
* Upload videos to YouTube™ directly in HD quality
* Flexible track number selection
* Level display for audio file import
* Upload videos to the new Vimeo video portal
* Generation of color fields/test images
* PC performance benchmarking for optimized presets
* Music Editor 3.0 with optimized user guidance
* Improved audio monitoring option in the timeline
* Free selection of audio track in multi-audio VOBs
* BONUS! proDAD Adorage starter package (with 155 effects)
* Countless improvements in details

Version 15

* Multicam editing (for 2 cameras)
Perfectly synchronize recordings from 2 different cameras
* Animated menus for Blu-ray Discs™
Created professionally animated menus for Blu-ray Disc™
* 3D presets for realistic 3D title effects
Over 100 templates for top-quality three-dimensional effects
* Easy color correction (color wheel)
Conveniently adjust the color of your recordings with just a click
* Native AVCHD editing
Import & edit AVCHD recordings without recalculation
* Supports Flip Mino and Flip MinoHD ("Flip HD")
Import, edit, dub and burn recordings from your Flip Video Camcorder
* Simplified effects control
All video effects have been concentrated centrally and clearly laid-out in the new Media Pool
* Flexible user interface
All user interface elements can be adjusted and moved individually
* Quick navigation via shortcuts
Navigate at lightning speed with the help of keyboard shortcuts like J, K, and L through your project
* Batch conversion (for complete folders)
Convert entire folders containing videos into any format you like
* Many new DVD menu templates(also for Blu-ray Discs™)
Choose from many professionally designed menu templates for DVDs and Blu-ray Discs™

Version 14
* NEW! Direct YouTube™ upload
* NEW! Screen capturing feature
* NEW! Support for NextGen consoles
* NEW! 3D real-time animation with iClone 2 SE
* NEW! Optimized scene recognition
* NEW! Online media integration (photos, music, texts)
* NEW! Batch processing for groups of files
* NEW! DVD projects as high-resolution PC shows

Version 12
NEW! Supports videos with Dolby® Digital sound
NEW! Creates video discs in high-resolution HD-DVD video format
NEW! Reads video DVDs from DVD camcorders and recorders
NEW! Automatically generated background music
and much more

Version 11
The most important new features:

• Fantastic 3D power effects
• Burns high-definition discs with menu
• Add humorous touch to scenes
• Free photo & video websites with a click
• Double-layer DVD burning
• Intelligent burn assistant for the appropriate disc type
• MAGIX Smart Design for easy and intuitive use
• Integrated scene overview for fast selecting and sorting
• DVD menus with realistic 3D image fonts and new animations
• Innovative DVD menu
• Design your own DVD menu elements and background pictures
• Virtual original soundtrack normalization for impressive sound
• VHS Copy Assistant for scene recognition and chapter markers
• Quick optimization for failed recordings
• Take advantage of external audio effect plug-ins (VST)
• Transition effects for 16:9 widescreen format
• Flawless video mix effects with Alpha Channel keying
• Now with object curves also for selective brightness (Gamma function)
• "Freeze" project areas as individual objects
• Clever object synchronization with snap points
• Exits automatically after burning
• Clean-Up Wizard removes unnecessary files
• MAGIX Photo Manager for your digital photos

Version 10
The most important new features:

* Fully automatic MovieShow Maker including rhythmic cuts
* MAGIX Story Maker breathes life into your recordings
* Time-saving automatic VHS copying
* Generates videos with surround sound
* Supports 16:9 widescreen format (incl. 16:9 crossfade effects)
* Enhanced real-time control on TV and PC
* Improved Title Editor incl. many creative templates
* Optimize complete video movies lightning-fast
* Global optimization for all recordings
* Dolby® Digital multi-channel support
* Uses external audio effect plug-ins (VST)
* Supports high-definition video
* Expanded MPEG2 capabilities
* Scanning of digital TV streams (DVB)
* Easy on-disc editing
* Helpful Task Assistant
* Burns autoplay CD/DVDs via drag-and-drop
* Ingenious 1-click video optimization
* Dynamic picture-in-picture effects
* Useful combination effects
* More options for CD/DVD authoring
* DVD menus with realistic 3D image titles and new animations
* Crystal-clear video mixing effects with alpha channel keying
* “Freeze” project ranges as independent Objects
* Convenient disk memory indicator
* Burns extended play CD-ROMs
* “Overburning” of CD-R(W)s
* Comfortable multiple CD/DVD copying
* Even more user-friendly and intuitive operation
* Many additional one-of-a-kind new features
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All features / Full description

* More than 1000 special effects, cinematic transitions and templates included
* Advanced audio dubbing: Dolby®Digital 5.1 Mixer and much more
* Full HD support: for HDV and AVCHD camcorders
* 99 tracks, MultiCam editing, travel route animation, and much more
* Present your videos on TV, on the go or online
* World premiere! Full Stereo3D workflow
* Full import functions for many 3D camera models
* Editing of own 3D recordings made, for example, with two cameras
* Real 3D fades and titles for your 3D video projects
* Preview and output to all conventional 3D display devices
* Output in all formats (DVD, Blu-ray Disc™, file, YouTube®, etc.)
* Bonus: Includes 3D glasses (not included in the download version)

Advantages of the Plus version ($90)

Professional video editing:
99 tracks, editing & effect automation, live preview, MultiCam editing, and much more

Complete HD workflow
Import HD videos, edit, burn & present on TV or online + native AVCHD editing

Perfect audio dubbing
Create 5.1 sound yourself, restore and master sound, Audio Mastering Suite, and much more

Unique effects creation
Chroma keying with alpha channel (bluescreen), 200 fades, 100 video effects, and more

Advanced DVD authoring
All disc formats: DVD video, Blu-ray Disc™, professional DVD menus, ISO output, etc.

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I've downloaded the trial version of this software, looking for a replacement for Womble which has sprouted glitches running under Win10.

I only ever edit footage from a Sony camcorder, which saves files in mpg format.

In short, the trial version doesn't support mpeg2 import. This means it is totally useless to me, and I don't much feel like paying for a full licence so that I can see whether I like it. I could convert some clips, sure, but that would give me false results because it wouldn't be what I intend to use it for. And I'm not convinced that mpeg2 import works properly in the full version, either. How could I be?

Magix - sort out your mpeg2 codec licensing for trial versions, please.

Posted September 02, 2016 by Hengist. Tool version 2016 using OS Windows 10 64-bit
Ease of use 7 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 5 of 10 Overall score 5 of 10

My comments are confined to trying out the online download version of version 16 in March 2010. The interface is elegant. The TV recording input works.

The big problem is that the download offered for North America (file name includes "us_uk") does not come equipped with MPEG-2 codecs. The codecs cost extra and seem to not install on the trial version. Therefor no trial for me as all my files are MPG cells from digital video and TV.

I emailed support and got an autoreply which referred me back to the FAQ. The install file I installed seems to be localized for the UK and European English users. There is a phone number I did not try.

Version 15 is for sale at Best Buy.

I would like to see a version of this which works.

Posted March 29, 2010 by WhiteBird66. Tool version 16 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 5 of 10 Functionality 3 of 10 Value for money 7 of 10 Overall score 5 of 10

I have been visiting this site for years, and today decided to join just to rate this program.
Have been "trying" to use it since version 10, but somehow there was always something not working correctly, and even though all programs might have annoying bugs, these just seemed to be in the places I use most.
So I used to fall back to Sony Vegas or Cyberlink Powerdirector. Yes, I often try other programs as well, Pinnacle, Ulead, Canopus, Serif, Adobe PE and Pro versions.

Movie Edit pro had the best interface for me, Sony Vegas had the best capability especially the ease of using key-frames. Powerdirector was my fallback if I had to do things quickly and author (especially stable version 4 for my old cam SD content).

I bought MEP-15 the day it became available on the shelves of Best-Buy. After trying to use it, that same day, I gave up, because of the sluggishness it handled Sanyo HD2000 1920x1080 60p (yes, 60 full frames per second) videos.

A week ago the update MEP 15 rev became available, and finally .. finally I have something that does not crash on my work-flow, where Sony Vegas 9.0b does crash (adding too may clips, or if the clips are bigger than 2 Gig, or even large jpeg's on the timeline), and Powerdirector 8 crashes when using certain templates for DVD layout.

Yes I have read the Sony forums and the claims about unsupported AVC formats used by certain camera's, but every player I use, works fine on the videos, so Vegas should be ok too, at least playing it.
I still like Vegas because of it's capabilities, and using key-frames are a breeze, while I still have to figure out how to use them in Movie Edit Pro 15.

Anyway, I can finally recommend Movie Edit Pro 15 with update , that is, at least on my setup ;-)
It's now stable, and the renders look well.
Note that I suggest to bump up the bitrate from the default when rendering to DVD, since there is a small bug, if you look at the advanced settings, you will see the bitrate is filled in as 300 kbit/s lower than what you selected.
Just click on the advanced settings button to configure the MC encoder manually.
This is for clips that come from the Sanyo VPC-HD2000 camera.

Happy editing, now I just need some imagination .. let's see, google "imagination: ...

Posted September 11, 2009 by junktodevnull. Tool version MEP15 rev using OS WinXP
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10

i really love this editing program its really close to the mac ones

Posted February 07, 2007 by tmac18. Tool version 11 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

I have this program for almost 6 months. I was looking for an alternative to permiere 6.5 witch I also have but is not as friendly or intuitive as I would like. I the box had a lot of exelent features and costing under $60 did't seem such a bad idea to try. Wow, this program is exelent.... Don't get me wrong, it has a couple of things to improve and the book that comes with it lacks on deph. On the other side the help file and build in tutorials are exellent to get you by. Extremely easy to use.....

Posted December 16, 2006 by A_51. Tool version 10+ US using OS WinXP
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10

I started out using Pinnacle 7, then upgraded to 8 and 9. What a waste of money! Always hung up on rendering. Went on to Adobe Premiere 6.0. Powerful software if you can figure it out and enjoy clicking on ten pixel sized buttons. (To those of you who are adept at using Adobe Premiere, I tip my cap to ya.) After much dialogue with colleagues I was about to try Pinnacle 10 but read so much online bashing of their latest scam that I kept looking, when I stumbled across MMEP 11. I downloaded the lite version and it worked great. I took the plunge and bought the version 11 and have no complaints yet. Yeah, I've crashed it a couple of times, but it brings up a dialogue box allowing you to save everything before the crash. Save, clos and reopen. Takes about sixty seconds.

Drawbacks: I'm a hands on, play with it learner. If all else fails, read the manual. That said, there are a few functions I've experimented with that ended up taking a loooong (relatively) time to process. A warning would have been nice, but now I know. Another gripe I have is that after trying the "one click" movie making function to see how well it worked, I was left with one to three frame glitches interspersed through the movie, that I had to go through and remove. Annoying because you have to go through frame by frame to see them. I didn't notice them until I burned a DVD and saw the offending frames flashing, mostly around transitions. Another gripe is finding artifacts left on the assembler that appear to be less than a frame. They become apparent when dragging an object to join with another object. Zoom into single frame resolution and you can see a speck that then can be deleted.

I haven't tried their support yet. Their web site doesn't offer much. My feeling is that they provide a great product at a modest price, that doesn't seem to need much support. Pinnacle on the other hand provides plenty of support. Basically they tell you to dedicate your computer to running its software and it should run fine. Only in my case it never did, so what's the use of a responsive support department if they don't deliver a fix?

I've been using MMEP for about three weeks. I may live to regret this review, but I doubt it. My hope is that this software will catch on and become popular so that we can all start sharing tips, tricks and fixes as we discover them, and that Magix plows some of the money back into developement of the software based on user feedback. What a win-win situation. A prosperous company with happy users!

Posted May 22, 2006 by dnluce. Tool version 11 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10

I picked up a copy for cheap when they had rebate after reading some decent reviews. Previously I have used ULead 6, which I is quite limited and old.

It comes with own custom UI, so it takes a little getting used to. But once I got hang of it, I found it to be fairly easy to use with the features I need. The program is also fairly responsive on my AMD64 laptop. So far, I experienced one crash, but fortunately, it's not a regular occurance.

Some people are complaining about MPG2 output not being great. I guess I am not picky, but I had no problem with the output.

I didn't like its DVD menu building feature. It doesn't allow for much of customizing. I ended up using DVDStyler for this part of task because it was too limiting.

When it finishes generating MPEG2, it uses default external program to run it. I wish I could turn off that feature. This program has option to automatically turn off the PC when file generating is complete. I think PowerDVD on my machine that opens when the video file is done interfares with this. I found the PC waiting for a program to close when I found it in the morning after running a task.

Also, I wish it had a feature to batch generate files. It allows for more than one project to be opened at the same time, AND ability to shut down PC after the task. Why not have this feature?

But overall, I am happy with the software, especially considering the discount that I got.

Posted May 12, 2006 by encrypted. Tool version 11 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 7 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10

This would have gotten a 10 if the MPEG2/DVD output was a little better. I've compared a lot of these editor programs and this one is one of the best. Perhaps I have missed this feature but it doesn't appear that you can output without re-encoding which means that you are in for a long haul when you render! I love that ability with Tsunami and MPEG VIDEO WIZARD DVD and it would be nice to have that on editors like this too!

I would choose this over Pure Motion Edit Studio and PowerDirector... although each program has some nice points.


Posted May 07, 2006 by ILO-GUY. Tool version 10 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10

Note: It seems one of the earlier reviewers gave this a "1" but the comments sound like he/she liked it so likely just screwed up the rating system. Otherwise it would rate very high overall.

Review of Magix Movie Edit Pro 2004.
In my opinion, this is an excellent editing program! OK, I previously used Pinnacle Studio 8 so maybe ANYTHING else would seem great, but MEP 2004 truely is outstanding. It has 16 input streams in the timeline. Allows many video formats to be used. Full project from capture/edit/encode/author/burn. However, I use TDA for Author and Nero for burn so my comments are mostly limited to the edit functions. I'd say this is an excellent editing choice for beginner (expect a learning curve) to more advanced user, but not for the "almost pro".

Strengths: FAST on-the-go editing. It's usually immediately ready for the next edit. Doesn't crash easily - I did crash it once, but I later found out I imported too large a DV file. Easy transitions; nice easy video/audio filters; More complicated audio and video effects for more advanced users; Can get on eBay for around $25 now that newer versions are out.

Weaknesses: Encode to mpeg2 is weak (one-pass, mediocre quality) so for hiher quality use a seperate encoder; Outputs AVI files as "type 1" so may need to convert to "type 2" with other app.

Posted April 13, 2006 by tmh. Tool version 2004 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10

This is a great program. VERY easy to learn, huge amount of features, vast improvements (in the 10 plus) version. You can
only get it from Europe (I got mine from e-bay, a U.K. vendor)
Yes, the support sucks. I don't like the Gomotion encoder, but
you can export files in a ton of formats and use a different encoder. Now has a shut-down feature when it's done encoding! Yes!

Posted December 29, 2005 by crudux-cruo. Tool version 10 plus using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 9 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10

This is really amazing. I just got this tool (german e-version, called Video deLuxe 2005/2006), took me only a few tries to get the hang of it. What I love is the wealth of features and the FAST response! Did not encounter any other editing/authoring app w/ as many features and yet reacting so fast! Capturing w/ my ATI Radeon 8500LE VIVO works sharp and clean, especially in their customary format .MVD. You have to encode to mpeg afterwards, than author and burn. It is also possible to capture mpeg directly, but I would have to tweak the configuration so as not to drop too many frames. Have to try the encoding engine yet, but the captured material looks fine.

Only small drawback: only a small number of templates for authoring DVDs, but there are some possibilities to customize a given project. EDIT: more downloadable!

Posted July 26, 2005 by nbarzgar. Tool version using OS WinXP
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10

it's a nice little complete program, only i had wished the surroundsound-editor would give me surroundsoundmovies.i only get MPEG and PCM despite the surroundlabel in the audiotrack

Posted July 11, 2005 by jeebee. Tool version 10 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 3 of 10 Value for money 9 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

I have tried them all from free to $2000 and when i found the first version of this program (then called Video Deluxe in North America) i found the program that i would be using for the last 5 years. Now using Movie Edit Pro 10 i still still love the program.

Company support does suck as stated in other reviews but the program is verry easy to use. I currently use Movie Edit Pro 10 in combination Adobe After Effects 5 and it is the most powerfull combination i have ever used.

Posted May 31, 2005 by boycalgary. Tool version 10 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10

This tool is awesome. I have used Pinnacle Studio Delux (EXTREMELY UNSTABLE on my machine), Ulead VideoStudio (SLOWWWW and unresponsive), and Adobe Premiere (EXTREMELY COMPLICATED and EXPENSIVE). Every gripe that I list above is the exact opposite with MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 10. It is stable (with a few minor bugs that I got used to quickly), lightning fast, and simple/intuitive to use and very inexpensive. My few gripes include:

1. It only recognizes some of my DV videos as 16:9 (still testing this issue). This could become a significant issue for me, but there is a lot of promise that I can get it to work.

2. It claims support for "Dolby Digital Multi-Channel Sound Support", but it has yet to allow me to import an AC-3 file. I highly doubt that this software can deliver on the Multi-Channel support as page 15 of the manual states: "All you require to automatically convert the multi-channel sound to a conventional stereo signal is a compatible AC-3 codec as pre-installed on PCs by many software DVD players and available for download on the Internet." - This statement is the only reference in the manual regarding AC-3. Again, I am still experimenting with this issue.

3. I have not yet been successful employing the new "Smart-Rendering" function. I think that this is my lack of experience though and not a fault of the software.

4. Somewhat less than stellar web-based support. Their forums are pretty weak and their FAQs are also weak. This would be a major problem if it were as unstable as Pinnacle, but since it is not I can live with the weak online pressence. I don't know about the telephone support.

Despite these gripes I whole-heartedly recommend trying Movie Edit Pro 10. It beats several other software packages and at a mere $60. Good Luck.


Posted March 14, 2005 by Smells_Like_Feet. Tool version 10 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10

Magix Movie Edit Pro 2004 is a great product for it affordablity, but the company tech support and their web forum sucks! I have tried for weeks to get someone to listen to my concerns about a particular i have with their product. I have trying e-mailing their tech support about it no one responsed. I tried to post my concerns on their web forum to get help from other users but I can't even post a new topic to voice my concerns. I regristered mulitiple times and their forum wasn't letting me to get help. I get daily e-mails from their members posting new topics but can't get my posted. This is real sucks that you took the time to purchase their product they would decent people that would response in a decent manor through e-mail or phone.

Posted January 11, 2005 by ireynolds. Tool version 2004 using OS Win98
Ease of use 3 of 10 Functionality 6 of 10 Value for money 7 of 10 Overall score 5 of 10

True that this app has tons of features but.......many keyboard shortcuts don't work. I called magix 's support and the tech told me that the manual is innacurate due to poor translation and that I will have to play with the keys myself and find out what they do??????? What kind of crap is this? First pinnacle selling junk on the US market and now Magix coming out with this companies are so uptight about people copying their wonder. If they would work properly.......

Posted January 03, 2005 by ccseic. Tool version 2004 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 7 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 9 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10

Excellent program, wasted plenty of money before I bought Movie edit Pro 2004. The user interface is not as friendly as some other's to start with, but dont give up learning to use it as you can do some fantastic things with it. Magix Forum good place to look if you get stuck. MEP 2005 out now with 16:9 widescreen and surround sound for £35. Shop around.

Posted October 06, 2004 by isbarnes. Tool version using OS WinXP
Ease of use 7 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

To the person who asked for an automated tool for cutting and then moving all the later clips to the left, that is exactly what the 1st mouse mode does for you. It selects everything to the right and allows you to drag them all at once where you want to. This is a great program and I've tried pretty much everything out there. This is the only one I'll use and I have Premiere, Vegas, VideoStudio, Pinnacle etc. The new 2005 version due out this month adds awesome new faetures - see

Posted September 22, 2004 by trock. Tool version 2004 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

Simply the best out there after having spent a lot of time evaluating all the known video editors available for under $100.00. You do have to make sure you have all the correct Microsoft codecs installed for it to work properly. The software comes with a great manual and the Magix American office in Florida has great customer service for purchase and any questions about their products. has a wonderful website with a forum where you can get most of your questions answered and also order trial versions, boxed versions, etc. I would recommend buying their boxed version because the electronic version is a little more stipped down. Many of their products have free electronic trial versions but unfortunately Movie Edit Pro does not. Check out what others are saying (see the evaluations on also) and go for it. You will be glad you did.

Posted September 21, 2004 by bmk. Tool version Movie Edit Pro 2004 using OS Win2K
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10

I needed a tool to take my captured analog home video and edit to make fun videos to keep and to share with the family. I wanted a product that would allow me to output the product to VHS, SVCD, and eventually to DVD. I tried several products including freebies such as movie maker, ULEAD, and Pinnacle. Movie Edit Pro 2004 is the most stable and feature rich, is relatiely fast at rendering and comes with a decent quality MPEG2 encoder. It's harder to use than some products but that's the trade off in getting a richer feature set. I wish it did some things better. For example, when you delete a clip in the time line, you have to group all the clips later in the time line(to the right of the deleted clip), shift them to the left, and ungroup them. I wish they could automate this process. But that is relatively minor compared to it's many advantages. After months of investigating and trying, I settled on Movie Edit Pro and it was definitely the right decision.

P.S. I think consulting who posted in January made an error in his/her rating. Consulting provided a very positive comment but gave it 1 out of 10 across the board. I wish he/she would correct this so ME Pro 2000 gets the rating it deserves. Thanks.

Posted September 02, 2004 by rosh400. Tool version 2004 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 7 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10

I looked through af number of different tools in the max 100$ class, and found that this (Magix MovieEdit 2004) has a lot of interesting features that most other "easy-to-use" programs didn't have. For instance it has an 8+ track view that is a tremendous help in creating interesting movies.
It is quite easy to use and has a lot of potential. One place, though, were it lacks somewhat, is in its DVD menu creator. It works through templates, where I would like to have had a free way of creating those menus. Hopefully it will come in the future.

Posted July 21, 2004 by rune_tach. Tool version 2004 using OS Other
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10

This application is mostly underestimated.
The learning curve shall be high... - but, really, for the same editing steps it is not higher than the curve with Studio 8 of Pinnacle.

You get at least 16 all-purpose-tracks. Purchasing the PLUS version means getting 32 tracks. Tons of effects, video and sound FX, PIP. Really many import and export formats.

Video Deluxe (aka Movie Edit Pro in the US) is based only on a proper standrad Windows system. No handcuffs like thos by Pinnacle. No registering needed.
MAGIX is really fair.

Posted January 21, 2004 by consulting. Tool version 3.xx using OS WinXP
Ease of use - of 10 Functionality - of 10 Value for money - of 10 Overall score 5 of 10

This tool is great. I do all of my video editing and DVD creation through this software. It is very easy to use but has some quirks as you will see if you go to the Magix support forum for this software. It is because of these quirks that I can't give it the highest marks. It is still the best software that I have tried thus far and I have tried several diffent one varying in price from free to $500+

Posted January 20, 2004 by dngrktty. Tool version 1 using OS Win2K
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10

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