MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 17 Plus
Video Editing Software Review

Are you into serious digital video editing? Well, MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 17 Plus video editing software might just be the tool you need. It comes with advanced features like MultiCam editing, effects masks, Dolby Digital 5.1 mixing and more.

In this Magix Movie Edit Pro 17 Plus video editing software review, we'll take a short tour of what you can expect out of this very powerful software.

We'll cover the user interface of the program, how it can edit 3D video, as well as options for sharing your video, and features such as SlideShow Maker, travel route animation and also Soundtrack Maker. Read on and find out more about this software ...

The Magix Movie Edit Pro 17 Plus video editing software

1. User Interface

The video editing interface in Magix Movie Edit Pro 17 Plus follows a traditional layout that you find in other software programs like Corel VideoStudio and Cyberlink PowerDirector.

Clips can be viewed with a program monitor, importing media can be done through tabbed windows, while transitions, effects and titles can also be accessed through tabbed windows.

The user interface in Magix Movie Edit Pro 17 Plus

There are 3 modes for video editing, namely, the scene overview mode (thumbnail view of first track for quick reordering of scenes), storyboard mode (showing thumbnails along with transition, as well as controls which are used for editing) and timeline mode (multi-track editing which supports up to 99 tracks).

The user interface has simple click and drag options for editing. 3D views and editing can be done using the menu bar and also through right-click menus.

2. Editing 3D Video

Want to edit 3D video? Well, 3D editing, importing and exporting is available with MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 17 Plus. You can insert 3D titles and transitions, while importing 3D content from several devices.

You can also start different playback modes while editing 3D imagery. This is interesting because I do not know of many programs which allow playback while editing. This feature also depends on the monitor you put into use.

3. Sharing Video

Once your editing is finished, the file can be exported to be watched on the computer, or uploaded and shared online. You can share your videos via a service like SmugMug or you can set up your own website to host the videos. If you prefer physical media, you can of course also burn your video onto Blu-Ray or DVD.

4. Other Features

Besides the features above, you'll find a whole host of other features in Magix Movie Edit Pro 17 Plus.

There's a Slideshow Maker to automate the display of your pictures in a slideshow.

Slideshow Maker makes it easy to create amazing slideshows

You also get travel route animation (i.e. those fancy maps you see in movies where an arrow is drawn from one place to the next to show movement from country to the next).

Using travel route animation in Magix Movie Edit Pro

There's also Soundtrack Maker which allows you to create a full soundtrack to add to your video. The options are presented in a dedicated online menu. Doing a right-click provides further options and pop-up menus.

Oh, and there's also playback optimization for both video and audio, as well as effects masks, batch conversion, color correction and so much to play with. These features are more than enough for the beginner video enthusiast and will also satisfy even the most discerning intermediate level user.


Ok, let's wrap up this Magix Movie Edit Pro 17 Plus video editing software review. Packed with a ton of features, it's clear this software is usable not just by beginners but also advanced level users.

Take note that the system requirements are pretty demanding - but that is required since it is such a powerful video editing software. Hence, you might want to consider upgrading your video editing machine before working on this software.

If you find this software too intimidating for your level, you may want to consider more user-friendly packages like Movavi, Corel VideoStudio or Adobe Premiere Elements. These offer quite a lot of the basic functions you need to edit video - minus any overly advanced level features.

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Edit Digital Videos With Ease

If you've been looking for a good video editing program, you may want to check out Corel VideoStudio Pro. This software allows you to quickly create and share a movie using built-in templates, special effects, titles and transitions. You can apply unique effects such as stop-motion animation, time-lapse and chroma key to create brilliant digital videos.

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