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MAGIX releases Movie Edit Pro MX with improved performance

30 September 2011, Mike Williams

German multimedia specialist MAGIX has introduced the next generation of its high-end consumer video editor, Movie Edit Pro MX.

MX apparently stands for Media-X-change, and represents the idea that MAGIX MX-tagged programs will make it easier to exchange your files with online services, mobile devices and other MAGIX tools.

To demonstrate the point, MAGIX Movie Edit Pro can now directly upload your finished movies to YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, and MAGIX own Online Album site.  While improved export assistants make it easy to optimise your work for its intended target: desktops, the iPhone, iPad or iPod, Android smartphones, the Galaxy Tab and more.

And elsewhere, there’s a heavy focus on improving performance, in particular by making better use of the available hardware. So new NVIDIA CUDA and AMD OpenCL support means that AVCHD export is now around 3 times faster, for instance. And MAGIX say multicore optimisations mean image stabilisation can be up to 10 times faster than the previous version on Intel Core i7 systems.

As before, the program will be made available in two main editions. So if the core functionality is all you need then MAGIX Movie Edit Pro MX can be yours for $69.99.

But MAGIX Movie Edit Pro MX Plus is only a little more expensive at $99.99, and offers many more features: multicam editing (edit together footage from two cameras); professional movie templates for easy trailer creation; high quality, dynamic slow motion effects; improved travel route animations; keyframe animated effect masks; the ability to create full stereo 3D movies; a full audio editor, Dolby Digital 5.1 support, and more.

If either option sounds interesting, then trial versions are available now. Be aware that these will by default install the Ask toolbar; just clear the relevant box during setup if that’s something you’d rather avoid.

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