reprinted from a MAGIX press release:
BERLIN / MIAMI, FL — April 1, 2008 – MAGIX Entertainment Corp., a leading developer of software, online services and digital content, today announced the availability of Movie Edit Pro 14 and Movie Edit Pro
14 PLUS, the two latest versions of their award-winning video editing software title Movie Edit Pro. This latest release is available in two
versions: MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 14, which is a complete video editing solution for consumers, and MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 14 PLUS, which includes additional, professional-level functionality and features. Both versions are available at top retailers, online partners and directly from the MAGIX website at http://www.magix.com/us/movie-edit-pro/ where interested users may also download a free 30-day trial of the PLUS version.
High-Def in every possible way
With both versions, High-resolution video material can be edited, uploaded and burned to Blu-ray Discs(tm). Beyond this, MAGIX also offers Movie Edit Pro 14 PLUS as a full HD video editing and DVD authoring software, including support for the latest AVCHD format, which provides users with the necessary control to bring high-definition sharpness to the big screen. AVCHD is a comprehensive digital standard for recording audio and video in clearly defined compression formats. Today’s new AVCHD camcorders use the MPEG-4 video format for high-resolution images and Movie Edit Pro supports outputting of content onto various storage media including hard drives, memory cards and DVD. Finished video productions can then be viewed in full HD quality using, for example, any Blu-ray player.
“It is always our goal at MAGIX, to offer our customers the latest cutting edge technologies in easy-to-use integrated video editing and authoring software,” says Markus Gunn, Vice President of Sales & Marketing of North America. “HD editing in all its facets is of significant interest to video enthusiasts and I am pleased that with this newest release MAGIX has made Movie Edit Pro 14 PLUS available with support for Blu-ray and AVCHD, giving consumers the ability to create Hollywood-quality, high-definition videos.”
Showcase your movie making talents to a world-wide audience
MAGIX Movie Edit Pro users include professional videographers and editors who have come to rely on its powerful effects and its ease of use. With Movie Edit Pro, the next aspiring Spielberg or Scorsese has the tools he or she needs to make their creative vision a reality. Both Movie Edit Pro 14 and Movie Edit Pro 14 PLUS enable users to publish and share from within the application directly onto YouTube(tm). Users can also upload and share their videos onto their own free MAGIX online album page — both in normal as well as high-definition format. So…
even if that call from Hollywood can sometimes be elusive, MAGIX Movie Edit Pro users still have the ability to directly and easily publish their videos on the Internet to a broad, world-wide audience.
MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 14
The user interface has been improved considerably by giving easier access to the program’s many functions. Functions like optimize, decorate, camera travel, rotate and fade have been moved to the Media Pool which makes things even easier, especially for beginners. There are two options available to the user for burning their video projects: in the new EasyBurn mode a classic DVD video can be burned quickly, and in a more advanced ‘Burn Mode’, online presentations and slideshows can be created.
— New 32 tracks for video, audio, stills and titles
— New Changeable user interface – choose between a lighter and darker program skin color to better suit your editing needs
— New Noticeably smoother and quicker performance on PCs with Dual Core processors/GPU support
— Present your entire DVD project as an interactive “web DVD” on the internet.
— Let your friends view the contents of your screen over the Internet on their PCs
— Universal file burn mode for disc copies, back ups, etc.
— Embed videos into any HTML website as Flash videos
— New Upload your videos directly from within the program onto YouTube
— Templates for automatic creation of professional DVD menus using motifs from your movie projects (professional looking 3D animations, flowing introductory fades, previews and more)
— New EasyBurn mode allows quicker burning to DVD while the New advanced “Burn Mode” helps users create online presentations and slideshows
— Import, record and edit videos with Dolby Digital Sound (Stereo 2.0, Surround 5.1) and burn onto disc in original sound format without time consuming recompilation
MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 14 PLUS
With many innovative functions, effects, templates and extra tools for professional results, the new PLUS version is the complete solution for users with higher demands. MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 14 PLUS features new Audio Mastering Suite 2.0 for audio editing at the highest level, new Ambient Synth 2.0 for thematic video soundsets and is compatible with the proDAD Vitascene effects collection. In addition, MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 14 PLUS is the only video editing software to include Reallusion iClone 2 SE, the animation program which allows you to create impressive animated movies with your own characters and settings.
— Professional-level video features: 99 tracks, 3D design, individual effect automation, Virtual dub interface, TV ad remover plus additional effects, sounds and more
— Full HD support
— Audio mastering Suite, Beat recognition, 2 synthesizers, Music Editor and many additional advanced audio features
— Optional: High-end dubbing; 5.1 Dolby Surround with Dolby Digital Creator
— Advanced CD/DVD authoring. Create various disc formats
— Cover and label printing tool
— New full AVCHD camcorder support
— Archiving of photos, projects and videos on the newmass storage Blu-ray Disc(tm)
— Video screen capture lets you record web movies directly from the screen to disk
— New 1 click publishing of the entire DVD project as an interactive, high resolution PC show
— MAGIX Xtreme Photo Designer 6 – tons of image editing options
Price and Availability:
The suggested retail price for MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 14 is $ 49.99, while MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 14 PLUS is priced at $89.99. Both programs are available at major retailers, online partners, and directly from the company website at http://www.magix.com/us/movie-edit-pro/ where interested video enthusiasts may download a free 30-day trial of MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 14 PLUS.