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MAGIX Launches 3D Video Editing Software

MAGIX AG announced that its new Movie Edit Pro 17 Plus software allows users to create their own 3D movies using any stereoscopic method – from the simple (red/cyan) to the more complicated (shuttered).

According to the statement, MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 17 Plus will be available the first week of October 2010 for a promotional price of $69.99 ($79.99 CDN).

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Unedited press release follows:

MAGIX Announces The World’s First Consumer Level 3D Video Editing Software: Movie Edit Pro 17 Plus

With advances in all aspects of the program, MAGIX brings 3D capabilities home to the consumer, at a price that anyone can afford. Movie Edit Pro Classic also promises to be the fastest Movie Edit Pro 17 of all time.

Lanham, MD — October 1, 2010 — This past year theatre goers have been amazed by amazing 3D movies made with dazzling effects, large budgets, and all star casts. Now MAGIX is making it possible to bring home some of that technology and create 3D movies at home. Using the technology that movie goers have seen on the big screen, MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 17 Plus allows users to create their own 3D movies using any stereoscopic method; from the simple (red/cyan) to the more complicated (shuttered). On top of that the programmers at MAGIX have loaded version 17 with over 50 new features, effects, and templates.

“We are the first ones to offer the new technology in a major consumer video editing software. Movie Edit Pro 17 Plus allows users to edit 3D footage just as easily and with the same tools as they would with 2D material,” said Benjamin Kraatz, MAGIX Senior Marketing Manager. MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 17 Plus has already been optimized for 3D video footage shot using the new Panasonic HDC-SDT750 camcorder- one of the first consumer level 3D video cameras.

In the development of the new version, MAGIX has endeavored to create an easier to use interface and simplified user tools and templates; all with the goal of making the movie creation experience more fun, intuitive, and better all-round. With this the classic version of MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 17 now boasts full AVCHD workflow, and the required codecs as a standard feature.

MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 17 Classic – super-fast editing software with easy video handling.

Importing, editing, previewing and exporting are now even faster and easier with MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 17. New assistants help beginners to quickly familiarize themselves with many different formats and options. The standard features of MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 17 are quite impressive and include: full AVCHD support, corresponding codecs and burning functions for Blu-ray and AVCHD discs. Movie Edit Pro 17 is the first program among major video editing software to include AVCHD SmartRendering for up to 90% shorter rendering times (included in all three versions).
“We are pleased to present the fastest Movie Edit Pro of all time. This is mainly due to the optimized MAGIX hybrid video engine, whose interaction of CPU and GPU has been further optimized. Thanks to various optimizations all versions have a noticeably improved performance,” says Benjamin Kraatz.

More than 50 innovations – MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 17 Plus

Sci-fi productions don’t have to cost a million: MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 17 Plus offers ambitious hobby directors everything they need for just $89.99 US ($99.99 CAN). Stereoscopic footage from 3D camcorders can be imported and edited just as easily as regular HD videos. If users do not have a 3D camcorder, they can use Movie Edit Pro 17 Plus to create three-dimensional images using footage from two cameras. Automatic features help users synchronize and align both video tracks. The 3D effect can be intensified even further by adding 3D titles and transitions and with the integrated Dolby®Digital 5.1 Creator. In the anaglyph, polarizing filter and shutter modes, users can use the assistant to export 3D productions to Blu-ray Disc, the Internet, or as files in many offered formats.

And 3D is not all! MAGIX Movie Edit Pro offers 50 new features that are of particular interest to HD movie makers and creative video enthusiasts. For example, new effects masks allow users to pixelate faces, license plates, or they can place color gradients over entire videos.

For the release, Movie Edit Pro 17 Plus will be offered at a special promotional price for the first week of October.

$69.99 US (instead of $89.99 US) Save $20
$79.99 CAN (Instead of $99.99 CAN) Save $20

Movie Edit Pro 17 Classic
$59.99 US
$69.99 CAN

Features in all versions of Movie Edit Pro:

*   Support for all conventional (H)DV camcorders, webcams, and other video sources
*   Burns videos with interactive menus onto DVDs and Blu-ray Disc™
*   Professional travel route animation1
*   Upload videos to YouTube® in Full HD (1080p)
*   Upload videos to Vimeo® in Full HD (1080p)
*   Import videos directly from your iPhone®
*   PC performance check
*   AVCHD discs with animated menus
*   Support for .mkv video files (Import)
*   Generate color clips

Professional title editor: proDAD Heroglyph Rapid – Choose from a large selection of elaborately designed templates for professional title and text effects. Everything can be customized individually!
3D real-time animation software: Reallusion iClone 4 SE – Easily create speaking, three-dimensional characters and even complete 3D worlds, which you can export directly into your video projects.
Special effects package: proDAD Adorage starter package – More than 150 impressive special effects that make it easy to turn any video into a breathtaking motion picture.

PLUS version advantages:
PLUS! Professional video editing: 99 tracks, 3D design, individual effects automation, primary and secondary color correction, chroma keying, more effects, sounds, styles, menus, and more
PLUS! High-end dubbing: Multi-channel Surround sound with Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator, Audio Mastering Suite, beat recognition, synthesizers, and much more
PLUS! Innovative MultiCam editing (for 2 cameras), native AVCHD editing

NEW to version 17 Plus

*   More power: Improved performance for even easier video editing
*   More up-to-date: Now with direct upload to Facebook®
*   Easier: The AVCHD import assistant with preview function makes the import process easier
*   More elegant: Experience the new look of Movie Edit Pro 17 with a modern, uniform design
*   More useful: The re-worked export assistant with clear selection
*   More professional: Editing with video monitor zoom and trackers outside of the image area
*   More flexible: Create power masks to alter only certain areas of pictures

NEW! Stereo3D

*   Full support for stereoscopic recordings
*   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 3D video projects
*   Preview and output to all conventional 3D display devices
*   Output in all formats (DVD, Blu-ray, as file, on YouTube®, etc.)
*   Bonus! Includes 3D glasses