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Old January 8th, 2004, 07:00 PM   #1
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Magix Video Deluxe Pro 2.0

Anyone have any experience with Magix Video Deluxe Pro 2.0? It has one of the highest ratings of editing software on Amazon.com, but I don't see too many people use it at this forum. I am considering this package over VideoStudio, MediaStudio, and Pinnacle. What do you guys think?
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Old January 8th, 2004, 07:03 PM   #2
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Oh, forgot to mention that I would like to find something that is quite powerful, but still moderately easy to learn. I am new to DV-editing, but I am a techie. My budget is under $100. Closer to $50 is even better. :)
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Old January 8th, 2004, 08:29 PM   #3
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We've used Premiere and currently use Vegas (really like it, BTW). Magix came bundled with my friend's Samplitude (audio) so we played around with it just to see what it could do. We were pretty impressed, given its modest price. Downside? Being a techie, you'll outgrow it very soon--as you will any of the programs you listed. But *for the money* Magix is "powerful" and a good first step. Easy to learn, too.
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Old January 9th, 2004, 11:57 AM   #4
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Thanks for your suggestion! Being a Vegas fan, do you like Screenblast Movie Studio? I heard it is basically a scaled down version of Vegas. Do you think a techie will outgrow that quickly as well?
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I believe a techie will quickly outgrow screenblast. My understanding is that you're limited to 2 video tracks and 1 audio track (or something really small like that). If you want more complex compositing, you'll really need more tracks. Also, you don't get many of the other features in Vegas 4.
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Old January 9th, 2004, 12:33 PM   #6
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I haven't deleted Magix from my computer yet so took a look at it: 32 tracks available, plus pretty good audio editing as well as nice audio/video effects. For $50 (I think that's the price?) it's hard to beat.
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Old January 9th, 2004, 12:37 PM   #7
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Yeah, 32 tracks is definitely a lot more flexible than 2-3 tracks. That will rule out Screenblast Movie Studio for me. Another software package I was seriously considering is MediaStudio 6.5 Director's Cut. I found it for $35 and I heard it is fairly powerful, with an interface similar to Premiere. v7.0 came out already, so that's why v6.5 is so cheap now. Any comments on how this compares to Video Deluxe Pro?
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Old January 9th, 2004, 12:43 PM   #8
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Sorry; someone else will have to take it from here. Good luck in your search, and in your editing!
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