Video Editing Software – MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 15 Review

Magix Movie Edit Pro 15 Plus has a solid upgrade to version 14, with a slew of new features and extras. You still get a ton of slick effects, transitions, audio tracks and photo video editing options, but version 15 also includes the following upgrades:
* Multi-cam editing: Record and edit two video channels live and at the same time
* Smoother and simpler AVCHD video importing and editing
* Larger library of customizable 2D and 3D title effects
* New DVD and Blu-ray menu templates
* New proDAD Adorage video effects
* Improved color correction interface makes it easier to adjust color values in a snap
* Improved batch processing lets you select entire video folders to convert, instead of one at a time

Magix Movie Edit Pro 15 Plus also has editing and publishing tools for amateurs and a good collection of editing tools for those familiar with more complex editing tasks, such as bluescreen edits, timeline and storyboard layout, multi-track editing and more.

Stand Out Features:
* Easily publishes to YouTube
* Compatible with portable devices like Sony PSPs, iPods and cell phones
* Includes iClone for 3D animation
* Supports up to 99 tracks
* Screen capturing feature for streaming video

Movie Edit Pro 15 Plus by Magix can import nearly all common video, audio and image file types. You can either drag and drop videos into the timeline, or use one of the many importing tools found throughout the program. In terms of video it can import AVI, DV-AVI, MPEG (1,2,4), MXV, MJPEG, Quicktime and HD WMV. It can also capture analog type files such as video from old VHS tapes or TV. If you would like to add an audio file or clip to your video you can import WAV, MP3, OGG, WMA, MIDI, Dolby Digital Stereo and Dolby Digital 5.1 file types. It can also support JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIF, TGA and more image file types and most scanner and digital camera formats.

Overall, Magix Movie Edit Pro 15 Plus is on the right track. They pushed ahead of Sony’s Vegas Movie Studio with this new version, thanks to the improved interface and ever present depth of features. Even so, using this video editing software isn’t as easy on new users, but Movie Edit Pro 15 in fact is one of the most compatible with portable devices and high definition video editing and publishing software.

Video Hire and Blu Ray Rental Tips

When you hire video online how much do you pay for a video? How about Blu Ray rental? How much does that cost you? You might think the cost excessive and why you should do it, but just stop and think for a moment. What is the cost of purchasing a DVD or Blu Ray rental disc these days?

It will generally be a lot more than a subscription paid monthly to an online video rental site, and with that you will be able to hire a number of videos at a time, with no pressure on you returning them by a set date. Unlike video rental stores, you don’t have a return date after which you pay fines. You can keep the videos for as long as you like.

Additionally, you must consider Blu Ray rental: how many of your local video hire stores offer a good choice of Blue Ray rental movies to hire? Probably not a lot, but if you hire Blu Ray rental discs online or hire video DVDs, then not only do you have a massive range of movies from which to choose, but you can carry out a simple search for your favorite director, actor/actress or genre.

How long does it take you to search through the videos offered in a regular video rental store when you just want one video for tonight? You could easily spend more time searching than actually watching the video! Not so with an online video store where they offer DVD rental, Blu Ray rental or even VHS if you still use that old technology.

Generally an online site is the better option if you want to hire video discs and find Blu Ray rental movies, mostly because:

a) They have a search engine you can use to find your choice of movies. That way you get to choose from all the movies that meet your search requirements in respect of genre or type of movie, actor or actress and even specific directors.

b) You have a fabulous selection from which to choose, because an online store is not restricted by the space available to store Blue Ray rental movies, and when you hire video movies, or even music videos, you are practically guaranteed to find what you want: from children’s videos to those more suitable for adults.

c) There are no time limits on your blue ray rental or DVD discs. You keep them as long as you want, and once you return them you can have them replaced immediately with a fresh choice.

d) You generally have nothing to pay for their delivery or return – it is included in your monthly rental price. You pay exactly the same each month, whether you keep the same videos for a month or more, or change them several times. A hire video contract lets you view an unlimited number of DVDs or Blu Ray rental discs for your monthly subscription, although that would naturally be limited by the post.

e) If you lose a hire video in the post they will not hold you responsible unless it occurs too frequently. Because this doesn’t happen very often, you will generally not have to pay for any delays due to the post.

So, if you hire video DVDs or Blu Ray rental discs, and then doing so online offers many advantages, particularly for the movie buff that tends to watch a lot of videos. You will pay a fortune to purchase them so why not just hire them and save a lot of money every month.

Captioning Video Movies & Television Programs

We are all aware that captioning video movies and television programs is intended for people who cannot hear audio or may have difficulty in comprehending the spoken language. The transcripts are an important component for adding captions to multimedia content. The production controllers determine the specifications and formats of the transcripts required, it may or may not be in a verbatim format.

There was a time when captions were embedded to video movies and television programs manually to each and every sequence, but now different software programs enable adding captions in one swift operation, the only criterion is that the transcript format and the templates are unique to the software that is used, each captioning software will thus require a different transcript format.

The transcription service providers should have the ability to document the transcripts in XML (Extensible Markup Language) apart from standard formats such as.txt,.doc,.xls, and.HTML. The Captioning and Sub-titling services are required for Broadcast Captions, DVD Subtitles, Web Video Captioning, Podcast Captioning, Video Sharing, Lecture Capture Captioning.

While Google Video and You Tube allow free caption adding facilities to video clippings, other video sharing websites like Metacafe, Dailymotion, Vimeo, Rever, Veoh etc do not have this feature, so if video clippings have to feature on these websites a transcript will be a basic requirement by the captioning service providing company.

The standard input formats for videos or movies needed by captioning companies are.FLV,.MOV,.MP4, M4A, M4B, M4V, MP3,.RA,.RM,.WAV,.WMA,.WMV. The output file formats that support captioning include.CLEAN.TXT, TXT,.ID, other formats that are web specific include.ADB.XML, CPT.XML, .SRT, .RIT.CAP.XML, .CPT.XML, .RIT.CAP.XML, .RIT.XML,. These are only a few file extensions amongst many other formats that captioning companies offer.