MAGIX Video Pro X is professional video editing software that is gaining ground on the established industry-standard names. Over the past few years, MAGIX has been steadily improving its pro video editing application by adding features and improving existing ones. It’s powerful enough to satisfy hobbyists and prosumers who need advanced pro tools but don’t have the experience to operate the industry-standard editors.
The most notable aspect to the software is its 64-bit architecture. This expands the power and usefulness of the software immensely. It eliminates sluggishness in rendering, playback and exporting software by utilizing all your computer's resources.
Where this professional video editing program shines is in its wide format compatibility. It can import more video file types than any other product on our lineup. No matter what kind of media you have, it’s a good bet that it plays well with MAGIX. It also has a good array of camera compatibility; DSLRs, XDCams and most other card-based cameras are supported.
Although MAGIX Video Pro X gets progressively better with each version, it still feels like the interface is stuck in the past. While other pro video editors have overhauled their entire workflows, this program retains the familiar workspace on which most video editors trained. This is not necessarily a bad thing – especially for those who don’t particularly enjoy the direction other professional video editing applications have gone.
This application is also friendly to newcomers in the professional video-editing field. It has a basic mode that you can enable for users who don’t have advanced skills but still want the advanced tools and power required to create professional-level video products. If you don’t have any experience with pro video editing software, this might be the best application to learn on.
Another mark in this application's plus column is that it has all the export and production features we look for in professional video editing applications. You can upload your finished products directly to the internet from the program, and you can even author DVDs and Blu-ray discs without having to rely on third-party software. Probably the most useful is that you can export your projects into the ultra-HD 4K format, which is perfect for movie theaters and upcoming high-res TV sets.
While it doesn’t have everything, MAGIX Video Pro X is a worthy entry in our lineup of the best professional video editing software. It is great for hobbyists and those looking to learn the basics of pro video editing. It has a wide feature set and will satisfy all but the most demanding needs of the professional video editor.