Press comments 2009
computer-takeaway.co.uk - December 2009
MAGIX PC Check & Tuning"..we hadn't, until now come across a software package that actively monitored the whole system and provided easy and simple maintenance tips in the same way that MAGIX PC Check & Tuning 2010 does.", "Each tool is very well expained in the software as well as being supported in the supplied handbook.", "It is easy to imagine that the software would be of great benefit to older and more heavily used PCs that don't benefit from any form of maintenance, and the ease of use makes it suitable for everyone from beginners upwards.", " Given the very respectable pricing of £29.99 (..) the software provide excellent value for money.."
toptenreviews.com - September 2009
MAGIX Xtreme PhotoStory on CD & DVD 8 (US)"TopTenREVIEWS Gold Award"
"Overall Rating: 4/4 (Excellent)"
"Ease of Use: 3.5/4 (Excellent)"
"Design Features: 4/4 (Excellent)"
"Input/Puput: 4/4 (Excellent)"
"Slideshow Quality: 4/4 (Excellent)"
"Help/Support: 4/4 (Excellent)"
"Quality doesn't get much better.."
"..our top pick for photo slideshow software.."
"..combines the most robust feature set and publishing options with ease of use."
Photoshop Creative - August 2009
MAGIX PhotoStory on CD & DVD 8“Verdict: 9.0"
"A comprehensive slideshow program that is enjoyable and addictive to use.”
"Xtreme PhotoStory has an affordable price tag and requires no previous experience. It's perfect for any level of creativity, whether you're looking to make simple presentations or creat full-on audio and visual slideshows to entertain family and friends."
MmIT - August 2009
MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 15 PLUS“Magix Movie Edit Pro 15 Plus is a very solid up grade and is very reasonably priced,especially in the package offered. It is one of the few pieces of good software for which a printed manual is provided – two, in fact, in the box and also available as PDFs. This is an excellent product and one that I do not hesitate to recommend”.
PC Utilities - August 2009
MAGIX PhotoStory on CD & DVD 8 deluxe“Award: PC Utilities Recommended"
"Verdict: This TV slideshow creator is intuitive and comprehensive, giving you plenty of features for the money”.
ComputerActive - August 2009
MAGIX PhotoStory on CD & DVD 8“Overall Rating: 4/5"
"A fun and easy way to share or archive photos on DVD”
"The slideshow can be easily previewed as it is created, and can be burned to DVD or CD or even uploaded directly to Youtube. Magix Xtreme Photo Story is easy to use and we liked the flexibility it offered."
Windows XP - August 2009
MAGIX Music Maker 15“A fun and easy to use program that helps you create your own music”.
WebUser - July 2009
MAGIX Website Maker 3“Award: WebUser Gold Award"
"Ease of Use: 5/5"
"Value for Money: 5/5"
"Website Maker 3's software can help you produce stunning results and is well worth the asking price”.
ITreviews.co.uk - June 2009
MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 15 PLUS“Although it doesn't really offer anything substantially different from the competition, Magix Movie Edit Pro 15 Plus is a fine piece of software enabling home users to create a well-crafted video and clever edits with minimum fuss. To call it ‘Pro' software is a bit of an overstatement, but there's no denying it offers up plenty of scope for producing head-turning movies at a reasonable price. Some of the extra bits of software aren't vital to this package and the installation process was spoilt a little by having unwanted extras force-fed. It's a good and cheaper alternative to Adobe Premiere Elements, though, especially if you think you'll appreciate the extra photo editing and managing software.”
Mac or Pc, 06/09 - June 2009
MAGIX Xtreme PhotoStory on CD & DVD 8“And when I’d finished impressing myself with the pans and zooms I’d achieved on your photos, all that was left to do is put a soundtrack to it and make a super sleek (but incredibly easy to implement) DVD menu to make it easy for friends and family to view my photos at their leisure. Now why can’t all software be as easy to use.”
PC Advisor - June 2009
MAGIX Music Maker 15"If you want an easier start to creating music on your computer, Music Maker 15 is a good bet. This popular application includes thousands of sounds, effects and a mixer, in an easy-to-use package to help you build your own audio."
MicroMart - June 2009
MAGIX Xtreme PhotoStory on CD & DVD 8"Quality: 9/10"
"Create an entertaining slideshow in seconds"
"Undeniably good at what it does, Xtreme PhotoStory is certainly worth investing in ... Xtreme PhotoStory won't turn you into a multimedia editing genius, but it might just ensure that your guests don't start nodding off next time the holiday pics get brought out".
ComputerTakeaway - June 2009
MAGIX Xtreme Photostory on CD & DVD 8“MAGIX Xtreme Photostory on CD & DVD 8 certainly provides an excellent and simple way of enhancing and publishing still images and as such the price of £29.99 is very reasonable.”
PC Utilities - June 2009
MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 15 PLUS"Award: PC Utilities Recommended"
"With an excellent range of features, a bumper crop of bonus utilities and a user-friendly interface, MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 15 PLUS has a lot to recommend it. Budding movie producers should find this a great help in getting their productions looking best".
Macorpc.org.uk - May 2009
MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 15 PLUS“..this software is really getting the stage where it can rival packages costing 10 times it’s price, with colour correction quick and easy to apply, as well as much closer control over frames, thanks to MAGIX incorporating the one thing I felt was missing before - a jog shuttle navigation system”.
MicroMart - May 2009
MAGIX Movie edit pro 15 PLUS & Photo+Videoshow"Quality: 8/10"
“Overall Ratings: 8/10”
"Another box full of goodies from Magix for the video enthusiasts".
Computer Takeaway - April 2009
MAGIX Website Maker 3“MAGIX Website Maker 3 really is a fantastic tool for introducing amateurs to website design and really simplifies the whole process, providing huge amounts of templates and objects to produce a great website. The included manual even runs throught the basics of web design, marketing etc. The only slight drawbacks that we could see was the inability to totally export sites and the fact that everything is tied to the MAGIX webhosting service, which after 12 months requires a paid subscription. However as a starting point to learn the ropes of web design MAGIX Website Maker 3 is the best we have seen for a long while”
Videomaker Magazine - April 2009
MAGIX Video Pro X"Video Pro X makes real the hope that pro level editing can be simple."; "One of the biggest strong points of Video Pro X is the multi-cam option, which essentially turns the cut-by-cut post-production process into a live, technical directing process. We liked the idea of beginning a live edit by simply lining up our shots together and clicking the multi-cam tab. This is a huge time saver - we think all editing programs should come with this option, especially those designed to satisfy the professional crowd."; "The Verdict: MAGIX Video Pro X is a good program. It takes beginners up to the next step and applies that same user-friendly workspace so that they don't get confused in the process. The new features offer an impressive reason to purchase the program, and, at $299, it is definitely worth it."
Windows Vista - The official Magazine - April 2009
MAGIX Rescue Your Vinyl & Tapes!"Thanks to Rescue Your Vinyl & Tapes you can pluf a record player or cassette deck into your PC using the included phono pre-amp and digitally convert your music. The software enables you to edit and restore your music, and you can then add your music collection to your MP3 player or listen to it on your PC."
ITreviews - April 2009
MAGIX Music Maker 15"For the price, Magix Music Maker 15 offers some impressive tools for putting together professional sounding tracks without getting too bogged down in technical editing. The introduction of an ‘Easy Mode' means it is possible for those with limited music production talent to put together a toe-tapping tune from scratch, master sound dynamics and edit out a good quality MP3 in a matter of minutes. The Soundpools included with the software all sway towards dance/hip-hop genres with the obligatory rock guitar riff and a few opera-style vocals, but with scope for importing your own files you can delve a little deeper and get more creative if you wish."
Computer Takeaway - April 2009
Music Maker 15“Overall, we think this programme gives very good value for money, offers sustained interest value with a wide range of facilities and the tracks created integrate well with other media”.
Software Editorial - April 2009
MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 15"...It’s absolutely perfect for the home user and there’s a huge range of programs that cover web design, photo editing, music maker and of course movie editing. Most of the programs have a novice user edition with plenty of online help."
PC Magazine - March 2009
MAGIX Rescue Your Vinyl & Tapes!"Overall Rating: 4/5 stars" "Verdict: A decent kit if you have lots of records to
copy to the computer" "... the kit’s easy-to-userecording and cleaning features make it a worthwhile investment for anyone with a large collection of old records or tapes ready to transfer to a computer."