Edit videos –
Programs, Guides & Tips

Looking for the right program to edit videos? Discover the MAGIX video editing software portfolio that combines performance and user-friendliness for perfect results.

Movie Edit Pro
The video editor for beginners and advanced users

Movie Edit Pro

Easy-to-learn, smooth processing, and professional results! With over 15 years of cutting-edge development and 93% satisfied customers, Movie Edit Pro is the best editing software for videos in its segment. The latest feature update brings an intuitive storyboard and flexible timeline features to edit a video 2X faster than before. It comes packed with 1,500 video effects, title animation and a built-in library of sound effects and movie music enabling you to take your creativity to the next level.

Download the free trial version to get started. Or, select the right version that suits your video editing needs.

What the press has to say

toptenreviews.com (US) - 03/04/2017

toptenreviews.com (US) - 03/04/2017

"This program offers professional-level tools in a consumer-level application, making it a good choice for both novice and advanced video editors."

MAGIX Movie Edit Pro

Video Pro X
The video editor for professionals

Video Pro X

Designed for ambitious filmmakers, Video Pro X is the perfect combination of productivity, creativity and performance. Advanced color grading, 6K video editing and video sound optimisation are just a few of the state-of-the-art features that will take your video editing to the next level. The latest feature update allows you to fully tap into the potential of your CPU and GPU – all thanks to NVENC support from NVIDIA and AVX-optimized algorithms.

Try it 30 days for free or watch the tutorials to learn a few tips and tricks for editing videos.

Looking for even more possibilities?

Explore the award winning VEGAS Pro - the fastest non-linear-editing software for professional video editors.

Watch the Quick Start videos to learn more about how to start video editing with VEGAS Pro.

Worth knowing: Helpful guides

Expand your knowledge with these helpful guides - whether you are a beginner, advanced or professional.

Screen Recording in just 4 steps!

Want to record your screen, create a video tutorial for software, or record scenes of a movie or video? The screen recording function is really handy for this. Here you can find out how to record your screen.

Video compress - Don't forget this!

An original video often requires a lot of memory and has a large file size. Videos can be compressed to email videos or to minimize storage space. Find out how this works with this guide.

Make a video - editing program and tips

Whether you're an amateur filmmaker or a professional, your goal is to capture one-of-a-kind moments on video. Our guide explains what you should keep in mind when creating a video.

A comparison of different video formats

MP4, AVI or MPEG – which video format is right for my needs? If you've ever asked yourself this question, take a look at our guide to video formats. We'll show you what to look out for when choosing video formats.

Video effects

From time-lapse and reverse effects to post-processing with Chroma Key: In our guide, experts from the MAGIX community tell you everything you need to know about video effects and special effects.

Video post production

After filming fast-paced scenes with a hand-held device and no tripod, you may notice that your shots are blurred or contain noise. Here we'll show you how to enhance your footage during post-production.

Video Converter

Different video formats are available depending on the platform or device you are using. In this guide we explain the most important video formats and show you how to convert them to the right formats with a converter.

The five steps of video editing

1. Review the material

Which recordings are good and which ones are unusable? It's a good idea to make a note of the most important scenes and to remove the scenes you don't want to include in your movie editing.

2. Organizing the movie

Divide your movie into sections according to subject. Once you have defined the individual sections for your video, you can assign the scenes to them.

3. The actual video editing

Now that you have completed all the preparatory steps, you can really start to edit a video. Whether you are an experienced video editor or new to video editing software, the first thing you should do is familiarize yourself with your tool, the video editing program.

4. Fine-tuning

Now you can use effects, titles and image stabilization to smooth the hard edges and to perfect your video.

5. Exporting

Exporting is the last step after editing your videos. You will want to make sure that the image quality is maintained and that the file size stays within acceptable limits.

5 tips for faster video editing results

1. Optimize performance:

  • Reduce the frame rate and resolution, or deactivate the plug-ins and effects during playback
  • Use proxy files during playback - this will not affect the resolution during export or disc burning
  • Use the ‘Preview rendering’ button to automatically pre-analyse and compile CPU intensive effects and transitions that are applied simultaneously

2. Break longer videos into several smaller scenes:

Use the Automatic ‘Scene recognition’ feature to split longer videos into individual scenes. This function will analyse recordings for image cuts so that scenes can be identified, saved and arranged in a new order.

3. Use multi-cam mode:

Sometimes several cameras from different angles record the same scene. Multi-cam mode makes putting these types of videos together much easier. By simply clicking with the mouse in the preview monitor, you can intuitively edit a video using multiple footage of the same scene.

4. Import with precision

  • Select your destination track
  • Choose the location on the timeline with the cursor
  • Choose the media (any video, effect or music) to import into the destination track with a single click on the down-arrow button. This will save a ton of time when working on larger and more complex projects.

5. Import effects directly from the built-in media pool

With just one click, you can import all templates, effects and music into your timeline.

Are you still not sure which program is right for you?

Try a Free Trial version and find the perfect video maker for your video editing needs.