You are viewing an archive of the old fxhome.com forums. The community has since moved to hitfilm.com.

Hopefully a Simple Question

Posted: Wed, 3rd Mar 2010, 5:28pm

Post 1 of 7

IV Shadow IV

Force: 0 | Joined: 3rd Mar 2010 | Posts: 2

Windows User

Member

Just wanted to say Hi and introduce myself, i found this today looking for vid effects and it's great! My one question is I am in the process of buying a decent editor leaning toward Movie Edit Pro 16 from Magix. My question is it seems these effects export in .avi or .mov so I assume they would be compatible with Movie edit pro?

Thanks again,

- IV Shadow IV
Posted: Wed, 3rd Mar 2010, 6:46pm

Post 2 of 7

Toruk Macto

Force: 55 | Joined: 21st Jan 2010 | Posts: 201

Member

I dont know movie edit pro but normally you just click -import : files - and it should pop up in any editor. good luck
Posted: Wed, 3rd Mar 2010, 7:33pm

Post 3 of 7

Axeman

Force: 17995 | Joined: 20th Jan 2002 | Posts: 6124

VisionLab User VideoWrap User PhotoKey 5 Pro User MuzzlePlug User PowerPlug User PhotoKey 3 Plug-in User FXhome Movie Maker FXpreset Maker MacOS User

SuperUser

I'd recommend looking at Vegas instead. Its still affordable, but is a much more widely acclaimed and supported bit of software, and is really excellent for the cost.

I can't speak from experience whether Movie Edit Pro imports .avi or .mov files, but I'd be quite surprised if it can't handle one or the other.
Posted: Wed, 3rd Mar 2010, 7:51pm

Post 4 of 7

IV Shadow IV

Force: 0 | Joined: 3rd Mar 2010 | Posts: 2

Windows User

Member

Thanks for the reply I was looking at the detail for movie edit and this is what I found:

Supported devices
IEEE1394/FireWire/DV/i.Link interface for use with DV/HDV
USB camcorder (DVD/hard disk/memory card) and webcams
VfW or DirectShow®-compatible video, TV or graphics cards with video input
WDM-compatible TV tuner cards, DirectX®9 and BDA driver compatible DVB T/S tuner cards
Blu-rayTM, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, DVD RAM, or CD-R/RW burners
Supported import formats
Video: AVI, DV-AVI, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MXV, MJPEG, QuickTime™, WMV(HD)
Audio: WAV, MP3, OGG, WMA, MIDI, Dolby® Digital Stereo, Dolby® Digital 5.1
Graphics: JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIF, TGA (supports scanners and digital photo cameras (TWAIN))
Supported export formats
Video: AVI, DV-AVI, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, QuickTime™, WMV(HD)
Audio: WAV, MP3, Dolby®Digital Stereo, Dolby®Digital 5.1
Graphics: JPEG, BMP
Supported file extensions (import)
.avi, .dat, .evo, .m2v, .m1v, .h264, .mpv, .mpg, .mpeg, .mpg2, .mps, .mp2, .mpe, .m2s, .vdr, .vob, .mod, .vro, .ts, .trp, .tp, .m2t, .mpt, .mmv, .m2ts, .mts, .tod, .mov, .mp4, .dvr-ms, .asf, .pva, .mp4, .mpeg4, .mpeg-4, .m4v, .3gp, .3g2
MPEG-4, MPEG-2, and Dolby®Digital must first be activated online for free.
MP3 export requires Windows Media installation installation version 10 or higher.

It seems to cover a lot of ground, also it is 47% off was orginally $130.00. I'll compare the two but this seems to be a lot of bang for your buck.
Posted: Wed, 3rd Mar 2010, 7:56pm

Post 5 of 7

Toruk Macto

Force: 55 | Joined: 21st Jan 2010 | Posts: 201

Member

you lost me wv all the technical stuff - i have final cut express but i've heard of vegas - your choice
Posted: Wed, 3rd Mar 2010, 8:25pm

Post 6 of 7

alienux

Force: 1050 | Joined: 6th Jan 2010 | Posts: 299

CompositeLab Pro User EffectsLab Pro User Windows User

Gold Member

From what you posted, it looks like it works with both .avi and .mov files. It would be unusual if it didn't.

I'll second the recommendation for Vegas. I've used a few other editors in the past and since I started using Vegas, I haven't looked back.
Posted: Thu, 4th Mar 2010, 2:41pm

Post 7 of 7

GeorgiaHoosier

Force: 800 | Joined: 8th Aug 2007 | Posts: 16

CompositeLab Pro User EffectsLab Pro User FXhome Movie Maker

Gold Member

I used MAGIX 14 because at the time it was one of the few editors that could take MTS files straight from my camera and use them on the timeline.
I purchased Vegas Movie Studio 9 because it had the same features and discovered it to be far less a resource hog than Magix.

About the only thing that I don't have now is the unlimited number of timelines (4 video and 4 audio is the limit in VMS9) but that hasn't been a problem.

You can download free demos of both and see which one is faster and ties up less of your computer when rendering.

From my experience Vegas wins, but they are both quality NLE programs