Video Edit Magic

Video Edit Magic

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.5
out of 45 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.47
  • Total Downloads:
    557,968
  • Date Added:
    July 01, 2008
  • File Size:
    13.75MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    278
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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Though it lacks the features of big-name programs such as Adobe Premiere, Video Magic is admirably simple and suitable for basic home use. Once you've captured media from a DV camera, a DVD camcorder, or another source, you just drop the video and audio files onto Video Magic's time-line-based interface to start editing. The program provides a healthy number of transitions and effects, such as fades, wipes, and even a picture-in-picture tool. It's a snap to slap together video files and add dissolves, narration, and background music. When you're done, Video Magic can output your movie to any of the major video formats, including AVI, MPEG, and WMV. The program now includes a tool for splitting clips into multiple segments, but we didn't find it all that easy to use. Also, the program lacks a dedicated trimming tool, making it difficult to fine-tune transitions. Overall, Video Magic is best suited for novices who want to get their feet wet before moving on to more full-featured packages.
 
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User Reviews
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2 stars

"Dying from neglect"

July 27, 2010  |  By reng2005

 |  Version: Video Edit Magic 4.47

Pros

Good feature set; easy to use; flexible and versatile

Cons

Somewhat overpriced; poor support; buggy; stuck in development limbo

Summary

The program tends to crash for no apparent reason, so save often. The watermark feature has a longstanding bug (cannot change opacity). Video Edit Magic has been stuck at Version 4.47 for over 2 years (since before May, 2008). Have they completely stopped development? With so many outstanding bugs? I say, stay away from any program that is stuck in development limbo.

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1 stars

"Would be good if"

June 11, 2010  |  By cyndigerl

 |  Version: Video Edit Magic 4.47

Pros

I liked the software's capabilities and learned it fast.

Cons

Would be good if could import MPEG-4 files, which it doesn't seem to want to do. It accepted MOV files fine and was able to do test editing with it.

Summary

If you want to edit MPEG-4 files, forget this software.

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5 stars

"its very good"

February 02, 2010  |  By squll03

 |  Version: Video Edit Magic 4.47

Pros

its complete,... friendly user,... best effects and features for a video editor,... very good

Cons

its too expensive,...XD! i' ll try to buy when ill have a job,...xD

Summary

its good cause unlike any other video editing software it has many features,..

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2 stars

"Won't work with my Canon avi files"

January 26, 2010  |  By caffeinebump

 |  Version: Video Edit Magic 4.47

Pros

Looks like it is well supported

Cons

Doesn't work with avi files from a Canon camera

Summary

The program choked on the avi files from my Canon camera. The help file said to update my codecs, but I am already running the most up-to-date ones. The support forum suggested using Windows Media Player to open the file, since WMP will automatically find the right codecs. But WMP had no problem with the, and did not need to find any new codecs to play it. I tried to find out which codecs I need by opening File -> Properties in WMP, but none are listed. Looks like I am out of luck.

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1 stars

"Video Edit Magic gave an error message and crashed."

July 27, 2009  |  By AnthonyStargate

 |  Version: Video Edit Magic 4.47

Pros

There's nothing to like here.

Cons

It's all a con when the program doesn't work.

Summary

As soon as Video Edit Magic opened, it gave me an error message that read - Run time error, with a long winded number. And it said - The object invoked has disconnected from its clients.

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1 stars

"Did not work"

June 13, 2009  |  By laszlokoczy

 |  Version: Video Edit Magic 4.47

Pros

Appears to offer a wide range of functions.

Cons

I tried 1 and it did not work. I wanted to cut an AVI, to this end it re-encoded it so that I could never play it again.

Summary

VideoEditMaster seems more limited, but it works.

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2 stars

"Ok features, buggs a lot"

January 11, 2009  |  By Eriwib

 |  Version: Video Edit Magic 4.47

Pros

Quite easy to use, straight forward, not too fancy

Cons

Heaps of buggs. Files needs to be converted to be properly used. Whole thing shuts down from time to time, so be sure to save a lot.

Summary

It makes me mad, i have to restart the program all the time, heaps of bugs

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2 stars

"very hard work"

November 27, 2008  |  By captaincolin7

 |  Version: Video Edit Magic 4.47

Pros

finished movie is good

Cons

takes a lot of effort to make simple clips

Summary

very over worked ,poor user features just hasent got any polish about it

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4 stars

"Offers lots of file conversion and output choices."

September 01, 2008  |  By LilPeck

 |  Version: Video Edit Magic 4.47

Pros

A nice compromise between expensive professional video editing software, and 'dumbed down' consumer software.

Cons

I would like for the audio fields to drag with the video fields, on the timeline.

Summary

I've had my copy for a year. I shuttle between my ancient copy of Premiere, a new copy of Sony Vegas (the $50 version) and this, along with using several other little cheap or free programs. The more familiar I become with Video Edit Magic, the more pleased I am with what a good value it is.

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1 stars

"No free trial"

July 20, 2008  |  By terracore

 |  Version: Video Edit Magic 4.47

Cons

LIES! Brands video... no free trial

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.47
Version 4.47 is a bug fixing release.
General
Publisher DeskShare
Publisher web site http://www.deskshare.com
Release Date May 15, 2008
Date Added July 01, 2008
Version 4.47
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Editing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
Download Information
File Size 13.75MB
File Name VideoEditMagic.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 557,968
Downloads Last Week 278
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial, nag screen
Price $69.95

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