Anyone who starts feeling creative enough to toy around with digital media would be well-advised to do a little research into the multitude of multimedia tools floating around the Interwebs. At some point, you'll no doubt stumble across something by Magix, an entertainment software maker that has put out a shocking array of audio, photo, and video editing programs, including the lovely and simple FunPix Maker and the GarageBand-like Music Maker.
Today, the company released its latest offering in the form of Magix Movie Edit Pro 17 Plus. In addition to providing all of the video-editing features from version 16, the update includes the ability to edit 3D video. This new functionality, which only very recently made its debut in Roxio Creator 2011, will certainly creep into more editing suites going forward, though its staying power remains to be seen.
Some of the more noteworthy carry-over features from the last version of Movie Edit Pro include a library of more than 1,500 special effects, cinematic transitions and templates; advanced audio dubbing via a Dolby Digital 5.1 mixer; HD camcorder support; Blu-ray disc authoring; free background music selections; and easy YouTube uploading. For version 17, Magix has improved performance and modernized the interface, as well as added the ability to import Photoshop layers directly as menu templates and export directly to Facebook.
For the next 24 hours, you can find Magix Movie Edit Pro 17 Plus exclusively on Download.com. Give the free 30-day trial a spin and decide if you want to shell out $89.99 for the long term.