MAGIX Video Pro X4
The look and sound of perfect!
MAGIX Video Pro X4 is the perfect software solution for intuitive and powerful video production. This multi-award-winning video editing suite, which is geared towards the unique requirements of professional users, offers an unrivaled range of powerful post-production tools.
Improved performance, detailed editing options and years of experience in the field of advanced software development guarantee professional results in perfect sound and vision and an efficient workflow that combines professional video editing with ease of use.
Complete Stereo3D workflow.
Improved: Full Stereo3D support
Complete Stereo3D workflow:Stereoscopic recordings of your own 3D set ups and dedicated Stereo3D camcorders can be imported, mixed and edited as 2D material.
The 3D footage is then synchronized and aligned automatically. If desired, the image offset can also be animated manually and via keyframes in order to compensate for unwanted visual effects.The program's options post production are just as extensive as those for editing 2D material: numerous stereo fades and a combination 2D/3D program monitor allow users to edit 3D footage just as quickly and efficiently as 2D material.
The program offers extensive options for exporting the finished 3D movie, for example, as a side-by-side or anaglyph video in all standard codecs. The movie can also be burned to Blu-ray Disc or posted on YouTube using the direct uploading function.
New: MAGIX Video Pro x4 offers full support for MVC files and all current 3D camcorders.
Thanks to the open timeline, you can import and edit different video formats in SD or HD resolution without having to adjust the files to the project settings or convert the files into a proprietary intermediate format.
Compatibility with all standard video formats
MAGIX Video Pro X4 is compatible with all standard SD and HD video formats such as DV, HDV, or AVCHD (progressive), H.264, XDCAM, NXCAM and optionally with all professional video formats such as DVCPRO, AVC-Intra - the open Timeline guarantees native video editing in all formats.
Optimized tapeless workflow: clips can be viewed, organized and imported into the Timeline directly using a recording dialog, with full support for P2 media.
Supports all current video DSLRs.
Advanced support for Video DSLRs
MAGIX Video Pro X4 supports all current video DSLRs. Direct support has been optimized specifically for leading models such as Canon 5D Mark II and Canon 7D and guarantees an efficient workflow.
MAGIX Video Pro X4 supports importing and editing of professional XDCAM material without the need for additional upgrades, now also in a MOV container.
MAGIX Video Pro X4 supports footage from DVCPRO25, DVCPRO50 and DVCPROHD cameras, producing movies with the highest possible technical quality. Thanks to its extremely high data rates and outstanding image quality, the DVCPRO25/50/HD codec has managed to assert itself in TV broadcasting stations and professional production companies. Requires fee-based activation.
With data rates of 100Mbit/s, Intraframe compression and 4:2:2 color scanning, recording in AVC-Intra format is the secret successor to the DVCPROHD codec. MAGIX Video Pro X4 supports AVC-Intra after a fee-based activation*, including an optimized import dialog for P2 memory cards.
Import dialog for memory cards
Now it's even easier to import footage from video DSRLs and camcorders that record on tapeless storage media or memory cards into MAGIX Video Pro X4. The import dialog offers filter functions, an automatic sorting function for footage and a preview function even prior to transferring the data, thus enabling individual file management even during import and a more clearly laid-out editing workflow.
New: ProRes and DNxHD
MAGIX Video Pro X4 offers full support for ProRes and DNxHD, guaranteeing a future-proof format support on a professional level.
With MAGIX Movie Edit Pro X4 screen content of the highest quality can be recorded easily - perfect for tutorials and screencasts. Recordings are subsequently transferred directly to the project where you can edit it, add music or your own audio commentary. Finished video productions can be shared directly with the click of the mouse using the integrated upload and authoring features in MAGIX Video Pro X4.
Offers movie makers the most professional filmmaking options available.
Optimized for Intel Core i7 Processors
The combination of Intel Mobile Core i7 with MAGIX Video Pro X4 offers movie makers the most professional filmmaking options available as well as true mobility on the go. Thanks to the new Intel Core i7 for notebooks and Video Pro X4, precision and performance of mobile video editing are finally on a par with studio editing or editing at home on your desktop PC.
In particular, smooth real-time playback of complex effects, such as in primary and secondary color correction, works perfectly with Intel Core i7. The ability to use multiple tracks and effects without noticeably slowing down the system has been considerably improved. The entire workflow, from recording to the final rendering has been made faster - likewise the time consuming process of decoding and encoding MPEG 2/4 videos is simultaneously calculated on multiple cores in the processor.
Hybrid Video Engine with Intel Quick Sync Video, CUDA and OpenCL
Powerful performance: Video Pro X4's Hybrid Video Engine supports GPU rendering with Intel Quick Sync Video, CUDA and OpenCL. By shifting the rendering process to the GPU and using system components optimally, lag-free video editing is finally within reach: with effects processing in real-time and a drastic increase in speed of up to 350% for AVCHD export.
MAGIX Video Pro X4 uses the advantages of modern processor architecture to shorten rendering times of complex projects on multi-processor and multi-core systems. Editing HDV material is distributed equally over as many as eight CPU cores and guarantees an optimal use of system resources.
Preview rendering guarantees perfect performance when making real-time cuts, especially useful in large cut projects. Through manual or automatic range selection you can highlight critical sequences and let them render - time saving and efficient.
Smart Rendering for AVCHD
When exporting projects including AVCHD material, only those clips will be recalculated that were edited by adding titles or effects - all other files are used directly without the need for recalculation. This reduces rendering times when burning AVCHD or Blu-ray Discs by up to 90%.
Allows image control in real-time for up to nine tracks.
For demanding video productions: MultiCam mode allows image control in real-time for up to nine tracks, independent of system performance The preview can be intuitively changed in the preview monitor by clicking the mouse, all edits are marked - in perfect synchronicity. By analyzing the audio material MultiCam recordings can be automatically synchronized and added.
Perfectly synchronized: By analyzing the audio material MultiCam recordings can be automatically synchronized and added before editing.
Three and four point editing
The three and four point cut functions make it much easier to insert video clips into the timeline precisely. You can define start and end position for clips by placing in and out points in the video monitor and timeline, you can also fill any gaps precisely with or without timestretching the original clip. Cut markers that are not set will be automatically calculated and save additional cut operations.
Advanced search for gaps
To detect undesired black areas between clips, MAGIX Video Pro X4 includes a special function to search for gaps. Simply start a search and the program will list all gaps in the arrangement, which can then be selected and edited.
In MAGIX Video Pro X4, you can change the length of your video and audio objects simply by stretching and squashing the object in the timeline. Audio objects maintain their original pitch.
Intelligent mouse mode
The different mouse modes allow you to quickly close gaps in the arrangement. With a single click, all subsequent objects can be selected and moved on one or all tracks. Further editing functions such as timestretching video clips, trimming, and audio scrubbing can be used on objects directly in the Timeline.
Built-in image stabilization balances undesired picture movements and shaking. When being stabilized the motion stabilizer equalizes inadvertent movements in the image by moving the image in the opposite direction in accordance with the wrong movements. The gaps created at the edge will be hidden by the automatic zoom function. The result: a clearly more stable, almost imperceptibly larger picture.
Due to numerous performance improvements image stabilization has been significantly enhanced: Tracking calculation is no 11x as fast on suitable Intel Core i7 systems.
Allows windows to saved as templates that can be adjusted for any working situation.
Look and Feel
Improved: Customizable user interface
MAGIX Video Pro X4 has a customizable user interface which allows windows to saved as templates that can be adjusted for any working situation. The program and preview monitors can be enlarged to full screen mode, which allows for optimal program layout on multiple screens. Even the project folder, the timeline, and the Media Pool can be scaled and moved as separate windows.
New: Scalable preview images in the Media Pool enable quick clip selection and the customizable track height in the Arrangement gives an overview of the most important elements.
New: Optimized Timeline with innovative object handling
Perfect Arrangements: Video Pro X's Timeline has been completely revamped and guarantees a fast, intuitive workflow.
Object types are now displayed differently, improving quick access when editing. The video sound can be displayed directly in the video track in order to optimize the way complex Arrangements are displayed - i.e. with fewer tracks and more overview. The short mouse movements are also efficient: functions such as volume and transparency can now be directly controlled in Video Pro X4 using the track headers.
MAGIX Video Pro X4's keyboard shortcuts can be personalized all programs and menu functions however you like. The keyboard shortcuts can be adjusted, changed and created according to your needs and workflows - ideal for transitioning to other video editing software.
Allows slow motions with speed transitions.
Dynamic slow motion effects with frame interpolation
Smooth slow motion: The new slow motion function allows slow motions with speed transitions - you control the speed directly and precisely using Keyframes. Frame interpolation ensures optimal image quality: by calculating intermediate images extreme fair values are played in a smooth slow motion.
The effects masks make it easy to use video effects: Select an individual image areas with alpha masks and apply this effect to these areas only - making for more detailed effect editing, vignetting effects and blurring.
Comparison mode in the source monitor
MAGIX Video Pro X4 features a comparison mode, which allows you to check your video material before and after editing. This way, you can always keep track of your effects editing. You can compare the raw footage with the edited clip, as well as individual effects results with each other and with previous or the subsequent versions in the arrangement.
Precise key frame functions
The keyframe editor enables extensive control over video effects in two steps: Quickly access object-based effects settings in the Media Pool and detailed, advanced editing with the precise Bézier curve control on the timeline, directly as required, plus the "Easy ease" function for dynamic animations.
Real-time audio mixer
MAGIX Video Pro X4 includes a real-time mixer with a master effects section. As well as effect editing for individual audio objects in real-time, every channel strip can be equipped with separate track effects such as equalizer, compressor, delay as well as DirectX and VST plug-ins.
Sample precise editing
In most cases the 1/25 second grid in video editing programs is not detailed enough for audio editing. MAGIX Video Pro X4 features sample-precise audio object editing (e.g. 1/48,000 s) for precise cuts, transitions, and video image synchronization.
Broadcast quality audio editing
MAGIX Video Pro X4, which is based on Samplitude's high-end audio engine, meets professional audio editing standards. Audio files can be directly transferred to DAWs such as MAGIX Samplitude by EDL transfer - in addition you can bounce any audio tracks for further editing on hard disk.
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
With the Dolby Digital 5.1 Creator you can create real Surround sound with full channel control and mix it live with the audio mixer - including complete channel control.
All audio effects can be individually automated with keyframes. Keyframe control is as intuitive as it is easy: alongside the exact control using the Bézier curve simple control can also be selected. Simply activate keyframes and adjust the audio effect to the desired sections - the keyframes will be automatically inserted.
Can be activated optionally for video export.
Export and Authoring
Perfect for passing on to sound studios: Time code rendering can be activated optionally for video export. After being exported, the finished movie includes the time code signal, which displays the current position of the playback marker. The look of the timecode can be individually edited.
MPEG-2 I-Frame only
MAGIX Video Pro X4 supports I-frame only encoding for MPEG-2. This format guarantees superior image quality when exporting thanks to 4:2:2 color scanning and is renowned for its easy editing. That's why MPEG-2 I-frame only is the most popular format accepted by broadcasters.
Disc authoring for DVD, AVCHD and Blu-ray Discs
MAGIX Video Pro X4 features a range of animated templates for disc creation. If desired, all templates can be customized manually – in MAGIX Video Pro X4 as well as individually and layer-based in Xara Designer Pro or Adobe Photoshop, created menus can also be saved as custom templates. When creating DVDs, up to eight audio tracks are supported – ideal for multilingual DVDs and a combination of Stereo sound and Surround sound. Advanced control using encoder settings gives you complete control over image quality.
With MAGIX Video Pro X4, you can produce AVCHD and Blu-ray discs complete with animated menus and high-quality multi-channel audio. In addition, MAGIX Video Pro X4 is provides the option of burning AVCHD videos to DVDs that can be played on any of the latest Blu-ray players.
Export to mobile devices
In MAGIX Video Pro X4 videos can be exported directly to Smartphones, iPhones and other mobile devices - current presets make playing videos easier.