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MoviePlus X5

by Serif
Windows Vista / 7 / XP
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)

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  • Import and edit movies from anywhere
  • Easy drag-and-drop editing mode for beginners
  • Unlimited-track Timeline mode for advanced editing
  • Over 200 stunnning effects and transitions
  • Reduce noise and camera shake
  • Burn HD DVDs and Blu-ray Discs straight from MoviePlus X5 – no other software required
  • Export video for iPod, iPad and PSPs
  • Optimise video for YouTube
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System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows Vista / 7 / XP
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1
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  • Release Date: 10 Feb. 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 816 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Serif MoviePlus X5
High-Definition Video Editing Made Easy

MoviePlus X5 is the powerful digital video-editing solution with easy-to-use tools and stunning studio-quality effects. Produce professional movies and burn the result to a DVD or Blu-ray Disc, or upload to the web to share with friends, family or the world.

Everything you need!
  • Import and edit movies from anywhere
  • Easy drag-and-drop editing mode for beginners
  • Unlimited-track Timeline mode for advanced editing
  • Over 200 stunning effects and transitions
  • Reduce noise and camera shake
  • Export video for iPod, iPad and PSP or optimize video for YouTube
  • Burn Blu-ray Discs or HD video to DVD, straight from MoviePlus X5--no other software required
Edit movies easily
Edit movies easily

MoviePlus X5's support for all common video file formats means it's easy to start creating professional-looking movies in no time, regardless of whether you shoot video on a camcorder, pocket cam, digital camera, mobile phone or any other device.

Two editing modes offer an easy or advanced approach to movie-making: Storyboard mode is an easy-to-use workspace for visualizing scenes, great for producing simple projects and slideshows and Timeline mode offers advanced control and precision, allowing media to be arranged over unlimited tracks.

It's so easy to find the tools you need with MoviePlus X5's intuitive interface and resizable floating panes. On-screen help, tutorials and step-by-step instructions provide you with professional tips, tricks and techniques to ensure you're never without guidance.

End-to-end HD
End-to-end HD

Enjoy your memories in the highest quality when you import, edit and export HD video. MoviePlus X5 supports AVCHD and HDV formats and works great with full HD 1080, 50p and 60p recordings.

Editing HD footage, even on older PCs, is better than ever thanks to improved proxy file generation and management of background tasks. When editing HD video, MoviePlus X5 creates a lower resolution "proxy" copy of the video for you to edit. Proxy files are much faster than HD files and require less of your computer's resources. So video quality isn't compromised, MoviePlus will export your project using the original HD files to give you the best possible results.

Burn HD movies straight to Blu-ray Disc or take advantage of AVCHD export to burn HD video to a DVD. If you want to share HD video online, MoviePlus X5 includes the H.264 codec for creating compressed MPEG 4 files.

Use powerful tools
Use powerful tools

Trim videos without deleting any part of your source video files and accurately change video and audio properties with keyframeable effects, transitions, video motion and much more.

Complex productions may need video, audio and effects tracks, often on a single timeline. MoviePlus X5 gives you an unlimited amount of tracks on the timeline so you can add as many elements as you want to your movie.

Produce professional picture-in-picture effects or tile multiple videos together to show additional visuals in one dynamic scene. Enjoy a rich cinematic experience with a range of effects and adjustments to enhance your movie's audio, along with support for Dolby Digital Stereo.

Add stylish effects
Add stylish effects

There are over 100 effects, such as old film or romantic diffuse glow, to enhance videos. And MoviePlus X5 provides over 80 customizable transitions that will impress viewers too, including cross-fade, wipe, blur and 3D flip.

Put your actors onto any background with quality chroma keying (green screening) and add captions, titles and credits with a variety of professional text styles. Bring words to life using animation presets and superimpose any transparent image onto your videos.

Make adjustments to lighting and colour balance, reduce video noise and remove unwanted camera movements, plus more, all with MoviePlus X5.

Make your own DVDs and Blu-ray Discs
Make your own DVDs and Blu-ray Discs

Burn your movies direct to Blu-ray Disc, DVD, VCD and SVCD, and create ISOs, all within MoviePlus X5--no other software is required!

Give DVDs and Blu-ray Discs a navigable, animated menu. Choose from an impressive range of highly customizable and stylish templates or create one from scratch using your own background.

Viewers can easily jump to any scene in your movie. Video thumbnails provide a link to chapter markers and scene shortcuts so you can preview a scene before selection.

Share your memories
Share your memories

Exporting your movies to any media, file or device is quick and easy. MoviePlus supports popular export formats including AVI, WMV, MPG and QuickTime MOV, and can help you optimize videos to get the highest quality in the smallest file size.

With preset options in place, you can export videos for playback on popular hardware devices like iPads, iPhones, iPods, PSPs and smartphones, or share them online via YouTube.


The amazing and easy-to-use MoviePlus X5 from Serif makes editing and sharing videos simple, so you don't need to be an expert to create a great video.

You can easily import video files from anywhere and the editing tools and effects help you to create the movie you want. It's the ideal software for creating and sharing any type of movie, from stylish wedding DVDs to fun home movies and YouTube clips, MoviePlusX5 is the only software you need.

This all-in-one movie editing studio performs great in Windows 7, Vista, & XP and smart processing means that you can even edit HD movies on older PCs.

Timeline mode has unlimited tracks and keyframe controls. View larger.
Learn how to create great movies with MoviePlus' on-screen How To tab. View larger.
Create animated disc menus with MoviePlus' built-in Menu Designer. View larger.

New Features

Burn Blu-ray Discs

Create your own Blu-ray Discs, straight from MoviePlus, to preserve your memories in high definition.

Export AVCHD

Burn AVCHD videos from MoviePlus X5 onto regular DVDs--no need to buy costly discs to create HD movies.

Better HD video

Working with HD videos is now faster than ever with MoviePlus's improved smart engine and the ability to prioritize background tasks.

Top level disc menus

Add animated menus, chapter points and more--just like commercial DVDs. The flexible designer helps you to get professional results.

Reduce video "noise"

Improve the appearance of grainy video captured in low light and on hand-held devices by removing all types of noise.

Image stabilization

Make your movies easier to watch. Reduce unwanted camera movements by adding image stabilization to any part of your movie.

Real-time rippling

Instantly maintain overlaps (used in transitions and other effects) when clips are deleted and inserted, making editing even easier.

Multi-trim dialog

Make all your trims and cuts at once! Great for quickly removing scenes, out-takes and mistakes and reduces your editing time.

Improved user interface

Find the tools and features you need quickly in the new-look, and intuitive, MoviePlus X5 interface.

Customizable shortcuts

Work faster! Set your own keyboard shortcuts for the most commonly used actions to speed up your workflow.

Media Pane sorting

Make finding the right video clips, audio files and other media quick and easy by filtering your searches.

Colour Pass effect

Easily pick out a single colour in an otherwise black-and-white movie or scene to create a great effect.

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  • Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    40 of 40 people found the following review helpful
    Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
    The list of features that Serif MoviePlus X5 boasts is very impressive so I was interested to see if this application would enable an amateur at movie editing to produce professional results.

    When MoviePlus first loads you are immediately presented with a welcome screen that gives single click access to a whole range of hints and tips. This is reassuring to a newbie like me and is a nice friendly touch to quite a complex piece of software. MoviePlus's user-friendliness is further enhanced by the inclusion of a number of tutorials, which are definitely recommended viewing, plus some demonstrations that show off some of MoviePlus's more advanced features, which is handy for when you're feeling more ambitious.

    Another big plus is all the sample projects that Serif includes. Loading these projects allows you to see what can be achieved with MoviePlus's extensive set of effects, and the projects also include explanatory notes, so this is another great way to learn.

    Obviously a lot of effort has gone into making this product accessible to all users no matter what their experience level. When using the application there is a How To pane permanently docked next to the main editing window which is very convenient for getting quick access to the help system.

    For movie editing, MoviePlus offers a large and at times bewildering array of tools. Serif haven't skimped on features and cram a lot into the box, but unfortunately this is where some of the user-friendliness of the product falls down. Once you start digging down into more advanced features, the interface gets very cluttered and makes finding your way around frustrating at times.
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    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
    I have to say that for the price this is a pretty good software package. With it's comprehensive and easily accesible help menus it's pretty easy to use straight off the bat, and for the price it's certainly feature-packed, so should keep you busy with new stuff to try out and learn once you've mastered the basics.

    The results, I thought, were also good - but I'm no expert. However, I did have fun with it and found this a great piece of software, although I've ever only used Windows movie maker before. I'll certainly be doing more with my films now than just letting them sit on the hardrive.
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    26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
    Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
    Having installed the product without problems, I ran the `Registration Wizard'. Although it is possible to register online, the user is pushed towards telephone registration, which I did. Once connected, I was subjected to a concerted sales pitch, with offers of reduced prices on a number of other products. This was despite having said quite firmly on more than one occasion that I wasn't interested in buying any other software. However, I did, eventually manage to complete the product registration.
    I have used Adobe Premiere for some time, but my version is now out of date and doesn't have the video sharing functionality of most of the relatively cheap consumer products that are around now. The cost of the latest version is prohibitive for the amount of video that I need to edit, so I decided to try MoviePlus.
    I used to use a Panasonic camcorder and output the video to DVD, but it was a long and complicated process using Premiere and Impression, and just too time consuming. I still use the Panasonic, but now use a Flip HD for most of my video and output to Windows Movie or upload to U-Tube. Although the supplied Flipshare software is great, the functionality is limited.
    Having previous experience of video editing, I knew what I wanted to do and approached my first project from that point of view. Before starting, I downloaded the manual in pdf format and kept it open while I worked. I would suggest that a beginner would be better off purchasing a hard copy as a reference.
    The user interface is well laid out with a large clear `monitor' and the choice of storyboard or timeline editing. Thumbnails of captured or imported clip are displayed in a convenient panel, from where they can be dragged into the editing area.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Easy to use Movieplus maker 17 April 2011
    By M. E. Wood VINE VOICE
    Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
    I will start by saying that I'm not so clued up on PC stuff as most, so I was pleased this was easy to install, although the phone registration was hard sell mostly,I know they have a job to do but why can't they take a simple "NO" for an answer,and get on with the job I phoned for and that was to register MY product.I have never edited my videos before and found the "Movieplus X5" just what I've been waiting for, as I said it is very easy to use even for a beginner.When on holiday I took loads of videos and as usual got the stray leg,arm and that man that always walk into the shot then just as quick walks out again,well the movie plus soon takes of all the bits you don't want and leaves you with a beautiful video to show friends and family. If your like me and want something simple to use that gives you that well polished finish then the Movieplus X5 is for you.
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    9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
    British based Serif's PhotoPlus X4 [Photoshop Elements 9 style photo editor], Drawplus X4 [vector drawing like Adobe Illustrator] and PagePlus X5 [desktop Publisher, the jewel in their crown] are all pretty good, so how does MoviePlus X5 do compared to Adobe Premier Elements 9? Well Movieplus is quite a powerful video editor, with a lot of useful features like image stabilisation & noise reduction [that both work well], masking, colour correction, and levels. Plus there is full DVD/Blu-ray and AVCHD/HDV support. AVCHD video can usefully be rendered in lower res while you are working on the video prior to hi-res output, which really speeds things up if needed. In fact this program is quite responsive on a decent laptop or PC, which is the exact opposite of lethargic Cyberlink PowerDirector and Adobe Elements Premiere 9. There's no 64-bit version of MoviePlus though, it runs in 32-bit mode only under Windows 7/Vista 64-bit. MoviePlus also offers loads of effects and transitions - two hundred of them in fact, although this wealth of features and palettes does add considerably to the programs complexity. As well as standard PC video/HD-video/DVD/Blu-ray burning [with templates for animated DVD menus], you can also export video for the iPod/iPAD, PSP, and YouTube. One installed MoviePlus X5 slickly updates itself over the internet [Help, Check for Updates] - updates are available even if like me you always click the 'Register Later' button to avoid Serif's telephone registration palava.

    There's plenty of in-program help, such as the 'How To pane' next to the Preview pane, and there's load of hints, tutorials and tips, with sample projects showing you how to do stuff, with notes on the video explaining exactly what it is happening.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Very good value.
    Published 1 day ago by Joe McBride
    5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic much better than movie maker
    Great program, 100x better than Movie Maker.
    Used this program for my Comms and Media coursework.

    Recommend it for projects and video editing.
    Published 9 months ago by Imogen Richards
    1.0 out of 5 stars Looks like good value but didn't work for me ..
    I had been using Window Live Movie Maker which is actually quite good but there are some annoying restrictions that you would expect from a free product. Read more
    Published 13 months ago by P Regan
    2.0 out of 5 stars serff 5 movie maker
    The software is good to a point, but can have difficulties in downloading to a DVD. I found no help at all in trying to resolve this problem and decided to search for other... Read more
    Published 15 months ago by swafer
    4.0 out of 5 stars Good value for money video editing software
    Good value for money video editing software, with the ability to import, edit, add music and titles, and render to DVD, iphone or a variety of devices. Read more
    Published 17 months ago by Derek Anthony
    5.0 out of 5 stars did exactly what it says on the pack , and more.. great product ,easy...
    did exactly what it says on the pack , and more.. great product ,easy to use.
    would recommend this to anyone wanting a quick easy editing program .
    Published 18 months ago by fred Greaves
    4.0 out of 5 stars no 1
    It is a great piece of soft ware that comes with a big manual. Enjoy the read but its good.
    Published 19 months ago by Kevin davies
    5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to use
    Have to say I bought this as a stop gap whilst waiting for the latest Sony Movie Studio Suite to arrive. Read more
    Published 20 months ago by rommels cat
    3.0 out of 5 stars Wouldn't install on my PC
    I've taken a while to review this but it seems I must now do so for the Amazon Vine programme. Unfortunately it wouldn't install on my PC so cannot give a proper review. Read more
    Published 21 months ago by Junior Hornet
    4.0 out of 5 stars Very good value for money
    Easy to use from the box. Has a tutorial with the disc and user friendly . I could recommend this product.
    Published on 8 Jan. 2013 by P Gaminiratne
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