MAGIX Video Pro X Review

Magix Video Pro X is the top of the line video editing software from the European based Magix company.
In posting a review of Magix Video Pro X it is important to understand where it sits in the overall video editing software universe.
Video Pro X is a professional grade editing and post production suite able to handle all levels of file formats from consumer through to…
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The Friday Roundup – In-Camera Transitions, Camera Movement and FX

3 Epic In-Camera Transitions
The rise of TikTok, YouTube Shorts, Stories and other short form video trends have in common that they are mostly carried out totally on a mobile device.
That means the editing is being done mobile as well and with that comes a distinct set of limitations.
Those limitations are a result of the reduced processing power, data transfer speeds…
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Cyberlink Director Suite 365 Review

Before I get into the Director Suite 365 review proper I think it is important to understand where CyberLink are coming from in offering this product in the first place.
Cyberlink Director Suite is quite an interesting study in how a software company like CyberLink can implement an overall development and feature expansion strategy without alienating their core or entry…
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The Friday Roundup – Lighting Tips, Drone Moves and YouTube

Improve Your Video Lighting Easily
This is quite a good video on how to utilize lighting effectively for your video projects.
It covers the basics of simply adding more available light through to a full three point light setup and beyond.
Not everyone needs to or even wants to go up to fully pro equipment so there are lots of alternatives suggested along the…
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Corel VideoStudio Pro 2021 Review Part 2

Corel VideoStudio Pro 2021
So now we have covered the all the new stuff let’s get into Corel VideoStudio Pro 2021 itself and see what it offers and how it performs.
First up let’s establish clearly here that my computer is definitely not something designed for high end video editing or testing.
It is a eight year old Intel i5 processor computer running Win 10 64 bit that w…
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The Friday Roundup – Corel VideoStudio Updates and Examples of Story

Introducing Corel VideoStudio 2022
So this week marked the release of Corel VideoStudio 2022 and after having played with it for a few days now it all seems to be pretty good!
So far I am getting that the main theme of the update is leaning very clearly towards the social media content end of the market.
Most of the new tools or improvements to existing ones are quite…
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Corel VideoStudio 2021 Review

This is my Corel VideoStudio review covering the latest versions of Corel’s popular and feature packed consumer video editing software suites.
VideoStudio has been around for quite some time now and is a well matured, stable program which has benefited from active development since its inception.
In fact my very first copy of VideoStudio was version 6 under the now d…
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Adobe Premiere Elements Review

What is Premiere Elements 2021?
Adobe Premiere Elements was first released in 2004 in response to the increasing access the average consumer had at that time to digital video.
In fact, “back in the day” Premiere Elements seemed to rule the world of consumer video editing.
This was probably because of superior marketing and a lack of competition rather than the software…
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The Friday Roundup – Cinematic Action Cam Footage and How to Cut

7 Ways To Make Action Cameras Look Cinematic
The upside to using an action camera is that you can go just about anywhere with it and be ready to shoot at any time.
Let’s face it, these days action cams can get you some pretty amazing footage and at a quality that can be quite incredible.
There are a few downsides to using them and one of those is that when you see action…
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