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Magix Video Pro X9 and now Video Pro X 2017
  • What changed?

    • Good things - added curves, improved HEVC (including encoding)
    • Since October 2016 added support for 10-16bit videos and color correction for them
    • Not so good - for main page offer they removed Mercalli V4 and moved it in to Vegas offer
    • Normal price at around $399, 399 EUR, better see offers below
    • http://www.magix.com/int/video-pro-x/

    Note that since middle of 2016 all versions are called Video Pro X, and it upgrades just like Adobe products regularly, but without all this monthly stuff and it will work indefinitely.

    Good offer that still includes Mercalli V4 and more for 199 EUR

    • MAGIX Video Pro X8 (+free one year upgrades including major versions)
    • proDAD Mercalli V4 (now best soft stabilizer)
    • Video Sound Cleaning Lab (this one has spectral cleaning ala isotope RX, just simpler)
    • NewBlue ActionCam Package
    • 199 EUR total

    http://www.magix.com/index.php?id=22659&L=25&utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Display_Sales&utm_campaign=VideoProX_2016_DE_REM

    Upgrade offer

    • MAGIX Video Pro X8 (+free one year upgrades including major versions)
    • Custom keyboard
    • HitFilm plugins
    • 199 EUR

    http://www.magix.com/index.php?id=22659&L=25&utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Display_Sales&utm_campaign=VideoProX_2016_DE_REM

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  • Thanks, very good offers here. Need to try this editor.

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    Update (kind of X9 new version) - 15.0.4.163

    • Integrated 360 ° video stitching. Videos from 360 ° cameras can be loaded in MAGIX Video Pro X without preprocessing and can be converted into a real 360 ° video, if necessary.
    • Export of 360 ° videos: New project templates for 360 ° videos and a 360 ° display mode for the video monitor allow the creation of 360 ° video. It is also possible to place normal videos and photos in the three-dimensional 360 ° space.
    • New video effects:
      • Lab adjustments,
      • Shining,
      • Broadcast Colors,
      • Mask generator,
      • Dies,
      • Lens reflections
      • Noise adding
      • Unsharp mask
      • Gaussian blur
    • Dithering for playing deep-color video on monitors that can not display higher color depths.
    • Deep color support for import and export in HEVC and ProRes.
    • Specification of color space standards when exporting. This ensures the reproducible reproduction during video processing and playback on calibrated projectors and monitors.
    • The Object Properties dialog has been reworked, where you can now also load camera-specific look-up tables.
    • There are also new options in the program settings / display options:
      • Output on monitor at high bit depth
      • Use dithering for output

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  • Integrated 360 ° video stitching. Videos from 360 ° cameras can be loaded in MAGIX Video Pro X without preprocessing and can be converted into a real 360 ° video, if necessary. Export of 360 ° videos: New project templates for 360 ° videos and a 360 ° display mode for the video monitor allow the creation of 360 ° video. It is also possible to place normal videos and photos in the three-dimensional 360 ° space.

    Wow, this is really big news for me.

  • PR

    MAGIX is pleased to announce the release of the latest version of its video editing software, Video Pro X. An unrivaled spectrum of innovative features makes Video Pro X the most attractive choice in its price range for video enthusiasts with high creative demands. From 10-bit HEVC decoding/encoding and professional color grading to 360° editing and precise audio mastering, the latest version offers powerful tools for broadcast-quality results. In addition, scalable proxy editing, preview rendering and hardware acceleration enable real-time video editing in HD, 4K and 360°.

    Professional Colour Grading

    Built-in 16-bit deep colour processing in Video Pro X provides greater creative freedom and detailed colour correction via the color grading workflow - including true colour space handling for broadcast-ready results in 4:4:4 chroma subsampling. Colour-true processing of material is carried out by precise measuring instruments: vectorscope, waveform monitor, histogram and RGB parade. The software supports all formats from the professional and consumer sector such as ProRes, HEVC 10-Bit, AVC and MPEG-2. Thanks to new support for lookup tables (LUT) in Video Pro X, it can sync flat recordings with LUTs from the camera manufacturer or upload cinematic effect LUTs to create unique film styles. Lookup tables save color grading information and can easily be imported and applied, or custom created and saved.

    Media & Authoring

    The new version supports a diverse range of formats and cameras from the professional and consumer sector such as H.264 and HEVC/H.265 or formats including ProRes, AVC-Intra and DVCPRO that can be imported via the multi-format timeline and edited without any need for conversion. The integrated tagging & logging function for metadata guarantees a clear overview of all media and takes. To finalize projects, Video Pro X offers professional authoring functions for creating DVDs and Blu-ray Discs. There are also a range of animated templates for menus or the option to create your own.

    Precise Audio Processing

    Precise tools for audio restoration, sound mixing, TV-compliant loudness normalization according to EBU R 128 norms and extensive mastering plug-ins are also included in Video Pro X, allowing for professional audio editing at the post-production stage. Thanks to VST2 standard support, audio production plug-ins can be added to Video Pro X at any time. Following mixing, finalize sound via the master channel with the Mastering Suite - including 5.1 surround sound. Audio tracks can be exported to hard drives or transferred to external audio editors using the interface (EDL).

    Professional Effect Design

    Video Pro X offers a range of GPU-optimized video effects for creative editing. The new professional-sector effects are a particular highlight and include broadcast colour, tone value correction, LAB adjustment, noise and blur masking effects for broadcast ready results. Use masks to apply effects to specific areas of the image or attach media to moving elements with the professional object tracking feature. There's a whole range of additional features for finalizing productions, such as captions, text fades, title templates, travel route animation and intros and outros.

  • Considering LUTs, actually they had support for quite a time. But it was kind of hidden.

    Now they have predefined LUTs for LOG profiles, including Panasonic VLOG, so doing fast initial processing is one click.

  • Vk Can we say the Pro X might be even better the vegas pro? I mean, i have not tested it out, but Vegas is buggy and slow (I love the dAW like workflow ) but just not efficient

  • @sammy

    They have trial, so easy to check yourself.

  • I startet editing video with Magix video pro x 2 some years ago because it was the only editing programm my old Computer could handle. I still like it, but it is far from being perfect. I did not know, that it could handle luts, after adding this and hevc Support, it is now all i need to edit Videos. it is stable and fast.

  • 199$$ upgrade offer to X9 was sent to my email today.

  • @robertGL

    For many users also interesting and easy to get https://education.magix.com/en/products/magix-academic-suite-pro-x/

    This is also option -

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832609145

    As you can update if necessary Video Pro and have also 2 very good progs.

  • Another two small tips:

    First, you can buy instead Movie Edit Pro Plus or Premium

    http://www.magix.com/int/movie-edit-pro/plus/

    Actually this programs are usually ahead of Video Pro X (update posted above actually matched 360 and such features, but 8 months later).

    Second, you can always wait for a while in shopping cart page, usually 10% discount code will popup :-)

  • Some useful info on where Magix is considering GPU support (concerns MEP also):

    Encoder support (H.264)

    • Intel QuickSync - yes
    • NVidia VP - none
    • NVidia CUDA via Mainconcept - for very old 500 and lower series
    • AMD UVD - none

    Decoder support (H.264)

    • Intel QuickSync - yes
    • NVidia VP - may be via DXVA
    • AMD UVD - may be via DXVA

    Effects and transitions

    • Intel OpenCL - some
    • Nvidia OpenCL - some
    • Nvidia CUDA - no support
    • AMD OpenCL - some

    In the end. Situation with NLE developers is horrible and it is very similar across the board.

  • Interview about it

    In the December 2016 patch, important internal color grading workflow processes were switched to 16-bit deep color. How has this enhanced editing options in the latest version?

    The December patch laid the foundation for deep color in Video Pro X. In this step, the most essential processing was switched from 8-bit to 16-bit deep color. This made it possible for the first time to import HEVC 10-bit material and export it again without having to experience any loss in quality. The latest version of Video Pro X is now even more detailed and we’ve finalized the color grading workflow for deep color. With settings for color depth, color space and chroma subsampling, the user now has total control over their workflow and results. Thanks to lookup table support, we have also switched internal effect calculation to LUTs. This step alone has brought the program to a new level of quality and has also improved performance. Users with a monitor including deep color support can also optimize export for their monitor in the latest version.

    What other new features does the new version have in store for users?

    The new Video Pro X version is our biggest update since version 1. In addition to internal modifications and optimizations, the new version includes a wealth of new features: Color grading in deep color, lookup tables support, new professional effects/features, 360 degree editing with stitching and wireless media and project transfer.

    What are they all about and how do they work together with the shot match feature?

    Lookup tables are the professional video production standard in the sector nowadays. Lookup tables (LUTs for short) save color grading information, offering total freedom of interpretation for your video material. Thanks to new support for lookup tables the program can synch flat recordings with LUTs from the camera manufacturer or upload cinematic effect LUTs to create unique film styles. LUTs can easily be imported to Video Pro X and applied, or custom created and saved. Best of all: Editing using LUTs significantly reduces load on your CPU/GPU.

    How has the software performance improved?

    Let’s just say this: a lot! We’ve worked extensively on the stability and performance: From improved hardware speed on export to speed optimizations thanks to intern lookup table processing, to inking the logic behind the preview monitor, quite a bit has changed – and the user will immediately get a sense of this when working with the software. Playback performance alone is now 5 times smoother than before – even with 4K material.

    http://magazine.magix.com/en/the-new-video-pro-x/

  • Two edu videos for last version

  • Update 15.0.5.195:

    • NEW: Image border effects
    • NEW: Start dialog with new design (easier to understand and use)
    • NEW: 360° effects categories (now contains all 360° effects)
    • NEW: 360° scene rotation
    • NEW: Automatic recognition for 360° material and switching (Ricoh Theta m15, S, SC, Samsung Gear 360 and 360° files exported with programs)
    • NEW: Automatic stitching for some camera models (Ricoh Theta, Samsung Gear)
    • NEW: Track enhancements (track header, insert new track)
    • NEW: 5K/6K support for Lumix GH5 (movie settings)
    • Improved algorithms for rotate, zoom and 3D distortion (CPU performance improvements, deep color enabled, fixed artifacts)
    • Simplified selection of an object’s background (selection of background color moved from the Title Editor to the “Background design” title context menu)
    • GPU acceleration for Open FX effects (e.g. all HitFilm effects)
    • Virtually all effects can now be used in full screen mode
    • Fixed many crashes that occurred when using the program or upon program end
    • Fixed error which prevented export to network drives
    • Fixed various errors in Effects section (shot match, contour, lookup tables, titles)