MAGIX Video Pro X Review

Magix Video Pro X is the top of the line video editing software from the European based Magix company and in posting a review of the program it is important to understand where it sits in the overall editing software universe..
This is a professional grade video editing program able to handle consumer level file formats through to fully professional broadcast quality formats so from a review perspective it is aimed at the advanced amatuer through to the total professional.
As such,…

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The Friday Roundup – Framing Long Shots and a Gazillion Tutorials

Long Shots and Composition
In the Shooting Better Video section of this site on the page that covers the basics of the types of shots used most commonly, there is a brief rundown on the Long Shot.
The long shot or the establishment shot is most often used to set the scene so the audience knows where we are or, in the case of being used in the middle of a project, where we are now as opposed to where we were before.
It either introduces a location or setting or helps shift the audience to …

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Wondershare Filmora Review

Before I get into the WonderShare Filmora review proper I think that the very first thing that needs to be addressed is why Filmora has a place in the world in the first place.
Over the past few years the main overall trend has been that the average consumer level video editor has become more and more feature rich.
In many ways that is a good thing because it causes the software companies through competition, to keep striving to improve their products.
The downside is that every time they a…

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Adobe Premiere Elements 11 Review Part Two

Time to review the good and the not so good!

The Interface
What is clear in this latest version of Premiere Elements 15 is that Adobe have finally decided on a direction for the program based on the real world rather than some geeks in a lab making guesses.
Everything is tucked away unless you are using it so although you have to find out WHERE everything is tucked away, once you do the advantages become clear.
When you do click on a tool or module what you are most often presented with …

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Adobe Premiere Elements 15 Review

Back in the day AdobeĆ¢??s premiere Elements seemed to rule the world of consumer video editing software mainly because of superior marketing, not because the software was particularly good.
It was always quite serviceable and got the job done but it began to suffer from two main problems.
First of these was that it was quite obvious Adobe were focusing on the pro end of the market with Premiere Pro and that’s where the development energy was being invested.
Premiere Elements of course had reg…

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