Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Video Easy 3 Review and Competition

With all the video reviews we have been doing lately hubbie has been pulling his hair out trying to find the best and quickest on the market.  Luckily MAGIX came to the rescue asking us to review their Video Easy 3.


Hubbie was impressed from the outset as he could directly edit from the VOB file which our Sony handy cam outputs to, previously he had had to convert it to another format.  Another great feature and a fantastic time saver, was the scene recognition facility, with a couple of clicks of the button and hey presto your 20 minute footage is now in separate easy to chop and change blocks.



Some utilities that bode well are the text over integration which has great previewing and adjustment qualities allowing you to play the text anywhere on the screen and it also allows you to animate the text, which finally makes text overlays a simple but powerful tool in presentation.  I can see our vblogs finally looking more professional.

Hubby also loved the sound over options, one option allows you to put background music on your movie  and the other allows you to voice over the movie as its played, no more recording a clip and trying to overlay it correctly!  You can also remove sound on the video, for example if what the children are doing on the video is great BUT youngest decides to shout "the winner is a boobie" (as he did in one of our latest Orchard Toys games reviews!!!) in a clip, it is simple to correct the small problem!  With three audio settings, it is so easy to control the volume of the original sound, background music and commentary.


Now you have your movie finished you have a number of ways to publish it, you can directly publish your movie to Facebook, Youtube or the MAGIX online album or save it on your computer, burn it to disc or save it to your mobile device.  You can choose from four quality options when saving into a video format; Web quality (640 x 480), DVD quality (720 x 576), HD 1 quality (1280 x 720) and HD2 quality (1920 x 1080) and you can choose from three formats Windows media player for lower quality, mpeg 2 for the middle of the range quality and mpeg4 for the best quality (Of course all of these are dependent on the quality of the original footage!).


Hubbie is so impressed with this program I can see him eagerly beavering away making a gaming video next (my loveable geek!).  With easy video editing, he has much more free time to get baking again - always a bonus!

The best place to buy this software is from their online shop.  It has an RRP of £39.99 and I for one think it is a very worthwhile investment.  Keep an eye on their facebook page as they do regularly run competitions there.


We have kindly been offered another software activation code for one lucky winner.  If you would like to enter please fill in the rafflecopter below by the 5th of July.
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96 comments:

  1. this looks awsome!! i want one hehe x

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  2. i dont have any video software so this would be great for when i am doing videos of the kids - like the fact you can remove inappropriate things they say too!

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  3. it looks easy to use, so perfect for me! 

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  4. T spends ages editing our videos - it would make a great birthday present for him

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  5. i am useless when it comes to videos and this looks like it will be so helpful

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  6.  This looks excellent

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  7. would love to win to boost my info on this software

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  8. this looks awsome!! 

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  9. It sounds like a great editing tool for videos.

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  10. I'd love to win so I could sort out all my home videos on the computer!

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  11. I have always fancied myself as a bit of a Stephen Spielberg...without the
    furry beard!

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  12. Great giveaway

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  13. Amelia Kennedy20 June 2012 at 08:33

    I need to sort my video collection once and for all!

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  14. Much needed prize

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  15. brilliant much needed prize x

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  16. I would like to win because my partner loves to make all out family videos, he'd be in his element with this!

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  17. My Hubby would love this as he loves editing videos 

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  18. Sarah-Jane Laycock20 June 2012 at 11:14

    Would love to try this out

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  19. to get more creative in my spare time, mastering photoshop isn't enough anymore

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  20. Would be fab to have an easy to use video editing software especially as i haven't got any yet. Would also mean I could start doing video reviews as well!

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  21. I would like to win so I can learn to edit family videos I have shot over the past few years!

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  22. Love video editing, anyway to make it simpler will do me! Wicked!!

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  23. I would love to win because we have so many videos of Charlotte (3 and a half) and I desperately need to edit out the bits where she starts moaning that I'm videoing her singing or when she stands there silently for 5 minutes before beginning her dance...lol x

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  24. Jackie Sanderson20 June 2012 at 15:57

    Smashing competition - at last something i'd like to win.

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  25. Matthew collins20 June 2012 at 19:59

    I take so many videos but almost every one is spoilt by my dodgy camera work or some random gob in the background! This would really help me make my videos watchable

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  26. Janice Davison20 June 2012 at 20:08

    I love new 'toys' I've never done anything like this so with young nieces to film it will get a lot of use.

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  27. Have never tried to video edit but this makes it look easy.. even for me:) 

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  28. jennifer thorpe20 June 2012 at 21:23

    I'd love to win so I could capture my childrens childhood properly

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  29.  It would be great to reinvent my passion for videomaking again... would give me the oomph I need

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  30. I'd love to get all the thousands of videos in order that we have of our little boy :)

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  31. this would be great for me would love to win

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  32. Edit family friends

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  33. Light-Wilson Francesca22 June 2012 at 15:29

    This year I have promised myself that I will document time spent with my family and fun days out. I'd like to win so I could easily edit all the footage I've taken this year - of the cat in 'crazy' mode, of my husband (in varying modes, from crazy to asleep and snoring) and of my parents, just being their usual funny selves! 

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  34. Be perfect having 2 kids always doing videos of them

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  35. to put all the videos of our kids into calm order

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  36. sort out videos of the kids

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  37. I would like to win to finally get all the videos of my son in a nice presentable format :)

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  38. would love to win at put all videos together

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  39. Harriet Westcott23 June 2012 at 19:46

    To get all the videos in one place

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  40. This sounds brilliant!!!

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  41. Would love to win to put all of the family videos together for my mum.

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  42. melanie stirling24 June 2012 at 01:19

    I would like to win it for my son,he'd love it :)

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  43. I'd love to put a compilation of all our family holidays, events, wedding etc, together to share with my very large family. I've loads of video's from events 20 + years ago, but never get to see them, so this would be brilliant to do as a gift for everyone.
    When I say large family I mean it, I have five children, hubby & I are both from families of five, plus our parents are/where from large families too, my Mother had 16 sisters & one brother! so imagine all my neices, nephews, cousins, aunts & uncles!
    This would be great, wonder if it does the old cine film as Mother came across the other week of our holidays in Scotland when my father was alive, I'd love to see them & relive times with him.

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  44. My hubby would love this. He keeps saying he wants to get everything together. would b fab! x

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  45. Thesoupdragon4425 June 2012 at 22:33

    I have tons of video that I have taken of my son and have done nothing with it, I think it is about time I got creative and this sounds as if it would be great

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  46. it would be great to keep the memories all in one place, we love to video the children but this sounds like a creative way of making those memories special 

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  47. definately my husband x

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  48. Elizabeth Smith27 June 2012 at 13:34

    I'd like to do something with all those hours of film, and add another skill to my cv

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  49. i never know what i should do with my videos :/

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  50. Suzanne Sendell1 July 2012 at 10:29

    My niece I s due for her first baby in a few weeks and this would be a great bonus for us

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  51. I would love to win purely because its an amazing prize!

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  52. We have so many home movies that we have no idea what to do with :-)

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  53. I have some old videos of my late Dad on small video tapes. This would be perfect to preserve these priceless memories forever

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  54. Fashionstartshere2 July 2012 at 17:27

    I've got so much footage but nothing to actually make it into something worthwhile watching - this would be perfect!

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  55. It would be great to make videos that are worth watching

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  56. to edit all my holiday videos !

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  57. I'd love to be able to give a polished and professional look to all of my family footage :)

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  58. to make some good quality lasting memeories of my grandchildren

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  59. Got so many video clips of our grandaughter from birth to now at nearly 4, stuck on memory sticks, really would love to stitch them all together in one neat package. 

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  60. Id love to try this out, my father in law recorded bits of our wedding last year, but we havent put any of it together yet (as we dont know how!)

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  61. this would be ideal for my girlfriend who's very much into photography and video editing so she'd have hours of fun :)

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  62. This would be great for my geek husband, esp as we have recently acquired a flipcam!

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  63. My partner would love this, they are always making videos and clips of all manner of things when we are out and about, I'm sure they would love this prize!

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  64. i have so many photos and videos stored on my laptop and would love to be able to do something fun with them

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  65. Brilliant, would love this

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  66. I'm 38 weeks pregnant with the first grandchild, my parents live overseas, so I'll be making lots of "movies" for them, this would be fantastic!

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  67. my sister is into media studies at college so im sure she love this

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  68. I need something to help me edit family videos

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  69. I have loads of videos on my camcorder yet never do anything with them which means they never get watched. I'd like to do something about this.

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  70. i would love some help with transfering my videos to the pc

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  71. I want to be the next Quentin Tarantino, but I'm more Quentin Scott (my camp music teacher)

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  72. Graham Yarwood4 July 2012 at 09:52

     WOW! Fantastic Prize!

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  73. Elizabeth yeates4 July 2012 at 12:06

    i like to try new things, not heard of this before and sounds lots of fun!

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  74. This would be a really useful tool to get the best out of video footage.

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  75. This looks awesome, would love the chance to give it a try.

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  76. The software looks like just what I am looking for

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  77. samantha_ripley4 July 2012 at 14:27

    we like to video our girls growing up but you end up with so much footage thts unwanted, i need a simple way to edit footage this sounds simple to use which is just what i need

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  78. I'd love to win because I've done a few videos for work presentations and it takes me sooooooooooooo long to edit them so they're watchable. :-) @piperanddaisy 

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  79. I would love to win this as we have recently invested in a video camera to record the precious early years of our little one and would love this to be able to turn our footage into lovely little films!

    coppelia100@btinternet.com

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  80. This software would really help out producing video presentations to use in school

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  81. I would like to because I've always wanted to get into video/ audio production but never been able to get the software and this would help so much to get a career I would enjoy :)

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  82. For my husband who does a lot of video editing.

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  83. i would love to win for my daughters school, to help in doing more video presentations x

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  84. nice piece of software

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  85. would looooove to win!

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  86. Calliepearson15 July 2012 at 05:52

    I have loads of videos I would love to edit, but I find all the other video editers on the market very confusing! By the look of this, it would be simple! I'd love to be able to send over properly edited clips of my children to the family who have emigrated.

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  87. I would like to win because I have over 200 hours of video footage
    that needs sorting out
     

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  88. Fab prize! I'd love to win as i have just got a digital camera so this would be a fab accessory!

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  89. Rachel Blackburn5 July 2012 at 14:54

    i'd love to win because it sounds wonderful. I am not too technologically minded so this sounds like it will make me look like a genius!

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  90. United_by_fate5 July 2012 at 20:39

    I'd love to win because I'm really interested in starting a video blog, and this looks like the perfect start!

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  91. this software looks great!

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  92. This looksmamazing, i have loads of vidoes on my mobile and digital camera and would lve to do something with them, which this software looks idea for

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