Magix Movie Edit Pro Plus £79.99
A rather spartan offering, Magix delivers easy video editing but it isn’t particularly generous with its effects. Still, everyday users won’t grumble about its slick interface, which sees special effects laid out in easily navigable Windows 8-style tiles. However, many of the effects have to be downloaded, installed and, in a few instances, paid for.
Magix excels at extraneous extras, such as the scene-recognition tool that breaks up long videos into manageable chunks and the batch file-format conversion. We were especially impressed by its powerful performance optimisation.