MAGIX Video Pro X3 is a full-featured and professional video editor.

In operation the program works much like similar applications. So you're able to browse your video clips, and arrange them on a timeline; options to stabilise shaky camerawork, sharpen your footage or fix audio issues will help to improve the quality of your work; and you can then add a professional touch by choosing from a huge library of effects: wipes, glides, fades, multiple picture-in-picture options, a lengthy list of title options, and many more.

Video Pro X3 then goes further, though, with extras like MultiCam editing, where footage from up to nine cameras recording the same event can quickly be synchronised and cut together. Effect masks allow you to apply video effects to only particular areas of your footage, for more flexible results. Primary 3-way colour correction allows you to subtly tweak shadows, mids and lights to deliver excellent exposure control, and audio fixes aren't limited to a few basic filters: you get a quality real-time audio mixer , with a separate effects rack, using technology imported from one of MAGIX's music apps.

New to this version, MAGIX Video Pro X3 now supports the import, editing and export of 3D stereo videos in both simple anaglyph and side-by-side formats.

And when you're finished, the program can directly upload your project to your Facebook account, as well as Vimeo or YouTube.

Verdict

It's not cheap, but MAGIX Video Pro X3 does come packed with functionality, and new features like effect masks and 3D support are welcome additions to the package. If regular video editors just aren't powerful enough for your needs then this may be worth a try