A couple of years ago I discovered Magix for video editting. I liked their different tools and the affordable price tag coupled with advanced features for the different software, even writing about my impressions as a novice video editor.
A couple of weeks ago my laptop had died and I was faced with getting a new laptop and having to reinstall all my software these past few days. I popped over to the Magix website to download my old software, only to discover, to my pleasure, that they now offer a free, simplified version of Fastcut, their automated video editting tool. Fastcut splices your footage to the beat of the music selected. In my old, pro version, I then had the option to publish the footage as the software prepared it, or edit it further- changing segments, adding a title and credits section.
Now their free tool is simplified further,
It’s video editting for dummies
1, Select your videos and pictures
2, Select the music (from 9 free tracks or 153 other tracks available from 0.99- 2.99 Euros)
3, Select the length of your clip (an option only with some soundtracks)
… and let the magic happens!
You can literally have a film cut and saved within 5 minutes (depending on your PC/Mac processing power to render the footage).
I’ve been meaning to get on with editting some video footage from a visit to the Gårdsjö Moose Park. These clips seemed the perfect little batch to feed into Fastcut and see what it could do with them. Somehow the software analysed the videos and actually spliced in some of the best parts.
I doddled around with the music selection a little bit, and settled on Metal Battle as the day we went was very, very wet and felt like a battle against the elements as we got soaked through to our skin.
What do you think for a 5 minute job?
To download Magix Fastcut pop over to the Magix website.
If my rainy footage has inspired a visit to Gårdsjö Moose Park- a highly recommended day trip from Stockholm/ Uppsala- then check out their opening seasons and times on Gårdsjö Älgpark site. (pronounced- gordsjoo elkpark… you’re welcome! 😉 )
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