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Pavtube Media Magician for Windows and Mac Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Pavtube Media Magician for Windows and Mac

Pavtube Media Magician is a powerful camcorder resource manager and converter.
$45 EXPIRED
User rating: 253 (36%) 456 (64%) 29 comments

Pavtube Media Magician for Windows and Mac was available as a giveaway on January 29, 2013!

Today Giveaway of the Day
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A music catalog software, which helps to organize and manage your collection.

Pavtube Media Magician is a powerful camcorder resource manager and converter. It will help manage and convert camcorder footage on Windows or Mac, directly upload videos to YouTube for sharing, or output for further editing. Notable features include smart camcorder wizard, timeline-oriented editing, accurate trimming and cutting, lossless joining MTS/ M2TS/ MOD/ TOD to original format or MKV, Apple ProRes ouput for FCP editing (Mac only), and more.

Key features:

  • Smart Camcorder Wizard helps import and backup with clicks.
  • Transcode camcorder AVCHD MTS/ M2TS/ MXF/ MOV, and common TiVo, MKV, etc.
  • Capture clear image from source video.
  • Add 3D effect to camcorder videos converting 2D to 3D.
  • Accurate trim and cut videos on timeline.
  • Multi-task and multi-format conversion at one time.
  • Lossless combine MTS/ M2TS/ MOD/ TOD to original format or MKV.
  • Output files for FCP/ iMovie/ FCE, etc. (Mac only)
  • Convert files for editing in Avid Studio/ Adobe Premiere/ Sony Vegus, etc.
  • Convert camcorder and common videos for Apple and Android tablets and phones.
  • Upload to YouTube directly with account and video info.

Additional event: Pavtube offers 40% off for recommended programs for all GOTD users.

If you are Mac OS 10.7 and 10.8 user, please follow the link here (file size: 37.1 MB)

If you are Mac OS 10.5 and 10.6 user, please follow the link here (file size: 40.8 MB )

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ 2003/ Vista/ 7/ 8

Publisher:

Pavtube Studio

Homepage:

http://www.pavtube.com/media-magician-mac-giveaway-special-offer/

File Size:

47.5 MB

Price:

$45

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Too bad. Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library Runtime Error! Can't even run program.
Win 7 64 bit.

Reply   |   Comment by Timm Thaler  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Installed fine on Mac 10.7 and Win 7 ultimate 64.

Will try and utilize it on some of my videos I've done to give a review in a bit.

Reply   |   Comment by Beth  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Thanks GOTD for this nice software giveaway. Video editing programs are always so useful and this one has some great features.

I noticed someone else using the name "Kathy" posted some negative comments on previous giveaway pages. This "Kathy" is not me. I love the GOTD giveaways and I only leave positive comments here for GOTD.

Have a nice day everyone! :)

Cheers, Kathy (the NICE Kathy) :)

Reply   |   Comment by Kathy (the NICE Kathy!) :)  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#20
Tried MakeMKV, great for adding subtitle files or audio tracks. Lacks editing functionality.
I just want a program that will allow me to trim MKV videos without reencoding. Blu-ray disks are expensive and I like backing up a copy. Leawo Blu-ray to MKV and Aiseesoft BD to MKV Copy both work great for that specific purpose. They don't let me edit the rip however. I need to trim out the credits in the rip to save space. Ripping to MKV saves 5GB off a 25GB file, a 20% space reduction. Cutting out the credits furthur decreases the space used by 2-4GBs.
Only one program I've found trims MKV without encoding, SolveigMM Video Splitter. However, it crashes and doesn't preserve subtitles so it doesn't serve my purpose.
Does anyone know of a program that can help me? Doesn't have to be free, I'm willing to purchase software.

Reply   |   Comment by Yang Yang  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Works well on Windows 8. Successfully transcoded a .TiVo file to MP4 format.

Reply   |   Comment by D.C.  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

It is nice to see some software available for the Mac OS. I tried installing it on my Mac. Instead of opening a dmg file and dragging the app to the applications folder, it has an installation package that requires admin password to proceed. This means it is going to do something to the OS. There are very few programs that I allow that, and I don't see a reason for such a program to do so. So I stopped the installation and passed on this offer.

Reply   |   Comment by Frank  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Check Microsoft Update after installing Media Magician -- it adds an older version of Microsoft's C/C++ runtime files, which has security update available... not a huge deal, if your Windows install has already checked for updates today, you won't know you need this hotfix until tomorrow.

After a very quick look, Media Magician itself is a very basic video editor that seems built on one of the usual ffmpeg-based converters out of China -- in that respect it looks like they did a great job. On the other hand though, it is objectively still a very basic video editing app -- while it's great on GOTD, if you were going to pay out some of your hard earned cash, in the US at least I'd suggest Nero or a home version of Vegas when Frys has them on sale for $0 after MIR, or perhaps Corel's Video Studio when it's on sale cheap [IF it works for you -- it won't on this PC].

Purely from a video editing perspective you might get more out of Windows Movie Maker than Media Magician -- it basically just lets you insert [drag] video clips/files onto the single track timeline where they can be cut/trimmed, & a few FX added. In contrast as you move up the food chain so-to-speak, video editors will let you have multiple tracks that are treated like layers in an image editing app, where clips can be arranged & rearranged at will, with more FX, filters & fades than many will likely ever use. They'll also let you move video or a still image in the frame over time for pans etc. [e.g. the well-known Ken Burns effect http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Burns_effect ].

One task or job where Media Magician might come in handy is if you have problems getting video off your camera &/or using that video -- some cameras record video in somewhat odd formats that many apps have a hard time dealing with. Handling a large variety of formats is something that ffmpeg [which Media Magician uses] does pretty well. Unfortunately you're a bit limited when it comes time to get your video back out of Media Magician. Since Pavtube markets Media Magician for use with other editors, I paid a bit more attention looking to see if the video it produced could or should be used in another video editing app.

For output Media Magician says it can handle MTS, M2TS, MOD, & TOD formats without re-encoding, though editing effects will be ignored -- otherwise you're limited to Xvid, H.264, wmv [Windows Media], mjpeg, mpg2, DV, and a lossy Avid Quicktime codec called DNxHD [Media Magician won't let you use better codecs that you've already got installed]. Xvid & H.264/AVC are OK as final, distribution formats, though Xvid might be considered a bit old fashioned nowadays -- neither is a good choice if you want to edit your video elsewhere. Wmv is slow encoding, and many encoder settings have to be made in the registry [so there's extra hassle, though there are apps just for that], but it may be workable for you with acceptable quality, including in another editing app provided you set Media Magician to encode at its max 12000 bit rate. Mjpeg [Motion JPEG] *should* be ideal for editing the video you get out of Media Magician, but when I tried it encoding was terribly slow, & despite the bit rate being set at 12000 [which is ~1/3 what 720 x 480 mjpeg should be], the results had a bit rate less than 5500. Results were even worse with mpg2 -- instead of a bit rate of 12000 I got 1500, and an encoding test that should have been almost instant took several minutes. I didn't try DV -- its only purpose would be editing elsewhere, & the non-adjustable bit rate of 6000 wasn't high enough. That leaves DNxHD... It works, though there may be licensing issues you might check out if that sort of thing concerns you. You can only choose 720p or 1080p, and you'll most likely have to download & install a package of codecs from Avid in order to use or play your video. Many of the output formats don't allow you to select .wav audio -- I assume if you had really high end gear that records great audio you wouldn't be using Media Magician in the 1st place, so losing quality before you get your audio into your main editor is likely not a huge problem.

All in all Media Magician is a nice looking app that's probably easier for you to use than the usual video converter when it comes to cutting/joining video files, but (re)encoding those files for the most part is lacking. If you have trouble using video you shoot with your camera, it *may* help -- higher priced apps like Vegas or Premiere often assume higher priced or at least most popular cameras & that's what they'll work with. Ignore Pavtube's marketing, which at times IMHO is over the top.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Overall impressions and quite positive. I do wonder how it got so many "thumbs down" by comment #7 when 6 of the 7 comments were very positive. Are people saying "thumbs down" because they aren't interested in the KIND of software or because they tried it and found it to be not as good as a competitor? And just what are the "competitors" here? What other video editing software can you obtain for $50 or less with similar capabilities?

If this is to be called "video editing software" it has to be qualified with the word "limited." At $52, it will strike some as overpriced even if it is very pretty, very easy to use, very intuitive, very fast, and does what it claims, more or less. It doesn't do all that much that you can't do as well or better with free alternatives in terms of extracting clips from raw footage in various formats and merging various clips into an amateur quality video to put on YouTube to show your friends your trip to the zoo. But it does what it does exceedingly well.

By "quality" here I mean only preserving the sharpness and colour qualities of the original footage, not "quality" as in editorial finesse and special effects. The editing tools are extremely limited. It can cut and paste clips of multiple formats easily and export in multiple formats in resolutions ranging from full HD to thumbnail, and it does it well and it is very easy to use. If you've never done video editing, this would be a good program to start with.

It can do a few limited special effects and brighten or darken clips, which has some value.

It's lacking many essential ingredients for serious video editing, including transitions, importing stills, title pages, and overlapping clips to "fade" from one to another which is very useful when editing out small parts of a longer clip. And it doesn't have any image stabilization tools, not surprisingly. I didn't do any testing with audio editing but it does not display an audio ribbon and other comments indicate limited audio editing capabilities. For any serious editing you want to be able to add sound effects such as music or commentary.

This is not a substitute for full-featured video editing software if your goal is professional looking videos. If you're just doing home movies of summer vacation for the family, and you want to take an hour's footage and extract only five minutes' worth for fun, this makes it very quick and easy to do that.

PROS:

LOSSLESS TRIMMING and clip extraction

In this function, this software does a professional quality job and I know of no other software that does (though I expect there are other options I've not yet found).

It allows one to LOSSLESSY trim long video clips in MTS MT2S MOD and TOD formats. I don't know of any current Video cameras still using MOD and TOD but MTS is what AVCHD and "AVCHD lite" HD video cameras produce and that is becoming quite popular with Panasonic, Sony and Canon cameras. Alas it does not support other very common HD formats such as MOV and MP4 for LOSSLESS trimming but it can still trim those formats rather well.

The benefit of lossless trimming for me is that often I set up one or more cameras at an event and let them roll, sometimes for hours. This is done in anticipation that something interesting might occur in that camera's field of view in the next couple of hours. Out of all those hours there might only be a few minutes I really want to keep. This results in enormous files with only a few seconds of really good footage. Ideally I wish to keep only the good bits and delete the rest but so far I've found no way to extract the bits I want to keep and delete the rest without any loss of video quality. This program can do it for some formats and that is a plus. Ideally it would do it for all formats and that would be a HUGE plus.

FORMAT CONVERSION

While it can't do totally lossless trimming of MP4 and MOV files, it can "convert" them after trimming to the native format (as in starting with an MOV file, trimming it, and exporting it as a smaller MOV file) with so little loss I can't tell the difference in 1920 x 1080 Hd original file on a 23 inch HD monitor a foot from my face. Sometimes I think I see a trivial loss in quality but then I'm not really sure. So even if it is not totally lossless for MP4 and MOV, it's almost lossless and for many applications that is "good enough."

MIXING FORMATS

I tried to combine HD footage from four different cameras in MTS, MTS (lite), MP4 and MOV formats into a single video. While the results for MP4 showed a very slight loss, just enough for me to be BARELY able to tell the difference with the naked eye, the results were EXCELLENT overall and MUCH better than I expected. My primary test clip included blowing snow (tiny fast moving objects) and distant street signs that were barely readable. Any loss in quality would render the "barely readable" into "unreadable" and the blowing snow into fog; the individual snowflakes in the distance cease to be distinct if the resolution drops by much. In these tests I used maximum quality or 'original' settings since my goal is maximum quality. In all cases the distant street signs were still barely readable and the blowing snow continued to look like blowing snow, not fog. I'm sure there was some loss of resolution but it was so small that I couldn't really be sure without extracting stills and magnifying them. In other words, it's pretty darned good!

Then I used "medium" settings and the "barely readable" signs became "unreadable" and the blowing snow turned into blowing mist, as expected. That's what happens when you lower resolution, fine details and tiny objects lose sharpness and become blur. That's the difference between high definition and standard definition. The benefit of lower resolution is, of course, smaller file size and the ability to play the video on less powerful devices.

SPEED

Lighting fast. WAY faster than expected based on experience with other format converters or video editors. It loads very quickly and converts very quickly, faster than anything I've ever seen and it does make some use of multiple core CPUs.

On this 3 yr old 1st generation quad core i7 (XP SP3) doing the same tasks with Vegas Pro takes much longer and Vegas works all 8 threads of the four cores to 80% or so, and anyone with an i7 knows it's very rare to get that CPU over 20%. Vegas Pro pretty much demands an i7 for anything more than occasional use. I was expecting to wait five minutes to see the results of a one minute clip, which would be typical for Vegas when rendering HD, but it was less than a minute. It does use all 8 threads of all four cores most of the time but only with MP4 files does the CPU load approach 50%, otherwise it hovers in the 25-35% range. This suggests that the program could potentially go considerably faster because there is a lot of CPU power available that it is not using. It also suggests that the program would be tolerably fast on less powerful computers. Certainly a plus for anyone without a spare i7 in the den!

I use Sony Vegas Pro for video editing and it has a built-in trimmer just for the purpose of extracting bits from a larger clip BUT it cannot save the extracted bits losslessly. At least if it can, I've never figured out how. It always does a "conversion" and not a byte for byte lossless copy. And it always takes several times as long to render the clip as the clip itself. It's slow and tedious, even on an i7. It can "render" them into a variety of formats with very little loss and generally excellent results but always SOME SLIGHT BUT DISCERNIBLE LOSS, enough to notice if you look closely. So you don't want to render any clip more than once and you always need to start with the original footage if you want optimal quality. Thus I've always felt I had to keep the entire original recorded file even if there was only a 5 second clip inside it that I might want to use some day. If I only kept the 5 sec. clip rendered by Vegas, and then imported that into a new video, I'd lose quality. At least with the MTS files, this program can trim them down WITHOUT LOSS and clear up many Gb of storage for me. That alone is enough to make this a keeper, even at $50. For that $50 software I can free up several hundred dollars worth of hard disk space now devoted to storing huge video files which contain mostly junk.

I know of no other way to LOSSLESSLY trim video files or extract small clips from them. If someone else knows, do tell!

Generally my pattern is to record in the highest quality possible with the idea that I can lower the quality and file size later if desired for sharing or viewing on other devices. But you can never INCREASE the quality beyond what you initially recorded. And with some subjects, that super-crisp, super-detailed HD quality is important.

EASE OF USE

Video editing software is often difficult for beginners, in part because the terminology used to label controls is unfamiliar and in part because the number of controls and unfamiliar terms is often vast. Beginners can sometimes be forgiven for wondering if they accidentally obtained a foreign language version! I'm not a beginner but reading the web page tutorial explained to me exactly what each of the small number of controls does and I had the first test done in a couple of minutes. The controls are well laid out and quite clear and because there are so few, even if you just do "trial and error" to see what each does, I doubt anyone will have much difficulty mastering the rather few things this software can do. In that sense it would be good for beginners, because they would quickly get satisfying, if limited, results rather than experiencing the common frustration of not being able to figure out how to do the most basic things, as can happen with the more powerful editing programs.

While the software that comes packaged with new cameras can sometimes do pretty much the same kind of basic editing, it is almost always restricted to editing the files made by that particular camera. Even within the Panasonic line of AVCHD cameras, the software that works with the files made by one model won't work with the files made by another model. That strikes me as just plain dumb. If you only have one camera that is okay perhaps but what of a family (like mine) with four different Panasonic video cameras, each of which came packaged with a similar (but incompatible) little editing program it makes that software essentially useless. Of course it doesn't work with the HD videos made by other brands either.

With phones and digital still cameras all able to generate videos, often in HD, these days I expect a typical family is likely to have video footage in a wide variety of formats, all of which we might want to include in some videos. The ability to deal with a wide variety of input formats quickly and easily is a plus.

CONS

Does it really only cut at keyframes? I didn't test for that. That would be a limitation for serious video editing where it is often desirable to select a precise frame for a cut BUT for the purpose of editing out junk so as to only store the "good stuff," that doesn't really matter. The precise editing would be done later with serious editing software. "Rough cuts" done initially would normally deliberately add a few seconds on either side of an extracted clip just to be safe anyway. That is a limitation but it is not MUCH of a limitation considering all the other limitations. Nobody is going to use this in serious professional or advanced amateur editing except maybe as a preliminary video trimmer to quickly and easily remove junk from raw footage. The authors anticipated that with their link to any installed "real" editing software that can be found on the computer. This can be considered a pre-processor or trimmer for "real" editing software.

It IS LIMITED and based on other comments, unstable on some systems. I had no problems in my limited tests this morning, the program worked just fine, in fact very well.

I do wonder just what the target market is for this software. Lossless trimming and the ability to join a wide range of camcorder file formats very quickly and very easily appear to be it's main strengths. As far as I am aware, those capabilities are hard to find and that does make this program worth its price tag to me. It can do a couple of things that are very useful which Sony Vegas Pro can't do as well or as fast or as easily, at least so far as I know.

Since anyone who does a lot of amateur video is likely to end up with plenty of long files with only a few short gems, this has a place in the arsenal of "disk cleanup" software to get rid of junk from your mass storage devices.

LEGACY ISSUES

In answer to questions about old video tapes, video editing software has no direct relevance to the issue of capturing analogue video signals on a computer.

Older cameras which record on tape present the same problem as capturing the sound off an audio tape or phonograph record into MP3 files. You need hardware and software to create files that editing software can import.

You need a capture device to import the analogue signal from the tape player into a computer and recording software to convert the signal into digital computer files which you can then edit. With audio tapes, you can plug the headphone jack of a tape recorder into the line-in jack of a computer sound card with a dubbing cable and using audio recording software, capture sound played by the tape deck and save it as a WAV or MP3 file on the computer, much as you'd capture and save sound from a microphone, for example, and probably with the same software.

With video input, you need a video capture device which is the video equivalent of the audio line-in jack. A TV tuner card could do the trick, along with suitable recording software to generate computer files after you plug your camera's video output into the capture device's compatible video input with a suitable cable. Same thing required to capture VHS tapes from a VCR to the computer. The TV "output" of the VCR has to go to a TV "input" on a video capture device. Many video cameras can be plugged into a TV to display their recordings and TV tuner cards often allow input from a variety of analogue video signals such as old tape-based camcorders can generally produce. Unless the camera actually produces digital files that can be copied into the computer, you have to "capture" the analogue output signal and convert it into digital video files. My cousin used a very good modern HD video camera pointed at a very good TV to digitize old camcorder tapes with results that are surprisingly good. That's the quick and dirty way to digitize an analogue video signal, point the camera at the TV.

Once you have "captured" the analogue signal and converted it into video files, then you can edit it with video editing software. The trick is to get it into the computer as video files and that requires both hardware and software which few computers have as original equipment.

Much simpler is to take old tapes to a company which converts old tapes or even 8mm film spools into video files which can be played or edited on a computer. Unless you have a great deal of old footage, or already have the necessary hardware and software, that's probably cheaper and simpler. The results will likely also be better. Your decade(s) old tape-based videocam, even if it still actually works, might not play back your tapes with the same quality as well-maintained equipment operated by pros. The magnetic pickup heads are likely worn or dirty or both, and old rubber drive bands and worn old electric motors are prone to speed inconsistencies, all of which can result in some loss of the already rather low quality of standard definition video tapes.

DT

Reply   |   Comment by Doug Thompson  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Crashes each and every time....I'm using a Mac and have 10.6

Reply   |   Comment by msrozz  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#3, If you want a cross-platform BluRay/DVD ripper that can preserve Subtitles, etc..., try MakeMKV. It does it.

MakeMKV

And if you want an excellent cross-platform video conversion utility, that is Free, try Handbrake. It's not the fastest, but I've tried many conversion utilities in my never ending quest to convert all my DVD's/BluRay's so that I can add them to my Home Theater Streaming System, and it's the best, and most powerful conversion utility that I've found so far.

Handbrake

Have Fun!

Reply   |   Comment by Pruitt  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)

Seems like a nice program. Imported and converted one file. Has 6 effects, allows you to change volume of clip, and convert to 3d. Under preferences, allows you to input Medial Access Key for importing Tivo files, but I have not tried that yet (but will for sure). I have never seen such an option on a video converter. Don't know why there are so many negative reviews.

Reply   |   Comment by phoe  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

#12, Hi8 is actually an analog format, and you would need to purchase a capture device in order to get the video loaded into your computer. Pinnacle (among others) produces a hardware and software solution for capturing and editing analog video.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe The Videographer  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

#12, this is for file-based recordings (memory cards, etc). Tape based recordings cant be accessed directly by a computer until they're ingested in some digital format, like DV.

Reply   |   Comment by Daniel  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

Tried it, very unstable on the conversions, crashed 3 times already after 10 minutes doing something in the background. Never got to the end of the process.
Uninstalled it few minutes ago.

Reply   |   Comment by Marie2  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

Installed. Took 2 min to download (slow servers?). First impressions are disapointing. Was hoping this would keep me from firing up Pinnicle Studio everytime I wanted to edit a video. However, that's where the good impressions ended. Though it was easy to install and didn't try to sneek in a load of crapware, I was up and running in less time then it took to download.

Loaded first video. Cut out a section and tried to add music. Program just sit there, hour glass visible. Left it alone and came back 5 minutes later, same thing. Shut it down (said it was not responding). Tried again. Different video this time. Same issue. Seems when you start "editing" the video or trying to add stuff (sound), it doesn't like it. So, can't upload anything at this point. Program tagged to be deleted/uninstalled. Thanks anyway Goto. This isn't a keeper.
Intel i7-2600k, 16gb ram, 750gb hybrid boot drive/4tb data drive. ATI 6440 video.

Reply   |   Comment by tc1uscg  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)

@ justchuck69

LOL you have me my good chuckle for the day :)



However, it's obvious they want to convert blu-rays.
Does this have the ability to trim the start and end of an m2ts and export that with no quality loss?

Reply   |   Comment by ITepb  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

It seems like a nice, simple video editor to use. Unfortunately it is not capable of "accurate trimming and cutting" as advertised. Like most other low-end video editors, it can cut only at key frames, which may be several seconds apart. It doesn't even give any indication of where the key frames are located (unlike VirtualDub, for example, which at least lets you skip to a key frame).

Reply   |   Comment by DVMarsh  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

Will download later & try. Anyone know if this will pull from a Sony Hi8 camera? I have a lot of old vids I want to transfer to DVD.

Reply   |   Comment by Keith  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-16)

Crash .... Crash .... Crash ....
Crashes everytime, everywhere.

No good.

Wish it worked though.

Windows 7 on i5 Toshiba laptop with 8 GB RAM.

Reply   |   Comment by AlBassam  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

This is one funny suggestion " Preserve MKV subtitles and 5.1 sound "

Wonder where i can get a Camcorder that records with subtitles and in 5.1 sound ? must be a few out there as already 5 people voted for it !

Reply   |   Comment by justchuck69  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)

So 70% negative rating but only one negative comment (blows up on some file folder). I'll try it later I think. How well does it work with an old Mini-DV tape camcorder? It's really a pain importing those. I use some Nero program that creates huge AVI files. Maybe this can preserve the quality with smaller file size.

Reply   |   Comment by Dave Says  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Runs flawlessly on Win7. It does lots of things Moviemaker can't do, like changing brightness etc. The conversions can be very useful as well. For me it is good to have. Thanks GOTD

Reply   |   Comment by Sepp  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

forgot to mention, I'm on a Mac
that's why I asked with prem pro, if what version is supported

Reply   |   Comment by cerberus  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-20)

that's pretty good actually
looking alright as well

thanks for that, appreciated

haven't tried to export to prem pro, yet
will see how it goes later evening

Reply   |   Comment by cerberus  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-27)

Beautiful software - I love it! Thank you Pavtube and GotD!
I've got hurricane video and video of a 4th of July jam session that we did and now I can finally upload them to YouTube to share them - instead of it all being on my camcorder for nobody to ever see.
This is a keeper! I cannot believe how nice the graphical interface is! Thanks again.... :)

Reply   |   Comment by jim sock  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-22)

FIRST. looks good, sounds good, has to be good. before anyone starts a comment load up a sample so we all can see , I have enough editors to say enjpy

Reply   |   Comment by fish  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-38)

Definitely a thumbs up from me!
Pavtube Media Magician has the simplist, most pleasing UI I have ever seen on a media program.
Its video effects and editing tools are the smoothest I have ever used. In fact, I would say that Media Magician runs smoother than Adobe After Effects.
I use MKV files to test media conversion programs because most poorly made ones fail. This program did not. Media Magician loaded up a full Blu-ray rip in about ONE SECOND! This isn't just adding the file to its clip library but actually loading it on the editing strip. There was absolutely no lag or downtime like there usually are in media editing programs. Dragging the slider bar to the spot you want was an exhilerating experience. The preview window showed instant screen previews as you were dragging. I don't know how Pavtube does it but their design team deserves a trophy.
The actual media conversion is all right, not the fastest I have ever seen. Conversion uses %100 CPU on a quad-core processor which is a good thing. Unfortunately, this program falls short converting MKV like every other program I've tried. It does not preserve the subtitles. What is so difficult about preserving subtitles that no program can do it?

Reply   |   Comment by Yang Yang  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)

On starting to use the program,whenever I pick a folder that may have more sub folders and many different file types, the program always crashes during the import process.

Not used any other aspect yet but not the greatest of starts so far.

Reply   |   Comment by PhilS  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+38)

Here are some screenshot of this program:
http://www.pavtube.com/media-magician-screenshots.html

Reply   |   Comment by The Dude  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
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