383 people who bought this rated it 4.5 out of 5
“This is a great product, easy and fun to use. I've only just started using it but I'm sure it's something I'll use over and over again.
It's great for making slide shows of still prints but also works well with movieclips, and it's easy to share the finished product to youtube or Face Book or burn to a DVD.
I'm a 57 year old grandmother so if I can use it anyone can!”
“I used to be a big user of Serif products, particularly PagePlus, buying the latest version as soon as it appeared. All this stopped when I think it was about version 8 appeared. I found it totally unusable due to a lack of instructions. I have never bought PagePlus since. So how does MoviePlus X6 fare in this respect?
I had been looking for a good video editor for about 3 years, ever since I upgraded to Windows 7 and found that my beloved Premiere Pro version would not run on it. I have tried a number of programs and found them all wanting in some respect. A fellow member of my video club produced some very good results with MoviePlus so I downloaded the free edition to give it a try.
I liked it, so much so that I decided to buy the full version. It is easy to use and pretty versatile although it will not use .flv files. It won't convert them either. I have to use a third party program. This is a shortcoming; other programs seem to manage. A number of MoviePlus features are very useful and seem to work well, but, typically with Serif, are not properly explained either in the accompanying book or in the program. Things are better than they were but there is still room for improvement. Tutorials on YouTube are useful but no substitute for a properly written FULL instruction manual.
Overall, though, I am not sorry I bought the product and look forward to exploring all the unexplained mysteries within the program, even though I should not have to do so.”
“High-end video editing capabilites in a very inxepensive piece of software. I love using this software.
I had previously used X5 so the upgrade to X6 wasn't difficult to make as there are only a few minor differences in how some of the functions are accessed.
I have used X6 to produce DVD's for my local rugby club's annual dinner which was held in The Royal Scots Club in Edinburgh, a promotional video for my local rugby club and am currently working on promotional videos for a non-profit making organisation and the junior section of my local rugby club. I also use it on a weekly basis to edit our rugby match videos and create try clips and other highlight videos.
6 months ago I couldn't have told the difference between keyframes, video groups, opacity, masking etc., but thanks to the helpful tutorials provided by Serif and by studying the "QuickMovie" themes in depth, I am now comfortable using multiple video groups, masks, keyframe animations and much more that the software has to offer. I don't consider myself to be an expert but I have learned so much about video editing techniques including which ones to use depending on the end result I wish to achieve just by using the software and practicing with it. It's actually very easy to use and become proficient in the use of it in a very short time frame.
“a few issues such as slow when burning a movie to disc and some codecs such as flv cant be found even though on the computer”
“Not had time to fully try it out but so far so good”
“Having used MoviePlus X5 this is definitely an improvement. It allows you to do far more with regards the properties of your movie in respect of colour, textures, clarity and sound.
As a 71 year old it is not over complicated and quite easy to understand.
Having just purchased a new movie camera I am very pleased that I invested in the MoviePlus X6 package.”
“Now on Movie version 6, overall very pleased as it is a comprehensive and sophisticated package. The StoryBoard lets you cobble together a pleasing movie very rapidly and the timeline allows in depth modification/enhancement. The resource manual plus the video tutorials are invaluable. The output to DVD is great being able to see your masterpiece on the TV.
Like all projects, you get out what you put in and the sophistication of the package is also its Achilles heel, particularly to occasional users such as myself, as it is easy to forget how to do many actions, requiring resort to the help functions. This is a mild criticism; the package is comprehensive and use breeds expertise (regrettably). The multiplicity of the tabs, menus, panes, toolbars etc. is daunting, and the ability to lose one and not know how to recover it does eat up time.
In a nutshell, I am persevering and standardising on the Serif approach.”
“I have never edited videos before but then a relative asked me to do a film of their wedding, how could I refuse? My first port of call was Serif and glad I did. It was as easy as eating ice cream and the results were fantastic. Thank you Serif, I can't wait to try out all the other exciting projects that come with Movie Plus.”
“This seems to be a good editing program, easy and intuitive.”
“Having produced broadcast material for 20 years+ (and used a number of Pro editing suites over the years), I can say that Serif's MoviePlus family became a firm favourite of mine since MVPx3 onwards. The early days of digital movie making were dominated by hardware solutions that linked video processing power with an integrated software platform (ie, such as Avid / Matrox / Premiere etc) - and they were very good, at the time. However, as general purpose computers gained dual-core & quad-core processors at budget prices, the need for dedicated hardware + software solutions shrunk. Enter MoviePlus as a software-only solution. Why?
Form my personal perspective, "productivity". That's what I felt I gained with MoviePlus. The well designed Timeline, together with a User Interface which really seemed to make sense to me, meant I could spend more time on creative content, and less time on trying to figure out how to adjust a transition, or tweak a multi-track clip's in/out points - which often proved tricky with certain software, but dead easy with MoviePlus. For example, the way MoviePlus deals with Timeline "Ripple" in a variety of user-selectable ways is just delightful and intuitive.
I also enjoy the ability to easily separate a clip's audio component from its video, making multi-camera documentaries and interviews extremely easy to edit and maintain sync. Perfectly doable in other high-end edit suites, of course, but for me, much easier and less fiddly.
These days, MVPx6 running on a reasonable Core i7 Windows machine is all you need to produce 1080i/p HD programs. Even the inclusion of multiple tracks of composited CG effects is sufficiently pain-free to encourage creativity, and at a remarkably sensible price.
Well done Serif!”
“This programme is easy to use and gives very good results. Many video formats convert automatically into useable files without fuss. I am very pleased with the results.”
“A very flexible and well thought out programme in which the needs of the user have been well determined. It is full of opportunities even without all the preset effects. There are few limitations, some of which can be found under community discussions. Exploration is needed to find some things but that is no deficiency, is it! A thoroughly enjoyable experience.”
“This is probably the third programme I have used over a number of years and yes all have no doubt improved but I find Movie Plus the easiest to work with. I also use a photo tool, not by Serif, which is too amearicanised and even the 'dummies' guide is difficult to understand. So if you find Movie Plus a useful tool, easy to use and productive, then try both Movie and Photo packages. Well happy.”
“I've used MoviePlus x6 for a few projects already and it's been a great tool for me. My main use has been developing pre-vis shorts combining captured footage and concept art for a games project I'm working on and it's been a great help. It's allowed me to show my team what I want from the final edited movie.
“Got a good deal direct from Serif on upgrading from X5 (which I was also happy with) and this software does everything I need for my holiday and special occasions videos. There's lots of features that I've still to investigate but for me the most important factor is that the software doesn't crash! This may sound like an obvious requirement but I've used a couple of other movie editor programs which constantly "fell over"; MoviePlus seems to happily accept everything i throw at it.
Adding stills and sound is a snap; many different tracks can be incorporated (video, audio, overlays, etc) and being able to convert videos to NTSC as well as PAL allows me to send home videos to relatives abroad. MoviePlus X6 - at last, movie editing software that's worth the money!!”