New MoviePlus X5 Makes HD Video Editing Fun & Easy for Home PC Users

February 04, 2011 – Home PC users looking for a fun and affordable way to edit, enhance and share videos of life’s special moments can benefit from the new MoviePlus X5, which launches on 7th February.

This powerful yet easy-to-use video editor from Serif, the award-winning design, publishing and creative software developer, helps anyone wanting to produce video content – whether they own a digital camcorder, flash pocket camera, mobile phone, smart phone or another video capable device.

MoviePlus X5 is perfect for novices who want to create movies and slideshows of weddings, birthdays, graduation ceremonies, holidays, sporting events and other personal occasions in stunning HD. Beginners will be inspired by the simple storyboard for creating polished movies with ease whilst the more experienced users will love the powerful unlimited timeline for greater control.

Video enthusiasts on a budget will appreciate MoviePlus X5’s powerful features and competitive price point. Those with video editing experience under their belt will also be attracted by an intelligent smart ‘proxy’ engine when editing footage, Blu-ray Disc and AVCHD DVD burning, unlimited tracks for video and audio, keyframe controls, blend modes and over 200 video and audio effects.

“More and more people are recording their special moments to share with friends and family – both in the home and on the internet,” says Gary Bates, Managing Director at Serif. “We have seen a myriad of devices explode onto the market, which enable users to easily record and play digital videos. So the need for a flexible video editor that appeals to users with no previous editing experience is greater than ever before.

“The latest version of MoviePlus makes video editing easy for the standard home user – people don’t need to own a top of the range PC or laptop to edit footage and will be impressed by the software’s reliability and performance. It’s also quick and easy to export a movie for playback on popular hardware devices like iPads and iPhones as well as upload a video online to social networking sites such as YouTube.’

New and improved features of MoviePlus X5 include:

  • Advanced support for HD video – working with HD videos is now faster than ever with an improved smart ‘proxy’ engine and the ability to prioritise processes working in the background.
  • Blu-ray Disc and AVCHD DVD burning – preserve your memories in high definition by burning movies to Blu-ray Disk or an AVCHD DVD directly from the software.
  • New tools and effects – the new multi-trim dialog trims and splits video and audio into many separate clips. New effects have also been added to reduce video noise and camera shake.
  • Usability enhancements – finding audio and video clips is quicker than ever before with Media Pane sorting and customisable keyboard shortcuts speed up user work flow.
  • Improved user interface – the contemporary new look with intuitive panes makes it easier to find the tools needed to produce remarkable results in minutes.

MoviePlus X5 is compatible with Windows 7/Vista/XP and retails at £59.99. It is available directly from Serif at and from major retailers including Amazon and PC World. Existing Serif Software users should contact 0800 376 7070 for further information on upgrade pricing.

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Note to Editors:

For more information, contact Clare Homer at Serif at or on 0115 914 9042. Follow @Serif_Clare on Twitter

About Serif

Serif is the publisher of the award-winning software range that includes PagePlus®, PhotoPlus®, DrawPlus®, WebPlus®, AlbumPlus®, MoviePlus®, PanoramaPlus® and Digital Scrapbook Artist® and more. Founded in 1987 with the aim to develop low-cost alternatives to high-end publishing and graphics packages, Serif as been repeatedly praised for its powerful yet easy-to-use software which has put professional effects and demanding publishing tasks within the reach of ordinary PC users round the world. Now with over 6.5 million customers worldwide, Serif has over 230 employees at its head office, development and European sales centre in Nottingham, UK and its North American sales operation in New Hampshire, US.