What's New?
Supported Media Formats
Media Editing Terminology
2.Understanding the Workspace
3.Getting Started with Editing
4.Media Editing
5.Working with Effects and Transitions
6.Video Edit Magic Tools
7.Using Volume Tracks
8.Working with Projects
9.Making Movies
10.Capturing Media from Devices
11.Capturing Media from Analog Devices (Windows 98 only)
12.Exporting to Digital Video Camera
13.Keyboard Shortcuts

Video Edit Magic 4.47

Supported Media Formats

Most of the commonly used media file formats are supported by Video Edit Magic:

Supported Input Formats

  1. Audio-Video Interleaved (AVI)
  2. WAV
  3. Windows Media Audio (WMA)
  4. Windows Media Video (WMV)
  5. Windows Media Video High Definition (WMV HD)*
  6. Advanced Streaming Format (ASF)
  7. Motion Picture Experts Group (MPEG, MPEG-2, VOB and MPEG-4)
  8. QuickTime (MOV)
  9. DVD Video with chapters (VOB)
  10. MP3
  11. AIFF
  12. AU
  13. SND

In addition to video and audio sources, Video Edit Magic also supports the following image file formats

  1. Bitmap (.bmp)
  2. GIF (Graphics Interchange Format)
  3. JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group)
  4. TGA (Targa or Truevision Graphics Adapter)
  5. TIFF Mode 2 (uncompressed RGB) in 16-bit, 24-bit, or 32-bit formats.

Supported Output Formats

  1. AVI
  2. MPEG Formats (VCD, SVCD and DVD)
  3. Windows Media Video (WMV)
  4. Windows Media Audio (WMA)
  5. Digital Video AVI (DV AVI)
  6. QuickTime (MOV)
  7. WAV Audio (only after registration of the program)

QuickTime Support

QuickTime version 2 and lower is directly supported by Video Edit Magic.  Files in this format can be added to the Timeline for editing.  QuickTime files version higher than version 2 must be however converted to AVI format before they can be added to the Timeline.  Media Converter is a companion utility bundled with Video Edit Magic that is capable of converting a QuickTime file to its equivalent AVI file.

The recommended or full installation of QuickTime is required to convert from AVI to QuickTime and to make movies in QuickTime.  QuickTime's online or standalone installer can be obtained from the URL:

MPEG-2 Support

To add MPEG-2 files to the Timeline, you must first install the Free MPEG-2 Decoder available from the following link:

MPEG-4 Support

To support MPEG-4 files in the Timeline, you must first install the MPEGable Decoder available from the following link: 

* WMV HD files are encoded at ultra-high quality settings i.e. 1024 * 720 or 1920 * 1080. Editing such high resolution files is resource intensive hence these files are treated as standard definition WMV files when adding it to Timeline.

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