Originally Posted by wingr2
Look for a copy of Magix Movie Edit Pro 17 Plus. Should be $30 or less.
It will create mpg movies for DVD or Blu ray from stills or the recorded AVI's that play fine on my Samsung 3d TV.
I downloaded the 30-day free trial of MAGIX Movie Edit Pro MX Premium (version 18), all 325MB of it. So far I'm not impressed. The user interface is ugly, the help text is cryptic, and I can't make it do what I want. I'm sure some of that is because I just don't understand the program. A little help with that would be much appreciated.
Here's what I'm trying to do.
1. At a minimum, I want to take a Fuji W3 3D-AVI file and create a DVD that will play in my Blu-ray player like a commercial Blu-ray 3D disk. I want to insert the disk in the player and have the player detect that the video is 3D. The best I've been able to accomplish so far is to render an eleven-minute video as an MP4 file and burn it to a DVD as a data file. The Blu-ray player tried to play it but it was very jerky. The image quality seemed pretty good and I had the left and right views displayed side by side, each taking half the width of the screen and the full height. I'm pretty sure it would have looked good in 3D except for the slow frame rate--it looked more like a slide show than a video.
2. It would be nice if I could put multiple videos on the disk with a menu that allowed the viewer to select the one he wanted to see. It's very wasteful to burn a whole DVD for a ten-minute video.
3. Although Fuji's My FinePix Studio allows me to edit my video clips and combine them into a single video, it's clumsy and tedious. I'd like to be able to bring a number of video clips into the program, arrange them on the timeline in the order I want, trim them where needed, split clips to insert another clip between them, and so forth. That part of MAGIX Movie Edit Pro MX seems pretty straightforward, perhaps because it's pretty much like every other video editor I've used.
If someone could describe the workflow for objective 1 I would sure appreciate it. Magix has many settings and I don't understand how they might affect the outcome of my project. A lot of choices are not where I would think to look for them. That's the kind of help I'm looking for.
Can Magix write a menu structure to the disk as I've described in objective 2? If so, can you take me through the steps I need to create such a disk?