TOP 5 Video Editing Software Review

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Excellent score Excellent
Very good score Very Good
Good score Good
Fair score Fair
Poor score Poor
CyberLink PowerDirector Corel VideoStudio Pro X3 Adobe Premiere Elements MAGIX Movie Edit Pro VideoPad
CyberLink PowerDirector Corel VideoStudio Pro X3 Adobe Premiere Elements MAGIX Movie Edit Pro VideoPad
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Lowest Price Buy CyberLink PowerDirector 9 Deluxe
$49.95
Buy Corel VideoStudio Pro X3
$49.99
Buy Adobe Premiere Elements 9
$99.99
Buy MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 17 Plus HD
$99.99
Buy VideoPad 2
$59.95
Proportion of people who buy the product 94.28% 2.60% 1.73% 0.43% 0.00%
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Ratings 
Video Capture/Playback Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Ease of Use Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Editing Tools Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Export/Production Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Editing Effects/Transitions Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Disc Creation Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Audio and Photo Editing Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Help and Support Excellent Very Good Very Good Very Good Excellent
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Editing Effects / Transitions
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Audio and Photo Editing
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Number of Audio Tracks 100 2 99 67 Unlimited
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Export / Production
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Disc Creation
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Lowest Price Buy CyberLink PowerDirector 9 Deluxe
$49.95
Buy Corel VideoStudio Pro X3
$49.99
Buy Adobe Premiere Elements 9
$99.99
Buy MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 17 Plus HD
$99.99
Buy VideoPad 2
$59.95

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