Aero Quartet has released version 3 of SimpleMovieX, the company’s Mac OS X movie editor. With a feature set similar to QuickTime Pro, SimpleMovieX extends editing capabilities to other popular video formats AVI, Google Video, MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4. The main advantage of native editing is speed and quality, since no re-encoding is required to save edited movies. Version 3 supports Chapters, a simple way to structure long movies and split them into clips; a Batch Converter; and Audio Waveform tool to make sharp audio editing and synchronization. It also provides a search pane to quickly find a sequence and an adaptable timeline for accurate playhead positioning even in large duration movies. Huge files beyond 4GB, for example 6 hours of TV recording, can be edited without truncating. SimpleMovieX 3 requires Mac OS X 10.3 or later, and is priced at US$30. An unlimited demo version is also available.