Sony Announces New Editing Suites For Vegas™ Pro And Movie Studio Platinum

  Sony Announces New Editing Suites For Vegas™ Pro And Movie Studio Platinum

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MIDDLETON, Wis., Nov. 19, 2012

MIDDLETON, Wis., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Sony Creative Software, a
leading global provider of professional editing and authoring applications,
today released two suite packages, Movie Studio Platinum: Visual Effects Suite
2  and Vegas^™ Pro 12 Suite. Both come equipped with versions of the visual
effects software HitFilm 2 from London-based development company, FXhome.
These new collections enable users to dramatically enhance their productions
with professional special effects via a seamless and integrated workflow.
Vegas Pro 12 Suite also offers a diverse bundling of professional audio and
video editing applications, soundtracks, and more.


Movie Studio Platinum: Visual Effects Suite 2 has all the creative tools
needed to produce professional-looking movies. Sony Creative Software offers
interoperability between HitFilm 2 Express and Movie Studio Platinum 12 to
turn ordinary videos into entertaining masterpieces. Users can seamlessly move
media between applications to efficiently utilize effects and editing tools
from both products. Ideal for the beginning filmmaker, HitFilm 2 Express
enables users to add visual intensity to movies with advanced 3D compositing,
extensive 'film-look' filters, and over 100 visual effects.
"With a range of effects, like smoke, explosions, and muzzle flash, the
inclusion of HitFilm 2 in both Movie Studio Platinum: Visual Effects Suite 2
and Vegas Pro 12 Suite gives video editors the ability to achieve the
realistic and dramatic look they desire in their productions," said Dave
Chaimson, vice president of global marketing for Sony Creative Software. The
suite also allows users to easily edit video in almost any format including
high definition and stereoscopic 3D, while extensive audio and video
production tools help editors achieve feature-film results in their studios,
with a wide variety of delivery options.

Movie Studio Platinum: Visual Effects Suite 2  – New Feature Highlights:

  oApplication Interoperability: Easily and seamlessly move media between
    Movie Studio Platinum and HitFilm 2 Express
  oVisual Effects: Access more than 100 effects for blur, distortion, color
    manipulation and more. Combine multiple effects to create entirely unique
  oSpeedy Editing: Basic editing is now easier and faster with Split and Trim
    buttons on the main toolbar.
  oMultiple Tracks: Produce intricate video projects or record multi-track
    audio with up to 20 video and 20 audio tracks.
  o64-bit Support: Access more system RAM when working on larger projects for
    a better editing experience.
  oStraightforward Windows: Setup your project for AVCHD or stereoscopic 3D
    with the New Project dialog. Deliver a movie in a variety of formats with
    the Make Movie window. Project setup and delivery has never been easier.

The Vegas™ Pro 12 Suite is a full-featured production environment for video
editing and compositing, multi-track mixing, sound design, visual effects, and
disc authoring. Included in this major editing suite is Hitfilm 2 Ultimate,
the perfect tool for advanced filmmakers and industry professionals who want
to add sophisticated visual effects and true 3D compositing to their projects.
Master audio in Sound Forge™ Pro 10, automate your editing workflow with
Production Assistant, and add the perfect musical background with 100 Sony
Sound Series: Production Music soundtracks. Burn finished projects to a DVD or
Blu-ray Disc™ with DVD Architect™ Pro 6, or render them to a variety of
professional formats.
"Vegas Pro 12 Suite exemplifies Sony Creative Software's dedication to
offering cutting edge, integrated professional products," says Dave Chaimson.
"This bundle includes some of our biggest and brightest professional
applications for multimedia production and adds a new workflow with one of the
most powerful visual effects tools on the market. This bundle is the
professional editor's one-stop shop."

Vegas Pro 12 Suite – New Feature Highlights:

  oMaster Suite: Vegas Pro 12 Suite includes: Vegas Pro 12, Sound Forge Pro
    10, DVD Architect Pro 6, Production Assistant 2, HitFilm 2 Ultimate, and
    100 Sony Sound Series: Production Music soundtracks.
  oApplication Interoperability: Send video events from the Vegas Pro
    timeline directly to HitFilm 2 Ultimate. As effects are added and saved in
    HitFilm 2, the changes instantly appear in the Vegas Pro timeline, no
    rendering or "flattening" of the project is required.
  oDynamic Video Editing Tools: Access interactive, powerful timeline
    trimming with the Expanded Edit mode. Use the Smart Proxy workflow for
    improved editing performance.
  oPrecise Audio Editing: Import, record, edit, and export high-quality
    24-bit, 192 kHz audio files, with sample-based audio precision, and
    multichannel file editing and processing.
  oColor Match: Automatically match the color characteristics of images shot
    with different cameras, or shot at different times of the day with
    different lighting conditions.
  oSimplify Masking: New rectangle/square and oval/circle Masking Tools make
    it easy to mask portions of media by drawing the desired shape over the
    appropriate areas.

Movie Studio Platinum: Visual Effects Suite 2 is now available for purchase at
retailers worldwide and online at Manufacturer's
Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for Movie Studio Platinum: Visual Effects Suite
2 software is $199.95 USD.

Vegas Pro 12 Suite is now available at retailers worldwide and online at Over a $2,500 dollar value! Manufacturer's
Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for Vegas Pro 12 Suite software is $1,199 USD.
Already own a copy of Vegas Pro 12? Purchase the upgrade pack, which includes
the additional Suite products at the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price
(MSRP) of $599.95.

About Sony Creative Software
Sony Creative Software inspires artistic expression with its award-winning
line of products for digital video, audio, and music production, as well as
industry leading technology for DVD production and Blu-ray Disc™ authoring.
Sound Forge™ Pro, ACID™ Pro, and Vegas™ Pro software have defined digital
content creation for a generation of creative professionals. These signature
product lines continue to advance media production by providing powerful,
accessible tools. Today, there is a Sony Creative Software application for
every level of expertise, including a full line of consumer software based on
the company's professional applications. In addition, Sony Creative Software
distributes the revolutionary SpectraLayers™ Advanced Audio Spectrum Editor
application (WIN/MAC), the extensive Sony^® Sound Series collection of royalty
free loops and samples, the Sony Pictures Sound Effects Series, and the
Production Music line of royalty free production music. Further, the company
provides the industry leading tools for enterprise level Blu-ray Disc™
authoring: Blu-print^® and the DoStudio™ line of authoring applications,
Dualstream 3D™ MVC encoder, and Z Depth™ 3D subtitle editing application. The
company's customers span the globe and include professionals in the film,
television, video game, and recording industries, as well as educators,
students, and independent artists and producers. For more information about
professional and consumer products, visit

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