Sony Creative Software, a leading provider of professional video and audio editing applications, today announced the availability of a new version of its award-winning consumer video editing software Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11. The latest version of the application provides professional-grade stereoscopic 3D capabilities and added file format support, enabling users to produce more immersive media projects in nearly any format. Specifically, support for Sony MVC and MPO files allows users to work natively with these 3D formats directly on the Vegas Movie Studio timeline.
Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 is an easy-to-use, full-featured video editing application that provides users with the capabilities to create professional-looking, high-definition projects as well as continued support for standard-definition media. This software’s powerful new tools previously only available in professional suites — including stereoscopic 3D editing, support for new file formats and precise audio editing controls — add exceptional value for hobbyists and video editing enthusiasts who want to produce and distribute content via devices such as the PSP and Apple iPod, or services such as Vimeo, YouTube and Facebook.
“The easier it becomes to capture 3D video and still images on affordable consumer devices, the more people are interested in editing that 3D footage into movies that they can share with their family and friends,” said Dave Chaimson, vice president of global marketing for Sony Creative Software. “Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 provides professional-level tools and expanded support that allow consumers to create compelling 3D videos and post them to online 3D services like YouTube 3D, or burn the 3D content to Blu-ray disc for viewing on their 3D televisions.”
New features in Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 include:
• Stereoscopic 3D Editing – Users can now create stereoscopic 3D projects as easily as 2D projects, with support for a wide range of 3D formats; no additional software plug-ins required
• Stereoscopic 3D Monitoring – Customers can view their 3D projects on dedicated 3D monitors, or use their current 2D monitor via the Anaglyphic Preview mode
• Added File Format Support – Creative professionals, students and hobbyists working with studio and cinema-level progressive formats are able to edit and output videos in the following file types:
• MVC and MPO 3D – Sonycameras that support these formats include: HDR-TD10, HXR-NX3D1, PMW-TD300 and Cyber-shot and NEX cameras
• 24p/50p/60p – Users can now choose these progressive format settings for their projects
• GPU Accelerated AVC Encoding – Users can improve their AVC rendering performance and speed using the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) in computers equipped with ATI or NVIDIA graphics cards
• Titles and Text Plug-in – Utilizing a broad selection of presets and templates, users can quickly and easily achieve dynamic and visually stunning text animations and effects which can be modified and adjusted for even further creative options; new features deliver professional-looking results through an intuitive and easy-to-use interface
• Improved “Render,” “New Project” and “Make Movie” Dialogs – Users can create new projects, render to specific file formats and deliver with increased efficiency and speed
• Audio Event Effects – Users can now apply effects directly to the event level for more precise control over the placement of audio effects
• New Video Effects Plug-in SDK – The new SDK enables third-party developers to easily create plug-ins for Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum
The Production Suite and Imagination Studio are now updated with Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11:
Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum Production Suite 11
In addition to Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 software, the Production Suite features additional applications to help consumers create more polished and dynamic video projects. The Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum Production Suite 11 includes: DVD Architect Studio 5, Sound Forge Audio Studio 10, iZotope Vocal Eraser technology, NewBlue Effects and Transitions NewBlue 3D titling plug-in, a complete and comprehensive training and tutorial DVD, 400 exclusive original music soundtracks, and deluxe paper 3D glasses.
Imagination Studio 3
Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 is also included in the Imagination Studio bundle, which offers a comprehensive Sony software collection to create the ultimate home multimedia studio with a personal touch. Equipped with the tools to create outstanding multimedia projects, Imagination Studio also features DVD Architect Studio 5, ACID Music Studio 8, Sound Forge Audio Studio 10 and Photo Go, as well as 360 original music soundtracks.
Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 (MSRP: $99.95; Upgrade: $69.95), Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum Production Suite 11 (MSRP: $129.95; Upgrade: $99.95) and Imagination Studio 3 (MSRP: $179.95) are now available online at www.sonycreativesoftware.com and at retailers worldwide. Language versions include English, French, German, Spanish and Japanese.