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Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD 11

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Product Highlights
  • HD Video Editing Software
  • Drag & Drop Operation with Wizard Help
  • Over 300 Effects & 200 Transitions
  • Includes 200 Soundtracks
  • AV Synch Detection & Repair
  • Image Stabilization
  • Supports 24p, 50p & 60p Files
  • AVCHD & DSLR Video Format Import
  • Post to YouTube & Format for Facebook

Vegas Movie Studio HD 11 from Sony puts professional video editing power in your hands, but perhaps more importantly, its actively helpful user interface will have you cutting, adding effects, and publishing finished movies in no time. The software is drag-and-drop simple, but powerful enough to edit HD video and preview any of the hundreds of included effects & transitions in real time.

Useful effects include red-eye removal, image stabilization for shaky footage, and cropping & panning across still images for a "Ken Burns effect." Movie Studio HD 11 even makes it easy to execute tasks that are usually considered professional-level, such as AV synch repair, title animation, multichannel (5.1) audio editing, and greenscreen removal. It can handle any of the file types you're likely to want to edit – DV, AVCHD, HDV, video from DSLR cameras – and edits a variety of different frame rates (even 24p, 50p & 60p).

Once you've cut your movie and added effects, music & a voiceover, Vegas Movie Studio HD 11 makes it easy to optimize your finished video for any playback device, such as iPod, PSPs, DVD players, and for social-networking sites like Facebook. Or upload directly to YouTube from within the software.

Movies, Slideshows & More
Vegas Movie Studio HD software makes video editing easy and fun. With drag-and-drop functionality, it's easier than ever to add photos and videos to the timeline and begin editing. You can even drag files across the timeline to rearrange them exactly how you want. Experience the freedom to experiment with video editing, without hassle or worrying about making mistakes.

Use Vegas Movie Studio HD software to add special effects, transitions, titles, and music to your video and slideshows. Zoom, rotate, and pan across photos to animate still images in your movies. You can use the software to commemorate special events such as weddings and anniversaries, or create exciting, professional-looking business presentations

Create Spectacular Movies in HD (and SD)
Vegas Movie Studio HD has everything you need to produce movies in stunning high definition. Editing HD is simple and, better yet, the high performance video engine is beyond fast: you can see your changes happen in real time. Additionally, you can even work simultaneously with standard-definition and high-definition video in the same project! When you're finished, export your movie in a variety of HD formats for easy sharing
Share Your Movies Online
Share movies on popular social-networking sites including YouTube, Facebook, and many others. With integrated direct-publish to YouTube, you can instantly upload your video online
Learn as You Go with Easy Tutorials
The software's Show Me How tutorials guide you through the entire creative process. If you need help, simply click the Show Me How button and choose your tutorial topic. Helpful text dialog boxes, pointers, and guides will show you what to do and where to click
Dialog Boxes & Wizards for Easy Operation
Dialog boxes and wizards make it easier for users of any skill level to create new projects and export completed projects. The New Project Wizard provides an efficient way to ensure that projects are set up correctly. The Make Movie Wizard eliminates the guesswork about delivery and provides optimized final files with just a few simple clicks. Finally, the Render As dialog option makes selecting a destination file format a snap. Mark your favorite file formats for later use or match the render setting with your movie's Project Properties
Professional Power
Built on the same award-winning Vegas Pro software technology that's used in motion picture and recording studios worldwide, Vegas Movie Studio HD software puts the power of the pros on your PC
Add Movie Magic
Add flair to your movies with transitions and text tools. Access hundreds of built-in dissolves and wipes to transition stylishly from one scene to another, or use the new Titles & Text plug-in to liven up your on-screen text. Make your words drop from above or shake like an earthquake. It's never been easier to make your movies shine
Edit to Perfection
Take control when editing your movies: Easily restore dull, washed-out footage, apply brightness and contrast, stabilize shaky video, balance colors, and remove red-eye from photos. Vegas Movie Studio HD includes sophisticated image-restoration and color-correction tools for a variety of tasks. As a bonus, the new Transport Controls in the Trimmer and Video Preview windows give you the freedom to edit any way you want
Real-Time Effects
Vegas Movie Studio HD software includes over 500 customizable transitions, filters, and effects to add a professional look to your movies. All of the video effects can be adjusted over time, meaning you can select the specific video frames where an effect begins and ends. You can even adjust the level of the effect for every frame in between. To see how your effects and transitions look in action, Vegas Movie Studio HD 11 lets you preview effects and transitions in real time and in full resolution on your computer monitor or on a secondary monitor
Easily Import from a Wide Range of Cameras
Quickly transfer digital photos and video from a variety of digital devices including DV, HDV, and AVCHD cameras. Vegas Movie Studio HD software efficiently organizes everything so you can search, sort, and view your media
Enhance Your Movie with Music
Create the perfect soundtrack with studio-quality tools. Import your own music directly from CDs or easily place MP3s on the timeline
Restore Audio
With the Audio Restoration plug-in, you can remove clicks, pops, and other unwanted noise from your music and audio clips to ensure the highest-fidelity soundtrack for your video project
ACID Loop Support
For easy video scoring and audio mixing, Vegas Movie Studio HD includes Sony Sound Series Loops & Samples support. Sony Sound Series (not included) features royalty-free music and sound samples that contain special metadata which allows them to automatically match the existing project tempo and key. The Sound Series: Loops & Samples collection collection harbors a vast array of music and sound in a variety of styles and genres
Easy Live Recording
Record your own audio such as voiceovers, music, and narration to be included in your project. Vegas Movie Studio HD provides 10 audio tracks, any of which can be used to record. You can also create different versions of your recording that you can later choose from to include in your project
Supported Formats Import: AAC, AA3, AIFF, AVI, BMP, CDA, DV, FLAC, GIF, JPEG, MP3, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, OGG, PCA, PNG, PSD, RealMedia, QuickTime, SND, SFA, SWF, W64, WAV, WDP, WMA, WMV

Export: AAC, AIFF, AVC, AVI, BMP, FLAC, JPEG, LPEC, MP3, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, OGG, PCA, PNG, RealMedia, TIFF, QuickTime, W64, WAV, WDP, WMA, WMV
System Requirements Microsoft Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, or Windows 7
2 GHz processor (multicore or multiprocessor CPU recommended for HD)
400 MB hard-disk space for program installation
1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended)
IEEE-1394DV card (for DV capture and print-to-tape)
USB 2.0 connection (for importing from AVCHD or DVD camcorders)
Apple QuickTime 7.1.6 or later
Windows-compatible sound card
DVD-ROM drive (for installation from a DVD only)
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.51 (included on application disc)
Internet Connection (for Gracenote MusicID Service)

You must provide registration information to Sony Creative Software Inc. in order to activate the software. Product requires online registration within 30 days.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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SonyVegas Movie Studio HD 11
 
3.7

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (2)

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63%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to navigate (5)
  • Accurate colors (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Presentations (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (5)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Quality oriented (4)

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    GREAT PRODUCT EASY TO USE

    By JG

    from ST JOSEPH, MO

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
    • Easy to Navigate

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD 11:

        THIS IS GREAT SOFTWARE TO USE. I AM A PRO PHOTOGRAPHER WHO IS GETTING INTO VIDEO AND THIS SOFTWARE IS A MUST. IT DOES THE MOST COMPLEX EDITING WITH OUT A LOT OF RESEARCH TO USE.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        2.0

        issues registering etc..

        By arnie

        from Turnersville, NJ

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Difficult to Navigate

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD 11:

            Poor instructions
            no manuals included in package (even simple.
            still trying to get the most of it but struggling thru ir.

            This is not as easy as it looks.

            This is not your Windows movie maker.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • Other

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            (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Software not bad but Sony not so much

            By Wideeyevideo

            from Maryland Eastern shore

            Pros

            • Highly Compatible

            Cons

            • Poor Design

            Best Uses

            • Home Movies

            Comments about Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD 11:

            I bought this as an upgrade direct from Sony. I'm not a newbie, have been doing serious video editing for over 10 years.

            First I will say although I haven't used it much, the software itself isn't bad... it's the company behind it, the addons and their lack of customer service.

            My version had an addon from Hitfilm and one from NewBlue (which I also had on v9.0)

            First complaint is, I bought this boxed and paid extra because I live in a rural area where no cable is available, so didn't want to download a huge file on my limited satellite bandwidth connection. Well as soon as it was installed it prompted me to download an update which was 162MB in size. had I known that I would have saved some $$ and downloaded the original and not used my bandwidth.

            Then, you have to go through multiple registrations online which wasn't working right... one of the numbers was illegible in my copy for Vegas, and the Hitfilm website was not working right, which forces you to sign up there and I had all kinds of issues with their registration process.

            Then once you go through all this... whenever you go to use some of the features such as NewBlue a nag screen pops up in your face trying to sell you some other junk.

            I used to write shareware and it was considered bad practice and rude to put nag screens even on freeware, nevermind software you paid for put out by a major company.

            I think this software should be free, since it is essentially advertiser supported.

            So then I remitted a complaint to Sony about this asking for a refund and of course they will not give you a refund once the package is opened which didn't really surprise me, but how the Heck is anyone to know if they like the item until they try it? I guess if you like the pretty box you can decide to send it back or not.

            Well... I had all but forgotten about my complaint but to my surprise I got a response from Sony... 2 weeks later!!! What legitimate company that cares about their products and image takes 2 weeks to respond?

            Their response struck me as being arrogant, assuming I don't know that there are 3 addons from different companies, stating that they make it clear an Internet connection is required and that you don't HAVE to update (I have an Internet connection, THEY didn't read and pay attention), and the response made it sound like I never used software or didn't know what I was doing.

            I dare say, I wrote software going back to when MSDOS was the operating system... (over 50 programs), have worked with a number of editing software packages over the years and many, many other programs.

            So the only reason I gave this ANY stars was that the software itself may not be bad, but forget about support, and maybe you'll download an update one day and every time you start your computer a nag screen will come up trying to sell you something else.

            I used to like Sony products but after this... no more. I will deter anyone I can from using these products and post reviews in a lot of very popular places.... bye Sony

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            5.0

            Easy to use with lots of extras!!!

            By cmfurgason

            from Boston, MA

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Navigate

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Presentations

            Comments about Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD 11:

            I'm making an amateur documentary and Vegas Studio is very easy to use and comes loaded with lots of extra features. It's nice to have more than one sound line in the time-line - so I can add music along with the original broadcast sound.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            4.0

            Need a powerful computer

            By Matt in AK

            from Wasilla, AK

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate Colors and Controls
            • Easy To Navigate

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Educational Purposes
              • Presentations
              • Professional Quality

              Comments about Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD 11:

              This is a very user friendly video editing software. I bought it thinking that I could run it smoothly on my computer since I met the minimum system requirements, but after the install I had to upgrade my machine. Two GB of RAM is the minimum; however I recommend at least six so that you can edit quickly and smoothly. The program does a great job, but I suspect it is being discontinued to direct folks toward the Platinum version, which burns DVDs too. I would have opted for the that option too if I would have known that it it didn't have a DVD burn component.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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              4.0

              Good Product

              By Jay

              from Tampa, FL

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Pros

              • Accurate Colors and Controls
              • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
              • Easy To Navigate
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Educational Purposes
                • Presentations
                • Professional Quality

                Comments about Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD 11:

                I don't agree with the last reviewer, it does have a render to hard drive, under the make a movie button. Look again. This is better because it accepts many formats without having to convert them first. Has flaws, but best for the buck.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                I wish I could love it!

                By Moi

                from NYC

                About Me Value Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate Colors and Controls

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD 11:

                    It is a pretty good editing program although a bit complicated and not always intuitive if you are used to other programs, like final cut pro.
                    The BIG disappointment is that you cannot burn your project to disk, for that you have to buy the platinum(?)version. Wish I had known.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC

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                    5.0

                    Vegas - A Sure Bet

                    By J.T.

                    from Waco, TX

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Navigate
                    • Handles Newer Codecs
                    • Low Price
                    • Same Layout as Pro
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Hobbyist with pro desires

                      Comments about Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD 11:

                      I am a video hobbyist. Although I own a nicer camera, I am using a Kodak PlaySport most often these days. I needed a video editor that could handle newer codecs natively, and Vegas Studio 11 does the trick. Having worked with an older, pro version of Vegas, it was a simple switch. The layout and menus are basically the same. You are limited to 3 video tracks, but that's enough for me. If you are using an older computer, make sure that Vegas is not attempting to use multiple processors (under "Preferences"). I was experiencing frequent crashes until I changed the setting from "4" to "1." Obviously, the more powerful your computer, the smoother your video editing experience will be.

                      There are other apps out there that can do what I need, but I like the way Vegas thinks. Compared to ArcSoft (which shipped with my PlaySport and is weak and clumsy), Windows Movie Maker, and Magix Movie Edit Pro, Vegas Studio 11 is just easier to use. And if you ever plan to upgrade to the Pro version, you will already know how to use it. If you're on a tight budget, Vegas Studio 11 is a sure bet.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      3.0

                      Vegas Movie Studio HD 11 by Sony

                      By TahojohnnyO

                      from Carson City Nevada

                      About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Decent price
                      • Good home version

                      Cons

                      • Complicated Controls

                      Best Uses

                      • HD Shooting
                      • Home Movies

                      Comments about Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD 11:

                      This is the low end of sonys vegas movie studio. It has enough features to make a decent home version production but is bare bones vs. the upper version. Great price for a decent setup.

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