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The Sony Imagination Studio 4 Software bundles 4 powerful Sony applications together to create a total multimedia experience. Edit video in stunning AVCHD or stereoscopic 3D, create original music, and enhance multi-channel audio. It's easier than ever to take control of your own creativity and weave your ideas into high-quality movies that you can upload to Pixelcast (a new Sony site for sharing and collaboration) and YouTube, or burn to a DVD or Blu-ray Disc.
Tell your story any way you want. Edit video in nearly any format, including stereoscopic 3D. Stylize your movies with high-quality video effects, transitions, titles, and filters. Fix washed-out footage or make colors pop with color correction tools. Share your movies on Pixelcast without ever leaving the application! Invite your friends and family to upload their own movies and photos to collaborate on a fun and unique experience together. The choice is yours and, with Movie Studio Platinum, the possibilities are endless.
Make Original Music
ACID Music Studio is the best way to bring your music to life and share it with others. Now you can enjoy the freedom to interact with music creation tools at the skill level that's right for you. The loops take the guesswork out of making great tracks, while the audio effects and MIDI features open the door to the world of professional music production.
Record and Edit Audio
Sound Forge Audio Studio is an easy way to record, edit, and energize audio on your home computer. Capture live performances by simply connecting a microphone or instrument to your computer and clicking on Record. Give your audio tracks presence and sparkle with built-in effects. Create your own CDs and generate files for sharing online. You can even create your own karaoke tracks with the Izotope Vocal Eraser tool.
Now available on DVD and Blu-ray Disc: your own captivating home movies, multimedia photo albums, and music compilations. Quickly create professional-looking DVDs in fullscreen or widescreen format with menus, titles, special features, and music. The DVD Architect Studio software includes beautifully designed DVD themes with coordinated menu buttons. You can also import your own images and graphics to create custom themes.
Share the Experience
Publish movies to Pixelcast without ever leaving the Movie Studio Platinum application. Pixelcast is an exciting new way to share videos and photos with friends, brought to you by Sony. Construct a video or slideshow of your vacation, a family event, or a get together with friends. Then send a link to others so they can check out your experience, or invite them to collaborate and upload photos and video of their own. Pixelcast gives you the tools, but the experience is up to you.
Red Giant Magic Bullet Quick Looks
Classic film looks in a click. Magic Bullet Quick Looks sets the mood for your footage in seconds. You can easily define the style of your video with 100+ presets that add color and light to every scene, from wedding video to the next Sundance original.
NewBlueFX 3D Titling and Video Effects
The Movie Studio Platinum 12 Suite includes an exciting group of audio and video effects by NewBlue, a leading manufacturer of audio and video plug-ins. Once installed, the tools are available directly from the Movie Studio Platinum 12 effects windows, providing a seamless editing experience without ever leaving the application. These additional transitions and effects provide more options to enhance audio and video projects with a professional look and feel.
iZoptope Vocal Eraser
Sound Forge Audio Studio 10 software includes the Vocal Eraser plug-in. You can create karaoke tracks and remove vocals from songs for remixing.
Jump Start Tutorials
The included Jump Start Tutorials provide a quick overview of the Movie Studio Platinum 12 program. You'll learn how to create complete audio and video projects from setup to final delivery. Topics also include several advanced sections explaining how to add that professional touch with Chroma Key techniques and Color Correction tools.
Add the Perfect Soundtrack
Imagination Studio includes 50 Sony Sound Series: Production Music soundtracks that will provide perfect scores for your movies. These professionally produced and royalty-free soundtracks in varying lengths, work great for action sequences, wedding videos, family vacation movies, and more. Add the music to your projects and then share your creations with the world.
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Microsoft Windows Vista (32-bit or 64-bit, SP2), 7 (32-bit or 64-bit), 8 (32-bit or 64-bit) operating system
2 GHz processor (multicore or multiprocessor CPU recommended for HD or stereoscopic 3D)
500 MB hard-disk space for program installation
2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
IEEE-1394DV card (for DV capture and print-to-tape)
USB 2.0 connection (for importing from AVCHD, XDCAM EX, NXCAM, or DVD camcorders)
512 MB GPU memory
NVIDIA, INTEL, or AMD GPU: NVIDIA Requires a CUDA-enabled GPU and driver 270.xx or later
GeForce GPUs: GeForce GTX 4xx Series or higher (or GeForce GT 2xx Series or higher with driver 285.62 or later)
Quadro GPUs: Quadro 600 or higher (or Quadro FX 1700 or higher with driver 285.62 or later). NVIDIA recommends NVIDIA Quadro for professional applications and recommends use of the latest boards based on the Fermi architecture. AMD/ATI Requires an OpenCL-enabled GPU and Catalyst driver 11.7 or later with a Radeon HD 57xx or higher GPU. If using a FirePro GPU, FirePro unified driver 8.85 or later is required. INTEL Requires an OpenCL-enabled GPU such as HD Graphics 4000
Windows-compatible sound card
DVD-ROM drive (for installation from a DVD only)
Supported CD-recordable drive (for CD burning only)
Supported DVD-R/-RW/+R/+RW (for DVD burning only)
Supported BD-R/-RE drive (for Blu-ray Disc burning only)
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (included on application disc)
Apple QuickTime 7.1.6 or later for reading and writing QuickTime files
Internet Connection (for Gracenote MusicID Service)