Sony Imagination Studio 4 (Academic, Install Media)

Sony Imagination Studio 4 (Academic, Install Media)

Sony Imagination Studio 4 (Academic, Install Media)

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Product Highlights

  • Supports Multiple File Types on Timeline
  • Supports up to 20 Video & Audio Tracks
  • 2D & Stereoscopic Edit System
  • Export to Web, or Portable Media Devices
  • Create Music Using Loop Media
  • Record or Import & Create Music Remixes
  • VST Audio Effects & Instruments, MIDI
  • Advanced Audio Tools
  • Two Track Audio Editing
  • Author DVD/BD Discs
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The Sony Imagination Studio 4 is a Windows based suite of products that provide video editing, music creation, audio recording and editing, and DVD-authoring. This version is available only to academic institutions, its faculty, and students. You receive an installation DVD and serial number.

The software includes Movie Studio Platinum 12, Acid Music Studio 9, Sound Forge Audio Studio 10, and DVD Architect Studio 5. These four programs provide you with a complete system to take you through video editing, advanced audio finishing, music creation and delivery to DVD/BD. Movie Studio Platinum allows you to edit multiple file types on the same timeline, greatly speeding up your editing. It supports up to 20 video and 20 audio tracks, allowing you to create complex edits, without having to render out segments when adding multiple titles or audio effects. Stereoscopic editing support means that you can edit your 3D stereoscopic projects using the same familiar environment and tools that you use to edit 2D.

Sound Forge's advanced audio tools support 24/32-bit float 192 kHz audio files, with non-destructive editing. It also supports VST plug-ins, unlimited undo/redo, more than 30 built-in effects and processes, and real-time record and playback meters. Acid music studio is music creation software, and more. You can import media or record audio, and use the built-in Beatmapper tool to create remixes and DJ sets. It supports VST audio effects and instruments, so you can play back your music using virtual MIDI instruments. DVD Studio Architect 5 allows you to burn your video to a DVD/BD directly from the timeline, or create a complete authored DVD.

Academic Version
This is the full version of the software, with the same features and functionality as the non-academic version. It is available only for academic institutions, faculty, and students.

Movie Studio Platinum 12

What's New?
  • 20 Sony Sound Series production music files
  • Windows Vista and Windows 7 64-bit support
  • Simplified event edge trimming
  • 3D Blu-ray Disc and Internet
  • Publish movies to Pixelcast
  • Support for GPU-accelerated AVC rendering using the Sony AVC and MainConcept AVC plug-ins
  • Up to 20 video tracks
  • Up to 20 audio tracks
  • Split and Trim toolbar buttons
  • 3D Floating Windows controls
  • Color-coded visual event indicator has been added to timeline


Timeline Supports Multiple File Formats
Movie Studio Platinum supports multiple file types, and you can edit them on the same timeline.
Easy Project Creation
The project dialog windows guide you through the set up options, select the option that best matches your video (AVCHD, Blu-ray Disc, stereoscopic 3D, and more) and Movie Studio sets your Project Properties for you.
Sounds and Titles
Import your own music from CD or MP3, record instruments directly into the program, or select from the 20 included Sony Sound Series: Production Music audio files to create the perfect music bed. The choice is yours! Animate text in your movies with the Titles & Text tool.
Transitions and Dissolves
From standard dissolves to sensational 3D, add artistic style between scenes with video transitions. Change the duration of each transition with a simple drag of the video or audio event.


Simple Editing Tools
Use new tools like the Split and Trim buttons in the toolbar for speedy and precise editing. Use the Split button to break an event into sections. The new Trim button helps to quickly remove excess footage from the beginning or end of your project.
Transport Controls
The Trimmer and Video Preview windows transport controls provide intuitive and immediate command over editing, as well as improve the overall workflow and experience.
Stereoscopic 3D
Movie Studio Platinum supports stereoscopic 3D projects, just as well as it does 2D projects without any additional plug-ins or tools required. You can preview and deliver projects in side by side, line alternate, and anaglyphic modes. If you are working with a simple monitor that doesn't support side-by-side or line alternate stereoscopic video, you can preview your product in anaglyphic 3D to check the 3D effect (Anaglyph glasses not included), and still deliver in other stereoscopic formats.
Secondary Color Corrector
Adjust color differences in videos shot with multiple camera setups or lighting situations from within Movie Studio Platinum. This allows you to Enhance dull, washed-out footage, make specific color ranges stand out, all without using additional software or plug-ins.
Image Stabilization
Built-in Image Stabilization presets allow you to reduce jitter and shaky video footage without requiring additional plug-ins.
Video Plug-In Architecture
Supporting the Open Effects Association platform allows you to easily expand Movie Studio Platinum with industry standard plug-ins.
Easy Slideshow Creation
Quickly create dynamic slideshows from a set of images with a few simple clicks. Create pan/zoom effects and transitions across a collection of still images.


You can also import your own music directly from CD or MP3 files. Access up to 20 royalty-free Sony Sound Series: Production Music soundtracks. Each Production Music soundtrack comes in four different lengths.
Live Recording
Record your own voiceover and music into Movie Studio Platinum. Work with up to 20 tracks, all of which can be used to record audio.
Restore Audio
The Audio Restoration plug-in lets you remove clicks, pops, and other unwanted noise from your music and audio files.
Audio Event FX
Audio Event effects provide precise control over the placement of audio effects as you can apply unique effects directly to events.
Zplane Elastique Timestretching
Perform dramatic time stretches and pitch-shifts of audio tracks while retaining maximum sound quality.
Surround Sound Mixing and Encoding
Import multichannel (5.1) source files from your camcorder. Use the surround sound mixing and panning tools to create surround sound DVD soundtracks. Encode AC-3 stereo or 5.1 mixes with the included Dolby Digital AC-3 encoding software.

Sharing and Exporting

File Sharing
Movie Studio Platinum features advanced file sharing capabilities that allows you to share your projects over the web. You can publish movies to Pixelcast from within the application. It also features built-in YouTube upload support. Built-in support for iPod, and Play Station Portable device file formats makes it simple to create versions of your projects for those devices.

Sound Forge 10

Recording Capabilities
Record live performances, capture audio from turntables and tape players, extract audio from CDs, open files in a variety of formats including MP3.
Hi-Res Audio Files
Sound Forge Audio Studio software supports high-resolution 24-bit, 192 kHz files and sound cards.
Customizable Interface
Create, save, and recall interface layouts for various editing tasks including audio editing and restoration, and CD burning. You can dock floating windows together, and browse open data windows using tabs.
Drag & Drop Audio editing
Sound Forge Audio Studio software lets you cut, copy, and paste audio in real time so you can hear the results immediately. Balance levels, remove noise, trim unwanted sections, and synchronize audio with video
AAC Support
Sound Forge Audio Studio can export stereo AAC files for use in iTunes® software and iPod® players.
ASIO Support
ASIO driver support provides users with low-latency playback and recording capabilities
Audio Tools
• Enhanced Vinyl Recording and Restoration Tool
• Metadata Windows
• Integrated disc-at-once (DAO) CD burning
• JKL scrubbing
• Gracenote® MusicID™ CD album identification
• Track-at-once CD burning
• Drag-and-drop CD extraction
• Express FX™ Vinyl Restoration Tool
• Statistics Tool
• Simple Synthesis with sweep
• DTMF/MF Synthesis
Audio Effects
• Resonant Filter plug-in
• Vocal Eraser plug-in
• DirectX audio plug-in support
• VST audio effect support
• ASIO driver support
• Amplitude Modulation
• Chorus
• Delay
• Distortion
• Dynamics
• Envelopes
• Flange/Wah-Wah
• Noise Gate
• Pitch Bend
• Reverb
• Stutter
• Bit Depth Converter (to 8-bit, 16-bit, 24-bit)
• DC Offset
• 10-band EQ
• Fade In/Out
• Graphic Fade
• Multiple fade curve types
• Insert Silence
• Invert/Flip
• Mute
• Normalize
• Pan
• Resample
• Reverse
• Smooth/Enhance
• Swap channels
• Time Compress
• Volume
Audio and Video Support and Encoding
• AAC support
• Save files to popular multimedia and Internet file formats
• Windows Media® 9 import and export, RealMedia® 9 export
• QuickTime® 6 import
• Adjustable video frame rate and frame size
• Video frame display above waveform
• Edit AVI files with multiple audio streams
• Maintain perfect sync while working with full NTSC and PAL video
• Audio and video synchronization with sub-frame accuracy
• Various video and audio compression options
• Support for 24 fps native DV video files
• Video Preview window

Acid Studio 9

Recording, Import an Export
Record your own vocals and instruments over loops, extract audio from CDs and import MP3 files for remixing and creating dynamic DJ sets. ACID Music Studio gives you the flexibility to record from virtually any source, burn music CDs, save songs for uploading to your favorite Web sites including and, and convert audio to MP3 files for playback on portable players.
The Beatmapper tool automatically finds the tempo of a complete song, making it easy to remix. New markers in ACID Music Studio 9 allow you to Beatmap songs with varying tempos and time signatures.
Multitrack Recording
Record track by track or capture the entire band at once with each instrument on a different track, providing you control over volume, panning, and effects processing on each instrument or vocal track.
Input Monitoring
Hear your recording signal with real-time track effects, like the included Studio Devil British Valve Custom guitar amp.
Audio Effects
Apply professional-quality audio effects and processes including élastique timestretching, EQ, reverb, delay, chorus, flange, phase, distortion, and echo. ACID Music Studio features VST audio effects support, as well as support for VST instruments so you can play back your MIDI tracks through virtual synthesizers, filters, and effects.
Acid supports inline editing, which makes MIDI data easier to work with. Use envelopes and keyframes for precise control over MIDI data. The drum grid allows you to easily edit MIDI notes for soft synths that have drum maps defined.
Audio Mixing Console
The Mixing Console provides an integrated view of all tracks and busses in your project with the appearance of a traditional hardware-based mixer. The look can be customized for even the most complex sessions. The new audio and MIDI Mixing Console has additional routing options, allowing for a more flexible and efficient recording environment. ACID Music Studio 9 also supports up to four audio busses and four assignable effects chains.
Track Automation
Track envelope automation allows envelope control of numerous MIDI and VST parameters. Exercise precise control over instrument and plug-in parameter changes, and save these changes with your projects.
Tempo Curves
Create gradual transitions in tempo over the duration of project. Transition types include Linear, Fast, Slow, Smooth, Sharp, and Hold. Tempo curves are an efficient way to create dramatic or subtle tempo changes in your project.
Zplane Élastique Timestretching
With élastique Pro technology, you can perform dramatic time stretching and pitch-shifting of Beatmapped tracks without sacrificing sound quality.
Free Storage Space
ACID Music Studio 9 includes a free one-year Indaba Music Pro membership, and 5GB of storage space.
Free Loops
ACID Music Studio includes a code redeemable for one free Sony Sound Series loop library. Choose from among dozens of titles in a wide variety of genres.
CD Burning
CD layout and burning is fully integrated into the software so you can conveniently create your music and produce professional-sounding CDs all within one application.

DVD Architect Studio 5

Easy DVD and Blu-Ray Disc Creation
Movie Studio Platinum comes with DVD Architect Studio software that provides you the tools to easily author and burn professional-looking DVDs and Blu-ray Discs.
DVD Preview
The Preview window allows you to watch your project on a simulated television monitor with a virtual remote control.
Extensive Video and Audio Support
DVD Architect Studio software supports many popular video and audio formats so you can make DVD and Blu-ray Disc projects that will play on almost any DVD/BD player or DVD/BD-capable computer.
Burn Directly from the Timeline
Burn a DVD or Blu-ray Disc directly from the timeline. This method is fast and works well when you need to deliver a single project on a DVD/BD disc.
In the Box
Sony Imagination Studio 4 (Academic, Install Media)
  • Installation DVD
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    System Requirements Movie Studio Platinum
    Microsoft Windows Vista 64-bit SP2, Windows 7 64-bit, and Windows 8/8.1 64-bit
    2 GHz processor (multi-core or multi-processor 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

    Supported NVIDIA or AMD GPU:

    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).
    Note: NVIDIA recommends NVIDIA Quadro for professional applications and recommends use of the latest boards based on the Fermi architecture.

    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.

    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)

    HitFilm 2
    Minimum graphics card requirements: Intel HD 3000, NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GT or AMD/ATI Radeon HD 2900 GT with at least 512 MB video memory and support for OpenGL 2.0. For a complete listing of supported cards, visit the HitFilm website

    Note: You must provide your registration information to Sony Creative Software Inc. in order to activate the software. Product requires online registration.
    Supported File Formats Import
    AAC, AA3, AIFF, AVI, BMP, CDA, FLAC, GIF, JPEG, MP3, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MVC, OGG, OMA, PCA, PNG, QuickTime®, RealMedia®, SND, SFA, W64, WAV, WDP, WMA, WMV

    AAC, AC3, AA3, AIFF, AVC, AVI, BMP, FLAC, JPEG, LPEC, MP3, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MVC, OGG, PCA, PNG, QuickTime, RealMedia®, TIFF, W64, WAV, WDP, WMA, WMV
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