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Sony Vegas Movie Studio 8 Platinum Edition   

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How could Vegas Movie Studio 8 get any better? Well, if you're going to do a lot more video-editing than the average proud parent who just wants to s...Click To Read More About This Product

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How could Vegas Movie Studio 8 get any better? Well, if you're going to do a lot more video-editing than the average proud parent who just wants to show off their child's progression, the Platinum Edition has several added features that make it worth the extra dough.

Platinum Edition includes the same simple video editing system, DVD Architecture Studio 4.5 software for building sophisticated DVD layouts and burning, and the always helpful "Show Me How" interactive tutorials of its sister program. But it kicks it up a notch with HDV and Sony AVCHD editing; 5.1 surround sound mixing and encoding; direct export to Sony's PlayStation Portable; and more than 130 new customizable video effects and 2D/3D transitions.

Another fun feature of Vegas Movie Studio is the advanced 3-wheel primary color correction tool helps you enhance washed-out footage, bring to the front particular colors, and fix balance problems due to poor camera setup and lighting. Sony Movie Studio 8 can even effectively remove red-eye from still photos.

Then there's the 20 AniMattes compositing mattes from FreedomFX, which give you the choice of adding cool, professional-level special effects and transitions for that extra little kick of wow.

Now what happens in Vegas in this case, doesn't stay in Vegas. It gets burned onto a DVD and shared with family in friends, or uploaded to a website to share with with the world. You decide. But if you're going to do it right, do it in Vegas Movie Studio 8 style.

FEATURES
  • Includes DVD Architect Studio 4.5 software
  • Improved native HDV .m2t playback performance and improved memory handling for HDV longform projects
  • Freehand envelope drawing on the timeline
  • Display of media marker names in events
  • Improved snapping - color-coded visual snap indicator and the ability to snap to event edges on other tracks.
  • Multitrack video and audio editing
  • Easy drag-and-drop functionality
  • Show Me How interactive tutorials
  • Real-time editing of parameters during playback
  • Support for any aspect ratio (4:3, 16:9, etc)
  • Supports multiple file formats and frame rates
  • High Definition editing and output
  • Simple drag-and-drop operations
  • Explorer view
  • Project media bins
  • Track markers and regions
  • Unlimited undo/redo
Video Features
  • Fullscreen preview to a secondary Windows display
  • Real-time playback of effects, processes and transitions to external monitor
  • Color correction tools
  • MPEG-1&2 support
  • Superior frame rate conversions
  • Credit rolls and text animation
  • External monitor preview
  • Ripple editing across tracks
Audio Features
  • Gracenote MusicID CD album recognition
  • Multithreaded audio engine maximizes performance
  • Basic surround support
  • Support for multichannel (5.1) source files for Sony HDV Handycam camcorders
  • 16-bit, 44.1 kHz song quality for exceptional performance
  • Volume and pan envelopes
  • Audio time stretching
  • Event normalization
  • CD audio extraction
  • Audio/video synchronization detect and repair
  • DirectX audio plug-in support
  • VST audio effect support
  • ASIO drive support
  • Tape-style audio scrubbing
  • Audio restoration tools
  • Track-level audio FX and envelopes
Transitions and Effects
  • More than 220 customizable 2D and 3D transitions
  • Over 350 customizable video special effects
  • Add text animation, titles and scrolling credits
  • Red-eye removal tool
  • "Green screen" chroma key effects
  • Pan and crop tool to animate still images
  • Video and audio time stretching
Capture and Import
  • Sony AVCHD import and edit support
  • Import and export support for ATRAC3, ATRAC3plus, and ATRAC Advanced Lossless files
  • Insert I-frames at marker positions when rendering MPEG-2 (works in conjunction with I-frame viewer in DVD Architect Studio 4.5).
  • ATRAC audio plug-in (Templates only)
  • Gracenote MusicID CD album recognition
  • Import media from Sony DVD Handycam camcorders
  • Batch capture and automatic DV scene detection
  • PC connection via FireWire, i.LINK connector or IEEE-1394 devices
  • Import pictures in BMP, GIF, JPG, and PSD formats
  • Import AVI, DV, SWF, and MPEG 1 & MPEG 2 files
  • Import audio files in WAV, MP3, AIF, CD Audio and PCA formats
Export and Hardware Features
  • AC3 Stereo and 5.1 encoding
  • MainConcept AVC/AAC, read/write (Templates only) iPod Format
  • PSP (PlayStation Portable) integration
  • Sony AVC/AAC (Templates only)
  • VideoCD and Multimedia CD burning
  • Export video projects in multiple formats for the web
SPECIFICATIONS

Vegas Movie Studio 8 Platinum Edition

  • System Requirements
  • Microsoft Windows XP SP 2 or Windows Vista
  • 800 MHz processor (2.8 GHz recommended for HDV)
  • 200 MB hard-disk space for program installation
  • 256 MB RAM (512 MB RAM recommended for HDV)
  • OHCI-compatible i.LINK® connector1/IEEE-1394DV card (for DV capture and print-to-tape)
  • Windows-compatible sound card
  • DVD-ROM drive (for installation from a DVD only)
  • Supported CD-Recordable drive (for burning only)
  • Supported DVD- R /- RW /+ R /+ RW drive (for burning only)
  • Microsoft DirectX® 9.0c or later
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
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