Vegas Movie Studio Platinum Pro Pack takes HD video and audio production even further with tools for professional-level sound design and more video effects and transitions. Use the included Sound Forge Audio Studio software for precise audio editing and Cinescore Studio software for soundtrack creation. Upload movies to YouTube?, burn to Blu-ray Disc?, or author DVDs.
What's New in Version 9.0
*Updated New Project and Make Movie Wizards.
*Improved native HDV .m2t playback performance and improved memory handling for HDV longform projects. (Vegas Movie Studio Platinum only)
*3Sony HDV true progressive 24p support. (Vegas Movie Studio Platinum only)
*Import from Memory Recording Unit. (Vegas Movie Studio Platinum only)
*Import from AVCHD camcorder. (Vegas Movie Studio Platinum only)
*Support for editing files recorded with Sony AVCHD camcorders. (Vegas Movie Studio Platinum only)
*Support for Sony Cinescore? Studio music-generation plug-in.
*Single-monitor full-screen video preview.
*Burn timeline to Blu-ray Disc?. (Vegas Movie Studio Platinum only)
*Upload to YouTube.
*Added support for reading 1920x1080 AVCHD video. (Vegas Movie Studio Platinum only)
*Smart rendering support for MPEG-2 video.
*Support for opening MJPEG-encoded AVI files (such as video recorded with a digital still camera).
*Support for opening and rendering FLAC files.
*Support for LPEC files imported from Digital Voice Editor software.
*High-quality H.264 AVC/AAC import and export (including HD support). Includes templates for Sony WALKMANR and Apple iPodR .
Vegas Movie Studio 9 requires QuickTime 7.1.6 or later. As a general rule, you are encouraged to use the most current version of QuickTime.
24-bit Windows Media Audio files will always be read as 16-bit files in Windows 2000 (multichannel files are read as 16-bit stereo). This is a limitation of the operating system. You can render 24-bit WMA files, but if you want to read these files as 24-bit audio, copy them to a Windows XP machine.
If you are printing a rendered file to HDV tape, the file must precisely conform to the target HDV device and file type requirements, or the print-to-tape operation will fail. Rendering using the provided HDV MPEG-2 render templates—unmodified in any way—is required to successfully print to HDV tape.
The Sony Handycam USB driver that is included with DVD-based camcorders can prevent Vegas Movie Studio from recognizing a USB-connected camera. If you use the Add/Remove Programs Control Panel to uninstall the "Sony DVD Handycam USB driver" component, Vegas Movie Studio will be able connect to the camera and import video using Import > DVD Camcorder Disc.
VR mode requires Windows XP SP2 or greater.
Vegas Movie Studio fails to open the audio streams of MPEG-2 files that use stereo AC-3 encoding. Please conact Customer Support for a workaround.
The following lists the minimum system requirements for using Sony Creative Software Inc. Vegas Movie Studio software:
MicrosoftR WindowsR XP SP2 or Windows Vista?
800 MHz processor (2.8 GHz recommended for HDV and AVCHD in Vegas Movie Studio Platinum)
200 MB hard-disk space for program installation
256 MB RAM (512 MB RAM recommended for HDV and AVCHD in Vegas Movie Studio Platinum)
OHCI-compatible i.LINKR connector*/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 CD burning only)
Supported DVD-R/-RW/+R/+RW (for DVD burning only)
Supported BD-R/-RE drive (for Blu-ray Disc? burning)
Microsoft DirectXR 9.0c or later
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 (included on application disc)