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Sony Media Software Announces Enhanced Vegas Movie Studio Platinum Edition

MADISON, Wis./PRNewswire/ – Sony Media Software has announced its new Vegas® Movie Studio+DVD Platinum Edition software, an update to its leading consumer-level video editing and DVD creation application. The new capabilities make it easier than ever for consumers to create and share videos on virtually any platform.

Vegas Movie Studio+DVD Platinum Edition software gives users the power to unlock new tools and features in the hottest consumer-level cameras and equipment, providing a stunning array of unprecedented options when filming, editing and viewing video projects. In addition to the new premium tools, Vegas Movie Studio+DVD Platinum Edition software is the only consumer-level video editing application that takes advantage of the expanded sound capabilities in many new cameras such as the Sony® DCR-DVD405 Handycam® camcorder. Owners of such cameras can use Vegas Movie Studio+DVD Platinum Edition software to import their camera’s video and audio, and edit multiple audio channels to create a surround sound movie project. Additional enhancements let users export their projects to an expanded array of media devices, including direct export to Sony® PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) and format support for Apple® iPod®.

"The new features in this version of Vegas Move Studio+DVD Platinum Edition are designed to give users complete freedom with their video projects," said Dave Chaimson, vice president of marketing, Sony Media Software. "Sites such as YouTube™, Yahoo!®, and Google™ have made video creation more popular than ever before and Vegas Movie Studio+DVD Platinum Edition is the perfect tool for anybody who would like to join the growing community of content creators."

In addition to its expanded editing and output capabilities, Vegas Movie Studio+DVD Platinum Edition software offers advanced DVD authoring through the inclusion of DVD Architect Studio 4 software. The integrated tools streamline the entire DVD creation process, allowing users to add fully customized menus and special features to their video projects.

Sony Media Software’s innovative "Show Me How" tutorials also provide new users with extensive in-program support by offering tips and helpful hints that apply directly to the user’s own individual project. The exclusive feature helps first-time users jump directly into working on a project, while giving more experienced editors immediate access to relevant answers for their specific questions.

The updated Vegas Movie Studio+DVD Platinum Edition software will include all the premium features found in the prior version, including popular features such as extensive HD video support and advanced color correction tools. Additional extras include a Vegas Movie Studio training DVD by VASST, the bundled NewBlue® MSP effects and transitions package, more than 20 DirectX® audio effects, and 1,001 Sound Effects.

Vegas Movie Studio+DVD Platinum Edition software will be available in September for $129.95 (MSRP). For additional information on the product, a list of retailers or to purchase online, please visit http://www.sony.com/mediasoftware.