Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 – An Outreach
For many music producers and digital artists today self publishing is key. The marketing of our carefully crafted products demands an extended outreach which embraces a host of production skills drawn from a blend of diverse media genres. The combination of sound & vision has, for a long time, been regarded as inseparable and having the right tools to promote your products in the visual realm through YouTube (among others) is so important. In this context we are fortunate to have the support of Sony Creative Software who have recently released Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11. I say ‘support’ because this is a gem of a video production tool capable of so much and perfectly positioned in the pricing range to meet the most slender of working budgets.
An exciting dimension to video production and something so strongly attached to the core value of this amazing product is the ease with which professional grade visual works are created. Generating video media in Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 from a variety of visual sources, known as compositing, has an inescapable musical connotation and those familiar with Sony’s flagship DAW – Acid Pro – will be at home with the process. Thinking in musical terms; you import media content into separate video tracks and stack them similar to textural layers in a musical composition. Extended processing techniques can then be applied to the layers as you cut, paste, blend, apply effects to individual track events (or globally), adjust track levels and mix the visual piece to a final output render.
The audio engine in Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 resides exclusively in a 16bit resolution with a 48kHz working bandwidth suitable for broadcast quality and with a maximum number of 10 audio tracks per project. Further audio features include support for Acid Loop properties – Zplane Elastique Time Stretching – ASIO drivers – Audio Restoration tools – Red Book Audio CD/Mastering burning. The software is also capable of surround sound mixing. When the user interface is in its default state it has a Master Bus in the top right hand corner which transforms into a Surround Mixer when working in 5.1. Currently the program is without Aux or Effect Send Buses but you can apply effects at track level and on the Master Bus which is fairly flexible. Automation features in Vegas Movie Studio extend only to track Volume and Pan and not for VST or Direct X effects which the program fully supports. That said, as a serious music producer you would want to produce your music in a dedicated DAW and simply import into Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 as mastered tracks anyway.
When you consider the feature set of Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 and divide a perceived value of those features into the price of the product bundles per se, then you are looking at an absolute snip and I would even say – a price imbalance. Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 provides the user with all the media generators, video transitions and video effects found in the big brother version of Vegas Pro and more. There are a whole bunch of product features in Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 which do not feature in Vegas Pro and if you look to the Production Suite version you will find major additional goodies like: Soundforge Audio 10 with the Vocal Eraser tool – New Blue FX bundle – up to 400 Soundtracks, a host of new Text Media effects, a Slideshow generator and a publish to YouTube wizard – quality production tools to help you realise your post-production Intro Movie dream!
So, in conclusion: If you are looking to create professional grade video productions perfect for a YouTube channel or other forms of broadcast – either as Intro Movies or visual theatre for your music – look no further.
Hey…this is Sony!
New Features in Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 Include:
Stereoscopic 3D Editing — Users can now create stereoscopic 3D projects as easily as 2D projects, with support for a wide range of 3D formats; no additional software plug-ins required
Stereoscopic 3D Monitoring — Customers can view their 3D projects on dedicated 3D monitors, or use their current 2D monitor via the Anaglyphic Preview mode
Added File Format Support— Creative professionals, students and hobbyists working with studio and cinema-level progressive formats are able to edit and output videos in the following file types:
MVC and MPO 3D — Sony cameras that support these formats include: HDR-TD10, HXR-NX3D1, PMW-TD300 and the á, Cyber-shot® and NEX cameras
24p/50p/60p — Users can now choose these progressive format settings for their projects
GPU Accelerated AVC Encoding — Users can improve their AVC rendering performance and speed using the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) in computers equipped with ATI or NVIDIA graphics cards
Titles and Text Plug-in — Utilizing a broad selection of presets and templates, users can quickly and easily achieve dynamic and visually stunning text animations and effects which can be modified and adjusted for even further creative options; new features deliver professional-looking results through an intuitive and easy-to-use interface
Improved “Render,” “New Project” and “Make Movie” Dialogs — Users can create new projects, render to specific file formats and deliver with increased efficiency and speed
Audio Event Effects — Users can now apply effects directly to the event level for more precise control over the placement of audio effects
New Video Effects Plug-in SDK — The new SDK enables third-party developers to easily create plug-ins for Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum.
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