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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb movie creation and editing software, 23 July 2011
This review is from: Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum Production Suite 11 (PC) (Software)
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Well, I was completely blown away with the Sony Movie Studio HD software.

It's not worth me telling you what Amazon have already told you - the product description probably only skims the surface.

So, installation. I timed it and it took just over five minutes from clicking on install the studio to the point where it had installed. You then of course, when you launch the software, to register it and add in the licence key (that took less than a minute).

Now, please don't confuse this with a DVD authoring piece of software - such as Nero - this is a complete video editing and production studio.

Inside the box you will find two discs, a pair of card 3D glasses and the licence numbers you will need to register your products. One of the discs contains the software, and the other is a really good DVD which shows you what the software will do, and how to do it. It is just a rough tutorial. Once you load the software and get into it, you will find that there is a built in tutorial. It's not a tutorial that you just read, it is interactive. It will tell you what to do, and then get you to do it.

Moving on to the software. One of the features I love is the image stabilisation, you can take a rough shaky picture and turn it into something that looks as smooth as silk. I shot some video on my digital camera walking around my house, it was shaky, but after putting on the image stabilisation, it looked as if I was on a track, it was really smooth. I also love the way that you can add a backing track to your video, or mute the audio so all you can hear is the music. It also has a chroma key function.

The software can turn the rough footage you have shot (no matter what you recorded it on) and then burn it onto a Blu-ray Disc (provided you have a Blu-ray burner). You can preview it, create a load of special effects, change audio, add titles and a lot, lot more.

Now, I do know my way around a PC, but would not class myself as a film producer at all. However, after playing around for half an hour with the software, I was able to get professional results.

For what this can do, I am surprised they are not charging at least twice as much as they are. It is well worth every single penny. Would recommend this to any amateur or even professional movie maker, whether that be weddings etc.
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Initial post: 10 Oct 2011 22:46:12 BDT
Arash Sarai says:
Helpful overview for a newbie, thank you!

Posted on 7 Dec 2011 15:11:03 GMT
R. M. Pattle says:
Very good review Darren. Clear, concise (not too detailed so as to bore or put off the audience!) and to the point.
Could you tell me what the rendering time is like and can you get HD footage on to a DVD to play in a blue ray player at HD quality (AVCHD I believe).

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Dec 2011 20:29:56 GMT
Darren says:
Hi, thanks for the comment.

Not sure what the rendering time is like, I have only done very small projects. You should be able to put HD footage on a DVD and it should play in a blu ray player.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Feb 2012 18:38:33 GMT
Rendering a blu disc takes about 6x the playback time, I find

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Feb 2012 15:32:26 GMT
Sophia27 says:
hi, thank you for your review - just have a quick questions, all welcome to reply (would be very grateful). Is this software strictly video editing? I wanted something that enables me to create videos using the software (i have built in webcam) and then edit it using the same software... does this software allow me to do this?

Posted on 7 Mar 2012 13:07:39 GMT
M. Freeman says:
This may seem like a stupid question but I haven't used video editing software before. If you have a 3 hour long video all as one file but only want say 10 minutes near the middle of it, is it possible to extract that part of the video?

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Mar 2012 17:23:26 GMT
Arash Sarai says:


You simply select the part(s) of the video you don't want and CUT. One of the simpler video editing techniques!

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Mar 2012 20:19:52 GMT
M. Freeman says:
I had a feeling it was a silly question, thanks for answering.

Posted on 24 Apr 2012 08:19:28 BDT
VERY Helpful review for a newbie!, thank-you! Keep the good work-up... again thanks for the detail in your review!!

Sold and in my basket, cheers.

Posted on 14 Sep 2012 04:53:01 BDT
M. Weaver says:
I'm a newbie wondering if this product allows me to produce video that will play on an iPad or iPhone?
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