Sony Movie Studio

Last Updated On: Thursday August 01, 2019

Sony Movie Studio Video Editing Software Review

Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 Production Suite

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a professional movie maker like those in Hollywood? I know, that is a stretch, but it is actually easier than you might think. You may never make an epic motion picture, but you can make high quality HD movie in the comfort of your own home. All you need is a video camera or even a digital camera that also captures video and a software program for editing and creating video.

You could go out and buy an expensive video editing software program that will set you back several hundred dollars like the Sony Vegas Pro 11 collection which comes with everything you would need. But at nearly $600.00 that would be out of most hobbyist price range. Fortunately, Sony figured that out and created programs that offer many of the same features at much lower price range. One of those program is the Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 Production Suite.

This software package is much more affordable and yet still has enough features that you will be able to create high quality videos for you and your family to enjoy.

Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 Production SuiteBest FREE Video Editing Software

The Sony Vega Movie Studio is an easy to use software program that will have you editing and creating your own classic movies in no time at all. With this software you will be able to transform any of your video you have taken into a high quality video. It includes software that will help you burn it to CD, DVD or even Blu-Ray disks (as long as you have the necessary hardware).

Sony includes loads of special effects and transitions for you to choose from to enhance your video and are selectable through menu options during the editing process. It also includes hundreds of sound tracks to add that special sound to your video.

It includes so many features that are as simply clicking your mouse and drag and drop. You will soon be creating awesome HD quality movies as well as visually spectacular 3D videos.

All you need to do is take some video of your kids next soccer game or dance recital. Then upload it to your computer and launch the Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 software and in no time you will have a stunning HD quality movie to share with your family.

Once you have the video completed and saved to your computer, you can either burn it to CD, DVD or even Blu-Ray disk. If you would rather share it instantly with many more people you can use the special feature included in the software. You can upload your completed video to YouTube directly from the software. The Sony Movie Studio uses a high quality encoding that works optimally with YouTube, to ensure the high quality results.

A special note: If you have a Sony AVCHD camcorder or any brand using AVCHD you will be able to edit these file formats directly on the timeline in this software. This means you can edit all 1920 x 1080 files.

Does the software require any special hardware to run?

The nice thing about the Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 Production Suite it does not require a high powered computer for it to run, but as with most video editing software you will need a bit of horse power to run it optimally. The follow are the requirements as stated by Sony, I highlighted recommended numbers.

  • Microsoft OS – XP (SP3), Vista (SP2) or Windows 7
  • Intel or AMD Processor 2.0 GHz or larger – Dual or Quad Core CPU for HD
  • 400 GB Hard drive space for program – 1 TB or more to render and store large files
  • 1 GB System RAM – 4 or more is highly recommended
  • Open USB port for downloading files from your camcorder
  • Soundcard

As you can see, you really don’t need to have an outrageous machine to use this software, but the faster your processor and more RAM you have the better the software will perform.

Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 Review


In conclusion, if you are looking to create a nice high quality video to share with your family or even on YouTube, you cannot go wrong with this feature packed software. As of 2011 the  Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 Production Suite is the #1 best seller in amazon for the category “video editing” and is considered one of the best affordable video editing software these days.

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