In this video tutorial I do a Full Comparison between all Versions of Sony Vegas Pro 11 and Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 Software Suites.

There is a lot of confusion generally as to what the actual differences are between all the Sony Vegas Video Editing Software programs and Suites. Some people assume that the Platinum version of Vegas Movie Studio is more advanced just because of it's name - it is hard to understand this conclusion when the Pro version of Vegas has "Pro" in the title and the obvious huge difference in price. Never the less people still get massively confused. So in this video I will explain as best I can what some of the major differences are.

If you are on a budget and are just starting to learn how to do Video Editng, then a highly recommend Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 Production Suite as the Ultimate Best Value version of Vegas you can buy. There are more basic and cheaper versions of Vegas Movie Studio you can buy, however the extra features that come with the Production Suite Version are definitely worth the relatively small extra cost.

The best thing about starting your learning process with a Vegas Movie Studio version, is that most almost all the same tools and effects are also in the more expensive and complex version of Vegas, Sony Vegas Pro 11. So when you are ready to use more advanced tools and effects, the Transition into Vegas Pro editing is not that difficult.

Full List of all Programs Available

  • Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD 11
  • Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11
  • Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 Production Suite
  • Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 Visual Effects Suite
  • Sony DVD Architect Studio 5.0
  • Sony Vegas Pro 11
  • Sony DVD Architect Pro 5.2
  • Sony Imagination Studio Suite 3
  • Sound Forge Audio Studio 10
  • ACID Music Studio 8.0
  • Photo Go
  • Hit Film Standard

August 2012 - New Releases

  • Movie Studio Platinum 12 64bit and 32bit (replaces Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11)
  • Movie Studio Platinum 12 Suite 64bit and 32bit (replaces Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 Production Suite)
  • Movie Studio 11 (replaces Movie Studio HD 11)

March 2013 Update

Please note that I have a new Comparison Article for Movie Studio Platinum 12 Versions which you can read here: Comparing All Versions of Sony Movie Studio Platinum 12

Upgrade Pricing - remember to buy the right version !

If you already own an older version of Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum, Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum Suite, Sony Movie Studio Platinum or Sony Movie Studio Platinum Suite, you automatically qualify for discounted upgrade pricing if you purchase directly through the Sony Creative Software website.

Follow this link for discounted upgrade pricing direct through Sony Creative Software

Please note that you MUST have a vaild Serial Number from your previous version of Movie Studio, for the upgrade to work. When you buy the upgrade version, you are getting the Full Version of the software - the same as anyone buying it for the first time.

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