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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


Special Upgrade Deals - remember to buy the right version !

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

Don't own Movie Studio Platinum yet and would like to start editing ?

Use the link below to buy your first copy of Movie Studio Platinum 13 or Movie Studio Suite 13 direct through Sony Creative Software now.

Sony Creative Software Inc.


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