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Movie Studio Zen is the best place for learning how to use Sony Movie Studio Platinum, DVD Architect Studio and the basics for Sony Vegas Pro. It is also the place to find real working solutions to common problems that new users like yourself will encounter as you move quickly up the Vegas Movie Studio learning curve. It is easy to feel a little overwhelmed when you first start to use Sony Movie Studio and Vegas Pro software. This is why I have created Movie Studio Zen - to help you easily and quickly master the basics and become confident with using the Tools & Effects that are available to you in these fantastic programs.

There are now over 140 free "easy to follow" tutorials and videos which will teach you the basics of how to edit and create projects like full 1080p HD quality videos for places like YouTube, Vimeo or Facebook. You can also learn how to create your own professional looking DVD's & BluRay Discs with fully functioning menus. I also have videos that can teach you how to Build your own Computer that is fully optimised for Vegas HD Video Editing and I can show you how to get your existing computer purring like a kitten.

Did you know that Sony Movie Studio Platinum is the little Brother of Sony Vegas Pro ? What that means is that 90% of my tutorials will also work in Sony Vegas Pro and DVD Architect Pro with absolutely no problems at all. So I invite you to stay and have a good look at what I can teach you right now.


How to Search Quickly for information on ?

1. The Heart of this website is the Free Tutorial section, which is split up into categories for Sony Movie Studio Platinum, Sony Vegas Pro, DVD Architect Studio, etc...

2. The Browse by Topic Menu appears in the right hand column of most pages and sorts every single article and tutorial on Movie Studio Zen into common sense catgegories.

3. Google Custom Search is located in the Top Menu bar. It searches only for content on Movie Studio Zen.

*Please note that Google Custom Search does display Advertisements at the top of the search results page which are not related to Movie Studio Zen. All TRUE search results are at the bottom half of the page and ALL point back to this website.

4. Scan through the Site Map which lists everything on the site.


I just started using one of Sony's programs and feel a bit overwhelmed, where should I start ?

I have collated the best tutorials for brand new users like yourself in a list titled Basics for New Users. This list is also located in the Browse by Topic Menu, which is a fantastic place to find things quickly.


Frequently Asked Questions

Another main section for information is located in Doctor Zen's FAQ's. This is the area where I will be posting answers to common problems and Frequently Asked Questions.


Where and how can I ask a question on this website ?

If you would like to ask me a question about anything related to the tutorials and articles on Movie Studio Zen, please use the Movie Studio Zen Forum or post quick questions in the comments section under articles. You will need to sign up for a free account to post questions on the forum and leave comments under articles.


Do your tutorials work in any version of Movie Studio Platinum and Sony Vegas Pro ?

Over 90% of the tutorials on Movie Studio Zen will work in any version of Movie Studio Platinum or Vegas Pro. If you are a Vegas Pro user, most of my Movie Studio tutorials will also work for you. If you have just purchased Movie Studio Platinum 13 or Vegas Pro 13, then you can still use many of my older tutorials made with versions 9, 10, 11 & 12.


Can I subscribe to a Newsletter for new tutorial notification ?

Yes you can sign up for the Movie Studio Zen Newsletter and I will send out email notifications to you via Mailchimp, every time I publish a new tutorial or have an important announcement to make.