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Movie Studio 13 Platinum
Video editing and DVD creation.
This product is also included in: Movie Studio 13 Suite

Vegas family comparison

All of the products in the Vegas™ software family make it easy to import and edit movies, images, and music so you can jump right in and start creating your next video or audio masterpiece. Whether you're a beginner, an experienced filmmaker, or a professional broadcast producer, there is a Vegas solution to meet your needs.

Vegas family comparison
FeatureMovie Studio 13Movie Studio 13 PlatinumMovie Studio 13 SuiteVegas Pro 12 EditVegas Pro 12


User levelConsumerConsumerConsumerProfessionalProfessional
Suggested retail priceUS $49.95US $79.95US $139.95US $399.95US $599.95
Blu-ray and DVD Disc™ Authoring softwareN/ADVD Architect StudioDVD Architect StudioN/ADVD Architect Pro
Blu-ray and DVD Disc burning from the timelinexxxx
Simple Edit Modexxx
Advanced Edit Modexx
Touch-enabled for touch PCsxxx
Interactive tutorialsxxxxx
Comprehensive window docking options, recallable window layoutsxxxx
Includes FXHOME video effectsxx
Includes Sound Forge Audio Studio 10 with Vocal Eraser toolx
Includes NewBlueFX 3D Titling and Video Effectsx
Includes BorisFX video effects unitsx
Includes Tutorial DVDx


Number of video tracks102020UnlimitedUnlimited
Number of video events per trackUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
4K XAVC-S supportxxxx
Stereoscopic 3D editingxxxx
GPU-accelerated effectsxxxx
GPU-accelerated AVC/H.264 encodingxxxx
Simultaneous video monitoring (local and external monitor)xxxx
Video effectsOver 300Over 350Over 350Over 390Over 390
Color matchxxxx
2D and 3D video transitionsOver 200Over 200Over 200Over 200Over 200
Credit rolls/text animationxxxxx
Image stabilizationxxxx
Slideshow Creatorxxx
Chroma Key/Green Screen effectxxxxx
White Balance toolxxxx
Primary and Secondary color correctionxxxx
Professional lighting effectsxx
Video scopes: WFM/Vector/Parade/Histogramxx
ProType Titlerxx
NewBlueFX Titler EXx
NewBlueFX Titler Pro 1.0xx
Support for 50p and 60p projectsxxxx
Support for Open FX pluginsxxxx
32-bit float video processingxx
SD/HD-SDI supportxx
Gradient wipe transitionxxxx
Support for gigapixel imagesxx
4k project support (up to 4096x4096)xx
CEA-608 Closed Captioning support for Sony XDCMAM HD MXF filesxx
Support for multilayer Adobe Photoshop PSD filesxx


Number of audio tracks102020UnlimitedUnlimited
Number of audio effectsOver 10 (ExpressFX & Track)Over 20 DirectX effectsOver 20 DirectX effectsOver 35 w/5.1 FXOver 35 w/5.1 FX
Max bitrate/bit depth16-bit/48kHz16-bit/48kHz16-bit/48kHz24-bit/192kHz24-bit/192kHz
5.1 surround mixing including film-style panningxx
Dolby 5.1 surround and stereo AC-3 encodingxxx
Gracenote CDDB supportxxxxx
Effects package foldersxx
DirectX® plug-in effects supportx (no automation)x (no automation)x (no automation)xx
VST plug-in effect supportx (no automation)x (no automation)x (no automation)xx
Audio envelopesVolume/PanVolume/PanVolume/PanVolume/Pan/FXVolume/Pan/FX
ACID loop properties supportxxxxx
On-the-fly punch-in recordingxx
Audio restoration toolsxxx
ASIO™ driver supportxxxxx
Zplane élastique timestretchingxxxx
Auto-input record monitoringxx
Master, auxiliary, and effects bus tracksxx
Multiple record takesxxxxx
Red Book Audio CD Mastering/Burningxxxxx
Audio and video timestretchingxxxxx
Sony Sound Series: Production Music50

Editing and Media Management

Expanded Edit modexx
Project Interchangexx
Real-time nondestructive editingxxxxx
Cursor object snapping across events and timelinexxxxx
Envelope brush paintingxxxxx
Envelope automation recordingxx
Smart Proxy editingxx
Keyboard trimming and event shufflingxx
Tape-style audio scrubbingxxxxx
Project nestingxx
System wide media managementxx
Project Media Taggingxx
A/V synchronization detection and repairxxxxx
Real-time event reversexxxxx
Video track motion controlxxxxx
3D track motionxx
Application scriptingxx


Integrated publish to Facebookxxx
Integrated publish to YouTube™xxxxx
External control surface supportxx
AJA Io Express, KONA 3x, LH, LHe, LHi, LS, and LSe support (Digital only)xx
Blackmagic Design HD Extreme/Extreme 3D, Intensity Pro support (Digital only)xx
Export directly to PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) systemxxxxx
Render to Apple® iPod® compatible formatxxxxx
Windows Media® 11 supportxxxxx
Print-to-tape toolsxxxxx
Smart Renderxxxxx
Customizable render templatesxxxx
Capture to compressed Sony MXF from SD/HD-SDIxxxx

Native Format Support

XDCAM Opticalxx
DSLR (.mov) filesxxxxx
RED ingestxx
Panasonic P2 ingestxx
OpenEXR and DPX image sequencesxx
RED™ (.r3d) filesxx
MP3 xxxxx
MVC and MPO 3Dxxxx
MPEG-1, -2, and -4 import and encodingxxxxx
Broadcast Wave Format (BWF) .wav filesxx


Two modes to match your experience level and needs in Movie Studio 13 Platinum
In this article, we'll explore the two modes of Movie Studio 13 Platinum: Simple Edit mode and Advanced Edit mode. By the time we're done, you'll have a strong sense of where you'll start and what you're working towards once you get more advanced.

An Introduction to Movie Studio 13 Platinum
In this webinar, we'll take a look around Movie Studio 13 Platinum and dig into some of its newest and most-unique features.

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