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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sony Creative Software Releases Vegas™ Movie Studio Visual Effects Suite

Latest Software Suite Offers Professional-Level 3D Special Effects for Video Projects

MIDDLETON, Wis. — Sony Creative Software, a leading global provider of professional editing and authoring applications, today announced the availability of Vegas Movie Studio Visual Effects Suite. Combining the high-performance video and audio editing tools found in Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 with the high-quality special effects of HitFilm Standard, from UK-based experts FXhome. The Vegas Movie Studio Visual Effects Suite provides a comprehensive solution for aspiring filmmakers and video editors to create premium special effects for their creative projects.

"To differentiate productions found on the big or small screen, users require impressive visual effects that go beyond what's included in typical stand-alone software applications," said Dave Chaimson, vice president of global marketing for Sony Creative Software. "Vegas Movie Studio Visual Effects Suite meets the needs of budget-minded filmmakers and hobbyists who desire the capability to create movies with stunning visual effects utilizing world-class applications that are now available at affordable prices. We not only provide an award-winning editing platform, but combine it with a powerful solution that provides an incredible array of animated effects, color grading options and realistic particle generators."

Vegas Movie Studio Visual Effects Suite is an easy-to-use video and audio editing program that enables filmmakers to effortlessly add cinematic effects to their projects. With a robust visual effects toolset – including 3D compositing and green screen capabilities – the Vegas Movie Studio Visual Effects Suite gives users everything they need to produce and distribute high-quality content to popular online services like Vimeo®, YouTube™ and Facebook®.

Key Features in Vegas Movie Studio Visual Effects Suite:

  • 2D Layer Compositing & mdash; Blend layers together to create visual effects such as invisibility, with intuitive and sophisticated layering tools
  • Genuine 3D Compositing & mdash; Add pre-designed 3D particle effects like smoke, fire, explosions and shockwaves, plus extra layers of realism with automatic lighting and shadow effects
  • Numerous Effects Filters & mdash; Choose from a versatile collection of 40 different filters to blur, warp, color-correct and stylize videos to their specific needs
  • Green Screen Removal & mdash; Remove green screens from difficult source video and replace them with new video backgrounds to create convincing composited shots
  • 3D Gunfire Generator & mdash; Safely and inexpensively create fully 3D muzzle flashes to augment action sequences

Price and Availability
Vegas Movie Studio Visual Effects Suite (MSRP: $199.95) is now available online at and at retailers worldwide.
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