May 20, 2016
Sony Creative Software Sells Majority of Products to MAGIX
Catalyst Production Suite Remains with Sony for Professional Broadcast and Production Applications
Middleton, WIS — As of May 20, 2016 Sony Creative Software has sold the majority of its products to MAGIX Software GmbH. SCS will remain a part of Sony Electronics and will continue to own and distribute its Catalyst Browse and Catalyst Production Suite products.
“The MAGIX team has a unique expertise in software and will breathe new life into these storied media titles for professionals and consumers,” said Alec Shapiro, president, Sony’s Professional Solutions Americas. “Our suite of Catalyst products has carved a unique niche in the production community. We will focus on developing these technologies and making them even more powerful workflow solutions for our professional broadcast and production customers.”
The products, forums, and other information that have been transferred to MAGIX are now available at MAGIX websites. The company will continue to support all current SCS customers to ensure a seamless end user experience. Therefore, MAGIX has also hired several former SCS employees.
“These products from Sony Creative Software are the perfect addition to our portfolio,” said MAGIX CEO Klaus Schmidt. “We have already strengthened our presence in the United States in order to propel development and sales. This autumn, we plan to release new versions of the video editing programs VEGAS Pro and Movie Studio, which are heavily oriented toward the customer requirements of today.”
The Sony Creative Software team will continue to maintain a presence in the Middleton/Madison, Wis., area.
Questions and Answers
Which specific products were sold to MAGIX?
The following software titles were sold to MAGIX Software GmbH as of May 20, 2016. Please follow the links below for more information.
If you can't find your software product, please go directly to the MAGIX welcome page for further information.
Will I still be able to use my existing serial numbers to activate my products if I need to re-install them?
Yes. You may still register your existing serial numbers. Initially the registrations will be carried out at sonycreativesoftware.com. After a transition period the registrations will be seamlessly redirected to MAGIX who is committed to providing continuity of the registration systems, allowing your existing serial number to be registered.
Do I need to take any further action when registering?
At this time, registration will take place as before via Sony Creative Software. Your information will be automatically transferred to MAGIX, without you having to do anything more.
Who do I contact for customer support and what methods are available for that?
At this time, you can continue to send support requests via the Sony Creative Software support portal. Due to staffing changes our response times may be slower than usual, but we will do our best to answer your questions promptly. After a transition period, MAGIX will provide technical support and this site will be updated with further details.
What about the community forums for my software?
To enable you to continue sharing knowledge and posting technical questions, MAGIX has set up the following community forums:
Information about using your existing SCS account for these forums is provided by MAGIX directly on the portals.