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SONY Vegas Movie Studio + DVD [OLD VERSION]

by Sony
Windows 98 / 2000 / XP
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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Product Features

  • Add special effects, transitions, titles, and music to your home movies for Hollywood-style results
  • Zoom, rotate, and pan across photos to create dynamic slideshows
  • Make your own DVDs complete with multiple menus, buttons, and links
  • Commemorate special events such as weddings and anniversaries
  • Create exciting, professional-looking business presentations

System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows 98 / 2000 / XP
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0002QNDKG
  • Item model number: SVMSDV4000
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 23, 2004
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,842 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Product Description

Vegas Movie Studio +DVD software makes it easy to capture and edit digital video on your PC. With this powerful, easy-to-use video editing tool you can create memorable movies and slideshows in minutes. Just capture your video and still images from your digital device, and add effects, transitions, titles, and music. You can even insert animated text, titles, and scrolling credits. Choose from hundreds of 2-D and 3-D transitions, and have fun experimenting with Hollywood-style effects such as slow motion and the chroma key, or "green screen" effect. Exclusive Show Me How tutorials guide you through the process step by step.

From the Manufacturer

Vegas software is our state-of-the-art professional video editor
  • Commemorate special events such as weddings and anniversaries
  • Create exciting, professional-looking business presentations PACKED WITH MORE OF THE GOOD STUFF
    Vegas Movie Studio+DVD software offers features and functionality surpassing other consumer video-editing products, such as the ability to apply audio effects and envelopes at the track level.

    Vegas Movie Studio+DVD software includes hundreds of combinations of customizable special effects and transitions. And it's the only consumer video-editing product that includes 1,001 Sound Effects

  • Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    104 of 108 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Good features, GREAT Interface, and RELIABLE! March 12, 2005
    I am a computer professional. After reading all the reviews (here on amazon and elsewhere) I hesitated to delve into consumer level video editing software because I expected buggy and awkward software and a frustrating experience.

    Suffice it to say I decided to buy this as my video editing program about 15 minutes after opening it (make sure you download and try the fully functional 30 trial before purchase).

    The "help wizards" (real time task oriented help) are very effective and the interface is very intuitive! I completed my first capture perfectly using just the wizard's instructions. I was very pleasantly surpised how intuitive the "timeline" interface is (all video and audio you are working with to make your movie is shown as data in 6 parrallel lines across the screen. You can easily see how every input lines up with the other "tracks" and where every element begins and ends, etc.

    The install and the initial startup went perfectly (be forewarned however that even the free download requests online registration at first run)

    I have a celeron laptop with 256 mb and performance is fine. I did drop a few frames during the capture but only when I tried to run other programs at the same time as the capture.

    I understand Vegas doesnt support .mov files but my mini DV recorder doesn't use them so this is no limitation for me.

    All in all, I highly recommend you download the free 30 day and give it a whirl if you want to archive your mini DV videos to your computer and/or create movies from them. [...]
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    57 of 62 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Good and Stable Product October 20, 2004
    By magui
    This is a good product with many poweful features. At its simplest, you can throw together a quick movie however for a total newbie the layout can probably overwhelming. Given a small investment in getting to play with the program and learn it, you will be rewarded. It is also very stable with no gliches or crashes (I'm running Win2K).People are contantly amazed at the videos I produce with this software. This is the best program out there in terms of features, felxibility, and cost and I have tried them all (Ulead,Pinnacle etc) . I know that Premeire Elements has just come out, so I cannot compare to that one.

    Also, not sure about the previous reviewers situation, I double checked and it imported quicktime movies from my digital camera just fine.
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    14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars It works! June 21, 2005
    I have used a lot of video gear over the years. If it would do half of what it says on the box, life would be good. This product stands in stark contrast to the usual trend. It flat works.

    It does what it says it will do. It does not crash. It is easy to learn, yet powerful enough for my needs. I had the old Sony Sceenblast and it worked great except for doing DVDs. This version fixes that.

    Great product. I am totally satisfied with it.
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    19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Best entry level software I have used December 2, 2004
    Verified Purchase
    I have tried Ulead, Nero and MyDVD but have had problems with

    them all. MyDVD would crash once in a while, Nero kept dropping

    frames while capturing from my DV camcorder and Ulead was just

    too clunky to use.

    I am not a Sony electronics fan as their products have

    been quite bad. However, their Movie Studio 4.0 + DVD S/W

    is quite good.

    Pros: Intuitive video editing, quite nice actually. Transitions,

    video effects and text addition are easy and fun. Credit rolls

    and text fade in/fade out. Interactive 'show me' help.

    Cons: Error msg on startup (harmless), confusing templates in

    project properties (which one do I use?) Volume control for 3

    audio tracks move independently but volume changes for all 3

    tracks at once.

    DVD Architect is also very good but a bit confusing to use at

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    11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Vegas Movie Studio vs. Pinnacle 10 April 19, 2006
    As I planned to invest a Benjamin into my first piece of mid-range video editing software, my inadequate research led me to Pinnacle 10. Long story short: Pinnacle completely destroyed my computer, so bad in fact, that I had to reformat my hard drive. Every negative review you read on Amazon about Pinnacle is absolutely true. I feel completely ripped off by Pinnacle.

    After that experience, I decided to DEMO my second choice, Sony Vegas Movie Studio. I'm glad I did. I am a novice to video editing and I have to say, at first glance, I thought this program would be overwhelming. My experience thus far was with VERY basic programs from Roxio and Sonic...this was my first foray into the mid-range software.

    After playing around with this software for about 15 minutes, I knew I had to buy it. I loaded the software this evening and in about 1 hour, had enough skill to capture, edit and burn a professional looking DVD.

    I could write a lengthy review of all the features I love, but the point here is to say: If you are like me, and have your selections narrowed to Pinnacle vs. Vegas, please save yourself the grief and go with Vegas. It is a fantastic software for people with slightly better than average computer skills.
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    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars A++, Best Consumer Video Editor May 13, 2005
    In my opinion this software is by far the best consumer video editor on the market. It is stable, intuitive and the transitions & video effects are cool and easy to use. Also, Vegas DOES support quicktime .mov files. You can import, export, etc just like you can with any other video format. I use the quicktime format quite a bit.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    1.0 out of 5 stars Crash Crash and you can expect lost projects!
    Sony Vegas crashes constantly! Changes are made to my project after closing and reopening. Whatever you buy do not buy sony vegas unless you enjoy constant crashes! Read more
    Published 12 months ago by Kotaztrafee
    1.0 out of 5 stars Not User Friendly
    does not make putting already filmed videos on very easy and is very unfriendly with my windows media based stuff
    Published 21 months ago by Josh Burdick
    2.0 out of 5 stars AMATURES BEWARE !
    Yes, despite the hype, this is strictly a professional program...that is unless you have HOURS to struggle with the non-intuitive controls or the "tell you half the story then... Read more
    Published on September 5, 2009 by POLITICO
    1.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't be installed under Windows Vista
    I recently bought Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 9.0 because the video processing shareware software which comes with my Canon VIXIA HF100, ImageMixer 3SE is kind of cumbersome to use... Read more
    Published on March 21, 2009 by Dale Mclaughlin
    1.0 out of 5 stars Useless software
    After countless hours this software is not at all user friendly , overly complex, and mostly marketing hype. Read more
    Published on August 24, 2007 by C. Davies
    5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to use, great features, never a problem
    I've been using this software to pump out DVD after DVD for the past 2 years, and I have never been disappointed with this product. Read more
    Published on August 15, 2007 by Willoughby
    5.0 out of 5 stars perfect for the Intermediate user (beginners could learn but need an...
    I tried them all - Adobe Premiere, Magix Movie Edit, ULead, Pinnacle, and Nero. This beat them all due to the following features:

    - Unparalled help - the "Show me how"... Read more
    Published on July 23, 2006 by Aaron K. Curtis
    5.0 out of 5 stars Cheap, powerful & easy to learn video editing software !
    This is a great piece of software and after having used it for over a year and created 4 movies for my church and family, I cannot regret getting it at all. Read more
    Published on May 18, 2006 by Chemmad
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great software app
    Vegas Movie Studio is a perfect application for those wanting to get their feet wet with a scalable video application. Read more
    Published on November 27, 2005 by Amazon Customer
    1.0 out of 5 stars Why won't it burn?
    I had the same problem as another reviewer. I spent hours on a project only to learn that it will not burn your final project to DVD as it is advertised. Read more
    Published on November 24, 2005 by Steve Adams
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