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Sony Imagination Studio 2.0 Suite [OLD VERSION]

by Sony
Windows Vista / 7 / XP
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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Product Features

  • Includes Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 10 to edit standard and high-definition video, with hundreds of built-in video effects and transitions
  • Includes ACID Music Studio and Sound Forge Audio Studio to turn your PC into a complete studio for recording, editing, and mastering professional-quality audio
  • Includes DVD Architect Studio to create DVDs and Blu-ray Disc projects with menus, titles, special features, and music
  • Includes Photo Go software to import and organize photos, fix common flaws, and easily share with friends and family
  • Includes 360 royalty-free music soundtracks for personal or professional use

System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows Vista / 7 / XP
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 7.5 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003L51D2K
  • Item model number: MSIS3000
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 10, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,463 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Product Description

Imagination Studio Suite is the easiest way to get the most out of your digital video, music, and pictures. Turn your video shoots into Hollywood-style movies, make your own original music, and organize all your photos. Author your project to CD, DVD or burn it to Blu-ray Disc. Includes interactive Show Me How tutorials.


Imagination Studio Suite is the easiest way to get the most out of your digital video, music, and pictures. Turn your video shoots into Hollywood-style movies. Make your own original music or create remixes and mash-ups of your favorite songs. Organize all your photos. Then, author your project to DVD or burn it to Blu-ray Disc and share your digital life with family and friends. This complete suite of multimedia applications is everything you need to get started quickly, including Sony's innovative Show Me How tutorials. This unique teaching system provides interactive, step-by-step help so you can learn, create, and have fun--all at the same time!

Imagine What You Can Do

Edit HD Video

Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum software has everything you need to produce movies in spectacular high definition. Simply drag HD or SD video to the timeline and start editing. Easily apply hundreds of built-in video effects and transitions for a polished look. When you're finished, burn your movie to DVD or high-definition Blu-ray Disc. Included tools make efficient work of video compositing, advanced color correction, and 5.1 surround mixing.

Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum
Professional quality video editing and DVD authoring with Movie Studio HD Platinum.
ACID Music Studio
ACID Music Studio is the perfect tool for original song creation, audio recording, MIDI production, studio-quality mixing, and effects processing.
DVD Architect Studio
Make DVD and Blu-ray disc projects that will play on almost any DVD/BD players or DVD/BD-capable computer with DVD Architect Studio.
Sound Forge Audio Studio
Record, edit, and master professional-quality audio on your PC with Sound Forge Audio Studio software.
Photo Go
Photo Go helps you stay organized with a simple, easy-to-navigate interface and essential editing tools for photo management.
Make Original Music

ACID Music Studio is the best way to bring your music to life and share it with others. Record vocals, guitar, keyboard, MIDI, and other instruments on unlimited tracks. Import your own songs for beat-matching and remixing. Change tempo and pitch in real time. Enhance your mix with built-in effects and over 1,300 studio-quality music loops. Burn CDs or export songs to MP3 for portable devices such as the PSP, iPod, and iPhone.

Record and Edit Audio

Record, edit, and master professional-quality audio on your PC with Sound Forge Audio Studio software. Expertly balance sound levels, trim unwanted sections, and synchronize audio with video. Customize your audio with built-in effects such as EQ, delay, chorus, and reverb. Digitize and restore vinyl and cassette recordings. Audio restoration tools remove clicks, pops, and other noise. You can even remove vocals from most songs to create custom karaoke tracks.

Exclusive Music Soundtracks

The Imagination Studio Suite includes 360 exclusive music soundtracks. This collection of royalty-free music provides the perfect accent to your movie. These soundtracks, in varying lengths, work great for action sequences, wedding videos, family vacation movies, and more. High-fidelity, professionally produced, and royalty-free. Simply add the music to your project and then share your creation with the world.

Create Dazzling DVDs

Now available on DVD and Blu-ray Disc: your own captivating home movies, multimedia photo albums, and music compilations. Quickly create professional-looking DVDs in fullscreen or widescreen format with menus, titles, special features, and music. DVD Architect Studio software includes 56 beautifully designed DVD themes with coordinated menu buttons. You can also import photos and graphics to create your own custom themes.

Get the Picture

Organize and sort all your pictures with Photo Go software. Quickly fix common photo flaws so your memories always look their best. Adjust color, brightness, and contrast. Rotate, crop, and remove red eye. Convert photos to black and white or sepia tone for a classic look. Find photos fast with ratings and keyword tags that you assign. Sort your photos into convenient views and create captivating slideshows to watch on your PC. E-mail pictures to friends and family.

Includes These Powerful Sony Applications

Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum
  • Edit standard and high-definition video
  • Mix and encode 5.1 surround sound
  • Enhance movies with effects, transitions and titles
  • Restore shaky footage with video stabilization
  • Share movies on PSP, iPod, iPhone, online, and more
ACID Music Studio
  • Turn your PC into a complete recording studio
  • Record, edit, and mix live vocals, instruments, and MIDI
  • Use over 1,300 ACIDized loops to add virtual musicians
  • Includes Studio Devil British Valve Custom guitar amp and TruePianos Amber Lite piano plug-in
  • Share your music on CD, PSP, iPod, iPhone and online
Sound Forge Audio Studio
  • Record audio from virtually any source
  • Digitize and restore vinyl and cassettes
  • Remove vocals from songs to create karaoke tracks
  • Perfectly synchronize audio with video
  • Create your own music CDs in minutes
Exclusive Music Soundtracks
  • 360 royalty-free music soundtracks for personal or professional use
  • Wide variety of music styles
  • Professionally developed with super high-fidelity sound quality
  • Variety of lengths to provide the perfect accent to your projects
  • Music for special occasions provided--including action, wedding, new baby, family vacation, and more
DVD Architect Studio
  • Create DVDs and Blu-ray Disc projects with custom menus and graphics
  • Works with standard and high-definition video
  • Make your own DVD menus so viewers can select their favorite scenes
  • Author multimedia DVDs with a movie, slideshow, and music all in one
  • Choose from 56 beautifully designed themes
Photo Go
  • Automatically import photos from your camera
  • One-click fixes make pictures look great
  • Organize and rate your photos
  • Create compelling picture slideshows
  • E-mail photos to family and friends

Box Contents

Application DVD includes Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 10, DVD Architect Studio 5, ACID Music Studio 8, Sound Forge Audio Studio 10, 360 exclusive music soundtracks, Photo Go, Studio Devil British Valve Custom software, TruePianos Amber Lite software, and online help

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible value June 21, 2011
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It's worth the price just for Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum. I never imagined I could get this much bang for the buck in a video editor. To also have Sound Forge Studio and Acid Studio on top of that is icing on a very inexpensive cake.

I've primarily used Vegas Movie Studio, so this review will focus exclusively on that product.

If you're looking for one of those super-simple video editing programs, one that holds your hand and makes all the decisions for you about what you should and shouldn't be able to do with your videos, then look elsewhere. This is a prosumer program, aimed at users who know enough about video to want access to some professional features, but can't justify paying the professional prices that are charged to businesses. It's a feature-reduced version of the professional software (Vegas Pro), and it shares the same user interface. So it has a learning curve, and it will assault you with a lot of controls that could be hard for some users to decipher. This could be a barrier for some users.

The flipside of that, however, is that this product is staggeringly powerful for a consumer-priced package. Once you start to understand the mindset behind the user interface design, it opens up a world of editing possibilities that less-professional programs would make difficult or impossible to achieve. It's got first-class multitrack audio editing capabilities (after all, Vegas started its life as an audio program before it became a full-fledged video editor) and a surprisingly powerful compositing and filtering engine with lots of plugins. Check the feature comparison chart on Sony's website; you'll be shocked at how few Vegas Pro features are missing from Vegas Movie Studio Platinum.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Everything and More December 26, 2010
This is a wonderful product for experienced Sony users. I had been surviving on free trials for months and this was a vary cost savvy fix. You get everything you need to create your own professional looking videos and dvds. Sony Vegas 10 is my favorite feature. It edits like a dream. I do warn people that there is a high learning curve to this product. If you haven't used these programs before it may take awhile to get used to them. For example, I'm not too used to dvd Architect. I expect to spend several hours or even days learning it's features. It will be time worth spent I'm sure.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great all round product for editing anything October 23, 2011
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This thing is great! It has the basics for anyone wanting to get into video or music.

Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 10: This is a powerful software. The only downside is it doesn't do masking. But their are ways around it other than that I have no other cons. Ii does green screen which is really fun and also basic timeline and filter editing.

Photo go: This is the only eh thing in this package. It is REALLY basic. My windows photo editing software that came with the computer is better. Ended up uninstalling it because I had no real use.

ACID Music Studio 8: Great for making Kareem and some music editing. Once again pretty basic but nice to have.

DVD Architect Studio: Good program . lets you make nice DVD layout. Haven't really used it so that is kind of all I can say.

Sound Forge Audio Studio 10: I haven't used this at all but it looks good.

Overall I'm happy I purchased this. I gave one to a friend of mine and he's been messing with it, learning it with me. Sony Vegas is complex so you can learn it but basic video terms should be known. I have been using tutorials online to help me get started.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sony Suite is Sweet May 29, 2011
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I just finished installing The Sony Imagination Suite on my laptop and was quite impressed with the installed programs. Though not as unique as my Sony Vegas Pro, I give this package 5 stars for value and content.

I recommend this for the intermediate movie-maker and with its "How-To" tutorials and PDF's, one can get up and start making great movies. Though a laptop can be limiting if one doesn't have a dedicated video card, one can still do it alright.

If you can find the listing for Shoppe Bayou, like I did on Amazon; the price was unbelievable. That with the shipping to Hawaii, I would recommend it to everybody reading this review.

I like the Sony Suites because they are very well put together for us old timers, the price and features are what I look for in an editing program and if you get one that's cheap and doable, that's fine.

One can do a Final Cut Pro but that's on a Mac. How many of us can afford that. Just give a suitable laptop. a HP Probook i5-2410s, like the one I got recently on Amazon, under $700, + this Suite and its 'Happy Days' from now on.

June 15.
I just upped my HP 4530s to 8GB. It was the best upgrade I could have done and it really works fine.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Steep learning curve November 21, 2011
By Radem44
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My wife bought me Hitachi HD video camera a few years back, then appointed me family videographer. The Hitachi video editing software was fairly worthless, so I moved on to Pinnacle Studio Plus 11, which was expensive and awful. I finally settled on Nero 8, which got the job done OK. I recently switched to Windows 7, so I took a chance on the reasonably-priced Sony Imagination Studio.

As others have noted, there is a very steep learning curve with this software, and the included digital manual wasn't much help. There are some fairly expensive manuals available on Amazon, but you would think Sony would have included better documentation with such complicated, versatile software. I spent about ten hours beating my head against a wall with the Sony Vegas Movie Studio and the DVD Architect Studio before it started making sense.

Once I got things figured out, I was able to put together a very nice wedding video for my nephew and burn it on DVD in the space of a few hours. This is very capable software and the family was very impressed with the results.

The 360 royalty-free music soundtracks turned out to be pretty lame. You get multiple variations of the same generic music for weddings, etc. Might be useful someday, I guess.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, would do "it" again
Did what "it" said would do. Excellent, would do "it" again!
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I've tried many times to just start using this software. I'lll be calling Sony ofr help. Hopfully they will help.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Does the Job
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