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Sony Creative Software Releases Vegas Movie Studio Visual Effects Suite

Sony Creative Software, a leading global provider of professional editing and authoring applications, today announced the availability of Vegas Movie Studio Visual Effects Suite.

Press Release from Sony Creative Software

MADISON, Wis. - September 20, 2011 - 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 - Blend layers together to create visual effects such as invisibility, with intuitive and sophisticated layering tools

    * Genuine 3D Compositing - 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 - Choose from a versatile collection of 40 different filters to blur, warp, color-correct and stylize videos to their specific needs

    * Green Screen Removal - Remove green screens from difficult source video and replace them with new video backgrounds to create convincing composited shots

    * 3D Gunfire Generator - Safely and inexpensively create fully 3D muzzle flashes to augment action sequences

Price and AvailabilityVegas Movie Studio Visual Effects Suite (MSRP: $199.95) is now available online at www.sonycreativesoftware.com and at retailers worldwide.

About Sony Creative SoftwareSony Creative Software inspires artistic expression with its award-winning line of products for digital video, audio, and music production, as well as industry-leading technology for DVD production and Blu-ray Disc authoring. Sound Forge Pro, ACID Pro, and Vegas Pro software have defined digital content creation for a generation of creative professionals. These signature product lines continue to advance media production by providing powerful, accessible tools. Today, there is a Sony Creative Software application for every level of expertise, including a full line of consumer software based on the company's professional applications. In addition, Sony Creative Software produces the extensive Sony® Sound Series collection of royalty-free loops and samples, Sony Pictures Sound Effects Series exclusive sound effects, and Vision Series video creation assets. Further, the company provides the industry-leading tools for enterprise-level Blu-ray Disc authoring: Blu-code encoder, Dualstream 3D MVC encoder, Z Depth 3D subtitle editing application, and Blu-print® software. The company's customers span the globe and include professionals in the film, television, video game, and recording industries, as well as students, educators, and hobbyists. For more information about professional and consumer products, visit www.sonycreativesoftware.com.

Vegas is a trademark or registered trademark of Sony Creative Software Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks or trade names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

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