Sony Movie Studio 11
Video Editing Software


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Create compelling videos that beg to be watched again and again using Movie Studio 11 software. Digital video editing tools add professional style and energy with transitions, titles, and special effects including slow motion and green screen. Easily format movies for online sharing sites like Facebook? and post directly to YouTube? from inside the application.

Movie Studio software makes video editing easy and fun. With drag-and-drop functionality, it's easier than ever to add photos and videos to the timeline and begin editing. You can even drag files across the timeline to rearrange them exactly how you want. Experience the freedom to experiment with video editing, without hassle or worrying about making mistakes.

Use Movie Studio software to:

  • Add special effects, transitions, titles, and music
  • Zoom, rotate, and pan across photos to animate still images in your movies
  • Commemorate special events such as weddings and anniversaries
  • Create exciting, professional-looking business presentations

Share your movies online
Share movies on popular social networking sites including YouTube, Facebook, and many others! With integrated direct publish to YouTube? you can instantly upload your video online.

Create spectacular movies in HD
Movie Studio has everything you need to produce movies in stunning high definition. Editing HD is simple and, better yet, the high performance video engine is beyond fast: you can see your changes happen in real time. Additionally, you can even work simultaneously with standard-definition and high-definition video in the same project! When you're finished, export your movie in a variety of HD formats for easy sharing.

Enhance your movie with music
Create the perfect soundtrack with studio-quality tools. Import your own music directly from CDs or easily place MP3s on the timeline.

Learn as you go with easy tutorials
Sony's exclusive Show Me How tutorials guide you through the entire creative process. If you need help, simply click the Show Me How button and choose your tutorial topic. Helpful text dialog boxes, pointers, and guides will show you what to do and where to click.

Render, New Project, and Make Movie Dialogs
These new and improved dialog boxes make it easier for users of any skill level to create new projects and export completed projects. The New Project Wizard provides an efficient way to ensure that projects are set up correctly. The Make Movie Wizard eliminates the guesswork for delivery and provides optimized final files with just a few simple clicks. Finally, the Render As dialog option makes selecting a destination file format a snap. Mark your favorite file formats for later use or match the render setting with your movie's Project Properties.

Professional power
Built on the same award-winning Vegas Pro software technology used in motion picture and recording studios worldwide, Movie Studio software puts the power of the pros on your PC.

System Requirements:

  • Microsoft? Windows? XP SP3, Windows Vista? SP2, Windows? 7, or Windows? 8 operating system
  • 2 GHz processor (multicore or multiprocessor CPU recommended for HD)
  • 400 MB hard-disk space for program installation
  • 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended)
  • IEEE-1394DV card (for DV capture and print-to-tape)
  • USB 2.0 connection (for importing from AVCHD or DVD camcorders)
  • Windows-compatible sound card
  • DVD-ROM drive (for installation from a DVD only)
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.51 (included on application disc)
  • Apple? QuickTime? 7.1.6 or later
  • Internet Connection (for Gracenote MusicID Service)

Note: You must provide your registration information to Sony Creative Software Inc., a US company, in order to activate the software. Product requires online registration.


General Features

  • New! Improved New Project and Make Movie Wizards
  • New! Streamlined Render As dialog
  • New! Additional video and audio tracks
  • New! Transport controls for Trimmer and Video Preview windows
  • New! Dark gray color scheme
  • Native HDV and AVCHD? file support
  • Freehand envelope drawing on the timeline
  • Display of media marker names in events
  • Snapping ? color-coded visual snap indicator and the ability to snap to event edges on other tracks.
  • Multitrack video and audio editing
  • Easy drag-and-drop functionality
  • Show Me How interactive tutorials
  • Real-time editing of parameters during playback
  • Support for any aspect ratio (4:3, 16:9, etc)
  • Supports multiple file formats and frame rates
  • High definition editing and output
  • Simple drag-and-drop operations
  • Explorer view
  • Project media bins
  • Over 500 video effects and transitions
  • Track markers and regions
  • Unlimited undo/redo

Export and Hardware Features

  • Integrated upload to YouTube?
  • Sony AVC/MPEG-4 encoder
  • MainConcept AVC/AAC, read/write (Templates only) iPod Format
  • PSP? (PlayStation?Portable) integration
  • Sony AVC/AAC (Templates only)
  • Export video projects in multiple formats for the web

Video Features

  • New! Image Stabilization
  • New! Titles & Text Plug-in
  • New! Automatic White Balance tool
  • New! Support for Open FX Plug-ins
  • Fullscreen preview to a primary and secondary Windows display
  • Real-time playback of effects, processes and transitions to external monitor
  • MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 support
  • Superior frame rate conversions
  • Credit rolls and text animation
  • External monitor preview
  • Ripple editing across tracks

Audio Features

  • New! Audio event effects
  • Gracenote? MusicID? CD album recognition
  • Multithreaded audio engine maximizes performance
  • Support for multichannel (5.1) source files for Sony HDV Handycam? camcorders
  • 16-bit, 44.1 kHz song quality for exceptional performance
  • Volume and pan envelopes
  • Audio time stretching
  • Event normalization
  • CD audio extraction
  • Audio/video synchronization detect and repair
  • DirectX audio plug-in support
  • VST audio effect support
  • ASIO? drive support
  • Tape-style audio scrubbing
  • Audio restoration tools
  • Track-level audio FX and envelopes

Capture and Import

  • New! Support for 24p, 50p, and 60p files
  • New! Improved QuickTime AVC decoding for DSLR cameras
  • Import support for LPEC files
  • Import support for MJPEG-encoded files
  • Sony AVCHD import and edit support
  • Import support for ATRAC3?, ATRAC3plus?, and ATRAC Advanced Lossless? files
  • Gracenote? MusicID? CD album recognition
  • Import media from Sony? DVD Handycam? camcorders
  • Batch capture and automatic DV scene detection
  • PC connection via FireWire? or IEEE-1394 devices
  • Import pictures in BMP, GIF, JPG, and PSD formats
  • Import AVI, DV, SWF, and MPEG 1 & MPEG 2 files
  • Import audio files in WAV, MP3, AIF, CD Audio and PCA formats

Transitions and Effects

  • More than 200 customizable 2D and 3D transitions
  • Over 300 customizable video special effects
  • Add text animation, titles and scrolling credits
  • Red-eye removal tool
  • "Green screen" chroma key effects
  • Pan and crop tool to animate still images
  • Video and audio time stretching

Supported Formats

  • Import: AAC, AA3, AIFF, AVI, BMP, CDA, FLAC, GIF, JPEG, MP3, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, OGG, PCA, PNG, RealMedia?, QuickTime?, SND, SFA, W64, WAV, WDP, WMA, WMV
  • Export: AAC, AIFF, AVC, AVI, BMP, FLAC, JPEG, LPEC, MP3, MPEG-2, MPEG-4,OGG, PCA, PNG, RealMedia?, TIFF, QuickTime, W64, WAV, WDP, WMA, WMV

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