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Version 15.0
  • Release Date: Feb 28, 2018
Version 14.0
  • Release Date: Feb 22, 2017

    With VEGAS® Movie Studio, the most efficient movie editor yet, you can easily organize, edit, and enhance all of your photos and videos with amazing special effects, spectacular titles and custom music. With a new, modern user interface, version 14 of VEGAS® Movie Studio features powerful multicam editing tools, optimized hover scrub technology, efficient RAM preview, high resolution (including 4K) and all the effects you need to tell the perfect story. And use the included SmartSound® Sonicfire Pro® 6, NewBlueFX video effects and the Hitfilm Toolkit Pack to take your videos to the next level.

    VEGAS® Movie Studio 14 is your creative partner for easy video editing with maximum fun!

    Movie Studio

    New user interface
    Social media upload
    Vignette effect
    4K monitor support
    Music Maker
    (in addition to Movie Studio)
    Multicam production
    Trimmer window hover scrub
    Improved RAM Preview
    NewBlueFX VEGAS® Movie Studio 14 Platinum Complete
    (in addition to Platinum)
    SmartSound® Sonicfire® Pro 6
    NewBlueFX Titler Pro Express
    NewBlueFX VEGAS® Movie Studio 14 Suite Complete
    HitFilm Toolkit Pack

    VEGAS Movie Studio 14 - Video editing highlights
    A fun place to create

    A fresh new look enhances the movie editing experience and makes it easy to get up and running right away. The modern user interface puts all the tools you need right at your fingertips. It's never been easier to gather and organize your media, craft your story, enhance those special moments and share it all with family and friends. Version 14 builds upon the drag-and-drop editing style VEGAS® Movie Studio is famous for. Impressive new features and improvements streamline the editing process and make this powerful movie editor easier to use than ever before. Just pick the media, place it into your timeline, and play your masterpiece!
    VEGAS Movie Studio 14 - a fun place to create
    VEGAS Movie Studio 14 - Get social with your video
    Get social with your video

    Once you’ve finished your video it’s easy to share it with friends and family through social media. Use the simple wizard to upload your movie to Facebook, YouTube, or Vimeo. In fact, why not upload to all three? VEGAS® Movie Studio automatically delivers your video in the best format for the destination you choose. Go ahead; share your masterpiece with the world!
    VEGAS Movie Studio 14 - Enhance the mood
    Enhance the mood

    The new Vignette effect adds a timeless, classic look to your video. Create a border with a soft fade into the background that adds a touch of romance and mystery. The perfect effect for a special occasion like a wedding, anniversary, or holiday moment.
    Support for new 4K monitors

    VEGAS® Movie Studio looks great on any screen. Whether you’re working on an HD or new Hi DPI monitor, version 14 automatically adjusts to your screen resolution. So, go ahead and work on your older HD monitor, or take advantage of all the beautiful resolution your new 4K monitor has to offer. Either way, VEGAS® Movie Studio is video editing software that was designed to work seamlessly with you.
    VEGAS Movie Studio 14 - support for new 4K monitors
    Music Maker

    Make your own customized soundtracks and music the easy way with Music Maker. Combine premade sounds, loops or vocals to create your own sound. This music software for beginners is packed full of great ideas for your music productions. It includes a multitude of helpful tools that not only make it easier to create new music, but also find new inspiration.
    VEGAS Movie Studio 14 - MAGIX Music Maker

    Multicam Production

    You call the shots! Combine up to four cameras into a single timeline clip event. Switch between four different camera angles with a click of your mouse to create a compelling multicam production. The video preview window shows all four camera streams at the same time. You decide which angle to show and when to show it. Switch between the four angles in real time as you watch your movie. Then, make fine adjustments, or switch to a different shot at any time to perfect your finished product.
    VEGAS Movie Studio 14 - Multicam Production
    Trimmer window hover scrub

    Scrub across the Trimmer window with your mouse to quickly find the perfect frame in your video clip. The video preview adjusts to how fast or slow you scrub so you can easily search through the video and find the perfect place to start and end the clip and select the portion of the media between them. Then, just click and drag the best part of the clip to the timeline for frame-accurate placement and smooth, easy video editing.
    VEGAS Movie Studio 14 - Trimmer window hover scrub
    VEGAS Movie Studio 14 - Improved RAM Preview
    Improved RAM Preview

    Quickly preview a complicated edit or video special effect at full frame rate with Dynamic RAM preview. VEGAS® Movie Studio automatically detects how much RAM your computer has and adjusts how the RAM is used during regular playback or during a RAM preview. This gives a great playback experience in either mode.
    VEGAS Movie Studio 14 - A creative way to move from scene to scene
    A creative way to move from scene to scene

    Move from one scene to the next with a bounce, a shake or a shift in color. These are just a few examples of what makes the included transitions from NewBlueFX so much fun. Get creative results fast with the built-in presets or tweak any or all of the parameters to create your own new twist on these award-winning video transitions.

    (Available only in VEGAS® Movie Studio 14 Platinum)

    Custom music, a perfect fit for your video

    Sonicfire® Pro 6 from SmartSound® is the fastest way to automatically create a customized music track that fits perfectly with your video. Whether it's happy, sad, suspenseful, intense or calm, bring emotion to your video and set the perfect mood with completely royalty-free music.
    VEGAS Movie Studio 14 - Custom music
    Hi-resolution 2D and 3D titles with NewBlueFX Titler Pro Express

    Introduce your story with dazzling 2D or even 3D titles. Built-in templates get you up and running quickly with professional-level results. Design your own custom titles to save as a template for use in your next project. Eye-catching titles from NewBlueFX set your videos apart from the crowd.
    VEGAS Movie Studio 14 - NewBlueFX Titler Pro Express
    New video effects from NewBlueFX

    NewBlueFX is famous for providing fantastic tools to enhance video. A little spice always makes things better and these effects are just what you’re looking for. Create a layered look with the Drop Shadow effect. To multiply the action, create several versions of the same scene with the Tile effect. Creativity and fun; that’s what the filters found in NewBlueFX VEGAS® Movie Studio 14 Suite Complete are all about.
    VEGAS Movie Studio 14 - New video effects from NewBlueFX
    HitFilm Toolkit Pack

    This collection of amazing video filters and effects takes VEGAS® Movie Studio to the next level of video editing software. A proven creative powerhouse in the world of video production tools, HitFilm delivers an amazing set of effects and filters to help you wow your audience. Animated lasers, complex color gradients, intense light rays, convincing lightning strikes, blurs, tints, and more; all just a few clicks away. Get started. Get creative!
Version 12.0
  • Release Date: Aug 7, 2012
  • Video
    • OpenCL GPU-accelerated video processing (please see System Requirements for information about supported hardware).
    • Up to 20 video tracks.
    • The Stereoscopic 3D Adjust plug-in now includes Floating Windows controls to allow you to mask the edge of the video frame to compensate for screen-edge violations.
  • Audio
    • Up to 20 audio tracks.
  • Workflow
    • 64-bit support.
    • Internet project templates in the New Project dialog.
    • Selected timeline events are now drawn with a highlight to help you identify them quickly.
    • Usability improvements for adding media to a project:
      • Double-clicking media in the Explorer window now adds the media to end of your project on the selected track.
      • When new media is added to the end of the project, Movie Studio automatically scrolls the timeline and zooms so you can see the new events.
      • When adding media to the Project Media list, the Project Media tab now displays a brief animation to indicate that media has been added.
    • Added Trim/Crop, Trim Start, Trim End, and Split buttons to the main toolbar.
    • Simplified edge trimming for events: press Alt+[ or Alt+] to trim the beginning or end of the selected event to the cursor position.
    • Improved visibility for fade-in/fade-out, opacity, and gain event evelopes.
    • Improved visibility and positioning for event buttons (Generated Media, Event Pan/Crop, and Event FX).
  • Formats
    • MainConcept AVC/AAC improvements:
      • Added MP4 templates for Internet distribution.
      • Added MP4 templates for the Sony Tablet.
      • Added an Enable progressive download check box to the Video tab of the Custom Settings dialog to allow your videos to begin playing during download.
      • Added support for GPU-accelerated rendering.
Version 11 Build 322
  • Release Date: Apr 26, 2012
  • Resolved an issue in the MainConcept AVC/AAC Custom Settings dialog that caused some controls to remain available when Include video was not selected.
  • Fixed an issue rendering Low Complexity AAC QuickTime files.
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent the Custom Settings dialog from displaying for QuickTime rendering templates.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash when rendering to AVI format when Include video was not selected in the Custom Settings dialog.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash when opening certain FLAC files.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause HDV renders to contain incorrect metadata.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause video plug in controls to be displayed incorrectly after adjusting a parameter beyond its normal range.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause inconsistencies with the timeline cursor when entering a value in a video plug-in's Cursor Position box.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause preset thumbnails for video effects to display incorrectly.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the Titles & Text plug-in to crash when editing shadows.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the Tools > Burn Disc > Blu-ray Disc command to be unavailable.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the Normal metronome sound from being displayed in Preferences > Audio.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent Show Me How tutorials from being displayed in French installations of Vegas Movie Studio.
Version 11 Build 295
  • Release Date: Feb 15, 2012
  • Build 295:
    • Updated Sony AVC format render template customization to support AVCHD 2.0.
    • Added a Blu-ray AVC setting to the Video format drop-down list in the Customize Settings dialog, allowing you to customize Sony AVC render templates for Blu-ray Disc.
    • The Tools > Burn Disc > Blu-ray Disc with Menus command is unavailable when working with 5.1 surround projects.
    • Fixed an issue that caused 5.1 surround AVCHD rendering templates to be available when working with a stereo project.
    • Fixed an issue that could create duplicate tracks when switching a project from stereo to 5.1 surround.
    • Fixed a bug that could prevent Vegas Movie Studio from reading 5.1-channel AAC audio correctly.
    • Fixed a bug that could cause the Slideshow Creator to display images from a previous project.
    • Fixed audio issues that could occur when rendering to Windows Media Video format.
  • Build 283:
    • Added rendering templates to support the Sony Tablet. When rendering to the MainConcept AVC/AAC format, choose Sony Tablet 1080p or Sony Tablet 720p.
    • Vegas Movie Studio can now address up to 4 GB of memory when running on a 64-bit version of Windows Vista or Windows 7.
    • When using the Upload to YouTube dialog, tags must be at least two characters long. The Upload button is unavailable if your tag is shorter than two characters.
    • Fixed a bug that could prevent markers and regions from being saved with projects in some instances.
    • Fixed a bug in the Titles & Text plug-in that could degrade preview frame rates when using Shadow Enable.
    • Fixed a bug in the Titles & Text plug-in that excluded vertical fonts.
    • Fixed various bugs in the Titles & Text plug-in involving keyframes.
    • Fixed a bug in the Titles & Text plug-in that could cause inconsistent line spacing after line breaks.
    • Fixed a bug that could cause unexpected changes in plug-in order when adding or removing effects.
    • Fixed a bug that could prevent .MPG files from loading when the file name or folder contained Japanese characters.
    • Fixed a bug that could change the output frame size when rendering to a Blu-ray Disc template with a frame rate of 24.000 fps.
    • Fixed a bug that could occur when rendering to Sony AVC/MVC format using the Memory Stick templates.
    • Fixed a bug that could cause the audio stream to be excluded after editing a Sony AVC/MVC Blu-ray Disc rendering template.
    • Fixed a bug that prevented Vegas Movie Studio from displaying an error message when attempting to install to a hard drive that does not contain sufficient free space. Please ensure your hard drive has 400 MB available before beginning installation.
    • Fixed a crash that could occur when using the RE:Vision Effects ClampTime plug-in.
    • Fixed a crash that could occur when rendering QuickTime 56 Kbps or 100 Kbps video.
Version 11 Build 247
  • Release Date: Sep 24, 2011
  • The Burn Blu-ray Disc feature has been updated for compliance with the Blu-ray Disc specification. You can render 3D projects to a Blu-ray 3D Disc image file (.iso) from the timeline (Tools > Burn Disc > Blu-ray Disc). This feature is intended for commercial BD-ROM preparation testing.
Version 11
  • Release Date: Jun 9, 2011
  • Video
    • Stereoscopic 3D editing, upload to YouTube 3D, and 3D Blu-ray Disc burning.
    • New Titles & Text plug-in.
    • New video plug-in SDK with updated controls for keyframe animation.
    • Added support for 50p and 60p projects, capture, and print to tape:
    • Project templates: HD 720-50p (1280x720, 50 fps), HD 720-60p (1280x720, 59.94 fps)
  • Audio
    • Audio event effects.
  • Workflow
    • A fully updated Render As dialog that streamlines the rendering process and makes it easy to manage your favorite render templates.
    • Improved usability of the Trimmer and Video Preview windows with the addition of transport controls.
    • Press Alt+Down Arrow during playback to move the edit cursor to the playback cursor location for editing or recording.
    • Device Explorer improvements:
    • You can now right-click a clip in the Device Explorer window and choose Open in Trimmer or Import and Add to Project to choose how you want to import clips.
    • You can now drag clips from the Device Explorer to the Project Media or Trimmer window.
    • You can now change the location for creating prerendered files from the Print to Tape Wizard.
    • New Microsoft Image Mastering API (IMAPI) disc drivers for DVD and Blu-ray Disc burning.
    • Improved usability of the Make Movie Wizard.
  • Formats
    • Improved performance when reading QuickTime AVC and QuickTime AVC/H.264 video (such as video shot with digital SLR cameras).
    • Added support for reading MVC video.
    • Added support for rendering MVC video with the Sony AVC/MVC plug-in.
    • Added support for reading MPO (multiple picture object) 3D still images and sweep panorama images.
    • Improved support for GPU-accelerated AVC rendering using the Sony AVC/MVC plug-in.
      • NVIDIA GPUs
        GPU-accelerated AVC rendering requires a CUDA-enabled GPU and NVIDIA driver 185.xx or later with a GeForce GT 2xx Series or newer GPU.

        For more information about CUDA-enabled GPUs, please see
      • ATI GPUs
        OpenCL GPU-accelerated rendering requires an OpenCL-enabled ATI GPU and AMD Radeon Catalyst driver 11.2 or later with an ATI Radeon HD 57xx or newer GPU (please see Known Issues regarding an incompatibility with driver version 11.3 and 11.4). We recommend using . If using an ATI FirePro GPU, FirePro unified driver 8.773 or later is required.

        For more information about OpenCL-enabled GPUs, please see

        GPU-accelerated rendering performance will vary depending on your specific hardware configuration. If you have an older CPU and a newer GPU, rendering using the GPU may improve render times.
    • Full 24p support.
    • Support for rendering .mov files with multichannel audio.
Version 10.0
  • Release Date: Jul 2, 2010
  • Video
    • Up to 10 video tracks.
    • Image stabilization for video clips.
    • White Balance video plug-in.
    • Secondary Color Corrector plug-in.
    • Subclips in the Trimmer window.
    • Vegas Movie Studio can now automatically adjust the video preview size and quality to optimize frame rate during preview. Right-click the Video Preview window and select Adjust Size and Quality for Optimal Playback if you want to emphasize frame rate during preview. When the command is not selected, video quality is emphasized, and the frame rate will be reduced if necessary.
    • Select the Adjust source media to better match project or render settings check box on the Video tab of the Project Properties dialog to enable Vegas Movie Studio to make minor changes to your source media properties — including cropping/padding frame size or adjusting interlacing — to allow media files to work better with your project.
  • Audio
    • Up to 10 audio tracks.
    • Enhanced audio event timestretch and pitch shifting with élastique Pro.
    • Audio-only edits (such as event moves, trims, and ASR times) are no longer quantized to frame boundaries by default when Quantize to Frames is enabled. If you want to quantize audio-only edits, clear the Do not quantize to frames for audio-only edits check box on the Preferences > Editing tab.
    • Audio-waveform drawing during recording has been improved:
      • Recorded waveforms are now updated at a faster rate.
      • 16-bit peak files are used for increased resolution.
      • The entire waveform is now visible during recording.
      • Peaks no longer need to be built when recording is completed.
  • Workflow
    • Streamlined new project creation.
    • The Vegas Movie Studio interface uses a new, darker color palette.
    • Window layouts.
    • Device Explorer window for importing video from AVCHD cameras and CompactFlash-based memory recording units such as the HVR-MRC1.
    • Slideshow Creator.
    • Integrated DVD burning from the timeline (Tools > Burn Disc > DVD).
    • In the Save As dialog, the Copy media with project check box now copies only media files that are saved outside of the project folder; media files in folders below the project folder are no longer copied.
    • In the Video Media Generators dialog, you can now click the Match Event Length button to set the length of the generated media to match the length of the event.
    • Hold Alt+Shift while dragging inside an event to slip-trim the right edge of an event.
    • Hold Ctrl+Alt+Shift while clicking an event to split it. You can then drag from that point to trim the event in the direction you drag (eraser mode).
    • You can now slip all of an event's takes when slipping an event (choose Slip All Takes from the Options menu).
    • You can hold Ctrl (or hold the right mouse button) for fine control while adjusting the sustain portion of event envelopes.
    • Time selection envelope editing (adjusts multiple envelope points within a time selection for quick audio ducking).
    • You can now choose to automatically crop still images to match your project's output aspect ratio.
    • In the Render As dialog, templates that match your project settings (frame size, pixel aspect ratio, and frame rate) are displayed with an = symbol in the Template drop-down list.
    • Holding the Shift key while dragging now enables snapping if Enable Snapping is turned off.
    • When you drag a group of selected events, the first and last event now snap to other snap points on the timeline.
    • Pressing ` (grave accent) no longer restores track height for tracks that were previously minimized.
  • Formats
    • Custom rendering templates for all video formats.
    • Updated project and rendering templates for Internet distribution.
    • Added 23.979 fps (IVTC) settings for the Project Properties dialog, Media Properties dialog, and timeline ruler.
    • Improved support for AVC/AAC (.mp4) video.
    • Support for GPU-accelerated AVC rendering using the Sony AVC plug-in.
Version 9.0b
  • Release Date: Oct 15, 2008
  • Improved HDV/AVCHD reading.
  • Improved support for MPJEG-encoded AVI files.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Vegas Movie Studio from opening the audio streams of MPEG-2 files that use stereo AC-3 encoding.
  • Fixed a problem that could prevent the application from opening.
  • Fixed a problem with M2TS files that could cause a crash after playback.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the LFE channel from being read from some 5.1-channel AVCHD files.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a crash when rendering to some AVCHD formats.
  • Fixed a problem reading some FLAC files.
Version 9.0a
  • Release Date: Aug 20, 2008
  • Added support for rendering 1920x1080 AVCHD video (Vegas Movie Studio Platinum only).
  • Improved AVCHD playback performance.
  • Resolved an issue that could cause AVCHD import to overwrite existing imported clips.
  • Fixed the ruler format for PAL projects.
  • Improved stability when working with projects containing multiple MPEG video clips.
  • Added Japanese, French, German, and Spanish language support.
Version 9.0
  • Release Date: Aug 2, 2008
  • Updated New Project and Make Movie Wizards.
  • Improved native HDV .m2t playback performance and improved memory handling for HDV longform projects. (Vegas Movie Studio Platinum only)
  • Sony HDV true progressive 24p support. (Vegas Movie Studio Platinum only)
  • Import from Memory Recording Unit. (Vegas Movie Studio Platinum only)
  • Import from AVCHD camcorder. (Vegas Movie Studio Platinum only)
  • Support for editing files recorded with Sony AVCHD camcorders. (Vegas Movie Studio Platinum only)
  • Support for Sony Cinescore™ Studio music-generation plug-in.
  • Single-monitor full-screen video preview.
  • Burn timeline to Blu-ray Disc™. (Vegas Movie Studio Platinum only)
  • Upload to YouTube.
  • Added support for reading 1920x1080 AVCHD video. (Vegas Movie Studio Platinum only)
  • Smart rendering support for MPEG-2 video.
  • Support for opening MJPEG-encoded AVI files (such as video recorded with a digital still camera).
  • Support for opening and rendering FLAC files.
  • Support for LPEC files imported from Digital Voice Editor software.
  • High-quality H.264 AVC/AAC import and export (including HD support). Includes templates for Sony WALKMAN® and Apple iPod®
Version 8.0c
  • Release Date: Feb 6, 2008
  • Added support for Panasonic AVCHD files.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the video stream on some .mov files to not play.
Version 8.0b
  • Release Date: Oct 13, 2007
  • Added support for MJPEG-encoded AVI files.
  • Added Spanish language support.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause 1080p HDV clips to default to 1.000 pixel aspect ratio.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause image corruption in the Red-Eye Reduction window with Windows Vista™.
Version 8.0a
  • Release Date: Jul 4, 2007
  • Enhanced video preview.
  • Full-screen preview to a secondary Windows display (including DVI monitors).
  • Insert I-frames at marker positions when rendering MPEG-2 (works in conjunction with I-frame viewer in DVD Architect Studio 4.5).
  • Support for editing files recorded with Sony AVCHD camcorders (only in Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 8.0).
  • Improved native HDV .m2t playback performance and improved memory handling for HDV longform projects (only in Vegas Movie Studio Platinum Edition 8.0).
  • Multithreaded audio engine maximizes real-time audio playback and rendering performance - more tracks and effects with lower latency.
  • Support for opening and rendering ATRAC3™, ATRAC3plus™, and ATRAC Advanced Lossless™ files.
  • Gracenote® MusicID™ technology for extracted audio from CDs.
  • Improved snapping — color-coded visual snap indicator and the ability to snap to event edges on other tracks.
  • Display of media marker names in events.
  • Freehand envelope drawing on the timeline.
Version 7.0a
  • Release Date: Sep 25, 2006
  • A bug has been fixed that caused 5.1 surround projects to save audio in only the front channels when using the Make Movie Wizard to burn your project to DVD.
Version 7.0
  • Release Date: Sep 25, 2006
  • Export video to PSP® (PlayStation®Portable)
  • You can now export Sony AVC/AAC (also called H.264 or MPEG-4 AVC).
  • MainConcept AVC/AAC codec. You can use this plug-in to import H.264 video in your projects and to render H.264 video to Apple iPod® video format).
  • 5.1 surround support.
  • Support has been added for opening and rendering ATRAC3™, ATRAC3plus™, and ATRAC Advanced Lossless™ files.
  • Stereo and 5.1-channel AC-3 rendering.
  • Cut/copy/delete operations can be applied to grouped events.
Version 6.0b
  • Release Date: May 20, 2006

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