Sony Pictures Digital Networks Introduces Upgraded Versions of Top-Selling Consumer Software Products

Vegas Movie Studio, Acid Music Studio and Sound Forge Audio Studio Now Available

New Features Take Personal Media Creation on the PC to the Next Level


Sony Pictures Digital Networks announced today that the newest versions of its consumer software products, Vegas® Movie Studio™+DVD, ACID® Music Studio™ 5 and Sound Forge® Audio Studio™ software, are now available. With new features developed from Sony's award-winning professional tools and technologies found in broadcast, film, TV and recording studios around the world, consumers can now easily create memorable movies from video and photos, and great sounding music in just about any style on the PC.

"The upgraded versions of Vegas Movie Studio, ACID Music Studio and Sound Forge Audio Studio offer consumers the perfect balance of power and simplicity," said Steve Banfield, senior vice president, Sony Pictures Digital Networks. "By utilizing the state-of-the-art technologies found in Sony's professional desktop line of media editing applications, we can now deliver to the consumer a comprehensive new suite of products that contain a wealth of new features, but stay true to the product's commitment to ease of use for the consumer."

  Product Descriptions and Features

  About Vegas Movie Studio +DVD:

Get the most from your digital camera or camcorder with the software that brings the power of Hollywood to your desktop. With Vegas® Movie Studio™+DVD software, you can seamlessly capture video and still images from digital devices, and add effects, transitions, titles and music. It's everything you need to turn your video into memorable movies in minutes.

  Key Features Include:

   *  Efficiently and easily capture and edit digital video on your PC
   *  Intuitive drag-and-drop editing
   *  Text animation, titles and scrolling credits
   *  Hundreds of customizable effects and 2D and 3D transitions
   *  Includes DVD Architect Studio authoring software
   *  Extensive still image tools and effects including Red Eye removal
   *  Audio recording, editing and processing
   *  Import your own music directly from CDs or MP3 audio files

  About ACID Music Studio 5:

ACID Music Studio 5 software is an award-winning loop-based music creation program that that lets you create royalty-free songs instantly from over 1,000 included pre-recorded loops. If you want to make your own music or remixes, add soundtracks to videos, or burn your own songs onto CD, ACID Music Studio 5 software is all you need -- no other software measures up.

  Key Features Include:

   *  Creates original, royalty-free music
   *  Provides an intuitive pick, paint and play interface
   *  Over 1,000 professionally produced music loops in multiple genres
   *  Automatic key and tempo matching
   *  Lets you record music, instruments and vocals
   *  MIDI editing, recording and effects
   *  Remix your own favorite songs and MP3s
   *  Burn your own music to CD to take with you
   *  Publish your music to the online community at

  About Sound Forge Audio Studio:

Sound Forge Audio Studio software lets you record, edit, and process audio using easy drag-and-drop operations. It includes many of the same award-winning features found in Sound Forge 7.0 software, our professional digital audio editor. This streamlined version makes it easy to record, edit, and process audio using your PC.

  Key Features Include:
   *  Records, edits and processes audio on your PC
   *  Precise, real-time editing using simple drag-and-drop operations
   *  Over 30 built-in studio effects and processes
   *  Removes clicks and pops from music with Audio Restoration tools
   *  Extracts audio tracks from your own CDs
   *  Burns your own music mixes to CD

  Availability and Pricing

Vegas Movie Studio+DVD, ACID Music Studio 5 and Sound Forge Audio Studio are now available. Vegas Movie Studio+DVD has an MSRP of $99.95, ACID Music Studio and Sound Forge Audio Studio have an MSRP of $69.95. Additional information on the products and a complete list of new features can be found at

About Sony Pictures Digital Networks

Sony Pictures Digital Networks -- a division of Sony Pictures Digital -- is responsible for mobile entertainment, broadband video delivery and personal media software and services.

The Media Software and Services division manages the following media creation software titles: Sound Forge® software, Vegas® software, CD Architect™ software, DVD Architect™ software, ACID® PRO software, Loops for ACID™ music libraries, Noise Reduction™ Plug-In, Vegas Movie Studio™ software, ACID Music Studio™ software and Sound Forge Audio Studio™ software. The team also runs the ACIDplanet® ( online service, a worldwide community for progressive musicians. For additional product information, please visit

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