The slightly scaled-down version of Sony Vegas is called Vegas Movie Studio. Right now Sony is having several deals going on:
1) Vegas Movie Studio 9 Platinum Pack for $115. I recommend this for anyone who’s serious about film making. It has most of the features of Vegas Pro (that I use) and even comes with a set of sound effects & visual effects that Pro doesn’t have. If you buy this week, you get a free 2GB flash drive with your purchase.
2) Movie Studio 9 is only $50. I recommend you get this if you don’t want to invest a lot, and/or just want to do some casual video editing. Its still great software and very powerful.
3) The Home Studio Suite for $150, plus a free 2GB flash drive. This includes Acid Music Studio & Sound Forge Audio Studio, plus their new photo software. I recommend this for anyone who’s interested in the full range of creativity, or if you have family members who are interested in different things: the musician can create music and the filmmaker can edit video.
From an email from Sony:
Like our professional applications, Sony Creative Software Home Studio production tools are powerful, easy to use, and loaded with features and extras. Perfect for the new digital media creator, these products deliver exceptional power at affordable prices. They are everything you’ll need to professionally edit video and audio.
Through January 16, get our Home Studio Line — Vegas Movie Studio, ACID Music Studio, and Sound Forge Audio Studio sofware — plus Photo Go and a 2GB USB Flash Drive — for only $149.95. That’s a savings of $100!
Vegas Movie Studio: the easiest way to create captivating movies and slideshows to share with friends and family or online. Includes DVD Architect Studio software to make your own DVDs.
ACID Music Studio: the best way to bring your music to life. Includes multitrack audio and MIDI recording, professional-level editing, and over 3,000 ACIDized loops.
Sound Forge Audio Studio: the simplest way to record, edit, encode, and master audio on your PC. Includes vinyl recording and restoration and new Vocal Eraser™ plug-in.
Photo Go: the perfect solution for all your photo management, archiving, and sharing needs. Photo Go makes organizing your photos simple and efficient.
As an extra bonus: a Sony 2GB Micro Vault Click USB Flash Drive*, a $19.95 value.
Complete media production power for your PC. Only $149.95 through January 16, 2009. Order now!