Create spectacular-looking movies in native 4K (ultra HD). Produce 3D video with innovative stereoscopic 3D editing tools. Add finesse, effects, a soundtrack, titles and much more to your video.
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Mostly Positive (17 reviews) - 76% of the 17 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Very Positive (459 reviews) - 82% of the 459 user reviews for this software are positive.
Release Date: Feb 5, 2015

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About This Software

Create highly individual videos with VEGAS Movie Studio 13 Platinum – Steam Powered. Import videos from your smartphone and add finesse, effects, a soundtrack, titles and much more. Make your video unique.

Two different editing modes:

Simple Edit Mode
Start your video in Simple Edit Mode; a great place to make basic edits and quickly finish your movie. Add titles, music, and video effects before uploading your completed masterpiece to the web. Simple Edit Mode offers all the tools and features you’ll need to put your movie together, fast.
Expanded edit mode
Switch to Advanced Edit Mode to create Hollywood-style projects with multiple layers and effects. Edit 4K, stereoscopic 3D, and AVCHD files right on the timeline. Use compositing and color-correction tools to add a more polished look.

All functions

Video editing
  • Editing with touch
    The editing screen in Movie Studio 13 Platinum – Steam Powered is optimized for touch operation. Create a movie on your tablet PC simply using your fingers.
  • Color match
    Use the Color Match plug-in to make two different scenes appear as though they were shot on the same day, at the same time, and with the same filter.
  • Image stabilization
    Correct shaky videos and distorted recording using image stabilization directly in Movie Studio 13 Platinum – Steam Powered.
  • Format Support
    What do 4K, stereoscopic 3D, MP4, and AVCHD footage have in common? They can all be edited in the same Movie Studio project – XAVC S-support included!

Audio tools
  • zplane élastique timestretching
    Perform dramatic time stretches and pitch-shifts while retaining maximum sound quality.
  • Restore audio files
    The Audio Restoration plug-in lets you remove clicks, pops, and other unwanted noise from your music and audio files.
  • Surround sound mixing and encoding
    Use the surround sound mixing and panning tools to create surround soundtracks for your DVD and Blu-ray Disc creations.

Additional highlights

Soundtracks and titles
Round out your movie with exciting soundtracks and beautiful titles. Create the perfect music bed by importing your own music from CD or MP3, or recording instruments directly into the program.
Add animated or simple, yet classic-looking, text with the titling tools. Make your video cut through the clutter.

System Requirements

    • OS: 64-bit Microsoft® Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10
    • Processor: 2GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Supported NVIDIA or AMD GPU
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows-compatible sound card
    • OS: 64-bit Microsoft® Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10
    • Processor: Multicore or multiprocessor for HD or stereoscopic 3D
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Supported NVIDIA or AMD GPU
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows-compatible sound card
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
2 of 22 people (9%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
82.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Product received for free
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322 of 343 people (94%) found this review helpful
51 people found this review funny
130.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 23, 2015
Basically just like Sony Vegas 13, but easier, cheaper, user friendly, compatible with touch screen and better.

Original price = 80$-100$+
Steam price = 20$-50$

Will profit again! :D!
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375 of 450 people (83%) found this review helpful
32 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 5, 2015
I just had a chat with the Sony support and I'm very disappointed ... I could not find the effects plugins that are advertised on there Home page for the Movie Studio 13 Suite. They told me that this version here on Steam is a DIFFERENT VERSION than the Version advertised on their Homepage. This means that this software is seriously crippled and that the "great" offer is just a reduced content strategy to lure people into buying.

Note to Steam/Valve: Please make shure that you indicate if the software is different compared to the otherwise available version on CD/DVD. This is cheating!
Just an addition
During the 2 hours of my test this software crashed about 7 times with amost no editing, just testing the different fx
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138 of 145 people (95%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
72.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 7, 2015
This is really nice and simple video editing software. It has all the essentials for basic and advanced video editing. You can also extend your abilities by installing plug-ins.
If you're a Vegas user like me, then prepare for a really simplified interface and huge buttons, optimized for touch screens. Of course you would like to bring back small buttons and free more space but i'm afraid that developer doesn't really care about the ability to switch between the old style theme and "touchy" one.

If you need quick and simple tool for video editing, then buy Movie Studio 13. But if you're looking for complexity and unlimited possibilites, then find something else, like After Effects or even Nuke.

P.S. This thing supports OFX (video) and VST (audio) so you can bring your favorite NewBlueFX or Hitfilm plugins and use them.
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101 of 108 people (94%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
38.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 8, 2015
I've been using my Adobe Premiere Elements 3.0 for almost 10 years and I needed an upgrade, so I gave this a shot. After a very quick glance this software seems to have everything that I needed from Premiere. Chroma keys, cropping, multiple (up to 20) video tracks and so on. All the basic stuff you need for casual (such as let's play videos or vlogs, or guitar playing videos in my case) editing.

The only problem I faced was the confusing UI. But I guess it gets easier once I get used to it. We aren't talking about Reaper level of confusing UI here :d Also, SONY's employees were apparently drunk when making this since they made the UI with touch screen in mind - I mean who in earth edits videos with touch screen? But it's not a big problem, the buttons are just damn huge.

So, in conclusion; very good and affordable (especially now that it's -25%) editing software for casual editing. Definitely worth the money.

After another quick glance; There are some very-easy-to-follow tutorials that will make the confusing UI a little bit easier to understand. Also, there seems to be some kind of color correction that at least old version of Premiere didn't have. And finally, the playback while editing runs perfectly.

Edit; Here's a little video I made using this software. It may or may not answer some questions;

(please note that I accidentally exported the video using slow famerate which makes it not-so-smooth...)
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54 of 56 people (96%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
9,550.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 25, 2015
Being fairly new to video editing, I found this software to be easy to use. There are a variety of different tutorials online/Youtube that can help you accomplish what you need. I tested out the Trial version before buying, and checked all the features I felt I needed to produce Let's Plays/game video content. It is by no means a Professional Level video editor, but it also isn't their basic software either, and that should be expected for it's price point.

I was fortunate that when Movie Studio 13 Platinum was released on Steam, I was conveniently in the market for software to accomplish what I needed to do. On top of that, on release it was 25% off, which made the purchase all the more enticing.

Before you disregard this program, take a close look at the features it provides that you will need and whether you'll actually need the professional level. See here for more details: Sony Product comparison

While others have complained that the UI elements are larger and that it is geared towards tablets and other touchscreen devices, this hasn't been an issue for me from my own experience. As I have a dual monitor setup, I can spread my workspace out, so this isn't an issue for me. What matters is if I can be productive with it.

If you need a Professional Level editing software for what you do, you're going to have to pay a Professional Level price. For my needs, I need something that allows me to make cuts, transitions, title cards, outros, etc, and it does everything I need it to do.

Edit: Over the last 5 months of use I have edited and rendered close to 500 videos for my Youtube gaming Channel, and for my needs, I haven't found a feature I've needed that wasn't available in the software.
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59 of 71 people (83%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
302.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 9, 2015
Wow. This is EXACTLY what I was looking for. I can finally abandon WMM and make actually good GMod animations. Don't waste your money on Vegas, because this has pretty much the same crap for a cheaper price. Definitely recommend this.
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38 of 43 people (88%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
73.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 5


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97 of 143 people (68%) found this review helpful
164 people found this review funny
43.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 9, 2015
Best software for mlg parody videos.
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55 of 74 people (74%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2015
I know what are you thinking about this software... It is identical to Sony Vegas Pro 13? Not really! Basically we have a Profissional editor for newbies movie makers.

There is a problem here, you can't find some resources of Vegas Pro who is very important when you're editing a video.

I bought this one to edit CS:GO Frag Clips, and i'm happy with it (Sony Movie Studio 13 Platinum can really deliver the goods, if you want to edit simple frag movies)

Just to finish... If you are a beginner movie editor, you must but it now!
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Chris Lee
90.3 hrs
Posted: October 20
I have never regret buying this software. I am a non-professional video editor that have found this software very useful. It's not too expensive and it has all the functions I need. I even use it for some audio only editing because I'm so comfortable with this software now. It's my go to software for any video and sometimes audio editing and I haven't had any problems with it. I'd recommend it to my fellow non-professional editors. Not sure how it would work on a professional level, I'm not the right person to speak for that.
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16.3 hrs
Posted: October 17
Awesome, did not come with transitions. However, you can easily add plugins for things left unadded.
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39.9 hrs
Posted: October 17
Very great product. Got this one day on a computer too old, so I couldn't use it at first. Once I got my laptop though, I was using this a lot. I use this to produce my YouTube videos, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for an editing software under $100. Great product Sony! Thank you.
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12.5 hrs
Posted: October 13
If you're looking for something that's a step above Windows Movie Maker, this is fine. Probably worth it to spend a little more on Vegas, but I got this on sale for pretty cheap and I feel like I got my money's worth.
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148.4 hrs
Posted: October 13
Solid video editing software. Better all around than most that I have tried. I feel the pros outweight the cons.

-Sony feels that 4K smartphone support (commonplace among all flagship phones these days) is outside the required featureset. They only have 4K fixed-framerate support. (You have to pre-process phone footage in something else and lose quality to have it show up when you drag it onto your timeline...)
-A bit crashy when adjusting UI elements. Flip to advanced mode, adjust them, save, close, reopen and you should be good.
-Less powerful than Sony Vegas.
-If you X it out while it is installing, good luck ever getting it to run again. I suggest rebooting before first running/installing it. (Installation happens on first run. Be patient.)

-Price. (Especially when on sale.)
-Close enough in UI to Sony Vegas that the bountiful tutorials on YouTube will help you out with whatever you need.
-More stable than most other video editors that I have tried, especially when working with 4K content. (Compatibility is worse, but at least it doesn't crash constantly!)
-Once you get into the swing of things and know the hotkeys, it's a breeze to work with. A very nice experience compared to some of the more complicated video editors out there, which make simple things unbearably time consuming and difficult.

Overall, I'm happy with the purchase. Got it on sale, no regrets. Would buy again, but I hope they add/fix 4K smartphone support.
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50.2 hrs
Posted: October 13
HELP ME!!! No matter what i do it awlays says "(missing executable)". I've tried everything please help me!
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Sir TapTap
530.3 hrs
Posted: October 11
This app's pretty easy to use, reasonably priced, and it'll probably do what most users need. It's nothing amazing but for the price it has the tools.

So why the thumbs down? Because it is s l o w. So incredibly slow, slower than anything else I've ever used by a large factor. Videos that render in realtime or faster in other apps take two to FOUR times the actual video's length to render a decent quality (~12Mbps). The GPU acceleration is busted six ways from sunday, doesn't even work on modern GPUs and results in lower quality on older GPUs where it works.

If you're patient and don't render often, this'll probably be alright. If you're rendering videos all the time, the terrible rendering speed really is enough to encourage you to look elsewhere, I know I am.

Also, if you install a Sony Vegas trial, it will permanently disable all your audio FX plugin in the paid version of this app until you registry edit to remove your anti-license for them. A+ work.
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The Bim
29.9 hrs
Posted: October 3
For its price, it works very well for amateur video production. I use it mainly for editing poorly edited and shot YouTube videos. It doesn't support 4K as far as I know but I lack the hardware to process and shoot and playback 4K anyway so that doesn't matter to me much. It also lacks some of the more complex interface and tools you would get with Sony Vegas Pro or even something like Adobe Premiere, but I find that if you're just making stuff for YouTube, you tend to not use those so much.

I find the interface a bit confusing but that's because I learned how to edit video on Adobe Premiere, and my brain is hardwired to think in terms of Premiere, which I still find way more user-friendly. Unfortunately, Adobe is very expensive and I can only really justify paying a certain amount for video editing software since I'm no pro.

I am running an Intel i5 6600K overclocked to 4.2Ghz, GTX980 Ti, 16GB RAM, and 1TB of HDD space. I'm pretty sure my system should run this smoothly but it tends to hang and crash every now and then.

It's a good alternative to more robust, more expensive video editing tools. If you're like me and your needs are basic, this is a good buy. Just make sure to save often.
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14.6 hrs
Posted: October 2
A big step up from windows movie maker, for sure. There are a few things that I couldn't figure out because for some reason they are different than the manual but maybe I don't have all the right downloads for it yet?

Going to be practicing with this for awhile. It should get easier as I go. It renders in really good quality too which is nice.

Overall I give it 3.5/5 stars, but for $65, that's not bad. It would cost around $400 for a 5 star rating if you get my drift :)
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104.9 hrs
Posted: October 1
Really damn cheap and easy to use, managed to make videos of an acceptable quality in a matter of hours without any experience on previous editing software.
Plus it means you have some software on standby if you start getting a ♥♥♥♥ post itch.
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