Movie Studio Platinum provides everything you need to produce spectacular movies. With 4K (ultra HD) support and two distinct editing modes, video creation has never been easier.
User reviews:
Recent:
Mixed (23 reviews) - 65% of the 23 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (371 reviews) - 83% of the 371 user reviews for this software are positive.
Release Date: Feb 5, 2015

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Buy Movie Studio 13 Platinum Suite - Steam Powered

Includes 4 items: Sony Movie Studio 13 Platinum - Steam Powered, Sound Forge Audio Studio 10 - Steam Powered, ACID Music Studio 10 - Steam Powered, ACID Music Studio 10 - Steam Powered - Loop Content

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Suite Edition

Everything you need in one suite. Make movies, make music, author DVDs or Blu-ray Discs™. Movie Studio 13 Platinum Suite - Steam Powered gives you all the tools you need to make pro-level multimedia productions. Edit your movies with Movie Studio Platinum - Steam Powered, create the perfect score for it with ACID Music Studio - Steam Powered, created and edit custom sound FX with Sound Forge Audio Studio - Steam Powered. All included in Movie Studio 13 Platinum Suite - Steam Powered.

About This Software

Action happens all around us and now we can easily capture it, harnessing the fun, energy, and love so that we can share it with others. Smart phones make it easy to capture those moments, but why not take the time to make a video that's as special as the day it was shot? A video with finesse. Effects. A great soundtrack and a title. But most importantly, a video that reflects you. Show your best side with Movie Studio Platinum.

  • Making movies in Movie Studio is easy. With Help Bubbles and interactive Show Me How tutorials, video creation has never been this much fun.

  • What do 4K, stereoscopic 3D, MP4, and AVCHD footage all have in common? They can all be edited in the same Movie Studio project!

  • Round out your movie with exciting soundtracks and beautiful titles. Create the perfect soundtrack by importing your own music from CD or MP3, or record your own music and sound directly into the program. Add elegant animated or simple text with the titling tools. Cut through the clutter and produce the perfect video.

  • Boost colors, apply slow motion, or add other effects to enhance any video project. Use the new Color Match tool to achieve a consistent color look from one scene to the next.

  • From standard dissolves to sensational 3D transitions, add artistic style between scenes. Adjust and preview your transitions in real time.

  • Movie Studio Platinum provides everything you need to produce spectacular movies. With 4K support and two distinct editing modes, video creation has never been easier.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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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Recent:
Mixed (23 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (371 reviews)
Recently Posted
Kenny
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
It's difficult to understand at first, but you will eventually get used to the layout and how everything works after a few hours. Great video editor!
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JH Hulk Smash
( 98.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Amazing Software 10 Out Of 10 And Its Super Easy To Use Even In The Advanced Setting :)
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Green Power Star
( 345.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Takes a bit of time to get used to, but once you get the hang of the various learning curves, it's a very well made editing software that is much less expensive than its competitors. It's what I use to edit my videos, and I don't think it'll be replace any time soon.
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Fiend
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
WARNING!
If you are hoping to get a proper video editing application that provides GPU accelerated rendering, you might want to look elsewhere. I have an NVidia GTX 780, and apparently CUDA is only supported with the older Fermi architecture chips. I don't know about AMD cards, but if you have a newer NVidia card or plan to buy one, you will not get GPU accelerated rendering with this product! There are numerous forum posts throughout the internet, if you are interested about what exact cards support hardware accelerated rendering. Alas, Sony's site says nothing about this problem, and advertises the program to support basicly any current NVidia GPU.

From the product's homepage (http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/moviestudiope/techspec):
Requires a CUDA-enabled GPU and driver 270.xx or later.
  • GeForce GPUs: GeForce GTX 4xx Series or higher (or GeForce GT 2xx Series or higher with driver 285.62 or later).
  • Quadro GPUs: Quadro 600 or higher (or Quadro FX 1700 or higher with driver 285.62 or later).

NVIDIA recommends NVIDIA Quadro for professional applications and recommends use of the latest boards based on the Fermi architecture.



While the program works great for basic editing, there are a couple of minor problems which I didn't realize before buying it. These may not be such downside for you though.
  • If you buy it through Steam, be prepared that it requires some inconvenient workarounds to be able to open two instances of the application. Also, starting the program requires Steam to be running. These are obviously Steam related problems, but I noted them anyway.
  • Velocity envelopes are only available in Vegas Pro, so creating slow motion with variable speed is harder than necessary. This again is something missing from their product comparision page, and that's why I write it here.

In the end, I suggest everyone looking to buy this to first try out Sony's trial, and decide if they can cope with the above mentioned issues after using it for some time.
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TheTannerBananer
( 25.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Could not bypass the "Initializing DirectX Plugins" splash screen. I've tried the suggestions on Sony's help page, with no luck whatsoever. I can't say don't buy it, since I've noticed other people can get it working. I can say this is a huge disappointment, considering I've been looking for a cheaper video editing program recently.
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TheMcRaezy
( 13.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
A great program for editing videos, i was a beginner but after a few hours i'm getting a firm grasp of the potential of this program.

great value for money, i would recommend it definitely!
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dendez15
( 7.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
wont work
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Myke | I'll Be Back Soon
( 30.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Cheap and very simple to use, which is a must for me since I am a noob at editing. You can also link your YouTube account to this for simple and fast uploads directly to your page. WIN!
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R.C.
( 94.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
I upgraded from (I think) version 9. This is a nice upgrade and has been well worth my purchase. Platinum has great addons.
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inkrabid
( 67.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
Have used this professionally as a freelancer for a few months. Its fast, precise and intuitive with easy controls and interface. Great buy.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
28 of 32 people (88%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
69.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
USED 600 GIG OF VIDEO FOOTAGE TO MAKE A 20 MINUTE VIDEO, RENDERED IT AND IT DIDNT CRASH ONCE ... THAT THING IS MORE STABLE THAN SONY VEGAS !!!

10 OUT OF GABEN.

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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
345.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Takes a bit of time to get used to, but once you get the hang of the various learning curves, it's a very well made editing software that is much less expensive than its competitors. It's what I use to edit my videos, and I don't think it'll be replace any time soon.
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9 of 17 people (53%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
WARNING!
If you are hoping to get a proper video editing application that provides GPU accelerated rendering, you might want to look elsewhere. I have an NVidia GTX 780, and apparently CUDA is only supported with the older Fermi architecture chips. I don't know about AMD cards, but if you have a newer NVidia card or plan to buy one, you will not get GPU accelerated rendering with this product! There are numerous forum posts throughout the internet, if you are interested about what exact cards support hardware accelerated rendering. Alas, Sony's site says nothing about this problem, and advertises the program to support basicly any current NVidia GPU.

From the product's homepage (http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/moviestudiope/techspec):
Requires a CUDA-enabled GPU and driver 270.xx or later.
  • GeForce GPUs: GeForce GTX 4xx Series or higher (or GeForce GT 2xx Series or higher with driver 285.62 or later).
  • Quadro GPUs: Quadro 600 or higher (or Quadro FX 1700 or higher with driver 285.62 or later).

NVIDIA recommends NVIDIA Quadro for professional applications and recommends use of the latest boards based on the Fermi architecture.



While the program works great for basic editing, there are a couple of minor problems which I didn't realize before buying it. These may not be such downside for you though.
  • If you buy it through Steam, be prepared that it requires some inconvenient workarounds to be able to open two instances of the application. Also, starting the program requires Steam to be running. These are obviously Steam related problems, but I noted them anyway.
  • Velocity envelopes are only available in Vegas Pro, so creating slow motion with variable speed is harder than necessary. This again is something missing from their product comparision page, and that's why I write it here.

In the end, I suggest everyone looking to buy this to first try out Sony's trial, and decide if they can cope with the above mentioned issues after using it for some time.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
344 of 364 people (95%) found this review helpful
49 people found this review funny
Recommended
105.4 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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360 of 431 people (84%) found this review helpful
31 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!
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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
Recommended
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 109 people (93%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
31.1 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;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zstaq4kMwW4

(please note that I accidentally exported the video using slow famerate which makes it not-so-smooth...)
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151 of 202 people (75%) found this review helpful
158 people found this review funny
Recommended
43.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 9, 2015
Best software for mlg parody videos.
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51 of 53 people (96%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
7,287.5 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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66 of 78 people (85%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Recommended
234.6 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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