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Editors' Review

by   / January 13, 2014

Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 12 is a Windows app for editing all types of videos, whether shot on your phone or a high-quality camcorder. The tools available in this app let you adjust all aspects of the video and audio, insert a video overlay, add text, and introduce new sound effects. There are also many tools included to help you take full advantage of all that the program has to offer.

You will have to register Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 12 before you can use it. Once you've done that, you can jump right in and start importing videos for editing. The interface of this app may seem daunting at first because there is just so much displayed, but it is actually quite intuitive, and starting a new project is straightforward. Various types of transitions are available for breaking up a longer video or for combining multiple video clips, and there are all kinds of video FX you can take advantage of, as well. You can also preview your changes before they become final to ensure your finished product comes out just the way you want it.

You can use a free trial version of Vegas Movie Studio for 30 days or purchase the full-featured version for $79.95. With so many features and options to explore, this app can be a bit overwhelming for someone unfamiliar with video editing; but with practice and the available tutorials, it's a very manageable and useful program.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 12 (32 bit) 12.0.1183.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 13.0.942

  • You can now pair stereoscopic 3D subclips at the track level.
  • Additional multistream 3D formats are now supported.
  • Added support for automatic 3D pairing of single-stream clips from the PMW-TD300, PMW-F3 with 3D Link option, and cameras that append _L and _R to left- and right-eye clip names.
  • Color Match allows you to automatically match the color between clips.
  • Added new rendering templates for delivering Sony XAVC S video.
  • Added new rendering templates for delivering video in a portrait orientation.
  • Added 64-bit Gracenote support.
  • Simple Edit Mode with touchscreen editing support. Many toolbars and menu items are now larger to accommodate touch gestures.
  • New fade and trim handles on events.
  • Dragging the playhead moves the cursor along the timeline. Press Ctrl and drag the playhead to scrub the timeline.
  • Added support for uploading projects to Facebook.


Publisher Sony Creative Software
Publisher web site
Release Date December 12, 2014
Date Added June 12, 2015
Version 13.0.942


Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Editing Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0

Download Information

File Size 453.6MB
File Name moviestudiope13.0.942_32bit.exe


Total Downloads 451,843
Downloads Last Week 17


License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $79.95
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