Sony Movie Studio, now known as Vegas Movie Studio is the youngest member of the Movie Studio family of Vegas.
This is a non-linear, user-friendly tool which is built mainly to cut, trim, and share videos on social sites.
And with the latest update (version 16), the application now has a much cleaner user-interface and some brand new cool features like guided editing and storyboard that makes manipulating videos more comfortable.
Sounds quite exciting, right?
So to get an even bigger picture, take a look at all the strong zones of this tool which are as follows:
Vegas Movie Studio Pros
#1. Guided Editing is one of the most talked about feature that Vegas Movie Studio introduced in its latest update.
It’s like an in-house helping hand that guides you in every step of the editing process (like importing files, adding effects, sounds, and rendering the final product) from start to finish.
So, even if you’re totally new to the video editing world and don’t know where to start from, the guide is always there to show you the path with the flexibility to take full control whenever you want.
#2. Vegas has six different modes of editing to help novice users simplify the task by presenting only those tools on their screen that they actually need while performing a specific task.
For example, when you enter “Text and Titles” mode, you only see the tools that you need to add attractive texts and titles to your project. This not only helps you do your job faster but also saves you from any on-screen distraction.
And when you think you’re done, you can always switch back to the Power User mode to access the entire set of tools.
#3. Storyboard is another cool function that came with the 16th version of the software. It presents all the clips and images of your project as different tiles and helps you organize them in a snap.
And the best part?
You can trim, rearrange, and preview your clips within the Storyboard and whatever changes you make there, Vegas automatically syncs those changes with the timeline.
That makes it an excellent place for some quick and rough editing.
#4. Vegas is dedicated to helping users create Ultra High definition videos and allow you to import, edit and export 4K resolution clips without any glitch.
#5. After editing, you can format your clips and share them on different social sites like Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, etc. directly from the software.
Vegas Movie Studio Cons
#1. Not having the capability to work on 3D and VR videos is the most notable hitch with this software.
While you can find this ability in many of the free and premium tools, Vegas Movie Studio misses the mark completely in this section.
#2. Vegas is fully dedicated towards Windows desktop. That means this software is not compatible with Mac computers or smartphones that run on Android or iOS.
Once again, a major snag that rips you off of the flexibility to edit videos in phone or on a different device other than Windows PCs.
#3. Though it is not a big deal for me, there are many users out there who expect to get some sort of cloud space with video editing tools.
But unfortunately, Vegas disappoints in this area, too as you don’t get any cloud storage facility with the software.
Vegas Movie Studio pricing plans and payment options
To get Vegas Movie Studio, you need to pay a one time fee of $49.99. Before that, you get the opportunity to test-drive the software for 30-days for free.
And just in case, you’re not happy with what you get, you can always claim for a refund within the first 14 days of purchase.
At last, when it comes to available payment methods, Vegas process payments through PayPal or Credit/Debit cards.
Do I recommend Vegas Movie Studio?
Depending on what kind of video editor you are and what you want, the answer could be yes as well as no.
Let’s start with why this tool is a big no-no for you.
Vegas is definitely not for you if you’re a veteran editor who is looking for some advanced level editing functions.
The tool is made for non-professionals with the aim to provide an easy way to alter and create movies.
So, if paying 50 bucks is not a big deal for you, and you’re ready to trade money with the all the unique tools that ease the editing process, then you should go for this service.
Otherwise, for primary level editing, I would rather go for a free option like VSDC Free Video Editor or OpenShot than choosing Vegas Movie Studio.