Sonys creative software offerings such as Full Vegas Pro, Movie Studio, Sound Forge Pro and ACID Pro lines have been acquired by Magix Software
“These products from Sony Creative Software are the perfect addition to our portfolio. We have already strengthened our presence in the United States in order to propel development and sales. This autumn, we plan to release new versions of the video-editing programs Vegas Pro and Movie Studio, which are heavily oriented toward the customer requirements of today,”
-MAGIX CEO Klaus Schmidt.
Taking a look at Sony’s Creative Software page at a glance it doesnt look like much has happened in terms of software updates for a while now. Sony Vegas used to be the go to alternative for iMovie and Sound Forge the same against Garageband.
For those of you with existing sofware there is good news as MAGIX will continue to support all current SCS customers who purchased products from Sony to ensure a seamless end user experience.
In case you arent familiar with who or what Magix is and offers
MAGIX Software GmbH is a leading creator of video, music, and photo-editing software and apps in Europe and is already well established in the US market. By purchasing Sony Creative Software products, including the full Vegas Pro, Movie Studio, Sound Forge Pro, and ACID Pro product lines, MAGIX is further cementing its position in the market and accelerating its international growth. The SCS Catalyst Browse and Catalyst Production Suite will continue to be developed by Sony for professional broadcast and production applications.
Established in 1993, MAGIX offers private and professional users a technologically sophisticated and user-friendly range of products for designing, editing, presenting, and archiving digital photos, videos, music, documents, and websites.
Based on retail sales figures, MAGIX is the market leader in multimedia software in Germany and the other most prominent European markets and is also one of the most successful market players in the United States.