Sony have released an update to their Movie Studio line. Doting grandparents, soccer mums, beginner vidcasters, and mobile visualists rejoice! Notable updates from the previous Vegas Movie Studio include:

  • HDV support/Capture
  • 77 new effects
  • 50+ more transitions
  • Primary colour correction (anyone know what that means?)
  • 5.1 surround sound mixing
  • Limited edition Sony Pictures Sound Effects CD
  • Import directly from Sony DVD Camcorder
  • Export to PSP and iPod compatible formats
  • Vegas Movie Studio training DVD

If like me you’re already well-cemented in your NLE of choice then this may not be of interest, but at US$120 it’s definitely worth a look for a light mobile edit system, and the included training DVD could make it perfect for the video editing beginner in your life. I’m not sure I’m dedicated enough to check out the trial, but if Vegas Big Kids Edition is anything to go by this should be friendly to use and fast as anything.