Sony Creative Software
This article needs additional citations for verification. (August 2011)
|Parent||Sony Corporation of America|
Sony Creative Software is an American software company that develops various media software suites. Sony Creative Software was created in a 2003 deal with Madison-based media company Sonic Foundry in which it acquired its desktop product line, hired roughly 60% of employees, paid $18 million in cash, and took on certain liabilities and obligations.
As announced in May 2016, MAGIX Software GmbH has purchased majority of Sony Creative Software products, including the full Vegas Pro, Movie Studio, Sound Forge Pro, and ACID Pro product lines.
- Catalyst Production Suite (video editing)
- Catalyst Edit (video editing)
- Catalyst Prepare (video preparation)
- Catalyst Browse (video browsing)
Formerly owned programs
- Vegas Video (video editing)
- Sony Vegas Movie Studio (video editing), consumer version of Sony Vegas
- Sound Forge (advanced audio editing)
- ACID (loop based music creation), notable for its use of Acid Loops
- SpectraLayers (digital audio editing)
- ^ "MAGIX Acquires Sony Creative Software Products and Gets Hold of Sound Forge and ACID". audioXpress. Retrieved 2023-05-02.
- ^ Marc Ferranti, IDG News Service (May 3, 2003). "Sony Buys Sonic Foundry Products". pcworld.com. Archived from the original on January 26, 2009. Retrieved December 17, 2009.
- ^ Schmidt, Klaus (May 23, 2016). "Magix acquires Sony's Video Editing and Music Software Portfolio today". linkedin.com. Retrieved August 16, 2016.
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.
- ^ "Movie Studio – Best video editor for beginners".