EGS wrote on 6/11/2011, 9:45 AM
Sorry for the noob-type questions. Eugenia, when you say "Platinum 11 is 3x faster in h.264 decoding", are you talking about render speed? I shoot AVCHD using a Canon HFS100 (not doing any 3D), and currently am having no issues editing with VMS10. My system specs: Windows 7 64-Pro, Intel i7-930, 12GB ram, SATA3 drives. Should I upgrade to VMS11? Will my renders speed up as compared to 10? Will 11 open projects made in 10? Thank you - this is a great forum !!!

Eugenia wrote on 6/11/2011, 10:18 AM
No, I was talking about decoding, not encoding. Encoding is almost the same.
MSmart wrote on 6/11/2011, 11:17 AM
Steve G wrote: No changes have been made to DVD Architect Studio.

Is it build 128?
milehiguy wrote on 6/12/2011, 8:45 AM

Where can I find a copy of your Advanced Uninstaller? I currently have the full VMS HD Platinum 10 Production Suite installed and may purchase the upgrade to VMS11. Since I already have DVDAS5 installed, I see no reason to upgrade the entire suite. I think I may also uninstall VMS10 first but don't want the registry leftovers.

Fort Collins, CO
Eugenia wrote on 6/12/2011, 10:55 AM
You can have both Vegas versions in parallel without interfering with each other, no reason to uninstall anything.
Birk Binnard wrote on 6/12/2011, 3:47 PM

Get it here:

I uninstalled 10 before installing 11 because I only want one version on my system. (My boot drive is a 64GB SSD so I try to keep as much free space on it as possible.) I assumed there would be some registry keys in common between10 and 11, and also some keys unique to both. So if I installed 11 and then later de-installed 10 I figured some of 11's keys might get messed up.
Hybris wrote on 6/13/2011, 6:31 AM
> In Vegas 10 Sony rewrote their h.264 decoder from scratch

By telling me this, you just confirmed what i am saying.
Previous implementation was so wrong that they had to rewrite it from scratch.

You may still call it optimization if you want but it is not.

Anyway, things are gone this way this round...let's hope in different decisions for the future.

Editguy43 wrote on 6/13/2011, 9:05 AM
"Is it build 128?"

Yes it is build 128
milehiguy wrote on 6/13/2011, 2:17 PM
Eugenia, Birk, Editguy43 - thanks for the additional information. Since I don't have the HDD capacity issue that you have Birk (64GB SSD, sweeet!), I may just install VMS11 without first uninstalling VMS10. Also good to know that DVDAS5 included in the new Suite is build 128 as before (i.e. no need for me to upgrade the entire Suite). ;)
Boyds4 wrote on 6/16/2011, 8:04 AM
>> Also, as someone else stated, the upgrade fee is $45 until the end of June

Eugenia, Where is this $45 deal? I am trying to upgrade just now and it is asking for $64.95.
Markk655 wrote on 6/16/2011, 8:19 AM
I think that is the upgrade price for the Production Suite. Eugenia price is for HD Platinum.
Boyds4 wrote on 6/16/2011, 8:25 AM
I'm seeing the upgrade price for the Production Suite as $84.95 and the upgrade price for the VMS HD Platinum 11 as $64.95.
Am I missing something?
Steve Grisetti wrote on 6/16/2011, 8:46 AM
It probably depends on which programs you're upgrading to which program suite.

I had VMS 10 and DVD AS 5 (which hasn't changed), and my upgrade to VMS 11 was a $45 download.
Boyds4 wrote on 6/16/2011, 8:51 AM
You have exactly what I have VMS 10 HD Platinum and DVD AS 5. but when I try the upgrade (download) it is asking for $64.95.

Did you use some other link?

I am just logging into My Account on the Sony web site and going to the My Software section and then clicking on the Buy Now link next to the Upgrade to Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 description.
Steve Grisetti wrote on 6/16/2011, 9:34 AM
I bought the download. Not the boxed set. And I bought the Platinum package -- not the Production Studio set.

Boyds4 wrote on 6/16/2011, 9:35 AM
Exactly what I am trying to do. Strange..
Marton wrote on 6/16/2011, 10:14 AM
How can i pay the upgrade?
I'm from Europe.
Can i use Paypal? Hope so.
Simple bank transfer will be expensive.
And do i become some bill? Or just by email, that i can print?
What if i order the boxed version? How much will be the shipping cost to Europe?

i don't find such infos
aquaholik wrote on 6/16/2011, 10:31 AM
The 20% off upgrade is here:

For the Platinum is $49.95. I don't know how steve got $45 for it.
Boyds4 wrote on 6/16/2011, 10:50 AM
That was the link I was looking for.

Thanks aquaholik!!!
rdandrea wrote on 6/18/2011, 12:34 PM
Good move not buying the Production Studio set. I wish I had done the same. Got the same versions of DVD Architect and Soundforge I already had. Not happy about that.
Markk655 wrote on 6/18/2011, 3:51 PM
You'll feel better once you see the new NewBlue titler FX and transitions...Some are new, some are old ones with a new style. Those work much faster than the old ones did (I think due to using the video card processor).
tames wrote on 6/19/2011, 10:14 AM
This is my first update for Movie Studio. I was surprised that my custom data did not transfer to the version 11. Is there a way to convert your custom templates and Option settings?
rdandrea wrote on 6/19/2011, 10:45 AM
Question for Eugenia:

Does VMS 11 correctly deal with Canon PF24?
Eugenia wrote on 6/19/2011, 11:49 AM
No, Vegas will never support PF24. Sony has said so in the past. Canon didn't add attributes in the stream, making the detection of the progressive frames very difficult. It would require a lot more engineering time, trying to create algorithms to "guess" these frames. So they decided to not deal with it at all. You'd still need Cineform to remove pulldown.