Steve Grisetti wrote on 6/23/2016, 7:23 AM
That's great news, Mark!
vkmast wrote on 6/23/2016, 8:03 AM
Thanks for the info, Markk!

Btw, what did you do to get on the Magix Vegas mailing list ? =)
mike_in_ky wrote on 6/23/2016, 2:29 PM
Here's the text of the email I received this morning regarding this post.

$60 OFF Exclusive Welcome Offer


Hi Mike,

Movie Studio is entering into a brand new era!

Since the acquisition of Movie Studio and other tools from Sony Creative Software, our entire development team in Madison, Wisconsin is working tirelessly to take video editing to the next level.

This means that at the end of February 2017, you can look forward to the most advanced Movie Studio yet. The new version will come with exciting new features and a new name: VEGAS Movie Studio.

Here's a sneak peek of some of the highlights in the upcoming version:

» New video effects
» Multi-cam editing
» Travel route animation
» and much more

Stay tuned for more updates and get ready for the all new VEGAS Movie Studio 14!


Klaus Schmidt
CEO MAGIX Software GmbH

Markk655 wrote on 6/24/2016, 10:12 AM

While I did sign up for Magix newsletter (their website has a link), I think came via the their list of Sony users. At the bottom of the email, it has -

"You received this email because MAGIX Software GmbH has acquired a majority of the Sony Creative Software products. Your information and product registration was transferred to MAGIX as a result, and these emails are sent to inform you of new products and discounts. For more information see our press release. We respect and will protect well your privacy."

Perhaps look in your spam folder?
vkmast wrote on 6/24/2016, 12:28 PM
Thanks for the response, Markk. Nothing in the spams either. Seems there's some unknown logic here judging by the responses on some other forums.
I've been receiving regular newsletters of MAGIX offers for years, but nothing yet from ""
D7K wrote on 6/24/2016, 12:38 PM
I just got their Music Maker Premium and it a good program. I'll probably update if the QT issue is fixed.
Chienworks wrote on 6/24/2016, 4:06 PM
"Btw, what did you do to get on the Magix Vegas mailing list ? =)"

Other thank making sure Sony Creative Software had my current info and i had checked the box to accept their news emails 15 years ago. i did nothing. I got the Magix announcement too.
vkmast wrote on 6/24/2016, 6:08 PM
I had all of the above checked 5 years ago, so there must be another reason. All SCS mail has come through.
Chienworks wrote on 6/24/2016, 10:37 PM
Well, i do know that at times in the past there was up to a 10 day spread over which emails were delivered. I'm not sure why Magix might do the same thing, except that maybe on this first emailing they simply used Sony's system with the address list already installed.
MSmart wrote on 7/2/2016, 1:16 AM

Did you get this email from SCS on 26 May?

Sony Creative Software Inc. ("SCS") is pleased to announce that MAGIX Software GmbH (“MAGIX”) has purchased substantially all of the software products and other assets of SCS (“SCS Assets”). As part of this sale, and in accordance with our Privacy Policy, MAGIX will acquire our customer database, including your personally identifiable information, previously collected through our website or otherwise (“Customer Database”). This information was included in the sale to assist MAGIX in providing you with products and services, including those that are no longer offered by SCS.

MAGIX has agreed that it will treat the personal information in the Customer Database in compliance with the law and in accordance with the terms of the existing SCS Privacy Policy. If you have any questions regarding MAGIX’s privacy practices or its treatment of personal information, please contact MAGIX at:

Please note that SCS will continue to own and distribute its Suite of Catalyst-branded products and services, and we will continue to communicate with you regarding those and other Sony products and services. The personal information and other information about you that we retain will continue to be governed by, and treated consistent with, the terms of our Privacy Policy. If you wish to adjust your SCS communication preferences, please follow the process set forth in our Privacy Policy. In addition, you can opt-out from marketing emails sent from SCS or another Sony entity at any time by following the link contained within such marketing emails.

We appreciate the opportunity to have served you and hope to have the opportunity to do so in the future. For further information, including a detailed product list, please visit the Sony Creative Software website.

Sony Creative Software Inc.

I also received the VMS14 email from Magix.

I'm not sure why they're touting the "new" name. I've always known it to be Vegas Movie Studio. That's what it's called in the Program Files and Start menus.
vkmast wrote on 7/2/2016, 2:50 AM
no, I did not get that email from SCS myself, but I am aware of that post. I even quoted it in my MSZ forum thread on May 27. You might like to read the thread, which was started on May 23/24 (depending on where you live).

I used to regularly receive emails from SCS and never "opted out from marketing emails from SCS or another Sony entity".

Seems I'm not the only one in this situation anyway judging by the questions asked on several forums (e.g. CCow, DVinfo), as I have mentioned before. The latest post is this morning on the MSZ forum by the forum owner Dr Zen.

"I wish I was getting these emails from MAGIX !!!."

I hope all this is due to a possibly gradual transition of the databases.

Btw, I get emails from other MAGIX products, but nothing from
Most of us that are not receiving Vegas Magix emails seem to be living outside of the U.S. and Canada.

And re the "new name", Movie Studio Platinum 12 and Movie Studio/Movie Studio Platinum 13 dropped mentioning "Vegas".
vkmast wrote on 7/2/2016, 4:27 AM
Dr Zen got an answer from Magix.
See his post here
"This is the message I got back from Magix:."
vkmast wrote on 7/2/2016, 10:21 AM
From MAGIX Magazine:
MSmart wrote on 7/2/2016, 8:26 PM
It's probably too late to change the mail settings to disable them for a few days then enable again.

You're plugged in so shouldn't miss anything.

I wasn't aware of the MSZ forum. I'll have to check it out. thx.
vkmast wrote on 7/3/2016, 2:36 AM
The email from SCS quoted above includes the following note:
"MAGIX will acquire our customer database, which includes your personally identifiable information previously collected through our website or otherwise (“Customer Database”). This information was included in the sale to assist MAGIX in providing you with products and services, including those that are no longer offered by SCS."

I assume "services" include email notices and I expect MAGIX to eventually add all former SCS notice recipients to their mailing lists.
gpsmikey wrote on 7/4/2016, 11:46 AM
It is interesting that while I have both MS as well as Vegas Pro (version 12), both registered, I did receive an email about the Vegas Pro update offer, but have seen nothing about the Movie Studio update information.

Eagle Six wrote on 7/4/2016, 12:45 PM
Previous information about Movie Studio was a February 2017 release of Vegas Movie Studio 14, so it is a bit early still.....

Best Regards......George

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Corsair Obsidian Series 450D ATX Mid Tower
Asus X99-A II LGA 2011-v3, Intel X99 SATA 6 Gb/s USB 3.1/3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i7-6800K 15M Broadwell-E, 6 core 3.4 GHz LGA 2011-v3 (overclocked 20%)
64GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200
Corsair Hydro Series H110i GTX 280mm Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
MSI Radeon R9 390 DirectX 12 8GB Video Card
Corsair RMx Series RM750X 740W 80 Plus Gold power pack
Samsung 970 EVO NVMe M.2 boot drive
Corsair Neutron XT 2.5 480GB SATA III SSD - video work drive
Western Digitial 1TB 7200 RPM SATA - video work drive
Western Digital Black 6TB 7200 RPM SATA 6Bb/s 128MB Cache 3.5 data drive

Bluray Disc burner drive
2x 1080p monitors
Microsoft Window 10 Pro
DaVinci Resolve Studio 16 pb2

MSmart wrote on 7/4/2016, 5:56 PM

gps and vk are pointing out that they have not received the emails from Magix that some of us have regarding MS. Valid concerns, early or not.
vkmast wrote on 7/5/2016, 11:19 AM
"Just in":
See some of DoctorZen's correspondence with MAGIX re emails .
edit: see below.
Tim L wrote on 7/5/2016, 11:55 AM
@vkmast: your link is broken. Has an extra "ttps//" in it.
vkmast wrote on 7/5/2016, 12:24 PM
Thanks Tim. At least I seem to have got it right on the Pro forum:)