I have added details below but worth mentioning that you can get a free trial on the Sony website (which i have used before and loved). Finally bought this after it had been sitting between £50 and £60 for a while.
Standard or high-definition: Edit video in nearly any format including HDV and Sony AVCHD video. You can even work simultaneously with standard-definition and high-definition video and the same project.
Create stunning HD movies: Vegas Movie Studio Platinum software has everything you need to produce movies in spectacular high-definition. Editing HD is simple; just drop your clips on the timeline and go to work. Its high-performance engine is beyond fastsee your changes happen in real time. When youre done, export your movie in a variety of HD formats for easy sharing.
New! Burn Blu-ray Disc from timeline: Vegas Movie Studio 9 Platinum software provides functionality to burn a no-menu Blu-ray Disc directly from the timeline. These discs are burned in BDMV format to BD-R, BD-RE, and DVD recordable media. Projects can be encoded as either MPEG-2 or AVC utilizing Dolby or PCM audio in stereo or 5.1 modes. Blu-ray Discs provide an alternative to streaming and file-based distribution for high-definition content. Beyond support for 25GB and 50GB Blu-ray Discs, Vegas Movie Studio 9 Platinum Edition supports burning BDMV on 4.7GB and 8.5GB standard DVD media, providing a low-cost opportunity for users to distribute high-definition content with traditional DVD burners and media.
New! Upload movies to YouTube: Users can easily upload movies directly to YouTube for online sharing. The Vegas Movie Studio 9 Platinum publishing feature uses a high-quality encoding process for optimal YouTube quality.
New! New Project and Make Movie wizards: Vegas Movie Studio 9 Platinum software provides an updated wizard for creating new projects. They provide a simple approach to ensuring new projects are created correctly from the start. The new wizards help users ensure the project is delivered in the correct, optimized format for its final destination. The new Make Movie wizard eliminates the guesswork for delivery and provides optimized files in a few simple clicks for Web, DVD, email, or for publishing movies to YouTube.
New! Enhanced Sony AVCHD support: New functionality includes importing files directly from Sony AVCHD camcorders and most other brands. In addition, Vegas Movie Studio 9 Platinum Pro Pack supports editing all types of AVCHD camcorder files, including files from the latest generation of 1920 x1080 AVCHD camcorders. Support for 1920 x 1080 ensures that the footage from the latest 1920 cameras can be edited natively on the timeline.
Vegas Movie Studio Platinum Edition software has everything needed to produce spectacular HD movies. Edit video in nearly any format including HDV and AVCHD. Powerful features for video compositing, color correction, and soundtrack creation help you get feature-film results in your home studio. Use the surround sound mixing tools to create 5.1 soundtracks. Choose from hundreds of professional 2D and 3D video effects, titles, and filters. To share, upload movies to YouTube, burn to Blu-ray Disc, or author DVDs using beautifully designed themes or create custom menus and graphics. Exclusive Sony Show Me How interactive tutorials help you get started fast.