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Sony Vegas+DVD Receives 'Best of 2006' Honors From Videomaker Magazine

The Editors of Leading Industry Resource for Video Professionals Have Selected Vegas+DVD as One of the Best Video Production Products of 2006

The Editors of Leading Industry Resource for Video Professionals Have Selected Vegas+DVD as One of the Best Video Production Products of 2006

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MADISON, Wis., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Media Software, a leading provider of professional video and audio editing software applications, has been awarded recognition in Videomaker Magazine's "Best Products of 2006" issue, which recently hit the newsstands. Each year, Videomaker's editorial staff of video production experts with various backgrounds in broadcast, streaming media, computer technology and other disciplines looks over the field of extraordinary tools and products on the market and recommends a list of the best choices for industry professionals to buy.

"It is an honor to have Vegas+DVD positively recognized by industry experts," said Dave Chaimson, vice president of marketing for Sony Media Software. "This award validates our technological developments which have moved the industry forward. Our state-of-the-art workflow, strong Sony product integration, and progressive workflow design are among the key reasons production professionals rely on our products, and why industry experts recognize the advances our applications have had on multimedia creation and production. We are encouraged by the great end-user acceptance of our technology and look forward to continuing to develop the software of choice for the current and next generations of video producers."

Vegas+DVD software was recognized by Videomaker Magazine as a valuable tool for video editing hobbyists and professionals, balancing a straight-forward user interface with powerful editing performance at a price that fits into a practical budget. For these reasons, Videomaker Magazine named the Vegas+DVD application the "Best Video Editing Software" of 2006. As testimony to the selection of this product, Videomaker Magazine stated, "Improving compatibility with high definition playback and incorporating a completely customizable workspace and powerful editing capabilities with a feature rich DVD authoring application, Vegas+DVD software is a wonderful solution for advanced users."

Videomaker Magazine is one of the world's most popular monthly video production publications and covers the use of camcorders, video editing, computer video and audio/video production. For a product to qualify for an award, it must pass through the Videomaker headquarters for examination by a team of editors. It is then judged based on the following five criteria: empowerment -- how effective the product is at helping videographers be more effective at video production; quality -- it must be put together well, be durable and show excellence in its category; usability -- how user-friendly it is; innovation -- it must have some inventive or original features; and performance -- it must work consistently, effectively and provide a good value for the price.

About Sony Media Software

Sony Media Software inspires creative expression with its award-winning line of products for digital video, music, DVD, and audio production. Sound Forge(R), ACID(R), and Vegas(R) software have defined digital content creation for a generation of creative professionals, amateurs, and enthusiasts. These signature product lines continue to advance the art of providing powerful, accessible tools to unleash the imagination. Today, there is a Sony Media Software application for every level of expertise, including a full line of consumer software based on the company's professional applications. In addition, Sony Media Software produces the extensive Sony(R) Sound Series collection of royalty-free loops and production music, Sony Pictures Sound Effects Series exclusive sound effects, Vision Series video creation assets, as well as ACIDplanet.com(R), the internet's premier site for independent music and video artists. As a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, the company also develops applications that enhance the experience for users of Sony hardware devices including the PSP(R) (PlayStation(R) Portable) and Sony Ericsson mobile phones. Sony Media Software customers span the globe and include seasoned professionals in the film, television, video game, and recording industries, students and educators, hobbyists and enthusiasts, and young children exploring music creation.

Source: Sony Media Software