MAGIX Has Acquired Vegas NLE from Sony

Posted by at 8:13 pm on May 28, 2016


Sony’s Creative Software division hasn’t been say much to the press or user lately. The last major update to Vegas Pro was a long time ago—and Sony did give the or user roadmap for the product line. So the move to sell off this area of the business is quite understandable. Sony’s far more streamlined Catalyst line of applications, however, will remain in their own hands.
Vegas Pro 13 with the Sony logo, still.

The German company, MAGIX Software GmbH, is (by its own claim):

A leading creator of video, music, and photo-editing software and apps in Europe and is already well established in the US market.

Its line of products ranges from their original piece of software, the Music Maker, to easy-to-use video editing programs like Video Deluxe. Most of their programs are pretty affordable and, in all honesty, a bit limited regarding features. Realistically, these programs are aimed at rookie to intermediate users, and are designed to be easy to use with the help of lots of presets and wizards.

The MAGIX acquisition of Sony Vegas might be a very smart move, as it has become quite robust and well-developed over the years. It could be a nice addition to their line-up and definitely could draw a few more customers to the brand.

Hopefully, Vegas Pro won’t be stripped of its features in order to make it simpler to use. That would be a shame. Perhaps we’ll even see it flourish under the banner of MAGIX—that would be quite a happy ending, I think.

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