German video, music and photo-editing software provider MAGIX have just announced its purchase of a large number of Sony Creative Software (SCS) product lines, including the Vegas Pro, Movie Studio, Sound Forge Pro and ACID Pro suites.
The move looks set to further increase their market share both in Europe, where they remain one of the multimedia software market leaders, and – crucially for them – the US. CEO Klaus Schmidt confirmed that they’re already planning on rolling out new versions of the highly popular video-editing Vegas Pro and Movie Studio lines later this year, focused on meeting the customer requirements of today.
MAGIX have promised to continue supporting all current SCS users in the shake-up, so the end user experience remains seamless. The SCS Catalyst Browse and Catalyst Production lines are both confirmed to remain with Sony for development.
MAGIX Software GmbH, a German software and app provider, is acquiring a majority of the Sony Creative Software (SCS) products.
MAGIX Software GmbH is a leading creator of video, music, and photo-editing software and apps in Europe and is already well established in the US market. By purchasing Sony Creative Software products, including the full Vegas Pro, Movie Studio, Sound Forge Pro, and ACID Pro product lines, MAGIX is further cementing its position in the market and accelerating its international growth. The SCS Catalyst Browse and Catalyst Production Suite will continue to be developed by Sony for professional broadcast and production applications.
“These products from Sony Creative Software are the perfect addition to our portfolio. We have already strengthened our presence in the United States in order to propel development and sales. This autumn, we plan to release new versions of the video-editing programs Vegas Pro and Movie Studio, which are heavily oriented toward the customer requirements of today,” says MAGIX CEO Klaus Schmidt.
MAGIX will continue to support all current SCS customers who purchased products from Sony to ensure a seamless end user experience.
MAGIX is a global provider of software, online services, and digital content for the use of multimedia products and services for general and business communication. Established in 1993, MAGIX offers private and professional users a technologically sophisticated and user-friendly range of products for designing, editing, presenting, and archiving digital photos, videos, music, documents, and websites.
Based on retail sales figures, MAGIX is the market leader in multimedia software in Germany and the other most prominent European markets and is also one of the most successful market players in the United States.