Demonstrates Potential for Home Video Publishing Using Sonic Applications with New DVD Recorders
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 14, 2000--Sonic Solutions announced today at COMDEX that its award-winning DVDit!(TM) and MyDVD(TM) were the applications chosen to demonstrate the latest DVD recorders from Hewlett-Packard, Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer, and Ricoh in press events and product demonstrations around COMDEX. Sonic's DVDit! was showcased in the DVD+RW press event and independent software vendor (ISV) seminar held today by the leading DVD+RW supporters of DVD+RW -- Hewlett Packard, Mitsubishi Chemical, Philips, Ricoh, Sony and Yamaha -- in the first public demonstration of the new DVD+RW drives in the United States. DVDit! was also chosen to power the demonstrations of new DVD recording technology from Panasonic, Pioneer, and Ricoh.
"We are extremely pleased that the DVD recordable community has selected Sonic DVDit! and MyDVD for their product demonstrations and new technology introductions," said James Manning, Product Manager for DVDit! and MyDVD at Sonic Solutions. "Like the new DVD recorders, DVDit! and MyDVD are truly revolutionary applications, enabling professionals and consumers alike to publish videos, slideshows, photos and audio content on DVD discs that can be played on set-top and PC DVD players everywhere."
The first DVD authoring application for consumers, MyDVD makes it easy to capture "your life on DVD." With its remarkably friendly user interface and intuitive authoring, MyDVD makes it possible for home video enthusiasts to take video, music, digital photos, and scanned artwork and create their own interactive movies and play them back on virtually any multimedia PC. MyDVD has a suggested retail price of $99.
About Sonic DVDit!
Sonic DVDit! (http;//www.dvdit.com) is the easiest way to publish on DVD. Combining a simple and straightforward user interface with Sonic's award-winning DVD formatting technology, DVDit! gives multimedia and video professionals, graphic designers, artists and video enthusiasts the power to create stunning interactive DVD content on their PC.
With an intuitive interface, creating DVD titles is as easy as selecting a menu background and then dragging and dropping an AVI, QuickTime or MPEG video file. DVDit! automatically builds buttons and interactivity, multiplexes and formats content and records to CD-R or DVD-R for playback in consumer set-top DVD players or DVD-equipped PCs.
About Sonic Solutions
Based in Marin County, California, Sonic (http://www.sonic.com) is the leading manufacturer of solutions for DVD publishing. Sonic MyDVD is the first DVD authoring application for consumers, making it easy to capture "your life on DVD". Sonic DVDit! (http://www.dvdit.com) is the first application for DVD authoring targeted at videographers and corporate video producers, and is bundled with major video editing, capture, encoding and media production systems. Sonic DVD Creator® and DVD Fusion® are the most widely-used systems for professional DVD publishing and are installed worldwide at major studios, post production facilities and corporate marketing departments. SonicStudio HD is the leading digital workstation for preparing audio for release on CD and the first system for creating content for the new DVD-Audio format. Sonic is also a full voting member of the DVD Forum, the standards-setting body for the DVD format.
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Note to Editors: Sonic, Sonic Solutions, the Sonic logo, eDVD, MyDVD, DVDit!, "The Easiest Way to Publish on DVD" and "Your Life on DVD" are trademarks of Sonic Solutions. DVD Creator and DVD Fusion are registered trademarks of Sonic Solutions. All other company or product names are trademarks of their respective owners. Specifications, pricing and delivery schedules are subject to change without notice.