New DVD Publishing
Bundle Combines High-quality MPEG-2 Encoding with Powerful DVD Authoring
for Under $2,500
Novato, CA --(March
29, 2000)-- Sonic Solutions announced that DV Studio Technologies,
LLC, will bundle DVDit!, the industry's easiest to use DVD publishing
system, with its Apollo Expert DVDer(tm) MPEG-2 video encoding solution.
With DVDit!, DV Studio customers can now author the high-quality MPEG-2
video they encode with DVDer and publish it directly to DVD-R for set-top
DVD playback or to CD-R for playback on any DVD-equipped PC.
"We are extremely
pleased to offer DVDit! with our Apollo Expert DVDer encoding solution,"
said Dr. Ash Pahwa, CEO of DV Studio Technologies, LLC. "Sonic
Solutions is the leader in DVD authoring systems and the power and ease-of-use
of DVDit! is a perfect match for our MPEG-2 hardware."
Apollo Expert DVDer
from DV Studio Technologies is a real-time MPEG-2 hardware-based encoder
and decoder for Windows NT. Among its features are real-time MPEG-2
variable bit-rate and constant bit-rate encoding, creation of both multiplexed
and elementary MPEG-2 video and audio streams, output of both WAV and
MPEG-1 Layer 2 audio files, support for NTSC and PAL video formats and
video bit rates from 1 to 25 Megabits per second.
has created an excellent MPEG-2 encoding system for DVD authors,"
said Mark Ely, Director of Product Marketing for Sonic Solutions.
"Combined with Sonic DVDit!, the Apollo Expert DVDer is an exceptional
value for video professionals, educators, corporate AV departments or
anyone interested in publishing their video content on DVD."
Apollo Expert DVDer
is a single board MPEG-2 encoding and playback solution priced to bring
MPEG-2 digital video and DVD disc creation to every desktop. It captures
video and audio from any video source in real time and converts them
into MPEG-2 quality video and digital audio formats. This highly compressed
MPEG-2 file can be utilized in any digital domain such as DVD, DVD-ROM,
Super VCD, Internet, and broadcasting.
Apollo Expert comes
complete with hardware, software and everything you need to immediately
start encoding MPEG-2 video on your Pentium-based Windows computer.
Hardware is PCI based plug-and-play and installation typically takes
no more than a few minutes. The MSRP of Apollo Expert DVDer(tm) from
DV Studio with DVDit! is $2495 and is available directly from the DV
Studio web store at www.dv-studio.com
or from any DV Studio reseller. Existing users of DV Studio's Apollo
Expert products can purchase DVDit! for $499.
About Sonic DVDit!
Sonic DVDit! is the
easiest way to publish on DVD. Combining a simple and straightforward
user interface with Sonic's award-winning DVD multiplexing technology,
DVDit! gives video professionals, graphic designers, artists and video
enthusiasts the power to create stunning interactive DVD content on
compatible with AVI and QuickTime video files, allowing users to incorporate
virtually any video content - from DV to D1 - into DVDit! projects.
With a simple drag-and-drop interface, building DVD titles is as easy
as selecting a menu background and then dragging and dropping an AVI,
QuickTime or MPEG-2 video file. DVDit! automatically builds buttons
and interactivity, multiplexes and formats content and writes it to
CD-R or DVD-R for playback in consumer set-top DVD players or DVD-equipped
PCs. DVDit! can create interactive titles in DVD-Video, DVD-ROM, cDVD(tm)
and Streaming DVD(tm) formats.
About DV Studio
DV Studio Technologies,
LLC, produces affordable state-of-the-art, real-time MPEG-2 and MPEG-1
encoders, DVD authoring and complete plug-and-play solutions. These
products enable users to produce digital video content for DVD, Super
VCD, DVD-ROM, broadcast, video conferencing and Internet applications.
DV Studio's main sales channels are OEMs and resellers. For more information,
contact DV Studio Technologies at 949-453-1702 or visit their website
Based in Marin County,
California, Sonic (http://www.sonic.com)
is the leading manufacturer of solutions for DVD publishing and interactive,
streaming video on the Internet. Sonic DVDit! (http://www.dvdit.com)
is the first application for DVD authoring targeted at consumers and
corporate video producers, and is bundled with major video editing,
capture, encoding and media production systems. Streaming DVD is the
first interactive technology based on DVD for content distribution over
the Internet. 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 in corporate marketing
departments. SonicStudio HD is the leading digital workstation for preparing
audio for release on CD and the first 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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