Las Vegas, Nevada, (April 10, 2000) Sonic Solutions announced today at the National Association of Broadcasters Convention (NAB) a Macintosh version of DVDit!, the worlds leading DVD authoring software. DVDit! for Macintosh combines the simplicity and affordability of DVDit! for Windows with the power of the worlds only family of desktop supercomputers, allowing anyone with a Macintosh to create DVD titles on their desktop.
The introduction of DVDit! for the Macintosh revolutionizes the home and professional video market,” said James Manning, Product Manager for DVDit! at Sonic Solutions. “When combined with Apples ground-breaking suite of applications for the personal video market iMovie and Final Cut Pro DVDit! for Macintosh allows consumers and video professionals to easily create exciting and memorable DVD and cDVD titles in minutes.”
DVDit! for Macintosh allows users to combine virtually any video and audio file with multi-level menus and exceptional interactivity for release on the most popular consumer format ever. DVDit! includes integrated transcoding of multimedia content into DVD-compliant formats, as well as support for virtually all graphic file formats. DVDit! also allows users to create internet-enhanced eDVD titles, combining high-quality DVD-Video content with up-to-the-second HTML, Macromedia Flash and Java content that can be served over the Web.
“Apple has catalyzed the broader market for desktop video production, with the most powerful family of iMac and G4 systems and easy-to-use video editing applications like Final Cut Pro and iMovie,” said Manning. “DVDit! for Macintosh is the perfect companion product to these systems, making it possible for video enthusiasts everywhere to publish to DVD, the most popular consumer video format of all time.”
About DVDit! for Macintosh
Sonic DVDit! for Macintosh 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, video enthusiasts and home users the power to create stunning interactive DVD content on their Macintosh.
DVDit! for Macintosh is compatible with QuickTime video and audio 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 a QuickTime file. DVDit! automatically builds buttons and interactivity, transcodes video to MPEG-2, multiplexes and formats content and writes it to CD-R or DVD-R for playback in consumer set-top DVD players or DVD-equipped computers. Users can also incorporate web content into their titles using Sonic eDVD and publish in a wide variety of formats including DVD, cDVD and Streaming DVD.
DVDit! for Macintosh will be available in IE (Introductory Edition), SE (Standard Edition) and PE (Professional Edition) configurations and is targeted to ship in October 2000. DVDit! is available directly from Sonics worldwide reseller network and online at store.sonic.com.