Media 100 Offers Sonic DVD Fusion SL With MediaPress Suite

Media 100 Inc. (NASDAQ: MDEA), the
pioneer of streaming media production tools, announced today that it
is offering Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ:SNIC) DVD Fusion(TM) SL authoring
software, a new version of the world’s leading professional DVD
production system, with Media 100 MediaPress Suite(TM) MPEG authoring
solution. The newly-announced Media 100 MediaPress Suite is the only
solution on the market that accelerates the DVD production workflow by
giving content creators the highest-quality MPEG files to be used in
DVD creation or Internet streaming. Combining DVD Fusion SL and the
MediaPress Suite offers a complete, powerful and low-priced DVD
production solution for Macintosh users, particularly the tens of
thousands of current Media 100 customers.

“DVD is the most rapidly adopted consumer electronics technology
in history and we are fast approaching the day when the majority of
personal computers will ship with DVD-ROM drives instead of CD-ROM
drives,” said Mike Savello, director of marketing for Media 100. “This
reality has interactive content developers clamoring for powerful,
complete, easy-to-use tools for MPEG authoring and DVD production. The
combination of MediaPress Suite and DVD Fusion represents the
industry’s lowest-cost, highest-quality, integrated solution for
creating interactive DVD titles.”

Introduced at last month’s NAB show in Las Vegas, the Media 100
MediaPress Suite enables real-time MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 encoding,
real-time preview during encode, and real-time MPEG-1, MPEG-2, and DVD
playback. With DVD Fusion SL, now standard, MediaPress Suite users can
build menus, author interactive links, preview a DVD title, and record
the finished project to a DVD-R or DLT tape. The Media 100 MediaPress
Suite also includes the ability to transcode QuickTime(R) files to
MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 and supports multiplexed audio and video. This allows
non-linear editors using Media 100 and other video editing systems to
convert their edited projects to the appropriate DVD formats and then
author them with DVD Fusion.

“We’re very pleased that Media 100 has added DVD Fusion SL to
their MediaPress Suite systems,” said Mary Sauer, senior vice
president of Business Development for Sonic Solutions. “The
combination of MediaPress Suite with our award-winning authoring
software provides a very attractive solution for creating interactive
videos, training, and multimedia presentations for a wide span of
corporate, industrial, and Internet applications.”

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