LAS VEGAS, Nev., April 23, 2001 Spruce Technologies, Inc. announced today that DPS will
bundle its SpruceUp personal digital video software with its top-selling non-linear editing systems and digital disk recorders.
Under the agreement, DPS, a business unit of Leitch Technology Corp., will include the retail
version of SpruceUp with version 7.6 of the dpsVelocity NLE system. In addition, DPS will be bundling a trial version of SpruceUp with version 2.5 of the dpsReality Studio
Digital Disk Recorder.
SpruceUp is a real creative tool, not limiting the user to simple linear content or predefined templates. Users can shape captured
content and author their own rich productionsweddings, birthdays, reunions, graduations, conferences, corporate presentations,
product catalogsto share with family, friends, colleagues and clients on their Windows PCs. It also includes SpruceLink WebDVD,
enabling users to add Web links to productions simply by typing in URLs, which are automatically synced with the program when played
on Spruce’s supplied redistributable player. In addition, the emergence of low-cost digital disk recorders promises to drive the market.
dpsVelocity is a fully integrated non-linear editing system for video, broadcast, CD-ROM, DVD and the Internet. The system is
built around the dpsReality Studio Digital Disk Recorder, which supports compressed and uncompressed video recording modes. Video
content to be authored in SpruceUp can be edited in real-time in dpsVelocity to create a high quality DVD title. The bundling partnership
provides users with a faster, integrated and easier way to create DVDs.