Reprinted from an Apple press release:
CUPERTINO, California-April 5, 2002-Apple today announced the immediate
availability of DVD Studio Pro 1.5, Apple’s professional DVD authoring
tool, now optimized for Mac OS X. DVD Studio Pro takes advantage of
the power of Mac OS X to deliver incredible application stability, as
well as MPEG encoding and compilation of projects in the background. In
addition, DVD Studio Pro gives creative professionals the ability to set
chapter markers in Final Cut Pro*, Apple’s professional non-linear
editing application, that can automatically be carried over to DVD
Studio Pro to create chapters in the user’s DVD.
Since its launch a little over a year ago, DVD Studio Pro has become the
most widely used professional DVD authoring tool on the market. DVD
Studio Pro 1.5 allows users to:
Create full-featured DVD video discs including still or motion menus,
high-quality video and audio tracks, and slide shows;
Encode audio and video using the included QuickTime MPEG plug-in and
Dolby Digital 5.1 encoding software;
Include DVD-ROM data and track the overall size of the project to
ensure it will fit on the disc;
Preview finished projects in real-time; and
Output to DVD-R using the Apple SuperDrive(tm) (or other DVD-recordable
drives), or to DLT tape for submission to a replication facility.
DVD Studio Pro 1.5 ships with Corel PHOTO-PAINT and BIAS Peak DV for Mac
OS X to further enhance the DVD production workflow on Mac OS X.
PHOTO-PAINT is a powerful graphic editing application, ideal for
creation of multi-layered image files that can be used to create still
menus in DVD Studio Pro. Peak DV is an easy-to-use audio editing tool,
ideal for cleaning up audio files for use in DVD projects.
DVD Studio Pro is immediately available through the Apple Store
(www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers
for a suggested retail price of $999 (US). Registered DVD Studio Pro
users can upgrade for $199 (US). Visit www.apple.com/dvdstudiopro for