Reprinted from a Sonic Solutions press release:

Marin County, California (August 15, 2002) – — Sonic Solutions announced today that Adobe Systems Incorporated has begun shipping Sonics DVDit! LE software with the Windows version of Adobe Premiere6.5. Combined with Adobes award-winning video editing application, DVDit! enables Adobe Premiere users to turn their edited videos into interactive DVD titles that can be burned to DVD recordable media and played in any of the tens of millions of DVD set-top and PC-based players world-wide.


“DVD is the ideal publishing medium for digital video projects edited with Adobe Premiere,” said David Trescot, director of Dynamic Media for Adobe. “With the release of version 6.5, we are fulfilling a long-standing commitment to providing DVD authoring capabilities to our customers. Windows users will benefit from the integration of Sonic DVDit!, allowing them to easily create professional looking DVD titles.”


Sonic DVDit! LE is the leading application for desktop DVD publishing. Based on the same Hollywood-proven DVD formatting engine used in Sonics high-end professional products, DVDit! gives videographers, video editors, and desktop video enthusiasts the ability to create the most compatible interactive DVD projects possible. With an intuitive drag-and-drop interface and ability to work with MPEG video files generated in Adobe Premiere 6.5, DVDit! LE makes creating, previewing and burning DVDs simple and straight-forward.


“We are extremely pleased that Adobe has chosen to include DVDit! LE with Premiere 6.5,” said Mark Ely, General Manager, Desktop Products Group, at Sonic. “Adobe Premieres sophisticated users demand professional-quality output from their video productions. Now, with DVDit! LE, they can deliver Hollywood-quality DVDs as well.”


Adobe Premiere 6.5 provides a complete editing environment with new advancements including Real-time Preview, the Adobe Title Designer, and support for MPEG-2 export. With the inclusion of Sonics DVDit! LE software, DVD authoring is now an integrated part of the Adobe Premiere workflow. Editors can rely on Adobe Premiere to produce professional, high-quality video for DVD, tape, CD-ROM and the Web.


Adobe Premiere 6.5 for Windows XP, 98SE, 2000, ME and Macintosh OS 9 and OS X is available immediately in the United States and Canada. The estimated street price is US$549 for the full versions of each platform. The upgrade price for registered users is US$149. For more information, visit www.adobe.com/premiere.

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