Reprinted from a Leitch press release:

Leitch Technology Corporation (TSX:LTV; NASDAQ:LVID) and Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ:SNIC) announced today that Leitch’s dpsVelocityQ non-linear editing systems will now include Sonic Solutions’ ReelDVD Studio DVD authoring software.

The combination of dpsVelocityQ with Sonic ReelDVD gives non-linear editors access to the advanced DVD creation capabilities of ReelDVD, which is built upon the same industry-proven DVD formatting technology incorporated into Scenarist, Sonic’s Hollywood-standard authoring system. ReelDVD extends the limits of affordable, professional DVD creation by providing Dolby Digital audio transcoding, enhanced support for audio and expanded subtitles in a simple user interface. Award-winning dpsVelocityQ combines the dpsQuattrus multi-stream, real-time hardware with an enhanced version of dpsVelocity software to create a fully integrated, multi-layer NLE solution with an exceptional combination of real-time power, quality and affordability. Features include real-time, full-quality playback of four video streams, up to six graphics streams and four channels of real-time 3D DVE, including perspectives and warps.

“Sonic Solutions is the industry leader in DVD authoring technology, and the addition of their ReelDVD software further enhances the DVD creation power of our dpsVelocityQ bundles,” said Brad Nogar, Leitch vice president and general manager for post production. “ReelDVD Studio adds key features such as Dolby Digital audio transcoding, plus new creative options and authoring flexibility.”

“The combination of ReelDVD and dpsVelocityQ allows new and existing editing facilities to expand their businesses by adding comprehensive DVD services,” said Rolf Hartley, vice president and general manager of the professional products division at Sonic Solutions. “We are pleased to have been selected by Leitch; their choice of ReelDVD furthers solidifies Sonic DVD technology as the de facto standard for professional DVD creation, and we look forward to working with Leitch to bring powerful, feature-rich and affordable DVD authoring to their users.”

Sonic ReelDVD Studio is included with all new dpsVelocityQ hardware/software bundles and fully integrated turnkey solutions purchased after April 1, 2003. Existing dpsVelocityQ owners can upgrade their current Sonic DVDit! SE to the retail version of ReelDVD at special pricing directly through the Sonic Solutions web site (http://estore.sonic.com/upgrades/).

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