Reprinted from a Sony Pictures Digital press release:

Sony Pictures Digital Networks (SPDN), which finalized its acquisition of Sonic Foundry’s desktop software tools in July, will showcase its newly expanded line of award-winning software technologies and online services at this year’s Wedding & Event Videographers (WEVA) Expo. The WEVA Expo 2003 is taking place August 25-28 at Bally’s/Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

SPDN will be conducting theater presentations of its powerful video, audio and DVD creation tools, Vegas 4.0 and DVD Architect software, as well as presenting its other industry-standard technologies that include ACID PRO 4.0 software for royalty-free music creation, and Sound Forge 6.0 software for audio mastering. In addition, it will demonstrate the new versions of Sony Screenblast Movie Studio video editing software and Sony Screenblast ACID 4.0 music creation software (formerly Screenblast Music Studio), which are now shipping.

SPDN’s software products, when combined with the Sony professional DVCAM camcorders featuring the i.LINK (IEEE 1394) interface, and the company’s VAIO PCs with DVD burning drives, offer a complete end-to-end acquisition and production solution for professional wedding and event videographers.

“With the recent addition of Sonic Foundry’s professional applications to the Sony line of cutting-edge hardware, wedding and event videographers can now take advantage of a uniquely powerful suite of content creation tools, editing and delivery applications for their work,” noted Andrew Schneider, SVP and GM of the Screenblast business unit.

The combination of Sony’s professional audio/video and IT tools provide videographers with the reliability of AV and the efficiency of IT. As a result, videographers can move video from their DVCAM camcorder directly onto their VAIO desktop or notebook PC for editing and straight to DVD, enabling them to easily and quickly produce the best final video.

“We’re pleased to be able to offer a complete hardware and software solution to our valuable event videographer customer base,” stated Robert Ott, VP of sales and marketing at Sony Electronics.

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