from a Sonic press release
Santa Clara, California (February 24, 2006) Roxio, a division of Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ: SNIC), the leader in digital media software, today released MyDVD 8 Premier, which introduces significant enhancements including advanced video editing capabilities and authoring tools, high-quality transitions and effects, customizable menu templates, and support for high definition (HD) video. MyDVD 8 Premier will have particular appeal to the tens of millions of existing MyDVD users looking for more creative control and greater authoring flexibility. MyDVD 8 Premier is available today at www.roxio.com and www.sonic.com for $69.99.
"MyDVD has become a household brand and an accepted standard in consumer DVD authoring software thanks to its wide deployment in OEM hardware solutions worldwide," said Stan Wong, general manager, Roxio division, Sonic Solutions. "Roxio MyDVD 8 Premier enables Sonic to capitalize on this wide distribution by offering existing customers a compelling upgrade path that will substantially enhance their current capabilities and allow them to achieve Hollywood-style results at home."
MyDVD 8 Premier includes everything users need to present personal photos and videos in a professional fashion. Automated video editing features allow users to create polished video productions in a few mouse clicks, while straightforward authoring tools enable them to generate DVDs with attractive motion-video menus, animated buttons, and Dolby Digital sound. MyDVD 8 Premiers DVD engine is built on the same technology that is trusted by Hollywood studios and high-end post-production facilities to ensure DVDs created will play back on the widest possible selection of set-top players and computers.