from an ATI press release
MARKHAM, Ontario March 9th, 2006 The Avivo Video Converter from ATI
Technologies Inc. dramatically reduces the "wait
time" users experience when converting a PC-based video of their favorite
show or home movie for play on todays portable video players. In less than
5 minutes, the Avivo Video Converter can convert 30 minutes of video into
a format playable by todays more popular portable video devices. When
compared to alternative solutions, the Avivo Video Converter is more than
six times faster, making it the new standard for high-performance
The Avivo Video Converter is available today, as a wizard found within
Catalyst Control Centre 6.3, a software package designed to enhance ATIs
Radeon X1000 series of graphics cards. The Avivo Video Converter
simplifies the conversion of digital video from one file format to another
and enables even a novice user to quickly and easily convert their videos
to play on an industry standard DVD/DivX player or portable media devices
such as the Apple iPod, Sony PSP, Creative Zen and many others.
"Catalyst demonstrates ATIs ongoing commitment to our customers to ensure
the best experience with ATI products," said Ben Bar-Haim, Vice President,
Software Engineering Division, ATI Technologies. "The addition of the Avivo
Video Converter wizard will allow our customers to spend less time
converting and more time enjoying their favorite videos a considerable
productivity improvement as portable video players increase in popularity."
The Avivo Video Converter accepts almost any video file format as a source
and outputs in most popular video formats. Users running the wizard simply
select the input and then output file format, set the quality level, and
choose a file location for their newly converted video files — the Avivo
Video Converter does the rest.
Catalyst 6.3, which includes the Avivo Video Converter, will be available
for download at www.ati.com beginning today and is supported by ATIs
Radeon X1000 series of graphics cards.
For more information about the Avivo Video Converter, please visit the ATI
website at http://www.ati.com/technology/avivovideoconverter/index.html