Roxio®, a division of Sonic Solutions® (Nasdaq: SNIC - News), the leader in digital media software, today announced the immediate availability of Roxio Easy VHS to DVD, a combination of software and hardware that enables users to quickly digitize analog recordings stored on VHS tapes. Users simply attach the included hardware to their high-speed USB 2.0 port, then capture from virtually any analog video or audio source. S-Video and composite-video inputs enable full-resolution DVD recording from VCRs, VCR/DVD combo players, and analog camcorders including Hi8 and V8 models. Roxio's latest consumer application, Roxio Easy VHS to DVD, is available direct from Roxio at http://www.roxio.com for $59.99 and will be introduced in retail stores worldwide in January.
"The clock is ticking on massive amounts of irreplaceable analog recordings from aging footage of weddings, baby's first steps, reunions, and other special family moments, to collections of classic TV episodes, movies and concerts," said Vito Salvaggio, vice president of consumer products, Roxio division of Sonic Solutions. "With Easy VHS to DVD, we've made it point-and-click easy for families to preserve, rediscover, revive, and relive this content on PC, DVD, or mobile devices."
Easy VHS to DVD includes an assistant for automatically capturing and converting analog video directly onto DVD. The application also comes equipped with a full-featured video editor that enables users to apply filters to correct video quality, rearrange or remove unwanted video segments, and spice things up with a range of transitions, titles and effects.
Easy VHS to DVD also includes an innovative DVD authoring application complete with professionally designed templates that enable users to easily create personalized DVDs with motion menus, menu-to-menu transitions, animated buttons and custom navigation. With the included express labeler, users can also create personalized disc and case artwork. As well as enabling output to DVD, video can also be easily converted and exported for optimal playback on a range of mobile devices including the iPod®, iPhone®, and PSP® or prepared for posting and sharing via online services or social networking sites.
In addition to being an easy way to preserve personal video content and entertainment, Roxio Easy VHS to DVD also enables consumers to transfer their favorite collections of LPs and tapes onto CDs or portable players. To streamline the process, the product includes features for automatically splitting an LP into individual tracks and for labeling them with the correct artist, song, and album information.