Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ: SNIC), the leader in digital media software, announced today that its Roxio Blu-ray Disc (BD) software has been selected by Fujitsu Limited to power its DESKPOWER TX95S/D. Expected to be the first desktop computer available with an integrated Blu-ray Disc drive when it launches in Japan at the end of June, Fujitsu's DESKPOWER TX95S/D will usher in a new era of high-definition optical recording on the PC.If you'd like to read more, Sonic's entire press release can be found here. Add a comment
"Sonic's design win with Fujitsu underscores the performance, quality and know-how Sonic brings to PC Blu-ray editing, recording and playback," said Richard Doherty, Research Director for The Envisioneering Group. "By leading the market in professional tools, Sonic is extremely well prepared to craft authoring and playback solutions for PC makers, CE device manufacturers and consumers now eager to embrace the quality and performance of High Definition."
Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ: SNIC), the leader in digital media software, today launched Roxio Labs, a customer and technology-driven initiative to rapidly bring innovative digital media technologies and services to Roxio's digital media-savvy customer base. Through the Roxio Labs Web site (http://labs.roxio.com), consumers will have the opportunity to try a wide variety of emerging technologies - developed both in-house as well as by 3rd parties - and provide valuable feedback that will help shape a new generation of compelling, web-connected, digital media software applications.Sonic already has a number of applications for download. Unfortunately, most of them are not free. More information on Roxio Labs can be found here. Add a comment
"Innovation is innate to the Sonic culture and has been a key component of our long-term strategy and successful track record of industry firsts," said Mark Ely, Sonic's executive vice president of strategy. "With Roxio Labs, we're building on this culture of innovation by enabling our global teams of digital media experts to rapidly develop exciting new products and services and deploy them directly over the web. In addition to providing applications that integrate into and complement our flagship Easy Media Creator and Toast platforms, Roxio Labs will launch a broad range of tools and technologies essential to today's digital media lifestyle."
CyberLink Corp. (TSE:5203.TW - News), a world leader in digital home solutions, and a contributing member of the Blu-ray Disc Association, will begin bundling CyberLink BD Solution software with Panasonic's Blu-ray Disc burner, the LF-MB121JD series, from June in Japan.If you'd like to read more, CyberLink's entire press release can be found here. Add a comment
CyberLink's applications enable the burning of Blu-ray Discs via data burning software Power2Go, packet-writing software InstantBurn, and archiving software PowerBackup. PowerDVD provides playback functionality and PowerProducer enables authoring.
TMPG, Inc. (www.tmpg-inc.com), the company that makes digital video easy, is introducing the latest version of its advanced, high-quality video encoding software: TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress. The new version is twice as powerful than previous versions and includes a host of new functions and advancements. The release date for the English and German languages are scheduled for Tuesday, June 13 (PST), the French release is scheduled for late July.TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress will be available for purchase through TMPG's website on June 13th for $99.99. More information can be found here. Add a comment
"TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress gives video aficionados the power to take virtually any video file and encode it to any number of today's most popular file formats," stated Kimi Matsuki, TMPG CEO. "The powerful software upgrade also includes an array of features from frame-level cut-editing tools to advanced multiple video filters and effects. 4.0 XPress encoding also provides mobile support for PSP, iPod, and PDA's for on-the-go video viewing."
InterVideo, Inc. (Nasdaq:IVII - News), a leading provider of integrated digital and high-definition multimedia and audio/video content solutions in the PC, CE and wireless industries, today announced that its WinDVD HD(TM) is the first software HD DVD disc player to include Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Digital Plus technologies for high-definition audio.If you'd like to read more, Intervideo's entire press release can be found here. Add a comment
Both Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Digital Plus are surround sound audio codecs developed by Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB - News) as the next-generation audio technologies for high-definition programming and media. Dolby TrueHD delivers tantalizing sound and offers an unprecedented home theater experience. Dolby Digital Plus combines the efficiency to meet future broadcast demands with the power and flexibility to realize the full audio potential of HD DVD discs for an amazing high-definition experience.
InterVideo, Inc. (NASDAQ: IVII) announced today that it has partnered with Lenovo to bundle WinDVD Creator 3, a full-featured DVD authoring package, with select Lenovo notebook and desktop PCs.If you'd like to read more, InterVideo's entire press release can be found here. Add a comment
Lenovo, an innovative international technology company formed as a result of the acquisition by the Lenovo Group of the IBM Personal Computing Division, is including InterVideo's WinDVD Creator 3 pre-installed with its ThinkPad T Series, ThinkCentre A and M Series, and Lenovo 3000 family of notebook and desktop PCs.
InterVideo, Inc. (NASDAQ:IVII - News) and its partner Ulead Systems, Inc. (TSE:2487 - News), industry leaders in video, image and next-generation DVD software, today announced that InterVideo Ulead's Blu-ray Disc (BD) playback and recording software are bundled with Sony Corporation's first-to-market BD notebook and desktop PCs, model name VAIO Type A - VGN-AR70B, VAIO Type R - VGN-RC72DPL9 and VGN-RC72DP. InterVideo WinDVD BD for VAIO is one of the earliest BD playback software and has complete support for all BD title formats. Ulead BD DiscRecorder(TM) for VAIO is a video-recording application that allows real-time and off-line recording of standard and high-definition video onto new high-capacity Blu-ray Discs. Ulead DVD DiskRecorder(TM) Move SDK is a built-in application which transfers recorded TV programs to Blu-ray Discs or DVDs and incorporates content protection.If you'd like to read more, InterVideo's entire press release can be found here. Add a comment
InterVideo, Inc. (NASDAQ: IVII) an industry leader in next-generation DVD and multimedia software, today announced its commitment to support HD DVD. At WinHEC 2006, InterVideo showcased its plans for HD DVD playback support on PCs in late 2006 and early 2007.If you'd like to read more, InterVideo's entire press release can be found here. Add a comment
With a growing list of top movies available and favorable reviews of the latest HD DVD players, the community of supporters for HD DVD hardware and software continues to grow. Already this year, innovative PC OEMs such as Toshiba have begun offering HD DVD drives in desktop and notebook PCs. Additionally, a full line of IHV components from leading manufacturers including Intel will help support HD DVD playback on PCs. InterVideo has reaffirmed its commitment to include HD DVD support in all of its PC products and will focus on developing new software that will ensure seamless playback on Windows Vista PCs.
Nero, leaders in digital media technology, announces today that it has joined Microsoft as an early adopter independent software vendors (ISVs) of the Windows Vista Certified for Windows Vista Logo Program. As participants in the program with its Nero Burning ROM as the pilot application, Nero will adhere to the specific standards created by Microsoft and offer its customers the seamless integration of Nero software into the Windows Vista operating system.If you'd like to read more, Nero's entire press release can be found here. Add a comment
Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ: SNIC),the leader in digital media software, broke new ground today shipping its Roxio BD software with the first commercially available Blu-ray Disc drive from Pioneer Electronics. The release ushers in a new era in optical disc recording, making possible for the first time the backup of up to 25GB of data on a single layer BD-R (recordable) or BD-RE (rewritable) disc, as well as image-to-disc recording and the archive and playback of hours of high-definition video content. The software and hardware combination will enable a range of applications including professional pre-mastering, high-definition authoring and high-capacity storage.If you'd like to read more, Sonic's entire press release can be found here. Add a comment
"We are pleased to partner with Sonic as we continue our tradition of delivering breakthrough technologies in the optical disc market, from our introduction of LaserDisc products more than 25 years ago to today's introduction of the first Blu-ray Disc Drive," said Andy Parsons, senior vice president at Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. "Sonic's software has helped establish and grow the market for CD and DVD creation and has made them the clear leader in their field. Given the depth and breadth of our joint experience, this effort by our two companies bodes well for the future success of this exciting next-generation optical format."