Roxio Announces VideoWave Movie Creator with Automated Editing and Full DVD Recording Capability

Automatic video editing software allows consumers to turn home video into movies worth watching on DVD or CD to share with family and friends

DV Expo, New York - (June 28, 2002) - Roxio, The Digital Media Company®, provider of the best-selling digital media software in the world, today will unveil VideoWave Movie Creator™, an automated, yet powerful way for consumers to edit video, burn it to DVD or CD, and share with family and friends. Part of the best-selling VideoWave family of video editing software, Movie Creator will be available in August, in time for the back-to-school and holiday shopping seasons.

"The market for video editing software has traditionally been geared toward the video enthusiast and hobbyist," said Vito Salvaggio, vice president of product management for Roxio. "By eliminating most of the complexities of editing, we believe that VideoWave Movie Creator will appeal to the vast majority of camcorder users who are primarily interested in making movies worth watching without a major time investment."

VideoWave Movie Creator provides three different editing modes with varying levels of automation: CineMagic™, StoryBuilder™, and the StoryLine™ Editor. With CineMagic, the customer simply captures video and adds their favorite song, while CineMagic automatically edits the video, synchronizes it with the music, and adds visual effects and transitions. The StoryBuilder option guides the consumer through the entire movie-making process step by step, using theme-based templates to make movies with titles, transitions, background music, and closing credits. The StoryLine editor gives the consumer complete control to edit or enhance all of the individual elements that make up a movie. StoryLine is a storyboard view of the movie with a set of easy-to-use editing tools, and offers transitions, text overlay, graphic overlay and over 100 special effects.

"VideoWave Movie Creator is Roxio's latest software designed to take advantage of the opportunity created by the proliferation of DVD technology and the rapidly growing digital camcorder market," Salvaggio said.

Roxio is the only company to offer consumers and OEMs a complete line of digital media software products, from the editing process, to recording of video, photos, audio and data to DVD and CD.

Pricing and Availability

VideoWave Movie Creator will be available in August on retail shelves and at for a suggested retail price is $79.95.

About Roxio

Roxio, a division of Sonic Solutions, develops and markets the best-selling digital media software in the world. Roxio offers award-winning software products for CD/DVD burning, photo editing and video editing and has an installed base of over 150 million users. Roxio distributes its products globally through strategic partnerships with major hardware manufacturers, through leading retailers, through Internet partnerships and through direct sales at Roxio's parent company, Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ: SNIC; is the leader in digital media software and provides a broad range of software tools and applications for creative professionals, business and home users and technology partners. Sonic's products range from professional DVD authoring systems and interactive content delivery technologies that are used to produce the majority of Hollywood movies released on DVD, to the award-winning Roxio- and Sonic-branded CD and DVD creation, playback and backup applications that have become the premiere solutions for consumers and business users worldwide. Sonic's AuthorScript® is the de facto standard for CD and DVD burning and formatting and has been licensed by major software and hardware manufacturers, including Adobe, Broadcom, Microsoft, Scientific-Atlanta, Sony, and many others. Sonic Solutions is headquartered in Marin County, California.

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