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,"
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 www.roxio.com for a suggested retail price is $79.95.
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 www.roxio.com. Roxio's
parent company, Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ: SNIC;
http://www.sonic.com) 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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