Roxio's Videowave Movie Creator is Now Shipping
Automatic video editing software allows consumers to quickly and easily turn home video into movies on DVD or CD to share with family and friends
Santa Clara, California - (August 1, 2002) - Roxio, The Digital Media Company®, provider of the best-selling digital media software in the world, today announced its new VideoWave Movie Creator™ is now shipping in the U.S. Consumers can purchase Roxio's VideoWave Movie Creator from a local retail store or online at: www.roxio.com for a suggested retail price of $79.99.
"The response we've seen for this product has been terrific,"
said Vito Salvaggio, vice president of product management for Roxio.
"By eliminating most of the complexities of video editing,
VideoWave Movie Creator is designed for camcorder users who are
primarily interested in making movies without a major time investment."
"An automated approach to movie creating is helpful for the
vast majority of consumers who find typical video editing too complicated,"
said IDC research director Roger Kay. "With automated software,
ordinary people can polish their home movies without spending hours
learning how to edit."
Roxio is the only company to offer consumers and OEMs a complete
line of digital media software products, from editing to recording
of video, photos, audio and data to DVD and CD.
About VideoWave Movie Creator
VideoWave Movie Creator™ is an automated, yet powerful way
for consumers to capture and edit video, burn it to DVD or CD, and
share with family and friends. It 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.
Safe Harbor Statement
The matters discussed relating to Roxio in this press release,
in particular matters related to Roxio's OEM relationships, include
forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and
uncertainties, including delays in product development, competition
in the software industry, and failure to maintain OEM relationships,
that could cause actual results to differ materially from those
projected. Additional information on these and other factors are
contained in Roxio's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission (SEC), including the Company's Annual Report on Form
10-K as filed with the SEC on July 1, 2002 and Quarterly Report
on Form 10-Q as filed with the SEC on November 13, 2002, copies
of which are available at the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov.
Roxio assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements
included in this press release.
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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owners and, in some cases, are used by Sonic Solutions under license. Specifications, pricing and delivery schedules are subject
to change without notice.