Roxio MyDVD Powers New Canon DVD Camcorders
World's Leading DVD Software Bundled with Canon DC20 and DC10 DVD Camcorders
Marin County, California (October 5, 2005) - Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ: SNIC), the world leader in digital media software, announced today that its award-winning Roxio® MyDVD® for Canon, developed on Roxio® MyDVD 6 software, has been chosen by Canon, Inc. for bundling with their new Canon DVD camcorders, the 2.2 Megapixel DC20 and the 1.33 Megapixel DC10. The easy-to-use camcorders, small enough to fit in a jacket pocket, record high-quality digital footage directly to 3-inch (8cm) diameter DVD-R/RW discs. By including MyDVD, Canon makes the camcorders even more convenient to use, allowing customers to maintain the recordability of their camcorder discs while quickly and easily preserving recorded footage to settop-playable DVDs.
"Bundling Roxio MyDVD enhances the value of our new camcorders by giving consumers an easy way to make high-quality DVDs from the video footage they record," said Yuichiro Asano, General Manager of Video Products Group at Canon Inc. "We look forward to expanded sales of these new DVD camcorder products as consumers realize the benefits of using the camcorders together with MyDVD."
The DC20 and DC10 bring the convenience and functionality of DVD technology to digital camcorders by recording up to 60 minutes of video (120 minutes on a double sided disc) on 3-inch (8cm) diameter DVD-R/RW discs. The camcorders include the ability to easily locate scenes without having to rewind or fast forward, to create playlists of favorite scenes, and to do some quick editing. Once finalized (closed to further recording), the recorded discs are compatible with most DVD players, both old and new.
With the included MyDVD software, users will be able to take advantage of two ways to transfer recorded footage from a PC-connected DC10 or DC20 to a settop or desktop-playable DVD. Using the exclusive One-Touch Dubbing feature, MyDVD will make a straight dub of the recorded footage with just a single press of the camcorder's Print and Share button. Alternatively, the recorded footage may be imported into MyDVD for quick-and-easy creation of Hollywood-style menu-driven DVDs using powerful features such as integrated video editing, motion-video menus, animated buttons, and slideshows with transitions and soundtracks. MyDVD is also OpenDVDT-compliant, enabling previously burned DVDs to be opened, re-edited, updated with new content, and re-burned to DVD and CD recordable/re-writable media.
"We are extremely pleased to have been chosen by Canon as they bring their first DVD camcorder line to market," said Koki Terui, Senior Vice President of Asian Operations and President of Sonic Solutions K.K., Sonic's Japanese subsidiary. "Sonic is committed to providing consumers with the best-possible experience as they turn their personal content into high-quality, compelling DVDs. By teaming with Canon for these new camcorders, we're able to offer users a powerful, flexible, and easy-to-use solution that opens up new options for taking advantage of DVD."
The Canon DC20 and DC 10 DVD camcorders with bundled Roxio MyDVD for Canon software are currently available worldwide.
About Sonic Solutions
Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ: SNIC; http://www.sonic.com) is the leader in digital media software, providing a broad range of interoperable, platform-independent software tools and applications for creative professionals, business and home users, and technology partners. Sonic's products range from advanced DVD authoring systems and interactive content delivery technologies used to produce the majority of Hollywood DVD film releases, to the award-winning Roxio® -branded CD and DVD creation, playback and backup solutions that have become the premier choice for consumers, prosumers and business users worldwide.
Sonic products are globally available from major retailers, online at Sonic.com and Roxio.com, and are bundled with PCs, after-market drives and consumer electronic devices. Sonic's digital media creation engine is the de facto standard and has been licensed by major software and hardware manufacturers, including Adobe, Microsoft, Scientific-Atlanta, Sony, and many others. Sonic Solutions is headquartered in Marin County, California.
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