Roxio Releases Easy Media Creator 8 Deluxe Suite
Roxio Releases Easy Media Creator 8 Deluxe Suite
Special Version of Leading All-In-One Music, Photo, and Video Burning Suite Adds Advanced DVD Authoring, and New Video Features Including Top-Selling Dazzle Video Capture Device
Santa Clara, California (March 30, 2006) - Roxio®, a division of Sonic Solutions® (NASDAQ: SNIC), the leader in digital media software, today launched Roxio Easy Media Creator® 8 Deluxe Suite, a comprehensive and affordable suite of music, photo and video applications which now includes even more powerful DVD design, creation, and navigation features, richer video editing capabilities and Pinnacle's Dazzle USB video capture device. Easy Media Creator 8 Deluxe Suite with its enhanced features delivers the ultimate authoring experience and is ideal for users who demand professional-level control without a steep learning curve. Easy Media Creator 8 Deluxe Suite is available directly from Roxio at www.roxio.com as well as leading retailers Best Buy and CompUSA, for a suggested price of $149.95. Users of Roxio, Sonic and competitive products may qualify for an in-box $30 mail-in-rebate. A software-only upgrade for Roxio registered customers will be available via online download in April for $19.95.
Easy Media Creator 8 Deluxe Suite is the best way to capture, edit, and enjoy a lifetime of personal digital photos, videos and music. For DVD creation, the suite now delivers the design flexibility needed to create personalized DVDs with motion menus, 3D text, animated buttons, and multiple video overlays that can be modified using tilt, rotation, and edge fading settings to generate a Hollywood look and feel. The Deluxe Suite also provides users with far greater control over DVD playback behavior and navigation. New menu-to-menu and title-to-menu transitions enable users to insert a video clip that will play while the viewer moves between DVD menus. Additional capabilities typically found only in higher end DVD authoring applications include comprehensive end action controls that allow the user to precisely dictate the sequence of events following an action such as playing a title or returning to a menu and advanced support for object and sub-menu linking.
The additional authoring power of Easy Media Creator 8 Deluxe Suite is complemented by the inclusion of powerful new video and audio production tools which include a 32-track timeline editor with 9 dedicated video tracks and 7 audio tracks, advanced video overlay controls for developing key frame-able and multi-picture-in-picture effects, a dedicated audio editor with integrated 10-band equalizer, and support for the advanced H.264 video and AAC audio codecs. The suite also includes Pinnacle's industry-leading Dazzle video capture device, enabling users to effortlessly transfer video from analog camcorders or VCRs to their PC for output in MPEG-1, DVD quality MPEG-2, or H.264 (MPEG-4).
"Roxio Easy Media Creator 8 Deluxe Suite is a powerful, yet easy-to-use solution for consumers who want the additional control, power, and quality needed for creating highly personalized and professional-looking multi-media projects," said Stan Wong, general manager, Roxio division, Sonic Solutions. "Easy Media Creator 8 Deluxe Suite takes what is widely recognized as the leading suite of photo, video, and music applications and expands its feature set while also providing a best-selling capture device to deliver tremendous value for consumers seeking a complete all-in-one solution."
Roxio Easy Media Creator 8 Deluxe Suite includes all the capabilities and components that were introduced with the launch of Easy Media Creator 8 Suite. Core applications offer a wealth of features for CD and DVD recording and backup, media management, and photo, video, and music editing and creativity. Innovative highlights include DVD Music Disc, which turns any DVD player into a virtual music jukebox with up to 50 hours of Dolby Digital quality music. Another industry first in Easy Media Creator 8 is an audio tagging feature which acoustically fingerprints unknown music files to automatically fix or add the correct ID3 tag information such as title, artist, and genre. This feature is a tremendous time saver for consumers using Easy Media Creator 8's feature for digitizing classic LPs and tapes.
Also included in Easy Media Creator 8 Deluxe Suite is LiveShare, the photo sharing feature that establishes a private peer-to-peer connection so users can permit friends and family to browse and download photos from their PC via a web browser. Using LiveShare is as easy as sending an email without the need for large attachments or long upload times. For digital camera owners, Easy Media Creator 8 Deluxe Suite includes an ingenious slideshow task assistant that leads them through the creation of stunning slideshows with pan & zoom, title slides, transitions, background music, and voice over narration. The resulting slideshows can be exported to Video CD or DVD and enjoyed in standard or widescreen (16:9) format.
Easy Media Creator 8 Deluxe Suite also offers powerful recording and backup components to enable consumers to burn, copy, and archive all types of digital media and data on CD and DVD, including double layer DVD media. Large files can now be automatically spanned across multiple discs and burned in multiple drives simultaneously, which is ideal for the many consumers with both a built-in CD recorder as well as external DVD burner.
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.
Sonic, the Sonic logo, Sonic Solutions, Roxio, MyDVD, CineMagic, Plug & Burn, LiveShare, Roxio Easy Media Creator, and AuthorScript are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sonic Solutions or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. Dolby is a trademark of Dolby Laboratories. All other company or product names are trademarks of their respective owners and, in some cases, are used by Sonic Solutions under license. Specifications, pricing and delivery schedules are subject to change without notice.