Roxio Releases Easy Media Creator 9 Deluxe Suite
Deluxe Version of Leading All-in-One Music, Photo, and Video Burning Suite Includes Advanced Audio and Video Applications, New Menu Styles, Easy Disc Cataloging, and Pinnacle's Dazzle Video Capture Device
Santa Clara, California (January 24, 2007) - Roxio®, a division of Sonic Solutions® (NASDAQ: SNIC), the leader in digital media software, today launched Roxio Easy Media Creator® 9 Deluxe Suite, a comprehensive suite of music, photo, and video applications for consumer digital media enthusiasts. The upgrade includes industry-leading audio applications, new DVD menu styles, Roxio Disc Gallery, and Pinnacle’s Dazzle video-capture device. Easy Media Creator 9 Deluxe Suite is available directly from Roxio at www.roxio.com as well as from leading retailers for a suggested price of $149.99.
"Roxio continues to address the evolving needs of the market by providing users with a richer set of tools for efficiently producing highly personalized and professional-looking multimedia projects in an intuitive and easy-to-use environment," said Stan Wong, general manager, Roxio division, Sonic Solutions. "Easy Media Creator 9 Deluxe Suite takes the industry-leading suite of photo, video, and music applications to new heights with its extended feature set, while also delivering tremendous value in this complete all-in-one digital media solution."
Creator 9 Deluxe Suite includes Pinnacle's top-selling Dazzle video capture device, which enables users to effortlessly transfer video from analog camcorders or VCRs to their PC for digital output in MPEG-1, DVD-quality MPEG-2, or H.264 (MPEG-4). Further enhancing the suite's video capabilities, DivX Pro is included. With its inclusion, users can drag and drop content to create high-quality, compressed DivX video and use simple format conversion options to publish files to popular video-sharing sites. Creator 9 also includes advanced auto editing tools and 10 new professionally-designed menu styles that allow users to generate Hollywood-style DVDs.
For superior audio control, Creator 9 Deluxe Suite includes the professional quality noise reduction application, BIAS SoundSoap® 2. SoundSoap reduces unwanted noise in audio and video files. The software offers a unique one-click Learn Noise option to easily detect and remove audio imperfections without harming the original sound. In the Noise Only mode, users can easily identify the sounds to be removed by listening specifically to only the unwanted audio. SoundSoap features a rich graphical display that highlights the sound imperfections in real-time.
With the inclusion of Roxio Disc Gallery, indexing and tracking the location of files and folders burned to data CDs, DVDs, or Blu-ray Disc has become as convenient as one-click burning. Now users can find files quickly and easily without tediously searching through every disc. Users can also browse or search for files in the catalog of indexes, and compare file directories with previous discs burned to ensure that only what has changed is burned to disc.
Also included in Creator 9 is a one-year complimentary subscription to SightSpeed Pro, enabling users to call, chat, or video conference with friends and family over the Internet for free. SightSpeed Pro features unlimited multi-party conference calls and long-term video voicemail, longer video recording time, storage for the life of the subscription, detailed call activity reporting, and a personalized URL.
Pricing and Availability
Creator 9 Deluxe Suite is available directly from Roxio at www.roxio.com and leading retailers in February for a suggested price of $149.99 SRP. Registered owners of Roxio and Sonic products, as well as owners of select competitive products, may be eligible for special upgrade offers; details are included on the box, and at www.roxio.com.
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 350 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 premier 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.
Forward Looking Statement
This press release may contain forward looking statements that are based upon current expectations, including the launch and market acceptance of Easy Media Creator 9 Deluxe Suite. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward looking statements as a result of various risks and uncertainties, including those discussed in the Company's annual and quarterly reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release should be read in conjunction with the Company's most recent annual report on Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and other reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which contain a more detailed discussion of the Company's business including risks and uncertainties that may affect future results. The Company does not undertake to update any forward looking statements.