Roxio Launches New Applications for Video, Music and On-the-Go Enthusiasts
Enabling Consumers to Easily Enhance, Enjoy and Share Their Digital Lives
Santa Clara, California A (February 13, 2008) -- Roxio®, a division of Sonic Solutions® (NASDAQ: SNIC), the leader in digital media software, , today launched three new applications that enable consumers to make the most of their digital libraries. MyDVD® 10 Premier, Easy DVD Copy® 4 Premier and RecordNow™ Music Lab 10 Premier easily turn photos, videos and music into impressive digital media creations that can be shared on CD, DVD or enjoyed on a variety of portable devices. MyDVD 10 is a comprehensive video editing and DVD creation suite for the growing number of consumers who want to edit home movies and create slideshows and video compilations to view on widescreen TVs or to share online. To satisfy consumers who wish to enjoy their favorite personal media content and entertainment on the road, Roxio is also releasing Easy DVD Copy 4, the ultimate DVD copy and video conversion application. Designed for the music enthusiast, RecordNow Music Lab 10 makes collecting, organizing and creating perfect playlists quick and easy. All three applications are Vista certified. MyDVD 10 Premier and RecordNow Music Lab 10 Premier are available now at www.roxio.com for $69.99 and $49.99 respectively. Easy DVD Copy 4 Premier will be available later this month for $49.99.
"Continual innovation in digital media and mobile devices enables consumers to experience music, video and photos in new and exciting ways," said Mark Ely, executive vice president of strategy, Sonic Solutions. "With the proliferation of digital content comes the growing need for consumers to enhance, preserve, and share their lives with family and friends. Roxio's new applications expand the scope of digital enjoyment by providing media enthusiasts with all the tools users of any experience level need to easily create, manage, and enjoy photos, music, and videos whenever and wherever they want."
Roxio MyDVD 10 Premier is a feature-rich product that makes it easy for consumers to quickly turn photos and home movies into polished video or professional-quality DVD productions. Beyond the unrivaled editing flexibility offered in the 32-track timeline, batch video segment removal, timeline markers and automatic tools for correcting color and removing background noise, users can now easily add the perfect sound track with SmartSound®. SmartSound provides a variety of built-in sound tracks to suit any mood. Users simply select the music they like and it is automatically adjusted to fit the length of their production. The new Picture-in-Picture feature enables real-time video overlays creating extraordinary effects often seen on TV.
Roxio MyDVD 10 also includes a range of features to help users optimize their mobile enjoyment of personal digital media content. For example, Mobile Phone Doctor quickly and easily corrects problems common to photos taken with cell phone cameras, while Mobile PhotoFit resizes digital photos for the smaller mobile device displays. In addition, the Media Manager enables users to synchronize media between the desktop and their portable devices such as iPods, BlackBerrys, and PSPs.
Roxio Easy DVD Copy 4 Premier is the ultimate DVD copy and video conversion application. With Easy DVD Copy 4 consumers can easily make high-quality copies of non-encrypted DVDs, automatically shrink dual-layer DVDs to fit on single-layer discs and exclude unwanted content to minimize compression and optimize video quality. For on-the-go enjoyment, the latest edition of Easy DVD Copy quickly and easily converts the most popular audio and video formats for playback on a wide variety of portable devices including the iPhone®, iPod®, PSP™, mobile phones, and devices that support DivX®, Windows Media or MPEG playback. Easy DVD Copy 4 offers many unique options such as the ability to copy unprotected videos from the iPod to hard disk, support for TiVo shows, and the Audio/Video Converter Vista sidebar gadget for easily converting video and audio files to portable devices via drag and drop.
Designed to enable consumers to make the most of their digital audio collections, the new RecordNow Music Lab 10 Premier combines a variety of unique features allowing users to collect music from a wide range of sources including CD, DVD, LP, tape, the Internet, or the iPod®. Consumers can expand their music libraries with tools like Easy Audio Capture which allows them to capture any audio playing on a computer, such as Internet radio programs or streaming music, the new Multi-CD Ripper that quickly transfers tracks from multiple drives concurrently and LP &Tape Assistant, designed for hassle-free capture and clean-up of analog tracks. Captured music can then be organized using the Audio Tag Editor re-designed to streamline tagging audio tracks with artist or title information. The Media Manager allows consumers to easily organize, preview, rate, and search for desired songs. To save time, RecordNow includes a new Audio Converter for easy batch conversion of music files to preferred digital formats as well as an enhanced AutoMix utility which automatically creates playlists based on one or more preferred songs.
Roxio RecordNow Music Lab 10 Premier, Easy DVD Copy 4 Premier and MyDVD 10 Premier are all part of the Roxio Easy Media Creator® 10 family of products. Roxio's complete digital media suite is available in retail stores worldwide and direct from Roxio for $99.99.
Roxio, Sonic's Consumer Products Group, develops a range of award-winning digital media creation, management, preservation, sharing, and enjoyment applications for home and business users under the Roxio brand. Roxio products offer the perfect blend of ease and power, enabling consumers to achieve professional results from their photo, video, and music projects with minimal effort. Roxio's flagship applications, Easy Media Creator for the PC and Toast for the Apple Macintosh, are the best-selling products in their respective categories in North American retail.
Roxio's parent company, About Sonic Solutions Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ: SNIC; www.sonic.com <http://www.sonic.com>) enables the creation, management, and enjoyment of digital media content through its Hollywood to Home™ products, services, and technologies. Sonic's products range from the advanced authoring systems used to produce Hollywood DVD and Blu-ray Disc titles to the award-winning Roxio®-branded photo, video, music, and digital-media management applications. Sonic's patented technologies and AuthorScript® media engine are relied upon by leading technology firms to define rich media experiences on a wide array of consumer electronics, mobile devices, set-top players, retail kiosks, and PCs. Always an innovator, Sonic has taken a leading role in helping professional and consumer markets make the successful transition to the new high-definition media formats and, through the Sonic DVD On Demand™ and Qflix™ platforms, Sonic is defining new models for the digital distribution of premium Hollywood entertainment. Sonic Solutions is headquartered in Marin County, California.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are based upon current expectations, including the launch, distribution, and market acceptance of Roxio Easy Media Creator 10, RecordNow 10 Music Lab, MyDVD 10 and Easy DVD Copy 4. 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.
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