Sonic Solutions announced that Panasonic will bundle Sonic's DVDit!(TM)
LE editing and authoring software with Panasonic's new DVD-RAM/R drive
on a worldwide basis. Combined, the products give multimedia and video
professionals, graphic designers, artists and consumers the power to
create stunning, interactive DVD-video content on a choice of DVD
recording formats. Videos can be stored on rewritable DVD for editing
and additions or write-once DVD-R General Use discs for playback on
set-top DVD players and DVD-ROM drives.
Including Sonic DVDit! with Panasonic's combination drive provides users
with the ability to organize their multimedia content into an
interactive format which can be stored on DVD media. DVDit! makes
building DVD titles as easy as selecting a menu background and then
dragging and dropping an AVI, QuickTime or MPEG video file into the
application. DVDit! automatically builds buttons and interactivity, and
then multiplexes and formats the content.
When used with Panasonic's DVD-RAM/R, DVDit! users can write completed
DVD projects to DVD-R General discs at 1x (1.4 MB/s) or to DVD-RAM at 2x
(2.8 MB/s). To provide a ready-to-use DVD authoring solution,
Matsushita's Panasonic Soft-Module Company and Sonic collaborated on the
development and integration of a software MPEG-2 codec that creates
DVD-Video from high-quality video sources recorded by a DVD recorder
with the VR format.