Sonic Solutions debuted today at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) DVD Producer(TM) 4, the latest version of Sonic's professional authoring system designed to provide advanced DVD title production to creative DVD professionals. A new version of its well known SD-2000 advanced MPEG encoding system for the Windows platform designed for the preparation of video and audio assets for DVD authoring was also introduced.
New in DVD Producer 4:
- FilmPack(TM) authoring support - Designed for film and high-end
multimedia producers who require the maximum in DVD authoring
flexibility, DVD Producer 4 now supports dual-layer (DVD-9)
authoring, Volume Info, Regional Coding, CSS, CGMS, and APS copy
- Automatic Dolby Digital transcoding - DVD Producer 4 now includes
automatic transcoding to Dolby Digital from PCM
formatted audio files.
- Integrated hardware for real-time proofing to an external video
monitor - DVD Producer 4 integrates hardware to output video to an
external video monitor for real-time proofing during authoring.
Real-time proofing involves outputting a multiplexed stream from
the authoring system that exactly matches the playback
characteristics of a DVD player to deliver WYSIWYG title checking
during the authoring process.
- PlayList Manager - DVD Producer 4 allows users to simply create
multiple independent playback order lists of their DVDs assets
with up to 64,000 possible links, controlling all aspects of
starting position, audio and subtitle stream selection.
Sonic's SD-2000 advanced MPEG encoder for Windows XP Professional is designed for feature film and high-end multimedia professionals who need the very best in video and audio encoding using the PC platform. Previously only available for the Macintosh platform, the SD-2000 for Windows XP Professional will incorporate the latest UI and workflow enhancements designed to improve the usability and productivity of the highly-regarded encoding system. In addition, the new version of SD-2000 is intended for workstation integration with Sonic Scenarist®, Hollywood's choice for high-end DVD title creation.