Sonic EDGe Debuts New Blu-ray Tools at IBC (Full Version)

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icube001 -> Sonic EDGe Debuts New Blu-ray Tools at IBC (9/11/2008 8:26:41 PM)

Sonic Solutions today announced that DVDLogic has joined the Sonic Extended Developer Group (EDGe) and is debuting a solution to revision finished Blu-ray Disc (BD) titles through its BD Reauthor application.

BD Reauthor allows completed BD titles to be opened and edited directly in Sonic Scenarist. This capability not only significantly reduces the time required to create alternate versions of an existing title, but also can instantly turn all previously completed unencrypted BD discs, volumes or disc images into living archives.

DVD Logic BD Reauthor quickly deconstructs any unencrypted BD volume and converts it into a Scenarist project while simultaneously running initial-level stream compatibility checks. The converted content can then be updated and navigation revised as desired within Scenarist to create a new title. BD Reauthor can also extract specific assets from a BD title for inclusion in other Scenarist projects, thereby allowing released BDs to serve as content archives. The ability to work directly with finished volumes that may not have been authored in Scenarist will offer Scenarist-based authoring facilities the flexibility to update and localize releases for new languages or specialized regional requirements.

New tools for BD-J Production

At IBC, Sonicwill also showcase new applications for BD-J creation that eliminate or reduce the amount of hand-programming required to create titles in the advanced interactive mode of the Blu-ray Disc (BD) specification.

Developed in partnership with Sonic Extended Developer Group (EDGe), the new products include BD Fusion from Clickteam (www.clickteam.com), and BD-J Converter from ASV Corp of Japan. These new EDGe applications allow professional content developers to create interactive components such as games without some or all of the traditionally required manual programming in BD-J's Java-based computer language.

Until now, BD-J interactivity could only be implemented by using computer programmers proficient with the complex Java language. BD Fusion and BD-J Converter take a different approach to make BD-J application development accessible to non-programmers and Animators more comfortable using Adobe's Flash application. BD Fusion is based on Clickteam's Multimedia Fusion game creation software, and enables fast and efficient creation of extensive BD-J games and menus via a drag-and-drop interface. ASV Corp's BD-J Converter is the only BD-J solution to operate as an extension to the Adobe Flash authoring environment and automatically converting Flash animations into Java code ready to be integrated into BD projects.

Sonic will be demonstrating all BD tools from Sonic EDGe members at the IBC convention, Hall 7, Stand 7.D11, September 12 to 16, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.




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