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Sonic Intros DVDit! Version 2.5

(November 13, 2001)
Sonic Solutions announced today at the Comdex Convention significant enhancements to Sonic DVDit!, including expanded drive support, accelerated performance, and Windows XP compatibility. Suggested list prices for DVDit! have been lowered by 40%, to $299 U.S. for DVDit! SE and to $599 U.S. for DVDit! PE.

Version 2.5 of DVDit! includes a new compression engine -- incorporating GoMotion technology from Ligos -- for converting AVI and QuickTime files to MPEG in faster than real-time(1), and adds support for many new CD and DVD recorders, including the new generation of DVD+RW drives, such as the HP DVD100i DVD-writer. Sonic has also announced compatibility with Microsoft Windows XP, ensuring a smooth transition for users wishing to move to Microsoft's latest PC platform.

"DVDit! is a revolutionary and versatile application that has changed the way we work with, and distribute video," said Mike Greenway, owner of Advanced Video Solutions based in the Boston area. "We're excited to see all of the new features and enhancements that the new 2.5 version of DVDit! provides, and we expect our productivity to increase substantially. DVDit! is extremely easy to use, and with version 2.5, we'll be creating DVD titles faster than ever before."

DVDit! is used by videographers, multimedia professionals and video enthusiasts worldwide to create high-quality personal and professional DVD titles with ease. With DVDit!, users are able to simply drag-and-drop video and audio into the application, design interactive menus and record the final content to DVD+RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD-RAM or CD-R/RW. And with over a million units shipped, DVDit! has become the world standard software for DVD authoring.

"Sonic DVDit! 2.5 brings our users a set of new features that significantly improve the performance of the software," said James Manning, Product Manager for DVDit! "Our customers demand fast file conversion as well as support for the latest DVD and CD recorders, and many of them are excited about moving to Windows XP. DVDit! 2.5 provides all of these features and ensures that our DVDit! software line will continue to expand on its leadership position in the market."

DVDit! Version 2.5 is currently available through the Sonic webstore and will be available this month from Sonic's worldwide network of DVDit! resellers.

About Sonic DVDit!

Sonic DVDit! ( is the smartest way to publish on DVD. Combining a simple and straightforward user interface with Sonic's award-winning DVD formatting technology, DVDit! gives multimedia and video producers, videographers and enthusiasts worldwide the power to create stunning interactive DVD content on their PC.

With an intuitive interface, creating DVD titles is as easy as selecting a menu background and then dragging and dropping an AVI, QuickTime or MPEG video file. DVDit! automatically builds buttons and interactivity, multiplexes and formats content and records to DVD-RAM, DVD-R or CD-R/RW for playback in consumer set-top DVD players or DVD-equipped PCs. (1) Based on performance tests conducted at Sonic Solutions on a single-processor Pentium 4 system running at 1.5GHz, on a 1 minute, full-frame, 30fps NTSC video file in AVI format.

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