Sonic Solutions announced today that Sonic DVDit! was named the “Most Innovative Product of the Year” by the editors
of Video Systems Magazine, the premier resource for information on video tools, techniques and technologies for the creative video professional. The award, and Sonic DVDit!, are featured in the current issue of the magazine.
Every year Video Systems recognizes certain products that its editors and writers have selected as the most innovative new product to be introduced to the video market, and which they believe bring important new capabilities to the video production industry. Some 85 products are nominated for the award, and 13 Video Systems editors and writers cast their votes to select the final winners. “In our opinion, of all the DVD authoring tools that hit the market this past year, Sonic DVDit! stood out from the crowd for its high quality and low cost,” said Stephen Porter, editor of Video Systems.
Sonic Solutions’ DVDit! is the easiest way to publish on DVD. Combining a simple and straightforward user interface with Sonic’s award-winning DVD multiplexing technology, DVDit! gives video professionals, graphic designers, artists and video enthusiasts the power to create stunning interactive DVD content on their PC. It is compatible with AVI video files, allowing users to incorporate virtually any video content – from DV to D1 – into DVDit! projects. With a simple drag-and-drop interface, building DVD titles is as easy as selecting a menu background and then dragging and dropping an AVI file. DVDit! automatically builds buttons and interactivity, transcodes
video to MPEG-2, multiplexes and formats content for playback in consumer set-top DVD players or DVD-equipped PCs.
The first version of DVDit! to ship — DVDit! LE (Limited Edition) — is now used with some of the world’s leading nonlinear video editing systems as a way to create exciting, simple-to-use DVD titles. DVDit! SE builds on this technology and is available either as an upgrade to DVDit! LE users or for purchase as a separate product. DVDit! SE offers additional functionality to that available in DVDit! LE including multiple menus and integrated MPEG-2 software transcoding from AVI files. Sonic has also announced DVDit! PE (Professional Edition), which will build on DVDit! SE, adding features previously found only on authoring systems costing five to ten times as much including: multi-angle video, multiple audio streams, motion-video menus and an integrated timeline for easy video and audio editing. Sonic has also added integrated DVD-R support into all versions.