Sonic Solutions announced today that DV Studio Technologies, LLC, will bundle DVDit!, the industry’s easiest to use DVD publishing system, with its Apollo Expert DVDer(TM) MPEG-2 video encoding solution. With DVDit!, DV Studio customers can now author the high-quality MPEG-2 video they encode with DVDer and publish it directly to DVD-R for set-top DVD playback or to CD-R for playback on any DVD-equipped PC.
Apollo Expert DVDer from DV Studio Technologies is a real-time MPEG-2 hardware-based encoder and decoder for Windows NT. Among its features are real-time MPEG-2 variable bit-rate and constant bit-rate encoding, creation of both multiplexed and elementary MPEG-2 video and audio streams, output of both WAV and MPEG-1 Layer 2 audio files, support for NTSC and PAL video formats and video bit rates from 1 to 25 Megabits per second. It comes complete with hardware, software and everything you need to immediately start encoding MPEG-2 video on your Pentium-based Windows computer. Hardware is PCI based plug-and-play and installation typically takes no more than a few minutes. The MSRP of Apollo Expert DVDer(TM) from DV Studio with DVDit! is $2495 and is available directly from the DV Studio web store at www.dv-studio.com or from any DV Studio reseller. Existing users of DV Studio’s Apollo Expert products can purchase DVDit! for $499.