Spruce and Matrox collaborate on professional DVD authoring with realtime editing

Spruce Technologies and Matrox have teamed up to offer their customers a complete solution combining Spruce’s professional DVD authoring software with the Matrox DigiSuite DTV realtime editing platform. The solution will be sold exclusively through the Spruce/Matrox authorized reseller channels.

Spruce DVDVirtuoso(TM) is a no-compromise, entry-level solution for professional DVD authoring aimed at producers that require DVD’s high quality video and audio with straightforward menu and navigation structures. DVDVirtuoso accepts MPEG-2 files directly from Matrox DigiSuite DTV for uninterrupted workflow and can reside in a single integrated workstation. The system features the very best of Spruce’s leading technologies including Spruce’s proven timeline-style user interface, menu creator, and connection editor. DVDVirtuoso also features RealView(TM), Spruce’s exclusive real-time preview and simulation technology that enhances productivity and creativity by enabling users to verify a DVD title as it is being created.

DVDVirtuoso includes Convergence(TM) Chapter One, Spruce’s powerful solution for creating hybrid Web-DVD titles that combine the rich media experience of DVD with the interconnectivity of the Internet. Convergence is the world’s only proven Web-DVD development solution, with customers already distributing cutting-edge hybrid titles. Convergence requires absolutely no web programming experience, so users can focus on creative development rather than technical struggles. Spruce’s unique DVDonCD(TM) tool allows producers to create fully compliant DVD titles that can be recorded on CD-R and played back on any PC with a CD-ROM drive, providing a valuable gateway to nearly every PC installed today. It is available immediately from Spruce/Matrox authorized resellers.

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