Henninger Video expands DVD Production with Sonic SD-2000 Encoder

Sonic Solutions (Nasdaq:SNIC) announced today that Henninger Video has expanded their DVD production capabilities with new systems and technology from Sonic. In addition to growing DVD production capabilities at its Arlington headquarters, Henninger is capitalizing on the burgeoning DVD-Video and DVD-ROM market in Nashville by expanding its services with the addition of DVD Creator at the Henninger Elite Post facility located there. The new systems, based around Sonic’s next-generation SD-2000 MPEG-2 encoder, will be utilized for high-end commercial production and feature film DVD encoding and authoring.

“We are in awe of the quality of the new Sonic SD-2000 encoder,“” said Kurt Walther, project engineer at Henninger Interactive Media in Arlington. “It beats out MPEG-2 encoders costing three times as much, yet comes with unique functionality like Direct-24P video encoding from 24P masters and direct integration with Sonic DVD authoring applications. We are enthusiastically building our DVD business with Sonic technology.“”

Sonic DVD Creator is the world’s leading system for DVD-Video, DVD-Audio and DVD-ROM authoring. Winner of every major industry award for quality, design and innovation, DVD Creator is used by video professionals to create high-end DVD titles for feature film releases as well commercial and industrial video productions. Sonic’s new video encoder takes advantage of the latest developments in MPEG compression and video RISC processing technology. Utilizing IBM’s high-end broadcast video encoder in conjunction with an
array of programmable logic and video processing hardware, the new SD-2000 encoder offers a level of quality and functionality previously unheard of in the DVD production market.

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