Sonic Solutions now ships DVDit! Professional Edition

Sonic Solutions (Nasdaq:SNIC) today released the first shipments of its new professional application for Windows, DVDit! PE. An addition to the groundbreaking DVDit! product family, DVDit! PE (“Professional Edition”) increases DVDit!“s reach with professional functionality previously found only on authoring systems costing five to ten times as much. DVDit! PE joins DVDit! LE (“Limited Edition”“) and DVDit! SE (”Standard Edition“), which have become the world’s leading DVD authoring tools. DVDit! PE is available now from the DVDit! web store and from Sonic DVDit! resellers for a suggested retail price of $999.

”DVDit! PE opens up pro-level DVD authoring to an entirely new audience of video professionals,“ said James Manning, DVDit! product manager at Sonic Solutions. ”At the click of a button, videographers can import Dolby Digital files and 16:9 widescreen video, author sophisticated interactivity and then burn a DVD-R or create a DLT master for mass replication. For video producers who wish to create great-looking DVD content without breaking the bank, DVDit! PE is the ideal solution.’

In addition to providing 99 menus, professional mastering support, Dolby encoding and widescreen video support, DVDit! is also the only sub-$1000 DVD authoring system to offer cDVD(TM), a revolutionary format that allows users to produce DVD titles today using low-cost CD-R media that play back on virtually any PC with a CD-ROM drive.

DVDit! PE is the perfect companion product for anyone involved in professional video production. With integrated software-based transcoding of QuickTime and AVI video and audio files, DVDit! integrates easily with video editing products by Adobe, Avid, Dazzle, DV Studio, FAST, FutureTel, In-Sync, Margi, Matrox, Media 100, NEC, Pinnacle, Sigma, Sony and more.

The first shipments of DVDit! PE coincide with version 2.0 of DVDit! SE (Standard Edition), which offers exciting new features including chapter points, cDVD support and advanced navigation capabilities. All versions are available for purchase on the DVDit! web store ( and can be purchased either as an upgrade for existing DVDit! users, or as a standalone product. The suggested retail price for DVDit! PE is $999 and DVDit! SE is available at a $499 suggested retail price.

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