Sonic Solutions (Nasdaq:SNIC) today announced that it plans to introduce a version of DVDit! for Macintosh® OS X, the new operating system from Apple® Computer (Nasdaq:AAPL). Introduced last fall for Windows® PCs, DVDit! has become the standard for DVD-Video authoring on the Windows platform. DVDit! for Macintosh will combine the simplicity and affordability of Sonic’s DVDit! for Windows with the power and integrated video capabilities of the Macintosh product line, allowing anyone with a Macintosh to create DVD titles on their desktop.
‘Mac OS X, with its true multitasking, improved networking and file sharing, and powerful graphics capabilities provides us with new opportunities to deliver desktop DVD authoring to a wider audience of video-oriented users,’ said James Manning, Product Manager for DVDit! at Sonic Solutions. ‘Sonic DVD Creator and DVD Fusion are the leading professional solutions for DVD production and the only professional DVD authoring applications available on Macintosh. With DVDit! for Mac OS X, we are extending the breadth of our product line to reach videographers and video enthusiasts.’
DVDit! for Macintosh users will be able to combine virtually any video, audio, or multimedia file with multi-level menus and exceptional interactivity making their iMovies available to more people, faster. DVDit! includes integrated transcoding of QuickTime® and AVI multimedia content into DVD-compliant formats with support for virtually all graphic file formats. DVDit! also allows users to create web-enhanced eDVD(TM) titles, combining high-quality DVD-Video content with up-to-the-second HTML, Macromedia Flash(TM) and Java content that can be served over the Web.
‘Apple has catalyzed the broader market for desktop video production, with their powerful family of iMac and G4 systems and easy-to-use video editing applications like Final Cut Pro and iMovie,’ continued Manning. ‘DVDit! for Macintosh is the perfect companion product to these systems, making it possible for video enthusiasts everywhere to publish to DVD, the fastest-growing consumer format of all time.’