World's First DVD-Audio Authoring Systems Now Shipping; OneClick DVD and DVD AV Workstation Enable Seamless DVD-Audio Production.NOVATO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 4, 1999--Sonic Solutions (Nasdaq:SNIC SNIC Singapore National Institute of Chemistry
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in full digital video disc or digital versatile disc
Type of optical disc. The DVD represents the second generation of compact-disc (CD) technology. AV Workstation and OneClick DVD(TM).
The new systems represent an exciting and unique addition to the SonicStudio HD(TM) product line that is designed to easily handle the requirements of the new audio formats such as DVD-Audio.
DVD-Audio is the next-generation consumer audio format that extends the wildly successful DVD-Video format into a very high-quality musical experience. DVD-Audio enhances consumer audio with 24-bit, uncompressed digital audio at high-resolution sampling rates of 96kHz and 192kHz, and surrounds listeners with the realism of multi-channel High-Density Audio(TM).
It also provides an interactive interface for the listener, such as real-time text, on-screen on·screen or on-screen
adj. & adv.
1. As shown on a movie, television, or display screen.
2. Within public view; in public. slide shows graphics, menus, and integrated digital video.
"DVD-Audio is the most exciting format for both music artists and listeners," said Ed Outwater, vice-president of Technical and Engineering Services at Warner Music Group Warner Music Group (WMG) is one of the four major record labels.
Warner Music Group also has a publishing arm, Warner/Chappell Music, which dates back to 1929, when Jack Warner, president of Warner Bros. Pictures Inc. . "Sonic Solutions Sonic Solutions NASDAQ: SNIC is a digital media company based in Novato, California, USA. It was created in 1986 by former Lucasfilm employees who developed the AudioDroid digital audio editing system as part of the Droidworks project. combines their DVD format See VOB and DVD. experience and know-how to deliver pioneering products that stimulate the creative process for our artists."
With the 1.0 DVD-Audio specification just approved by the DVD Forum A membership organization devoted to defining DVD standards for read-only, rewritable, write-once, video and audio use. Members participate in working groups to develop new standards. , music producers, artists, labels, and player manufacturers are now looking for Looking for
In the context of general equities, this describing a buy interest in which a dealer is asked to offer stock, often involving a capital commitment. Antithesis of in touch with. a high-resolution audio Digital audio formats that have better sound quality because of higher sampling rates taken of the original sound waves. SACD and DVD-Audio are two high-resolution audio formats that were designed for better sound than CDs, but never took off (see SACD and DVD-Audio). editing and DVD-Audio production tool-set. Sonic's new DVD AV Workstation provides complete DVD-Audio and DVD-Video authoring and formatting in an integrated audio-video system.
OneClick DVD software seamlessly integrates with SonicStudio and SonicStudio HD workstations to easily create simple DVD-Audio disc images that may be written to DVD-R (DVD-Recordable) A write-once (read only) DVD disc for both movies and data endorsed by the DVD Forum. DVD-Rs are often called "DVD Dash Rs" or "DVD Minus Rs" to distinguish them from the competing "Plus R" format (see DVD+R). or delivered to replication facilities on DLT (Digital Linear Tape) A magnetic tape technology originally developed by Digital for its VAX line. The technology was later sold to Quantum, which makes it available to other manufacturers. DLT uses half-inch, single-hub cartridges similar to IBM's 3480/3490/3590 line. tape.
"The age of pre-mastering in a High-Density Audio world is upon us," said Rolf Hartley, Audio Product Marketing manager for Sonic Solutions. "With the release of our new DVD-Audio workstations, the professional mastering industry gains an indispensable set of tools that enables them to start producing titles in the new format."
As a member of the DVD Forum working group for DVD-Audio, Sonic has participated in the definition of authoring DVD-Audio content. SonicStudio HD, DVD AV Workstation and OneClick DVD combine this knowledge with its expertise as the leader in CD premastering and DVD-Video production. Sonic offers a comprehensive array of DVD-Audio authoring systems, from the OneClick DVD add-on for SonicStudio and SonicStudio HD, through complete DVD-Audio multi-user workgroups.
Master DVD-Audio With a Single Click
OneClick DVD makes it easy for SonicStudio and SonicStudio HD users to create basic DVD-Audio titles with a click of a button. It demystifies and streamlines the entire process of authoring for multiple formats, supporting the familiar workflow of CD productions in Red Book format to the new DVD-Audio format. OneClick DVD supports the full range of audio formats, from 44.1kHz to 192kHz at 16-, 20- and 24-bit resolution.
OneClick DVD includes controls for Smart Content, making it easy to set-up the mix-down coefficient tables for automatic six-to-two fold-down functionality -- an important DVD-Audio feature which provides intelligent mixdown of surround audio programs into stereo.
Complete DVD-Audio Production
The DVD AV Workstation builds upon the key features of Sonic's award-winning DVD-Video publishing systems with capabilities especially designed for DVD-Audio, including support for High-Density Audio, slide shows, real-time text, and Audio + Video disc creation among others.
Designed to store 4.7 Gigabytes of content -- seven times CD capacity -- on a single-layer, single-sided disc, DVD-Audio enables dramatically greater sound quality and provides a multitude of new features, such as multi-channel High-Density Audio, menu navigation, direct Web connections and added-value content such as visual display of lyrics, artist commentary and audio/video discography dis·cog·ra·phy
Examination of the intervertebral disk space using x-rays after injection of contrast media into the disk. .
DVD-Audio discs will be playable on many new DVD-Video players as well as on specialized DVD-Audio players. Virtually all DVD player manufacturers intend to support the new format.
The DVD-Audio format is supported by the industry's leading audio companies, electronics manufacturers, content developers and computer manufacturers including Intel, LG Electronics, MEI, NEC (NEC Corporation, Tokyo, www.nec.com, www.necus.com) An electronics conglomerate known in the U.S. for its monitors. In Japan, it had the lion's share of the PC market until the late 1990s (see PC 98).
NEC was founded in Tokyo in 1899 as Nippon Electric Company, Ltd. , Nippon Columbia, Pioneer, Sanyo, Sonic Solutions, Time Warner, Toshiba, Victor Company of Japan, Yamaha and many others.
About Sonic Solutions
Based in Marin County, Calif., Sonic Solutions designs and manufactures tools to assist video, audio and multimedia professionals in preparing music, video, film, graphics and entertainment software. SonicStudio is the leading digital audio workstation A digital audio workstation (DAW) is a system designed to record, edit and play back digital audio. A key feature of DAWs is the ability to freely manipulate recorded sounds, much like a word processor manipulates typed words. used around the world by audio professionals to prepare recorded sound for release on Digital Audio Compact Disc.
Sonic DVD Creator is the leading professional system for producing content for the DVD format, and has been used to create hundreds of DVD titles worldwide. Sonic Solutions is a voting member of the DVD Forum and Working Group Four (WG-4) that is currently defining the DVD-Audio 1.0 specification. Sonic Solutions can be contacted on the Web at: http://www.sonic.com.
The above paragraphs of this press release contain forward looking statements that are based upon current expectations. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward looking statements as a result of various risks and uncertainties including, among others, the timely introduction and acceptance of new products, costs associated with new product introductions, the transition of products to new hardware configurations and platforms and other factors, including those discussed in the company's annual and quarterly reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release should be read in conjunction with the company's most recent annual report on Form 10-K Form 10-K
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