Novato, California – (The Hosting News) – April 22, 2008 – Digital media software firm, Sonic Solutions, has released its new major upgrade to the world’s leading professional Blu-ray Disc creation solution, which expands capabilities for the creation of BD-J titles.
The new Scenarist BD 4.5 version’s expansion capabilities, fuse Java-programmed applications to enable the integration of high-definition audio and video with advanced interactivity. Numerous workflow enhancements were added to speed title creation, and the software package also includes Sonic’s new Scenarist Safeguard tool for setting security parameters on BD-J content. Scenarist BD 4.5 began shipping at the start of April.
Chris Neely, Vice President of Development for Sonic’s Professional Products Group noted, ”Our customers need to increase productivity and throughput efficiency if they are to participate profitably in the BD authoring market. The Scenarist BD upgrade directly addresses this need, delivering fast and powerful tools for BD production. With an all-new BD-J creation environment and new capabilities such as BD+ content protection and security signing, Scenarist offers our customers all the necessary features to further develop their BD business and to push BD titles in new and exciting directions.”
The BD-J enhancements in Scenarist BD 4.5 include a new BD-J project creation wizard, a new user interface supporting drag-and-drop application creation, the Scenarist Safeguard security tool, and all-new BD-J tutorials. Scenarist BD 4.5 also enables enhanced workflow design for faster project completion, comprehensive BD+ content protection support, and distributed multiplexing.
William Roe, General Manager, icandy interactive remarked, ”As the Blu-ray Disc format gathers momentum, production efficiency becomes an increasingly vital component of our BD workflow. The new version of Scenarist offers major workflow advantages that will enable us to complete titles faster and more efficiently than ever before, allowing us to increase throughput and provide a competitive service for our clients.”
Sonic Solutions provides solutions to enable the creation, management, and enjoyment of digital media content through its Hollywood to HomeÃ¢â€žÂ¢ products, services, and technologies. Sonic’s products range from the advanced authoring systems used to produce Hollywood DVD and Blu-ray Disc titles to the award-winning Roxio-branded photo, video, music, and digital-media management applications. Sonic’s patented technologies and AuthorScript media engine are relied upon by leading technology firms to define rich media experiences on a wide array of consumer electronics, mobile devices, set-top players, retail kiosks, and PCs. Always an innovator, Sonic has taken a leading role in helping professional and consumer markets make the successful transition to the new high-definition media formats, including the Qflix platform.
To learn more, please visit: www.sonic.com.