Sonic DVDit! Wins Millimeter's Tommy Award





DVDit! Named Most Innovative Product for Professional Post Production

June 22, 2000)-- Sonic Solutions announced that DVDit!, the easiest way to publish on DVD, was awarded Millimeter magazine's prestigious Tommy Award, as the "Most Innovative Product" for professional post production.

These awards, presented by Millimeter, ( the industry's leading film and post-production trade publication, are named for inventor Thomas Edison and acknowledge achievement in new product and technology development.

The Tommy Awards are nominated by a panel of postproduction professionals who comb through the noise and clutter of NAB to identify outstanding products and technologies. These products and technologies are chosen against two main criteria: they must address a current and compelling need and they must signal a new and exciting future direction.

"Our panelists choose products they think will help them operate their businesses better today and in the future," said Cynthia Wisehart, editor of Millimeter magazine. "With this award, we recognize that Sonic's DVD technology is changing the course of the industry, and we congratulate Sonic on their groundbreaking achievements."

Sonic's DVDit! was awarded a Tommy because its simplicity heralds a future trend: using easy DVD creation software to create DVDs for client approvals and other deliverables. The potential savings of time and money DVDit! brings to these activities is dramatic, and users who want the rich feature set of DVD authoring solutions can choose from Sonic's wide range of products as their needs evolve.

In addition to the Tommy Award, Sonic was also recently awarded with top honors from the readers and editorial staff of virtually all of the industry's leading AV, film and post-production trade magazines including "Best DVD Authoring System" by the readers of Post Magazine, "Most Important Purchase of 1999 -- Top Manufacturer" and "Top Products" from Film & Video Magazine, AV Video and Multimedia Producer's "Platinum Award for Innovation in Technology," and Television Broadcast's "NAB 2000 Editors' Pick of Show."

About Sonic DVDit!
Sonic DVDit! is the easiest way to publish on DVD. Combining a simple and straightforward user interface with Sonic's award-winning DVD multiplexing technology, DVDit! gives video professionals, graphic designers, artists and video enthusiasts the power to create stunning interactive DVD content on their PC.

DVDit! is compatible with AVI and QuickTime video files, allowing users to incorporate virtually any video content -- from DV to D1 -- into DVDit! projects. With a simple drag-and-drop interface, building DVD titles is as easy as selecting a menu background and then dragging and dropping an AVI, QuickTime or MPEG-2 video file. DVDit! automatically builds buttons and interactivity, multiplexes and formats content and records to CD-R or DVD-R for playback in consumer set-top DVD players or DVD-equipped PCs. DVDit! can create interactive titles in DVD-Video, DVD-ROM, cDVD and Streaming DVD formats.

About Sonic DVD Creator
Sonic DVD Creator is the world's leading DVD production system. Designed from the ground up as an integrated production tool, DVD Creator seamlessly combines DVD authoring, video and audio encoding, title proofing and final disc formatting into a single, streamlined process. As an integrated set of modular tools, DVD Creator can expand from a single workstation to a multi-system workgroup operating over fibre channel -- custom-tailored to any facility's production requirements.

About Sonic Solutions
Based in Marin County, California, Sonic ( is the leading manufacturer of solutions for DVD publishing and interactive, streaming video on the Internet. Sonic DVDit! ( is the first application for DVD authoring targeted at consumers and corporate video producers, and is bundled with major video editing, capture, encoding and media production systems. Streaming DVD is the first interactive technology based on DVD for content distribution over the Internet. Sonic DVD Creator and DVD Fusion are the most widely-used systems for professional DVD publishing, and are installed worldwide at major studios, post production facilities and in corporate marketing departments. SonicStudio HD is the leading digital workstation for preparing audio for release on CD and the first for creating content for the new DVD-Audio format. Sonic is also a full voting member of the DVD Forum, the standards-setting body for the DVD format.

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