DVDit! Named Most Innovative Product for Professional
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, (http://www.millimeter.com/)
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 (http://www.sonic.com/) is the leading
manufacturer of solutions for DVD publishing and interactive, streaming
video on the Internet. Sonic DVDit! (http://www.dvdit.com/) 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.