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Issue: HD - Apr 25, 2005

SONIC DEBUTS HD DVD AUTHORING APPLICATION

NOVATO, CA - Sonic Solutions (www.sonic.com) debuted Scenarist HD at NAB, one of the first HD DVD authoring systems. The system features the same workflow and user interface many professionals are already familiar with, providing a smooth introduction to the new HD authoring format.

HD DVD combines high-definition video and audio content with improved menus, subtitles and navigation to heighten the viewing experience as the format gains popularity among consumers. Key new features include support for the latest HD video codecs (H.264, AVC, VC-1 and MPEG2) and audio codecs (Dolby Digital Plus, DTS HD and MLP), menus with up to 48 buttons each, and 256-color subpictures for smoother looking subtitles and expanded navigation capabilities.