June 26, 2002


MARIN COUNTY, CA - Sonic Solutions (www.sonic.com) is continuing to offer flexible DVD authoring tools, having recently introduced new personal DVD creation software at PC Expo in New York City. Sonic MyDVD 4 is the latest version of its application software for personal DVD creation and is slated to ship in July. The release allows users to convert videos and photos onto the DVD format for viewing and distribution.

A number of PC manufacturers have already selected MyDVD as an OEM authoring tool, including Compaq, Dell and HP. The new release provides a suite of DVD creation capabilities, such a recording of a DVD directly from a camcorder; creating motion menus; DVD-based slideshows with photos and sound; and automatic photographic archives. Version 4 is also OpenDVD-compliant, enabling previously-burned DVDs to be opened, re-edited, updated with new video content, and re-burned to recordable DVD media.