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Sony Goes Sonic On the Desktop

19 Feb, 2002 By: Hive News

Sony Corp.has plans to introduce DVD recording capability to its Vaio deskotp computers, opening the door for users to record TV-captured video files onto DVD discs.

Sony has licensed Sonic Solutions' AuthorScript DVD publishing technology, the technology underlying Sonic's DVD authoring applications, for integration into desktop computers.

"Sonic is very pleased to be working closely with Sony Electronics to integrate AuthorScript into its new home DVD recording application, Simple DVD Maker," said Bob Doris, president and CEO of Sonic. "The new generation of low-cost DVD recorders have brought with them an exciting range of home applications for DVD, instantly establishing the format as the preferred means of archiving and sharing home video content. We are delighted that Sony has selected Sonic as its partner as it enters this exciting new market."

AuthorScript is is the leading formatting engine for third-party application developers who wish to integrate direct publishing of video, pictures and audio onto DVD-recordable and CD-recordable discs in DVD-Video, Video CD and Super Video CD formats, Doris said.

The AuthorScript API (Application Programming Interface) is a collection of C++ libraries that handles all of the low-level processes for converting video, audio, pictures and graphics into a DVD, VCD or SVCD. Sonic AuthorScript technology has been used to create millions of Hollywood, professional and consumer DVD titles and offers the widest compatibility among set-top and PC playback devices, the manufacturer said.

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