Roxio Releases Blu-Ray Disc Technology Preview Kit
Roxio Releases Blu-Ray Disc Technology Preview Kit - The Kit is a collection of software applications that enable PC and drive manufacturers to qualify a full range of Blu-Ray Disc capabilities including data backup of as much as 25GB.
Roxio, a division of Sonic Solutions, the leader in digital media
software, today released its Blu-ray Disc (BD) Technology Preview
Kit. The Kit is a collection of software applications that
enable PC and drive manufacturers to qualify a full range of BD
capabilities including data backup of as much as 25GB on Blu-ray Disc
Recordable (BD-R) or Blu-ray Disc Rewritable (BD-RE) media,
non-protected Blu-ray disc copying, and BDAV format recording and
playback. The Blu-ray Disc-enabled and Windows
Vista-compatible functionality is currently being integrated into
Roxios line of premier consumer retail and OEM applications
such as Roxio Easy Media Creator, Roxio WinOnCD, and Roxio MyDVD.
The Blu-ray Disc Technology Preview Kit is the latest in a series of
high-definition initiatives by Sonic Solutions which began its
pioneering work on the new formats over two years ago. Sonic
has taken the leading role in helping Hollywood and their authoring
facility partners prepare for the launch of the new formats.
Sonic founded the High Definition Authoring Alliance (HDAA) in 2005 and
is the worlds leading provider of tools and technologies
vital in the production of the industrys first replicated
discs to utilise advanced interactive modes for both Blu-ray Disc as
well as HD DVD. In addition, Sonic has been working with
consumer electronics (CE) manufacturers such as Broadcom who have
licensed the companys technologies for use in its
high-definition multi-function consumer electronics players.
Sonics core high-definition technologies
are tried and trusted, and already in use today helping professional
content creators make a smooth transition to next-generation formats,
said Mark Ely, Sonics executive vice president of
strategy. Our knowledge and experience in
these new formats combined with our growing intellectual property
portfolio, uniquely positions Sonic to deliver a full selection of
high-definition products ranging from professional authoring
compression and authoring tools to our market leading Roxio-branded
software for consumer HD creation and playback.