Sonic Solutions is to release Sonic DVD Fusion for Windows - a package that it bills as an integrated and complete DVD production system aimed at studio, post production, and corporate video professionals. Based on the Mac OS version, the Windows edition includes drag-&-drop authoring, integrated image compositing, real-time video and audio encoding, and direct-to-DVD writing, says the company.
Other features will include a text generator with graphic effects such as drop shadows, multiple audio and video streams, eDVD for Web-connected titles, and the ability to write DVD-standard video to CD-ROM for CD playback, according to the company.
DVD Fusion will ship as both a standalone authoring tool, and as a complete system that includes Sonic's studio-quality video encoder. It will begin shipping in February 2001, although prices are still to be set.