Sorenson Media has announced the release of Sorenson Squeeze 4 for Mac and Windows, the latest major upgrade to its line of video compression applications. The line includes Sorenson Squeeze 4 Compression Suite, Sorenson Squeeze 4 for Macromedia Flash MX and Sorenson Squeeze 4 for MPEG-4.

First announced in June, Sorenson Squeeze 4 adds support for High Definition (HD) video and the addition of the Sorenson AVC Pro codec (also called H.264), now available in Sorenson Squeeze 4 Compression Suite and Sorenson Squeeze 4 for MPEG-4.

A new customizable interface and a batch processing feature have also been added, along with a new video zoom tool, a preview slider with in/out markers and shortcut keys.

The new version is initially available as an electronic download from the Sorenson Web site. The boxed version will ship within three weeks. Sorenson Squeeze 4 Compression Suite costs $449 (around £248); Sorenson Squeeze 4 for Macromedia Flash MX costs $119 (£66); Sorenson Squeeze 4 for MPEG-4 costs $199 (£110). Upgrades from previous versions are also available.