Roxio Introduces Easy VHS to DVD for Mac
Rescue, Relive and Preserve Personal Video Memories and Entertainment
Milton Keynes, UK (May 26, 2009) Roxio®, a division of Sonic Solutions® (NASDAQ: SNIC), today announced the immediate availability of Roxio Easy VHS to DVD for Mac, a combination of software and hardware that provides consumers with a quick and trouble free way to convert and transfer personal video and entertainment stored on VHS tape to DVD. Roxio Easy VHS to DVD for Mac is available from www.roxio.co.uk for £59.99.
To convert analogue content, users simply attach the included USB video capture device to their high-speed USB 2.0 port, and then capture from virtually any analogue video source. S-Video and composite-video input cables enable full-resolution DVD recording from VCRs, VCR/DVD combo players, and analogue camcorders including Hi8 and Video8 models. The resulting video files can then be recorded to DVD, complete with a custom menu background and chaptering, using a special version of Roxio Toast® (included), or exported directly to iMovie for editing.
“Whether it is weddings, baby’s first steps, reunions, or other irreplaceable family memories, it is only a matter of time before the aging footage stored on analogue video tape is lost forever,” said Vito Salvaggio, vice president of consumer products, Roxio. “We’ve introduced Roxio Easy VHS to DVD for Mac, to make it extremely easy for families to revive and rediscover memorable family milestones and preserve them for generations to come.”
The Roxio Easy VHS to DVD for Mac software guides users through the necessary steps to successfully capture analogue recordings. The software displays illustrations of the required cable connections and prompts users to select an appropriate recording quality. Users can preview video and audio to ensure connections are correct prior to capture. In addition, uses may set a predefined recording length so they can leave the capture process unattended.
Once recording is complete, options are available to send the video to Toast or to iMovie. Within Toast, users may create DVDs, VCDs or SVCDs, which can be personalised with professionally designed menu styles. Toast can also be used to compile multiple recordings on a single disc or to make copies of a DVD previously created for sharing with friends and family. Videos sent to iMovie can be edited further and exported for optimal playback on a range of mobile devices including the iPod® and iPhone®, or converted for posting and sharing via online services or social networking sites.
Roxio enables consumers to easily manage, share, and enjoy personal digital media content and conveniently access premium Hollywood entertainment from a broad range of connected devices. A wide array of leading technology companies and developers rely on Roxio applications, services and technologies to bring innovative digital media functionality to next-generation devices and platforms.
Roxio is a division of Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ: SNIC), headquartered in Marin County, California.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are based upon current expectations, including the launch, distribution, and market acceptance of Roxio Easy VHS to DVD for Mac. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward looking statements as a result of various risks and uncertainties, including those discussed in the Company’s annual and quarterly reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release should be read in conjunction with the Company’s most recent annual report on Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and other reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which contain a more detailed discussion of the Company’s business including risks and uncertainties that may affect future results. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements.Sonic, the Sonic logo, Sonic Solutions, Roxio, and the Roxio logo are trademarks or registered trademarks owned by Sonic Solutions in the United States and/or other countries. All other company or product names are trademarks of their respective owners and, in some cases, are used by Sonic Solutions under license. Specifications, pricing and delivery schedules are subject to change without notice.