Sonic Solutions will support the forthcoming Blu-ray data-recording standard in its line of Sonic- and Roxio-branded consumer applications, as well as in its industry-standard AuthorScript Software Development Kit (SDK) for CD and DVD creation. Working closely with the leading drive manufacturers implementing the Blu-ray format, Sonic is leveraging its DVD recording technology to deliver “the industry's first, next generation BD-RE and BD-R data recording applications” when the drives begin shipping in the summer of 2005.
Blu-ray recordable media can hold 25 gigabytes of data on a single-layer disc, providing the high capacity required for digital media archival of home movies, recorded TV shows, music collections and digital photos. As the Blu-ray Disc video formats are finalized, Sonic will release a complete line of professional and consumer Blu-ray Disc applications for creation and playback of high-definition interactive content.
By incorporating Blu-ray file system support into Sonic’s AuthorScript engine, the technology core that underlies Sonic’s consumer and professional products, Sonic will enable its complete line of CD and DVD recording applications to take advantage of the Blu-ray Disc data format. This support also provides the foundation for future high-definition recording applications such as recording HDTV programming directly to disc with high-speed random access and retrieval of recorded programs, as well as editing and marking functions.
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