Berlin, Germany and Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) September 5, 2007
Hamburg-based Nixbu Entertainment, a leading developer of HD DVD content, this week unveiled a revolutionary Music HD DVD project at the DVD Forum Europe 2007 event in Berlin. The Music Navigator, or MuNA, was created with NetBlender's DoStudio MX.
MuNa turns your HD DVD player into a fully featured music media center, with thousands of tracks, customizable play lists, album artwork, and music suggestions based on your preferences. The interactivity is one of the most advanced implementations of HD DVD's interactive layer, called HDi, to date.
"The MuNa project takes full advantage of the best interactive features HD DVD has to offer, but programming this disc by hand was daunting due to the complexity of the animations," said Niran Huesing, Nixbu Entertainment. "DoStudio removed our concern about compatibility and performance issues and gave us confidence that we could deliver a successful product."
The menu animation, which resembles the smooth interactivity of an Apple TV device, includes hundreds of animation groups. DoStudio MX's intelligent engine was key to managing such complex animation successfully. The intuitive interface was created using DoStudio's industry-first graphical layout editor which allows developers to arrange visual elements in Panes, which are analogous to layers in Photoshop.
"We are pleased to partner with innovative producers like Nixbu Entertainment to demonstrate what the new HD formats are capable of," said John Harrington, NetBlender CEO. "At NetBlender, we strive to provide professional users with the tools and flexibility they demand to drive their creativity to new levels."
DoStudio MX is available at http://dostudio.netblender.com for a monthly subscription fee of $249 US/month.
NetBlender (http://www.netblender.com) was founded by a team of veteran producers of interactive media. The company creates platforms for the seamless blending of static and real time content in which each device performs its optimal role, resulting in the most enriching viewer experience. NetBlender strives to provide technical and practical leadership in the emerging new media universe.
DoStudio (previously known as DVD One) is the first visual tool for creating Advanced Content (HDi & BD-J) for next generation DVDs. Features of DoStudio include: adding picture-in-picture of streaming video over the primary DVD video stream for live commentary, creating translucent pop-up menus that can be navigated without interruption of video playback, adding network connectivity to DVD, HD DVD, and Blu-ray titles, and more.