Ottawa, Canada and Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) September 20, 2007
Corel Corporation (NASDAQ:CREL; TSX:CRE), a leading developer of graphics, productivity and digital media software, and NetBlender today announced the release of DoStudio MX, the complete HD DVD authoring solution that combines Corel's PureHD™ Authoring Multiplexer with NetBlender's industry first visual editor for creating Advanced Content.
"We are excited to release DoStudio MX to our global developer group," said John Harrington, NetBlender CEO. "Our beta group included HD DVD authorers in 16 countries who offered some terrific feedback. We are confident that we have created the very best HD DVD authoring solution on the market and we are committed to growing the product even further over the next year."
DoStudio's intelligent framework dramatically reduces development and testing time, particularly for projects that include complex animations or scripting while maximizing compatibility with all HD DVD players.
"This is what I call Authoring 2.0; it is the next step in next-gen media production," said Niran Huesing of Nixbu Entertainment in Hamburg Germany. "Using a smart script generating tool is simply much more efficient to create complex scenarios. Using DoStudio speeds up programming at least by factor 20, it is much more authoring than software development."
"We are pleased to partner with NetBlender to provide professional users with the tools and flexibility they demand to drive their creativity to new levels," said Blaine Mathieu, VP and GM, Products and Strategy, Corel Digital Media. "At Corel, our focus is on building engaging and rewarding experiences for our users with solutions that minimize complexity and maximize creativity."
The first commercial titles created with DoStudio MX will hit store shelves in Europe by the end of this month. DoStudio MX is available for download and purchase at: http://dostudio.netblender.com for a monthly subscription fee of $249 US/month. Blu-ray multiplexing with BD-J will be available later in 2007.
About Corel Corporation
Corel is a leading developer of graphics, productivity and digital media software with more than 100 million users worldwide. The Company's product portfolio includes some of the world's most popular and widely recognized software brands including CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite, Corel® Paint Shop Pro®, Corel® Painter™, Corel DESIGNER®, Corel® WordPerfect® Office, WinZip® and iGrafx®. In 2006, Corel acquired InterVideo, makers of WinDVD®, and Ulead, a leading developer of video, imaging and DVD authoring software. Designed to help people become more productive and express their creative potential, Corel's software strives to set a higher standard for value with full-featured products that are easier to learn and use. The industry has responded with hundreds of awards recognizing Corel's leadership in software innovation, design and value.
Corel's products are sold in more than 75 countries through a well-established network of international resellers, retailers, original equipment manufacturers, online providers and Corel's global websites. The Company's headquarters are located in Ottawa, Canada with major offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, China, Taiwan and Japan. Corel's stock is traded on the NASDAQ under the symbol CREL and on the TSX under the symbol CRE. http://www.corel.com
Corel, CorelDRAW, Paint Shop Pro, Corel Painter, Corel DESIGNER, PureHD, WordPerfect, WinZip, iGrafx, InterVideo, WinDVD, Ulead, and the Corel logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Corel Corporation and/or its subsidiaries.
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 HD DVD, and Blu-ray titles, and more.