NetBlender Introduces High Definition Training Series for HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc Developers

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"Expert Series" to launch in November with two day HD DVD course in Barcelona.

NetBlender today announced the introduction of a new High Definition training series aimed to provide hands-on education and practical experience for DVD developers making the leap into HD DVD and Blu-ray disc production. Called the "Expert Series," the training will be conducted by leaders in the field who have produced numerous commercial HD titles.

The series will launch in Barcelona, Spain on November 14-15, 2007 with a two-day course on HD DVD development. Dubbed ES07:Barcelona, the two day session will consist of both demonstration and hands-on development. Attendees will leave the session with a completed sample project and reusable code that they can implement in future projects.

"NetBlender is committed to easing the transition from DVD to HD DVD and Blu-ray for authorers worldwide," said John Harrington, NetBlender CEO. "The Expert Series is intended to give developers the practical information they need to get started with HD DVD production, and ultimately speed the adoption of HD formats."

Scott Bates, formerly Director of Multimedia for Deluxe Studios in Burbank, CA will lead the seminars. Scott has worked on numerous HD DVD titles, including the highly acclaimed 300. Philippe Perquin, a leading HD DVD developer based in Paris will lead the hands on sessions. Other participants include Microsoft, who will give a presentation on testing with the Xbox 360 Emulator and Eclipse Data Systems, who will present on AACS and the replication process.

Attendees will receive a starter kit consisting of sample HD DVD content, the High Definiton DVD Handbook, a jump drive with sample code and a two-month subscription to DoStudio MX, NetBlender's complete HD DVD authoring tool.

ES07:Barcelona costs $1099 Euros for the two day session. Hotel Information and registration is available at the NetBlender website: http://www.netblender.com/expert.

About NetBlender:
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.

About DoStudio:
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.

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