NetBlender to add Blu-ray Authoring to its High Definition Toolset

Leading HD tools provider announces addition of an affordable GUI-based Blu-ray solution for DVD authorers making the transition to BD.

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Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) February 28, 2008

NetBlender today announced a comprehensive Blu-ray strategy for its products that will include a point-and-click authoring solution for Blu-ray discs with seamless menus, picture-in-picture and templated BD-Live features. NetBlender's DoStudio MX, which includes the Corel PureHD® Multiplexer, has been used by production houses worldwide to create HD DVDs with Advanced Content (HDi™) since its release last fall. The upcoming release of the DoStudio BD Solution suite will include DoStudio MX for BD and DoStudio Authoring Edition for BD both products will serve the diverse needs of the emerging Blu-ray community.

DoStudio Authoring Edition for Blu-Ray (DSA) will provide DVD authorers an easy-to-learn, GUI based solution for creating professional Blu-ray discs. The first release, due shortly after NAB this year, will create seamless menus with Adobe Photoshop import. Picture-in-picture support will be added in Q3 2008 and BD-Live templates will arrive in early 2009.

"Our customers have said repeatedly that they need an efficient way to create professional discs with basic functionality such as seamless menus and picture-in-picture," said John Harrington, NetBlender CEO. "DoStudio Authoring edition will satisfy this need. No scripting knowledge will be required to author discs with DSA."

DoStudio MX adds Blu-ray support to the current DoStudio MX authoring application. Giving Blu-ray developers full access to NetBlender's scripting layer for creation of advanced interactivity and games. DSD with BD-J support will be released in Q4 2008.

Both editions include the Corel Pure HD multiplexer and support CMF formatting and AACS encapsulation.

"With the end of the format war, we see a large segment of the professional DVD authoring community moving into Blu-ray with a variety of skills and expectations," said Denny Breitenfeld, NetBlender CTO. "We are providing a tiered product suite that allows DVD authorers to get into Blu-ray quickly, while still providing the more advanced tools required to take advantage of BD-J's capabilities."

DoStudio Authoring Edition is currently available to those who sign up for the early access edition at: http://dostudio.netblender.com/earlyaccess.asp

DoStudio MX is available for download and purchase at: http://dostudio.netblender.com.

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 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 more.

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