Sony Media Software Unveils Blu-Print For Advanced Blu-ray Disc Authoring 
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Tuesday, 15 August 2006

Sony Media Software, a provider of professional video and audio editing software applications, has announced the availability of Blu-print, a complete and cost-effective software solution for use in authoring DVD’s in the new Blu-ray format.

The Blu-print authoring application, developed by Sony Pictures Entertainment, runs on most high-end Windows-powered workstations and enables postproduction facilities and movie production studios to utilize the advanced features of the BD-ROM format. In addition to ensuring proper encoding, users can use Blu-print to create menu navigation for their Blu-ray discs and utilize the advanced features of the format such as BDMV (Blu-ray Disc Movie) “popup” menus and BD-J (Blu-ray Disc Java) interactivity.

Don Eklund, Executive Vice President, Advanced Technologies at Sony Pictures Home Entertainment remarked, “We are delighted that Blu-print can finally be made available to all interested customers for commercial use. Extensive experience gained through years of DVD and UMD production at Sony Pictures has been used to design and develop a powerful tool that can satisfy demanding production environments while providing an easy-to-use user interface. Blu-print is now in use at SPE and other premier authoring facilities and been used to create the BD-titles in the market today.”

“The Blu-print application effectively unlocks many of the most advanced Blu-ray functions and capabilities, providing producers of the new disc format with a comprehensive resource for developing higher quality projects than ever before,” said Dave Chaimson, vice president of marketing, Sony Media Software. “This software-based solution helps to streamline the authoring process and allows Blu-print integration within a production facility’s existing workflow process.”

Blu-print is now available for $50,000 per license. A free 30-day trial is available by request. Sony Media Software also provides technical support and maintenance agreements for Blu-print at the Gold (6 months - $7,500) and Platinum levels (1 year - $10,000).

Source: Press Release

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