Las Vegas - Following the industry-wide adoption of the Sony Blu-ray high-definition DVD format, Sony Creative Software announced upgrades to its DVD Architect and Blu-print applications for authoring Blu-ray discs.
Ongoing development of Blu-ray authoring solutions reinforces Sony's commitment to offer comprehensive production solutions, from software to hardware, at the prosumer and global production scale.
DVD Architect 5 software enables independent producers and videographers to author both a standard-definition DVD or a high-definition Blu-ray Disc complete with full-motion buttons, motion menus, scene selection menus, subtitles, and alternate video and audio tracks. The clean, drag-and-drop DVD Architect interface, layout, and authoring tools work seamlessly with the Sony Vegas Pro video editing and production software, making it easy to develop dynamic menu-based DVDs, movies, picture slideshows, and music compilations.
Shipping in mid-June, DVD Architect 5 software will be available as a free downloadable upgrade to all registered Vegas Pro 8 users, as the Vegas Pro software ships bundled with the DVD Architect application.
Available in May, Blu-print 4.3 enterprise software helps to simplify the complexity of producing fully interactive Blu-ray discs at professional studios or authoring houses. Delivering on the partnership announcement made last month, Blu-print 4.3 now features integration with Ensequence on-Q Create for Blu-ray Java, which enables Blu-ray Disc developers to create and distribute Java-based interactive experiences to viewers worldwide.
Blu-print 4.3 features an intuitive user interface, as well as automation tools to simplify otherwise daunting tasks, such as creating multistory Blu-ray discs. Blu-print 4.3 offers a full-featured high-level scripting language that saves DVD authors from having to write BD assembly codes, as well as the ability to export all project objects into XML files for easy BD-Java authoring using Ensequence on-Q Create for Blu-ray Java.