SAN JOSE, Calif. — Jan. 17, 2006 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced and shipped a major new release of its professional DVD authoring software, Adobe® Encore® DVD. Adobe Encore DVD 2.0 simplifies the DVD creation process and increases productivity with a new Slideshow editor, Flowchart view, interactive menus, and royalty-free templates and images. In addition to new creative tools and a totally redesigned flexible interface, the product provides advanced integration with Adobe Photoshop® CS2, the most widely used software application in DVD authoring. Adobe Encore DVD 2.0 is available as a stand-alone product or a component of Adobe Production Studio Premium edition, also announced today (see separate release).
"Adobe Encore DVD 2.0 rounds out our post-production solution for video and audio to create a completely integrated authoring environment," said Jim Guerard, vice president of product management, Web and Video Solutions for Adobe. "With its added workflow enhancements and advanced integration with industry-leading applications—Photoshop, After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro—Adobe Encore enables video professionals to create DVDs that best showcase their creative work."
Design Creative DVDs with Ease
Adobe Encore DVD 2.0 is packed with features that make it easy to design creative DVDs. The new Slideshow Editor makes it easy to assemble dynamic slide shows quickly using a brand new interface. Slideshows can be enhanced with narration or music, and DVD authors can add other enhancements like transitions and pan-and-zoom effects. The slideshow editor can also automatically create subtitles for each slide using the slide's name and description.
Adobe Encore DVD 2.0 includes a completely new flowchart window, which provides an efficient graphical view of the navigation of DVD projects. Flowchart can be used at all stages of DVD production, from initial navigation design through authoring to final quality checking. Navigational links can be created and changed using simple drag and drop actions and the flowchart's innovative layout features reduce clutter to keep the display easy to understand.
Through advanced integration with After Effects® and Adobe Premiere® Pro software, Adobe Encore integrates easily into any professional post-production environment to deliver outstanding DVDs. Adobe Encore DVD 2.0 is also the only creative authoring tool that offers complete integration with Adobe Photoshop CS2.
Maximize Productivity with Enhanced Adobe Integration
Adobe Encore DVD 2.0 provides time-saving features that bring new efficiency to the DVD production process. This makes more time available for creative design and leads to higher quality results. The user interface in Adobe Encore DVD 2.0 uses a brand new system for arranging the windows in the application. Users can now dock and group workspace panels to create a desktop that suits their individual work styles. The new user interface scheme is shared with the new versions of Adobe's video and audio applications (announced today in separate releases), providing a unified production environment for video and audio production.
For file management, Adobe Encore DVD 2.0 includes Adobe Bridge, a visual file browser for browsing and organizing video, audio and image files. Adobe Bridge uses XMP metadata to provide detailed information about files and provide powerful search capabilities. To jumpstart production, the selection of pre-made DVD menu designs in Adobe Encore has been expanded significantly. Many new menus feature video backgrounds. Over 4GB of royalty-free, customizable content is supplied with the product.
Pricing and Availability
Adobe Encore DVD 2.0 for Microsoft® Windows® XP is available now through Adobe Authorized Resellers and the Adobe Store at www.adobe.com/store . Estimated street price for the full version is US$349, with upgrade pricing starting at US$149. For more detailed information about new features, upgrade policies and pricing, please visit: www.adobe.com/encoredvd . Adobe Encore is also available as a component in Adobe Production Studio Premium edition.
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