TORRANCE, Calif., June 29 -- Ulead Systems, Inc., a 15-year industry leader in digital media software, today announced that its digital media software suite, which is included with the Pioneer DVR-509, fully supports the drive's new DVD-R dual-layer and 8X +RW burning functionality. As one of the leading companies to support DVD +R double-layer burning, Ulead has now equipped its digital media software to support the recently-introduced DVD-R dual-layer media. Both DVD-R dual-layer and DVD+R double-layer media give consumers two times the storage capacity (8.5 GB of storage instead of the 4.7 GB offered on single-layer discs). With DVD-R dual-layer discs, consumers can now burn two hours of video at the highest quality for playback on set-top DVD players.
Ulead's support for new DVD-R dual-layer media burning includes multi-session and layer-jump recording. Unlike the "Disc-at-Once" recording process, multi-session burning cuts the burning process into different sessions. Layer-jump recording alternates burning between both layers of the disc, which evenly distributes the data between layers. The advantage to layer-jump recording is that it minimizes the finalization time when burning the DVD.
"We're pleased that Ulead has incorporated full support for DVD-R dual-layer burning in its first-rate digital media software suite," says Andy Parsons, senior vice president of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. "With the Ulead digital media suite bundled with our products, our customers now have the option of burning their larger video and photo projects to DVD-R dual-layer discs, and ensuring the best playback experience across DVD players."
"By providing its customers with the ability to burn both media formats at up to 8.5GB of capacity, Pioneer is removing the confusion and hassle often associated with burning DVDs," says Colin Stiles, vice president of Sales and Marketing, Ulead Systems, North America. "Now consumers don't have to worry about learning the ins and outs of DVD formats. They can be assured that the DVD they just bought will work with both their drive and software."
About the Ulead Software Suite
The Ulead software suite bundled with the Pioneer DVR-509 is comprised of a rich set of applications within one easy-to-navigate interface.
* VideoStudio 8 SE DVD makes it easy to capture and edit video, complete
with transitions, titles, music, narration, and special effects. The
Movie Wizard lets novices create movies in three steps, while the
full-featured video editor offers more advanced video editing tools
such as Pan & Zoom and four independent audio tracks.
* To quickly turn videos into DVD productions, use DVD MovieFactory 3.5
SE to simply edit and burn videos to DVD with a scene-selection menu
just like in Hollywood DVDs.
* For photo slideshows, choose DVD PictureShow 3 SE to easily turn
photos into fun-to-watch DVD slideshows with transitions, text and
* As an added bonus, the suite comes with Photo Explorer 8.5 SE to
transfer, manage, enhance and share digital photos, audio and video
files. Use the Ulead Burn. Now application to burn data and music
discs to both -R and +R dual layer or single-layer DVDs, or to CDs.
* Watch the final DVD production on a home DVD player or a computer
using the included Ulead DVD player software.