GARDENA , CA – August 24, 2005 – TMPG, Inc. ( www.tmpg-inc.com), the company that makes digital video easy, introduced today its newest and most advanced application for digital video creation: TSUNAMI MPEG DVD AUTHOR PRO. Building on the strengths of DVD AUTHOR and the company’s widely-used, award-winning MPEG encoder, this new software brings advanced features and flexibility to DVD creation. Emphasizing ease-of-use that makes it work for casual and professional users alike, TMPG’s DVD AUTHOR PRO will be available in stores across North America and online beginning at the end of September; a free trial version will be available for download from the company’s Website at www.tmpg-inc.com and download.com beginning in August, 2005. Its streamlined user interface and $99.95 MSRP make DVD AUTHOR PRO the choice for professional quality DVD creation that’s economical and easy-to-use.
The first DVD creation program in its class to offer Fit-to-Disc Transcoding and DVD –R Dual Layer support, DVD AUTHOR PRO makes it easy to fit content on to one disc while maintaining video quality. DVD AUTHOR PRO is also the first to offer multichannel audio for multi-lingual DVDs, and audio filters so that users can ensure optimal audio quality before burning to DVD.
Easy to use, even for beginners, the new TSUNAMI MPEG DVD AUTHOR PRO incorporates advanced tools like frame-level cut-editing, slideshow creation with Dolby® Digital sound, high-quality DVD menu templates—forty of them, developed by Motionsim—and DVD simulation so that users can preview their DVD at any point during the authoring process. The simple and intuitive layout guides users through every step of creating a high quality DVD—from importing video and audio to chapter creation, and more. And, DVD AUTHOR PRO’s comprehensive support for multiple audio and video formats make it the most versatile choice for DVD creation.
Rated by users as best software for 2005 on Vector, Japan’s largest online download community, TSUNAMI MPEG’s DVD AUTHOR PRO can import video clips from MPEG-1, MPEG-2, DVD Video, or DVD-VR files; add audio from MPEG-1 Layer 2, Dolby Digital (AC-3) or Linear PCM (.wav/LPCM); and easily edit materials already recorded on a DVD Recorder. DVD AUTHOR PRO is one of the first DVD creation programs to support DVD+ and –R dual layer media, so users can create DVDs that hold up to 8.5GB of content on a single disc. Finally, unlike DVDs made with competing DVD creation products, DVD AUTHOR PRO ensures that the DVDs that users create with it will play on nearly all home DVD players.
TSUNAMI MPEG DVD AUTHOR PRO runs on a Pentium® 4 2GHz or Athlon™ XP 2000 IBM® compatible computer (SSE 2 compatible processor required) running Windows® 2000/XP with 512MB of RAM. Available beginning in late September 2005 at retail stores across North America at an MSRP of $99.95, boxed versions of DVD AUTHOR PRO include a free 90-day trial version of the award-winning Video Encoder XPress. TSUNAMI MPEG DVD AUTHOR PRO is also available for download from www.tmpg-inc.com. To show the company’s appreciation for its loyal customers, TMPG will offer special upgrade pricing for DVD AUTHOR PRO at www.tmpg-inc.com for users of all prior versions of TSUNAMI MPEG and TMPG/TMPGEnc products. Free trial versions of TMPG’s DVD AUTHOR PRO and the award-winning Video Encoder XPress (winner of 5 out of 5 rating from CNET™ Networks) will also be available for download from the company’s Website at www.tmpg-inc.com and Download.com beginning later this month.
About TMPG, Inc.
TMPG, Inc. makes digital video easy. Headquartered in Gardena, California, the company was established early in 2003, built on a solid foundation of technology developed by its parent company, Pegasys Inc. The company's two flagship products, the TMPGEnc video encoder series and the new TSUNAMI MPEG DVD AUTHOR, anchor a strong line of retail and OEM digital video editing and encoding products for home and professional users. The recognized leaders in developing quality video encoding tools for MPEG applications, TMPG Inc.'s encoding technology is also incorporated into numerous commercial and professional video editing and DVD-creation software products. Applications developed by its parent, PEGASYS, have been bundled with quality products from top manufacturers in worldwide, including Sony Japan and Pioneer Australia. For more information about TMPG, Inc. and its products, visit the company's Website at www.tmpg-inc.com.