Ryogoku, Sumida-ku, Tokyo - November 6, 2008 -
Pegasys Inc. (http://tmpgenc.pegasys-inc.com), the company that makes digital video easy, announces the upcoming availability of its TMPGEnc Authoring Works 4 software. It's the perfect, all-in-one media authoring solution for any video enthusiast. It is easy enough for a beginner to understand, and sophisticated enough to meet the demands of an experienced videographer. The U.S. release date is scheduled for November 13th, 2008. As a special promotion, users that purchase TMPGEnc DVD Author 3 between now and November 13th can purchase TMPGEnc Authoring Works 4 for only $10.00.
Blu-ray Disc Authoring
With the capability to author the high-capacity Blu-ray format, users can enjoy high definition videos with menus without worrying about disc capacity. This allows the saving of high-definition videos taken with an AVCHD or HDV camcorder and keeping it in high definition. Add in support for high quality 5.1 Dolby Digital surround sound or linear PCM audio (up to 192kHz/20bit) and the result is a superb audio/video presentation.
Fast Proxy Editing
Because of the added video information in HD video files, editing them can be labor intensive and time consuming. HD video files – such as those imported from HDV and AVCHD camcorders – can slow computers trying to process all of the information. TMPGEnc Authoring Works 4 creates a smaller, easier to manage proxy file, from which editing can be done as with any other video clip. When the video is output, the edits made in the proxy file are transferred to the original video file.
Dolby Digital 5.1 Channel Support
For awesome surround sound experience, this TMPGEnc enhanced software supports the input and output of 5.1 Dolby Digital audio. Now every nuance, explosion, and bass-thumping sound can be saved, savored, and enjoyed for as long as desired.
Advanced Slideshow Creator
For photo lovers, TMPGEnc Authoring Works 4 features an advanced slideshow creator that allows users to create slideshow DVDs or hi-def slideshows (1920 x 1080) on Blu-ray Disc. Users can set timing settings for each individual slide and apply transition and animation effects to bring still their images to life.
Other all-new features include:171 video transition effects that add a professional look and feel to video clips; batch authoring that automatically renders multiple DVD/BDMV projects one after the other, eliminating the need for the user to start each output manually; the ability to author Blu-ray discs with full HD pop-up menus; and the ability to create menu parts such as buttons, frames, and backgrounds from custom images.
Plus These Standard Features
These enhancements join the following list of rich features that have made TMPGEnc authoring software the best in its class.
Authoring Works 4 easily captures video directly from a DV or HDV camcorder. All it takes is a simple IEEE 1394 (i.Link) interface connection to a PC. It can also import many types of source files, including: DVD-VIDEO, DVD-VR, MPEG1/2, MPEG-4 ISO/H.264, AVI, Windows Media, DivX, and QuickTime (mov, mp4, 3gp, 3g2) file formats. It can utilize up to two subtitle streams simultaneously, making it possible to create a DVD or Blu-ray Disc with subtitles appearing in more than one language.
Users can utilize either built-in menu templates or, by using the robust menu creation process, can create quick and easy custom menus. Users can also freely position and resize titles, thumbnail images, and text, creating dynamic motion menus that give life to any production. Special Smart Rendering technology makes encoding faster, allowing the editing and outputting of DivX and DVD projects much quicker than other authoring software.
DivX authoring capability allows DivX projects to feature DVD-like menus and navigation. Finished projects may be played with DivX Player software on a PC, or on any DivX Ultra Certified DVD player and a television or compatible home theater system.
TMPGEnc Authoring Works 4 will be available for purchase and download at http://tmpgenc.pegasys-inc.com/en/product/taw4.html from November 13th at a price of $99.95.
About PEGASYS Inc.
PEGASYS Inc. makes digital video easy. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, PEGASYS was established in November 2001 with the release of TMPGEnc Plus -- probably the world's most popular MPEG-1/2 video encoding software and at the time, was the only freeware video encoder. The company's two flagship products, the TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress video encoder and the new TMPGEnc Authoring Works 4, 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, PEGASYS Inc.'s encoding technology is also incorporated into numerous commercial and professional video editing and DVD-creation software products. PEGASYS have been bundled with quality products from top worldwide manufacturers, including Sony Japan and Pioneer. For information about PEGASYS Inc. and its products, visit the company's website at www.pegasys-inc.com.
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