Spruce and Matrox Collaborate to Offer Professional DVD Authoring With Realtime Editing

Spruce DVDVirtuoso Now Available for Matrox DigiSuite DTV

Spruce Technologies and Matrox have teamed up to offer their customers a complete solution combining Spruce’s professional DVD authoring software with the Matrox DigiSuite DTV realtime editing platform. The solution will be sold exclusively through the Spruce/Matrox authorized reseller channels. “This combined package gives customers an end-to-end solution that seamlessly moves their projects from postproduction through DVD pre-mastering and into their clients’ hands,” says Spiro Plagakis, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Matrox Video Products Group. “DVDVirtuoso’s rich feature set will appeal to any DigiSuite DTV user looking for advanced DVD authoring tools.”

Spruce DVDVirtuoso(TM) is a no-compromise, entry-level solution for professional DVD authoring aimed at producers that require DVD’s high quality video and audio with straightforward menu and navigation structures. DVDVirtuoso accepts MPEG-2 files directly from Matrox DigiSuite DTV for uninterrupted workflow and can reside in a single integrated workstation. The system features the very best of Spruce’s leading technologies including Spruce’s proven timeline-style user interface, menu creator, and connection editor. DVDVirtuoso also features RealView(TM), Spruce’s exclusive real-time preview and simulation technology that enhances productivity and creativity by enabling users to verify a DVD title as it is being created.

DVDVirtuoso includes Convergence(TM) Chapter One, Spruce’s powerful solution for creating hybrid Web-DVD titles that combine the rich media experience of DVD with the interconnectivity of the Internet. Convergence is the world’s only proven Web-DVD development solution, with customers already distributing cutting-edge hybrid titles. Convergence requires absolutely no web programming experience, so users can focus on creative development rather than technical struggles. Spruce’s unique DVDonCD(TM) tool allows producers to create fully compliant DVD titles that can be recorded on CD-R and played back on any PC with a CD-ROM drive, providing a valuable gateway to nearly every PC installed today.

Spruce offers a unique, tiered upgrade program for DVDVirtuoso users that enables them to purchase additional, high-level features and enhancements as needed.

“We are very excited to be working with Matrox and its resellers in making this powerful new solution available,” says Brian Lane, Product Manager, Spruce Technologies. “DigiSuite DTV buyers appreciate the ability to keep their entire project in the digital domain. Using this Spruce solution, DigiSuite users can import their digital files directly into DVDVirtuoso and continue their work in a familiar, timeline-based environment while creating their DVD and WebDVD titles. DVDVirtuoso’s price point and ease-of-use mean that DTV buyers won’t be making a big investment of money or training time.”

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