TMPGEnc Is The New Brand Name for TSUNAMI MPEG DVD Editing Products

Company Also Adds French and German Language Versions To Its Professional-Grade DVD Creation Program

Gardena, Calif., - - April 12, 2006 - - TMPG, Inc. (www.tmpg -inc.com), the company that makes digital video easy, has selected TMPGEnc as the new name for its entire branded -products line. The company has also changed the name of its professional -grade DVD creation program to DVD Author 2.0. The changes are effective immediately.


"We have unified our global brand identity under one name to further support our corporate strategy of bringing customers consistently high quality products, product support, and customer service," remarked Kimi Matsuki, TMPG CEO.

At the same time, the company has renamed one of its most advanced applications for DVD creation to TMPGEnc DVD Author 2.0, substituting the previous TSUNAMI MPEG DVD Author PRO name.

"This new name better reflects the product's ease of use, even for beginners," stated Matsuki. "Even though it is professional grade and carries the most advanced features available, it can be used for virtually any application, pro or otherwise. A simple and intuitive layout guides users through every step, from importing video and audio to chapter creation, and more."

Released in the fall of 2005, the TMPGEnc DVD Author 2.0 program builds on the strengths of DVD Author and the company's widely used, award -winning MPEG encoding technology. It is the first DVD creation program in its class to offer fit -to -disc transcoding and DVD+R dual/double layer support, making it possible to fit a 9GB or 10GB file onto a single 8.5GB DVD disc while maintaining its video quality.

The TMPGEnc DVD Author 2.0 offers multi -track audio for multi -lingual DVDs, as well as audio filters so that users can ensure optimal audio quality before burning to DVD. The software will be available as of April 19, 2006 in English, German, and French as well.

Other features include frame -level cut -editing, slideshow creation with Dolby(R) Digital stereo sound, 40 high -quality ready -to -use DVD menu templates from Motionism, and DVD simulation. Its easy to use interface and strong encoding makes it the best choice for DVD creation.

DVD Author 2.0 can import video clips from MPEG -1, MPEG -2, DVD Video, Media Center PC (DVR -MS) 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. DVDs created using TMPG DVD Author 2.0 play on virtually all home DVD players. The program has a new low price of $89.95 for Download. TMPGEnc DVD Author 2.0 will be available for download at www.tmpg -inc.com.

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 TMPGEnc 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 worldwide manufacturers, 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.


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