Disc Creation Software Takes a High-Definition Step
FREMONT, CA - June 20, 2006 - InterVideo®, Inc. (NASDAQ: IVII) and its partner Ulead® Systems, Inc. (TSE:2487), industry leaders in video, image and DVD software and members of the Blu -ray Disc Association (BDA), announced today that InterVideo Ulead has met and passed all of the requirements from Blu -ray Disc License Entity. InterVideo Ulead is the first to announce certification of its Blu -ray Disc applications.
InterVideo Ulead BD technologies include support for BD -R, BD -RE, BD -ROM and BD -J playback, authoring and burning which will be available in WinDVD BDTM and BD DiscRecorderTM, and will later be incorporated into the DVD MovieFactory® suite for video editing and DVD & Blu -ray Disc authoring.
"We have been working long and hard towards this goal," said Steve Ro, CEO and President of InterVideo. "Being the first to market with BD -certified software is a fantastic feather in our cap and I would like to thank our dedicated team of engineers who made this possible. Now, users can finally take the high -definition video content they have created and burn it to Blu -ray Disc."
WinDVD BD™ provides a total BD playback solution, including support for BDAV video format. WinDVD BD fully supports BDMV (movie) titles with parental and region controls and the highly -interactive features of the BD -J specification. This specification allows movie enthusiasts to take advantage of BD interactive playback features including subtitles, play modes, angles and Internet connectivity for content updates.
BD DiscRecorder™ allows users to record high -definition video content from HDV camcorders to Blu -ray Disc in full HDV resolution. Video may be recorded directly to disc in real -time or first captured to the user's hard drive for editing. The editing features allow users to combine multiple standard or high -definition clips as well as trim and extract clips using Multi -Trim editing.
DVD DiskRecorder™ Move SDK allows users to "move" recorded TV programs from hard drives to single -layer (25GB) or double -layer (50GB) re -recordable BD -RE discs. During the "moving" process, the video is recorded to Blu -ray disc using BDAV MPEG -2 TS (Transport Stream). The discs include AACS content protection to prevent potential hacking. DiscRecorder also supports "moving" TV -program video to DVD disc. While transcoding the video to DVD -VR format, DiscRecorder also incorporates CPRM content protection on the disc.
DVD MovieFactory® is easy -to -use disc authoring and burning software for today's digital lifestyle. Users can turn their standard or HD video & photos into DVDs or Blu -ray Discs with studio -quality personalized menus.
InterVideo Ulead markets WinDVD BD, BD DiscRecorder, DVD DiskRecorder to hardware OEMs. The latest versions of DVD MovieFactory with Blu -ray support will be available on the company websites for electronic downloads. For more information, please visit http://www.intervideo.com or http://www.ulead.com.
About InterVideo Ulead
InterVideo, Inc. (NASDAQ: IVII) is a leading provider of DVD software and has developed a technology platform from which it has created a broad suite of integrated multimedia software products that allow users to capture, edit, author, burn, distribute, and play digital video. Ulead Systems, Inc. (TSE:2487), a leading developer of innovative video, imaging and DVD authoring software for desktop, server, mobile and Internet platforms, is majority owned by InterVideo. Ulead software empowers users of all levels with the tools to easily and affordably personalize, manage and share digital content. InterVideo and Ulead are members of the DVD Forum and are general members of the HD DVD promotion group. InterVideo and Ulead are also Contributor members of the Blu -ray Disc Association. For more information on Ulead, its products and services; visit http://www.ulead.com. InterVideo's worldwide headquarters is located at 46430 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA, 510 -651 -0888. InterVideo has major offices in Taiwan, Japan, Mainland China and around the globe. For more information, visit http://www.intervideo.com.
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Safe Harbor Statement
Except for the historical statements contained herein, the foregoing release contains forward -looking statements, including statements regarding InterVideo's WinDVD BD and Ulead Systems' DVD MovieFactory and VideoStudio products. These forward -looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results could differ materially due to several factors, including but not limited to the ability to forecast customer behavior and recognize or respond to emerging trends, changing preferences or competitive factors, the market acceptance of our new products and product enhancements, the resolution of any notices of claims regarding alleged infringement of third parties' intellectual property rights, the ability to maintain or expand our relationship with PC OEMS and other risks and uncertainties. Please consult the various reports and documents filed by InterVideo with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to InterVideo's Form 10 -Q for other risk factors that could cause actual results to differ. All forward -looking statements are made as of the date hereof and InterVideo disclaims any responsibility to update or revise any forward -looking statement provided in this news release.
InterVideo and InterVideo WinDVD BD are trademark of InterVideo, Inc. DVD MovieFactory, BD DiscRecorder and DVD DiskRecorder Move SDK are registered trademarks of Ulead Systems. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.