GDMX deploys Sonic Solutions to up Blu-ray production

MUMBAI: Sonic Solutions, the leader in digital media software, announced that Global Digital Media Xchange (GDMX), a key Hollywood authoring facility, has selected Sonic’s Scenarist HDMV and BD-J authoring and CineVision AVC video encoding systems to increase its Blu-ray Disc (BD) production capabilities.
The expansion makes GDMX one of the largest high-definition production facilities in the world and enables the company to address the increase in BD title releases from its major motion picture clients.
Sonic’s world-renowned Scenarist authoring systems offer a unique workflow that combines automated tasks and precision manual controls. This workflow approach enables professional content creators to automate standard authoring tasks, such as graphics output for menus, buttons, and navigation, which provides more time for implementing advanced-interactivity components in BD-Java.
Sonic’s CineVision AVC encoding system has built a reputation for cinematic image quality and reliability. With detailed encoding parameters controllable on a segment level, CineVision produces a precise, high-quality AVC stream that will satisfy even the most discriminating encoding professionals in Hollywood.
"We are delighted that another world-class authoring facility has selected Scenarist and CineVision to increase its BD title output capabilities," said Sonic professional products group senior vice president and general manager Rolf Hartley. "Many more movies will be released on Blu-ray Disc over the coming year and, as we have been through previous packaged media adoption cycles, Sonic will be at the forefront delivering the most advanced authoring and encoding technology available."