2003-12-20

NewSoft to Demonstrate Presto! DVD PowerSuite at CES DVD Alliance Pavilion

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2004 International CES Show
From Jan. 8 ~ 11, 2004
J1 in DRW+RW Alliance
Las Vegas Convention Center


LAS VEGAS, NV (January 7, 2004) - This week at CES International in the DVD Alliance Pavilion, NewSoft, a leading provider of innovative business and consumer software, will demonstrate their new video editing solution, Presto! DVD PowerSuite version 1.0, designed to provide consumers of all experience levels with the industry's fastest, easiest solution for capturing, editing, authoring and burning high-quality DVDs. During CES, NewSoft also plans to unveil a number of enhancements and two applet that will be made available as free downloads for PowerSuite customers from the company's website in February. With the new update, NewSoft customers will experience markedly faster MPEG-2 conversion speed, accelerated rendering, improved performance quality and the added bonus of real-time, on-the-fly burning.


NewSoft will also debut two free applets, EZPicture and CD Labeler which will also be available for free download to PowerSuite users from the NewSoft website. After download, icons for each will then be displayed on the PowerSuite menu for quick and easy access. EZPicture provides consumers with the ability to edit and crop their digital photo images before printing, sending or importing the images into their other artistically inspired projects. Features include tools to reduce redeye; light, color and image correctors; hand editing tools to remove or correct objects and many other fun and creative tools. CD Labeler is the ideal accompaniment to the Presto! DVD PowerSuite, enabling customers to personalize their CD and DVD projects to reflect the content of the disc or just the ingenuity behind the creator. After creating a unique disc label, users can print to any standard media label using any printer.


NewSoft will also demonstrate a third applet, Music Converter at the DVD Alliance Pavilion, which will enable Presto! DVD PowerSuite customers to cross convert their music files between WMA, WAV, MP3, OGG and Music CD formats. The converter will also support 5.1 channels to provide Dolby-quality audio and will include a disc label designer. Pricing on the Music Converter applet, which will also be available for download from the NewSoft website in February, is still being determined.


" We are very excited about this opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to customer satisfaction by offering so many updated features for free,"said James Li, President of NewSoft America, Inc. "Presto! DVD PowerSuite is already an excellent tool for video editors of all skill and experience levels, but with the addition of these new features, updates and applets, we hope people will find even more ways to express and share their creativity."


The PowerSuite provides full video capture capabilities with real-time MPEG-2 encoding to all leading video file formats that can be burned to discs on the fly. Users can capture raw video footage direct to DVD± RW or DVD-RAM for immediate direct-to-disc editing, and even inexperienced users can add still or motion menu templates, titles, transitions, effects, background music, and DVD menus. For added convenience, the PowerSuite offers Real-time Preview enabling users to preview edits and revisions without rendering.


Presto! DVD PowerSuite can also be used to burn data, music, or simply make a personal back-up copy of non-copyright protected CDs and DVDs. To complete this powerful suite, an advanced video editing tool and a media player are included giving more advanced users the ability edit their video clips using either the storyboard feature or an advanced mode with five separate timeline tracks. Presto! DVD PowerSuite also includes a unique built-in DVD Player with all common DVD functions as well as the ability to create playlists and set parental controls. Presto! DVD PowerSuite supports DVD± R/RW, DVD-RAM, DVD-Video and CD formats.


Availability
Compatible with Windows 98SE/Me/2000 and XP operating systems, boxed copies of NewSoft's Presto! DVD PowerSuite are now available through www.newsoftinc.com with an Estimated Street Price (ESP) of just $69.95. For further information, please visit www.newsoftinc.com.