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Roxio Creator 2010 Available

Roxio Creator 2010 shipped today (press release). This is Roxio’s flagship suite of digital media applications -- Roxio describes it as the top selling multimedia software suite, with over 350 million copies shipped worldwide. It's a deep collection, with some 15 major applications to handle data, video, music, and images, plus some 20 additional Assistants and Express tools for specific dedicated tasks (see post on previous version).

The Creator suite has a long history, from its beginnings with Easy CD Creator for data copying and disk burning, which expanded to Easy Media Creator with DVD, and now is plain Creator. Roxio is the consumer brand of Sonic Solutions, so the suite also includes Sonic's MyDVD for disc authoring and BackOnTrack for backup.

Plus, the suite contains digital media editing tools for working with music, photos, and movies, built around a core of rather comprehensive applications including VideoWave and PhotoSuite (originally from MGI).

Recent versions of the Creator suite have added more sharing options, from converting to portable devices and uploading online, plus support for high-definition video, especially though AVCHD camcorders and Blu-ray Disc drives.

Creator 2010 continues the emphasis on consumer-friendly design, with an approachable and friendly design, a main Home / launcher application for quick access to tasks and creation tools, plus a new integrated Learning Center with video tutorials and how-to articles.

Use the main application to access the right tool for the job: Capture and import video, audio, and photos, from analog and digital devices, including HD camcorders. Edit and transfer directly to CD, DVD, and Blu-ray, or convert to other formats. Create projects and compilations. Then Enjoy and share your movies, music, and photo mixes on disc, on your TV, online on YouTube, and on portable devices like the iPod.

Key new features include Web video capture and conversion, graphics acceleration for fast video encoding especially for HD video, Blu-ray playback and on-disc editing, and Windows 7 support.

Roxio Creator 2010 is priced at $99.99 ($79.99 with mail-in rebate, $59.99 upgrade).

Roxio Creator 2010 Pro, priced at $129.99, adds Blu-ray playback and authoring, plus additional applications: LightZone photo enhancement, Sonicfire soundtrack creation,
SoundSoap audio noise reduction, and BackOnTrack 3 backup and recovery

The additional Blu-ray features in Pro also are available a separate plugins:
- Blu-ray Playback Plug-In - Full HD quality, with interactive features - $49.99
- High-Def/Blu-ray Disc Plug-In - BD-RE editing on disc - $19.99

And to help convert your older tapes and other media, the Roxio Video Capture USB is a separate hardware device for $49.99 that is designed to work with Creator 2010 to capture older analog material and convert into digital formats.

See full article - Roxio Creator 2010 Digital Media Suite

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