Sonic's HyperMux-DL formatting technology optimizes the DVD data stream to minimize buffer usage, ensuring better stream quality and integrity while enhancing title playback performance across the broadest range of consumer DVD players. HyperMux-DL has been specially tuned to deliver maximum writing speed and disc compatibility for DVD-R Dual Layer media while minimizing MPEG video frame stutter.
Sonic's MyDVD?, DVDit?, Backup MyPC? and RecordNow? consumer applications as well as Sonic's professional applications, Scenarist? and DVD Producer? will be the first applications to take advantage of this unique technology to create DVD-R Dual Layer discs that can hold eight hours of video or up to 8.5 billion bytes of data on a single disc. DVD-R Dual Layer versions of Sonic's consumer products are expected to ship in January and will be included in bundles from major drive and PC manufacturers starting in the first quarter of 2005. Sonic AuthorScript with Dual Layer support will be released to selected licensing partners in the PC and consumer electronics markets in the first quarter of 2005.