Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced and shipped a major
new release of its professional DVD authoring software, Adobe® Encore® DVD.
Adobe Encore DVD 2.0 simplifies the DVD creation process and increases
productivity with a new Slideshow editor, Flowchart view, interactive menus, and
royalty-free templates and images. In addition to new creative tools and a
totally redesigned flexible interface, the product provides advanced integration
with Adobe Photoshop® CS2, the most widely used software application in DVD
authoring. Adobe Encore DVD 2.0 is available as a stand-alone product or a
component of Adobe Production Studio Premium edition, also announced today (see
separate release).

“Adobe Encore DVD 2.0 rounds out our post-production solution for video and
audio to create a completely integrated authoring environment,” said Jim Guerard,
vice president of product management, Web and Video Solutions for Adobe. “With
its added workflow enhancements and advanced integration with industry-leading
applications—Photoshop, After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro—Adobe Encore
enables video professionals to create DVDs that best showcase their creative
work.”

Design Creative DVDs with Ease
Adobe Encore DVD 2.0 is packed with features that make it easy to design
creative DVDs. The new Slideshow Editor makes it easy to assemble dynamic slide
shows quickly using a brand new interface. Slideshows can be enhanced with
narration or music, and DVD authors can add other enhancements like transitions
and pan-and-zoom effects. The slideshow editor can also automatically create
subtitles for each slide using the slide’s name and description.

Adobe Encore DVD 2.0 includes a completely new flowchart window, which
provides an efficient graphical view of the navigation of DVD projects.
Flowchart can be used at all stages of DVD production, from initial navigation
design through authoring to final quality checking. Navigational links can be
created and changed using simple drag and drop actions and the flowchart’s
innovative layout features reduce clutter to keep the display easy to
understand.

Through advanced integration with After Effects® and Adobe Premiere® Pro
software, Adobe Encore integrates easily into any professional post-production
environment to deliver outstanding DVDs. Adobe Encore DVD 2.0 is also the only
creative authoring tool that offers complete integration with Adobe Photoshop
CS2.

Maximize Productivity with Enhanced Adobe Integration
Adobe Encore DVD 2.0 provides time-saving features that bring new efficiency to
the DVD production process. This makes more time available for creative design
and leads to higher quality results. The user interface in Adobe Encore DVD 2.0
uses a brand new system for arranging the windows in the application. Users can
now dock and group workspace panels to create a desktop that suits their
individual work styles. The new user interface scheme is shared with the new
versions of Adobe’s video and audio applications (announced today in separate
releases), providing a unified production environment for video and audio
production.
For file management, Adobe Encore DVD 2.0 includes Adobe Bridge, a visual file
browser for browsing and organizing video, audio and image files. Adobe Bridge
uses XMP metadata to provide detailed information about files and provide
powerful search capabilities. To jumpstart production, the selection of pre-made
DVD menu designs in Adobe Encore has been expanded significantly. Many new menus
feature video backgrounds. Over 4GB of royalty-free, customizable content is
supplied with the product.

Pricing and Availability
Adobe Encore DVD 2.0 for Microsoft® Windows® XP is available now through Adobe
Authorized Resellers and the Adobe Store at
www.adobe.com/store.
Estimated street price for the full version is S$ 689, with upgrade pricing
starting at S$ 279. For more detailed information about new features, upgrade
policies and pricing, please visit:
www.adobe.com/encoredvd.
Adobe Encore is also available as a component in Adobe Production Studio Premium
edition.