Press Release

LaCie Ships CaptyDVD 2.0 Featuring a New Motion Menu and Digital Dolby


January 13, 2004

  • New motion menu feature
  • Enhanced chapter marker and slideshow features
  • Record audio, video and photos - on a single DVD
  • Create customized DVDs with drag-and-drop ease
  • LaCie, a leading producer of storage devices for the digital content development industry, announced today that it is now shipping an updated version of Pixela's CaptyDVD, a full-featured authoring software for Mac users. This new exclusive version of the software offers numerous added features for DVD creation on Macintosh computers. With CaptyDVD 2.0 authoring software, you can be the director of your own Hollywood-style DVD movies. You can easily create original DVD movies to share with friends and family who own a DVD video player or DVD-ROM drive. Compatible with Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X 10.2 or later, CaptyDVD 2.0 supports MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and QuickTime movies as video sources.

    Customized Motion Menu
    With a easy-to-use interface, Mac users are able to create original movies in a matter of minutes. CaptyDVD 2.0 allows for the addition of motion and title menus, thumbnails and backgrounds for a completely customized DVD. A complete collection of templates and themes makes the DVD authoring experience even faster and easier. CaptyDVD 2.0 also includes features to allow you to make your very own movie trailers. Users can even combine video and computer data and still-image slide shows on the same DVD disc.

    True Chapter Markers
    A convenient chapter function allows particular frames to be marked to quickly locate favorite scenes, then set up chapter menus for easy navigation. Marked frames can also be displayed as thumbnails, so accessing a specific part of a movie is simple.

    Interactive DVD Video
    CaptyDVD 2.0 authoring software is perfect for those who want to share video of family events and memorable occasions. Capable of converting MPEG audio files into Digital Dobly(AC3), CaptyDVD 2.0 also reduces the audio files size while maintaining high quality audio.

    "The addition of a new motion menu only enhances the well received original version of CaptyDVD," said Salem Tirane, LaCie product manager. "CaptyDVD offers a level of performance that now enables professional DVD output."

    Availability
    CaptyDVD 2.0 Lite (without Digital Dolby capability) Authoring Software ships with the LaCie d2 DVD±RW FireWire Drive for a complete DVD authoring and burning solution at a price of $299. The software is also sold separately through authorized resellers at a price of $149.

    CaptyDVD 2.0 with digital dolby capability is available with Fast Coder(external hardware encoder), allowing DV to MPEG2 in real time on any Mac computer.

    Contact information
    For Sales information, please contact Reseller Sales at 503-844-4500 or Direct Sales at 503-844-4502 or via email at sales@lacie.com
    For Media information, please contact Rebecca Dietz at 503-844-4578, or via e-mail at rdietz@lacie.com.

    About LaCie
    Established in the United States, Europe and Japan, LaCie is the world's leading producer of PC and Macintosh compatible storage peripherals. Through a specialized sales dealer network, LaCie offers innovative solutions for creative professionals in multimedia applications (graphics, audio, video, web design and digital photography). What differentiates LaCie is the design of its products and original creations by designers such as Philippe Starck, Porsche Design GmbH and Neil Poulton. LaCie is listed on the Paris Nouveau Marché (code 5431).

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