Sony expands its current portfolio of Blu-ray Disc software products
Professional video editing, music creation and optical disc authoring offerings provider Sony Creative Software plans to acquire Blu-ray Disc creation tools developer NetBlender.
Sony Creative Software will acquire NetBlender’s DoStudio product line of authoring applications. With this acquistion Sony Creative Software expands its current portfolio of Blu-ray Disc software products which currently includes DVD Architect and Blu-print.
The DoStudio product line perfectly complements Sony Creative Software’s existing lineup and is ideal for users in post-production facilities, news organizations, educational institutions, corporate training facilities, cable TV outlets, Hollywood studios and for independent film producers who are looking to acquire affordably priced, high-value solutions.
Sony Creative Software senior vice-president Brad Reinke said the DoStudio line of products bridges the gap between these platforms by offering access to many of the Blu-ray special features that provide comprehensive mastering functionality at a more reasonable price structure.
"The acquisition of NetBlender will allow us to continue to deliver industry-standard tools that address these issues, as well as having the resources to offer new capabilities such as Blu-ray 3D and Custom BD-J within this new product line. We look forward to working with and supporting NetBlender’s loyal customers who have come to rely on these solutions for their multimedia production needs," said Reinke.
NetBlender CEO John Harrington said NetBlender and Sony Creative Software share the same passion for expanding Blu-ray adoption among independent production companies and post houses worldwide.
"The combination of NetBlender’s innovative products and Sony’s market leadership will be a powerful force for encouraging growth in the Blu-ray industry," said Harrington.