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Roxio Updates Easy Media Creator Software

Santa Clara, Calif. — Roxio announced the eighth version of its Easy Media Creator Deluxe Suite multimedia software suite for PCs, building out the program’s DVD design, creation and navigation features and video editing capabilities.

The new version builds off the recently introduced Easy Media Creator 8 with the ability to create personalized DVDs with motion menus, 3D text, animated buttons and multiple video overlays. Roxio also added more DVD playback and navigation controls including new menu-to-menu and title-to-menu transitions for adding video clips that will play while the viewer moves between DVD menus.

On the video and audio editing side, the software adds a 32-track timeline editor with nine dedicated video tracks, seven audio tracks and video overlay controls for multi-picture-in-picture effects. The program supports new H.264 video and AAC audio codecs and includes Pinnacle’s Dazzle video capture device.

The software handles CD and DVD recording, media file management, digital photo organizing, and video and music editing. It incorporates the company’s peer-to-peer photo viewing application LiveShare and the ability to create photo slideshows that can be exported to video CD or DVD in standard or widescreen (16:9) format.

The software is shipping now for a suggested $149.95.