Media 100 is offering two DVD production systems, MediaPress Suite and MediaPress Suite SDI.

The solutions include Sonic Solutions’ DVD Fusion SL authoring software and Media 100 MediaPress Suite MPEG authoring solution.

The Media 100 MediaPress Suite enables real-time MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 encoding, with real-time preview during encode, and real-time MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and DVD playback. DVD Fusion SL lets users build menus, author interactive links, preview DVD titles and record the finished product to a DVD-R or DLT (Digital Linear Tape) tape. The solution also lets users encode QuickTime files to MPEG-1 or -2.

Mike Savello, media 100’s director of marketing, said: "DVD is the most rapidly adopted consumer electronics technology in history, and we are fast approaching the day when the majority of personal computers will ship with DVD-R drives instead of CD-R drives."

Both MediaPress Suite - which includes Composite, S-video and component video inputs - and MediaPress Suite SDI - which adds support for Serial Digital Interface (SDI) as well as other connectivity options - will be available in the UK in the next few days. They’ll cost £4,525 and £5,530 respectively, subject to exchange rates.