Corel and NetBlender Partner to Deliver Complete HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc Solution for Professional Developers
Posted Jun 27, 2007

Corel Corporation, a leading developer of graphics, productivity and digital media software, and NetBlender today announced a new partnership to deliver tools for next generation DVD authoring to the professional market. NetBlender will integrate Corel's PureHD Authoring Multiplexer into the upcoming release of DoStudio, which creates the Advanced Content Layer for HD DVD and Blu-ray Discs. The combined offering, called DoStudio MX, will create a complete solution for HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc creation at an affordable price.

Corel's PureHD Multiplexer Technology delivers a complete end-to-end high definition video content solution for optimum quality with minimum post production interruption. The technology streamlines the process of capturing high definition content and maintains crisp content quality at every stage -- editing, authoring and final production. Working in conjunction with NetBlender's DoStudio advanced layer technology, videographers and production teams can easily add a new level of interactive features that consumers are coming to expect in their HD DVD and BD movies.

"The combination of NetBlender's DoStudio with Corel's PureHD Authoring Multiplexer creates a compelling solution for professional developers at all levels of the industry," said John Harrington, NetBlender CEO. "We have created a complete HD toolset that empowers the creative designer while increasing efficiency and reliability across platforms."

"We are pleased to partner with NetBlender to provide professional users with the tools and flexibility they demand to drive their creativity to new levels," said Blaine Mathieu, VP and GM, Products and Strategy, Corel Digital Media. "At Corel, our focus is on building engaging and rewarding experiences for our users with solutions that minimize complexity and maximize creativity."

With the integration of Corel's PureHD Authoring Multiplexer, DoStudio will now have the ability to multiplex elementary video and audio streams with HDi code to create a Type 2 HD DVD. Blu-ray multiplexing with BD-J will be available later in 2007.

A public beta of DoStudio MX will be available beginning in July with the final release scheduled for September. DoStudio MX will be available through the DVD One Network Website at: http://www.dvd1one.net for a monthly subscription fee of $249 US/month.

About Corel Corporation: Corel is a leading developer of graphics, productivity and digital media software with more than 100 million users worldwide. The Company's product portfolio includes some of the world's most popular and widely recognized software brands including CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite, Corel® Paint Shop Pro®, Corel® Painter?, Corel DESIGNER®, Corel® WordPerfect® Office, WinZip® and iGrafx®. In 2006, Corel acquired InterVideo, makers of WinDVD®, and Ulead, a leading developer of video, imaging and DVD authoring software. Designed to help people become more productive and express their creative potential, Corel's software strives to set a higher standard for value with full-featured products that are easier to learn and use. The industry has responded with hundreds of awards recognizing Corel's leadership in software innovation, design and value. Corel's products are sold in more than 75 countries through a well-established network of international resellers, retailers, original equipment manufacturers, online providers and Corel's global websites. The Company's headquarters are located in Ottawa, Canada with major offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, China, Taiwan and Japan. Corel's stock is traded on the NASDAQ under the symbol CREL and on the TSX under the symbol CRE. http://www.corel.com About NetBlender: NetBlender ( http://www.netblender.com ) was founded by a team of veteran producers of interactive media. The company creates platforms for the seamless blending of static and real time content in which each device performs its optimal role, resulting in the most enriching viewer experience. NetBlender strives to provide technical and practical leadership in the emerging new media universe. About DoStudio: DoStudio (previously known as DVD One) is the first visual tool for creating Advanced Content (HDi & BD-J) for next generation DVDs. Features of DoStudio include: adding picture-in-picture of streaming video over the primary DVD video stream for live commentary, creating translucent pop-up menus that can be navigated without interruption of video playback, adding network connectivity to DVD, HD DVD, and Blu-ray titles, and more. And DVD One can apply the same interactive features to standard DVDs through NetBlender's Blended DVD solution.