eDVD and DVD Producer HD offering HD content holders a way to publish their projects on DVD. The SD-series Encoder 3.1 features the ability to encode from video and audio sources that cannot or need not be controlled via machine control; extend limits for VBR-style bit rate parameters; and enhance preset data displays. Currently, the SD-1000 encoder is available at a suggested retail price of $11,000 and the SD-2000 encoder is available at a suggested list price of $25,000. eDVD 3 is available now at a list price of $899, while DVD Producer 4.5 is available for a starting retail price of $1,999.
The DVD Producer HD Workstation integrates Sonic's HD-series real-time hardware encoder with DVD Producer's authoring to allow authors to build interactive titles with HD video content. WMV HD-DVD titles are playable using the Windows Media 10 Series player on Microsoft Windows XP computers. The new system is expected to ship in Q4 2004.