First previewed at the DVD Pro conference last summer, DVDirector is the result of over two years of development work by ASTARTE's award-winning software team. ASTARTE made CD recording easy and accessible with Toast CD-ROM Pro, now they're doing it again for DVD Video creation. DVDirector combines unprecedented ease-of-use with sophisticated capabilities that let anyone create professional-quality Video DVDs in record time.
Priced at US$5,399, DVDirector offers breakthrough features at an industry-leading price. Included in that price is the DVDirector authoring application, plus M.Pack, our acclaimed MPEG-2 encoding software, and our new Subtitle Editor application. Also included is the Wired 4DVD playback card, which is used for DVD emulation and playback during the authoring process.
In conjunction with the release, ASTARTE also announced a new lower price for DVDirector Pro. Now priced at US$9,899, DVDirector Pro sets a new standard for value and performance. In addition to all the features of the standard DVDirector, Pro includes a copy of our new Dolby AC-3 encoding application, ASTARTE A.Pack, and the Wired MediaPress, realtime MPEG encoding card with composite, S-Video and component (Y/UV) input and transcoding functionality. (Please note that all DVDirector Pro pre-orders placed at the old price will be adjusted to the new lower price.)
DVDirector is designed for multimedia companies, video producers and service bureaus who want to produce DVD Video discs but don't have the time or the budget for a high-end authoring system. It is designed to fit seamlessly into the traditional work flow of a multimedia or video production environment. Authors can use their favorite tools for creating their source material (video, audio and graphics), then use DVDirector to integrate them into a professional-quality DVD Video disc.
A version for Windows NT is being worked on , but both of these products are Mac-first.
The products are shipping now and more information can be found at the Astarte web site.