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Apple Brings DVD Authoring to the Desktop with iDVD and DVD Studio Pro

With Apple’s Revolutionary SuperDrive, Power Mac G4 Is First Complete DVD Authoring Solution

MACWORLD EXPO, SAN FRANCISCO—January 9, 2001—Apple® today introduced iDVD™, a revolutionary new application that lets consumers quickly and easily create professional looking DVDs for playback on consumer DVD players and DVD Studio Pro™, the first full-featured DVD authoring tool available for less than $1,000. iDVD comes preinstalled on the Power Mac™ G4 with the revolutionary new SuperDrive, a combination CD-RW/DVD-R drive that reads and writes both CDs and DVDs. DVD Studio Pro offers professional-quality DVD encoding, authoring and writing, and is the perfect complement to Apple’s Final Cut Pro® video editing, effects and compositing software.

“iDVD and DVD Studio Pro continue Apple’s lead in the desktop video revolution,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Our new Power Mac G4 running iMovie™, Final Cut Pro, iDVD and DVD Studio Pro offers professionals and high-end consumers the only integrated solution for pro-quality DVD creation.”

iDVD
iDVD makes it incredibly easy for Mac® users to turn their iMovies, QuickTime™ files and pictures into DVDs that can be played on consumer DVD players. iDVD shields users from the complexity of DVD authoring by offering built-in professionally designed themes and drag-and-drop simplicity. With iDVD, users can:

DVD Studio Pro
The perfect complement to Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro lets users encode video, conduct complex authoring tasks, preview the finished product in real-time, and burn DVDs using the Power Mac G4’s new SuperDrive.

With DVD Studio Pro, users can:

Pricing & Availability
iDVD is preinstalled on the new Power Mac G4 with combination CD-RW/DVD-R SuperDrive, which writes to standard 4.7GB DVD-R discs, available from The Apple Store™ (www.apple.com) in packs of 5 for a suggested retail price of US$49.95. Each disc can hold an hour of high quality video, and is compatible with a wide variety of consumer and computer DVD players. For a list of compatible DVD players, visit www.apple.com/dvd/compatibility.

DVD Studio Pro is available this month from The Apple Store (www.apple.com) or through Authorized Apple Resellers for a retail price of US$999. Minimum system requirements to run DVD Studio Pro are a Power Mac G4 with AGP graphics and DVD-R, DVD-RAM, or DVD-ROM drive (configuration must support Apple DVD Player 2.0 or later), Mac® OS 9.0.4 or 9.1, QuickTime 4.1, 128MB RAM (192MB recommended) and a 12GB hard drive.

Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Apple is committed to bringing the best personal computing experience to students, educators, creative professionals and consumers around the world through its innovative hardware, software and Internet offerings.

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