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NTI Media Maker 8 is a low-cost solution for recording data, Blu-ray data, audio, photos and video on CD and DVD discs. “Media Maker 8 has so many new features, it’s really a whole new product that deserves its new name and new packaging,” said Bill Yao, NTI President and CEO. “It’s the perfect blend of power and simplicity because all the advanced features demanded by power users have been fit seamlessly into NTI’s EasySteps® interface to make them easy for novices to use.” NTI Media Maker 8 has a suggested retail price of US$79.99.
NewTech Infosystems Press Release
NTI Launches Media Maker 8 Digital Creativity Suite for Consumers
Easiest Way to Capture, Edit, Burn and Enjoy Music, Photos and Videos
LAS VEGAS, NV (January 4, 2008) - NewTech Infosystems, Inc. (NTI), announced today Media Maker™ 8, an all-in-one digital creativity suite destined to become the benchmark all others are measured against. The new software suite simplifies and complements today’s digital lifestyles by providing a single, low-cost solution for recording data, Blu-ray data, audio, photos and video on CD and DVD discs.
Designed for both novices and experienced Windows® PC users, Media Maker 8 offers all of the features that made NTI’s award-winning CD & DVD-Maker™ software so popular plus a host of new ones, including a new, fun-to-use launch pad that puts a whole new “spin” on easy navigation.
“Media Maker 8 has so many new features, it’s really a whole new product that deserves its new name and new packaging,” said Bill Yao, NTI President and CEO. “It’s the perfect blend of power and simplicity because all the advanced features demanded by power users have been fit seamlessly into NTI’s EasySteps® interface to make them easy for novices to use.”
For added value, NTI Media Maker includes a Video Converter to convert videos for playback on an iPod®, PSP, Zune and other portable video players. With Video_TS split, the software can be used to create DVDs from the video collection stored on the user’s hard drive on one or more DVDs without losing any image quality.
Media Maker also includes NTI Photo Maker™ which enables users to quickly import, edit and share their digital photos and slideshows; NTI Ripper™ for ripping and archiving music; and NTI Digital Jack™ for playback of music collections.
For added convenience, Media Maker supports Multi-Burning so multiple drives can be used to create CDs and DVDs from at the same time. The software suite also features a new Test Drive utility for testing media as well as optical and hard drives. And to optimize media storage capacity so videos can be recorded at a higher resolution, NTI DVD Fit™ can be used to copy only the movie, leaving out the extras. Once a task has been set up, users can take advantage of a new Computer Turn Off, Hibernate, Standby, or Log Off feature that will automatically turn off the PC when the task is completed.
In addition to the Audio Editor for personalizing MP3, WMA, WAV and OGG files and professional features such as Audio Cross Fade for smooth transitions between songs, Media Maker includes NTI Tagger™, an ID3 Tag Editor for organizing music files by song name, artist, year, album, etc. With the Music DVD tools, users can even create music DVDs complete with album covers, artist photos, trivia, and song names.
Ready to use out of the box, the retail version of NTI Media Maker 8 comes with an MP3 encoder and a DVD MPEG-2 encoder/decoder to create and play DVDs. NTI’s Home Video Maker is included for a complete movie-making and editing suite with DVD authoring.
Pricing and Availability
NTI Media Maker 8 can be used with Windows® 2000/XP/Vista systems. Available at leading authorized NTI retailers worldwide as well as major online retailers and NTI’s online store at http://www.NTIus.com, Media Maker 8 has a suggested retail price of US$79.99. Businesses can obtain a Site License directly from NTI at a discount price based on volume. NTI also offers an OEM bundle version of Media Maker for optical drive manufacturers and PC/notebook system manufacturers. The software supports multiple languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish and Traditional Chinese. For a 30-day trial, visit http://www.NTIus.com.
About NewTech Infosystems (NTI)
NewTech Infosystems (NTI) is an industry leading developer of powerful, feature-rich, and easy-to-use software for CD and DVD recording. NTI has developed and delivered innovative recording and backup solutions since its founding in 1993. An industry pioneer, NTI released the world’s first CD Copy software in December of 1995.
Today, NTI’s CD/DVD burning engine has an installed base of 80 million users worldwide. With the debut of NTI Backup Now® in 1998, NTI was the first software developer credited with bringing state-of-the-art optical recording technology to the realm of computer data backup and recovery, a field traditionally dominated by magnetic tape technologies. NTI is headquartered at: 9999 Muirlands Blvd, Irvine, CA 92618. Phone: +1-949-421-0720, Fax: +1-949-421-0750 http://www.NTIus.com.