Sonic Solutions

Sonic Solutions

Infobox Company
company_name = Sonic Solutions
company_type = Public (nasdaq|SNIC)
foundation = flagicon|United States Novato, California (1987)
location_city = flagicon|United States Novato, California
location_country = USA
key_people = David Habiger, President, CEO
Mary C. Sauer, Co-Founder (Director)
DORIS ROBERT J, Co-Founder (Director)]
industry = Software industry|Software [ [ ] ]
products = See complete products listing
revenue = $34.891 million USD (2007)
num_employees = Approx 700 (December 2007)
homepage =,

Sonic Solutions is an American computer software company headquartered in Novato, California, USA. In addition to having a number of offices in the U.S., the company also maintains offices in Europe and Asia.Sonic Solutions was created in 1986 by former Lucasfilm employees who developed the AudioDroid digital audio editing system as part of the Droidworks project. (Another notable spinoff of the project is Pixar.) Sonic developed and marketed The Sonic System, the first professional non-linear digital audio workstation for music editing, restoration and CD preparation.

Sonic's technology for professional audio noise reduction, NoNOISE, received an Emmy Award for outstanding technical achievement in 1996, the same year the company introduced the first commercial DVD production system in partnership with Daikin. Sonic became the leading developer of DVD authoring systems for professional use (Sonic Scenarist and Sonic DVD Producer) as well as retail and PC OEM DVD software applications for home use (DVDit, MyDVD, and RecordNow).

In 2002, Sonic spun off their entire audio division as Sonic Studio, LLC, to concentrate solely on the DVD marketplace. With the acquisition of the Desktop and Mobile Division (DMD) of VERITAS Software Corporation in 2002 and the acquisition of Roxio in 2003, Sonic increased its focus on consumer media creation software, moving its Sonic-branded consumer products under the Roxio brand to join products such as Easy Media Creator and Toast.

Continuing to be distributed under the Sonic brand are the company’s professional authoring and encoding solutions as well as the media technologies and engines it licenses to PC and CE applications developers (AuthorScript and CinePlayer).Recently, Sonic launch a technology platform called Qflix. Qflix enables industry-approved DVD copy protection (CSS) to be applied to recordable DVD media. This allows content owners to electronically deliver video programming that can be securely recorded to DVD. Qflix received a Popular Science “Best Of What’s New” award in 2007.

Professional Systems:

Scenarist® - Scenarist is used to author commercial (Hollywood) content onto DVD and Blu-ray Disc
CineVision® - Sonic CineVision is an encoding solution for Blu-ray Disc
Scenarist® Publisher™ - Scenarist Publisher automated DVD authoring application

Licensing Technology:

AuthorScript® - A software toolkit for 3rd party PC developers and CE manufacturers, AuthorScript allows advanced digital media conversion, recording, and formatting capabilities to be added to hardware and software solutions.
CinePlayer™ Navigator - A software toolkit for 3rd party PC developers and CE manufacturers allows DVD and BD playback and navigation to be added to a broad range of systems.

Consumer Products & Services:

Creator® - A digital media suite of photo, video, and music, creation, sharing, and organizing applications.
Toast® - The Industry-leading disc burning and media management software for the Mac.
MyDVD™ - The world’s first consumer DVD creation software for authoring personal content on DVD
Roxio® Online – Web based services for media creation, storage, and sharing.

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