, a provider of professional video and audio editing software applications, announced the availability of Blu-print, a complete software solution for authoring DVDs in the new Blu-ray format.
The Blu-print authoring application, developed by Sony Pictures Entertainment, runs on most high-end Windows-powered workstation and enables postproduction facilities and movie production studios to utilize the advanced features of the BD-ROM format. In addition to ensuring proper encoding, users can use Blu-print to create menu navigation for their Blu-ray discs and utilize the advanced features of the format such as BDMV (Blu-ray Disc Movie) “popup” menus and BD-J (Blu-ray Disc Java) interactivity.
Blu-print is now available for $50,000 per license. A free 30-day trial is available by request. Sony Media Software also provides technical support and maintenance agreements for Blu-print at the Gold (6 months – $7,500) and Platinum levels (1 year – $10,000).