Matrox Chooses Sonic ReelDVD for RT.X100 Professional DVD Bundles; New Bundles Provide Videographers with Powerful Non-linear Video Editing and DVD Publishing Solution

New York DV Show

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 31, 2003--Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ: SNIC), the world leader in DVD authoring applications, announced today at the New York DV Show that Matrox Video Products Group has chosen Sonic's ReelDVD LE DVD authoring application to bundle with the Matrox RT.X100, a realtime non-linear editing and DVD production solution for corporate communicators and event videographers in search of a powerful, easy, and cost-efficient way to create professional-level DVD titles.

The Matrox RT.X100 is part of the new generation of Matrox products to incorporate the "Power of X" - a new architecture that leverages the scalable power of a user's CPU with the explosive performance of dedicated hardware for the ultimate realtime video editing experience. The RT.X100 non-linear video editing system is the perfect solution to accelerate DVD production workflow by combining realtime video editing and realtime MPEG encoding for output to DVD. The combination of ReelDVD with the Matrox RT.X100 provides a complete, powerful and low-priced DVD production solution for video production users looking to create great-looking DVDs quickly and efficiently.

"Sonic is the clear leader in DVD creation applications, and we are very pleased to continue our long-standing relationship with them by offering ReelDVD LE with our RT.X100 video editing solution," said Bernard Lamborelle, Technical Marketing Director at Matrox. "With ReelDVD LE, RT.X100 users can create DVDs with professional-level features such as multiple-languages, subtitles, and motion-menu backgrounds - all at a very affordable cost."

"We're delighted to be working with Matrox to bring DVD authoring to event videographers, independent studios, educational facilities, and digital filmmakers," said Rolf Hartley, General Manager of the Professional Products Group at Sonic. "Matrox's innovative RT.X100 video editing system, combined with the authoring power of ReelDVD puts professional-level DVD production in the reach of the growing number of users looking to create high-quality, interactive projects on DVD."

About Sonic ReelDVD(R)

Sonic ReelDVD is designed for independent film and advanced video projects and brings exciting multimedia DVD to professional productions. Built upon the same industry-proven DVD formatting technology incorporated into Scenarist, Sonic's Hollywood-standard authoring system, ReelDVD combines the strength of professional-level software with a friendly user interface and simple workflow, making the process of creating professional-quality DVDs fast, reliable and easy.

About Matrox RT.X100

Matrox RT.X100 delivers many unique professional features that are not available on any other video editing card in its class. It's ideal for corporate communicators, event videographers, project studios, educational facilities, and digital filmmakers. Matrox RT.X100 builds on the success of the Matrox RT2500 and Matrox DigiSuite MAX realtime editing platforms that have won numerous awards and been delivered to well over 100,000 users worldwide.

Pricing and Availability

Matrox RT.X100 Professional DVD Bundles, including the ReelDVD LE software, are available from authorized resellers worldwide, starting at $1099 US in North America.

About Matrox

Matrox Video Products Group is a technology and market leader in the field of digital video hardware and software for realtime editing, DVD authoring, and web streaming applications. Matrox's Emmy award-winning technology powers a full range of content creation and delivery platforms used by television broadcasters, post-production facilities, project studios, corporate communicators, event videographers, and video enthusiasts worldwide. Founded in 1976, Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada with offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, and Hong Kong. For more information visit

About Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ: SNIC)

Based in Marin County, California, Sonic ( is the world's leading supplier of DVD creation software. Sonic's professional DVD authoring software is used to produce the majority of major film releases on DVD. Sonic's desktop DVD creation software powers most of the world's DVD burners, and Sonic's CD and DVD mastering software is the top-rated OEM solution for transferring and backing up data to CD and DVD media. Sonic's core strengths include in-depth knowledge of the DVD and CD digital media formats and the video and audio data types they require, and the design of friendly, yet powerful, authoring and editing applications for the consumer, desktop and professional CD and DVD markets.

Sonic, the Sonic logo, CinePlayer, Edit-on-DVD, OpenDVD, and PrimeTime are trademarks of Sonic Solutions. AuthorScript, Sonic DVD Creator, MyDVD, DVDit!, ReelDVD and Scenarist are registered trademarks of Sonic Solutions. All other company or product names are trademarks of their respective owners and, in some cases, are used by Sonic under license. Specifications, pricing and delivery schedules are subject to change without notice.

Forward Looking Statement

The above paragraphs of this press release may contain forward looking statements that are based upon current expectations. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward looking statements as a result of various risks and uncertainties including, among others, the timely introduction and acceptance of new products, costs associated with new product introductions, the transition of products to new hardware configurations and platforms and other factors, including those discussed in the Company's annual and quarterly reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release should be read in conjunction with the Company's most recent annual report on Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and Registration Statement on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which contain a more detailed discussion of the Company's business including risks and uncertainties that may affect future results. The Company does not undertake to update any forward looking statements.

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