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[MD1] Developer Edition of the Sorenson Video Codec

Press Contact: John Geyer
Phone: (408) 356-7373 x227
email: jgeyer@terran.com
web site: http://www.terran.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Developer Edition of the Sorenson Video Codec
Now Available from Terran Interactive

San Jose, CA, Terran Interactive (April 3, 1998) Terran Interactive
announced today that it is now fulfilling orders for the Developer Edition
of the Sorenson Video Codec. One of the major advances of QuickTime 3, the
new Sorenson Video codec is included as a standard component of the
QuickTime installation. The Sorenson Video codec delivers the highest
quality low-bandwidth QuickTime movies.

A Basic Edition of the codec is included with QuickTime 3. However, for
best results content producers will need to upgrade to the Developer
Edition of the Sorenson Video Codec. Used with Media Cleaner Pro 3.0's
advanced features such as variable bitrate encoding, the Developer Edition
can provide a dramatic improvement in image quality and/or filesize.

For more information and samples, please see
(http://www.terran.com/prod/SorensonDev.html)

Content producers will need Media Cleaner Pro 3.0 to take advantage of
variable bitrate (VBR) encoding and Sorenson watermarking. Cleaner 3.0 has
not yet been released, but Terran is now taking orders - for those that
order or upgrade, Terran will ship the latest beta of Media Cleaner Pro
3.0. The final version Media Cleaner 3.0 will be shipped to customers as
soon as it is available (estimated ship date May 15th). In the meantime,
content developers will be able to use advanced features of the Sorenson
Video Developer Edition (including VBR and watermarking) to make great
video.

PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
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Sorenson Video Codec (Developer Edition): US$499
Sorenson Video Codec & Media Cleaner Pro 3.0: US$799
Sorenson Codec, QDesign Music Codec, Media Cleaner 3.0: US$1099
Upgrade from Media Cleaner Pro 2.x, Movie Cleaner Pro 1.x: US$99
Full version of Media Cleaner Pro 3.0: US$359
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About the Sorenson Video Codec
The Sorenson Video codec is the result of over ten years of research and
development effort. It implements innovative core technologies which
combine new vector quantization techniques with advanced motion
compensation. Very precise adaptive data rate control features are also
implemented. The technology is protected by more than 13 patents, with
numerous others pending.

About Media Cleaner Pro 3.0
Media Cleaner Pro 3.0 is a dedicated media optimization and compression
tool. Media Cleaner reads a wide range of formats and outputs QuickTime,
RealVideo, RealAudio, DV, AIFF, WAV, and still images for delivery on the
Web, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, kiosk, or intranet. Version 3.0 introduces many new
features that include cutting edge support for QuickTime 3, still image
processing and a redesigned interface, which provides developers more
control. For more information about Media Cleaner, interested parties
should visit (http://www.terran.com).

About the QDesign Music Codec
The QDesign Music Codec("QDMC") for QuickTime 3.0 is fundamental new
approach to coding audio. Unlike MPEG or AC-3 audio, the QDesign Music
Codec is designed specifically for low data rate applications such as the
Internet. The codec is optimized to produce the highest possible audio
quality at below 28.8K modem bandwidths, eliminating 8 bit, 8kHz mono sound
from multimedia production. A free, "SE" version of QDMC ships with
QuickTime 3. QDMC Pro is designed for professional developers who want
advanced features such as access to all sample rates and bitrates,
pro-speed encode performance, and batch processing.

About Terran Interactive Inc.
Founded in 1995, Terran is a privately held company located in Los Gatos,
California. Terran's mission is to develop powerful and easy-to-use tools
that optimize and compress dynamic media enabling users to enrich their
CD-ROM, DVD-ROM and Internet projects. Media Cleaner Pro, Terran's flagship
product, is recognized as the industry standard for compressing digital
media. For more information, visit (http://www.terran.com) or phone at
(408) 356-7373.

 
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