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Rovi releases Toast 11, Toast 11 Pro

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Rovi Corp. has launched Roxio Toast 11 Titanium for Mac. The update helps extend Mac OS and iLife applications with new capabilities and feature enhancements for capturing, copying, converting and enjoying personal digital media and entertainment.

Toast 11 has been redesigned from the ground up and showcases a new interface. It also boasts refined workflows along with built-in video tutorials. You can see a video overview of Toast 11 at http://macte.ch/GKgiO .

For existing users, Toast 11 adds many features such as recording to multiple drives simultaneously, a streamlined product update mechanism, and the ability to save custom video profiles, which is useful for those that are often converting video for a particular device. The latest version now also offers built-in features for directly uploading media to social networking sites such as YouTube, Vimeo or Facebook and technology optimizations, dubbed VideoBoost, that speed up H.264 (high definition) video conversion or encoding.

New or exclusive-to-Toast features include: Internet audio recording; the ability to capture, save, and convert Web-based video content; disc spanning (automatically spreading a large amount of data or audio tracks across many discs); one-click backup of HD camcorder footage; dual-platform compatible disc creation; and TiVo-to-Go support.

Toast 11 Titanium is available directly from http://www.roxio.com and is priced at US$99.99. An accompanying Blu-ray Disc plug-in, which is required to author Blu-ray Disc video, is sold
separately for $19.99.

Also launching today is Roxio Toast 11 Pro. Toast 11 Pro ($149.99) includes everything offered in Toast 11 Titanium as well as the Blu-ray Disc Plug-in and four digital media applications. Included components are the Blu-Ray Disc Plug-in and:

° Adobe PhotoShop Elements 9 — the latest, full-featured version of the consumer photo-editing software for the Mac.

° SmartSound Sonicfire Pro 5 — for creating a soundtrack to accompany videos and slideshows.

° BIAS SoundSoap SE — for removing unwanted noise like wind, hisses, scratches, and pops from LPs, cassettes, or almost any audio, music, or video soundtrack.

° FotoMagico 3 — for turning pictures and video into slideshows.

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