Marin County, California (July 17, 2018) – Scenarist, LLC, the developer of Hollywood-standard HD Blu-ray Disc authoring systems based in Marin County, California announced today the release of Scenarist BD, version 8 software for commercial Blu-ray Disc authoring. Scenarist BD is world renowned as the authoring system most used by the professional authoring industry to create the majority of titles released for retail sales and rental each year. Version 8 provides major speed enhancements, deep authoring workflow efficiencies, and automation that will enable a single author to immediately become more productive, eliminating hours from each project. In addition to these massive new features, Scenarist is also including the DTS:X immersive audio stream encoder for free, making the upgrade to Scenarist BD version 8 the biggest and most feature packed value for Blu-ray Disc authoring ever produced by the company.
“The team at Scenarist has really listened and delivered a really powerful upgrade with Scenarist BD version 8. Not only is the overall muxing massively faster, but they’ve re-examined the workflow and modernized the overall authoring process,” said, David Mackenzie, CEO at Fidelity In Motion, a leading commercial authoring facility in New York. “Scenarist BD v8 projects import easily into Scenarist UHD for Ultra HD Blu-ray title authoring. So, for our business, this release is a massive win.”
Improvements in the Scenarist BD version 8 multiplexing engine increase the speed of title projects through the mastering stage by up to 50% compared to previous versions. Scenarist engineers also enhanced built-in automated disc layout features, automated audio trimming to seamless branch points, and improved background muxing features to improve authoring efficiency. Scenarist BD v8 will save hundreds of hours of programming on complex or large titles helping to deliver releases on-time and well under budget.
With the rapid consumer adoption of Ultra HD Blu-ray and Dolby Vision HDR, packaged media has sparked a renewed interest in content curation by movie lovers around the world because of its consistent ability to deliver a no-compromise entertainment experience with expressive images and immersive audio content. Major motion picture studios are now re-releasing catalog titles in the format that deliver never-before-seen-details and expansive color depth that make such classic stories new again.
In addition to the massive feature upgrades in Scenarist BD version 8, Scenarist is also including the DTS:X immersive audio stream encoder for free. DTS:X has quickly become the standard in immersive audio streams and supports legacy DTS stream creation.
Scenarist BD is immediately available directly Scenarist or via Scenarist resellers worldwide.
About Scenarist, LLC
Scenarist, LLC, located in Marin County, California, is the world’s leading developer of professional authoring technology since 1995. Scenarist products enable major motion picture companies, high-end authoring facilities, producers and independent content holders to release titles on media formats including DVD-Video, Blu-ray Disc and Ultra HD Blu-ray. The company’s products are the “gold standard” in Hollywood because they provide unparalleled authoring access to format specification and enable the highest level of creative control for the most demanding titles. Today, the majority of commercially released titles worldwide have been created using Scenarist. www.scenarist.com.