updated 04:20 am EST, Wed February 19, 2003
MacNN reader BJ McLaughlin notes that LaCie is now distrubuting authoring software with its products. The software can create customized DVD with drag & drop, features 'Chapters' for easy DVD navigation, can create enhanced DVDs with photo slide show and music with playback compatibility with a wide variety of DVD players, and supports both Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X. CaptyDVD supports video and images on a single disc as well as MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and QuickTime movies as video sources. It ships with the LaCie d2 FireWire 4x DVD-Rewritable Drive ($380), and is also sold separately for $150. [updated]
"Capty DVD, the DVD authoring software from Japanese software/hardware manufacturer Pixela, now has an American distributor. LaCie of Hillsboro, Oregon has agreed to market the software in America and overseas. The firm evidentally will offer the software to the public on a standalone basis....Unlike iDVD and DVD Studio Pro, this software will run on G3 Macintoshes and work with any drive ... even those not sold by Apple or LaCie."