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After all the manipulations, I can sit down before the notebook and enjoy high-quality video being reproduced on a large screen.

You can also use the notebook’s video outputs to send the signal to the wide screen of a home cinema (after all, home Blu-ray players are going to cost a fortune when they hit the market).

If you want to learn what other applications you buy along with the notebook, glance though the following list:

Ulead BD Disc Recorder works with BDAV format (Blu-ray Disc Audio-Visual). When this program starts up, it offers you to capture video from a camcorder or open an existing video file or import a Video DVD (if it is not copy-protected). In this program you can capture video, do some basic editing and burn it on Blu-ray discs.

Roxio DigitalMedia SE is a simple version of the software suite for burning optical media. It can be used to create data discs, perform backup copying, burn Audio CDs, work with disc images in various formats, etc. A nice feature of this program I’d want to mention is that it prevents the system from entering the standby mode when you are formatting a medium to perform the active task correctly.

Image Converter 2 Plus is a tool for converting video from one format into another. Particularly, it supports uncompressed AVI, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, QuickTime, and WMV. It can also convert pictures and supports Memory Stick cards.

Sonic Stage File Conversion Tool is a tool for converting files in OpenMG format.

Sonic Stage Mastering Studio can capture analog audio (from a microphone, tape recorder, LPs) and then, after processing, burn it on a CD or a DSD Disc (high-quality audio format).

HDV Proxy File Manager is a utility to create a proxy file when working with High-Definition Video. A proxy file has worse image quality, so it requires less system resources to be processed (when you apply special effects, create transitions, etc). After the project is complete, all the changes you’ve made to the proxy file are applied to the original video file.

VAIO Media is a program that offers centralized access to multimedia files on your local computer as well as on other computers that are member of the VAIO Media network.

Windows Media Digital Enhancements includes four components from Microsoft: Windows Audio Converter (to covert audio files), Windows CD Label Maker, Windows Dancer (it shows a dancing man on your Desktop), and Windows Party Mode (it transforms your computer into a music box for your party).

Adobe Premier Elements 2.0 is a value version of a video-editing suite. It is intended for home users and amateurs, but offers enough functions for you to create a good home movie or organize your video archive.

Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0 is a value version of the famous image-editing software from Adobe Systems. This cut-down Photoshop is quite sufficient for processing photographs and picture on an amateur level.

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