As our reports from this week's 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) are already demonstrating, there's set to be a battle royal between the Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD camps over which of the two forthcoming high-definition optical disc formats will prove most popular.

If the two can't profitably co-exist and there is a losing camp, those in it may end up being hard hit financially. But, who comes out on top probably won't matter much to the software firms that make programs for authoring, editing, burning and playing high-def discs. They're almost certain to end up smelling of roses since all seem to be taking a more realistic (and we think commendable) stance than the main camp followers by offering solutions for Blu-ray Disc and for HD DVD.
Check out our Headline. It details most of the software being promised for editing, outputting, burning and authoring high-def footage onto the competing Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD formats.