The pioneer in automatic video production previews `muvee autoProducer Media Center Edition`, bringing hassle-free, automated movie-making into the living room
Las Vegas, Nevada - (January 8, 2004) - muvee Technologies, the pioneer in automatic video production, announces its groundbreaking muvee autoProducer Media Center Edition, the first and only application for video production that sits within Microsoft's® Windows® XP Media Center platform, and allows users to quickly and easily create compelling productions on a TV screen using only a remote control.
"The home computing environment is in the midst of an amazing evolution. PCs and digital media are rapidly converging with TVs, cameras, DVD players and other consumer electronics devices," said Dr. Pete Kellock, Founder and CEO of muvee Technologies. "muvee autoProducer Media Center Edition is a breakthrough that integrates multimedia production on a PC, and home entertainment on the TV screen. Our Media Center Edition allows anyone to create great -looking video productions in a few minutes from the comfort of the couch using the familiar buttons of a remote control. Video production has never been so easy, so quick and so much fun. We're pretty excited about introducing this to the world."
Developed using muvee's patented technology, muvee autoProducer Media Center Edition retains all the core functions of the award -winning muvee autoProducer PC application, but these are now presented in a radically new Media Center -styled interface. Designed to be user -friendly and intuitive, consumers need only navigate a few simple steps using the 4 directional arrow buttons on the Media Center's remote control panel to browse and select videos, pictures, music and a style to use in a production. In minutes, muvee autoProducer analyzes the video footage to pick out key scenes, before automatically cutting these footage highlights to the length and rhythm of the chosen music track(s), with style effects synchronized to the beat. muvee autoProducer Media Center Edition currently supports WMV and MPEG -2 output formats.
muvee autoProducer Media Center Edition will primarily target PC OEMs, and will ship at the end of this month. A consumer version of the software will also be available end -February at US$49.95 from www.muvee.com.
About muvee Technologies
Founded in 2001, muvee Technologies is a privately held company headquartered in Singapore with a subsidiary, muvee Technologies, Inc. in New York. The company's award -winning product, muvee autoProducer, was recently voted "Best of 2003" by PC Magazine, and is the world's first smart automatic video production software for the PC that lets anyone create professional -looking productions automatically and easily from raw video, often thousands of times faster than any other approach.
To date, muvee autoProducer has sold into over 60 countries worldwide directly from the company's website at www.muvee.com, and is also available at retail outlets in Europe, Southeast Asia and Japan.
muvee Technologies has showcased its groundbreaking technology at leading industry events, including COMDEX and International CES in the USA, World PC Expo in Tokyo, and CeBIT in Germany.
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Notes to Editors:
muvee ("mew -vee") n., always lowercase
1. Slick video production created in minutes using intelligent, automatic editing technology. 2. An abbreviation for muvee Technologies, the creators of muvee autoProducer software.
"muvee" is a registered trademark of muvee Technologies Pte Ltd. For more information, please visit www.muvee.com.