Watch as unedited videos and pictures are instantly transformed into slick, professional-looking productions - completely automatically, and in just seconds.
Automatic Movie -Making Packs More Features and Greater Control with the Launch of the All -New muvee autoProducer 4 at CES
Singapore and Las Vegas, NV - December 30, 2004 - muvee Technologies, the pioneer and leader in automatic video production, is proud to officially launch muvee autoProducer 4 at International CES 2005. Featuring a revamped user interface for better workflow, improved automatic editing capabilities and a host of powerful new features, muvee autoProducer 4 ups the ante once again by delivering enhanced user control and unparalleled automatic video production technology that is remarkably fast, easy and fun.
magicMoments™ technology, which was first introduced in the previous version of the software, is now emphasized as a key aspect of muvee autoProducer 4. magicMoments is an innovative feature that complements muvee's automatic editing capabilities by enabling users to quickly pre -select their most important scenes for inclusion using a simple Thumbs -Up button if they choose to do so. Unwanted shots can similarly be excluded with a Thumbs -Down button.
Dr. Pete Kellock, muvee's founder and CEO, said, "magicMoments combines automatic editing with the ability to pick favorite moments in a revolutionary new way, and is just one of muvee's unique, distinguishing features. We also offer more than 100 downloadable editing styles that are creatively themed for all sorts of occasions so that our users can give their videos impact and emotion, and create home videos that are great to watch over and over again."
muvee autoProducer 4 now supports DivX, Windows Media, QuickTime and MPEG -4 video inputs, in addition to AVI, MPEG -1 and MPEG -2 formats. Other new features include support for USB webcam and video capture, integrated DVD/VCD authoring, a video snapshot tool, more photo -centric effects and transitions, picture interleaving, style groupings, file drag -and -drop, and improved title and credit sequences, among others. More advanced production settings also allow users to specify the duration of each muvee, or to optimize it to fit either the selected video and pictures, or the music.
Dr. Kellock added, "Ever since we first introduced muvee autoProducer in 2001, automatic video editing has become a must -have offering in several video editing programs, and this is a great testament to what we're doing. But muvee's solution is much more radical: automatic editing is at the very heart of our revolutionary approach to video production. We've now capitalized on our expertise in this field to make version 4 even better for our users by giving them more functionality and control. Using muvee is like having an expert video editor in your computer doing the hard work for you - in fact, quite a few of our users are professional video editors, although I'm not sure if they all tell their clients that they're using muvee! I'm very proud of what we've achieved in this latest release and anticipate more exciting developments down the road."
The award -winning muvee autoProducer software is the first in the world to deliver an intelligent, automatic and effective video production solution that caters to the needs of the majority of home movie -makers. muvee lets even the most novice user instantly transform unedited video and pictures into compelling, professional -looking "muvees" - completely automatically in just a few quick steps that take only minutes, even seconds. Users simply select their video and pictures, add in their favorite music, and apply a production style. muvee's Artistic Intelligence™ then analyzes the video, pictures and music to select the best footage highlights and determine the tempo and mood of the music, before automatically splicing everything together with style effects and transitions synchronized to the beat. The end result is a stylish production that can be saved and shared with family and friends in many popular formats.
muvee autoProducer 4 (currently for Windows® XP only) is now available online at www.muvee.com for US$69.95.
muvee Technologies' founders, Pete Kellock and Terence Swee, will be demonstrating muvee autoProducer 4 at CES in Las Vegas from January 6 - 9, 2005 (by scheduled appointment). muvee will also be meeting the press during Lunch @Piero's and at ShowStoppers.
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. To date, muvee autoProducer has sold into over 100 countries worldwide, and is bundled globally with major original equipment manufacturers including Hewlett -Packard, ATI and Sony. muvee autoProducer is also available in retail stores across the US, Europe and Japan.
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Notes to Editors:
muvee (pronounced "mew -vee") n., always written entirely in lowercase
1. A 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.
 CHIP Germany's Testsieger award (March 2004), PC Magazine's "Best of 2003" award (January 20, 2004), PC Magazine's four -star award (May 6, 2003).