MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, October 9, 2000 – Pinnacle Systems, Inc.
today announced immediate availability of Studio Basic for RealVideo, an
easy-to-use video editing software for creating RealNetworks RealVideo
content. This product is a result of an alliance between Pinnacle Systems,
a leader in digital video editing solutions, and RealNetworks, Inc., the
recognized leader in media delivery on the Internet.
Studio Basic for RealVideo is available as a free download at
www.realnetworks.com. The digital video editing tool supports RealVideo 8
technology that delivers high quality, full-motion video experience via
dial-up modems, VHS-quality through mainstream broadband rates, and near-DVD
quality through very high-capacity networks. Using Studio Basic, consumers
can easily enliven their videos by selecting their best shots and arranging
them in any order, adding titles, scene transitions, music, sound effects
and narration. Movies are saved in RealVideo streaming format enabling the
video to be played in RealPlayer.
“People who produce DV content care about video quality so we think they’ll
be thrilled that we integrated RealVideo 8 into this product,” says Bill
Loesch, vice-president of Pinnacle Systems’ consumer business group.
“RealNetworks RealVideo 8 offers superior quality to other streaming video
formats. We’re excited about our relationship with RealNetworks.”
“The award-winning VHS quality of RealVideo 8 and the ubiquitous efficiency
of RealSystem has spurred content developers to make their programming
available to a rapidly growing, media hungry Internet audience,” said Ben
Rotholtz, general manager, products and systems, RealNetworks, Inc. “Once
again, Pinnacle Systems has demonstrated leadership in digital video editing
products with Studio Basic video software, making it straightforward to
create and stream RealVideo 8 content.”
Studio Basic for RealVideo is an easy-to-use video editing software that is
available for free download via RealNetworks at www.realnetworks.com. The
Studio Basic software enables users to capture video from any DV or Digital8
camcorder via their PCs FireWire port. Users may select the best scenes and
arrange them in any order, add titles, scene transitions, music narration,
and special effects. Users can choose from more than 16 professional-style
scene transitions and more than 300 styles for titles, including neon,
metallic and drop shadows. The completed movie is saved in RealVideo format.
Studio Plus for RealVideo offers all the features found in Studio Basic for
RealVideo, and includes over 100 professional style transitions, a library
of over 100 sound effects, and a library of SmartSound music for
soundtracks. Studio Plus for RealVideo can save videos as RealVideo 8, AVI
and MPEG files, and can also output the video to a DV tape via FireWire.
The sales price for Studio Plus for RealVideo is $89.95.
For users without a FireWire port on their PC, Studio Solution for RealVideo
includes the Studio Plus video editing software and comes with a FireWire
PCI board. Studio Solution for RealVideo sells for $149.95.