Reprinted from an SCM Microsystems press release:

FREMONT, Calif. – August 20, 2002 – SCM Microsystems, Inc.,) a leading provider of solutions that open the Digital
World, today announced the release of Dazzle MovieStar 5, the newest
addition to its digital video software line. MovieStar 5 combines an
easy-to-use user interface with powerful editing features to provide home
users with what they need to create their own professional looking movies.


MovieStar 5’s innovative user interface makes video editing the easiest it
has ever been. Almost all video editing tasks can be completed in three
mouse clicks or less. In addition, MovieStar 5 is the first real consumer
video editing software to support Background Rendering, which means that
the most time consuming and frustrating part of the video editing
experience — rendering a final project — is cut down dramatically.


“Most video editing software is designed with the professional in mind and
so is very complex; but MovieStar 5 is targeted at average PC users who
wants their video projects to look professional but be quick and easy to
do,” said Dirk Peters, Director of Marketing for SCM Microsystems’ Digital
Media and Video division. “MovieStar 5 makes capturing editing and sharing
video easy, but it does not leave out the powerful features people want.”


MovieStar 5 offers many features that make it easy to make a home video
look professional, including:


FastKut Trimmer windows that allow users to quickly trim up to three
adjoining video clips at once, making it easier to create smooth flowing
projects;
Storyboard or Timeline views that offer the flexibility to work in a
very simple or exceptionally precise mode;
Over 100 3D transitions and special effects to add a professional
look;
An innovative user interface that enables most common editing tasks to
be done in three mouse clicks or less;
Background rendering to dramatically speed up video processing;
An integrated Video CD burning engine so users can record directly to
their CD burner without additional software; and
The ability to output to videotape or the web right from the software
itself.


Pricing, Availability
MovieStar 5 will be sold as a stand-alone product, as well as bundled as a
key software component with numerous Dazzle video capture products. It is
compatible with Windows 98 SE, 2000, ME and XP operating systems. MovieStar
5 is priced at $49.99 (MSRP) and available in August 2002.

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