Reprinted from a muvee press release:

muvee Technologies, the pioneer in automatic video production for the PC, is proud to release the latest version of its *award-winning muvee autoProducer software. The new muvee autoProducer 3 debuts with a host of new features including support for still images, plug-in styles and improved integration with DVD authoring packages.

muvee autoProducer 3 now lets users blend digital pictures (JPG/JPEG, GIF and BMP) with their video, and introduces new panning and zooming photo effects that bring stills to life. In response to user requests for a wider selection of video effects and transitions, the new release also supports plug-in styles that users can purchase and download to augment the set of 24 built-in styles that come with the software.

muvee autoProducer 3 also sports a host of improvements including direct launching of popular DVD authoring applications, support for Windows Media audio files (WMA), and greater user control over the sequencing of video clips.

Pete Kellock, founder and CEO of muvee Technologies, said, “We introduced the concept of automatic video production two years ago, opening up a radically new way to create video – one that’s literally thousands of times faster than previous approaches, can be learnt in a few minutes and, above all, much more fun. Our wonderful and passionate community of muvee users has given us loads of feedback, and we’ve responded with a version that addresses the most common requests. The launch of muvee autoProducer 3 is another important milestone in the revolution that’s opening up video production to everyone.”

muvee autoProducer is the fastest, easiest and most fun way to capture video and automatically create professional-looking productions on a PC in just a few steps. Users simply add in their video, choose some music, and select a creative editing style from the program’s built-in list.

Underlying muvee autoProducer’s user-friendly, 6-button interface is patent-pending technology that intelligently analyzes and detects key scenes from video footage, before automatically cutting and synchronizing these highlights to the rhythm of the chosen music, complete with personalized credits, effects and transitions. In minutes, a final, polished video production, known as a “muvee”, is ready to be saved and shared in a number of popular formats, including DV, AVI and WMV for e-mail or Web-streaming. muvee autoProducer 3 also outputs productions as MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 files, which can subsequently be used to create VCDs, SVCDs or DVDs using any suitable third-party CD-burning or DVD-authoring program.

Pricing and Availability:
muvee autoProducer 3 is priced at US$49.95 and is now available for download from www.muvee.com in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish. Current users of earlier licensed versions of muvee autoProducer may upgrade to version 3 from US$19.95.

muvee Technologies will launch 2 new muvee stylePacks on Nov 7, 2003. Each pack of 6 new plug-in styles is priced at US$14.95 (compatible with muvee autoProducer 3 and future versions), and may be purchased from muvee’s styleLabs at http://www.muvee.com/website/styleLabs.php from that date.

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