Reprinted from a Ulead press release:

Ulead Systems, a top developer of digital media software, and Neptune.com, a leading provider of online video sharing, are partnering to make editing and sharing home videos with family and friends over the Internet a convenient and immediately gratifying experience. With Ulead’s recent launch of VideoStudio 8, its flagship consumer video editing software, Ulead partnered with Neptune to incorporate an upload feature that lets users immediately post edited movies to a personal Neptune.com Mediashare site for instant playback. To complement the launch of VideoStudio 8, Ulead and Neptune today announce the VideoStudio 8 “Summertime Video Editing Contest” where VideoStudio 8 users and trial users are invited to upload their best movies to their Mediashare account. Ulead and Neptune will continue to collaborate in developing integrated products, hosting digital media contests, and joint marketing activities.

Winners of the VideoStudio 8 “Summertime Video Contest” can receive thousands of dollars in prizes. First place will receive a Special Edition NVIDIA Editing System, second place a Pioneer DVR-A07XL 8x speed DVD Burner with Ulead DVD Workshop 2, Ulead’s multi-award-winning DVD authoring software, and third place an Audio-Technica Pro Microphone Set (3 and 1) designed for camcorders. In addition to these prizes, each winner along with nine honorable mentions will receive a one-year subscription to Videomaker Magazine, a copy of Videomaker’s Basics of Videography Training Compilation DVD, and three subscriptions to Neptune.com MediaShare with 1GB each of storage. For more information go here.

“We’re pleased to partner with Ulead and excited to see the caliber of the videos created by Ulead’s loyal VideoStudio users,” says Neptune Founder and President, James Tippets. “Neptune and Ulead are a great fit because we share a common goal–to make creating and sharing digital video and photos something that everyone can easily do in their every day life. We’re looking forward to future collaboration with Ulead.”

“Neptune’s design and server technology is something extraordinary,” says Travis White, Ulead video and DVD authoring product manager. “Mediashare is by far the best video hosting service we’ve found to make sharing video as easy and painless as sharing photos. We’ve looked around and there just isn’t any other site out there that makes encoding and uploading videos such a hassle-free and immediately gratifying experience.”

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