Reprinted from a MAGIX press release:

MAGIX, the worldwide leader in video and music editing software, today announced at Photokina 2004 the North America release of MAGIX Movies on CD & DVD 2005 home DVD creation software. MAGIX Movies on CD & DVD 2005 lets anyone create DVDs from their home movies, Internet downloaded movies, VHS library, TV shows, and other footage — all with the click of a button.

Movies Made Easy
According to the Consumer Electronics Association, over 40 percent of U.S. households now own a digital camcorder. Many of these camcorder users want to use their footage and create DVD movies but do not want to spend time editing video and authoring discs. As a result, MAGIX Movies on CD & DVD 2005 now features MovieShow Maker, the essential solution that enables anyone to automatically create themed movies. Users choose from 12 great template styles and the program does the rest. Movies are automatically optimized, arranged, and supplied with effects and background music in an assortment of themes, including party, music video, silent movie, vacation, Christmas, and more.

Once-in-a-lifetime memories from weddings, birthday parties, and vacations can be quickly preserved on CD or DVD, so consumers never have to worry about the inevitable deterioration of VHS tape and the loss of precious moments. MAGIX Movies on CD & DVD 2005 even restores VHS picture & sound quality and can remove TV commercials for high-quality Hollywood-style DVDs you can watch on your TV or computer. The program even functions as a virtual VCR — use the timer to record Internet broadcasts when they air, or directly record favorite TV shows (requires graphic card with TV input).

DVD collections can be easily and affordably preserved with the handy disc backup feature in MAGIX Movies on CD & DVD 2005. Users can burn backup copies of movies stored on their computers and burn 1:1 DVD & (S)VCD duplicates of non-copyright protected, non-encrypted DVDs directly from the disc. Regardless of movie length, MAGIX Movies on CD & DVD 2005 automatically splits movies onto multiple CD or DVD discs. Disc burning is now even faster, so consumers can spend more time watching their movies.

For those wanting complete project flexibility, MAGIX Movies on CD & DVD 2005 also includes home studio features such as three flexible edit modes (storyboard, timeline and multi-scene overview), task automation (batch processing), advanced picture restoration, custom transitions, disc menu design with video backgrounds and animated buttons, and even soundtrack development using effects and background music. The program includes over 350 video loops, text animations, image files, and sound templates, as well as 60 new transition effects, a variety of multimedia DVD menu templates, music clips, and sound effects to ensure a professional result.

MAGIX Movies on CD & DVD 2005 supports Microsoft Windows Media 9 and Real Helix streaming formats and the DivX codec, making it easier to distribute your movies over the Internet, to handheld devices or cell phones. It exports as MPEG 1, 2, & 4, Windows Media, QuickTime and Real Helix and burns VCD, SVCD & DVD discs.

MAGIX Movies on CD & DVD 2005 is available immediately for Windows through authorized MAGIX retailers for $39.99. For more information, contact MAGIX Computer Products International Corp. at 888-866-2449 or visit www.magix.com.

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