Primera, YesVideo and Ritz Camera team for in-store DVD transfers

reprinted from a Primera press release:

Primera and YesVideo Announce In-Store DVD Transfer Services at Ritz Camera Locations Nationwide

Ritz Camera Centers automatically transfer customer photos and videos directly to DVD.

Plymouth, MN 12/1/2006 — Primera Technology, Inc., the world's leading developer and manufacturer of CD/DVD duplication and printing equipment and YesVideo, the leader in professional digital authoring, have teamed with Ritz Camera Centers, the national camera and photo chain, to bring automated in-store DVD transfer services to Ritz Camera locations nationwide.The YesDVD Generator Minilab System integrates the Bravo II Disc Publisher, manufactured by Primera Technology and YesDVD software by YesVideo. The system provides consumers and businesses automated transfer of their photo and video content from flash memory cards and VHS, VHS-C or 8mm videotapes directly to DVD discs.

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The YesDVD Generator Minilab System uses Bravo II Disc Publisher's integrated DVD burner and robotics to record content to one or more DVDs. It then prints customized, full-color text, graphics and photos directly onto the surface of each DVD without the use of labels. The entire process is automatic and "hands-free, delivering to customers a highly-professional, finished DVD disc.

YesVideo's proprietary YesDVD software enables the quick and easy creation of Hollywood-style DVDs from home video footage. Innovative features of YesDVD software include:

  • Automatic Intelligently Created Chapter Scenes – YesDVD uses algorithms to automatically read incoming video and detect scene breaks creating chapter scenes.
  • Onscreen Chapter Menus – Scenes are indexed onscreen with the first clear image from each chapter of the on-screen viewing menu, making content easy to navigate.
  • Music Video Highlights – The software intelligently selects the best scenes from the home video footage and sets them to three, one-minute video highlights that are automatically set to the beat of music samples.
  • Digital Scrapbook – The embedded Digital Scrapbook PC software enables easy editing and sharing of videos and photos from converted DVDs by creating multimedia storyboards (complete with transitions, title screens and user music), editing photos (rotate, zoom, crop, and adjust brightness and contrast) and capturing digital photos from videos and old movie film.

"Primeras Bravo II is a perfect fit for our in-store transfer solution," said Marty Franz, Vice President of Engineering at YesVideo. "Its reliability and ease of use are invaluable to the employees operating the YesDVD Generator."

"Were pleased that YesVideo has selected Primeras Bravo-series disc publishers for use with their YesDVD Generator Minilab Systems," said Mark D. Strobel, Primera Technology's Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "The YesDVD solution should prove to be a wonderful convenience and value to Ritz Cameras customers."

The YesDVD Generator Minilab System is now installed in 340 Ritz Camera Centers nationwide (www.ritzdvd.com).

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