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PRESS RELEASE: muvee Launches Automatic Video Solution for Photo Kiosks at PMA 2006
More than just a slideshow, muveeKiosk technology enables photo kiosk users to instantly create emotive music video productions out of their photos and video clips
Singapore and New York, NY (February 23, 2006) - muvee, the pioneer and leader in Instant Personal Video, launches its muveeKiosk software at the 2006 Photo Marketing Association (PMA) Convention in Orlando, Florida. When integrated, the muveeKiosk plug-in works seamlessly within an existing photo kiosk's software setup, extending the kiosk's product offering beyond standard music compilation, photo touch-up, photo printing and CD/DVD-burning. muveeKiosk does this by enabling consumers to automatically turn scores of pictures - and even video clips from all popular digital cameras - into emotionally engaging music video productions. With support for various output formats, consumers can choose to share their finished 'muvees' online on blogs or video-sharing websites, or burn them to CD/DVD.
Terence Swee, muvee's founder and Chief Opportunities Officer, said, "muvee's award winning automatic editing technology has proven to be wildly popular with PC users and is already bundled globally with a myriad of consumer products. We are very excited to now make our technology available to photo kiosks. Kiosks are great for printing a handful of your best images, but muveeKiosk gives users a more meaningful way of enjoying all of their pictures - even the ones they don't print - as well as any video clips they might have. Flipping through 100 stills on disk is plain dull, and ordinary slideshows are uninspiring. muvee revives and differentiates any photo kiosk by letting users create stylish productions that come to life to the beat of any chosen music track."
At a muvee-enabled kiosk, users can select and print photos from popular sources such as CD, mobile phone or Flash memory, but also enjoy an extra option to create and burn a compelling muvee CD/DVD of all their images using one of the included muvee production styles. muvee's styles are themed templates containing unique music, effects and transitions that are applied to the user's chosen media and synchronized to the music, and there are over 100 to choose from. muvee's Artistic Intelligence™ engine works in minutes to automatically create a professional-looking, CD- or DVD-ready muvee production that captures the essence of the user's digital media. Video can also be woven in with photos in a single production.
Terence added, "The ubiquity of digital cameras and the affordability of Flash memory mean that more people are taking a greater number of pictures and videos at every eventůmore pictures and video than they know what to do with. Consumers are beginning to demand interesting new solutions to handle the growing volume of digital media captured with these cameras. muveeKiosk is therefore ideally positioned to deliver an entirely new and compelling premium solution for photo kiosk makers who wish to enhance their service offering, add value for their customers and significantly boost their returns."
The muveeKiosk software development kit (SDK) is currently available for licensing. muvee will be showcasing its automatic video production capabilities at PMA 2006, held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando from February 26 to March 1, at booth #3398. More information about the Photo Marketing Association is available at www.pmai.org .
About muvee Founded in 2001, muvee is the pioneer and global leader in a dynamic new field: Instant Personal Video. muvee's award-winning autoProducer software for PCs features patented technology that revolutionizes the process of video production, allowing anyone to automatically turn home video and photos into professional-looking productions in hundreds of different styles. Users need no prior experience working with photo or video editing software, and each production is finished in minutes. muvee's products are available for the PC, camera phones, photo kiosks and other platforms, and have sold into more than 100 countries worldwide. muvee's global partners include Hewlett-Packard, Nokia, Sony, Nikon and ATI. For more information, please visit www.muvee.com .
Notes to Editors muvee (pronounced "mew-vee"), n ., always written entirely in lowercase
A slick video production created in minutes using intelligent, automatic editing technology.
An abbreviation for muvee Technologies , the creators of muvee autoProducer software.
"muvee" is a registered trademark of muvee Technologies Pte Ltd. For more information, please visit www.muvee.com .