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Interactive Solutions Releases MovieWorks Deluxe 6.0
By Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Saturday, March 1, 2003 - 11:01 EST)

Interactive Solutions, Inc. has announced the release of MovieWorks Deluxe 6.0, featuring general reliability improvements, support for importing MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 files, and exporting to the new MPEG-4 format. The company also said enhancements have been made to media sequencing, previewing, playback navigation and text editing. The Player applications have also been optimized to ope productions in a matter of seconds on most computers.

The new release includes an additional 50-MB of new graphic and photo clip media objects and an interactive "front-end", created in MovieWorks, to allow easier installation and navigation of CD contents.

MovieWorks Deluxe 6.0 lists for $119.95. Installers for Mac Classic, OS X and Windows are now included on a single CD. The new version is available as a free update to registered users of version 5.x or higher.

Original Source Press Release:

New MovieWorks Improves Authoring Speed, Ease & Reliability

Mac Classic, X and Windows Versions on Single CD

PLEASANTON, Calif., February 21, 2003 - Interactive Solutions, Inc. today announced MovieWorks Deluxe 6.0 is now available. In addition to general reliability improvements in all versions, especially for Mac OS 10.2, version 6.0 now supports importing MPEG-2 (DVD quality video) and MPEG-4 (internet streaming) files, and exporting to the new MPEG-4 format. Furthermore, there have been enhancements to media sequencing, previewing, playback navigation and text editing. The Player applications have also been optimized and now open final productions in a matter of seconds on most computers. Complementing the reliability and feature improvements, the MovieWorks 6.0 CD has an additional 50 megabytes of new graphic and photo clip media objects, and an interactive "front-end", created in MovieWorks, allowing for easier installation and navigation of CD contents.

"I really put the new release of MovieWorks to task building our new interactive Product Tour CD. In my 15 years developing multimedia, I've used just about every multimedia software tool available and found MovieWorks is not only fast and powerful, but contains the right mix of features at a terrific price. With the new release, editing time is reduced and the overall authoring experience improved. It's also great to have all three platform installers on the same CD. Without a doubt, MovieWorks Deluxe 6.0 is a "must have" update," says Jeff Kelley, Vice President of Marketing, Interactive Solutions, Inc.

MovieWorks Deluxe combines simple-to-use video, sound, animation, paint and image editing tools with a powerful time-based, object-oriented sequencing and authoring program. The five integrated applications work together seamlessly, making it easy to incorporate analog (AV) or digital (DV) video, buttons, photos, graphics, animations, 3D, narration, MIDI, MP3, CD music, text and titling, and even Virtual Reality (VR) movies into professional-quality multimedia productions. Any object may be put on a "path" and animated or scaled over time. Users create an unlimited number of scenes, like chapters in a book, and then link them together either sequentially or through menu-driven button links. Scenes may include any combination and number of media objects, and are used to organize projects into logical segments. Interactive productions are saved to a single .plr file and may be opened and played by the free MovieWorks Player applications for Mac and Windows. Linear productions may be exported as a .mov, .avi or .dv file or direct to a DV camcorder. DV (.dv) files may also be imported into DV editing software, such as iMovie¨, or into any DVD authoring program. Using 3rd party software, QuickTime and AVI files may be burned to CD-R media in the VCD format and played in DVD players.

MovieWorks Deluxe 6.0 MSRP is $119.95, and installers for Mac Classic, OS X and Windows are now included on a single CD. The new version is available as a free update to registered users of version 5.x or higher. To purchase the upgrade from the Mac Classic to OS X version, or from versions prior to 5.x for $49.95, visit the MovieWorks Order page. Lab Pack upgrades are 25% of original purchase price and new replacement CDs are $10 each plus shipping and handling. MovieWorks Deluxe is distributed by Academic Distributing and available from several retail outlets and most major mail order catalogs. Educational Lab Packs are available in 2, 5, 10, 25 and 100 unit configurations. MovieWorks Deluxe requires a 200+ MhZ PC running Windows¨ 98 or better, or a Power Macintosh¨ running Mac OS 8.1 or 10.1.5 or better. A CD or DVD drive is required, and 50 MB or more of available hard drive space and 128 mb of RAM is recommended. An analog to digital video capture product, or DV camcorder connected via IEEE-1394 (FireWire) are optional.

About Interactive Solutions
Founded in December 1987, Interactive Solutions, Inc. develops and markets multimedia software tools for the home, education and business markets. The company initially created custom multimedia presentations and computer-based training (CBT) applications for Fortune 1000 companies, and in 1992, launched MovieWorks Deluxe 1.0. Its rich capabilities and attractive pricing have made MovieWorks especially popular in the education market, with district-wide adoption in Houston, Las Vegas, Anaheim, Naples and others.
Interactive Solutions is located at 5700 Stoneridge Mall Road, Suite 260, Pleasanton, CA 94588 and can be reached at (925) 734-0730 or www.movieworks.com.

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