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PRESS RELEASE: iView Launches iView MediaPro for Windows
Cross-Platform Media Manager Speeds Workflow for Digital Pros
LONDON, May 11, 2004 - iView Multimedia (iView) today announced that its award-winning professional media management software iView MediaPro is available for the Windows platform. iView MediaPro 2.5 now offers the same robust, highly flexible media management for both Windows and Mac users. Designed for creative professionals in film, video, photography, broadcast, education and scientific fields, iView MediaPro helps streamline workflows. Professionals can quickly and easily import, sort, organize and manage very large volumes and types of digital files-helping cut costs and speed project delivery.
iView MediaPro 2.5 features an improved user interface, enhanced folder and file management, and Adobe XMP support. Windows users can now enjoy all iView MediaPro's competitive advantages. Unlike other applications, iView MediaPro is supremely flexible. It integrates seamlessly into a user's worfklow, letting them capture, annotate, organize, search, repurpose and present their digital files in the manner that best works for them.
"I depend on iView MediaPro-it does everything I need and more. Most important, I can configure it to work the way I want it to, because it's so highly configurable, logical and easy to use and at the same time, powerful," said Elliott Landy, photographer, known for his photographs of Woodstock generation music legends. (See www.landyvision.com).
Media Management Made Easy
iView products work by creating media "catalogs." Each catalog can hold up to 128,000 different files-such as graphics, photos, audio, video, illustrations, HTML, and fonts. The application permits an unlimited number of catalogs. Users can easily configure the catalog based on filing systems that suit their work environment and already established workflows. For example, the user controls which annotation categories he wants to create in any given catalog. He can add up to "x" number of personal annotation categories. This means that the user is not "stuck" with iView's idea of what's needed to catalog his media. Rather, he can create his own vision based on what he needs.
Single or multiple files can be easily converted, tagged, and edited. iView MediaPro supports over 100 different file formats, including professional digital camera standards. Users can easily create custom slide shows, Web galleries, movies, catalog layouts, and contact sheets to distribute and publish their media quickly and easily. The strength of the program lies in its ease of use, customizability, and intuitive look and feel.
iView MediaPro 2.5 Features
Enhanced Information Management: Drag-and-Drop Organizer speeds up the process of searching, annotating and classifying across large volumes of media files. Sync annotations use industry standards: IPTC, XMP, EXIF and QuickTime. Media can be batch tagged with text and voice annotations for quick searching and retrieval. Catalog Finder permits location and preview of iView catalogs located on any storage volume.
Enhanced File and Folder Management: Offers direct control over file system, including individual and batch renaming, moving and deleting of files and folders. Automatic synchronization and 'folder watching' alerts users to what's new in their folders, keeps media up to date for those who are pressed for time.
Highly Customizable Publishing, Distribution, and Archiving: Create multi-grid, cross-platform QuickTime slide shows and movies. Create customized Web galleries. Make high quality PDF composites, contact sheets and printouts of any size and layout. Store, backup or burn media and catalogs. Export catalogs as TEXT, XML, HTML. Incorporate in any workflow with full AppleScript support. Create royalty free cross-platform CD-ROM or DVD catalogs with the free Catalog Reader included in every package.
Color Profile Management: Automatic use of color profiles in all workflows and improved batch embedding of color profiles with live previews.
Enhanced Image Editing: Powerful editing tools, such as preset and auto enhancement (based on Minolta Image Enhancing Technologies), red eye reduction, resize, color calibration, and much more. Each tool can be linked to iView's version management and batch processing.
"iView's customers inspire our development efforts," said Yan Calotychos, founder and chief executive officer of iView Multimedia, Ltd. "Our customers have great ideas that require freedom and flexibility-it's our job to help them realize those visions."
Pricing and Availability
iView MediaPro is available for Windows and Mac for $199 at http://www.iview-multimedia.com and through local distributors and retailers in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Japan. The iView Catalog Reader is available with every copy of MediaPro 2.5. It's a royalty free, cross-platform software utility that permits anyone (regardless of whether they own an iView product) to view iView catalogs and slide shows. This has great commercial benefit for digital professionals who need to show "real time" deliverables to colleagues, clients, patients and more for review. Existing iView customers and owners of competitive products are eligible for discounts. Please see http://www.iview-multimedia.com for details.
An entry-level cross-platform solution, iView Media, provides basic cataloging and control of digital media assets. Available for $49 at http://www.iview-multimedia.com, it currently supports Windows 98/ME/2000/XP and Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X.
About iView Multimedia
iView Multimedia is a software development and publishing company based in London, UK. Its flagship product, iView MediaPro, is the leading digital asset cataloging solution for creative professionals who need to streamline their processes, shorten time to market, and eliminate costs from the production cycle. iView MediaPro locates, captures, organizes, annotates, searches, retrieves and presents digital content, quickly and easily. The software integrates seamlessly into the creative professional's established workflow.
Since its first product release in 1996, iView has attracted a reputation for market-leading innovations in the digital media management market. It continues to enhance this reputation, and its products are widely recognized as best of breed. More information is available at http://www.iview-multimedia.com.
(First posted on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 14:32 EDT)