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PRESS RELEASE: MAGIX announces PhotoStory on CD & DVD 2005
The Fast, Easy Way to Create Video CD or DVD Slide Shows and Share Your Memories
September 27, 2004, Cologne, Germany - MAGIX, the worldwide leader in video and music editing software1, today announced at Photokina 2004 the North America release of MAGIX PhotoStory on CD & DVD 2005 3-in-1 digital camera software that professionally restores and edits photos, creates amazing slide shows with music, and burns presentations to CD and DVD for the whole family to watch on a TV or computer. MAGIX PhotoStory on CD & DVD 2005 creates exciting slideshows from photos, music, or narration, and adds transitions, captions and interactive DVD menus in a snap. The "PhotoShow Maker" automatic slide show feature makes MAGIX PhotoStory on CD & DVD 2005 the hands-down easiest way to share memories with friends and family. Consumers simply select photos, choose a theme, drag and drop to arrange; then click to burn video CDs and DVDs, create streaming videos for the Internet, or save as a movie file.
MAGIX PhotoStory on CD & DVD 2005 is the perfect companion for both digital and film cameras. According to InfoTrends Research Group, nearly 1/3 of U.S. households will own a digital camera or perform 'photo activities' such as editing, storing, emailing and printing photos. Camera owners need a simple solution that enables them to easily edit and share photos of family reunions, parties, vacations or weddings with their friends and family. MAGIX PhotoStory on CD & DVD 2005 enables digicam owners to instantly create home DVD slideshows and makes it quick and easy for professional film photographers to create high-resolution multimedia presentations from their scanned images.
MAGIX PhotoStory on CD & DVD 2005 includes the bonus MAGIX Photo Clinic 3.0, a sophisticated 24-bit image editor, which allows consumers to retouch, edit and arrange photos for the perfect image. It provides easy one-click red-eye fixes; adjusts brightness, sharpness, color, and focus; and adds fun photo effects, such as fish-eye, mosaic, painting and cartoon-style. Images are instantly resized and restored for a uniform set of pictures with professional color, focus and brightness.
MAGIX PhotoStory on CD & DVD 2005 is lightning-fast with realtime display and high-speed rendering of high resolution slideshows containing megapixel images. The software is jam-packed with loads of slide-show transitions, templates, and special effects. A huge library of creative effects, such as virtual camera panning and zooming, 3D transitions and crossfades, plus extra touches such as soundtracks, text styles for professional titling, video clips and DVD menu templates are included to turn any slideshow project into a polished masterpiece.
MAGIX PhotoStory on CD & DVD 2005 is available immediately for Windows through major retailers for $39.99 SRP. For more information, visit www.magix.com or call 888-866-2449.
MAGIX is a principal pioneer of innovative rich media products for professional and consumer markets, and a worldwide market leader in photo, video and audio applications combined with multimedia content and online services (1). MAGIX is the worldwide technology leader in Personal Rich Media. Personal Rich Media allows consumers to convert, edit, create and publish digital media, including video, photos and music, making it possible for users of all ages and experience levels to create, share and publish their own rich media content. MAGIX, with its worldwide subsidiaries, is the only international company to offer a full range of photo, video and audio solutions with content and services for broadband, B2B and consumer markets.
(1) According to retail sales as reported by Media Control Trend Charts 2003 Germany (PC/CD-ROM Non-Games), GFK Charts 2003 Non-Games (France, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy), Charttrack Annual 2003 United Kingdom, and NPD Charts 2003 (USA), Future Retail Panel UK, Italy, Spain, Scandinavia. MAGIX has sold the most products in the segments video-, photo-, and music software.
(First posted on Monday, September 27, 2004 at 16:09 EDT)