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PRESS RELEASE: New Nikon Coolpix models with 'Pictmotion' feature let users instantly create in-camera muvees
Singapore and New York, NY - February 21, 2006 - muvee Technologies, the pioneer and leader in Instant Personal Video, has licensed its muvee-making technology to Nikon to enable automatic video creation on its new Coolpix
S5 and S6 style series cameras. muvee's technology powers the embedded 'Pictmotion' feature in these cameras, and enables photos and recorded video clips to be automatically styled to music to produce compelling in-camera shows - called 'muvees' - that further enhance the digital photography experience.
Terence Swee, muvee's founder and Chief Opportunities Officer, said, "muvee's patented Artistic Intelligence™ technology introduces a refreshing and meaningful way for people to enjoy and share all their digital media instantly on camera without the need for a PC and software. People are taking more and more pictures at every event and preview screens on cameras keep getting bigger. Being able to instantly create and watch a finished muvee production right on your camera is a powerful enhancement. It transforms the camera from being just an image capturing device into a portable player as well, that you can use to display and share your best memories in an emotionally engaging way, while on the go."
Pictmotion is available whenever a memory card is inserted into the camera and offers 5 muvee production styles: Classic, Moody, Motion, Pro-slow and Pro-fast. Users can select all of the images stored, or select individual photos. They can also select images according to the date they were taken.
Pictmotion supports Coolpix video clips as well, and these can be blended with photos in a single production. Users can select music from a maximum of eight tracks, five of which are pre-installed on the camera. And by using Nikon's bundled PictureProject PC software, they can save three additional music tracks of their own to a memory card, each up to three minutes in duration, for use in a muvee production. The bundled PictureProject PC software also extends the muvee-making experience by letting users save and play back Pictmotion muvees on a PC or burn them to DVD for sharing.
For more information about Nikon's Pictmotion, please visit www.coolpixfeatures.com.
muvee Technologies will be demonstrating its products at PMA 2006, held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando from February 26 to March 1, at booth #3398.
About muvee Technologies
Founded in 2001, muvee Technologies 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.
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Notes to Editors:
muvee, n. (pronounced 'mew-vee', always written entirely in lowercase) 1. A slick video production created in seconds using intelligent, automatic editing technology.
2. An abbreviation for muvee Technologies, the pioneer in Instant Personal Video and creator of muvee autoProducer software.
"muvee" is a registered trademark of muvee Technologies Pte Ltd. For more information, please visit www.muvee.com.
(First posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 at 02:00 EST)