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PRESS RELEASE: Whitech Licenses muvee's Automatic Video Production Technology to Enable Photo-Movie Creation on Photo Teller™ Kiosks
Singapore and New York - May 17, 2006 - muvee, the pioneer and leader in Instant Personal Video, has licensed its muveeKiosk software development kit (SDK) to Whitech Software Solutions for integration with the latter's photo kiosks. From July this year, users of Whitech's self-service Photo.Teller™ kiosks will be able to easily create emotionally engaging music videos out of their favorite pictures in just a few steps, and burn the finished product to DVD ready for playback. Based on the user's chosen production style, muveeKiosk technology automatically adds in music as well as style effects, graphics and transitions paced to the tempo to create the finished production, called Photo Movies.
"Instead of just printing the odd picture, Photo.Teller™ kiosk users will now have the exciting new option of turning their photos into professional-quality productions that look like home movies and can be played back on DVD and viewed on the big screen. Unlike slideshows, Photo Movies really bring out the emotion in your photos because of the way the software cuts everything to the beat of the music. And the best part is, it's really easy to use," said Elvin Low, muvee's Director of Business Development for North America.
Whitech's Photo Movie feature gives users a choice of 10 unique production styles, including 'Action', 'Sepia Flicker' and 'MotionPix'. Each style also has its own music track. Users can opt for the express option, in which the software automatically selects pictures to make the Photo Movie, or they can manually select between 50 - 100 pictures of their choice, and the finished production will be burned onto a DVD, ready for playback.
There are also plans to support DSC video input in the Photo.Teller™ kiosks
in the near future.
Whitech Software Solutions is an innovative Australian company that offers Information Technology products and services to retail businesses all over the world.
Established in 1995, Whitech specializes in industry specific and customized electronic point of sale solutions aimed at improving the efficiency and profitability of our customers.
Whitech also develops market leading photographic digital kiosk and home ordering solutions, which successfully assist retail businesses in taking advantage of the digital boom in the photographic industry.
See www.whitechsolutions.com for more information.
Founded in 2001, muvee is the pioneer and global leader in a dynamic new
field: Instant Personal Video. muvee's award-winning software features unique, patented technology that revolutionizes home video production, enabling anyone to automatically transform video and pictures into professional-quality productions in hundreds of different styles. Users need no prior experience working with video and each production is created in seconds - literally thousands of times faster than is possible using conventional video editing tools. muvee's software has sold online into over 100 countries and is available for PCs, camera phones, photo kiosks, websites and other platforms. muvee's global partners include Hewlett-Packard, Nokia, Sony, Nikon and ATI. For more information, please visit www.muvee.com.
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(First posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 23:36 EDT)