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PRESS RELEASE: Smilebox Revolutionizes Personal Video Sharing
Smilebox Video Clips Empowers Consumers to Personalize and Share Digital Videos as Quickly and Easily as Photos
REDMOND, Wash., Feb 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Smilebox Inc., the innovator of multimedia expressions technology, today announced Smilebox Video Clips(TM), a new service feature making it easy to import, personalize and share personal videos in a matter of seconds. This breakthrough technology is the easiest way to share personal videos with friends and family.
Smilebox Video Clips provides consumers with the tools to drag and drop videos from a digital camera into hundreds of professionally designed slideshows, scrapbooks, greetings, postcards and photobooks. Users can combine multiple videos and photos in the same design, add captions and music, zoom, pan and rotate imported clips, making it easy to tell their story in a creative and compelling way.
"The addition of video capabilities transforms the Smilebox experience," said Andrew Wright, CEO, Smilebox Inc. "I am particularly excited that for the first time, anyone with a digital camera can quickly and easily share personal video."
Smilebox Video Clips improves on existing video sharing solutions in three fundamental ways:
The Smilebox Service
- It's faster: Importing and sharing video with Smilebox is up to 30 times faster than existing video sharing sites. This is because Smilebox encodes video on the user's computer prior to uploading it to a site. Videos are presented in Flash video format in quality comparable to YouTube and Google Video.
- It's easier: Sharing personal videos with Smilebox is as easy as sharing photos. Users can import, drag and drop, rotate, zoom and pan videos in the same way they work with photos.
- It's more creative: Smilebox users can tell a richer story with personal videos. Users can drop multiple video clips into Smilebox's multimedia templates and combine them with photos, words, music and style. They can email their creation to family and friends or post it on their blog or personal profile.
The Smilebox service can be downloaded free of charge at http://www.smilebox.com . Consumers can email the basic version of a design to family and friends for free with a short ad, purchase the premium version for a one-time fee of $1.99, or subscribe to Smilebox for $4.99 a month or $39.99 a year and get unlimited use of all premium designs. With the premium design version, consumers can choose from hundreds of music options, print keepsakes and play their Smilebox on a full screen without ads.
Smilebox, Inc. Partners with Industry Leaders
Smilebox's creative content is constantly evolving with more than 400 quality designs offered today and many more added each week. To ensure that Smilebox content is always fresh and of the highest quality, the company has established exclusive content partnerships with industry leaders including Hallmark, Madison Park Greetings, Making Memories, Scrapgirls, Big Fish Games, and renowned graphic designers Debbie Tomassi, Erica Becker and Penny Eversole. The company also has agreements with Somerset Entertainment, Concord Music Group and Getty Images, the world's leading provider of imagery, film and digital services.
Smilebox, Inc. has secured distribution partnerships with Hallmark, Atom-Shockwave, Big Fish Games, Making Memories and CK Media, owner of such publications as Creating Keepsakes, Paper Crafts, Simple Scrapbooks and MyCliqueTv.com.
Based in Redmond, Washington, Smilebox was founded in 2005 by Andrew Wright. The company is dedicated to helping people keep in touch with family and friends through sharing multimedia expressions that portray special moments in their lives. For additional information, visit http://www.smilebox.com .
NOTE: Smilebox is a trademark of Smilebox, Inc. All trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners.
(First posted on Monday, February 12, 2007 at 12:40 EST)