PRESS RELEASE: Photodex® Releases ProShow® Web - A New Service for Creating Instant Video Slideshows Online
Austin, TX, December 6, 2010 - Photodex today announced ProShow Web, its all-new service for creating instant video slideshows online. The service works by intelligently mixing photos, videos and music together into a unique video slideshow. Users can create free, 15-photo slideshows or opt for a Plus or Premium account which offer expanded features and up to 12 minutes of full length video. Once created, shows can be customized with over 600 built-in, drag and drop effects and easily shared online or downloaded to a computer.
"ProShow has been a revolutionary product that we wanted to make available to our users in every venue possible", said Paul Schmidt, President and Founder of Photodex. "Being able to access content anywhere, edit shows and create HD videos on-the-fly is what this service is all about."
ProShow Web expands Photodex's award-winning ProShow product line to the web, providing a new platform for slideshow creation. It's a quick and elegant way to show off images and videos, and it works virtually anywhere, whether on a Mac or PC. Users simply pick a theme, upload their content, choose a song from the royalty-free music library and ProShow Web instantly creates a polished video slideshow, ready to share or fine-tune further.
ProShow Web provides a robust collection of themes for slideshows including choices perfect for a birthday, wedding, family reunion or just showing off vacation photos. Shows can be customized with over 600 drag and drop effects that can be mixed and matched to create a unique video. Users can add even more effects through StylePacks and Transitions Packs, bringing the number of available effects up to over 1000.
Finished shows stream as high-quality Flash video directly from ProShow Web and can be shared in a number of formats. Built-in social networking tools post videos to Facebook and upload directly to Youtube. Videos can be embedded or linked to directly from ProShowWeb.com and played back on the latest smart phones and devices as HTML5 video. Downloads let users save videos to their computer as an HD video file (up to 1080p for Premium accounts) or grab ready-to-burn disc images for DVD and Blu-ray.
A unique element exclusive to ProShow Web is the ability to download and edit any video created online into Photodex's professional desktop slideshow software, ProShow Producer. The software offers complete control over any aspect of a user's slideshow, an unparalleled range of creative options and virtually unlimited output options. In Producer, users can trim video clips, crop and retouch photos, trim and fade audio tracks, set text formatting and fonts, create their own custom effects, layouts and much more.
Pricing and Availability
ProShow Web is available now in Free, Plus and Premium accounts. Free accounts allow for slideshows to be created and shared online (free accounts limited to 15 photos or videos). Plus accounts offer unlimited, full-length videos (up to 12 minutes), built-in online sharing and free DVD quality downloads for $30/ year. Premium accounts are unbranded and licensed for commercial use. Premium accounts include full-length videos, free 1080p HD video downloads and more for $25/ month or $150/ year.
About Photodex Corporation
For over 20 years Photodex has been a leader in the digital imaging market, forging the path for slideshow creation and transforming the way people create and share their digital memories. Our ProShow products are used by millions of people to create amazing video slideshows at home, online and on-the-go. We're serious about slideshows and dedicated to delivering exceptional products, support and service to our customers.
(First posted on Monday, December 6, 2010 at 23:36 EST)