MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., September 16, 2008â€” Pinnacle Systems, Inc., a part of Avid Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVID), announced today the completion of the redesign of its www.videospin.com website hosting a free downloadable version of VideoSpinâ„¢ by Pinnacle and multiple new resources for video editing beginners. Featuring a new look, user video spotlights, tutorials, tips and fun features, the newly redesigned website will be a key resource for information for people who have never edited a video before and those who just want a fast, easy way to share their photos and videos. Special promotions for other Avid products will be communicated through a monthly newsletter and within the VideoSpin application to VideoSpin users.
Visitors to the VideoSpin.com website can experience how easy editing and sharing can be by clicking on the websiteâ€™s interactive, step-by-step tutorials. For more information, they can view the new white papers, how-to videos and reviews that have been posted; or search the online glossary and FAQs. In addition, an informative newsletter will provide information on the latest special promotions.
For fun and inspiration, website visitors can view featured videos hand-picked by the Pinnacle Systemsâ€™ team that were created with VideoSpin and uploaded by users directly to YouTubeÂ®. VideoSpin users can also email Pinnacle Systems to submit new YouTube entries they would like to see spotlighted. Visitors to the website can participate in the fun by rating their favorite videos.
Based on the engine of Pinnacle Studioâ„¢ software, #1 in the consumer video editing market in the U.S. and in major European countries*, VideoSpin offers some key advantages in comparison to other free editing solutions, that are only available to use while online and include file size limitations. Without having to connect to the Internet or worry about file size limitations, VideoSpin users can quickly create videos, share their video clips by uploading them to the Web or emailing themâ€”and itâ€™s a completely free solution.
Cost-effective additional features and capabilities such as the Advanced Codec Pack, for expanded format support (US $15.99); Instant DVD Recorder, for one-click DVD creation (US $19.99); and Pinnacle Studio version 12 (from US $49.99 to US $129.99) for a complete video editing solution are also available to VideoSpin users.
Designed for WindowsÂ® XP with SP2 and Vistaâ„¢ systems, the complete VideoSpin application is available now for download at no charge from www.videospin.com.
AVI, MPEG-1, WMV, Real Media and Windows Media with WAV audio support are included with VideoSpin by Pinnacle. In addition, the application can be used with the Advanced Codec Pack to create, edit and export video in other file formats. Users can purchase the Pinnacle InstantDVD Recorder for US $19.99 and the Advanced Codec Pack for US $15.99 or can continue using VideoSpin by Pinnacle without these options.
To watch a demo of the new VideoSpin.com, click here.
About Pinnacle Systems, Inc.
Pinnacle Systems, Inc., a part of Avid Technology, Inc., is an industry leader in providing a complete set of home video editing and TV viewing tools for the consumer market. The companyâ€™s product lines including Pinnacle PCTVâ„¢, DazzleÂ®, Pinnacle ShowCenterÂ®, and its flagship Pinnacle Studioâ„¢ line, cover the needs and requirements of any level of video storytellers or consumers who simply want to enjoy TV from their computer. Pinnacle Systems has received nine prestigious EmmyÂ® Awards for its technical innovations and carries the commitment to help consumers enhance, preserve and share their memories with ease. For more information, visit www.pinnaclesys.com.
About Avid Technology, Inc.
Avid is a worldwide leader in tools for film, video, audio, 3D animation, gaming and broadcast professionals â€“ as well as for home audio and video enthusiasts. Avid professional and consumer brands include AvidÂ®, DigidesignÂ®, M-AudioÂ®, Pinnacle Systems, SibeliusÂ®, SoftimageÂ® and Sundance DigitalÂ®. The vast majority of primetime television shows, feature films, commercials and chart-topping music hits are made using one or more Avid products. Whether used by seasoned professionals or beginning students, Avidâ€™s products and services enable customers to work more efficiently, productively and creatively. Avid received an OscarÂ® statuette representing the 1998 Scientific and Technical Award for the concept, design, and engineering of the AvidÂ® Film ComposerÂ® system for motion picture editing. For more information about the companyâ€™s Oscar, GrammyÂ® and Emmy award-winning products and services, visit www.avid.com.
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The NPD Group/Retail Tracking, Consumer Video Editing (August 2007 through July 2008).
Based on consumer sales for 4 European countries (DE, FR, IT and GB cumulated) annual 2007 in the GFK Retail-Market.