NVIDIA Personal Cinema Makes it Easy to Turn Home Videos into DVD Movies
NVIDIA Personal Cinema Products to Include Ulead DVD MovieFactory 2.0 and VideoStudio 6.0 Software
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CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW--LAS VEGAS, NV--JANUARY 9, 2003--NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that upcoming retail and OEM versions of NVIDIA Personal Cinema™ products will feature DVD MovieFactory 2 and VideoStudio 6, DVD creation and video editing software from Ulead® Systems Inc., a leading developer of video editing, image editing, and DVD authoring software. The robust software package provides consumers with the industry's most complete digital entertainment solution for desktop PCs, and an easy way to create and turn home videos into DVD movies.
"DVD MovieFactory 2 and VideoStudio 6 makes it remarkably easy to edit and turn traditional format home videos into state-of-the-art DVD movies, complete with titles, music, text and close captioning," said Lewis Wagman, director of software product marketing at NVIDIA. "The combination of NVIDIA Personal Cinema technology with Ulead's undisputed video software expertise, make NVIDIA Personal Cinema a must-have for those who want to preserve their most precious memories."
In addition to DVD authoring, video editing and recording capabilities, NVIDIA Personal Cinema delivers a complete digital entertainment experience enabling users to:
- Watch, control and record live TV: Watch the shows you want, when you want with Personal Video Recorder (PVR) functionality and a free electronic programming guide. Simultaneous watch and record allows for recording live TV while watching your favorite DVD movie.
- Direct burn of digital media and live TV: Advanced recording capabilities allow you to record directly to DVD or CDs in real-time. In addition, DVD recording capabilities enable consumer to create or expand their digital libraries by transforming old VHS content, or any video source, directly to DVD or CD with just a few clicks of the mouse.
- NVIDIA NVDVD™ media player: Experience smooth, crystal clear DVD playback with rich surround sound on your PC or TV. The NVIDIA NVDVD media player is a single application enabling consumers to enjoy and manage MP3 music, photo slideshows, and playback of all popular video and audio formats.
- Advanced RF remote control: Designed and preprogrammed for advanced functionality, including mouse capabilities, this wireless remote arms consumers with an easy way to command their PC CD/DVD player, TV tuner, PVR, and MP3 player from anywhere in the home
"We are excited that consumers will now have access to the best possible hardware and software solution, forming a platform that allows their artistic and creative expressions to be seen in a whole new light," said Lewis Liaw, president of Ulead Systems Inc. in North America. "DVD MovieFactory's innovative direct capture to DVD and re-editing technology, along with VideoStudio's time-saving, real-time previews and user-friendly interface, make it clear that both products are a perfect complement to the NVIDIA Personal Cinema product family."
NVIDIA Personal Cinema products, powered by NVIDIA® GeForce™4 MX 440 graphics featuring Ulead software, will be available at national retail outlets beginning next month. For additional information on Personal Cinema, please visit www.nvidia.com.
About DVD MovieFactory 2.0 and VideoStudio 6.0
Ulead DVD MovieFactory 2.0 gives home and office users an affordable and intuitive tool for sharing high-quality videos and digital image slideshows on DVD and CD discs. Gather video clips from hard drives, pre-authored DVD discs, or capture from camcorders through analog or Firewire® directly to DVD-ready MPEG format. It's then possible to liven-up DVD presentations with interactive menus with ready-to-go, yet customizable templates, along with music, text, and captions.
The software's "Disc-direct" capture technology quickly transfers videos and photos directly from a camcorder or other video source directly to a DVD or VCD disc. "On-disc" editing technology makes it possible to re-edit +RW and -RW DVD discs even after they are burned. DVD MovieFactory projects can be burned as DVDs, VCDs, or SVCDs for playback on home DVD players or computers with DVD playback software.
Ulead® VideoStudio™ 6 is a complete "Capture-Edit-Output" video editing software application. Transfer DVD-ready video from DV/D8 camcorder with easy MPEG-Direct™ capture. Trim video, add music soundtracks, create titles and drop in effects with VideoStudio's easy-to-learn interface. Save time by previewing editing cuts with powerful InstaView™ previews. Share finished movies on tape, e-mail, the Web or burn high-quality VCDs, SVCDs and DVDs.
For more information on DVD MovieFactory 2.0 or VideoStudio 6, please visit www.ulead.com.
NVIDIA Corporation is a market leader in visual computing technology dedicated to creating products that enhance the interactive experience on consumer and professional computing platforms. Its graphics and communications processors have broad market reach and are incorporated into a wide variety of computing platforms, including consumer digital-media PCs, enterprise PCs, professional workstations, digital content creation systems, notebook PCs, military navigation systems and video games consoles. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and employs more than 1,400 people worldwide. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.nvidia.com.
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