Pinnacle Systems, Inc. , the consumer division of Avid Technology Inc., has announced a new video editing application, called VideoSpin, that it is offering as a free download . The VideoSpin application is for all consumers and will especially attract users who don't want to spend much time creating movies, according to the announcement. Since the public Beta version was launched in the Fall of 2007, VideoSpin has been successfully used by nearly 60,000 consumers attracted by its simplicity and ease of use. Users are able to quickly create entertaining videos and post them on the Web or email them to friends and family.
By leveraging the editing engine of its Pinnacle Studio software and making the editing process virtually foolproof, Pinnacle Systems intends to fill a gap in the video editing industry. Consumers of all ages and all walks of life can benefit from the VideoSpin editor, including fans of online video-sharing sites, teachers, seniors, and students as well as the millions of people with digital videos and photos accumulating on their PCs, the announcement states. Pinnacle Systems makes VideoSpin editing even more compelling by offering the complete package, not just a trial version, free.
With VideoSpin, users create movies by dragging and dropping their videos, pictures, and music from their PC's hard drive onto the timeline and adding a few transitions and titles if they wish. With the preview feature, users can check their movies after each change or they can wait until just prior to clicking on the “Make Movie” button. When the video is complete, it can be output in a common video format such as AVI, MPEG, RealVideo or Windows Media for viewing and sharing on a PC or a portable media device. Videos can also be attached to an email or uploaded directly to popular Web sites like YouTube or Yahoo! Video.
Individual discussions of each VideoSpin component and a complete, interactive tutorial on how the software can be used to make a video are available at www.videospin.com. VideoSpin users and potential users can view each step of the tutorial at their own pace, and can view expert tips by clicking on “tip!” when it appears.
Users who want more capabilities can click on the Get More shortcut button at the top of the VideoSpin screen. This will open a special browser window with a catalog page of available upgrades, including additional codecs, transitions, and Pinnacle Studio consumer video editing software. VideoSpin users who move up to Pinnacle Studio will enjoy advanced features with the same familiar interface as VideoSpin.
Designed for Windows XP with SP2, or Vista systems, the VideoSpin application will be available for download by the end of January at no charge from www.videospin.com.
Source: Pinnacle Systems, Inc., www.pinnaclesys.com