Animoto Announces DVD-Quality Video Downloads & DVD Services Users can now download and view Animoto videos on TV and other

high-resolution devices



    NEW YORK, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Animoto (animoto.com), the web
 application that lets users quickly and easily create personalized,
 professional-quality videos from their own photos and music, today released
 high-resolution options to their service. Animoto videos can now be
 purchased on DVD or downloaded in DVD-quality formats directly from the
 Animoto website, and users can enjoy their videos on computers,
 televisions, and even large projection screens.
 
     "Animoto fans celebrate life with their family and friends by creating
 and sharing Animoto videos of their weddings, kids, vacations, sporting
 events, and other slices of life," said Brad Jefferson, CEO & Co-founder of
 Animoto. "Viewing those same videos in DVD-quality is an extraordinary
 experience and takes the production value of Animoto videos to a new
 level."
 
     Animoto's new DVD-quality videos are formatted at an 864�480 resolution
 and work seamlessly with both PCs and Macs. And while most online video
 plays at 15 frames-per-second (fps) or less, Animoto offers its DVD-quality
 videos at a stunning 24fps cinematic quality -- the same frame rate in
 which movies and films are produced.
 
     The cost to download DVD-quality videos is $5, and ordering physical
 DVDs is $20, plus shipping and handling. When users select the DVD-quality
 download option, a link to the file is emailed to them, offering both MP4
 and ISO formats. The MP4 format is perfect for viewing on a computer, while
 the ISO format is for burning directly to DVD.
 
     The heart of Animoto is its Cinematic Artificial Intelligence
 technology that thinks like an actual director and editor using the same
 sophisticated post-production skills and techniques that are used in
 television and film. The technology takes into account every nuance of a
 song: the genre, song structure, energy, rhythm, instrumentation, and
 vocals. No two videos are ever the same. Even videos generated with an
 identical set of images and music will each have a completely distinct set
 of motion design. Videos are produced in widescreen format, can be emailed
 and embedded in social network sites like Facebook and MySpace, and are now
 available in DVD-quality formats.
 
     In recent months, Animoto won the Web Award in the "Film/TV" category
 at the 2008 SXSW Interactive Festival, where they also announced a YouTube
 music video production tool, a popular application for Facebook, and a
 Music Submission Program as a way for bands and artists to feature and
 promote their music on Animoto. While it's free for Animoto users to create
 30-second Animoto videos, the company offers premium services allowing
 users to create extended-length videos, and now to upgrade to DVD-quality
 videos.
 
     About Animoto
 
     The founders of Animoto Productions include veterans of the
 entertainment industry who share a passion for helping people share their
 stories and express themselves through online media by innovating
 technologies in the field of video production. Animoto Productions, founded
 in August 2006, is based in New York City with an office in San Francisco.
 Visit animoto.com.
 
     For more information:
 
     http://biz.animoto.com/presskit.html
 
 
 

SOURCE Animoto

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