Ulead Announces Winners in Comedy Video Contest
Worldwide Entries Show Universal Appeal of Humor
TAIPEI, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ulead Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of InterVideo Inc. (NASDAQ:IVII), has announced the winners in the first ever Ulead VideoStudio® Funny Video Contest. The contest invited non-professional video enthusiasts to submit short, humorous films created using VideoStudio. The online competition had a distinct international flavor, drawing hundreds of entries from as far as Spain, Russia, India, the UK and Sweden.
“Expressing yourself through video is a worldwide phenomenon, and it was great to see how humor transcends cultural boundaries,” said Steve Ro, CEO of InterVideo. “We were impressed by the way consumers made sophisticated use of VideoStudio’s easy and fun editing tools, effects and filters to create great-looking videos.”
The competition was held in cooperation with DropShots (http://www.dropshots.com/), a family-friendly video and picture sharing site. The site enables users to upload video automatically without worrying about formats or frame sizes. A panel of Ulead judges narrowed the field down to 100, and selected the final winners based on editing skill, originality, and “fun factor.”
First-place winner was Frank Dunlop, of Ireland, whose spoof video “Bionic Boy” made excellent use of VideoStudio’s blue screen overlaying and other effects. He will receive a Sony® DV Camcorder. When notified of his win, Frank said, “That’s fantastic news, I am ecstatic! Thank you so much. To be honest, the Ulead software did all the work. It’s excellent. I own other video editing software, but I always use VideoStudio. Less complicated, easier to use and much, much faster - and it gets better with each release!” Frank’s video can be viewed at: http://www.ulead.com/events/video_contest/runme.htm_contest/runme.htm
Names of the 10 runners-up, with links to their videos, can be found at:
Runners-up each won a copy of Ulead DVD Workshop Express DVD authoring software.
About Ulead VideoStudio
Ulead VideoStudio 10 Plus is consumer video editing and DVD authoring software that lets anyone do more with video. Users can choose from a complete array of easy-to-use tools to edit video and author discs. Or, they can use wizards to create exciting videos and slideshows automatically. Share movies everywhere, from iPods to the latest high-definition home theater systems.
About Ulead Systems
Ulead Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of InterVideo, Inc. (NASDAQ:IVII) is a 17-year industry leader in video, image and DVD software. As more people use digital technologies at home, school and the workplace, Ulead software empowers users of all levels with the tools to easily and affordably personalize, manage and share digital content. Ulead is a member of the DVD Forum, participates in DVD Forum Working Groups and is a general member of the HD DVD promotion group. Ulead is also a Contributor member of the Blu-ray Disc Association and serves on the BDA TEG. For more information on the company, its products and services, please visit Ulead's Web site at http://www.ulead.com/.
About InterVideo, Inc.
InterVideo is a leading provider of integrated digital and high-definition multimedia and audio/video content solutions in the PC, CE and wireless industries. The company’s broad suite of integrated multimedia software products are designed to enhance the consumer’s entertainment experience, whether the content is delivered to a home system, HDTV set, wireless system, mobile or personal multimedia device. InterVideo’s unique iMobi™ multimedia codec technologies are widely used by Smartphones, GPS units and portable entertainment device OEMs and ODMs to enhance music and video enjoyment…any place, any time. The firm’s worldwide headquarters is at 46430 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA, 510-651-0888, InterVideo also has major offices in Taiwan, Japan, Mainland China and around the globe. For more information, visit http://www.intervideo.com/.
Safe Harbor Statement
Except for the historical statements contained herein, the foregoing release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding InterVideo/Ulead products. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results could differ materially due to several factors, including but not limited to the ability to forecast customer behavior and recognize or respond to emerging trends, changing preferences or competitive factors, the market acceptance of our new products and product enhancements, the resolution of any notices of claims regarding alleged infringement of third parties' intellectual property rights, the ability to maintain or expand our relationship with PC OEMS and other risks and uncertainties. Please consult the various reports and documents filed by InterVideo with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to InterVideo's Form 10-Q for other risk factors that could cause actual results to differ. All forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and InterVideo disclaims any responsibility to update or revise any forward-looking statement provided in this news release.
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