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Pinnacle Systems Helps Consumers Instantly Share Home Videos on the Web


Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVID), today announced that its Consumer division, Pinnacle Systems, Inc., is empowering consumers who are interested in sharing home videos on the Web with new, easy-to-use publishing tools. Using the “one-click publish” feature within the Pinnacle Studio 11 software family, consumers can now upload their video content to the Yahoo! Video website for public sharing – or to the recently launched service for private sharing.

Sharing videos on Yahoo! Video directly from Pinnacle Studio 11
Since its introduction, Yahoo! Video has become an online destination for people who are interested in sharing user-generated videos with the world. Pinnacle Studio 11 software makes it easy for anyone to publish content directly to Yahoo! Video. With just one-click, consumers can access all the Yahoo! Video settings and upload their videos to the site. As a result, users can get their content online quickly without the hassle of having to understand complex video settings and format requirements.

“We are extremely pleased with the simplicity of the user experience that Pinnacle has achieved by linking its video editing software to the Yahoo! Video site,” said Mike Folgner, general manager, video at Yahoo!. “This powerful integration opens the doors of web sharing to millions of Pinnacle Studio users.”

Sharing videos privately and in high quality over the web on the new website
Pinnacle is also introducing a new service – – for consumers who want to share their videos on the web in a secure environment at the highest possible level of quality and limit viewing to select friends or relatives. The new service, which is accessible from within Pinnacle Studio 11 software and through the site’s URL at, offers consumers the ability to upload videos at HD, wide-screen resolutions – with virtually no limitations to the file length or size – a feature that is not available on popular public video-sharing websites. Using Pinnacle Studio software, consumers can easily upload their videos, and then generate viewing invitations for the select individuals with whom they would like to share the content. Anyone can try for free for a period of two weeks before receiving low monthly storage charges that start at $2.99 for up to 110 minutes of video at 300kb/s. Premium storage expansion is available on demand.

The Yahoo! Video one-click access is available immediately for anyone using Pinnacle Studio 11 software products, which began shipping in April 2007. The Pinnacle is now available in the US and Pinnacle is planning to expand it internationally.


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