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YesVideo Introduces YesDVD Generator Minilab System for In-Store DVD Transfers


SANTA CLARA, CA -- YesVideo™, Inc. (, the leader in digital media authoring, today introduced its new YesDVD™ Generator minilab system. As the world’s first in-store retail system for DVD transfer services, the YesDVD Generator provides retailers and camera stores with an easy and affordable solution for preserving customers’ videotapes, digital photos, and digital video to a Hollywood-style DVD.

With an average of more than 11 videotapes per U.S. household, and with consumer digital camera unit sales in the U.S. forecasted to reach 22.8 million in 2004, today’s consumers are looking for an easy, reliable, and affordable way to preserve their video and photographic memories on DVD. For retailers, the YesDVD Generator makes in-store digital transfers to DVD as easy as processing a roll of film at the photo counter.

The YesDVD Generator minilab system is based on YesVideo’s extensive software development experience and expertise honed with its YesDVD outlab service, which is distributed by Kodak and Fuji through a variety of retailers, including Walgreens, Target and Wal-Mart. Because the YesDVD Generator minilab system enables digital transfers to take place within the individual retail location, retailers can offer customers same-day service at a fraction of the cost of services offered by digital transfer specialists.

“We developed the YesDVD Generator minilab in response to demand from consumers who want to have their video and photo memories preserved to DVD, right in the store with the same-day service they’ve enjoyed with traditional photo processing,” said Sai-Wai Fu, president and CEO of YesVideo. “With the YesDVD Generator, retailers and camera stores can now provide their customers with the unsurpassed quality and Hollywood-style features of a YesDVD for affordable preservation of home video and digital photos.”

Making home videos and digital pictures fun to watch and easy to search, key features of a YesDVD include: automatic intelligently created chapter scenes; onscreen chapter menu with thumbnail images representing each chapter; three music videos with video highlights from the video set to music; and a unique custom DVD case coversheet with thumbnail images from each chapter of the video.

The YesDVD Generator minilab system provides retail operators with easy step-by-step onscreen instructions for how to enter and process each digital transfer, as well as Help screens and a toll-free help line.


The YesDVD Generator minilab system will be rolled out in key national retailers and camera stores beginning in Q4 2004.

About YesVideo

YesVideo, Inc. ( is dedicated to providing its customers with easy and affordable solutions to preserve and enjoy their video and photographic memories. As the leader in automated digital media authoring, YesVideo develops and utilizes best-in-class video engineering and state-of-the-art software technology to enable top-quality, on-demand DVD and CD video publishing. Founded in 1999 by Sai-Wai Fu, a pioneer in digital video compression technology, YesVideo is a privately-held company, with headquarters in Santa Clara, California.


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