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Sony Creative Software Announces Availability Of Cloud-Based Social Collaboration Service
Pixelcast™ Provides Features to Uniquely Share Experiences in a Fun and Interactive Environment
MIDDLETON, Wis., Aug. 6, 2012 — Sony Creative Software, a leading provider of professional video and audio editing applications, today announced the availability of Pixelcast, a new online media sharing service. Pixelcast encourages collaboration between friends and family with videos, photos and music to create a complete multimedia experience. Videos can also be uploaded directly to Pixelcast.com from within the newly upgraded Movie Studio Platinum 12 software, making it easier than ever for users to share creations with others.
“It’s not unusual for photos from a family event to become scattered across multiple social sites, computers, or even e-mails. Pixelcast offers a new solution by enabling users to interact and collaborate with one another to create jointly-produced albums, or experiences. Collaboration is only part of the fun. Pixelcast also ensures that photos and videos uploaded to an experience can only be accessed by someone who is invited to view, edit, or contribute to it,” said Dave Chaimson, vice president of global marketing for Sony Creative Software. “We’re thrilled to introduce Pixelcast as a new service for our users to create unique experiences to share and collaborate with friends and family. Check out the introductory video at Pixelcast.com for information on uploading and sharing to the Pixelcast cloud and, while you’re there, give the service a try by signing up for a free account.”
• Invite friends to collaborate on experiences by uploading content of their own
• Upload videos, photos, and music via most web browsers
• Maintain privacy by controlling viewer access and user roles
• Enhance uploaded photos with built-in effects and tools
• View experiences in different ways; on a map or sorted by date and time
• Post links to your Pixelcast experience on Facebook®
• Access your photos and experiences from any computer, any time
Price and Availability
Pixelcast, a U.S. only service, is currently available at www.pixelcast.com.
• Free Account – limited Pixelcast functionality with 500 MB storage space
• Plus Account – $49.95; full Pixelcast functionality with 5 GB of storage space
• Premium Account – $69.95; full Pixelcast functionality with 10 GB of storage space
For more information on features and functionality, please visit www.pixelcast.com.
About Sony Creative Software
Sony Creative Software inspires artistic expression with its award-winning line of products for digital video, audio, and music production, as well as industry-leading technology for DVD production and Blu-ray Disc™ authoring. Sound Forge™ Pro, ACID™ Pro, and Vegas™ Pro software have defined digital content creation for a generation of creative professionals. These signature product lines continue to advance media production by providing powerful, accessible tools. Today, there is a Sony Creative Software application for every level of expertise, including a full line of consumer software based on the company’s professional applications. In addition, Sony Creative Software produces the extensive Sony® Sound Series collection of royalty-free loops and samples, Sony Pictures Sound Effects Series exclusive sound effects, and Vision Series video creation assets. Further, the company provides the industry-leading tools for enterprise-level Blu-ray Disc™ authoring: Blu-code™ encoder, Dualstream 3D™ MVC encoder, Z Depth™ 3D subtitle editing application, and Blu-print® software. The company’s customers span the globe and include professionals in the film, television, video game, and recording industries, as well as students, educators, and hobbyists. For more information about professional and consumer products, visit www.sonycreativesoftware.com.