VITEC Multimedia and Visible Light Sign Global Online Distribution Agreement

WINTER SPRINGS, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 28, 1998--Thanks to a new distribution agreement between Visible Light and VITEC Multimedia, signed at the IBC (International Business Communications) trade show in Amsterdam, Netherlands, MPEG users will now be able to download the award-winning VITEC Multimedia Video Clip MPEG-2 SE software online.

``VITEC is very excited about the online exposure for the special edition of our famous MPEG-2 editing software. We strongly believe that e-commerce is the way of the future for multimedia software sales,'' said Lionel Zajde, marketing director for VITEC Multimedia. ``Our agreement with Visible Light will make our editing software easily accessible to the MPEG community at a truly affordable price.

``Log on, have your credit card ready and for $99.00 you will be ready to edit your MPEG-2 files within minutes,'' Zajde added.

The unprecedented MPEG-2 SE editing software will edit MPEG-2 in a native format, with no dedicated hardware required. Also featured: cut and paste editing or pre-editing of video clips and the ability to clean up the end points of existing clips without re-encoding the entire file. Applications include DVD, video kiosks, MPEG-2 archival, etc.

VITEC's MPEG-2 SE editor has been modified from the PRO version to be downloadable online, though the SE version is I & P frame accurate only and does not support titling or the other MPEG utilities like the PRO version. The PRO version is also available from Visible Light. (I and B images means 3/25th of a second accuracy on PAL sequences or 1/10th of a second accuracy on NTSC sequences with standard GOP structure).

Visible Light, a division of Visible Light Holdings Inc., is a leader in video compression technology and has developed the online MPEG Plaza, one of the most extensive MPEG/MPEG industry information sources on the Internet.

The MPEG Plaza was first designed to keep the 4000-plus customers of Visible Light informed of new MPEG and DVD products, authoring and compression services, and industry happenings. Since 1995, Visible Light has been an OEM and distributor for many of the top MPEG products available today.

One of the oldest companies in the MPEG field, VITEC proudly offers product research and development based on 10 years of experience. Manufacturer longevity is vital to developers and integrators, who can trust complex integration projects to a company that is here to stay.

In business since 1988, VITEC has headquarters in suburban Paris, and recently opened its North American facility to expand sales and tech support services for U.S. and Canadian customers. Products are available from distributors and resellers throughout the world.

Other VITEC products include MCM (MPEG-Cut Machine) -- ``the ultimate turnkey solution for multimedia presentation and creation of Video CD 2.0 and interactive CD-ROM.'' First to present MPEG-1 editing in 1995, with VIDEO Clip, VITEC has also developed a wide variety of MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 tools and utilities for the professional world as well as for the military and space industries.

Contact Visible Light at 195 West State Road 434, Winter Springs, Fla. 32708, U.S.A. Phone: 407/327-5700, Fax: 407/327-5006, Email: [email protected], Web site:

VITEC Multimedia can be reached in the United States at 556 Weddell Dr., Suite 3, Sunnyvale, Calif. 94089, Phone: 408/752-8483, Fax: 408/752-8486, Web site: and E-Mail: [email protected].

     VITEC Multimedia Inc., Sunnyvale

     Lionel Zajde, 408/752-8483


     Public Communications

     Carol Warren, 562/944-4626

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