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MGI unveils three-in-one digital video, photo & DVD solution for the PC for under £100

18 January 2001: MGI has today announced a new package that brings together the software company’s market-leading creative technology in one box for the first time. Available from PC World stores, MGI Digital MediaSuite contains the latest versions of MGI’s award-winning titles - PhotoSuite 4 Platinum Edition, VideoWave 4 and SoftDVD MAX 4 with Dolby Headphone - and has been priced to appeal to small businesses and home users at just £99.99 (inc VAT).

Renowned for their easy-to-use, comprehensive approach, MGI’s PhotoSuite and VideoWave applications provide all the features and power that users need to capture, edit and share photos and videos produced with their digital cameras or camcorders - whether for home entertainment, uploading to the web or creating professional business presentations. MGI SoftDVD MAX 4 with Dolby Headphone is a leading software DVD player with superb 5.1 channel surround-sound and exceptional viewing quality, allowing users to enjoy DVD movies on their desktop or laptop PC.

Stephen Mold, MGI’s European managing director, said, "With MGI Digital MediaSuite, business and home users will benefit from advanced photo and video creativity at an unbeatable price - with the added bonus of DVD-based entertainment. The suite represents an incredible £50 saving on the cost of the three titles, which have already been rated in the press individually as ‘outstanding value’."

About MGI PhotoSuite Platinum Edition

PhotoSuite is the best-selling photo software in the UK, with a 39% share of the competitive consumer image editing market*. The latest version of MGI’s award-winning package - PhotoSuite 4 Platinum Edition - includes an advanced photo stitching feature, the ability to create sophisticated interactive panoramas and animated GIFs, transparency and cut-out control, as well as support for Photoshop effects plug-ins. Designed to be the most web-friendly edition ever, PhotoSuite 4 offers extensive support for sharing photos and projects online, and step-by-step guides for creating and publishing image-rich web sites. Furthermore, with its project-led approach and user-friendly interface, PhotoSuite 4 is still the most comprehensive, yet easy-to-use photo software in its category. PhotoSuite 4 Platinum Edition retails individually for £49.99 inc VAT.

About MGI VideoWave

VideoWave is the UK’s number one selling video software, accounting for 89% of the consumer video editing market*. Providing a complete suite of features to capture, edit, mix and produce video in any format, VideoWave 4’s new features include fast and slow motion video, automatic scene detection, a wide range of special effects and transitions, and a new, easy-to-use web publishing facility with 10MB of free web space, allowing users to share their videos with family or colleagues over the Internet. VideoWave includes the ability to capture and produce video in popular formats including native DV, Windows Media and RealNetworks web-streaming formats, and MPEG-2, with integrated GoMotion technology from Ligos Corporation. VideoWave 4 retails individually for £79.99 inc VAT.


MGI SoftDVD MAX 4 is a leading software DVD player that delivers high quality, smooth DVD playback using MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 decoding, as well as crystal-clear audio, on a desktop or laptop PC. Its sleek and intuitive VCR-type interface and extensive right-click support provide fast and easy navigation of DVD movies. SoftDVD MAX also incorporates Dolby Headphone technology, simulating the outstanding 5.1 channel surround-sound experience through a standard pair of headphones. Additional features include AutoSense for fast set-up, support for Karaoke and VideoCD, and a parental control facility to protect children from inappropriate content. SoftDVD MAX 4 with Dolby Headphone retails individually for £19.99 inc VAT.

Notes to Editors:

For further information, box and screen shots, products for review or competitions, please contact:

Jenny Hodge, communications manager,

MGI Software, tel: 01908 278106 / 07775 897360,


* Source: ChartTrack Retail Charts 2000

MGI contact information for publication:
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Tel: 0800 973830

About MGI

MGI is a leading provider of visual media software products and infrastructure that maximise the use of digital visual content by businesses and individuals. We do this by providing software and services that uniquely enhance every step of the visual media communications cycle, including capturing, creating, streaming, viewing, storing, sharing and publishing. Using our software, businesses and individuals create rich visual content to deliver optimal Internet experiences that communicate, drive user enjoyment and customer frequency, duration, transactions and satisfaction. With headquarters in Richmond Hill, Ontario, MGI employs over 300 people with offices in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. MGI Software is publicly traded on The Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol ‘MGI’. In the UK, MGI is a member of the British Photographic and Imaging Association (BPIA), the Photo Marketing Association International (PMA) and The European Leisure Software Publishers Association (ELSPA).

© MGI Software Corp., 2001. MGI, Digital MediaSuite, VideoWave, PhotoSuite and SoftDVD MAX are trademarks or registered trademarks of MGI Software Corp. All other company and/or product names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective manufacturers.

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