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Top value video editing kit includes Pentium 4 PC, MGI VideoWave 4
and Canon Digital Camcorder for under £1,600

MGI, a leading global provider of visual media software products and infrastructure, and Tiny Computers, the UK’s largest PC manufacturer, today announced that Tiny has licensed MGI’s market-leading VideoWave 4 video editing software as part of its value-packed Home Movie Maker 1300 package, which includes a Pentium 4 1.3 GHz PC with 60GB hard drive and a Canon MV300 compact camcorder, priced at just £1,599 including VAT and delivery.

The Home Movie Maker package is available with immediate effect, and Tiny expects to ship approximately 20,000 systems worldwide over the next 12 months.

Colin Greene, marketing director, Tiny Computers, said: “Video editing kit used to be somewhat bulky, complicated equipment, inaccessible to many. Tiny has changed all this by introducing the Home Movie Maker Gold. The system includes the latest MGI VideoWave 4 software that makes video editing so simple, it gives even the most amateur of home movies an expert finish.”

Stephen Mold, MGI’s European managing director, said, “With the inclusion of the full version of MGI VideoWave 4 in Home Movie Maker 1300, customers will have everything they need to capture, edit, enhance and produce professional-looking home movies, and then output them to CD, video tape, or upload them to the web.”

In a separate agreement, Tiny will also include MGI PhotoSuite 4 SE, a special edition of MGI’s best-selling photo editing software, on every Tiny PC shipped over the next 12 months.

The Tiny Home Movie Maker 1300 system includes:

· Intel P4 1.3 GHz processor, 128MB RDRAM, 60GB hard drive, 32MB GeForce2 MX200 graphics card, Wavetable 32 sound, DVD drive, CDRW, 19” CRT colour monitor, stereo speakers, Windows ME, IEEE1294 card

· MGI VideoWave 4 software – full version

· Canon MV300 digital camcorder with 10x optical zoom / 40x/200x digital zoom, electronic image stabiliser, 2.5” colour LCD screen/colour viewfinder, programmed auto exposure modes, audio dubbing and DV out

Full specifications can be found at: http://www.tiny.com.


About MGI VideoWave 4

VideoWave 4 provides a host of powerful editing features, presented by an incredibly slick and easy-to-navigate interface. Within minutes, the user can get to work on editing, mixing, adding special effects, and inserting titles and audio to their movie. The software also offers advanced functionality such as automatic scene detection, smooth fast and slow-motion video, a dedicated web publishing function with support for RealNetworks and Windows Media streaming formats, and two complete CDs of media content and templates for users to include in their own projects.

MGI VideoWave is one of the first video publishing software products to fundamentally change how video is edited on a PC. Its revolutionary StoryLine allows users to quickly and easily ‘tell a story’ with video. VideoWave includes the ability to capture video from multiple sources, provides very robust editing capabilities, and produces video in many formats including native DV, the most popular web-streaming formats, and MPEG-2 for DVD quality output.

Notes to Editors

For further information about MGI VideoWave, please contact: Jenny Hodge, communications manager, MGI Software, tel: 01908 278106 / 07775 897360, email: jennyh@uk.mgisoft.com.

For further information about Tiny, please contact Alison Boswell/Oenone Hobbs, Tiny Press Office, tel: 01293 827302, email: alison.boswell@tiny.com, oenone.hobbs@tiny.com.

MGI contact information for publication

· MGI web sites: www.mgisoft.com or www.videowave.com

· MGI customer enquiries: 0800 973830

About Tiny Computers

Tiny Computers is the UK's largest PC manufacturer, which supports both the home and professional markets. The company has been at the forefront of computer technology for 20 years, consistently bringing the latest quality branded components at the lowest prices to the public. Tiny's PCs are sold through 143 retail showrooms nationwide, as well as directly and through its website, http://www.tiny.com.

Last year the company sold over 400,000 PCs in the UK and this sales success is being mirrored throughout the USA and Far East. In a company re-launch in March 2001, Tiny introduced a new range of digital entertainment products to its portfolio. Tiny also currently has a successful Internet service provider, Tiny Online. This was launched in March 1999 and at present there are over 600,000 subscribers.

About MGI

MGI is a global leading provider of visual media software and infrastructure solutions that enable individuals and businesses to maximise their use of digital images and video. The Company’s products are distributed in over 40 countries through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), value-added resellers (VARs), as well as leading computer and electronic retail stores and online retailers. Shipments of MGI’s flagship PhotoSuite and VideoWave products have surpassed 39 million units and its image server technologies and web tools are currently employed by over 200 commercial web sites.

The Company’s offerings include proprietary technologies supported by over 80 patents and patent pending applications. With headquarters in Richmond Hill, Canada, MGI maintains branch offices in Campbell, CA; Milton Keynes, UK; Paris, France; Paderborn, Germany; Tokyo, Japan; Taipei, Taiwan; and Seoul, Korea. MGI is a public company whose shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol ‘MGI’. MGI is part of the TSE-300 index. More information may be obtained on the Company at www.mgisoft.com. 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, PhotoSuite and VideoWave 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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