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MovieWorks Deluxe 5.1 for Multimedia Production Released

(July 10, 2001)
Interactive Solutions, Inc. today announced the release of MovieWorks Deluxe 5.1. The company says users can quickly and easily produce Web movies in QuickTime or AVI format, interactive CD-ROM titles and portfolios, personal and corporate videos, dynamic slide shows and polished multimedia presentations.

More than a video editor, it incorporates video, sound, animation, paint, and image editing tools, with time-based, object-oriented sequencing and authoring program. The five functionally related production applications work together seamlessly, through an intelligent, intuitive user interface. Users can incorporate analog (AV) or digital (DV) video, photos, graphics, animations, 3D, narration, MIDI, MP3, CD music, text and titling, and even Virtual Reality (VR) movies into professional-quality home or business multimedia productions.

New features added to version 5.1 include auto-load/auto-start when distributed on CD, and the ability to link to Web pages and PDF documents. The Windows version also now includes the QuickTime effects library, adding over 150 new transitions, plus unrendered scrolling text. These features were already available in the Macintosh version.

"Up until now, the only way to create multimedia productions of this caliber was to spend $1,000 and invest weeks in learning complex software," says Bill LaCommare, president of Interactive Solutions. "For the first time, schools, families and businesses get all the tools they need to create their own professional-quality multimedia productions with unprecedented ease, speed and affordability. And at $149, we make it affordable enough for most desktop computer users to dive right into this new and exciting form of entertainment and communication."

David Donnenfield, owner of David Donnenfield Productions, used MovieWorks Deluxe 5.1 extensively on a recent interactive CD project for the National Audubon Society. He reports, "We needed a multimedia authoring tool that offered our clients a lot of user functionality such as video playback, Web page linking, calling up e-mail, displaying PDF documents, and yet didn't require a huge investment in terms of learning time and money. We got what we wanted in MovieWorks Deluxe."

MovieWorks Deluxe 5.1 runs on any Power Macintosh running Mac OS 8.1 or better (8.6.1 or better recommended) or a 200+ MHz PC running Win 95, Win 98, Win 2000, Win NT or Win ME. A CD-ROM or DVD drive, 30MB of available hard drive space and 64MB of RAM are required. A Video capture card, USB video capture box or DV camcorder connected via IEEE-1394 (FireWire) are optional.

MovieWorks Deluxe 5.1 is available now at a suggested retail price of $149. Interactive Solutions products are distributed by Ingram Micro through popular retail channels including Amazon,, CompUSA, Fry's, MicroCenter, PCMall/MacMall, The Computer Store and Zones. North American K-12 educational distribution is through Visions Technology in Education (800/877-0858). A free 5.0 to 5.1 Updater for MovieWorks Deluxe 5.0 may be downloaded from

Founded in December 1987 by Steve and Bill LaCommare, Interactive Solutions, Inc. develops and markets multimedia software tools for the home, education and business markets. The company has created custom interactive multimedia presentations and computer-based training (CBT) applications for Fortune 1000 companies, including Mercedes, Logitech, KLA Instruments and Bank of America. In 1990, the company began to develop its easy-to-use, affordable MovieWorks line of software products for creating high-quality multimedia productions. MovieWorks has repeatedly won accolades from trade journals and top educational institutions.

Interactive Solutions is located at 5700 Stoneridge Mall Road, Suite 260, Pleasanton, CA 94588 and can be reached at 925/734-0730 or

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