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On2 Technologies Adds Flash Video Output

To Enhance Apple Final Cut Pro and DVD Studio Pro Workflows (November 14, 2005)

On2 Technologies, Inc. announced that it is extending high quality Flash 8 video encoding capabilities to users of Apple's most popular digital media design tools; Apple Final Cut Pro and DVD Studio Pro.  With the release of On2 Flix Exporter 8 for Macintosh with built in support for Apple Compressor, Apple's automated media encoding tool integrated with Final Cut Pro and DVD Studio Pro, the entire Apple community of digital media designers now have the ability to output digital media content to high quality Flash 8 video formats (FLV).

On2 Flix Exporter 8 for Macintosh version 8.003 was developed based on information received from Apple Developer Support to ensure seamless integration within the Final Cut Pro and DVD Studio Pro workflows.  As a result, users can output content to high quality Flash 8 video formats directly from the Final Cut Pro or DVD Studio Pro tool bars, without leaving the application or interrupting the creative process.  Additionally, On2 Flix Exporter 8 for Macintosh customers are assured optimal Flash 8 video quality as On2 Technologies developed the video compression technology that Macromedia selected for their Flash 8 family of products.

"Flash 8 video has quickly proven itself as a flexible, innovative and high quality video format and more designers are very eager to work with it,' said Eric Ameres, chief technical officer and vice president of software development for On2 Technologies.  "With the release of On2 Flix Exporter 8 for Macintosh, we're creating a tremendous opportunity for the millions of Final Cut Pro and DVD Studio Pro artists to instantly create high quality Flash 8 video output of their work without ever having to break from their creative process."


On2 Flix Exporter 8 for Macintosh: Extending Flash 8 Video to Apple Users

On2 Flix Exporter 8 for Macintosh includes a number of key features ideal for Final Cut Pro and DVD Studio Pro users requiring the highest quality Flash 8 video format creation possible. On2 Flix Exporter 8 for Macintosh:

-- Outputs highest quality two-pass Flash 8 video

-- Supports alpha channel encoding to preserve "green screen" special

   effects and background masking

-- Outputs SWF and FLV formats

-- Supports fractional frame rates, such as 23.98 and 29.97

-- Integrated seamlessly into the Final Cut Pro and DVD Studio Pro

   toolbars, enabling one-click Flash 8 video export without leaving the

   application or interrupting the creative process

-- Supports Mac OS 10.4 "Tiger"

Pricing and Availability

On2 Flix Exporter 8 for Macintosh is available immediately and is priced at $149.00.  For more information or to purchase On2 Flix Exporter 8 for Macintosh online, please visit www.on2.com.

About On2 Technologies, Inc., The Duck Corporation

On2 Technologies (Amex: ONT) is a leading technology firm at the forefront of video compression. The company revolutionized digital media delivery with the creation of its advanced full-motion, full-screen, On2 Video compression and streaming technologies. On2 Video codecs are used extensively in the video-on-demand, videoconferencing, Internet media, surveillance, and store- and-play markets. They operate with On2's own TrueCast Server and Player software, as well as third-party player and server products. On2's software is used by such leading companies as Sony, XM Satellite Radio, NTT, AOL, BBC, ABC News, Nullsoft, SeaChange International, and Macromedia. The On2 Video decoder has an installation base of millions through its inclusion in AOL 9 Media Player, Winamp 5, Viewpoint Media Player, and others. On2 licenses its software for use in set-top boxes, consumer electronics devices and wireless applications and offers high-level video encoding, customized technical support, and consulting/integration services. Located in New York City, the company has an office in Clifton Park, NY, and operations in Cambridge, UK. To contact On2 write to sales@on2.com or visit http://www.on2.com.


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