Screenblast® Debuts New Digital Media Software Line at Retailers Nationwide

Award-Winning 'Screenblast Movie Studio™' & 'Screenblast Music Studio™' Software Leverages Studio Heritage; Ships in Time for the Highly-Anticipated 'Digital Gift-Giving' Holiday Season


Screenblast, Sony Pictures Digital's (SPD) leading end-to-end digital creativity brand, today announced the nationwide retail launch of its award-winning digital media software -- Screenblast Movie Studio and Screenblast Music Studio (suggested retail price $69 each). The software, launching on retail shelves in time for this year's highly-anticipated, digital gift-giving season, debuts nationwide this week at retailers including Best Buy, CompUSA, Micro Center, Sony Style and Sony Gallery, as well as online at

Today's announcement complements Screenblast's online service offering, which launched September 2001, creating the first complete digital creativity solution in the marketplace.

"We're meeting a growing demand for fun, easy-to-use, video-editing and music-making software and the first to bring 'entertainment' to a category traditionally defined by utility. As a true end-to-end solution, Screenblast provides consumers with everything they need to edit, enhance and share their digital life -- from award-winning software to an online creativity service," said Andrew Schneider, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Screenblast.

SPD Executive Vice President Patrick Kennedy said, "Screenblast leverages our legacy as an entertainment company, as well as Sony's leadership as a global electronics brand, to give consumers new context and relevancy for their digital devices. Capturing your life becomes more than just documentation -- but an opportunity to entertain your friends and family."

Screenblast Movie Studio

As one of the most complete movie-making solutions available, Screenblast Movie Studio includes Screenblast VideoFactory™ Deluxe and is designed to give consumers access to the magic and know-how of Hollywood's leading motion picture studio. Consumers quickly learn with the help of built-in tutorials and can add exclusive video clips, borders and illustrations to their videos from the accompanying CD. Fun ideas -- such as how to make a silent movie or old-time Western -- also are included to help the user get started.

"Screenblast Movie Studio includes an ingredient only the leading motion picture studio can bring -- Hollywood magic. We deliver our storytelling tips, insight and decades of movie-making experience to one powerful and fun software offering," said Schneider.

Screenblast Music Studio

Screenblast Music Studio, which includes Screenblast ACID® Deluxe, transforms the consumer's computer into a personal digital music studio, enabling users to make custom CDs of their own music, add soundtracks to video or create an album of their own music. Built-in tutorials guide users through every step of the music-making process.

Consumers can customize their music with professional effects such as EQ, reverb and delay, utilize DJ tools such as the Beatmapper™ wizard for perfectly smooth transitions or use the video track to insert a video file for scoring purposes. Hundreds of music clips also are included on the enclosed CD to add to any music creation plus the bonus software offering -- Screenblast SIREN™ Jukebox Deluxe.

"While not everyone wants to be a professional musician, most want to add music to their lives," said Schneider. "Whether they've had years of musical training or no lessons at all, we give the consumer the tools, music clips and knowledge that let them make -- or add -- music in minutes."

Users registering for the Screenblast online service receive a personal URL and private online storage. Users also can download additional video and music clips, custom borders and title cards, as well as find even more fun ideas and professional inspiration.

About Screenblast

Screenblast is the leading end-to-end digital creativity solution, giving the consumer everything they need to share their digital life. Both a software provider and online creativity network, Screenblast offers one of the most complete solutions for creating, enhancing and sharing digital images, video and music today.

Screenblast is part of SPD's Digital Networks division. The division, which also includes SoapCity, GoPlayTV and SPIN, is committed to becoming the leading creator and distributor of digital entertainment services to consumers on all devices.

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