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ZyGoVideo Pro for Mac OS X Announced

San Diego, CA ­- October 1, 2001

ZyGoVideo™ Pro for Mac OS X was released today. ZyGoVideo looks great and runs smoothly at 28.8 kbps and 56 kbps. ZyGoVideo running under QuickTime rivals Windows Media Player and Real Player in both visual quality and compression speed at the streaming rates mentioned above. ZyGoVideo Pro for Mac OS X completes the complement of ZyGoVideo QuickTime products for both the Mac and PC platforms.

ZyGoVideo's Pro line is meant to achieve good looking video at low data rates with a minimum of settings so that the compression job is fast and easy to do. ZyGoVideo Pro provides additional control over the video compression and improves quality of the key frames over the Basic version, which is available as a QuickTime 5 downloadable component. The Pro version enables exact placement of the key frames supporting the professional video compression needs. Key frames can be placed at every frame, which is an essential element in supporting QuickTime VR. The user is provided with a set of optional controls in a pop up dialog to control scene detection sensitivity, control over motion detection sensitivity, and a smoothing filter to soften blocking artifacts.

Rod Sheffield, President and CEO of Media Metastasis said: "I am pleased to provide a product that complements QuickTime at low data rates. Thousands of users have downloaded our Mac OS and Windows codecs since their introduction this Summer. We are excited to see the level of acceptance by QuickTime users, especially those running Mac OS. We are offering the Mac OS X version with our Mac OS 8 and Mac OS 9 Pro codec at a substantial discount on individual pricing as our way of further supporting the Mac community."

"As the entire Mac community transitions to Mac OS X, it is great to have companies like ZyGoVideo who are enabling Mac users to take advantage of consumer encoding software while maintaining the benefits of Mac OS X," said Frank Casanova, Director of QuickTime Product Marketing.

The ZyGoVideo Pro compressor is available now from Individual Pro licenses are $79. A limited 45 day bundle of the Mac OS 8 and Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X Pro codec is available for $129.

Media Metastasis has provided QuickTime multimedia products and consulting services to corporate customers since 1998. They specialize in ports of both video and audio codecs from a Windows environment to QuickTime. The ZyGoVideo codec products are an outgrowth of those consulting services and will extend to handheld devices, particularly those running Palm OS. Visit them at their web site


Interest by the Press in reviewing ZyGoVideo products and/or including the products in relative articles and features will be given high-priority support. Please contact:

Rod Sheffield
ZyGoDigital LLC
760 443 0103

ZyGoVideo is a trademark of ZyGoDigital LLC. All rights reserved. Apple, Mac OS, Macintosh, QuickTime, and QuickTime VR are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. and are registered in the USA and other countries. Windows is either registered or a trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.

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