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Animation Factory Announces the Release of 3D Animated Video Backgrounds for Video Editors, Multimedia Designers and Home Movie Enthusiasts

Custom animated video clips enable users to generate professional-quality movies from their desktop

Fremont, CA November 9, 2004 Animation Factory, part of the OSTG network (a subsidiary of VA Software, NASDAQ: LNUX) and the leading image-content Web site for business, education and consumer users, has unveiled its latest custom animation product, video backgrounds for its platinum subscribers. More than 150 high quality 3D animated looping MPEG-2 video images are available. The video clips can be used for a range of purposes and media, and enable users to produce high-quality movies from their desktop. Video backgrounds are just one of several new products in the works for Animation Factory with a DVD collection of over 500 animated video backgrounds coming in the next few months

"Our goal is to provide vibrant animated content to all levels of users from hobbyists to creative professionals. Creating video backgrounds allows us to serve a broader audience that is growing rapidly, as video and DVD editing software becomes easier to use and more pervasive," said Art Holden, co-founder of Animation Factory.

Features of the video backgrounds include:

  • High-quality 720 x 480 MPEG2 video clips
  • 3D animated looping clips seamlessly repeat over any duration
  • Available for use in home movies, DVD menus, business presentations, television broadcasts or any other type of multimedia content
  • Compatible with most DVD authoring and video editing software, including Adobe Premiere®, Sonic MyDVD®, Sony Vegas®, Ulead Media Studio, Ulead DVD MovieFactory, Ulead Video Studio, Magix Movies on CD & DVD, Pinnacle Studio, plus many more

Video Backgrounds are available to all platinum subscribers of Animation Factory. Some sample backgrounds are available free of charge to all visitors to the site. Additional information on Video Backgrounds is available at the Animation Factory web site:

About Animation Factory

Animation Factory ( is part of the MediaBuilder Network (, a suite of image content Web sites and online graphics tools for business, education and consumer use. With over 100,000 customers, and an audience of over 1 million consumers per month, Animation Factory has been rapidly expanding its product suite, and now provides content for the Web, e-mail, Microsoft® PowerPoint®, mobile phone and Internet messaging markets; all based on an original library of more than 300,000 animations and 3D images.

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