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ShowVox Announces Launch Of Online Video Community
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ShowVox Corp., a provider of online video community technology, announces the launch of ShowVox.com. ShowVox technology enables video enthusiasts and professionals at ShowVox.com to share their digital video, get noticed, and be rewarded. Video enthusiasts can share their videos in customized portfolios with friends and family, get noticed by TV shows looking to purchase clips, and compete in online video contests. Home videos have already been licensed to major reality shows for over $1,000 each. ShowVox.com also supports the blogging community, enabling bloggers to post videos that are linked from their blogs and receive real-time comments from viewers.  Video professionals can upload to customized portfolios in their field of specialty and showcase their demo reels and video samples to advertisers, agencies, and video production companies as a new outlet for getting work. Agencies and advertisers, for free, can easily search and find the best video producer for their project.  ShowVox.com is being introduced for a limited-time offer of $19.95/year for unlimited sharing of videos. Viewing is free to everyone. Membership features include:

o Unlimited storage and bandwidth for all videos uploaded.
o Videos appear on the site immediately after uploading.
o "ShowVox Ranking System" that moves videos to the tops of categories and into the "Top 180 Videos" section based upon their popularity. Most-watched videos make it to the front page and get the most exposure.
o Automatic extraction of video thumbnails and file information (i.e. size, format, dimensions, frame count, duration) from the video upon upload to give potential viewers more background about the video to be watched.
o Public and password-protected Private areas for storing and sharing of videos.
o Online Video Contest - all paid members who submit their videos before November 1st, 2003 are automatically entered (total cash prizes of $200 plus their video showcased on front page).
o Email notification system that sends favorite files and portfolio to friends and clients, sends notification when favorite categories or portfolios are updated, and tells you when someone has commented on your video.
o Support for Quicktime and MPEG1 video file formats.
o Custom search for viewers to find specific clips or video creators.
o User portfolios with unique features:
o Statistics show how many times your video has been watched.
o Customize your portfolio to showcase specific clips and personal or professional biographical information.
o Set a password for access to your private files.
o Create a custom address book for easily notifying friends or clients about additions to your portfolio.
o Receive a unique URL (i.e. showvox.com/YourName).
o Collect your favorite portfolios, categories, and video files in one place.

(http://www.showvox.com )


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