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GEAR Software Releases GEAR Video 9 with DivX Ultra

New Software Features Simple Video Editing and DVD Authoring

Jupiter, FL (2008-04-08) – GEAR® Software, a leading developer of multimedia software tools, today released GEAR Video 9.0, a consumer video editing and DVD authoring package. GEAR Video 9.0 offers home users a simple software tool for creating memorable Video DVDs.

GEAR Video 9.0 features DVD and DivX® format choices, along with media editing and authoring features to make stunning presentations on DVD. With GEAR Video 9.0, making menus and title pages using thumbnails with user selected backgrounds is a snap. The software also helps users create custom slide shows with transition effects using video clips and digital stills. GEAR Video 9.0 also provides a powerful video editor that can be used for cuts, merges and transition effects.

"GEAR Video 9.0 is primarily designed to meet the needs of home video makers," said Michael Szabo, Manager of e-commerce for GEAR Software. "Customers asked us to make something that was straight-forward and wouldn't require hours and hours to make a nice DVD of home movies. We think that GEAR Video 9.0 does that. The software makes it easy to share your home movies and photos with friends and family. Using DVD-Video or DivX, GEAR's authoring capabilities can make photo slideshows with background music and animated transitions."

A variety of help tools and tutorials are available at GEAR Video 9.0 is available for 30-day trial at

Pricing and Availability

GEAR Video 9 will support Microsoft® Windows® XP, and Windows Vista. It is available through GEAR Resellers and the GEAR Store at . The estimated street price for GEAR Video 9.0 is US$79.99. For more information about upgrade policies, pricing, and GEAR Video 9 software features, please visit

About GEAR

Since 1986, GEAR Software has set the industry standard for DVD & CD recording. GEAR creates robust and reliable multi-platform recording solutions that support Windows, Linux and UNIX. GEAR is also the leading provider of development tools (GEARWorks SDK) to enable software development companies to integrate optical recording technology into their own products. "GEAR-powered" CD and DVD recording technology, via the GEARWorks Toolkit developer library, is integrated in a variety of software products for data storage, consumer audio, digital imaging, on-line entertainment, publishing, medical imaging, and information security. GEAR Software, Inc. is a privately-held company headquartered in Tequesta, Florida.