LG Electronics, Inc. and DivX, Inc., a digital media company, today announced that the LG Viewty camera phone (Model: LG-KU990) is the first mobile phone with DivX Certification to natively record video in the high quality DivX format.
The LG Viewty enables consumers to capture high-resolution video, comparable in quality to what they would expect from a video camera, on their mobile phones, DivX videos recorded through the LG Viewty can easily be uploaded to online video sites or can be played back on any DivX Certified® consumer electronics device, including DVD players, gaming consoles and portable media players.
"Users of the LG Viewty have come to expect innovation and quality," said Dr. Skott Ahn, LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. "The addition of DivX recording capability to the Viewty will open up the media experience and enable our users to do more with the videos they capture, from sharing that content online to playing it back beyond the phone on a wide variety of devices."
"Our goal is to make it easy for consumers to enjoy a high-quality video experience on any kind of device," said Kevin Hell, CEO at DivX, Inc. "The LG Viewty is a perfect example of this experience. It allows consumers to capture video on its 3-inch screen and then easily transfer that video to a computer or virtually any kind of consumer electronics device."
The LG Viewty is a professional-level camera phone with features that surpass most phones on the market and includes 5.0 mega-pixel still image capture, manual focus, image stabilizer, handwriting recognition for photo editing, a document viewer, voice recording and 120 fps 640 x 480-pixel DivX video encoding. The LG Viewty has undergone a rigorous testing program, as do all the products that bear the DivX Certified logo, to ensure a high-quality DivX media experience. LG Viewty, currently for sale in Europe, will begin shipping immediately with DivX encoding capabilities.