CMP Media Launches Xtreme Video Magazine

Creators of DV Magazine and Digital Video Expo Expands With New Quarterly Magazine

Nov 19, 2003

Xtreme Video Magazine, the newest product from the CMP Media Digital Video Group, is shipping from the printer today and hits newsstands all around the nation starting December 1, 2003!

Covering everything from skateboarding, surfing, and motocross to mountain climbing and deep-sea exploration, Xtreme Video Magazine is a new quarterly from the publishers of DV magazine that celebrates capturing life in the extreme. Feature stories and photo essays take readers behind the scenes to reveal the secrets of capturing the action on video and in photographs. Xtreme Video Magazine is geared toward professionals and thrill seekers with an avid desire to shoot video and photos of their adventures.

The premiere issue is brimming with thrilling images and essential tips and tricks for shooting action sports, including surfing, FMX, BMX, aggressive in-line skating, skate boarding, and more. The cover story, "Extreme TV," features a behind-the-scenes look at how ESPN shot X Games IX using helmetcams, frogcams, flycams, and more. There's also an in-depth look at wide-angle lenses-the essential accessory of action sports photography and videography -- and an interview with combat videographer Mike Elwell, whose footage of the war in Iraq aired on ABC.

Each issue of Xtreme Video Magazine will feature insightful and entertaining columns on streaming video, extreme location shoots, still photography, and video editing with an attitude, along with news you can use on the latest and greatest video- and photo-related action sports gear and reviews of recent DVD releases.

"One of our objectives in publishing Xtreme Video Magazine is to bring together both novice and professional videographers and photographers-reaching those who already shoot extreme action while introducing it to the curiosity seekers," says Scott Gentry, Group Director of CMP Media Digital Video Group. "Furthermore, Xtreme Video Magazine will be reaching professionals shooting for ESPN, Eco-Challenge, etc., as well as the Gen X and Y crowd with a passion for action sports and high-tech gear. There is a huge market for high-tech photography and video gear used in capturing life at the edge."

In addition to its subscriber base and newsstand presence, Xtreme Video Magazine will also make a big splash at a leading industry trade show. Attendees and exhibitors can get their hands on the premiere issue of Xtreme Video Magazine at Digital Video Expo West from December 9-12, 2003, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. Xtreme Video Magazine will also be sponsoring an Action Sports Photography session on Friday, December 12, free to all attendees. To find out more about Xtreme Video Magazine, go to

About the CMP Media Digital Video Group

The CMP Media Digital Video Group ( has been on the forefront of the digital video explosion by providing information to professional users since its inception. Xtreme Video Magazine will leverage other CMP Media Digital Video Group properties -- including DV, Digital Video in the Classroom, Digital Video Expo East, Digital Video Expo West, DV Film Festival, CMP Books DV Expert Series, and -- for their experience and leadership position in the DV industry. The mission of the CMP Media Digital Video Group is to inspire and empower creative professionals with the industry's most comprehensive source of tools and technologies through event, online, and print channels.

About CMP Media LLC

CMP Media LLC ( ) is a leading integrated media company providing essential information and marketing services to the entire technology spectrum-the builders, sellers and users of technology worldwide. Capitalizing on its editorial strength, CMP is uniquely positioned to offer marketers comprehensive, integrated media solutions tailored to meet their individual needs. Its diverse products and services include newspapers, magazines, Internet products, research, direct marketing services, education and training, trade shows and conferences and custom publishing.

CONTACT: Armand Der-Hacobian, Associate Publisher of CMP Media Digital Video Group, +1-415-947-6273, or

SOURCE: CMP Media Digital Video Group

CONTACT: Armand Der-Hacobian, Associate Publisher of CMP Media Digital
Video Group, +1-415-947-6273, or

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