Nero, creator of liquid media technology, today announced a partnership with ZOTAC®, NVIDIA® the world’s largest channel manufacturer of graphics cards, motherboards and mini-PCs, to bundle Nero Vision Xtra software with ZOTAC® GeForce® series graphics cards globally. This marks Nero’s first relationship with a graphics card manufacturer, delivering a powerful video playback and editing experience to video enthusiasts.
ZOTAC® GeForce® series graphics cards will now include a free 30-day trial version of Nero Vision Xtra, which features two robust integrated applications – Nero MediaHub and Nero Vision. Nero MediaHub and Nero Vision work together seamlessly to bridge between basic and advanced video editing, allowing users to easily transform home video projects into cinema-quality, high definition movies.
Upgrading from the free trial to the complete version of Nero Multimedia Suite 10 unlocks additional benefits for Nero Vision Xtra users, including full NVIDIA® CUDA support for high-performance hardware acceleration, the ability to create high definition Blu-ray movies and access to the full templates and effects palette. In addition, the upgrade provides users with the Nero Burning ROM and Nero BackItUp & Burn products as part of the larger suite.
CyberLink today announced the release of CyberLink BD & 3D Advisor for free download, helping users verify whether their computer is capable of enjoying the amazing Blu-ray Disc 3D experience. The newly-upgraded BD & 3D Advisor is designed for diagnosis of computers in terms of capability to play Blu-ray Discs, Blu-ray 3D Discs and 3D video contents.
“CyberLink is committed to developing the best media experience on PCs,” said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. “High-definition and 3D are exciting development in video format, but they also require some learning curve for consumers to build HD & 3D capable systems. The BD & BD 3D advisor is designed to help consumers in the most intuitive way.”
As the leading innovative solution provider, CyberLink has been devoted to making “connected digital lifestyle” more accessible and friendly to everyone. The 3D Zone, which has recently been announced, provides a clear and concise guide to consumers about 3D Videos, Blu-ray 3D and how to setup 3D entertainment on PCs; the newly-announced CyberLink BD & 3D Advisor, upgraded from CyberLink BD Advisor, is another advancement for users to check for Blu-ray 3D playback capability of their system and TrueTheater 3D playback support, and it provides suggestions as to how and what components in their system to upgrade. “As the corporate commitment goes, CyberLink will continue to innovate video and audio technology as well as developing more useful tools to facilitate 3D PC enjoyment for consumers,” Chang concluded.
CyberLink Corp. is pleased to announce PowerDVD 10 ULTRA 3D Mark II release to the retail and online market that enables Blu-ray 3D movie playback on desktop, notebook and All-in-One PCs.
“CyberLink PowerDVD 10 Mark II adds a new dimension to Blu-ray,” said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. “PowerDVD 10 Mark II presents movies in amazing realism and depth and delivers an incredible experience that the consumers are not just in front of the screen, but virtually in the movies.”
PowerDVD is the first software player to receive Blu-ray 3D certification from the Blu-ray Disc Association. Optimized with CPU and GPU hardware acceleration, PowerDVD delivers two 1080p frames to create a flawless and smooth high definition 3D video effect to the display.
Now PowerDVD 10 Mark II comes with Enhanced TrueTheater 3D for converting existing 2D DVD titles and 2D videos into a 3D movie experience. Enhanced TrueTheater 3D gives users a significant increase in sharpness, picture clarity and 3D depth while reducing artifact and motion-blurriness, allowing consumers to upgrade all media experience to 3D immediately that is great on effects but easy on the eyes.
Roxio today announced the availability of Roxio Secure products, an end-user-friendly family of enterprise applications that helps protect businesses, government agencies, and other institutions from data breach. The products enable users within an organization to quickly secure data on CD, DVD, Blu-ray Disc, and flash devices using powerful data encryption that safeguards the contents from being accessed by unauthorized persons. Roxio Secure offerings go beyond simple encryption on stand-alone machines to provide advanced end-point security features for networks of computers in small workgroups to multi-departmental global enterprises. Roxio Secure offerings arm companies with the tools to not only meet internal security policies, but also comply with industry and government-mandated privacy measures and regulations.
"An important addition to our enterprise product line, Roxio Secure enables private and public sector organizations to enhance the overall effectiveness of their information security and privacy practices," said Matt DiMaria, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Roxio. "In order to fully safeguard valuable corporate data as well as sensitive information that may have been entrusted to them, it is essential for organizations to protect against unauthorized access at all levels. Our new Roxio Secure solutions ensure that data protection practices are in alignment with organizational policies and can be achieved without impacting employee productivity."
Roxio today unveiled Roxio VideoLab 3D, the world's first personal video editing suite for capturing, editing, and sharing personal 3D content. Designed to be bundled with and add value to 3D-enabled PCs, laptops, cameras, camcorders, and accessories, Roxio VideoLab 3D allows users to import a wide range of 3D video formats including stereoscopic content directly from 3D cameras. The software also automatically converts standard 2D content into 3D, so users can include existing home movies in their 3D video creations.
With Roxio VideoLab 3D, consumers can use familiar video editing tools to turn raw 3D footage and converted 2D content into engaging and immersive 3D home movies, complete with titles, transitions, and effects. The finished results can be exported in a range of formats, including the RealD Format for a cinematic-quality 3D viewing experience on 3D-enabled home PCs and HDTVs. In addition, projects may be uploaded and shared via YouTube in 3D.
Roxio today announced that Roxio CinePlayer®, its comprehensive media player for Windows®, has received Blu-ray Profile 5 (3D®) certification from the Blu-ray Disc Association. Blu-ray 3D support enhances Roxio CinePlayer's already extensive feature set for the playback of 3D video entertainment and personal video content. Roxio CinePlayer with 3D support was introduced earlier this year and will be shipping soon on new 3D-enabled notebook and desktop systems from leading manufacturers including ASUS and MSI.
"With its broad 3D capability, now including Blu-ray 3D discs and rich feature set, Roxio CinePlayer continues to receive strong interest and support from PC OEMs," said Matt DiMaria, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Roxio. "As a key element of our overall corporate focus on 3D, we continue to work with other industry leaders to introduce new, compelling 3D products and services that further drive the market for 3D in the home."
In addition to 3D Blu-ray discs, Roxio CinePlayer allows users to enjoy stereoscopic 3D content in a broad range of formats. Roxio CinePlayer also provides real-time conversion of 2D video to 3D, so users can enjoy their existing library of DVDs and home movies in 3D. The player is also the first 3D-enabled player to support instant access to new movies delivered digitally via RoxioNow™-powered services. This will include 3D entertainment as titles become available for online delivery.
Acronis, a provider of easy-to-use backup, disaster recovery and security solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments, today announced the release of a new free disk monitoring tool for businesses and consumers alike, Acronis Drive Monitor.
Acronis Drive Monitor is a free, downloadable software application that monitors the health of server, PC and laptop hard disk drives. It helps to alert users to problems that may indicate an imminent failure and in doing so gives users time to react by saving the data contained on their hard drive and allowing them to arrange for replacements.
"Data is important whether it's at your home or office," said Jason Donahue, CEO of Acronis. "Unfortunately hard drives fail every day which is why Acronis has developed Acronis Drive Monitor as a free tool for the community at large. It can help predict when a hard drive is about to fail, giving you the chance to back up your data before disaster strikes. No one should be without it which is why we are offering it as a free tool."
ArcSoft announced today that its best-selling multimedia player application, TotalMedia Theatre® 3 Platinum now features a new 3D plug-in, which includes Blu-ray 3D and Sim3D™. With ArcSoft’s 3D plug-in, users now can enjoy Blu-ray 3D and native stereo 3D movies and video files, as well as turning regular 2D photos and movies into realistic 3D.
Sim3D™, encoded in AVC-MVC, creates a realistic stereo 3D viewing experience in real-time. Native stereo 3D movies and videos include 3D-DVD, YouTube 3D files, and 3D videos that are encoded in Left/Right, Up/Down, Anaglyph, and more.
"We are proud to be the first in the industry to launch a Blu-ray 3D player in the retail market," said George Tang, ArcSoft Vice President and General Manager of Video and Home Entertainment Group. "Combined with Sim3D, all content*, including standard DVD movies and videos, can be viewed in realistic 3D."
Pegasys, Inc. today announces the availability of Apple® iPad™ device and Windows Media Center WTV support in the newest update of its TMPGEnc® MovieStyle software. The multi-device, drag ‘n drop video conversion software allows users to import video files, apply video and audio filters, then convert and transfer to 14 popular digital devices including the new iPad. The update is available now and is free for all current owners. Product information and a free trial version can be found at http://tmpgenc.pegasys-inc.com/en/product/tms.html. Pricing starts at $29.95.
“Consumers now demand video to be accessible on a variety of devices. That’s why we’ve added support for Apple’s iPad mobile digital device, so users can enjoy their video on this wonderful new product. When Windows 7 users record high definition or standard TV shows via Windows Media Center, the resulting file is in the .wtv format. With MovieStyle, users can convert it to different video formats for use on an iPad, video game console or other portable device” remarked Tak Ebine, Pegasys Inc. CEO.
New iPad support lets users take personal video anywhere they go. Video converted for the iPad can be up to 1024 x 768 resolution for 4:3 clips, or up to 1280 x720 for 16:9 clips. Just drag and drop the video content for easy conversion and playback. Similar to an iPod, iPad video can be quickly transferred to an iTunes library using the included TransManagerTM. Then, simply connect the iPad to a PC and iTunes will automatically transfer the videos to the iPad.