CyberLink Corp. today launched PowerDVD Mobile, a brand new all-in-one media player for Android devices based on the award-winning PowerDVD media player for PCs. Users can now effortlessly play, share and wirelessly stream their local videos, music and photos between their PCs and Android-powered tablets. The announcement comes as CyberLink also today announces major updates to its flagship PowerDVD 11 universal media player.

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Key features include:

  • Wirelessly download and share media from PowerDVD on the PC to Android tablets with Save To and Share On features.
  • Play media from your Android device to DLNA TVs with Play To features. PowerDVD Mobile will stream media to your DLNA TV so you can enjoy the videos and photos from your Android tablet on the comforts of the big screen.
  • All-in-one media player for videos, photos, and music on Android tablets so digital media can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere.
  • Apply one-click photo enhancements to touch up photos and create and watch cool slideshows of the best images.

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Corel today announced the release of VideoStudio® Pro X4 Ultimate Edition. Built on the award-winning video editing power of VideoStudio® Pro X4, the new Ultimate edition offers action-sports videographers, HD-DSLR shooters and video editing enthusiasts an expanded set of high-end tools and plug- ins to take their creativity to new levels.

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Offering users over $250 in additional value, VideoStudio Pro X4 Ultimate Edition provides enhanced image correction and stabilization tools, new sophisticated titling effects and faster ways to compress and share final productions.

"Consumers love VideoStudio Pro X4 for its straightforward approach to movie making, impressive artistic effects and outstanding speed-to-results," said Greg Wood, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Video Studio Pro. "With the release of the Ultimate Edition, we wanted to give our advanced users even more tools to boost the production value of their videos. From basic and advanced editing, to stabilization, to Hollywood-style titles and effects, VideoStudio Pro X4 Ultimate makes it possible to create impressive productions in record time."

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ArcSoft, Inc., an industry-leading software provider of multimedia technologies and applications across desktop, mobile and embedded platforms, today announced availability of the much anticipated ShowBiz 5 video editing software for Windows. While there is no shortage of video editing and movie creation software available, ShowBiz 5 aspires to succeed where others fall short, by making the process easy and enjoyable while delivering stunning results in a variety of popular media types.

ShowBiz 5 was designed from the ground up to be easy for consumers to quickly and easily create a movie with digital photos and video clips captured from a variety of SD and HD sources, by simply using drag-and-drop to add media onto a storyboard in the order they should play. Have a shaky video or need to rotate the video? No problem, ShowBiz 5 can fix it. Add some cool transitions in between video clips, add titles or even narration captured live from the PC’s microphone, and the finished movie is ready to be shared on YouTube® or Facebook® with the built-in uploading tool, transfer to popular mobile devices, or burn a DVD, AVCHD or Blu-ray Disc to enjoy on the big screen.

As a superb video editor, ShowBiz 5 is packed with advanced technology including stereoscopic 3D support, up-scaling of SD video to near HD quality with SimHD®, video stabilization, Blu-ray Disc burning, and much more. The new user interface of ShowBiz 5 is intuitive and easy to understand for new users; however, more advanced capabilities, including a robust timeline, chapter and marker settings, and video, photo and audio editing, are available if users desire more power and flexibility.

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LSI Corporation today announced LSI MegaRAID CacheCade Pro 2.0 read/write caching software for select LSI MegaRAID 6Gb/s SATA+SAS controller cards. The software is designed to dramatically accelerate application I/O performance of hard disk drive (HDD)-based arrays by intelligently caching frequently accessed, or "hot spot," data to solid-state drives (SSDs). MegaRAID controllers featuring CacheCade Pro 2.0 software can deliver up to 13X more transactions per second and an 82 percent cost savings compared to HDD-only arrays.  

The second generation software, which is compatible with LSI MegaRAID SAS 9260, 9261 and 9280 series controllers, is the industry's first SSD dedicated controller caching technology to offer both read and write caching using SSDs, extending the performance benefits of the previous generation CacheCade software featuring read-only SSD caching. 

"Until now, IT professionals dealing with Web 2.0 e-commerce, virtualized servers, OLTP and data warehousing workloads have not had a cost-effective way to use SSDs to accelerate their applications," said Steve Fingerhut, vice president of marketing, Accelerated Solutions Division, LSI. "They'd either have to manually tune applications to use SSDs as a higher performance tier of storage, which is both inefficient and expensive, or replace all server storage with SSDs at even greater cost and complexity. By deploying CacheCade Pro 2.0 software with a small number of SSDs, users can seamlessly accelerate application performance within their existing infrastructure, changing the dynamics of server storage and return on investment in the datacenter."

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NTI Corporation today announced the release of the latest version of NTI Echo, a robust cloning software that delivers the ability to easily clone a PC's older storage drive to a new replacement drive. Echo's simple design, along with its advanced new features such as Filter Cloning, Partition Cloning, and Smart Cloning technologies, make Echo the right choice for any user.

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"We added these new features into Echo to allow users to clone the way they want," said Bill Yao, CEO of NTI Corporation. "Being able to filter out large data files allows the user to easily clone their older drive to a faster SSD without worrying about size constraints."

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Seagate today unveiled a new app for Android operated mobile devices that will provide a seamless wireless connection to 500GB of storage to stream up to 300 HD videos. Introduced in May of this year, GoFlex Satellite mobile wireless storage is the first battery-powered external hard drive to wirelessly extend the storage capacity of any Wi-Fi enabled mobile device. Although previously compatible with Android tablets and phones by using the device’s browser, the experience with GoFlex Satellite mobile wireless storage will now be enhanced through the seamless connectivity and added features of the GoFlex Media™ App for Android.

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Devices are wirelessly connected directly to the GoFlex Satellite drive by use of the free GoFlex Media App—available now on Android Market and iTunes for iOS devices—or a web browser. GoFlex Satellite mobile wireless storage is currently available worldwide for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $199.99 USD.

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NTI Corporation announced today the shipping of Media Maker 9 Ultimate HD Edition, a user-friendly creativity suite with added support for Blu-ray authoring and Blu-ray playback.

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Media Maker 9 Ultimate HD is designed so that users of any age or skill level can quickly create dazzling CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs like a professional. With the brand new and highly usable NTI BD Maker application, you can create stunningly detailed Blu-ray movies, and turn high-resolution photos into dazzling slideshows complete with music and transitions. Families can now enjoy videos from their HD camcorder on a Blu-ray disc to share on a PC and in a home theater.

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NTI Corporation is proud to announce NTI Dragon Burn 4.5, the latest version of NTI's award-winning disc burning software designed for Mac users. Starting today, this versatile app can be found on the Mac App Store for download.

"NTI Dragon Burn offers awesome burning technologies and easy-to-use features; it is the most user-friendly burning software for Mac." said Bill Yao, CEO of NTI Corporation. "Dragon Burn 4.5 is your powerful, intuitive, and yet inexpensive choice."

With Dragon Burn's unique multi-burning technology, internal and external drives can be used to create multiple copies of a CD,DVD, or BD simultaneously. Offering broad compatibility, the software is also fully compatible with Blu-ray disc recorder and the newest internal and external drives. With the click of a button, users can burn to recordable BD-R, BD-RE, CD-R/RW, DVD±R/RW and DVD-RAM discs as well as 8.5 GB DVD±R Double Layer (DL) media.

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NTI Corporation, a worldwide software pioneer in digital media and storage management, announced that Plextor LLC, a leading developer and manufacturer of digital media equipment, has selected NTI SSD Utility Suite as their software solutions. Consisting of feature-rich, and easy-to-use system cloning, data protection and storage performance analyzing tools for their high performance SSD products, this new NTI SSD Utility Suite will allow the users of Plextor SSDs to perform the most demanding daily tasks with the highest levels of confidence in Read/Write performances while maintaining full protection and integrity of their data.

The Plextor brand has made its name in high quality optical-drive and multimedia products, now with the latest development in the SSD market, Plextor is offering its SSD users the most convenient software suite in the industry.

“Plextor only wants the best software solutions for our customers, and after having tested what’s available in the market, we found NTI’s SSD Utility Suite consists of the best combination of storage utilities for our high performance SSDs,” said, Christine Hsing, Marketing Manager, Plextor. “With NTI SSD Utility Suite, customers can now easily have their data transferred from an old hard drive to a new SSD, backing up data with just a few simple clicks, and verify their SSD’s superior speed.”

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The global leader in optical storage solutions, Lite-On gives visitors to their Computex stand the chance to try a pre-release version of MyDisk Suite, their revolutionary integrated disc burning tool for the PC, iPad, & iPhone. Also on display will be their new generation of optical drives including the USB 3.0 eHBU212 12x BD burner.

MyDisk Suite consisting of DiskCollection, DiskIndex, DiskCase, and DiskMobile, was developed after a survey showed that 83% of users hadn’t installed the burning software that came with their drives because of perceived complexity. It hopes to solve this by taking a very different approach that closely matches how today’s social generation actually use disc burners.

The MyDisk suite set of applications for the PC, iPad, & iPhone, requires only a few natural steps to use, but brings together – drag-and-drop disc burning, file/disc indexing, customized autorun menus, personalized disc covers, iOS image burning.

“Lite-On has built our brand by using innovation to serve consumers. When we discovered the difficulties users had with current burning software we knew that we had used this ability to create a solution. MyDisk Suite is the first disc software built to fit with the way the social generation uses burners, customizes, and shares. Its rich, simple-to-use interface integrates PC, iPhone, and iPad”, said Marketing Manager.

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