CyberLink sent out a press release this morning, announcing the launch of PowerDirector 7. This new version of PowerDirector offers end-to-end high-def video production including advanced editing tools and full support for Blu-ray Disc authoring.

CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), innovative solutions provider for the connected digital lifestyle, today launched the latest version of its video-editing software PowerDirector. Featuring end-to-end high-definition format support, PowerDirector 7 allows users to turn their captured videos into professional-looking movies with ease...

" With the wide availability of high-definition camcorders, video enthusiasts are looking for powerful tools that can create the kind of masterpieces they expect for their high-quality video content," said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. "CyberLink PowerDirector 7 combines its popular automated editing and video enhancements tools with more advanced editing options, for pro-like results. What's more, by accessing DirectorZone - PowerDirector's website for video effects and DVD menus - users can share their creativity with others, uploading effects and templates they've created and downloading those made by video-editing fans all over the world."
PowerDirector 7 is now available online and will be available in retail shops at the beginning of June. More information, including pricing, can be found here. Add a comment
TMPG sent out a press release today, announcing a new version of its MPEG editing software. Along with an improved user interface, TMPGEnc MPEG Editor 3 features more than 170 transition effects and support for Blu-ray Disc burning.
TMPG, Inc., the company that makes digital video easy, is about to make Blu-ray Disc creation easier. TMPGEnc MPEG Editor 3 is an easy to use, frame-level cut video editing software package loaded with many advanced features including the ability to output and burn to the Blu-ray Disc (BDAV) high definition video format. The free trial is currently available for download at www.tmpg-inc.com. The full retail version will be available May 14th at $64.95 per license. A special limited-time discount price of $51.95 will also be available for all registered TMPGEnc product owners.

"TMPGEnc MPEG Editor 3 offers state-of-the-art technology to smoothly edit high-definition video, plus a host of Blu-ray Disc oriented features. As more professional and amateur videographers embrace high definition video recording, there will be an increasing demand for good software to edit and write video to Blu-ray Disc," commented TMPG Inc. CEO Kimi Matsuki.
If you'd like to check it out, the trial version of TMPGEnc MPEG Editor 3 can be downloaded here. More information is also available on TMPG's website. Add a comment
CyberLink announced this week that Toshiba has chosen to bundle PowerCinema with their new consumer notebook PCs. Here's part of their press release:
CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), innovative solutions provider for the connected digital lifestyle, announced today that its complete home entertainment solution, PowerCinema, was chosen by Toshiba Corporation to be included in its consumer notebook PCs in the United States. The combination offers the perfect digital media solution, allowing users to play videos and music on their new Toshiba notebooks through CyberLink's software.

CyberLink PowerCinema combines advanced video and music playback features with an intuitive, responsive 3D user interface. Power Cinema's support for a wide range of video formats—including ASF, WMV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2,DVR-MS,AVI,high-definition, MPEG-2-HD and WMV-HD—delivers uncompromised video playback performance. PowerCinema also supports MP3, WMA, and WAV audio file formats, turning notebook PCs into digital music players.
If you'd like to read more, CyberLink's entire press release can be found here. Add a comment
CyberLink recently announced the launch of CyberLink Live Premium. This new version of its remote media access service offers advanced capabilities including a hosted relay service for optimized bandwidth, scheduled recording of TV shows, an electronic program guide and the ability to download photos, videos, audio and documents.
CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), innovative solutions provider for the connected digital lifestyle, today announced the release of CyberLink Live Premium, the secure and personal web service for remote media access. CyberLink Live Premium’s place-shifting technology allows users to access digital media as well as business documents stored on a remote PC via a web browser. Targeted at the media enthusiast, CyberLink Live Premium offers advanced capabilities including:

  • Hosted relay services to enable connectivity across firewalls
  • Optimized bandwidth for the best TV, video, and photo streaming quality for full screen displays, and CD-quality audio streaming
  • Scheduled recording of live TV programs
  • Electronic program guides for scheduling broadcast TV programs
  • Downloading of photos, videos, audio and documents
  • Uploading and management of all sorts of document file formats
  • Support for all types of file formats
  • Webcam monitoring, including motion-detection recording, scheduled recording, and manual recording of up to 3 hours.
CyberLink is currently offering two subscription plans. CyberLink Live Premium users can choose to pay $18 for three months or $48 for an entire year. If you'd like to read more, CyberLink's entire announcement can be found here. Add a comment
Yamaha Japan announced today that it will be distributing its new Labelflash Photo Labeler software to the public on April 25th. This free software comes with 30 templates and will allow users to turn their photos into labels by performing a few simple steps.

Yamaha Corporation (Head Office: 10-1, Nakazawa-cho, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka; President: Mitsuru Umemura; hereinafter: Yamaha), working together with FUJIFILM Co., Ltd. (Hereinafter: Fujifilm), has developed LabelflashTM Photo Labeler software using Labelflash technology for easily printing display labels containing photographs on specially made DVD disc using templates. Free distribution of this Labelflash Photo Labeler software will begin from Labelflash’s official Web site on April 25, 2008. The site may be accessed at the following URL: http://labelflash.jp/.. The English version is expected to become available in a few months.
With support for Labelflash lagging well behind LightScribe, its good to see Yamaha and Fujifilm making applications like this available for free to their customers. If you'd like to read more, Yamaha's entire announcement can be found here. Add a comment