Nero announced today that its SecurDisc technology will be included with Lite-On's upcoming 22x DVD writer, the iHAP622. With SecurDisc, users can protect their data against unauthorized access and increase the chances of it being recovered should the disc become damaged.
Nero, creators of liquid media technology, announced today that the company has entered into a new cooperation with PLDS (Philips & Lite-On Digital Solutions) to introduce the first Lite-On SecurDisc drives to the market.

SecurDisc technology provides a full feature set of data security-related functions through a combined hardware/software solution. It offers encryption with password protection, digital signature, higher data reliability through data storage redundancy and defect management, as well as copy protection for PDF files and a data integrity checker. SecurDisc offers users strong access controls, and Nero continues to set the standard for what end-users will come to expect in ensuring the security of their files on CDs and DVDs.
The Lite-On iHAP622 is scheduled to ship during the second half of 2008. If you'd like to read more, Nero's entire press release can be found here. Add a comment
CyberLink announced today that ASUS has chosen to bundle CyberLink DVD Suite with its notebook PCs. The all-in-one suite includes applications such as PowerDVD, PowerDirector, Power2Go, PowerProducer, Medi@Show and LabelPrint.
CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), innovative solutions provider for the connected digital lifestyle, announced today the expansion of its cooperation with Asustek, to include CyberLink DVD Suite with ASUS notebook PCs.

CyberLink DVD Suite integrates powerful yet easy-to-use applications for working with all types of media content. Leading playback software PowerDVD gives advanced multimedia playback functions; PowerDirector allows users to create stylish home videos with magic video tools; PowerProducer provides disc production and personalized menus with ease; Power2Go allows quick burning of data and media files to DVDs. Medi@show enables the professional creation of multimedia slideshow, while LabelPrint creates personalized disc labels with LightScribe technology. With one intuitive interface, users can easily access to each of the applications in this creativity and burning suite.
If you'd like to read more, CyberLink's entire press release 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 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 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
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