CyberLink Corp., a provider of innovative media creativity solutions, today announced the development of a next-generation codec supporting the new High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard. The HEVC (also known as H.265) standard—the successor to H.264 technology—uses new compression techniques to enable delivery of high definition video content that requires only half the bandwidth of H.264.

“For over 15 years, CyberLink has pioneered development of video codecs, and as one of the first Independent Software Vendors to adopt the recently approved HEVC standard, we are excited about the enhanced digital experience it will bring to our customers,” said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. “Our early investment and development strategy reflects our belief that this is the right technology to take mobile and HD media to the next level.”

CyberLink’s new codec offers optimized decoding and encoding of H.265 format video. Benefits include faster and smoother downloading and streaming of better quality video content to PCs and mobile devices, and also more economic storage and burning of high definition video.

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CyberLink Corp., a provider of innovative media creation solutions, today announced that its flagship products, PowerDVD and PowerDirector, support 4th generation Intel Core processors. Combining better-than-original-quality media experiences with industry-leading speed, CyberLink PowerDVD and PowerDirector offer consumers the superior multimedia solutions to CREATE & PLAY wherever they go. The latest CyberLink products are now showcasing at the Grand Hyatt Taipei, Suite 1148, during Computex 2013.

"It's been our pleasure collaborating with Intel for all these years, combining the world's leading processor technologies with the industry-leading multimedia software to provide the advanced user experience to the world," said Alice Chang, CEO of CyberLink. "4th generation Intel Core processors proves to make massive performance boost, and we aim to fully utilize this processor, delivering professional-quality multimedia experience with superior efficiency."

"We are excited to see software developers such as CyberLink introduce new multimedia software solutions that utilize the 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors in providing a high level of video editing and enjoyment experience," said Christos Georgiopoulos, vice president of Intel’s Software and Services Group and general manager for Developer Relations Division.

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CyberLink Corp., a provider of innovative media creation solutions, today announced that it will showcase a complete series of multimedia solutions at the Grand Hyatt Taipei, Suite 1148, from June 4-8 during Computex 2013. From digital media creation to digital media playback, CyberLink provides consumers with a comprehensive and dynamic set of desktop and mobile tools to CREATE & PLAY wherever they go.

With the evolution of multimedia-enabled smart phones and tablets as everyday solutions for business and personal life, it is imperative that the mobile multimedia experience mirrors that of the desktop. CyberLink has created a digital ecosystem to ensure this advanced multimedia experience enables users to stream, create, edit, and play high-quality digital content across platforms and between mobile devices.

“CyberLink is committed to providing consumers with an integrated solution to enjoy all kinds of multimedia on any device, at any time and any place,” said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. “With digital content increasingly serving as a tool of self expression, a demand for multimedia creativity solutions has developed. CyberLink has leveraged its expertise in multimedia playback to design intuitive and high-performance digital editing software for consumers to create and enjoy a complete media experience in advanced, superior quality.”

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WD, a Western Digital company, and a world leader in storage solutions for the connected life, today unveiled WD SmartWare Pro, an easy-to-use software tool that gives customers the power to back up their files to any USB external hard drive or the cloud using their personal Dropbox. Additionally, in the event that a file is deleted, lost, or a previous version of a file is needed, WD SmartWare Pro makes it easy to quickly restore and retrieve backed-up data.     

WD SmartWare Pro is simple to set up with an intuitive installation interface that lets customers get up and running in just a few simple clicks. Once the software is setup and the drives are connected, WD SmartWare Pro visually presents customers' files and folders in a control center where they can manage multiple external hard drives and their Dropbox account. WD SmartWare Pro is compatible with WD products such as My Passport® and WD Elements™ portable hard drives, as well as external USB drives from other manufacturers. Additionally, WD SmartWare Pro works seamlessly with WD network attached storage drives such as My Book® Live™.

The software has two easy-to-use backup settings, allowing customers to set up their preferred file backup process. The “continuous backup” setting sets up an automatic, continuous backup that works quietly in the background so that whenever a customer adds or changes a file it is instantly backed up on the external drive. The “scheduled backup” setting allows customers to set up a regular pre-programmed backup schedule, including an hourly, daily or monthly setting for easy backup to their external drive or Dropbox. With WD SmartWare Pro customers can also back up files located in their Dropbox to an external hard drive.

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CyberLink Corp. today launched PowerDVD 13, the latest version of the market-leading media player for Blu-ray, 3D & HD content. With shipments of more than 100 million players annually, PowerDVD is the world’s pre-eminent movie and media player.

The world’s first and only cross-platform playback solution, PowerDVD 13 adds mobility to playback with support for leading tablets and smart phones.  With improved TrueTheater enhancements, all content – even Blu-ray movies – can be enjoyed in a better-than original quality. New UltraViolet digital download support will provide cloud-based access to movies and TV shows in countries where the service becomes available.  Offering unrivaled format support and instant startup, PowerDVD 13 meets all digital media’s user needs.

“We are witnessing a stunning revolution in how people access, share and consume digital media. Throughout our long history, CyberLink has paced this revolution, and this newest version of PowerDVD radically changes the way consumers integrate, experience and control their multimedia universe.” said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink.  “PowerDVD 13 not only empowers people to take full advantage of the fast-changing mobile ecosystem, but our proprietary TrueTheater technology lets them enjoy all media at amazing, better-than-original quality.”

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Nero has released a new version of its popular Nero 12 and Nero 12 Platinum multimedia suites, giving its video enthusiast customers even more performance and value.

“Nero 12.5 makes our best multimedia suite even better,” said Nero Chief Product Officer Martin Stein. “If you enjoy watching videos in the best possible quality at home or on the go, or if you love to create your own video productions, this update is a must-have.”

Nero Recode Gets Even Smarter

The video converting application Nero Recode gets one of the most significant enhancements in this new version of the Nero suite.

Nero Recode already set the standard for making it easy and fast to rip and convert your videos to watch on other devices. The update now includes pre-configured device profiles for the latest generation tablets and smartphones, including the iPad Mini, iPad with Retina Display, iPhone 5, iPod Touch 5G, iPod Nano 7G, Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro tablets, Windows 8 Phone and Kindle Fire HD.

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corel_videostudio_pro_x6.pngToday Corel announced the launch of VideoStudio® Pro X6, the latest version of the company's powerful yet easy-to-use video editing software. Based on the overwhelming response to last year's ground-breaking release, Corel has added even more advanced tools and state-of-the-art features increasing the value for a broader audience.

With support for Ultra HD and AVCHD 2.0 and tools like motion tracking and DSLR enlarge mode, VideoStudio Pro X6 tackles the latest in consumer video trends. The progressive tools, combined with the editor's ease-of-use and speed make VideoStudio Pro X6 the ideal solution for video editors of all levels to create high quality video content of any kind.

"When developing VideoStudio Pro X6, we made sure to stay true to our core values, which is to deliver an uncomplicated editing solution that is easy, fast, and capable of producing impressive results regardless of the users expertise," said Nick Davies, EVP & GM, Corel Software. "We also vowed to provide our users with the best in creative tools and features, which means staying ahead of the curve," added Davies. "Our new motion tracking capabilities, plus support of UHD and AVCHD 2.0 are perfect examples of how we are achieving this. The new tools in X6 in combination with those introduced in X5 - such as our screen recording tools - give VideoStudio Pro X6 an impressive list of pro-level options at a consumer level price. What used to cost users hundreds of dollars is now accessible for less than $80."

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WD, a Western Digital company, announced an expansion of its product portfolio addressing small- and medium-sized businesses with the addition of network backup software and appliances from Arkeia Software, Inc., a privately held data protection company based in Carlsbad, Calif., recently acquired by WD. WD also announced that the Arkeia Network Backup version 10.0 software, for which a release candidate was delivered in Dec. 2012, becomes generally available ( today.

“Arkeia’s products expand WD’s growing product portfolio of solutions for small- and medium-sized businesses,” said Jim Welsh, executive vice president and general manager of WD’s Branded and CE products. “SMB organizations are managing ever-growing volumes of critical business data, which need to be stored, shared and secured. Our easy-to-manage small storage server, WD Sentinel™ DX4000, provides backup and storage centralization capabilities for small businesses and workgroups, while Arkeia’s network backup software provides a more feature-rich data-protection solution for larger SMB customers.”

Arkeia’s software, appliances and virtual appliances back up data to disk, tape and cloud storage. The company’s patented Progressive Deduplication technology speeds hybrid-cloud backup by reducing the bandwidth necessary to replicate backup sets over wide area networks. Arkeia sells its products worldwide through resellers and managed service providers.

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CyberLink Corp., a provider of innovative media creativity solutions, today announced that it will showcase its vast ecosystem of video and photo creation and sharing solutions at CES event in Las Vegas from January 8-11. The company will be located at Suite H477, Las Vegas Hotel & Casino (formerly the Las Vegas Hilton).

With videos and photos becoming tools for self-expression and storytelling rather than merely records of captured moments, an emerging wave of consumers and prosumers are looking for a new breed of software that can deliver creativity, enjoyment and superb quality at a consumer-friendly price. CyberLink has developed a digital universe of desktop and mobile solutions to cater to this demand and to provide users with a truly unique and complete software experience.

“As the global stage for innovation CES is the ideal forum for CyberLink to showcase its integrated approach to the software ecosystem,” said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. “Our intuitive, high-performance desktop software solutions come with complementary touch-optimized mobile applications that offer users an innovative digital experience customizable to their individual preferences. The world of consumer technology is quickly moving towards empowering consumers to create and share multimedia on their tablets and smartphones – we’re excited to be able to show the future of content creation to the masses at CES.”

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CyberLink Corp., an innovative solutions provider for media creativity, today launched PowerProducer 6, a new standard for Blu-ray and DVD disc authoring. PowerProducer 6 provides home users with a comprehensive disc authoring solution with support for the latest and most popular media formats, including MKV and 3D, as well as enhanced rendering performance and exciting new content. Certified Windows® 8 Compatible, PowerProducer 6 delivers the valuable DVD and Blu-ray authoring functionality that is essential to creative consumers, but not accessible in Microsoft’s latest operating system.

“With the increasing popularity and potential of user-generated content, creative consumers are turning their precious moments into professional-looking home videos and photo slideshows. With our authoring software, consumers can add that special final touch that makes them proud to share their content with friends and family and helps them preserve their memories,” said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. “CyberLink’s PowerProducer 6 takes authoring to the next level and allows users to easily turn their media into professional-looking movie discs in the most popular formats that can be enjoyed on TVs and PCs.”

PowerProducer 6 provides the most complete set of tools for authoring movie discs, recording discs in real-time, managing disc contents and now, with the inclusion of LabelPrint, printing disc labels and covers. 14 new professionally-designed animated menu templates, optimized for HD resolution, give users dynamic new ways to showcase their content on large displays.

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