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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vso_software_cx5_box.pngVSO Software releases today a new major version of ConvertXtoDVD, a program that converts and burns videos to DVD. Version 5 interface has been totally redesigned and now offers a live preview, giving users total control over their projects as they see their modifications in real time and can check image quality, audio/subtitle synchronization, etc.

 “The preview will surprise many users as it’s a totally new way to use the software, with full customization available”, explains Jacques Vignoles, ConvertXtoDVD main developer and VSO Software CEO. He adds: “Now that you can see and edit things live before converting, you just can’t go wrong”.

Version 5 offers much-awaited video editing features, such as the possibility to remove unwanted parts of the video, control over brightness and contrast, video rotation, the ability to embed subtitles into the video and more menu editing options. Users will also find that they can now easily convert their camcorder, DVD and Blu-ray files with the added discriminator and the support of multi-angle films.

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Corel is happy to announce the release of its new app for Windows 8, Roxio MediaBook, now available through the Windows Store. MediaBook enables consumers to easily combine their photos and videos with audio and text to create dynamic and interactive ebooks, perfect for new Windows 8 devices.

"Roxio MediaBook was designed from scratch specifically for Windows 8 and its new generation of touch enabled devices," said Matt DiMaria, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Digital Media at Corel. "Our goal is to provide consumers with a fun and entirely new way to experience their personal media and to share it with friends and family. Roxio MediaBook and Windows 8 are a great combination to provide customers with a natural and beautiful way to enjoy media on a tablet or PC."

"What makes Windows 8 innovative and fun is the fast and fluid user experience and intuitive touch gestures. Users can now interact with apps in a way they've never experienced before," said John Richards, senior director of Windows App Marketing for Microsoft Corp. "MediaBook is not only designed with touch first in mind, it embraces it by taking full advantage of the features that make Windows 8 unique and innovative."

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cyberlink_powerdvd_12_ultra.jpgCyberLink Corp., a provider of innovative media creation solutions, today launched an updated version of its award-winning media player, PowerDVD 12, along with new PowerDVD Mobile to ensure users of Microsoft’s upcoming Windows® 8 operating system continue to enjoy a premium entertainment experience on their new Windows 8 PCs.

With the removal of native support for DVD playback in Windows Media Player, consumers will require additional media playback software to play DVDs and MPEG-2 files on their Windows 8 PCs. The world’s #1 multimedia player, PowerDVD 12, is certified as compatible with Windows 8, guaranteeing users can still enjoy all their Blu-ray Discs, DVDs and videos on their new systems.

CyberLink also launched a new mobile application designed for Windows 8 tablets. PowerDVD Mobile brings the premium playback features of CyberLink PowerDVD to Windows 8 mobile devices so that consumers can watch movies, view photos, and listen to music in the best quality, wherever they are.

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tmpgenc_mpeg_smart_renderer4_box.pngPegasys, Inc., the company that takes video to the next level, announces the release of the English version of their next generation MPEG video editing software, TMPGEnc MPEG Smart Renderer 4, on October 30, 2012. The software is the successor to the popular TMPGEnc MPEG Editor 3, built from the ground up and touts the ability to smart render (lossless edit) practically any MPEG-1, MPEG-2 or H.264/MPEG-4 AVC file and edit at the frame level. The retail price will be $69.95. A free upgrade option will be available for those who purchase TMPGEnc MPEG Editor 3 between October 23, 2012 and October 29, 2012 11:59PM PDT. After that, the upgrade price will be $43.95. A free 14-day trial version is available now for evaluation purposes at the following webpage: http://tmpgenc.pegasys-inc.com/en/product/tmsr4.html

"Cloud storage, mobile devices and the affordability of storage media have made a wider variety of MPEG specifications possible; therefore, this software is the first in a brand new product category focusing on keeping video data as is no matter what the source, as opposed to our past focus on smart rendering DVD and Blu-ray formats. This software is the ultimate tool for editing practically any MPEG-1/2 or H.264/MPEG-4 AVC video with as little re-encoding as possible. " commented Tak Ebine, Pegasys CEO.

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nero_12_boxshot.pngNero, the leading multimedia software developer, has announced the latest addition to its flagship media suite range. Nero 12 allows video, photo and audio enthusiasts to enjoy multimedia content in their preferred formats on PCs and mobile devices. The new software is now on sale and is compatible with all Windows 8 devices.

Nero 12 has a variety of features, targeting users with different levels of skill and creativity. The new product gives beginners a simple platform to manage, edit, create and share their own multimedia content on any device. Furthermore, more advanced video editing and creation with Blu-ray and playback options will also appeal to more advanced users.

“It is now possible to enjoy HD content on all kinds of devices, including PCs, Blu-ray Players, HDTVs, streaming-enabled set-top boxes, tablets and game consoles. What has been missing is an easy way for Windows users to convert, customize and connect your content for all these different devices,” commented Martin Stein, chief product officer at Nero.

“Nero 12 fills that void. In one seamless and focused package, it has everything you need to import, enhance, convert and play just about any type of video, photo or audio content. Nero 12 is a complete multimedia suite that is accessible to users of all levels, including beginners,” added Stein.

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CyberLink Corp. today launched PhotoDirector 4, the latest version of its intuitive photography software that incorporates complete features that photographers need to effectively manage, adjust, edit and showcase photos - all in an easy-to-use photography workflow software. PhotoDirector 4 is also CyberLink’s first Mac compatible software, supporting the latest Mac OS X 10.8 as well as Windows 8 systems.

We live in a world where everyone—from the budding shutterbug using a smartphone to professionals on high-end DSLRs—wants to create and share high-quality photos. There were more than 100 billion photos posted to Facebook last year, and each day, more than 4.5 million photos are added to Flickr. PhotoDirector is the perfect solution for all users to organize, edit and share their photographs; regardless of their innate abilities, they purely need the desire to create.

“PhotoDirector 4 delivers a set of tools previously available only to professionals and this new version provides even easier ways to create and share masterpiece photos,” said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. “We’re also excited to deliver our first Mac-based product. Now, customers have the opportunity to use our industry-leading software on the platform of their choice.”

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cyberlink_powerdirector_11_ultimate_box.pngCyberLink Corp., an innovative provider of media creation solutions, today launched the PowerDirector 11 Series – a new generation of the company’s award-winning video editing software. For the first time, the PowerDirector family extends into the professional market with versions offering a complete post-production solution, while retaining versions targeted squarely at its consumer base. Each addresses a major global trend: the ability for users of all skillsets to create high-quality video content, regardless of skill or experience.

“PowerDirector 11 is about bringing the very best in performance, creativity and quality to video editing; it’s about going beyond what other solutions offer.” said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. “We are living in a world where the line between video consumer and video producer has forever been blurred and we are pleased to create tools that empower anyone—from the novice shooting family movies on a smartphone up to a professional making a music video or a short film with high-end digital equipment—to truly create.”

In the consumer space, PowerDirector is the world’s first and only video editor to offer native 64-bit and multi-GPGPU support for unprecedented rendering speeds, while for professional editors, who demand cutting-edge quality, there is now support for 4K Ultra HD resolution along with professional color grading and sound design solutions. PowerDirector is also the world’s first video editor to achieve AVCHD 2.0 certification for both AVCHD 3D and Progressive formats, ensuring compatibility with a wide range of AVCHD cameras.

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roxio_creator_nxt_box.pngThe latest version of Roxio's #1 selling digital media suite is now available online and in stores in September.

The new Roxio Creator NXT boasts Windows 8 compatibility, and offers incredible value with pro-quality video, photo and audio editing, faster video conversion, new device profiles, and a sophisticated line-up of photo enhancing features.

Roxio Creator NXT is an all-in-one multimedia suite that makes capturing, creating and sharing life's precious moments easy and fun. The suite has everything users need to quickly edit and enhance photo, video and audio projects, and easily share their creations on popular social media channels, today's smartphones, tablets and Ultrabooks or on CD, DVD or Blu-ray discs. Roxio Creator NXT is compatible with Windows 8 and supports Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP.

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corel_pinnacle_studio_16_box.pngToday, Corel announced the release of the new Pinnacle Studio software family, which includes: Pinnacle Studio 16, Pinnacle Studio 16 Plus, Pinnacle Studio 16 Ultimate and Pinnacle Studio for iPad. Based on award winning technology and inspired by the ease-of-use of previous versions, the new line offers a solution for every level of video editor. And with optimization for the latest CUDA GPUs, exclusive NVIDIA 3D Vision support, free cloud file sharing and storage with Box, and a fresh user interface, Pinnacle Studio 16 is the most innovative version to date. Modern, fast, and easy, Pinnacle Studio 16 helps everyone tell their story with style.

"The new Pinnacle Studio family is the first consumer video editing application lineup that offers users the ability to edit professional quality projects on their PC or on the go with their iPad thanks to cloud storage and seamless integration with Pinnacle Studio for the PC and iPad. No other solution on the market delivers this capability," said Matt DiMaria, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Digital Media at Corel. "What's more, with its robust yet intuitive feature set there's a version that is perfectly suited to any level of user," added DiMaria. "We are confident that our users will love the creative freedom and flexibility the new line offers."

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