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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CyberLink Corp., an innovative solution provider for the connected digital lifestyle, today announced its flagship products are now certified and optimized to run on the Microsoft Windows 8.  The certified products include PowerDVD 12 – the No.1 Blu-ray and media player, PowerDirector 10 – the world’s fastest video editor, Media Suite 10 – a collection of 11 of CyberLink’s industry-leading multimedia software offerings, PhotoDirector 3 – a complete photo workflow solution, and YouCam 5 – a comprehensive webcam software.

The mission of Microsoft’s certification is to improve customer satisfaction by driving for quality products that work well with Windows. CyberLink’s solutions comply with Microsoft’s technical requirements and ensure compatibility and stability for customers running the software on Windows 8 PCs.  As a result, customers will be able to take advantage of a variety of new performance enhancements designed to accelerate the digital media creation process and create a more dynamic media consumption experience.

"We are honored to receive the Windows 8 logo certification for our flagship products," said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink.  "CyberLink is at the forefront of digital media innovation, and being among the first to support the new Windows 8 platform demonstrates our commitment to enhancing the performance of our multimedia software solutions."

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sony_movie_studio_12.pngSony Creative Software, a leading provider of professional video and audio editing applications, today announced the availability of the latest upgrades to their award-winning line of consumer products which include Movie Studio Platinum 12 and ACID Music Studio 9. These applications offer hobbyists, independent filmmakers and aspiring musicians the tools to produce compelling, professional-quality projects for distribution from the desktop to the cloud.

Movie Studio Platinum 12 provides users with an easy-to-use interface and straightforward editing process. New toolbar buttons for splitting and trimming video events, 3D project templates, additional stereoscopic 3D adjustment tools, and other usability enhancements make video editing startlingly intuitive. Movie Studio Platinum 12, along with its standard 32-bit installer, now boasts a native 64-bit installer for improved stability and performance. Users will also be able to upload their movies directly to www.pixelcast.com, a new cloud-based creative and collaborative online service from Sony Creative Software that provides a unique way to share digital photos and videos.

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digistor_rewind.pngDIGISTOR announced today that REWIND, its novel archive and restore application for the PC and MAC, is now available for retail purchase and is shipping with select hardware bundles.

REWIND software allows users to easily and securely archive all of their digital assets such as photos, movies, music and documents on scratch resistant 25GB, 50GB or 100GB Blu-ray recordable discs for permanent storage. With an embedded restore application, REWIND offers the ability via a simple 3 click process to restore files directly from the archived disc(s) to any computer without software installation required.

Compatible with all Blu-ray burners, REWIND is designed with an exceptionally user-friendly interface that can be configured in 3 simple steps as shown here: http://youtu.be/UpBmcJS_YlA. It also features unique cross-platform compatibility for use on PC or MAC.

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STEC, Inc., The SSD Company, a leading global provider of solid-state drive (SSD) technologies and products, today announced the general availability of the company's EnhanceIO SSD Cache Software. The company offers Linux and Windows versions. In addition, a Linux version of EnhanceIO SSD Cache Software, based on Facebook's Flashcache caching module, will be made available under a general public license (GPLv2).

"Today's IT managers need to cope not only with data growth but also the need for faster application response times," said Jim Ting, vice president of product marketing at STEC. "SSD caching extends the useful life of a company's existing SAN by offloading read IOs to the SSD cache, enabling the SAN to process other IO activity."

"As one of the original architects of Flashcache, I'm extremely pleased to see this technology being enhanced and supported by STEC in their EnhanceIO software," said Mohan Srinivasan, software engineer at Facebook. "Flashcache has proven to be an invaluable tool for accelerating application performance at Facebook. We believe organizations can benefit from the improved application performance and user experience enabled by using STEC's enhanced and supported version of Flashcache."

STEC has submitted a version of the EnhanceIO SSD Cache Software source code to the Linux open-source community. This will reduce the barrier to entry for organizations who want the superior user experience and application performance of SSDs at a lower cost.

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