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 (www.arkeia.com/new-in-v100) 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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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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