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Sep. 7, 2009
CyberLink Launches MediaShow 5, the Fast and Easy Way to Share and Preserve Life’s Precious Memories

MediaShow 5 Taipei, TaiwanSeptember 7, 2009—CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), innovative solutions provider for the connected media lifestyle, today released CyberLink MediaShow 5, the fast and easy way to organize, fix, and share videos and photos.

Today’s digital still cameras, camcorders and smart phones make photo and video taking easy, while large storage capacity has allowed consumers to generate more files than ever. MediaShow 5 helps consumers better manage their collections in the following ways:

  • MediaShow 5’s face recognition technology and smart tagging feature provides a speedy way to tag faces in large photo collections.

  • One-click fixes allow consumers to quickly enhance videos taken in less-than-ideal situations, such as in poorly lit rooms or while moving. This feature also applies to photos, allowing consumers to apply one-click edits and effects.

  • Easy-to-use tools let consumers create memorable slideshows by combining videos, adding user specified transitions and animated text effects.

  • Optimization for CPU and GPU hardware acceleration enables fast conversion of videos for enjoyment on a range of portable media devices, including iPod, iPhone, PSP, PS3, Xbox and Zune.

  • MediaShow offers an easy way to share and preserve media files, allowing anyone to quickly create DVDs of their videos or slideshows, and upload directly to Facebook, YouTube, and Flickr.

"Proliferation of video and photo capture devices such as affordable cameras, camcorders and even cell phones, allows consumers to capture their life stories anytime, anywhere. In fact, we are taking more videos and photos than any generation," said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. "MediaShow 5 incorporates the latest video and imaging technologies to help consumers organize, fix, and enhance their media, and then share their life stories."

Key highlights of the new version include:

  • Face Tagging and Sorting: Precise face recognition technology helps identify people in photos with up to 95% accuracy—even when they are wearing sunglasses or facing away from the camera. Complementing this precision, MediaShow groups photos of similar looking people, and provides suggestions as to who is in each photo. Sorting is thus quick and easy. Meanwhile, optimization for NVIDIA CUDA hardware acceleration reduces analysis times by up to 50%. MediaShow lets anyone tag the faces in 1000 photos within 10 minutes.

  • One-Click Fixes: common video and photo errors—like poor lighting, shakiness and inaccurate white balance—can be easily removed with one click. The new Edit Log allows end-users to review and undo their changes at any time and also apply their changes to groups of photos or videos.

  • Speedy Video Conversion: Optimization for CPU and GPU accelerated processing delivers faster video transcoding providing performance gains up to 10X faster than systems not optimized. End-users simply select their preferred profile and MediaShow converts files for their specific device. MediaShow is optimized for Intel Core i7, NVIDIA CUDA and ATI Stream technology.

  • Creative Slideshow Tools: New slideshow templates, animated text styles, and transitions, let anyone quickly turn photos into creative slideshows. MediaShow 5 lets consumers combine videos and photos, add music, and insert color boards for chapters.

  • Online Sharing: Output to Facebook, Flickr and YouTube offers direct access to three of the most popular platforms for sharing videos and photos online. MediaShow supports Facebook tagging, enabling consumers to automatically upload their tagged photos without having to retype their friends’ names.

  • Expansion pack for support of AVCHD and Blu-ray Disc formats: MediaShow 5’s optional Blu-ray Pack allows the browsing and conversion of AVCHD video files, and enables the authoring of AVCHD and Blu-ray Discs. (coming soon)

Product Availability
CyberLink MediaShow 5 is now available online, supporting the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Japanese, and Korean. CyberLink also offers OEM versions to PC and peripheral manufacturing customers.

Online versions of CyberLink MediaShow 5 include:

  • MediaShow 5      $49.95
  • MediaShow 5 (upgrades) starting at     $24.95

About CyberLink
CyberLink Corp is the leader and pioneer in enabling digital multimedia on PCs and CEs through the use of video editing software, DVD player software, and other multimedia solutions. Backed by a group of high-caliber software engineers, CyberLink owns its core codec and a number of patented technologies. CyberLink has built a solid reputation for delivering high-quality, interoperable, and fast time-to-market solutions that keep our OEM partners on the leading edge. Our business partners include leaders in the PC industry: drive manufacturers, graphics-card makers, and top-5 desktop and notebook brands. Today, CyberLink’s software solutions include: complete applications for Blu-ray Discs, digital home entertainment, TV-on-PC and human resource development. With customers spanning from multi-national corporations to small/medium-sized businesses, and from power users to home consumers, CyberLink has enjoyed rapid and consistent growth leading to a record breaking IPO in 2000 on the Taiwan Over The Counter Exchange (OTC: 5203). Currently, CyberLink is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: 5203.TW). CyberLink's worldwide headquarters is located in Taipei. To keep up with market demands, CyberLink has operations in North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region, including Japan. For more information, please visit CyberLink's website at www.cyberlink.com.


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