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CyberLink Launches PowerDirector 9 – World’s First Native 64-bit Consumer Video Editing Software

PowerDirector 9’s new TrueVelocity rendering engine with native 64-bit OS support brings speed and efficiency to HD video editing

Taipei, TaiwanNovember 18, 2010—CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW) today released the latest version of its award-winning video editing software, PowerDirector 9. Designed with high usability for consumers and powerful, pro-like features for prosumers, PowerDirector 9 unleashes users’ full creative potential with performance-driven technologies including CyberLink’s new TrueVelocity Engine.

PowerDirector 9 is designed to make the editing process not only easier, but also faster. TrueVelocity editing technologies take advantage of native 64-bit OS support and leading CPU/GPU components to significantly reduce video processing time, while powerful, high quality tools such as the new unified keyframe control and a greatly improved timeline editor allow users to create even the most demanding and complex video productions.

“When designing PowerDirector 9 we focused on four fundamental aspects of the video editing process – speed, power, creativity and sharing,” said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. “Through innovations like TrueVelocity and significant advancements to existing technologies we have been able to deliver a product that will dramatically improve consumers’ video editing experience.”

Key features of CyberLink PowerDirector 9 include:

Blazing Speed

  1. Maximizing the Memory -- TrueVelocity 64 takes advantage of PowerDirector’s 64-bit OS support to utilize a system’s entire memory resources reducing latency issues, improving system efficiency and enabling the simultaneous processing of multiple HD video files.
  2. Optimizing CPU Utilization -- TrueVelocity Parallel makes video processing smoother and faster by splitting tasks into smaller segments and simultaneously processing them across all available CPU threads.
  3. Harnessing the Power of the CPU/GPU -- TrueVelocity Accelerator taps into the power of Intel, AMD and NVIDIA video processing technology for hardware-enhanced video decoding and encoding.

Powerful Tools

  1. Video Enhancement Tools -- PowerDirector’s suite of advanced TrueTheater™ technologies improves the video quality of users’ projects, offering SD-to-HD quality up-scaling, video noise removal, smooth slow-motion playback, virtual surround sound, and lighting adjustment.
  2. Advanced Audio Editing – New WaveEditor® allows users to edit their audio tracks with effects and includes VST plug-in support for third party effects.
  3. Full HD Previews – Preview your video in real-time with full HD quality like never before.

Maximized Creativity

  1. Timeline Interface – Up to 100 video and audio timeline tracks yields a more flexible workspace, easier media management, and more creative projects.
  2. Customized Particle Effects -- Particle effects expand the creative possibilities for adding animated objects to projects. Users can begin with PowerDirector 9’s built-in templates, and then customize to match their video content.
  3. MagicStyle Movie Wizard – Select existing photos and videos, choose a built-in 3D template and audio track, and MagicStyle puts it all together into an amazing 3D movie in seconds.

Sharing on all Media

  1. 100,000+ FREE Effects -- DirectorZone.com features uploaded content created by PowerDirector users, including customized effects, templates, tips, tutorials and DVD menus that can be downloaded for free.
  2. Publish to Social Networks -- Users can choose to upload to Facebook or YouTube in Full HD quality directly from PowerDirector.
  3. On-the-Go Media – Output videos directly to the iPad, iPhone, iPod, BlackBerry, PSP, Zune and many other mobile devices. Simply select your device type and PowerDirector does the rest.

 

Product Availability
PowerDirector 9 is available online supporting the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Japanese, and Korean. CyberLink offers OEM versions to PC and CE manufacturing customers, while a free trial download is also available from the CyberLink website.

CyberLink PowerDirector 9 Versions
PowerDirector 9 Ultra64: US $99.95
PowerDirector 9 Deluxe: US $69.95

Upgrade to PowerDirector 9 Deluxe: US $49.95
Upgrade to PowerDirector 9 Ultra from v.7/8 (Retail): US $59.95

About CyberLink
CyberLink Corp is the leader and pioneer in enabling digital multimedia on PCs, CEs and mobile devices through the use of video editing software, video 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: top-5 desktop and notebook providers, optical drive manufacturers and graphic-card makers. Today, CyberLink’s software solutions include: complete applications for Blu-ray Disc playback and creation; digital home entertainment; and touch-enabled media solution. With customers spanning from multi-national corporations to small/medium-sized businesses, and from power users to home users, 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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Press Contacts:
Corporate: Joyce Wu at press@cyberlink.com or by phone at: +886-2-8667-1298, ext. 2454
CyberLink Japan: Akiko Iwasaki at contact_pr_jpn@cyberlink.com
CyberLink USA: Tom Vaughan at contact_pr@cyberlink.com or by phone: +1-510-668-0118, ext. 53
Germany: Volker Maxisch at contact_pr_deu@cyberlink.com or by phone: +31-43-306-0797
United Kingdom: Maggie Zaboura at contact_pr_uk@cyberlink.com or by phone: +44-1491-639-172
France: Hervé Delemarre at contact_pr_fr@cyberlink.com or by phone: +33 (0)1 41104111

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