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CyberLink has developed a broad range of leading-edge video technologies that help people to more easily and enjoyable create and play with video files. From support of the latest and greatest video formats and codecs, through to an extensive suite of enhancement tools that improve the quality of video footage at the click of a button, CyberLink has all the video technology you need for an exceptional editing and playback experience.


  • Powerful photo editing tools
    BLU-RAY & 4K
  • HDR photography software
    3D
  • Powerful photo processing software
    TRUETHEATER
  • CONTENT-AWARE
  • CODECS

Blu-ray Disc™ & 4K Video

  • Blu-ray Movie Playback

    Support for the Blu-ray Disc format and related home-theater technology enables the playback of superior movie quality, plus high-definition home theater audio.


    Blu-ray Data Burning & Backup

    Protect valuable data with password protection by burning and archiving files to Blu-ray Discs or DVDs. Consumers can speed up archiving by using filters to only include the files they really want. Make an exact copy of non-CSS protected DVD-Video discs by burning to a blank DVD.

  • 4K Video Playback

    With the arrival of 4K there are four main resolution standards for use in the home: standard definition (480p/540p) , high definition (720p), full high definition (1080i/p) and ultra high definition (2160p). 4K playback has particular benefits for home theater set-ups where the screen display is over 55 in. CyberLink supports flawless playback of 4K video in its flagship media software, PowerDVD.


4K Video Editing

Whenit comes to 4K video editing, software makes a difference. Editing software that is updated frequently and offers native support for camera files is essential.


PowerDirector supports end-to-end editing of 4K and 2K UltraHD video format. With the resolution up to 3840 x 2160, you can create crystal clear videos at 4 times higher resolution of FullHD.



3D Video

  • Blu-ray Movies in 3D

    Blu-ray 3D is a movie format launched by the member companies of the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA). It provides an extremely high quality format for enjoying 3D movies at home. CyberLink PowerDVD brings the magic of Blu-ray 3D to your PC, providing you with the ultimate movie experience. Delivering the maximum 1080p resolution to each eye with support for MPEG4-MVC ensures stunning HD quality in 3D. PowerDVD delivers Blu-ray 3D to any compatible 3D display, whether it’s LCD, plasma or other technology.

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  • PhotoDirector 6 and PowerDirector 13
  • Converting 2D Movies to 3D

    TrueTheater 3D converts 2D content into 3D, offering a whole new viewing experience for movie content such as DVD movies and video files.

     

    TrueTheater 3D is compatible with a full range of 3D hardware, including 3D ready HD-TVs, 120 MHz time-sequential 3D LCDs and micro-polarizer LCD 3D monitors. The depth of the 3D experience can be optimized with easy slider controls to get the best results from the available 3D hardware.


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  • End-to-End 3D Video Editing

    CyberLink PowerDirector features the most comprehensive 3D editing tools available. Now you can make top quality 3D movies at home on your PC!

     

    End-to-end 3D editing includes support for native 3D videos and photos as well as the conversion of 2D content to 3D, expansive editing support for 3D titles, 3D particles, 3D effects, 3D menus and more, broad 3D format output and burning options, and even direct upload of 3D videos to YouTube.

TrueTheater™ Technology

CyberLink’s TrueTheater™ Technology is a suite of advanced video and audio technologies that upgrades the total media experience on the PC. Implementation within CyberLink’s movie playback and video creation applications provides a range of features that allow consumers to customize their creative projects or entertainment experience.

  • PhotoDirector 6 and PowerDirector 13
  • TrueTheater™ HD - Relive DVDs in High-Definition!

    TrueTheater HD gives standard definition DVD images the look and feel of true high-definition via resolution upscaling from 480 pixels to 1080 pixels, eliminating jagged edges and distracting video artifacts during playback of standard content on high-resolution displays.

     

    TrueTheater HD is the ideal solution for watching standard DVD movies with low resolution content in full-screen sizes on large displays using PowerDVD, Blu-ray/DVD playback software.


  • TrueTheater™ Motion - Enjoy Smoother Video Playback

    TrueTheater Motion up-converts the frame-rate of video to 72 frames per second (fps) for smoother-looking video playback and fluid, graceful action sequences.


  • PhotoDirector 6 and PowerDirector 13
  • PhotoDirector 6 and PowerDirector 13
  • TrueTheater™ Lighting - Bring Each Scene to Life!

    TrueTheater Lighting intelligently adapts video colors, contrast and brightness across movie scenes to deliver superb colors and improve image detail for an enhanced viewing experience. In addition to automatic and manual settings, a choice of pre-set color profiles is included to make adjustments even easier, allowing users to enjoy their DVD movies in all their beauty.


  • TrueTheater™ Stretch - Watch Movies in Full View!

    TrueTheater Stretch employs a non-linear stretching technique that automatically adjusts the viewing ratio of the displayed video to match the output display, with minimal distortion. Users can watch any standard-format DVD movie with the aspect ratio optimally suited to the display device, delivering natural looking results regardless of the content's original aspect ratio support.

Content-Aware Video & Audio Editing

  • PhotoDirector 6 and PowerDirector 13
  • Unique Editing Technology to Maximize Efficiency

    Content-Aware Editing analyzes your entire footage and identifies major scenes, such as those with faces, motion, zoom, speech or pan. It then hones in on imperfections in these shots (such as poor lighting, and shakiness) and automatically enhances them using TrueTheater® technology.

  • PhotoDirector 6 and PowerDirector 13
  • Advanced Audio Restoration

    Removing audio imperfections in sound recordings is made easy with CyberLink's advanced visual restoration interface that accurately visualizes what your ears hear.

    Users can repair audio problems using a comprehensive set of technologies including restoration tools licensed from leading audio design houses.

  • Transitioning Between Pieces of Audio

    A unique new content-aware feature CyberLink developed for audio editing is Smart Transition, which enables simple and seamless transitions between any two audio tracks. It offers a quick and effective way to move from one piece of background music to another without a glaring break — perfect for longer videos where you need more than one song playing in the background.

  • PhotoDirector 6 and PowerDirector 13

Video & Audio Codec Support

CyberLink products boast the most extensive video codec support of any software in the playback and editing categories. A video codec is an algorithm by which a video stream is encoded. CyberLink playback and editing products support a huge number of video codecs — two of the most important are H.264 (AVC) and H.265 (HEVC).

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  • Advanced Video Coding (H.264)

    H.264 aims to provide a single codec for low-bandwidth, low-CPU devices (cell phones); high-bandwidth, high-CPU devices (modern desktop computers); and everything in between. To accomplish this, the H.264 standard is split into “profiles,” which each define a set of optional features that trade complexity for file size. Higher profiles use more optional features, offer better visual quality at smaller file sizes, take longer to encode, and require more CPU power to decode in real-time.

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  • High Efficiency Video Coding (H.265)

    The successor to H.264 is H.265 (HEVC). HEVC is said to double the data compression ratio compared to H.264/MPEG-4 AVC at the same level of video quality. It can alternatively be used to provide substantially improved video quality at the same bit rate. It can support 8K UHD and resolutions up to 8192x4320. CyberLink was one of the first software vendors to support H.265 files.

Like video codecs, audio codecs are algorithms by which an audio stream is encoded. Like video codecs, there are lossy and lossless audio codecs. The audio codec specifies how to decode the audio stream and turn it into digital waveforms that your speakers then turn into sound. As with video codecs, there are all sorts of tricks to minimize the amount of information stored in the audio stream. CyberLink works with the two big players in audio encoding, Dolby and DTS, to ensure our products provide the ulitmate in audio experience.

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  • Dolby Codecs

    Dolby TrueHD is a lossless compression format that is bit-for-bit identical to the studio masters. It can handle a bit rate of up to 18 megabits per second, and support as many as 14 channels of audio, though you're more likely to see it at 7.1.

    Dolby Digital Plus is the next step down. It still delivers 7.1 audio, but at a max bit rate of 3Mbps. It's a more efficient codec than the original Dolby Digital, and is a mandatory minimum in the Blu-ray 1.1 spec. Dolby Digital Plus can be used for Bonus View picture-in-picture audio tracks on a Blu-ray disc, with the main audio track encoded as TrueHD.

    Dolby Digital is the lowest rung, at 5.1 audio channels, running at 448Kbps on DVD (though a richer 640Kbps on Blu-ray, used, again for special features or supplement language tracks).

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  • DTS Codecs

    DTS-HD Master Audio is at the top. It's a lossless format that is also bit-for-bit identical to the studio master. It supports a bitrate up to 24Mbps (though the average Blu-ray movie's audio is only about 2-3Mbps, with 4-5Mbps spikes) and up to eight channels (like 7.1).

    DTS High Resolution Audio is below that. It also supports eight channels at a constant bit rate of up to 6Mbps. It's for situations where a studio doesn't want to eat up disc space with a full lossless track (like bonus features or tracks), though DTS told us 95 percent of studios who use DTS use the full HD Master Audio.

    DTS Digital Surround is down at the DVD end, with support for 5.1 channels and bandwidth up to 1.5Mbps, though post-2000 DVDs typically keep the track at 768Kbps to save disc space.

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  • Advanced Audio Coding (AAC)

    AAC is the default or standard audio format for YouTube, iPhone, iPod, iPad, Nintendo DSi, Nintendo 3DS, iTunes, DivX Plus Web Player and PlayStation 3. It is supported on PlayStation Vita, Wii (with the Photo Channel 1.1 update installed), Sony Walkman MP3 series and later, Sony Ericsson; Nokia, Android, BlackBerry, and webOS-based mobile phones, with the use of a converter. AAC also continues to enjoy increasing adoption by manufacturers of in-dash car audio systems.

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  • Free Lossless Audio Coding (FLAC)

    FLAC is an audio format similar to MP3, but lossless, meaning that audio is compressed in FLAC without any loss in quality.

    FLAC stands out as the fastest and most widely supported lossless audio codec, and the only one that at once is non-proprietary. Digital audio compressed by FLAC's algorithm can typically be reduced to 50 - 60% of its original size and decompressed to an identical copy of the original audio data.