Taipei, Taiwan—June 30 2008—CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), innovative solutions provider for the connected digital lifestyle, announced today its award-winning movie playback software PowerDVD, and video editing software PowerDirector are optimized for ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 series graphics from AMD (NYSE: AMD), to fully support HD video playback and deliver leading-edge HD transcoding performance.
CyberLink PowerDVD supports HD video formats like AVCHD, MPEG-4 AVC (H.264), and Blu-ray Discs, and is fully compatible with HDMI connectors, delivering a true HD movie experience on the PC. With optimization for the ATI Radeon HD 4800 series incorporating UVD 2 technology, CyberLink PowerDVD ensures quality Blu-ray Disc playback with support for multiple "picture-in-picture" (PiP) video streams.
CyberLink PowerDirector supports end-to-end HD video editing, from capturing video to production, in AVCHD, MPEG-2 HD and WMV-HD formats. Optimized for the ATI Radeon HD 4800 series, featuring Accelerated Video Transcoding (AVT) core technology, CyberLink PowerDirector is the first video application for consumers to take advantage of General Purpose Computation on Graphics Processor Unit (GPGPU), supporting GPU accelerated HD video transcoding for up to four HD videos simultaneously, and upgrades the HD video experience on consumer PCs to a new level of performance.
"Amazing video performance with ATI Avivo™ HD is a vital element for AMD to provide ATI Radeon HD 4800 series customers with The Ultimate Visual Experience™," said Matt Skynner, vice president of marketing, Graphics Products Group, AMD. "With the support of CyberLink, we're able to utilize the ATI Radeon HD 4800 second generation Unified Video Decoder (UVD 2) to accelerate and enable Blu-ray™ dual stream picture-in-picture video playback which frees the CPU for other tasks. We're pleased to continue our long-standing relationship with CyberLink to deliver these exciting video capabilities to ATI Radeon customers."
"CyberLink is happy to work with AMD to offer industry-leading applications for HD video playback and video transcoding, with both PowerDVD and PowerDirector optimized for the latest ATI Radeon HD 4800 Graphics Series," said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. "PowerDVD and PowerDirector are the leading applications optimized for general purpose computation on graphics processing units to provide The Ultimate Experience for high-definition video on the PC."
CyberLink PowerDVD with support for UVD 2 Technology on ATI Radeon HD 4800 series graphics cards is already available online. Existing PowerDVD 8 users can update their software for free. Please visit the CyberLink website for more information. CyberLink PowerDirector with support for Accelerated Video Transcoding (AVT) Technology on ATI Radeon HD 4800 series graphics cards will be available in Q3 2008.
More information about CyberLink's complete range of software is available at www.cyberlink.com
CyberLink Corp is the leader and pioneer in enabling digital multimedia on PCs and CEs. 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 and HD DVDs, Digital Home entertainment, Mobile TV and human resource development. 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 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 http://www.cyberlink.com
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