The First Consumer Video Editing Software Designed with NVIDIA CUDA Video Encoder featuring H.264 Optimization
Taipei, Taiwan—January 9, 2009—CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), innovative solution provider for the connected media lifestyle, launches today the new PowerDirector 7 optimized for NVIDIA® CUDA™ technology with enhanced H.264 video encoding and transcoding performance. The new version is now available on CyberLink’s online store. Existing PowerDirector 7 users can download an update for free to enjoy the fast and smooth HD video editing experience.
CyberLink PowerDirector 7 designed with NVIDIA CUDA Encoder technology achieves up to 274% performance gain when transcoding H.264 videos. By leveraging the multi-core parallel power of the GPU, PowerDirector 7 provides consumers with an accelerated video editing experience resulting in faster rendering of H.264 HD videos to AVCHD, M2T format and for viewing on iPod® and PSP®. PowerDirector 7 supports CUDA-enabled NVIDIA GeForce® processors with NVIDIA graphics drivers version 181.20 or higher.
"We are excited to see CyberLink continue to exploit the untapped processing power that NVIDIA CUDA technology makes available to video software developers," said Michael Steele, general manager of visual computing solutions at NVIDIA. "By adding faster encoding to the portfolio of video enhancements CUDA technology accelerates, CyberLink is able to provide a superior experience to PowerDirector 7 users producing high-definition videos."
"CyberLink is very happy to launch the new PowerDirector 7 as the first consumer video editing software in the industry optimized for both NVIDIA CUDA effects rendering and encoder technologies," said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. “With our continuous efforts in accelerating the software performance, users can fully enjoy their time spent on sharing HD videos with less time waiting."
About PowerDirector 7
PowerDirector 7 is a powerful video editing software featuring easy-to-use features for enhancing users’ videos and producing polished video and slide show productions. PowerDirector 7 is also the first open video editor that allows users to share and download custom designed PiP effects, animated objects and DVD templates from Directorzone, the community website for video editors.
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, 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 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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