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CyberLink Tips for Capturing and Editing Perfect Father’s Day Photos and Videos

Industry leader CyberLink helps consumers create more compelling photo and video moments with their Top 5 editing tips

Taipei, TaiwanJune 13, 2013—With Father’s Day in North America fast approaching, photo and video enthusiasts are preparing to capture hours of video footage and thousands of images to preserve their family’s special moments. To help them create and share the highest quality photos and videos on June 16th, CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW)—a provider of innovative media creation solutions—today unveiled a list of useful editing tips.  Based on frequently asked questions from the company’s social media channels and the three million members in the DirectorZone video editing community, CyberLink has compiled easy and effective ways for photographers and videographers of all levels to make their personal photos and videos more impressive and polished without having to pay for professional enhancement.

“Today, everyone can take and share professional-quality photos and videos that dazzle friends and family—this is no longer just the domain of professionals and those who can afford expensive third-party services,” said Alice Chang, CEO of CyberLink. “With our easy-to-use, affordable software, consumers of all levels can create the most impressive photos and videos all by themselves without spending hundreds or thousands of dollars.”

As people gather for Father’s Day cookouts, pool parties and beach celebrations, they will be eager to capture and share fun and special moments with others. To make the best summertime moments shine as brightly as possible, follow these five tips to make photos and videos look their very best:

Tip 1: The right lighting makes all the difference
Whether you’re taking photos or video, there’s perhaps nothing more crucial to achieving a great shot than good lighting. Fortunately, with CyberLink software there’s now a way to salvage poorly lit, but otherwise good shots. For a quick fix, both PhotoDirector (for photos) and ColorDirector (for videos) provide a White Balance dropper that can instantly remove color casts from shots, along with exposure and contrast sliders to repair under/overexposed areas and achieve the exact look and feel you want.

Tip 2: Give Dad the gift of youth
Each year that we celebrate Father’s Day we look that little bit older. Why not turn back the clock by using the innovative wrinkle remover and skin smoother functions found in PhotoDirector?  An easy-to-apply brush tool quickly smoothes away wrinkles and evens out skin tones to leave your photo subjects with a realistic looking youthful appearance.

Tip 3: Shape up for summer without diet or exercise
We all like to look our best in photos, and with the unique Body Shaper feature in PhotoDirector, now we can. The Body Shaper is able to reshape and contour torsos, limbs and faces with a selection of four intuitive distortion tools that can taper and enhance the right areas to achieve flawless, professional-looking portraits.

Tip 4: Eliminate that hard-to-watch video shake
Most people don’t use a camera stand when shooting videos and, as a result, the final videos often contain shaky footage, creating a distracting viewing experience.  PowerDirector’s one-click TrueTheater Stabilizer feature automatically eliminates the shaky effect creating smooth, flowing scenes—perfect for action shots in the car or cycling.

Tip 5: Use presets to set the mood
One of the most frequent complaints from consumers is that their photos and videos all look the same and seem dull in comparison to professional-quality counterparts. Both PhotoDirector and ColorDirector contain built-in presets that can be applied to photos and videos with one click to give a unique look, establish a specific mood or to emulate film-styles. Hundreds more presets are available for free download from DirectorZone.com.

CyberLink’s popular PhotoDirector (photo editing), PowerDirector (video editing) and ColorDirector (color grading) software—used by millions of consumers worldwide—regularly earn the highest five-star ratings from the most respected media outlets that review consumer media software products including PC Magazine, Popular Photography, Videographer and C/NET amongst many others.

CyberLink photo and video editing products also make terrific gifts for Father’s Day.  If your Dad wants to take better photos and videos, go to www.cyberlink.com/store to purchase these creative gifts.

About CyberLink
Founded in 1996, CyberLink Corp. is the world’s leading multimedia software company. With over 100 patented technologies that provide a solid foundation on which to continuously revolutionize the way multimedia is experienced, CyberLink’s visionary outlook has allowed the company to grow rapidly. This ultimately led to a record-breaking IPO on the Taiwan Over-the-Counter Exchange (OTC: 5203) in 2000. CyberLink is currently listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: 5203.TW).

CyberLink’s broad portfolio of multimedia applications can be categorized into two main areas: Media Entertainment – PowerDVD being the flagship product in this category, provides the latest in media playback on PCs, across devices in the home network, and on-the-go with portable smart devices; and Media Creation – offers a series of software to create enticing videos & photos, author Blu-ray & DVD discs and more. CyberLink has built strategic partnerships with leading CPU and GPU providers and a solid reputation for delivering high-quality, interoperable, and fast time-to-market solutions that keep our OEM partners from top PC brands on the leading edge. CyberLink's worldwide headquarters are located in Taipei, Taiwan, with regional operations offices in North America, Japan, Europe and Asia-Pacific. The company has 700 employees worldwide, with more than 500 engineers in product design and development.


Press Contacts:

Corporate: Lily Liu at press@cyberlink.com or by phone at: +886-2-8667-1298, ext. 2269
CyberLink Japan: Kazutaka Aiso at contact_pr_jpn@cyberlink.com or by phone at: +81-3-5875-6650
CyberLink USA: Amy Peterson at cyberlink@famapr.com or by phone at 617-986-5026.
Germany: Volker Maxisch at contact_pr_deu@cyberlink.com or by phone: +31-43-306-0797
France: Hervé Delemarre at contact_pr_fr@cyberlink.com or by phone:  +33 (0)1 41104111
United Kingdom: Maggie Zaboura at contact_pr_uk@cyberlink.com or by phone: +44-1491-639-172

All companies and product names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and are the sole property of their respective owners. Copyright © 2012 CyberLink Corp. All rights reserved.

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