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Jan. 3, 2019
CyberLink Provides Best-in-Class Video Editing Software to Global News Agency AFP with PowerDirector

CyberLink’s Award-Winning Video Editing Software PowerDirector Streamlines AFP’s Production Workflow

Taipei, Taiwan January 3, 2019 CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), the world’s leading multimedia software company, today announced a new partnership with global news agency AFP, equipping the company’s journalists with the award-winning video editing software PowerDirector. Available on Android smartphones as an app and Windows computers, CyberLink’s PowerDirector reinforces the media company’s video production workflow by enabling journalists across the globe to seamlessly capture, edit, compress and transmit video content quickly to any AFP video desk for publication.

As a global media company with reporters covering breaking news events all over the world, AFP journalists need reliable and easy-to-use tools to aptly capture and describe the events they’re covering. With PowerDirector mobile app, not only will AFP journalists be empowered to quickly capture and edit video content in the middle of major news events as they’re unfolding in real-time, but they’ll reliably be able to compress and transmit files with minimum loss in quality.

In the case of special coverage, for example a natural disaster, the first AFP journalist who arrives at the scene can easily film, edit and send exclusive footage of the event to an AFP video editing desk for publication, simply using an Android smartphone, even if they don’t have a background in video production.

“In media, there is constant pressure to be first and accurate, and when reporting on breaking news, where conditions can be tough, the last thing any journalist needs is a tech hiccup that prevents them from doing their job.” said Dr. Jau Huang, CEO, CyberLink. “AFP journalists are among the best in the world, and we’re humbled by the opportunity to provide them with a video editing solution that’s perfectly adapted to their needs.”

“We have journalists all over the world, and at times the locations they’re reporting from aren’t the easiest to navigate as we cover everything from wars and conflicts to sports and entertainment. Even with little cell service or weak Wi-Fi, PowerDirector has proven itself capable of compressing and transmitting video and photo content fast—allowing us to quickly distribute and broadcast the first important videos of an event quickly,” said Laurent Kalfala, journalist and innovation project chief, AFP.

PowerDirector is a video editing software and mobile app developed by CyberLink, which gives journalists the power to create amazing, engaging videos on-the-go. PowerDirector enables the trimming, joining, and overlaying of clips and effects, in all key formats, including new standards such as H.265 and 360-degree video.

Click to view the demonstrating videos below:
PowerDirector for Windows: https://youtu.be/jxDl_ZSXxa0
PowerDirector for Android: https://youtu.be/A6chA2vQpO0


About CyberLink
Founded in 1996, CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW) is the world leader in multimedia software and AI facial recognition technology. CyberLink addresses the demands of consumer, commercial and education markets through a wide range of solutions, covering digital content creation, multimedia playback, video conferencing, livecasting, mobile applications and AI facial recognition.

CyberLink has shipped several hundred million copies of its multimedia software and apps, including the award-winning PowerDirector, PhotoDirector, and PowerDVD.

With years of research in the fields of artificial intelligence and facial recognition, CyberLink has developed the FaceMe® Facial Recognition Engine. Powered by deep learning algorithms, FaceMe® delivers the reliable, high-precision, and real-time facial recognition that is critical to AIoT applications such as smart retail, smart security and surveillance, smart city and smart home.

For more information about CyberLink, please visit the official website at www.cyberlink.com

About AFP
AFP is a global news agency delivering fast, accurate, in-depth coverage of the events with video, text, photo, multimedia and infographic which make international news. From wars and conflicts to politics, economics, sports, entertainment and the latest breakthroughs in health, science and technology. With its 2,400 staff of 80 different nationalities spread in 151 countries, AFP covers the world 24 hours a day in six languages.


Press Contacts
Corporate: Steven Lien at press@cyberlink.com or by phone at: +886-2-8667-1298, ext. 2468
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CyberLink USA: Kara Murray at contact_pr@cyberlink.com or by phone at +1 (646) 571-0120
Germany: Stefan Winter at contact_pr_deu@cyberlink.com  or by phone at +49-531-3873316
France: Laëtitia D’Urso at contact_pr_fr@cyberlink.com or by phone at +33-(0)1 79 30 90 39
United Kingdom: Steven Lien at contact_pr_uk@cyberlink.com or by phone at: +886-2-8667-1298, ext. 2468
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