CyberLink Refreshes Complete Product Line-up Optimised for 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Processor

January 6, 2011 // 4:03 p.m.

Providing Ultra-fast Media Experience in Amazing Quality


London — January 6, 2011—CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW) is pleased to announce its flagship products PowerDVD, PowerDirector, MediaEspresso and YouCam are now optimised for the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processors. The product enhancements provide users with accelerated performance,enabling break through media processing with Intel Quick Sync Video, hardware accelerated Blu-ray 3D MVC video decoding, video editing effects rendering acceleration, Blu-ray disc authoring, HDMI 1.4 stereoscopic 3D output and HD webcam usage.

Transcoding is very time-consuming and computationally intensive, with consumers having to spend hours to complete the process. By leveraging the Intel® Media SDK®, CyberLink PowerDirector andMediaEspressonow offer ultra-fast transcoding capability via Intel® Quick Sync Video®, allowing consumers to enjoy up to 10x faster performance and significantly reduced waiting time.

PowerDVD now supports 3D MVC Video Decoding Acceleration, enabling hardware accelerated decoding for Full HD Blu-ray 3D titles. With support for HD Audio Pass-through and HDMI 1.4 stereoscopic 3D output, PowerDVD now provides lossless quality for multi-channel output to deliver the ultimate HD and 3D experience.

The refresh of YouCam will enable real-time transcoding from MJPEG HD to H.264 HD Stream supporting effects, such as headgear, Augmented Reality and all the interactive particle effects, allowing users to create unique webcam videos, record them in fantastic quality and speed and share them with friends and family.

“We are excited to leverage Intel’s cutting-edge 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processor technology to advance the media experience for consumers,” said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink Corp. “With the combination of the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processors and CyberLink flagship products refresh, users will enjoy smooth and ultra-fast media experience in amazing quality and speed.”

“Intel is delighted to work closely with CyberLink to optimize their applications for 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processors,” said Mooly Eden, Vice President and General Manager of PC Client Group at Intel. “The combination of 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processors with CyberLink’s multimedia applications enables a stunning visual experience for mainstream consumers doing video editing, authoring, media conversion, and playback.”

Product Availability

The new PowerDVD, PowerDirector and MediaEspressoupdate is now available to existing users for free via CyberLink Update Centre. The update of YouCam will be available in February 2011.
About CyberLink
CyberLink Corp is the leader and pioneer in enabling digital multimedia on PCs, CEs and mobile devices through the use of video editing software, video player software, and other multimedia solutions. 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: top-5 desktop and notebook providers, optical drive manufacturers and graphic-card makers. Today, CyberLink’s software solutions include complete applications for Blu-ray Disc playback and creation,digital home entertainment,and touch-enabled media solutions. 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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