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Aug. 3, 2009
CyberLink Launches PowerDirector 8

Featuring Video Upscaling, Unique Editing Effects, and New Ways to Share and Learn

PowerDirector 8 UltraTaipei, Taiwan—August 3, 2009—CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), innovative solutions provider for the connected media lifestyle, today released video editing software CyberLink PowerDirector 8, featuring a number of breakthrough technologies to enhance consumer generated videos and to create amazing movie productions with ease.

Designed with unique features backed by advanced technologies, PowerDirector is also easy to use. Key highlights of the new version include:

  • Effortless Pro-Like Results: Automated video enhancement and editing tools, combined with an improved interface and more advanced editing options, let users create the videos they imagine quickly and easily.

  • Video Upscaling Technology: PowerDirector boosts standard definition video to HD-like results, allowing users to enjoy their content on high-resolution displays in color-rich quality.

  • Unique Editing Effects: Powerful effects templates and design tools allow users to easily customize free-floating objects with random navigation. No action script required.

  • Up to 5X Faster Video Production: Optimization for CPU and GPU accelerated processing ensures faster video rendering and disc authoring.

  • New Ways to Share and Learn: PowerDirector offers a unique and visual way to help the video editing community learn from each other. Users can share their project timelines on DirectorZone.com, allowing other users to watch the final video production along with the detailed timeline that includes elements to create this video.

"CyberLink PowerDirector 8 gives users the power they need to create great home videos," said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. "From video upscaling, faster video rendering, to unique video editing tools, PowerDirector takes a step further to enable the video editing community to help each other in creating better videos through DirectorZone.com."

CyberLink PowerDirector 8 delivers a powerful array of unique video editing features:

  • Video Enhancement Tools—Powered by CyberLink TrueTheater Technology, PowerDirector’s suite of advanced audio-visual technologies improves the video quality of users’ projects, offering SD-to-HD quality up-scaling, video noise removal, smooth slow-motion playback, virtual surround sound, and lighting adjustment.
  • CPU/GPU Optimization—As the first consumer editing software to be optimized for Intel Core i7, ATI Stream and NVIDIA CUDA technology, PowerDirector delivers faster video rendering and saves production time.

  • Particle Effects Designer expands the creative possibilities for adding animated objects to projects. Users can begin with PowerDirector’s built-in templates then customize to match their video content.
  • Power Tools—Video cropping, reverse video, and precise “zoom in” trimming deliver pro-like editing results with just a few clicks.

  • Improved Timeline Interface—16 timeline tracks, an adjustable workspace, and easier media management, provide a flexible working environment for creating more advanced projects.
  • Sharable Effects, Disc Menus, and Timeline Views—The DirectorZone.com website features uploaded content created by other PowerDirector users—such as customized effects and DVD menus—which can be downloaded for free. More importantly, users can also share their creative processes in the form of a timeline view published on DirectorZone.com. The timeline view lets other users see and learn how each video was created.

  • Multiple Publishing Options—Direct uploading of HD videos to Facebook and YouTube, and output to playback devices such as iPhone and PSP, allow the sharing and enjoyment of completed projects almost anywhere. Users can also author Blu-ray, AVCHD and DVD discs.
  • Customizable Photo Slideshows—Editable slideshow styles generate stylish video-like productions in minutes. Users can automatically sync their slideshows to music, reposition photo framing, and rearrange the sequence of each photo.

Product Availability
CyberLink PowerDirector 8 is now available online, supporting the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Japanese, and Korean. Retail versions of PowerDirector will soon be available in stores worldwide. CyberLink also offers OEM versions to PC and peripheral manufacturing customers.

Online versions of PowerDirector 8 include:

  • CyberLink PowerDirector 8 Ultra $99.95
  • CyberLink PowerDirector 8 Deluxe $69.95
  • CyberLink PowerDirector 8 (upgrades) starting at $69.95

About CyberLink
CyberLink Corp is the leader and pioneer in enabling digital multimedia on PCs and CEs through the use of video editing software, DVD 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: 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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