PRESS RELEASE: CyberLink Releases Product Updates – Optimized for AMD Fusion Family of APUs
Delivering an Enhanced and Accelerated Media Experience
Taipei, Taiwan—February 17, 2011—CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW) is pleased to announce its flagship products PowerDVD, PowerDirector, MediaShow and MediaEspresso are now optimized for the AMD Fusion Family of Accelerated Processing Units (APUs), providing users with Hardware Accelerated HD playback using AMD UVD 3 technology. Utilizing AMD Fusion APUs, CyberLink offers enhanced video editing, effects rendering and accelerated facial recognition optimized for DirectX 11 DirectCompute and maximum video transcode performance.
Transcoding is a very time-consuming and computationally intensive process. With the new AMD Fusion UVD 3 (Unified Video Decoder), and AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) technology, CyberLink PowerDirector – the world’s first 64-bit video editing software – offers up to 3.7x faster video rendering speed, allowing users to produce professional-looking videos in less time. MediaEspresso, universal media conversion software, now offers ultra-fast transcoding capability via the UVD 3 Decoder, enabling consumers to enjoy up to 2.75x speedup in performance, significantly reducing waiting time while giving users more time to share and enjoy their HD videos.
By leveraging Hardware Acceleration on AMD E-Series APUs, the updated version of CyberLink PowerDVD, the No. 1 Blu-ray and HD playback software, now supports MPEG-2 VLD hardware decode using AMD UVD 3 technology. The updated version enables Full HD Blu-ray playback, allowing users to experience smooth playback plus the benefit of ultra low CPU usage by saving up to 70% of CPU loads.
MediaShow’s FaceMe Technology is optimized for AMD Fusion APU’s DirectX 11 capable core. Using DirectX 11 DirectCompute acceleration on AMD Fusion processors, MediaShow, a fast and easy photo and video organizer, enables accelerated facial recognition up to 35%, making it super easy and quick to find people from a large volume of photos and create memorable slideshows.
“CyberLink is dedicated to providing the best possible entertainment experience,” said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink Corp. “We are excited to leverage AMD’s cutting-edge Fusion Family of APUs on CyberLink’s complete product lineup to deliver enhanced and ultra-fast media experiences for consumers.”
“CyberLink and AMD are working toward a common goal: enabling the visually intense future of computing and media playback. We’re excited to continue our work with the CyberLink team as they optimize their applications for AMD Fusion APUs,” said John Taylor, director of Client Product and Software Marketing for AMD (NYSE: AMD). “Bringing a theater-quality experience into the home is precisely the type of application for which we designed our Fusion products.”
The new PowerDVD, PowerDirector, MediaEspresso and MediaShow updates are now available to existing users for free via CyberLink Update Center.
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.
(First posted on Friday, February 18, 2011 at 14:55 EST)