CyberLink Optimizes Flagship Products for the New Second-Generation AMD A-Series APUs

Offering Free Updates for Users on PowerDirector 10, PowerDVD 12, MediaShow 6 and MediaExpresso 6.5

TAIPEI, Taiwan, May 22, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW) today released new updates for PowerDirector 10, PowerDVD 12, MediaShow 6 and MediaEspresso 6.5. The products optimized for the new Second-Generation AMD A-Series APUs benefit users from hardware-accelerated HD playback, enhanced video editing, maximum rendering and improved transcoding performance.

PowerDirector 10 — The World’s Fastest Video Editor Optimized for the new 2nd Gen AMD A-Series APUs, CyberLink PowerDirector 10 now offers up to 3.6 times faster video production speed(*1) and allows users to produce professional quality home videos and 3D movies(*2), by harnessing the power of the system’s GPU to greatly improve the speed of the editing process. PowerDirector 10 provides a highly parallel scalable pipeline for many HD tasks with AMD’s new Video Codec Engine (VCE) to accelerate the encoding or transcoding of videos.

PowerDVD 12 — No. 1 Blu-ray & Media Player CyberLink PowerDVD 12’s DLNA Media Server (DMS) can stream videos on-the-fly to portable devices with AMD’s VCE transcoding technology. Intelligently converting videos to the right format, PowerDVD 12 allows users to browse, stream and enjoy high quality videos, in real time, on portable devices connected within the home network.

MediaShow 6 — Fast & Easy Photo/Video Organizer CyberLink MediaShow 6 offers a rich set of features to help users rapidly import, organize and share SD, HD and 3D media content. With the optimization for the 2nd Gen AMD A-Series APUs, users can now create stylish slideshow videos with incredible speed.

MediaEspresso 6.5 — Ultra Fast Universal Media Converter CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.5 accelerates the conversion of standard and HD videos into multiple formats for use on various consumer electronics devices. In conjunction with AMD’s VCE, MediaEspresso 6.5 provides quick output of video content for playback on new iPad, iPhone 4S, iPod and PSP devices in blazing speed.

“CyberLink is committed to provide premium user experiences,” said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink Corp. “By optimizing CyberLink’s complete product lineup for AMD’s 2nd Gen APUs, our users can enjoy enhanced and accelerated performance in media creation.”

“We are excited to work closely with CyberLink, an industry leader for multimedia software,” said John Taylor, Director of Client Product and Software Marketing at AMD /quotes/zigman/216580/quotes/nls/amd AMD -1.59% . “With the launch of the 2nd Gen AMD A-Series APUs, we look forward to providing a whole new digital dimension to our customers.”

Free updates will be available from June. Please check CyberLink Website or Product Updates for more details.

*1: Testing was performed on AMD A10-4600M. With AMD UVD, VCE and OpenCL enabled, the production time of a single video applied with “beating” effect is 3.6 times faster than it is done in software mode. *2: Side-by-side 3D format up to 1920X1080 Resolution +AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, and combinations thereof, are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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SOURCE: CyberLink Corp.