CyberLink Announces YouCam 4 to Elevate the Webcam Fun Factor
With Augmented Reality, Avatar Creation and TrueTheater™ technology to improve the quality of video recordings, YouCam 4 takes webcam software to fun new heights
Taipei, Taiwan - CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW) today released YouCam 4, the latest version of its popular webcam software. YouCam offers a whole host of features that allow users to create unique webcam videos, record them in fantastic quality and share them to the most popular online communities.
On top of YouCam’s thousands of amazing effects, HD webcam recording, advanced Face-Tracking technology, and support for direct upload to Facebook™ and YouTube™, YouCam 4 now offers impressive Augmented Reality effects, the ability to create your own avatar, interactive particle effects, and support for TrueTheater™ Enhancements to improve the quality of your webcam recordings.
“YouCam 4 offers a fun and easy way for users to give their videos a unique touch that will make them stand out from the crowd,” said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. “With many great effects and cutting-edge technologies like Augmented Reality and TrueTheater, there is unlimited scope to create one-of-a-kind videos that not only spice up webcam chats, but significantly improve the image quality of them, too.”
YouCam 4 supports leading instant messaging clients including Windows Live Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, Skype and GTalk as well as offering the ability to apply YouCam effects directly to Facebook video captures.
New YouCam 4 features for live webcam chats and recordings include:
* Enhance your video quality with TrueTheater™ Technology:CyberLink’s advanced TrueTheater Technology is now also available for YouCam. TrueTheater Lighting, corrects overall colors and luminance while TrueTheater Denoise improves overall video quality by removing unwanted artifacts from the video.
* Produce amazing videos with Augmented Reality effects: Advanced pattern recognition allows users to blend virtual 3D objects into their webcam videos and interact with them.
* Create lifelike Avatars for your online chats: YouCam 4 now offers great customization tools for users to create their own Avatar. Once created, advanced face-tracking features enable the Avatar to mimic the users’ movements and expressions. Avatars can be uploaded and shared on DirectorZone.
* Interact on video with new Particle Effects: Rose petals, confetti, snowflakes and many more –Image Detection allows users to interact with them on camera. Brush snowflakes off the shoulder, scatter a pile of rose petals…the options are endless.
* Download unlimited FREE effects from DirectorZone: A repository of uploaded content from thousands of creative users, DirectorZone is home to extra effects, 3D objects, avatars, and more.
* Share videos to Social Networks: Users can now publish videos to YouTube, Facebook and DirectorZone directly from YouCam.
YouCam 4 is available online, supporting the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Japanese, and Korean. CyberLink offers OEM versions to PC and CE manufacturing customers, while a free trial download is also available from the CyberLink website.
CyberLink YouCam Versions
YouCam 4 Deluxe: US $44.95
YouCam 4 Standard: US $34.95
Upgrades for previous YouCam versions are available at $24.95
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 solution. 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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