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CyberLink Launches PowerDirector 7, the Video Editing Software for Creating Movie Masterpieces


Taipei, Taiwan.-CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), innovative solutions provider for the connected digital lifestyle, today launched the latest version of its video-editing software PowerDirector. Featuring end-to-end high-definition format support, PowerDirector 7 allows users to turn their captured videos into professional-looking movies with ease.

Key features in PowerDirector 7 include:

* High-definition support throughout - from capturing, to editing, enhancing, production, and disc-authoring, users can enjoy the best in video quality, and Dolby Digital 5.1 audio.
* Full support for Blu-ray Disc authoring - including BDAV and BDMV formats.
* Advanced video-editing tools - support for 6 independent PiP tracks, key frame controls for personalized effects and motion paths, 3D slideshows with soundtrack beat detection, for pro-like results.
* Greatly enhanced Magic Tools and user interface - users can enjoy quicker access to all functions, 1-click fixing and editing, and improved usability.
* Unlimited Creativity and Resources:
o DirectorZone - the new web community for PowerDirector users, it allows for upload, download and sharing of customized templates for DVD menus, frames, motion objects and more;
o Direct access to Flickr and Freesound - users can browse and download thousands of photos and audio tracks to use in their productions.

“ With the wide availability of high-definition camcorders, video enthusiasts are looking for powerful tools that can create the kind of masterpieces they expect for their high-quality video content,” said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. “CyberLink PowerDirector 7 combines its popular automated editing and video enhancements tools with more advanced editing options, for pro-like results. What’s more, by accessing DirectorZone - PowerDirector’s website for video effects and DVD menus - users can share their creativity with others, uploading effects and templates they’ve created and downloading those made by video-editing fans all over the world.”

Powerful Tools for Creating Video Masterpieces
PowerDirector 7 provides consumers with unsurpassed high-definition video support throughout: from capturing, editing and production, to disc authoring. Using the improved interface - providing faster access to features and resizable editing windows, and easier management of media files - users can:

- capture video from HDV camcorders;
- add 6-channel Dolby Digital audio, then burn to Blu-ray Discs, for the highest quality available;
- create and manage 6 independent PiP tracks;
- control key frames for special effects;
- create pro-like DVD subtitles, which can be toggled on/off from the authored disc menu;
- create their own animated disc-menu templates;
- output their videos to various formats, including iPod and PSP files, AVCHD discs and YouTube.

Magic Tools for Enhancing Videos and Photos
PowerDirector 7 features improved Magic Tools, for 1-click editing and creating pro-like results. Improvements include:

* Magic Fix - now offers better stabilization of shaky videos
* Magic Clean - improved auto-lighting, white-balance and color adjustment results.
* Magic Motion - now features more pre-defined motion paths, and editable key frames for personalized results.
* Customized Animated Slideshows - 7 amazing slideshow styles (including the fully-customizable “cell” style), a 3D engine and beat-detection technology for syncing pictures and soundtrack.

Acquiring Online Resources Easily
Users can now browse virtually endless photo and audio resources to add to their movies, with direct access to libraries on Flickr and Freesound. Resources are easily found with PowerDirector’s built-in search function, using tags, descriptions and titles. Access to Flickr allows search by most recent, most relevant, or most interesting photos: users can browse and use content from their own library, those of their contacts, plus all that which is made publicly available through the Creative Commons agreement, for virtually endless possibilities.

Built to serve the growing community of creative PowerDirector users, DirectorZone is an online resource of effects and templates. As a creative platform, DirectorZone is a place for users to share effects they have customized themselves using PowerDirector’s built-in design tools: DVD menus; title templates; static objects; motion PiPs; and frames. As a library, DirectorZone is a huge online catalog of effects that PowerDirector users can download for their own projects. Users can subscribe to their favorite creator of video effects to receive updates every time a new item is posted online. Not only does DirectorZone let PowerDirector users showcase effects for fellow PowerDirector users, it lets them share them with users of other CyberLink software too, including PowerProducer (DVD templates), and YouCam (frames and PiP objects).

Video Formats Support
Import, editing and authoring of:

* DVD-Video, AVCHD, DVD-VR (import only), DVD+VR (import only)
* VCD, SVCD, Audio (import only)
* MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-2 HD, MPEG-4 (h.264)
* JVC Everio MOD/TOD

Disc Formats Support

Burning of: Blu-ray Discs, DVDs, CDs.

Video/Audio Capturing Support

* HDV and DV camcorders
* AVCHD camcorders (SONY HDR-SR1, -UX1, -CX7, -SR7; Panasonic SX5)
* Microphone
* TV tuner
* DVD and Audio CD
* Webcam

Please check CyberLink’s website for the latest info and updates on PowerDirector 7:

Media Kit (including box shot and screenshots)
PowerDirector 7 Media Kit

Product Availability
CyberLink PowerDirector 7 is now available online and will be available in retail shops at the beginning of June, supporting the following languages: English, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), German, French, Italian, Korean, and Spanish. CyberLink also offers OEM versions to PC and CE manufacturing customers.

CyberLink PowerDirector 7 Online Versions
· PowerDirector 7 Ultra USD 119.95 / Euro 99.99
· PowerDirector 7 USD 69.95 / Euro 59.99

CyberLink PowerDirector 7 Upgrade Online Versions (from version 6 to 7)
· Upgrade to 7 Ultra (Starting at) USD 59.95 / Euro 55.99
· Upgrade to 7 (Starting at) USD 49.95 / Euro 44.99


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