CyberLink Corp. (TSE:5203), a leading developer of digital video software and training solutions today released PowerEncoder MPEG-4 AVC Edition, the consumer application to capture and convert video using the H.264 standard.
PowerEncoder MPEG-4 AVC Edition sets a new benchmark for video compression by dramatically improving the compression ratio of files without the visible image loss associated with traditional compression techniques.
CyberLink's own testing reduced a 1-hour, 88 GB uncompressed digital video clip into an H.264 file only 879 MB in size. The compression ratio achieved was 102:1, with the compressed video reduced to only 1% of its original size.
MPEG-4 AVC (H.264), also know as MPEG-4 part 10, has already been included by the DVD Forum as a mandatory capability of players for the HD-DVD format. Blu-ray DVDs will also incorporate the H.264 standard.
"CyberLink PowerEncoder MPEG-4 AVC Edition is for anyone who is looking for a way to capture and compress video while retaining the quality of their original files," said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. "By converting files to the H.264 format, users can save huge amounts of storage space, whether storing on a hard disk, posting files on the Internet, or burning data to DVDs."
CyberLink PowerEncoder MPEG-4 AVC also delivers the following breakthrough features:
-- Superb Video Quality and Advanced Compression
The MPEG-4 AVC standard achieves substantial superiority of
video quality when files are compressed. PowerEncoder MPEG-4
AVC Edition therefore delivers higher quality video even at
low bit rates.
-- Broad Support for Existing Video Formats
PowerEncoder MPEG-4 AVC Edition allows video conversion from
popular video formats, including: MPEG-1, MPEG-2, DivX, VOB,
and DV-AVI. It also supports the converting of DVD video files
with Dolby Digital(1) audio, letting users convert movie discs
into MPEG-4 AVC format including audio.
-- Prepared for Next-Generation Video Content
The release of PowerEncoder MPEG-4 AVC Edition prepares OEM
customers for the widespread introduction of products and
services based on the MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) format, including
transmission of TV over DSL connections and digital
terrestrial TV, the transmission of multiple high-definition
video programs via satellite or cable services, and video
transmission via mobile phone systems.
-- Easy Previewing and Quick Conversion of Video Files
PowerEncoder MPEG-4 AVC Edition features DV QuickScan, a
CyberLink video technology that greatly improves the speed and
ease of digital video capturing. Multiple options allow users
to customize their video profiles according to their specific
PowerEncoder MPEG-4 AVC Edition is now available on CyberLink online store at USD 39.95/ Euros 34.99 at http://www.gocyberlink.com/english/cyberstore/product_order.jsp?ProdId=89.
Detailed product information can be found at http://www.gocyberlink.com/english/products/powerencoder/index.jsp.