CyberLink’s Photo And Video Applications for NVIDIA GeForce And ION GPUs to deliver Improved Performance

CyberLink’s award-winning photo and video editing software now
includes unique new features and significantly improved performance
when used with PCs equipped with NVIDIA GeForce and NVIDIA ION
graphics processing units (GPUs), the two companies announced .

Among improvements that NVIDIA GPU users can enjoy are
GPU-accelerated photo face-recognition, GPU-accelerated upscaling of
DVD movies to near-HD quality, GPU-accelerated video decoding, and
GPU-accelerated video encoding. These features are all made possible by
the NVIDIA CUDA™ parallel computing hardware architecture.

“NVIDIA and CyberLink are at the forefront of the GPU Computing
revolution,” said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. “CyberLink is
committed to extending our support for NVIDIA’s CUDA architecture,
enabling our photo and video applications to deliver the best user
experience at the highest level of performance.”

GeForce-owners can enjoy the following improvements with CyberLink digital video applications:

  • CyberLink MediaShow 5 is a powerful solution for
    managing and enjoying your photos and videos, uses the NVIDIA CUDA
    architecture to accelerate face detection, helping you find and tag
    your friends and family in your photo library. It detects faces as much
    as 70% faster than a CPU alone and speeds up video conversion by as
    much as 500%. GPU-acceleration of the face tagging process is only
    available to owners of NVIDIA GeForce GPUs.
  • CyberLink PowerDVD 9 is
    an award-winning video player software program. Consumers with NVIDIA
    GeForce GPUs can enjoy GPU-accelerated upscaling of DVD movies to
    near-HD quality. GPU-acceleration provides lower CPU utilization for a
    better user experience and greater system compatibility.
  • CyberLink MediaShow Espresso is
    an easy to use video conversion application that prepares digital video
    for a wide variety of portable devices, such as the iPod, iPhone, or
    PSP at very high speeds with excellent quality. MediaShow Espresso has been further accelerated with today’s update to as much as 500% faster than an average CPU.
  • CyberLink PowerDirector 8
    is a consumer-oriented video editing program that features full
    end-to-end support for high definition video, from importing to editing
    and output. Owners of NVIDIA GeForce GPUs can benefit from both
    GPU-accelerated special effects and video encoding in PowerDirector 8.
  • CyberLink PowerProducer 5 is
    authoring software that lets you create compelling HD video and
    slideshow discs from your digital camcorder or camera media.
    PowerProducer’s optimization for NVIDIA CUDA technologies ensures
    faster production of your video projects using PCs equipped with
    CUDA-enabled graphics cards.

“CyberLink continues to amaze consumers with their innovative use of
NVIDIA GPUs and the CUDA architecture,” said Michael Steele, general
manager of visual consumer solutions at NVIDIA. “They are a leader in
leveraging the flexibility and maturity of CUDA to deliver digital home
products with uncompromising quality and features that are unique to
NVIDIA GeForce customers.”

The CUDA architecture enables the broadest array of GPU computing
programming language support and API support, including Microsoft’s
DirectCompute, OpenCL, CUDA C, CUDA Fortran, and others. With over 150
million CUDA-enabled GPUs in the market, NVIDIA continues to evolve the
CUDA development environment with a growing set of tools, libraries and
academic momentum.


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