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Thursday, September 15, 2011

PhotographyBLOG Reviews Cyberlink PhotoDirector

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Software" @ 10:30 AM

http://www.photographyblog.com/revi...director_review

"Cyberlink PhotoDirector is a stand alone photographic work flow tool designed to make editing and storing pictures a lot easier. Using powerful tools such as native RAW conversion for Canon and Nikon cameras, regional adjustments and non-destructive editing, PhotoDirector should be able to speed up your time sat in front of a computer to allow more time to get out and take pictures. After all, that's what photography is all about. Cyberlink PhotoDirector costs around £80 / $100 for the 2011 edition."

We have highlighted Cyberlinke's PhotoDirector previously, and here is a review on it. I personally love that Cyberlink took the trouble to implement Nikon and Canon's SDK, giving me the right colours from my Nikon DSLRs. Adobe Camera RAW is such a mess in that regard. I just wish it would handle larger libraries better; it does not like my current library of just 10,000 photos very much. Still, at US$100, it is a great alternative to Adobe's Lightroom, which costs quite a bit more than that!


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Cyberlink Offers a PhotoDirector 2011 Beta Special

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Software" @ 11:30 AM

http://www.cyberlink.com/stat/event...ign=CL_Homepage

Cyberlink is having an offer on Photodirector 2011, their latest photo worflow and editing software, as shown in the above image. The interesting thing about is that Cyberlink claims to match the look derived from Nikon and Canon RAW processing software, which is a reason why I still use Nikon Capture NX2, despite its general slowness and crash-happy temperament. I have downloaded it and my first impressions are that it seems to be a little slow in browsing a library of 12,000 images, but it could well still be indexing the thumbnails. Anyone care to give it a spin and see if the image quality lives up to its promise?


Monday, December 20, 2010

It Slices, It Dices! CyberLink Media Suite 9 For All Your Media Needs!

Posted by Hooch Tan in "Digital Home News" @ 03:30 PM

http://membership.cyberlink.com/pro...ent.do?pid=2650

"CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), innovative solution provider for the connected digital lifestyle, today launched CyberLink Media Suite 9, the ultimate All-in-One creativity and entertainment software solution that combines 12 software products to provide all you need to play, create, share, and enjoy digital media, plus media converting software to transfer files to smart phones and portable devices giving users the complete solution for a digital media lifestyle."

My exposure to CyberLink goes back to the days of using PowerDVD back when computers were just starting to support DVD drives. A lot of has changed over the years and now they offer a whole wealth of media related tools. I cannot say that I have tried every single program, but an integrated set of tools is certainly useful and handy, and it certainly does not restrict you to their programs. The only thing that looks to be missing is an image editing tool. For managing your media it looks good and you could certainly spend far more getting separate programs for each task.


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

MediaEspresso 6 Fits Videos For All Occasions

Posted by Hooch Tan in "Digital Home News" @ 02:30 PM

http://www.cyberlink.com/products/m...view_en_US.html

"As a universal converter, MediaEspresso converts video, image or music files that you can enjoy on the device or social platform of your choice. Regardless of format support, or conversion processes, MediaEspresso makes your life easier and your viewing experience unique!"

Personally, I would like to have just a single copy of each video I own and be able to watch it across all the many devices I have. While more video players are supporting a wider range of codecs, it just is not practical to have a multi-gigabyte video in 1080p sitting on your SD card to be played back on a tiny phone screen. Video converters, like CyberLink's MediaEspresso, fill that need where it does not make sense to have one video rule them all. What I find handy about MediaEspresso is that it supports both Nvidia's CUDA and ATI's Stream. While CPUs can be blisteringly fast these days, GPUs can handle multimedia transcoding far quicker. I have always tried to stay away from transcoding as it used take more time to transcode a video than it would for BP to cap an oil spill. I have not tested how fast MediaEspresso can transcode a 2 hour movie, but it does sound like if you have a few moments before that weekend trip, you can quickly convert your videos and stash them on your PMP without much hassle.


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