Both suites feature an easy-to-use task-based interface called PowerStarter. Users can directly choose functions they need via the interface and CDS will launch the programs necessary to fulfill each function.
CDS Gold, which is targeted at burning hobbyists, is a 7-in-1 suite that includes CyberLink’s leading PowerDVD 5 Basic, PowerProducer 2 Gold Express, Power2Go 3, MediaShow 3, PhotoNow, PowerBackup and PowerStarter. It provides users with the functions of DVD playback, authoring, burning, slide show creation, photo retouching and file backup.
CDS Platinum, which is targeted at video-creation enthusiasts, is a 9-in-1 suite that includes everything in the Gold version plus PowerDirector 3 and PowerDVD Copy, providing video editing and DVD-to-DVD copying functions. PowerDVD Express provides richer audio playback to PowerDVD Basic.
Both CDS suites include CyberLink’s leading technologies. Playback technologies include CLEV and CLVP to provide brighter colors and non-distorted images on wide-screen monitors. Burning technologies include Right-to-Disc, QuickBurn and Double-Layer disc support, offering quick burning functions. Video editing technologies include Smart Video Rendering Technology II and Buffered Capture(TM) delivering speedier, easier, and quality editing functions.
“Customers can now have one integrated product suite to meet all their DVD needs, no matter whether they are pursuing burning or video editing features,” said Alice Chang, CEO of CyberLink. “What’s even better is that both Gold and Platinum versions of CDS can be upgraded online so that users can always enjoy the latest products and technologies via the Internet.”
CyberLink DVD Solution Gold
Gold version includes the following products:
PowerStarter – easy to navigate task-based interface
Featuring seven main icons – simplifies navigation by categorizing task-specific functions.
PowerDVD – the world’s leading DVD experience on the PC
Listed as Best Product of 2003 from PC magazine, PowerDVD features leading technologies for making images brighter and audio richer. Supporting playback on multiple screen sizes PowerDVD maximizes DVD entertainment on the PC.
PowerProducer – turning photos and videos into stunning DVDs
PowerProducer takes the hassle out of converting photos and videos into slideshows and movies. While supporting today’s leading DVD formats, the software provides a complete range of powerful time saving tools that automates much of the disc authoring process.
Power2Go – drag-and-drop express burning of media
CyberLink Power2Go features two easy interfaces for handling all kinds of files: photos, videos, music, and data. Express mode allows simple drag-and-drop burning, as well as easy double-click activation of disc copying. Power2Go’s advanced mode allows configuration of burning and copying settings.
Medi@Show – transforming ideas into dazzling slideshows
With loads of special effects and easy-to-use features, photos and videos can be transformed into engaging slideshows. Medi@Show unleashes users’ creativity by providing an ideal solution for producing streaming multimedia content for delivery via the web or on a DVD.
PhotoNow! – auto retouching of photos
PhotoNow! provides quick photo-enhancement tools, with features such as red-eye removal, and auto adjustment of brightness and saturation. PhotoNow! allows one-click auto-fixing or manual adjustments. Photos can be imported and exported in a broad range of file formats.
PowerBackup – archiving data with a step-by-step approach
Supporting easy archiving and restoration of files, CyberLink PowerBackup is a powerful yet practical tool for protecting essential data, offering a step-by-step approach to saving data onto a DVD or hard drive.
CyberLink DVD Solution Platinum
Platinum includes all the products in Gold, in addition to the following:
PowerDirector – editing professional home movies
Featuring an improved editing interface, comprehensive production tools, time-saving features, and quality-enhancing video technology, PowerDirector ensures that creating eye-catching movies has never been easier.
PowerDVD Copy – copying discs with ease
CyberLink PowerDVD Copy is a specialized tool for copying non-CSS-protected video content from a DVD. Easy-to-select options and an uncomplicated interface simplify the disc-making process.
— Download versions
CDS Platinum is now available on CyberLink online store at http://www.gocyberlink.com/english/cyberstore/product_order.jsp?ProdId=61 (Due to its length, this URL may need to be copied/pasted into your Internet browser’s address field. Remove the extra space if one exists.)
CDS Gold will be available next week.
CDS Platinum is sold for USD 99.95/Euros 84.99, a special price at USD 89.95/Euros 74.99 will be offered till the end of Nov.
CDS Gold will be sold for USD 69.95/Euros 59.99, a special price at USD 59.95/Euros 49.99 will be offered till the end of Nov.