New software offers an easy and quick way for social consumers to create rich, memorable stories from their photos and videos
London, United Kingdom - October 31st, 2013 - CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), a provider of innovative media creativity solutions, today unveiled MediaStory: a touch-optimized application that turns photo and video collections into rich, polished video stories that can be saved or shared to Facebook and YouTube.
"We all have growing collections of photos and videos that we share with our friends and family, but not all of us have the time or the know-how to turn them into compelling stories." said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. "MediaStory not only helps people to group and filter their photo and video collections in a meaningful way, but also to create professional-looking stories without the complexity and expense that comes with traditional editing tools."
MediaStory uses metadata, geo-tags and information from Google and Outlook calendars to automatically arrange media transferred from cameras, phones, Facebook or storage devices into groups. Users can browse their photos and videos by event, date/time, who's in them, location they were taken, or by self-assigned folder name. Unique filtering options make selecting which media to include in a video story quick and intuitive.
Given the fast-paced nature of online sharing, MediaStory has been optimized to run on the latest 4th Generation Intel® CoreTM processor technology, providing ideal video production speeds. Users are able to select from a range of professionally-designed templates to create, for example, a 2-minute Full HD (1080p) video story from an album of 24 photos in under a minute.
"People are capturing more video and photos than ever, but without an approachable way to share meaningful content and memories," said Christos Georgiopoulos, vice president, Software and Services Group, general manager, Developer Relations Division, Intel Corporation, "Intel and CyberLink collaborated to create MediaStory, which helps enable faster and simpler video and photo editing so that instead of simply sharing the raw media, people can share stories that are memorable and rich."
MediaStory will be available for purchase later this year but as a special worldwide promotion, the software will be provided free to customers who purchase an Intel UltrabookTM or all-in-one PC powered by 4th gen Intel Core processors. Buyers will be given a code that can be used to download MediaStory from cyberlink.com/event/mediastory.
It is available in the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Japanese, Portuguese and Korean.
Founded in 1996, CyberLink Corp. is the world's leading multimedia software company. With over 100 patented technologies that provide a solid foundation on which to continuously revolutionize the way multimedia is experienced, CyberLink's visionary outlook has allowed the company to grow rapidly. CyberLink is currently listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: 5203.TW).
CyberLink's broad portfolio of multimedia applications can be categorized into two main areas: Media Entertainment - PowerDVD being the flagship product in this category, provides the latest in media playback on PCs, across devices in the home network, and on-the-go with portable smart devices; and Media Creation - offers a series of software to create enticing videos & photos, author Blu-r ay & DVD discs and more. CyberLink's worldwide headquarters are located in Taipei, Taiwan, with regional operations offices in North America, Japan, Europe and Asia-Pacific.