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ArcSoft Unveils ShowBiz 5

ArcSoft, Inc. announced its new ShowBiz 5 video editing software for Windows ($79.99).

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ArcSoft® Debuts Freshly Revamped ArcSoft ShowBiz® 5 Movie Making and Sharing Application

Newly Redesigned Version of Popular ArcSoft ShowBiz® Application Lets Consumers Quickly and Easily Create Dazzling Home Movies and Share via Popular Social Media, Mobile Devices, and DVD/Blu-ray Disc™

FREMONT, Calif., Aug. 22, 2011 — ArcSoft, Inc., an industry-leading software provider of multimedia technologies and applications across desktop, mobile and embedded platforms, today announced availability of the much anticipated ShowBiz 5 video editing software for Windows®. While there is no shortage of video editing and movie creation software available, ShowBiz 5 aspires to succeed where others fall short, by making the process easy and enjoyable while delivering stunning results in a variety of popular media types.

ShowBiz 5 was designed from the ground up to be easy for consumers to quickly and easily create a movie with digital photos and video clips captured from a variety of SD and HD sources, by simply using drag-and-drop to add media onto a storyboard in the order they should play. Have a shaky video or need to rotate the video? No problem, ShowBiz 5 can fix it. Add some cool transitions in between video clips, add titles or even narration captured live from the PC’s microphone, and the finished movie is ready to be shared on YouTube® or Facebook® with the built-in uploading tool, transfer to popular mobile devices, or burn a DVD, AVCHD or Blu-ray Disc to enjoy on the big screen.

As a superb video editor, ShowBiz 5 is packed with advanced technology including stereoscopic 3D support, up-scaling of SD video to near HD quality with SimHD®, video stabilization, Blu-ray Disc burning, and much more. The new user interface of ShowBiz 5 is intuitive and easy to understand for new users; however, more advanced capabilities, including a robust timeline, chapter and marker settings, and video, photo and audio editing, are available if users desire more power and flexibility.

What’s New and Cool in ShowBiz 5:

• Flexible access to media – Users can easily access video and photos already stored on the PC, or new “Instant Import” feature allows access to media from portable camcorders, cameras, USB drives or memory cards without first copying to the PC;

• Filmstrip-style preview – Video imported into ShowBiz 5′s media library can be previewed using unique filmstrip view instead of a thumbnail, giving the user an instant preview of content within the clip;

• New Video/Audio Enhancement tools – Stabilize shaky video clips, rotate/crop/adjust video, color correct video, and take advantage of full audio waveform editing;

• SimHD Technology – Up-scale completed SD movies to near HD quality;

• Stereoscopic 3D support – Convert 2D videos clips to eye-popping 3D and create DVD, AVCHD or 3D Blu-ray Discs, or upload to YouTube 3D channel;

• Mobile Device Support – Transfer finished movies to popular iOS, PSP, and Android devices without worrying about what format to save the movie in. By simply selecting a mobile device connected to the PC, ShowBiz 5 automatically formats the movie for playback on the device;

• Simultaneous publishing – Finished movie can be simultaneously pushed to YouTube/Facebook while writing a DVD/AVCHD/Blu-ray Disc and transferring content to a mobile device;

• Fast rendering – Takes advantage of the latest GPU and CPU technologies – AMD APP (OpenCL to come), NVIDIA CUDA, and 2nd Generation Intel® Core Processor.

“ShowBiz 5 represents a complete redesign of the application,” said Bill Chen, General Manager of ArcSoft’s Digital Multimedia Services and Solutions Group. “While we have added a tremendous amount of new technology into ShowBiz 5, we’ve not lost sight that consumers expect technology to be ‘under the hood’ and instead the application should focus on helping users create amazing movies and share them quickly and easily in the desired format.”

Price & Availability
ShowBiz 5 is available starting today, attractively priced at $79.99 from the newly redesigned ArcSoft online store. Users of ShowBiz 2 DVD can upgrade to ShowBiz 5 for $19.99.

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About ArcSoft
ArcSoft, Inc. is an industry leading software provider of multimedia technologies and applications across desktop, mobile and embedded platforms. Working closely with major OEM manufacturers, ArcSoft offers a full line of imaging and video solutions that enhance the features, performance, and user experience of mobile phones, digital cameras, optical drives, personal computers, and consumer electronics devices. For further details, visit