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CyberLink Licenses RealD 3D Format

CyberLink Corp. announced that it has entered into a license agreement with RealD and will support the RealD 3D format in PowerDVD.

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CyberLink and RealD Announce Agreement to Enhance the 3D Experience in PowerDVD

TAIPEI, Taiwan–CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), innovative solution provider for the connected digital lifestyle, today announced an agreement with RealD Inc. (NYSE:RLD), a leading global licensor of 3D technologies for cinema, consumer electronics and professional applications, to enhance the 3D technology in PowerDVD, the industry leading 3D, HD and Blu-ray DVD player software application. CyberLink has licensed the stereoscopic RealD Format for the delivery and display of high definition 3D content and will integrate support into PowerDVD.

“We are delighted to have entered into an agreement with RealD and integrate support for the RealD Format to take viewers to new heights of visual excellence,” said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink. “With the support of RealD’s advanced 3D technology, together we are committed to delivering next-generation 3D entertainment experiences for users to fully enjoy the spectacular realism from PCs at home.”

“We look forward to collaborating with CyberLink to bring an extraordinary 3D viewing experience to their products and create a new dimension of 3D PC entertainment,” said Michael V. Lewis, Chairman and CEO of RealD.

CyberLink PowerDVD 10 is the first software player to receive Blu-ray 3D certification from the Blu-ray Disc Association. Optimized with CPU and GPU hardware acceleration, PowerDVD 10 delivers two 1080p frames to create a flawless and smooth high definition 3D video effect to the display. PowerDVD 10 also features TrueTheater 3D to convert existing 2D DVD titles and 2D videos into a 3D experience, allowing consumers to enjoy 3D immediately. To make “3D” more accessible and friendly to everyone, CyberLink has announced the 3D Zone to provide a clear and concise guide to consumers about 3D Videos, Blu-ray 3D and how to setup 3D entertainment on PCs. To learn all about 3D Video and Blu-ray 3D and download the white paper, please visit 3D Zone:

The stereoscopic RealD Format is a patented side-by-side method for formatting 3D video. It utilizes a unique set of filters and other technologies to multiplex left eye and right eye 3D image streams into a single channel for delivery of high-definition progressive-scan or interlaced 3D video to a 3D-enabled display using today’s HD infrastructure, including existing HD set-top boxes and DVRs.