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Corel Launches Free Service Pack for VideoStudio Pro X4 with Optimization for AMD Fusion Family of APUs

New Update Boosts Speed and Performance with Optimization for AMD Fusion Family of APUs

Ottawa, ON - June 14, 2011

Corel today released a free performance enhancer for Corel® VideoStudio® Pro X4. Taking advantage of the latest advancements in chip technology from processor heavyweight AMD, this update boosts the already impressive speed and functionality of VideoStudio Pro X4 to even greater levels. Service Pack 1 supports VideoStudio’s ongoing dedication to provide superior performance, ease-of-use and speed to customers seeking an affordable and intuitive consumer video editing solution.

By leveraging the advanced performance capabilities of AMD Fusion APUs (Accelerated Processing Units), which feature discrete-class GPU technology, Service Pack 1 provides X4 users with significant improvements for SD-to-HD upscaling and other AVCHD workflows. VideoStudio Pro X4, in combination with PCs powered by AMD’s latest processors, increased performance speed up 97% when going from SD video in MPEG-2 format to HD in H.264. Transcode speed is also increased by over 93% when going from 1920x1080 HD in MPEG-2 format to 1920x1080 HD in AVCHD format*.

“Corel is focused on delivering maximum usability and maximum AVCHD performance to our users and, optimizing for AMD Fusion APUs allows us to do just that, even for moderately-priced PCs,” said Greg Wood, Senior Product Marketing Manager for VideoStudio. “AMD’s latest processors deliver groundbreaking speed and functionality, which further accelerate the already high-performing X4, such that our internal benchmarks suggest we have the fastest AVCHD video transcode in consumer video editing. We’re confident our users will be very pleased with the overall product experience created by these performance enhancements, and frankly that’s our #1 goal.”

“HD video is already the expected norm for consumers, and the home PC is no exception to that transition,” said John Taylor, director of Client Product and Software Marketing, AMD (NYSE: AMD). “With Service Pack 1, VideoStudio Pro X4 can take advantage of extreme performance and brilliant HD functionality enabled by AMD A-Series APUs, rendering highly visual content in even highly mobile PC designs.”

In addition to the enhanced compatibility with new processors, Service Pack 1 also delivers a variety of fixes and enhancements including:

  • Increased H.264 file conversion quality
  • Broader support for digital 8 and Hi8 cameras
  • Improved MPEG-4 quality
  • Faster performance for filters including: Color Correction (White Balance, Auto Tone, Color Adjust), Advanced DeNoise, Anti-Shake, Auto Exposure and Auto Level.

For a complete description of Service Pack 1 filters please visit our website at www.corel.com/updates/vspx4_sp1. VideoStudio Pro X4 Service Pack 1 is available in the following languages: English, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, and Japanese.

About VideoStudio Pro X4

Launched in February 2011, VideoStudio Pro X4 is the newest version of Corel’s consumer video editing software. VideoStudio Pro X4 lets anyone create and share professional-quality videos. With outstanding speed and easy ways to bring great-looking movies to the screen, VideoStudio Pro X4 combines power and simplicity to break down the barriers to video editing.
To download a free, fully-functional trial version, or for more information about Corel VideoStudio Pro X4, please visit www.corel.com/videostudio.

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