CyberLink has announced the release of CyberLink Media Suite 12, its vast and comprehensive collection of playback, editing and convent creation tools.
Highlights include new support for creating and playing back UltraHD 4K Video. The suite can now also play and convert H.265 content, and CyberLink claims new 64-bit video and photo editing engines deliver 3x faster rendering speed over the 32-bit versions.
There’s support for playing media directly from YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo and Flickr. The suite is better at handling MKV and FLV videos, as well as RAW photos, it can now convert video for playback on 100+ mobile devices, and there’s new support for AVCH 2.0 (3D/ Progressive).
The old Deluxe edition has been dropped, simplifying and streamlining the suite, which now comes in just two very similar versions.
CyberLink Media Suite Ultra ($129.95) is the base edition, with full and unrestricted versions of 12 CyberLink packages. PowerDVD 14 handles media playback, PowerDirector 12 and PhotoDirector 5 provide video and photo editing, PowerProducer 6 and Power2Go 9 cover disc authoring and burning, MediaEspresso 7 handles your media conversion needs, MediaShow 6 keeps your files organised, and WaveEditor 2, PowerBackup 2.6, PowerDVD Copy 1.5, Label Print 2.5 and Instant Burn 5.0 are also included.
CyberLink Media Suite Ultimate ($149.95) has precisely the same PC software, just adding three Content Packs (Holiday, Travel, Romance), and a trio of mobile apps. PowerDirector Mobile and a new PhotoDirector Mobile bring video and photo editing to Android and Windows 8 devices, while the new Power Media Player is a powerful player for Android, iOS and Windows 8.