Cyberlink is set to launch several new TrueTheatre video-enhancing technologies into PowerDVD, including Noise Reduction, Video Stabiliser, Video Upscaling and FPS upscaling.
"Cyberlink, the Taiwanese outfit behind the popular PowerDVD software is about to launch some new technologies – we were given exclusive first access to its new Noise Reduction technologies, Video Stabiliser, Video Upscaling (re-engineered) and fps upsampling engines.
The products are still in the development stages – the noise reduction won’t be available until next year, we were told, so the technology was still a work in progress and “out of its PowerDVD wrapper”. Cyberlink is branding everything top to bottom to match its TrueTheatre range – if you’ve already seen PowerDVD 8 you’ll be aware of the TrueTheatre Surround audio upscaling option that’s already nosed its way in there.
First up, the TrueTheatre HD technology – this is the latest generation of Cyberlink's CLEV which is specifically designed to upgrade DVDs to HD resolutions while retaining the quality. Cyberlink admitted it would never be as good as an original HD print, however, it also will try to capitalise on the many DVDs already sold and many HDTVs currently being sold.
From the demo video, it looks pretty perfect (as we’d expect) although perhaps a little too sharp in some places. We were told that the sharpness and other factors were not a changeable setting, it was simply going to be an on or off option at the current time."